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UHE Press Release: Ammonite (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER KATE WINSLET
AND ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE SAOIRSE RONAN
DELIVER MESMERIZING PERFORMANCES IN THE PRESTIGE FILM
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BRING HOME NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT WITH CAST AND CREW DIVING DEEPER INTO THE SENSATIONAL STORY

“A ROMANCE FOR THE AGES” – MARK OLSEN, LOS ANGELES TIMES

OWN IT ON DIGITAL, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JANUARY 12, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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Universal City, California, January 7, 2021 – A passionate and all-consuming love affair changes the lives of two 19th century women in AMMONITE, written and directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), the extraordinary film arrives on Digital, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand January 12, 2021 from NEON and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Proclaimed as “captivating” (Clayton Davis, Variety), AMMONITE brings Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, Titanic) and Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, Ladybird) together in an “undeniable and electric” (David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly) love affair between two women from utterly different worlds where "Winslet and Ronan are beautifully matched" (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times). Hailed by critics as “one of the best performances of Kate Winslet’s career” (Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com), AMMONITE’s release on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast and crew taking audiences on a beautiful behind-the-scenes journey into the making of this remarkable film.

In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.

Alongside Winslet and Ronan, AMMONITE features incredible must-see performances from the entire cast including Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’ Diary franchise, Sense & Sensibility), James McArdle (, Mary Queen of Scots), Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country, “Strike Back”) and Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve,”Colette). The “exquisite” (BBC) film comes from Academy Award®-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, the filmmakers behind The King’s Speech, Lion and Widows, and producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth).

With the purchase of AMMONITE on disc or digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards special rewards via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, signed collectables, box sets, win exclusive prizes and more! For FREE registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
  • The Making of AMMONITE: Stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan join filmmakers to discuss how they were able to convey the extraordinary depth of the film’s two main characters, Mary Anning and Charlotte Murchison.
AMMONITE will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu and Fiona Shaw
Casting Director: Fiona Weir
Composers: Dustin O’Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
Sound Designer: Johnnie Burn
Hair and Make-Up Designer: Ivana Primorac
Costume Designer: Michael O’Connor
Production Designer: Sarah Finlay
Film Editor: Chris Wyatt
Directory of Photography: Stéphane Fontaine, AFC
Co-Producers: Rob How, Nicky Earnshaw
Executive Producers: Simon Gillis, Mary Burke, Rose Garnett, Zygi Kamasa
Produced By: Iain Canning p.g.a, Emile Sherman p.g.a, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly p.g.a
Written and Directed By: Francis Lee

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: January 12, 2021
Selection Number: 36214923 (US) / 32214781 (CDN)
Layers: BD-25
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: Rated R for graphic sexuality, some graphic nudity and brief language
Languages/Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Run Time: 1:57:40

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: January 12, 2021
Selection Number: 36214988 (US) / 32214780 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: Rated R for graphic sexuality, some graphic nudity and brief language
Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 5,1 Surround
Run Time: 1:57:40




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