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The king's speech [videorecording] /

by Firth, Colin [act]; Rush, Geoffrey [act]; Bonham Carter, Helena [act]; Pearce, Guy [act]; Spall, Timothy [act]; Jacobi, Derek [act]; Ehle, Jennifer [act]; Andrews, Anthony [act]; Bloom, Claire [act]; Best, Eve [act]; Gambon, Michael [act]; Canning, Iain [pro]; Sherman, Emile [pro]; Unwin, Gareth [pro]; Seidler, David [aus]; Hooper, Tom [drt]; Desplat, Alexandre [cmp]; Weinstein Company; UK Film Council; Momentum Pictures; Aegis Film Fund; Molinare (Firm); London Filmation Entertainment; See-Saw Films; Bedlam Productions; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Beverly Hills, CA : Weinstein Company Home Entertainment ; distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2011Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English with optional Spanish subtitles; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 5/19/2011 (snl)BRA $19.99 5/19/2011Rental $19.99 5/19/2011Uniform titles: King's speech (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952 -- Drama | Logue, Lionel, 1880-1953 -- Drama | Speech therapists -- Australia -- Drama | Speech therapy -- Great Britain -- Drama | Speech disorders -- Patients -- Drama | Biographical films | Historical films | Feature films | Fiction films | Feature films -- Great Britain | Feature films -- Australia | Feature films -- United States | Video recordings for the hearing impairedAwards: Academy Awards, 2010: Best picture, best director, best leading actor (Firth), best screenplay.Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, Clair Bloom, Eve Best, Michael Gambon.Summary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 5/19/2011 (snl)

BRA $19.99 5/19/2011

Rental $19.99 5/19/2011

DVD, anamorphic widescreen 1.78:1, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1.

In English with optional Spanish subtitles; optionally subtitled in English for the hearing impaired.

Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, Clair Bloom, Eve Best, Michael Gambon.

Editor, Tariq Anwar ; music, Alexandre Desplat ; director of photography, Danny Cohen.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.

MPAA rating: R; for some language.

Academy Awards, 2010: Best picture, best director, best leading actor (Firth), best screenplay.

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.

Special features: Featured commentary with director Tom Hooper ; The king's speech: and inspirational story of an unlikely friendship ; Q & A with the director and cast ; Speeches from the real King George VI ; The real Lionel Logue ; The Stuttering Foundation (Public service announcement)

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