Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Crown: Season One

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 7, 2017
Price: DVD $26.97, Blu-ray $34.42
Studio: Sony

Winner of three Emmy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (John Lithgow, Miss Sloane), the critically acclaimed series The Crown: Season One charts how a princess truly becomes a Head of State, depicting the period from Queen Elizabeth II’s marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh through to the disintegration of Princess Margaret’s engagement to Peter Townsend.

Created by two-time Academy Award nominee Peter Morgan (2006, Best Original Screenplay, The Queen; 2008, Best Adapted Screenplay, Frost/Nixon), the epic story begins in 1947. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne…a new era is dawning. Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy, TV’s Wolf Hall) is a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Lithgow).

Also in the cast are Matt Smith (Terminator: Genisys) as the Duke of Edinburgh, Vanessa Kirby (The Dresser) as Princess Margaret, and Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows) as King George VI.

Broadcast on Netflix earlier this year, the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the unrated show include all 10 episodes and a gallery of unit photography.

The Crown: Season Two is slated to premiere on Netflix in December, 2017.

Buy or Rent The Crown: Season One

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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.