Kings Speech

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The story of king george VI of britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Specifications

Studio Tcfhe/anchor Bay/starz
SKU 219782853
UPC 013132313092
UPC 14 00013132313092
Format DVD
Release Date 6/17/2014
Rating Rating
Keywords
Doctors
Friendships
Historical
Period Piece
Physically Impaired
Royalty
Editors Note
Note Emmy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (JOHN ADAMS) teams with screenwriter David Seidler (TUCKER: A MAN AND HIS DREAMS) to tell the story of King George VI. When his older brother abdicates the throne, nervous-mannered successor George "Bertie" VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly dons the crown. Though his stutter soon raises concerns about his leadership skills, King George VI eventually comes into his own with the help of unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Before long the king and Lionel have forged an unlikely bond, a bond that proves to have real strength when the United Kingdom is forced to flex its international might.
Reviews
Hollywood Reporter "Rush is absolutely wonderful....Carter is a revelation here..." 11/24/2010
Movieline "[A] direct and heartfelt piece of work....Extraordinary in the way it cuts to the core of human frustration and feelings of inadequacy, reminding us how universal those feelings are." 11/24/2010
Box Office 5 stars out of 5 -- "With first rate performances from an A-list cast, the handsome period piece THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most accessibly entertaining films of its kind in years." 09/14/2010
Entertainment Weekly "Firth's triumph is seamlessly lined to his generous give-and-take with Rush and Bonham Carter....THE KING'S SPEECH is simultaneously cozy and majestic." -- Grade: B 12/30/2010
Washington Post 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Firth has mastered what may be the most crucial ineffable element of acting: withholding everything from viewers save that tiniest, most crucial sliver of humanity to which they can completely relate." 12/17/2010
Los Angeles Times "[The] actors completely inhabit their absorbing roles, relishing the opportunity their exchanges provide and adding unlooked-for layers to a complicated human relationship." 11/26/2010
Wall Street Journal "THE KING'S SPEECH is one of the most pleasurable movies to come along in years....And the depth of feeling in Tom Hooper's film is matched by the breadth of its appeal." 11/26/2010
USA Today "Firth invests his repressed character with nuance, dignity and humor, leaving an indelible impression." 11/26/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 4 -- "[R]ich in period detail....A superior historical drama and a powerful personal one.." 12/15/2010
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE KING'S SPEECH -- a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast -- digs vibrant human drama out of the dry dust of history." 11/24/2010
New York Times "[A] buddy story about aggressively charming opposites....[With] two solid leads and standout support from Mr. Pearce." 11/25/2010
Actors
Helena Bonham-Carter
Colin Firth
Michael Gambon
Geoffrey Rush
Cast & Crew
Helena Bonham-Carter - Star
Colin Firth - Star
Michael Gambon - Star
Geoffrey Rush - Star
Guy Pearce - Star
Jennifer Ehle - Star
Timothy Spall - Star
Derek Jacobi - Star
Patrick Ryecart - Co-Star
Dick Ward - Co-Star
John Warnaby - Co-Star
Orlando Wells - Co-Star
Robert Portal - Co-Star
Adrian Scarborough - Co-Star
Eve Best - Co-Star
Paul Trussell - Co-Star
Andrew Havill - Co-Star
Tim Downie - Co-Star
Charles Armstrong - Co-Star
Jake Hathaway - Co-Star
Richard Dixon - Co-Star
Calum Gittins - Co-Star
Dominic Applewhite - Co-Star
Ben Wimsett - Co-Star
Freya Wilson - Co-Star
Ramona Marquez - Co-Star
Teresa Gallagher - Co-Star
Danny Emes - Co-Star
Roger Parrott - Co-Star
Roger Hammond - Co-Star
Simon Chandler - Co-Star
Scarlett Mackmin - Choreographer
Erica Bensly - Production Manager/UPM
John Albasiny - Co-Star
Anthony Andrews - Co-Star
David Bamber - Co-Star
Claire Bloom - Co-Star
David Seidler - Screenwriter
Alexandre Desplat - Composer
John Midgley - Sound
Danny Cohen - Director of Photography
David Hindle - Supervising Art Director
Maggie Rodford - Music Director
Frances Hannon - Makeup
Frances Hannon - Hairstylist
Tom Hooper - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00013132313092
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 119 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  
Awards
Oscar (2011) Colin Firth, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,Danny Cohen, Nominee, Best Achievement in Cinematography,David Seidler, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen,Geoffrey Rush, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role,Iain Canning et al., Nominee, Best Motion Picture of the Year
Golden Globe (2011) Colin Firth, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,David Seidler, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Motion Picture,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Kings Speech, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama,Tom Hooper, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild (2011) Geoffrey Rush, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role,Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role,Kings Speech, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource New York, Observer
Review The King's Speech is a masterpiece...This true story, impeccably directed by Tom Hooper (13 Emmys for TV's John Adams miniseries) from an exemplary, well-researched screenplay by David Seidler, is a history lesson with warm, heart-rending humor that centers on the quirky relationship between England's beloved King George VI (Colin Firth, in the performance of a lifetime) and his irreverent, unconventional Australian speech teacher, a failed Shakespearean actor named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). The film is a colossal triumph on so many levels that it's a challenge to know how to begin to describe it...It's an epic story, but the regal pomp and pageantry are never intrusive. Even with his inventive staging and surprising visuals, Director Hooper keeps everything as real and natural as breathing. The majestic cast is overwhelming...The King's Speech has left me speechless.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Rex Reed
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com It's a warm, richly funny and highly enjoyable human stor...
Joe Morgenstern,Wall Street Journal It's a rare combination of crowd-pleaser and triumphant artistry.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post ...an intelligent, winning drama fit for a king...
Lou Lumenick, New York Post Old-school filmmaking at its bes...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone a crowning achievement powered by a dream cast...

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