REVIEW: THE IRON LADY
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of THE IRON LADY, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep (SOPHIE’S CHOICE, KRAMER VS. KRAMER) as former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher. Considered by many to be the greatest living film actress, Streep has received an astonishing 17 Oscar® nominations over the course of her career, including a 2012 Oscar® nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Thatcher in THE IRON LADY. Streep won a 2012 Golden Globe® award for this role, and received a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination as well. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (MAMMA MIA!) from a screenplay by Abi Morgan (SHAME), THE IRON LADY heads to retail on April 10, 2012.
The THE IRON LADY Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD special features include a “The Making of The Iron Lady” featurette and four mini-featurettes, including “Recreating the Young Margaret Thatcher,” “Battle in the House of Commons,” “Costume Design: Pearls and Power Suits,” and “Denis: The Man Behind the Woman.” Note: Special features are subject to change.
The most celebrated actress of our time stars as the most powerful woman of her time. Oscar® winning Meryl Streep, the most nominated performer in Academy Award® history, delivers the definitive portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the enigmatic, highly controversial figure who became the first and only female Prime Minister of England. Much more than a biographical epic, THE IRON LADY is also the surprisingly intimate journey of a “common” grocer’s daughter whose social ambition and steel will —along with the love of her husband and confidant, Denis (Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent) — propelled her to unprecedented power in a world dominated by men.
Combining fact, fiction and poetic flight of imagination into a new breed of biopic, director Phyllida Lloyd (MAMMA MIA) creates a piercing portrait which reveals the many faces of Margaret Thatcher: the hard-nosed conservative; the woman who demolished the barriers of gender and class in a male-dominated world; the spirited wife and mother who longed to change her country for the better. Exposing the private life behind the headlines, THE IRON LADY is a moving journey into the heart of an extraordinary, complex woman.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.35:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Dolby Digital
in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes
English and Spanish subtitles.
2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Subtitles - English Spanish Optional
“The Making of The Iron Lady” featurette
“Recreating the Young Margaret
“Battle in the House of
“Costume Design: Pearls and Power
“Denis: The Man Behind the Woman.”
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