One of the most controversial and critically acclaimed films of the year, W., will be released this February from Lionsgate.  The film is about the life story of George W. Bush and is directed by Oliver Stone.  The Blu-ray will be released day-and-date with the DVD on February 10th.  The Blu-ray will feature the usual 1080P widescreen video with a 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio soundtrack.  The rated PG-13 film includes the likes of cast members Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks. Ellen Burstyn, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Scott Glenn, Ioan Grufford, Thandie Newton and Jeffery Wright.  The full press release from Lionsgate can be found below.

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W., one of the most controversial and critically acclaimed films of the year, will be inaugurated on DVD and Blu-ray Disc this February from Lionsgate. The film, a stimulating true life story about President George W. Bush, is directed by three-time Academy Award® winner Oliver Stone (Adapted Screenplay, Midnight Express, 1978; Director, Platoon, 1986; Director, Born on the Fourth of July, 1989) and stars Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) in an “outstanding” (Entertainment Weekly), “electrifying” (Rolling Stone) and “superb” (New York Post) performance as the President. W. also features “an incredible cast” (Larry King) that includes Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Actress, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, 1974), Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss (Actor in a Leading Role, The Goodbye Girl, 1977), Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell (Actor in a Supporting Role, Babe, 1995), Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Jeffrey Wright (HBO’s “Angels in America”), Scott Glenn (The Silence of the Lambs), Elizabeth Banks (Seabiscuit) and Thandie Newton (Crash).

Across the country, critics have elected W. as one of the best films of 2008. US Weekly called W. “entertaining, empathetic and down-right funny,” Larry King found it “riveting and passionate” and Liz Smith proclaimed “I simply loved this movie!” The Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News gave the film 4 out of 4 stars and the San Francisco Chronicle called it “fascinating from beginning to end!”

The DVD and Blu-ray Disc contain entertaining and informative bonus materials including the featurettes: “Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Presidency” – a look at the Bush legacy from political experts and “No Stranger to Controversy: Oliver Stone’s George W. Bush” – an inside look at the making of the film plus deleted scenes and an audio commentary with Director Oliver Stone.

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that President Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone is bringing the life of our 43rd President to the big screen as only he can. W. takes viewers through Bush’s eventful life — his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith, and of course the critical days leading up to Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.


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