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The King´s Speech Blu-ray Gets More Extras

Posted March 8, 2011 06:39 AM by Juan Calonge

Anchor Bay EntertainmentAnchor Bay Home Entertainment has added a couple of bullet points to the extras list for The King's Speech, which is scheduled for Blu-ray release on April 19. This movie about the true story of King George VI and his struggle with a speech impediment won four Academy Awards: best picture; actor in a leading role (Colin Firth); directing; and original screenplay.

Full special features include:
  • Audio commentary with director Tom Hooper
  • Making of Featurette: An Inspirational Story of an Unlikely Friendship
  • Q&A with the director and the cast including Colin Firth
  • Speeches from the real King George VI
  • The real Lionel Logue highlights




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News comments (25 comments)



K i r a
  Mar 08, 2011
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The more the merrier. I know I won't stammer to pick it up Day One!

mishal
  Mar 08, 2011
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I thought the only Extra would be adding the Oscar award wins on the cover. Nevertheless, this movie is a no-brainer day 1 pick for me.

HumanMedia
  Mar 08, 2011
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I wonder if the USA Blu-ray will have those controversial swear words censored?
And I wonde if the UK Blu-ray wil not?

killermike2178
  Mar 08, 2011
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Well, it appears to be the R-rated version, which will have the swear scenes intact and...t!t$.
Snake in my Boots
  Mar 08, 2011
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Stupid question: R or PG-13 cut?
reidw
  Mar 08, 2011
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Nice to see a few more special features but I was really hoping that they would be including highlights of their Oscar winners' acceptance speeches. I guess they're saving that for next year's Ultimate Collectors Edition.
BrowncoatJedi
  Mar 08, 2011
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Have fun watching a glorified Masterpiece Theatre, guys.

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DragosC
  Mar 08, 2011
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Should be a great buy. Will wait for the review to give the go-ahead though.

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denger76
  Mar 08, 2011
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Day one purchase for me! Best picture of the year actually won the Oscar for Best Picture - it happens once or twice a decade!
NYorker
  Mar 08, 2011
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@BrowncoatJedi

Some of us did see it and did enjoy it...

MikeScott
  Mar 08, 2011
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Snake in my Boots,

I'm betting they'll include both versions.

Morkna
  Mar 08, 2011
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I'm waiting for it to come to the local dollar theater to check it out. I don't think it would be worth a purchase only because it doesn't look like something I would watch more than once.

giannirenna
  Mar 08, 2011
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I don't think the pg-13 version will be included at all. I hope so at least, it was just a ploy to make more money. I'm glad to see more features added.
Abu 1 2
  Mar 08, 2011
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Nice! now if they could only change out that hideous hallmark movie cover. how could anyone pick that over the original one-sheet???

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repete66211
  Mar 08, 2011
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Ah, PBScapism at its finest! :-P

I really liked this movie, but I don't think it's escaped anyone that there seems to be a strange fetish in the US when it comes to British movies. A movie featuring British royalty seems to be a slam dunk for Oscar contention. It doesn't even matter if you fictionalize some, most or all of it or leave out critical info (i.e. Nazi appeasement). I love my British TV and quite a few British movies, but the American hard-on for *royalty* seems a bit obtuse considering we're a democratic republic. Our traditional belief in self-determination seems counter to the idea of divine right and the very definition of silver spoon entitlement.

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nathanp
  Mar 08, 2011
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I wonder if it's too late to change that fugly box art, the movie did win Best Picture after all and deserves better than that surely.

kopkiwi
  Mar 08, 2011
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Day 1. This movie was fantastic.

Mel823
  Mar 08, 2011
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I already had this movie pre-ordered(along with Captain Planet and the Planeteers) so the more features, the better.

I didn't know there was a PG-13 version.

@reidw Including the Oscar speeches would have been nice. In my opinion, TKS winners had the best of the night.
Snake in my Boots
  Mar 08, 2011
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Mike scott, one would hope, but I have a nagging sense of a double dip, even though it appears only one scene was edited out. Simple menu choice and navigation correction would seem ideal.

Russell_L
  Mar 08, 2011
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SWEET!!!

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Mao
  Mar 08, 2011
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This artwork is the latest studio ad campaign, so hardly a step in the wrong direction with wildly off-base art. Nonetheless, I'm always curious that people even care about artwork at all, given that there are dozens of custom Blu-Ray art sites on the net. If I don't care for something, I change it.

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repete66211
  Mar 09, 2011
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@Mao: I'm with you. I don't care a great deal about art (except my Criterions) but why use this picture instead of the artwork used when the movie was in theaters? Using recognizable faces on the box in place of artwork is nothing new, but it's so obviously a cheap marketing ploy aimed at impulse buying that I hate to encourage it with a purchase.
Daytripper
  Mar 09, 2011
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@BrowncoatJedi, clearly you've never seen Masterpiece Theater. But thanks for trolling just the same.

killermike2178
  Mar 13, 2011
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@BrowncoatJedi Have fun watching that pretentious crap movie that just so happens to be about the guy(s) who created Facebook, trollio.

RonSwanson
  Mar 21, 2011
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don't listen to @BrowncoatJedi.....he just goes on this site to give 0.5 star reviews to movie he hates (if he has even seen them...doesn't sound like it from the reviews)....though interestingly he did give a movie 5 stars - Contact. Contact....yeah, the one with Jodie Foster. I mean, I liked it well enough...but...

He likes Contact more than King's Speech...so he's pretty much worthy of the ignore button.


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