ALBERT NOBBS – Video On Demand, Pay-Per-View April 10; On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, On Demand May 15
Consumers looking to view one of the best performances of the year will have a chance to see Glenn Close in the celebrated three-time Oscar® nominee Albert Nobbs for a limited two week engagement on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View beginning April 10th through April 24th. The sneak peek will come one month ahead of the film’s debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download May 15th.
The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post), as Albert. An impressive supporting cast includes two-time Academy Award® nominee** Janet McTeer, along with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors”). Directed “with grit and grace” (Rolling Stone) by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), the film is based on the novella by Irish author George Moore and features a story by Istvan Szabo and screenplay by Gabriella Prekop, John Banville and Glenn Close. A critical favorite of the year, Albert Nobbs also earned multiple Golden Globe® nominations (for Close, McTeer and Best Original Song for “Lay Your Head Down”), in addition to its three Academy Award® nods for Close, McTeer and Best Achievement in Makeup. Albert Nobbs will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on May 15th, complete with an audio commentary and deleted scenes, for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $27.98, respectively.
In order to survive in 19th century Ireland, a woman must live and work as a man. But, some thirty years after first donning men’s clothing to fit into her surroundings, Albert Nobbs (Close), finds herself trapped inside a prison of her own making.
*Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The World According to Garp, 1982; The Big Chill, 1983; The Natural, 1984; Best Actress in a Leading Role, Fatal Attraction, 1987; Dangerous Liaisons, 1988; Albert Nobbs, 2011
**Best Actress in a Leading Role, Tumbleweeds, 1999; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Albert Nobbs, 2011
BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
- Deleted scenes
- Audio commentary
*Subject to change
Rodrigo Garcia - Mother and Child, Passengers, HBO’s “In Treatment,” HBO’s “Six Feet Under”
Glenn Close – TV’s “Damages,” TV’s “The Shield,” Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, The Big Chill
Mia Wasikowska - Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right, Defiance, HBO’s “In Treatment”
Aaron Johnson - Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy, The Greatest, The Illusionist, Shanghai Knights
Janet McTeer - The Woman in Black, Tideland, Waking the Dead, Tumbleweeds, Velvet Goldmine
Pauline Collins - Paradise Road, Shirley Valentine, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Brenda Fricker - Cloudburst, A Time to Kill, Angels in the Outfield, My Left Foot
With Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Showtime’s “The Tudors,” From Paris with Love, Mission: Impossible III, Match Point, Velvet Goldmine
And Brendan Gleeson - Safe House, The Guard, the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, Gangs of New York
Year of Production: 2011
Title Copyright: © 2011 Morrison Films / Chrysalis Films. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical release
Rating: R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language
Closed Captioned: Blu-ray – English SDH
DVD – English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.35:1)
Feature Running Time: 113 minutes
DVD Audio Status: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio