Selma Bows On Blu-Ray May 5th

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Selma Bows On Blu-Ray May 5th

Selma, the rousing civil rights epic I crowned the best film of 2014, is finally making its way to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on May 5th, two weeks after it arrives on Digital HD platforms.

Ava DuVernay’s stunning depiction of how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led protesters from Selma to Montgomery to fight for equal voting rights is that rare biopic alive and responsive not only to the emotions of its time but also to how those emotions carry over to the modern era. It’s brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and passionately written, all of which have convinced me it will be hailed as a masterpiece in the years to come.

Paramount Home Media Distribution is handling the release. Full specs are below, and the amount of extras included make the Blu-Ray for Selma a must-buy. Look for it this May.

Hailed as “extraordinary” (David Denby, The New Yorker), “deeply moving” (Claudia Puig, USA Today) and “a triumph” (A.O. Scott, New York Times), director Ava DuVernay’s powerful drama SELMA debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD April 21, 2015.

Embraced by critics and audiences alike, SELMA was named one of the best films of the year by New York Times, New York Post, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and many more. The film was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture and won the Oscar® for Best Original Song for John Legend and Common’s compelling tribute “Glory.”

Director Ava DuVernay delivers the “definitive depiction of the 1960s American civil rights movement” (Lou Lumenick, New York Post) with the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary march.

David Oyelowo is “mesmerizing” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times) as Dr. King and leads an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey1, Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson2, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.3, Academy Award nominee Tim Roth4, Grammy®-winning artist Common5, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo, and Lorraine Toussaint.

SELMA will be available in a Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet™ that includes an in-depth exploration of the making of the film, historical newsreels, a video for the Academy Award-winning song “Glory,” featuring John Legend and Common, commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, a photo gallery and more.

SELMA Blu-ray Combo Pack

The SELMA Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film, as well as the following:

Blu-ray
· Feature film in high definition
· The Road to Selma
· Recreating Selma
· “Glory” Music Video featuring John Legend and Common
· Historical Newsreels
· Photo Gallery
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
· Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation
· Commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo
· Commentary by director Ava DuVernay, director of photography Bradford Young and editor Spencer Averick

DVD
· Feature film in standard definition
· National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
· Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation

The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.

SELMA Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition plus a look at the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute and Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation.

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