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Belle (Blu-ray) PG

Based on the inspiring true story
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Format:  Blu-ray
sku:  XD 25918BR
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 26, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: 20Th Century Fox
  • Note: Belle: the story
    • Gugu Mbatha-Raw breakout role
    • The power of Belle
    • From painting to screen
    • The history behind the painting
    • Stills gallery
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh84%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 150

Upright82%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 25,065
Rating: 4/5 -- As purely enjoyable as it is important, Belle has opened the door to a new era that can only get better from here. Full Review
One Room With A View
Jun 14, 2019
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] handsome historical drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle...
Empire
Jun 6, 2014
BELLE has a great deal of conviction and is cut from the same emotional cloth as the groundbreaking 12 YEARS A SLAVE.
Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Asante's own work of art is lamentably cautious but does, ultimately, throw up things we haven't seen before. It's pretty, in other words, but not entirely vacant. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Jun 13, 2014
While indignant in its stance, the film is never preachy, instead presenting a strong sense of morality that is difficult to ignore with-out resorting to unnecessary emotional histrionics, focussing instead on the characters. Full Review
Times of Malta
Mar 4, 2019
Belle's lavish visuals and smart dialogue are as finely tooled as in an A-list Jane Austen epic. But aside from the issue of a woman's subjugation, the dramatic stakes are raised... Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Aug 7, 2019
The movie is intelligently written and well-acted...
RogerEbert.com
May 2, 2014

Product Description:

Set in 18th century England and based on a real story, Amma Asante's BELLE stars relative Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the title character - full name, Dido Elizabeth Belle. She is the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of British Admiral Sir John Lindsay and a black woman he had an affair with while serving overseas. Lindsay brings her to his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) who along with his wife Lady Mansfield (mily Watson) are already raising Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), another niece the same age as Dido. Though Lady Mansfield fears scandal having a dark-skinned child as part of the home, Dido's father reminds them that his daughter does have the right to live there because of her lineage, and Lord Mansfield, a Lord Chief Justice of Britain, agrees. Belle and Elizabeth quickly become best friends, and when they come of age each begins courting suitors. Elizabeth is pursued by James Ashford (Tom Felton), a smarmy and racist manipulator who wants to marry her in order to please his equally conniving mother (Miranda Richardson) by increasing his own family's wealth and standing, while Dido proves alluring to James' brother Oliver (James Norton). However Dido's deepest affections are for John Davinier (Sam Reid), an idealistic young lawyer who is trying to sway Lord Mansfield on a crucial case before the high court that will have profound implications for Britain's slave trade.

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  • UPC: 024543928102
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