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Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Elizabeth on 18th September 2007 priced at $14.98 SRP. Cate Blanchett stars in this about the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the film also stars Geoffrey Rush, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Fiennes, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel and Christopher Eccelston.

This new “Focus Features Spotlight Series” will replace the existing release and is timed around the theatrical run of "Elizabeth: The Golden Age". Offering a digitally remastered picture features include:

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH and French subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Director Shekhar Kapur
  • Theatrical Sneak Peek of Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Making of Elizabeth
  • Teaser and Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Gallery

Released alongside Elizabeth on 18th September is the Anne of the Thousand Days / Mary, Queen of Scots 2-Movie Collection. Priced at $19.98 SRP this two-disc set (2xDVD9) sees the Region 1 DVD debuts of director Charles Jarrot’s back-to-back productions of monarch based epics. In Anne of the Thousand Days Richard Burton stars as King Henry VIII, while Vanessa Redgrave stars as the Queen of Scotland in Mary, Queen of Scots.

The films are both given their own dual-layer disc and presented in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English 2.0 Mono audio and optional English SDH and French subtitles. Extras found on Mary, Queen of Scots include:
  • Isolated Music Only Track with Commentary from Film Historians Nick Redman adn Jon Burlingame
  • Promotional Featurette
  • Sneak Peek of Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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