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BBC’s ‘War and Peace’ Blu-Ray Drops May To Critical Acclaim

BBC’s ‘War and Peace’ Blu-Ray Drops May To Critical Acclaim


‘War and Peace’ heads to Blu-Ray May 10th and some critics are calling it the most engaging small-screen projects since ‘Game of Thrones’

One of the most ambitious TV projects since ‘Game of Thrones.’ – New York Post

‘War and Peace,’ the critically acclaimed BBC miniseries starring Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, Looper), Lily James (“Downton Abbey,” ‘Cinderella’), James Norton (‘Rush,’ ‘Belle’), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files,” “The Fall”) and Brian Cox (‘Troy’, ‘The Slap’) heads to Blu-Ray on May 10th. BBC’s ‘War & Peace’ is presented by The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, directed by Tom Harper (‘Misfits,’ ‘The Woman in Black 2’), and adapted by Andrew Davies (‘Bridget Jones’s Diary,’ “House of Cards”).

‘War and Peace’ is a eight-episode mini-series that recounts the classical tale famously penned by Leo Tolstoy. The year is 1805, where we meet Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton), all part of St Petersburg’s social elite, but are vexed by their youthful impetuousness and quest for self-discovery. The real story, however, begins as the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches a fever-pitch, five aristocratic families come to terms with the potential for their lives to be changed forever. While the series is riding on some serious critical acclaim, claiming that this series is on par with ‘Game of Thrones’ are big words that need to be heavily backed.

war and peace - bbc - blu ray - filmfadBBC’s “War & Peace” eight-part mini-series will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning May 10, 2016 for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively. This complete edition will showcase all eight episodes of the miniseries, loaded with bonus content including: From Page to Screen, The Read Through, Making the Music, Count Rostov’s Dance, Rundale Palace and What is “War & Peace?”

Have you seen BBC’s ‘War and Peace’ mini-series? Do you love it? Are you excited for the complete Blu-Ray or DVD to adorn your media shelf? We want to know, so tell us in the comment section below.

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