The visually stunning, critically acclaimed eight- episode miniseries “War & Peace” 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”) arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. “War & Peace” is directed by Tom Harper (“Misfits,” The Woman in Black 2), adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, “House of Cards”) and based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy (the novel “Anna Karenina”).
Made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, “War & Peace” is a classic production of one of the most famous stories of all time. In 1805 when we first meet Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton), they are all part of St Petersburg’s glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia’s richest man, wants to change the world for the better. Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time Napoleon’s army edges ever closer to Russia’s borders. As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.
“War & Peace” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on May 10, 2016 for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and $39.99 respectively. Featuring all eight episodes of the miniseries, “War & Peace” is loaded with bonus features including: From Page to Screen, The Read Through, Making the Music, Count Rostov’s Dance, Rundale Palace and What is “War & Peace”?
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