|Out on:||Blu-Ray 31st May 2021
DVD 31st May 2021
DAKOTA FANNING’S PERIOD ROMANCE GETS A LAVISH DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION RELEASE
STAR-STUDDED EMMA THOMPSON-SCRIPTED VICTORIAN BIOPIC RELEASED AS A SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION ON BLU-RAY & DVD 31ST MAY 2021.
Sovereign is proud to announce the return of EFFIE GRAY, the true story of a scandal that shocked Victorian England, on 31st May as a special edition Dual Format Blu-Ray and DVD, loaded with extras and complete with a booklet featuring Historical Notes written by Historian Robert Hewison and Dr. Suzanne Fagence Cooper.
Nineteen-year-old Effie Gray marries esteemed art critic John Ruskin, a cold and distant man who, seemingly repelled by his young bride, refuses to consummate their marriage. Neglected and shunned, and her health suffering from the strain of the crumbling relationship, Effie defies Victorian society by striking up a friendship with one of Ruskin’s acolytes, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood painter John Everett Millais. It’s friendship that blossoms into something else, that sends shockwaves through polite society.
When EFFIE GRAY was first released in 2014, Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian said it was ‘the film to watch’. Directed by BAFTA winner Richard Laxton (Him & Her), and written by and co-starring Oscar-winning script writer and actress Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Howard’s End), the film also stars Dakota Fanning (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood) as the titular character caught in a scandalous love triangle.
The film features a truly sterling ensemble cast including Greg Wise (Cranford) as Ruskin, David Suchet (Poirot) as Ruskin’s father, and Tom Sturridge (Vanity Fair) as Millais, with supporting roles from BAFTA winners James Fox (The Servant), Robbie Coltrane (Cracker) and Julie Walters (Educating Rita).
Exquisitely made, with a witty and acerbic script exploring Victorian social and sexual mores, EFFIE GRAY is a sumptuous treat, that will delight fans of Rebecca, Bridgerton and Pride and Prejudice, who can watch the film on streaming platforms, or buy it to own in a lavish new special edition dual format Blu-ray + DVD.
COLLECTOR'S EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:
-2-disc Dual Format Blu Ray and DVD
-The Making of Effie Gray
-The Costumes of Effie Gray (Designed by two-time Academy Award nominee Ruth Myers)
-Interviews with the Cast
-US TV Spots
-Audio 5.1 Surround and Stereo
-Subtitles: English H.O.H
-Four Art Cards
-36 Page Collector's Booklet featuring Historical Notes written by Historian Robert Hewison and Dr. Suzanne Fagence Cooper
EFFIE GRAY IS AVAILABLE NOW IN VIRTUAL CINEMAS AND ON DEMAND, AND AS A SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION DUAL FORMET BLU-RAY & DVD FROM 31ST MAY
For further information, please contact:
Sadari Cunningham: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT SOVEREIGN FILM DISTRIBUTION
Sovereign Film Distribution aims to release auteur driven feature films in the UK from exciting emerging and established international talent. Our carefully curated titles have played to strong critical and audience acclaim, often premiering at renowned international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Venice and many more. The first four titles released by Sovereign are: Philippine crime drama ‘VERDICT ’, which received the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the 76th Venice Film Festival; historical drama ‘MALMKROG’ which won Best Director in the Encounter section at opened the 70th Berlin Film Festival; Argentine psychological thriller ‘A COMMON CRIME’ which received its world premiere at the 70th Berlin Film Festival; and Peruvian drama ‘SONG WITHOUT A NAME’ which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and has been the recipient of numerous other festival awards and accolades.
Sovereign Film Distribution is part of Sovereign Media Group, an experienced and established UK based media and entertainment company committed to telling important and relevant stories across film, theatre, music and the arts with cultural links to our past, present and future. Since establishing Sovereign Films, their productions include Palme d’Or winner ‘The Tree of Life’ (3 Oscar nominations), starring Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt; ‘Effie Gray’, starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters; and ‘Voyage of Time’ with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. Their upcoming productions including ‘Memoria’ from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton; and ‘Triangle of Sadness’ starring Woody Harrelson from acclaimed director Ruben Ostlund (winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or for ‘The Square’).