Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: A United Kingdom

Digital Release Date: May 23, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
Price: DVD $16.99, Blu-ray $29.96
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) star in A United Kingdom, the true story of the forbidden love between the king of Botswana and a white English woman in the 1940s.

Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo in A United Kingdom

When of King Seretse Khama of Botswana  and British white woman Ruth Williams decided to marry just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. But their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), the 2016 drama-romance received positive reviews from the critics upon its February, 2017 release in the U.S. It garnered an 83% Fresh rating at reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes with 131 published reviews.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD of the PG-13-rated film include the following:

  • Making of
  • Filming in Botswana
  • The Legacy of Seretse and Ruth
  • London Film Festival Opening Night Gala Premiere
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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.