Studio Canal have revealed that they are preparing a Blu-ray release of acclaimed director Stephen Frears' (The Grifters, Dangerous Liaisons) Dirty Pretty Things (2002), starring Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Sophie Okonedo. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is June 11th.
Dirty Pretty Things tells the story of two immigrants who learn that everything is for sale in London's secret underworld. Part of an invisible working class, Nigerian exile Okwe (Ejiofor) and Turkish chambermaid Senay (Tautou) toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Then late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know.
Note: In 2003, Dirty Pretty Things won four British Independent Film Awards, including Best British Independent Film and Best Director.
Great film! This was the first film I saw Chiwetel Ejiofor in. I've been pleased to see him in so many films since. He always delivers a stellar performance. I'll be replacing my DVD with this sooner rather than later, especially if the tech specs are right.