Posted Mon Mar 21, 2016 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The critically-acclaimed miniseries heads to Blu-ray in May.
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay says 'War & Peace' will arrive on Blu-ray on May 10.
The visually stunning, critically acclaimed eight- episode miniseries “War & Peace” starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper), Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” Cinderella), James Norton (Rush, Belle), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) and Brian Cox (Troy, “The Slap”) is directed by Tom Harper (“Misfits,” The Woman in Black 2), adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, “House of Cards”) and based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy (the novel “Anna Karenina”).
Made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, “War & Peace” is a classic production of one of the most famous stories of all time. In 1805 when we first meet Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton), they are all part of St Petersburg’s glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man, wants to change the world for the better. Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time Napoleon’s army edges ever closer to Russia’s borders. As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, lossless 5.1 audio, and will be loaded with bonus features including: From Page to Screen, The Read Through, Making the Music, Count Rostov’s Dance, Rundale Palace and What is “War & Peace”?
You can find the latest specs for 'War & Peace' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 10.
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