Belle Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

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Gugu Mabatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Matthew Goode star in the 18th century drama Belle. See the release date, cover art, and bonus features for Belle below. Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Wilkinson) and his wife (Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. Belle is available for pre-order.

Belle Blu-rayRelease Date: August 26, 2014 (DVD, Blu-ray)
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Genre: Drama
Director: Amma Asante
Screenwriter: Misan Sagay
Cast: Gugu Mabatha-Raw, Sam Reid, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Miranda Richardson, Matthew Goode, Amma Asante, Misan Sagay
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
MPAA Rating: (PG) for thematic elements, some language and brief smoking images.

Plot Summary

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Features

BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Belle: The Story
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw Breakout Role
  • The Power of Belle
  • From Painting to Screen
  • The History Behind the Painting
  • Stills Gallery
  • Digital Copy

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Photos

Belle Blu-ray cover art

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