ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRESENT LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER ON BLU-RAY™ Combo Pack, DVD, VOD/PPV on JANUARY 14

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Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, grossing over $115 million in box office, will be available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Digital HD Ultraviolet™, On-Demand and Pay-Per-View on January 14, 2014.  The film will also be available early in Digital HD on December 31.

Inspired by a true story, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) stars as Cecil Gaines, the devoted husband, father and White House butler who served seven presidents during some of the most tumultuous and defining moments of the 20th century. Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey (The Color Purple) co-stars with a stellar supporting cast that includes John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Robin Williams and Danny Strong in this powerful drama from the Oscar® nominated director of Precious (2009).

 

The LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER DVD & BD share a street date with equally stirring and powerful films Fruitvale Station and Twenty Feet from Stardom marking three critically acclaimed features from The Weinstein Company and TWC-RADiUS.

 

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER heads to retail on January 14, 2014 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, $34.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $29.98 for the DVD.

Special features include LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER: An American Story, The Original Freedom Riders, “You And I Ain’t Nothin’ No More” Performed by Gladys Knight and Lenny Kravitz, Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel.

 

 

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER BLU-RAY™ Combo Pack

Street date:                   January 14, 2014

Pre-book:                     December 18, 2013

Catalog #:                    BD61181

UPC:                            0131326118158

Run time:                     132 Minutes

Rating:                         PG-13

SRP:                             $39.99

Format:                        Widescreen

Audio:                         5.1 DTSHD-MA

 

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER BLU-RAY™

Street date:                   January 14, 2014

Pre-book:                     December 18, 2013

Catalog #:                    BD61711

UPC:                            0131326171148

Run time:                     132 Minutes

Rating:                         PG-13

SRP:                             $34.99

Format:                        Widescreen

Audio:                         5.1 DTSHD-MA

 

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER DVD

Street date:                  January 14, 2014

Pre-book:                    December 18, 2013

Catalog #:                   WC61180

UPC:                           0131326118088

Run time:                    132 Minutes

Rating:                        PG-13

SRP:                            $29.98

Format:                       Widescreen

Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

Learn more about LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER at: www.leedanielsthebutlermovie.com

 

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, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.  TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio’s history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay’s UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH.

 

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; and KON-TIKI. Currently in release are UNFINISHED SONG and FRUITVALE STATION, LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, THE GRANDMASTER, SALINGER, 12-12-12, PHILOMENA, and MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. Upcoming releases include and AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, ONE CHANCE, and VAMPIRE ACADEMY.

 

TWC is active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC is the studio behind such hit television series as the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series PROJECT RUNWAY and its spin-off series PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS and PROJECT ACCESSORY; the VH1 reality series MOB WIVES and its spin-off series MOB WIVES CHICAGO and BIG ANG; and the critically acclaimed scripted HBO comedy/crime series THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY which also received a Peabody Award. The company is in production on the upcoming TLC series WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR, the A&E series RODEO QUEENS, and the Lifetime reality competition show SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR hosted by Stacy Keibler.  Among TWC’s other projects in development for television are the martial-arts epic MARCO POLO for Starz, an untitled private eye procedural for FX, and THE NANNY DIARIES developed by ABC with a pilot by Amy Sherman Palladino.

 

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment www.anchorbayentertainment.comis a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

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