Blu-ray, DVD Release: Anna Karenina

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 19, 2013
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Anna KareninaThe 2012 movie based on the classic novel by Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina stars Keira Knightley (A Dangerous Method) as the titular Russian aristocrat.

The film is the third partnership of Knightley and director Joe Wright, who previously helmed the actress in Atonement and Pride & Prejudice.

In taking on Tolstoy’s book, Wright tells the story of Knightley’s Karenina, a late-19th-century Russian aristocrat married to one of Russia’s most esteemed men (Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes). Karenina feels an immediate spark when she meets cavalry officer Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Savages) and the two begin a passionate affair that shocks the nation.

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), Anna Karenina got mixed reviews when it was in theaters, where it ran on a limited number of screens. The R-rated period film, which also stars Kelly Macdonald (The Decoy Bride) and Matthew Macfadyen (The Three Musketeers), grossed $11 million.

Critics did agree, however, that the movie was lush and picturesque, so it should look gorgeous on high-definition Blu-ray.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo offers these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love”
  • “Adopting Tolstoy”
  • “Keira as Anna”
  • “On the Set With Director Joe Wright”
  • “Dressing Anna”
  • Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography”
  • commentary with Wright
  • digital copy and instant streaming via UltraViolet.
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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.