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NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST ACTOR

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 6, 2018 AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD FEBRUARY 27, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

As Hitler’s army nears the United Kingdom, it is up to Winston Churchill to decide between negotiating peace or fighting against impossible odds in Darkest Hour, coming to Digital February 6, 2018 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand February 27, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. With outstanding filmmaker pedigree, Darkest Hour is directed by BAFTA Award® winner Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and stars Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Harry Potter, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in his 2018 Golden Globe® Award winning role. The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour received six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design.

Darkest Hour on Blu-ray™ and DVD comes with a feature commentary from Director Joe Wright and two exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes that show Oldman’s extraordinary transformation into Churchill and gives an inside look at the making of this incredible film.

Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman gives a “towering performance” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Tomb Raider, The English Patient, Only God Forgives) and Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella), Darkest Hour is a powerful, inspirational drama.

BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:

  • Into Darkest Hour – A comprehensive overview of all that went into making this epic wartime drama, including how they maintained authenticity in depicting 1940’s London.
  • Gary Oldman: Becoming Churchill – Filmmakers, cast, and crew marvel at Gary Oldman’s layered, transformative performance. Oldman himself weighs in on the greatest challenges of portraying a man as iconic and complicated as Winston Churchill.
  • Feature commentary with Director Joe Wright

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn
Casting By: Jina Jay
Music By: Dario Marianelli
Costume Design By: Jacqueline Durran
Edited By: Valerio Bonelli
Production Designer: Sarah Greenwood
Director of Photography: Bruno Delbonnel, AFC ASC
Executive Produced By: James Biddle, Lucas Webb, Liza Chasin
Written By: Anthony McCarten
Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
Directed By: Joe Wright

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: February 27, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184513 /62189548 (CDN)
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 1.85:1
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos, Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 125 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 27, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62184511/ 62189546 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 1.85:1
Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Sound: English, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 125minutes

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