Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have just announced the home entertainment release of the critically acclaimed comedy/drama Philomena, directed by Stephen Frears, scheduling the release of April.
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption.Â Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story.Â Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son.Â As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship.Â Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith ”˜The Lost Child of Philomena Lee‘, the film adaptation has been hailed as “a triumph for Judi Dench.Â
Arriving on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, the release will also contain
special features, such as A Conversation with Judi Dench, The Real Philomena Lee, a Q&A with Steve Coogan and a Commentary Track with Steve Coogan and Screenwriter Jeff Pope.
“Philomena” will be in stores on April 15 for $34.99 on Blu-Ray Disc with UltraViolet Digital HD copy, and $29.99 on DVD.