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BVHE Press Release: The Tempest (Blu-ray)

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 17 2011 - 08:07 AM


From the visionary Director Julie Taymor (Frida) comes a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece in the visually stunning and innovative feature film THE TEMPEST.  Available nationwide on Blu-ray™, DVD, Movie Download, and On-Demand on September 13, 2011.

Film Synopsis: This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) leading a star-studded cast including Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek) and Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera (Mirren) conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. Directed by Julie Taymor (Frida) — and complete with exclusive bonus features — The Tempest, with its innovative twist, is a supernatural dramedy filled with Shakespearean villains, lovers and fools that will leave you spellbound.

U.S. Release Date: September 13, 2011 (Direct Prebook July 19, 2011/ Distributor Prebook August 2, 2011)

Rating: PG 13 - for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images

Feature Run Time: Approximately 110-minutes

Release Format: Blu-ray™, DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand

Suggested Retail Price: 
1-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S. 1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S.
Movie Download High Definition = $39.99 U.S. Movie Download Standard Definition = $29.99 U.S. On-Demand = for pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary with Director Julie Taymor    Russell Brand Rehearsal Riff O MISTRESS MINE Reeve Carney Music Video And more!

Talent: Helen Mirren (The Debt, State of PlayThe Queen) Russell Brand (Get Him To The GreekForgetting Sarah Marshall) Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s ApprenticePrince of Persia, An Education) Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,” It’s Complicated) Chris Cooper (Remember MeThe Kingdom) David Straitharn (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Julie Taymor (Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark)

Producers: Julie Taymor (Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) Ronald Bozeman (Confessions of a Shopaholic)



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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   SD_Brian


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Posted March 17 2011 - 02:26 PM

Being a "smaller" title, I'm surprised they are announcing the release this far out.  Also, I'm surprised it's not coming out sooner than September.

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted March 17 2011 - 06:17 PM

Agreed it is an odd announcement, unless they're trying to cash in somehow on Taymor's SPIDER-MAN musical notoriety (in which case get the DVD/BD out there pronto; the movie received a minimal release.)

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 07 2011 - 02:28 PM

Here are some clips:


Strange Bedfellows


Asleep in the Woods

A New Wardrobe

Ring of Fire