Culver City, Calif. (March 1, 2010) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment presents the majestic release of "The Young Victoria," coming to Blu-ray Disc & DVD April 20, 2010.
Golden Globe-winner, Emily Blunt (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, "Gideon's Daughter," 2005, "The Devil Wears Prada") delivers a grand performance as a burgeoning and fiery young Queen who is dealing with the tumultuous first few years of her reign. The dashing Rupert Friend ("Pride & Prejudice") plays Prince Albert, the suitor who is determined to win her heart and becomes her steadfast partner in one of history's greatest romances that's never been told until now in this epic tale of rule and romance.
Set amongst the politics and intrigue of the 18th century English court, this love story also features Paul Bettany -("Iron Man," "The DaVinci Code") as Victoria's confidant and court advisor, as well as the talents of Academy Award nominee Miranda Richardson (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "Damage," 1993; Best Actress in a Leading Role, "Tom & Viv," 1995), Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Iris," 2002), Mark Strong ("Sherlock Holmes," "Tristan & Isolde") and Thomas Kretschmann ("Valkyrie"). The film was written by Academy Award-winner, Julian Fellowes (Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, "Gosford Park," 2002), produced by Academy Award®-winning producer-director, Martin Scorsese (Best Achievement in Directing, "The Departed," 2007) and The Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson.
"The Young Victoria" is up for three Academy Award nominations in Art Direction (Patrice Vermett and Maggie Gray), Costume Design (Sandy Powell) and Make-up (John Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore). Emily Blunt also received a nomination for the 2009 Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama for her leading role in "The Young Victoria."
Special features include four featurettes as well as deleted and extended scenes. In addition, the Blu-ray Disc features movieIQ+sync, which allows the user to access real time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie via BD-Live. The Young Victoria DVD will be available on Blu-ray for $34.95 SRP and the DVD for $27.96 SRP.
Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend star in the lavish historical drama, "The Young Victoria." Resolved to establish her authority over those who rule in her stead, a young and inexperienced Queen Victoria (Blunt) draws strength from the love of Albert (Friend), the handsome prince who's stolen her heart. Based on the courtship and early resign of England's longest-serving monarch, The Young Victoria is a majestic tale of romance, intrigue and power.
Blu-ray & DVD Special Features:
--Deleted & Extended Scenes
Making of The Young Victoria
The Real Queen Victoria
--Lavish History: A look at the Costumes and Locations