War & Peace: The complete miniseries available on Blu-ray and DVD May 10th

"One of the most ambitious TV projects since 'Game of Thrones."
New York Post

"Gorgeous and gripping, the latest adaptation of Tolstoy's classic tale of imperial Russia is mandatory viewing."
Entertainment Weekly

TORONTO, May 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The visually stunning, critically acclaimed eight- episode miniseries "War & Peace" starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper), Lily James ("Downton Abbey," Cinderella), James Norton (Rush, Belle), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files," "The Fall") and Brian Cox (Troy, "The Slap") arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. "War & Peace" is directed by Tom Harper ("Misfits," The Woman in Black 2), adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones's Diary, "House of Cards") and based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy (the novel "War & Peace").

Made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, "War & Peace" is a classic production of one of the most famous stories of all time. In 1805 when we first meet Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton), they are all part of St Petersburg's glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia's richest man, wants to change the world for the better. Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time Napoleon's army edges ever closer to Russia's borders. As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.

"War & Peace" will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on May 10, 2016 for the suggested retail price of $59.99 and $49.98 respectively. Featuring all eight episodes of the miniseries, "War & Peace" is loaded with bonus features including: From Page to Screen, The Read Through, Making the Music, Count Rostov's Dance, Rundale Palace and What is "War & Peace"?

To learn more about the film, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com.

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob's tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 351 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING'S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW, CAROL, MACBETH and THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Upcoming releases include SING STREET and THE FOUNDER.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, Under The Gunn, and Threads. Scripted series include John Fusco's Marco Polo with Netflix, going into its second season, and War & Peace, which debuts on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016. Other recent TWC television productions include Mob Wives, Million Dollar ShoppersRodeo Girls, Cement Heads and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor. Scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments, Daniel Stashower's The Hour of Peril and military drama Six. TWC also developed Nanny Diaries and produced The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

War & Peace Blu-ray            
Street Date: May 10, 2016
BD64436
01313264436380
Color
14 A Canadian rating
English 5.1 DTSHD-MA
English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
Spanish Subtitles
Widescreen Presentation
Episodes 1-8: 16X9 (1.78)
Region A
BD 50
SRP $59.99

War & Peace DVD
Street Date: May 10, 2016
WC64435
01313264435680
Color
14a Canadian rating
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
Spanish Subtitles
Widescreen Presentation
Episodes 1-8: 16X9 (1.78)
Region 1
DVD 9
SRP $49.98

SOURCE Anchor Bay Entertainment

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