Blu-ray, DVD Release: My Week With Marilyn

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 13, 2012
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99
Studio: The Weinstein Company/Anchor Bay Entertainment


My Week With MarilynNominated for two Academy Awards, My Week With Marilyn got plenty of acclaim when it was in theaters but was screened in only a limited release.

The independent film, which grossed $13 million at the box office, stars Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) as the titular blonde bombshell and Kenneth Branagh (Pirate Radio) as actor Sir Laurence Olivier. Both were nominated for Oscars for their performances.

My Week With Marilyn Blu-ray boxIn the drama movie, Marilyn Monroe makes her first trip to London to film The Prince and the Showgirl with Olivier. There, she befriends Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne, Glorious 39), the film’s third assistant director, but as their relationship progresses, he begins to focus less on the movie and more on rescuing Marilyn from the pressures of celebrity life.

Julia Ormond (The Music Never Stopped) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) also star in My Week With Marilyn, which is based on the memoir by Colin Clark.

Rated R, the biography film was praised by critics mostly for Williams’ performance. Entertainment Weekly‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum called her “a wonder,” and Sarasota Herald-Tribune‘s Christopher Lloyd said she’s “transformative.”

Check out the movie’s trailer:


 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.