Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings Molière to DVD

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just unveiled plans to bring Laurent Tirard acclaimed film Molière to DVD in January.

The movie imagines what happened in a period that is undocumented in famous French playwright Molière’s own biography: the years between his release from prison in 1645 at age 22 – because his theatre company went bankrupt and he could not pay his debts – and his return to Paris 13 years later after a triumphant career as a traveling playwright and actor.

The film focuses on Molière’s relationship with Monsieur Jourdain, a rich bourgeois who wants to learn how to act. Jourdain’s wife Elmire catches the eye of Molière, while Jourdain himself becomes enamoured of the young Celimene.

“Molière” will feature an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the film, complete with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio. As extras you will find a Commentary Track by director Laurent Tirard on the disc, as well as a Making Of Featurette called “The Making of Molière.”

“Molière” is scheduled for release on January 22 for $29.95.

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