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The Oscar-Nominated LION Comes Home To Blu-ray This April

lion blu-ray coverLION follows five-year-old Saroo who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Time passes, but this journey takes an emotional turn for Saroo as an adult. Garth Davis’ directorial film debut garnered six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. The film features an astounding cast with Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Wenham (300), Best Supporting Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (Academy Award® winner for The Hours) and newcomers Abhishek Bharate and Sunny Pawar. The journey begins for audiences everywhere when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the critically acclaimed LION on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand April 11, 2017 and on Digital HD March 28, 2017.

“One of the most heart-warming and heart-wrenching films of the year”

Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News

 

“One of the best pictures of 2016”

Rex Reed, New York Observer

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Six Oscar® Nominations

Arriving on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand April 11, 2017

Available on Digital HD March 28, 2017

SANTA MONICA, CA (February 9, 2017) – The journey begins for audiences everywhere when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the critically acclaimed LION on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand April 11, 2017 and on Digital HD March 28, 2017.

Garth Davis’ directorial film debut garnered six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. The film features an astounding cast with Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Wenham (300), Best Supporting Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (Academy Award® winner for The Hours) and newcomers Abhishek Bharate and Sunny Pawar. Additional Academy Award® nominations include Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

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LION follows five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Inspired by a true story, LION shows us that even if we lose our way we should never lose hope. LION is “majestic and moving” Pete Hammond.

The Blu-ray and DVD bonus content includes Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Gallery and “Never Give Up” Official Lyric Video performed by Sia.

 

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 357 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW; CAROL; THE HATEFUL EIGHT; SING STREET, HANDS OF STONE, THE FOUNDER and Academy Award® nominee for Best Picture: LION.

TWC boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Davis and fashion critic Kelley Osbourne Under The Gunn, and Threads. Scripted series include Peaky Blinders with Netflix and critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016.  Scripted projects in development include Stephen King’s The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment). TWC will also launch several new projects in 2017 across several networks, including MTV, Lifetime, and AMC.  For more information on The Weinstein Company, please visit:

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ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Anchor Bay Entertainment, a Starz Company, is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of theatrical and home entertainment content, including STARZ Original series, children’s programming, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others.

Lion DVD                                                        

Street Date: April 11, 2017

Catalog #: WC64044

UPC: 013132640440

Color

Run Time: 119 mins

Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality

SRP: $ 29.98

Audio Format: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and

French 5.1 Dolby Digital

English/Spanish/French Subtitles

Widescreen Presentation 2.40

Region 1

DVD 9

Lion Blu-ray/UV

Street Date: April 11, 2017

Catalog #: BD64045

UPC: 013132640457

Color

Run Time: 119 mins

Rating: PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality

SRP: $ 34.99

Audio Format: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ and French 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

English/Spanish/French Subtitles

Widescreen Presentation 2.40

Region A

BD 50

© 2016 Long Way Home Holdings Pty Ltd and Screen Australia.  All Rights Reserved.

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