Monday, October 30, 2017

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Proudly Presents "Victoria & Abdul" in Digital and Blu-ray



From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Victoria & Abdul
JUDI DENCH IS QUEEN VICTORIA IN THE ENDEARING TALE OF HISTORY'S MOST UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIP

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DECEMBER 5, 2017 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD DECEMBER 19, 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Victoria finds unexpected companionship with a humble servant in the heartwarming and uplifting story, Victoria & Abdul, coming to Digital on December 5, 2017 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on December 19, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena), this emotional film features stunning and witty performances from Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love, Philomena), Ali Fazal (Furious 7), Eddie Izzard (Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen), Addel Akhtar (The Dictator, The Big Sick) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter franchise). Victoria & Abdul beautifully depicts an unusual bond between two unlikely people from opposite worlds.

Victoria & Abdul is the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that the Queen's inner circle attempts to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, and Michael Gambon
Music By: Thomas Newman
Makeup and Hair Designer: Daniel Phillips
Costume Designer: Consolata Boyle
Production Designer: Alan MacDonald
Editor: Melanie Ann Oliver, ACE
Production Designer: Alan MacDonald
Director of Photography: Danny Cohen, BSC
Executive Producers: Lee Hall, Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin, Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer
Based On The Book By: Shrabani Basu
Screenplay By: Lee Hall
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Beeban Kidron, Tracey Seaward
Directed By: Stephen Frears

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