Rachel Weisz Shines in Terrence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea
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RACHEL WEISZ SHINES IN ACCLAIMED TALE OF LOVE, PASSION AND ROMANTIC OBSESSION, DIRECTED BY RENOWNED BRITISH FILMMAKER TERENCE DAVIES
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc July 24th
Bonus Features Include Audio Commentary, Collector’s Booklet, Interviews and more
Critic’s Pick: “Rachel Weisz is incandescent” — The New York Times
“Exceptionally well-made and completely fearless in its depiction of the widest range of romantic emotions…” – Los Angeles Times
Grade A: “Exquisite, nuanced, romantic.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Mature, sophisticated filmmaking…I recommend it highly.” – New York Observer
Chicago, IL (June 11, 2012) – Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz (‘Best Supporting Actress,’ The Constant Gardner, 2005) stars as a British woman whose obsession with love and its accompanying passion may become her undoing in the outstanding new romantic drama THE DEEP BLUE SEA, directed by legendary British filmmaker Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, House of Mirth).
Set in post-World War II England, Weisz portrays Hester Collyer, a free-spirited, emotionally complex woman who is trapped in a passionless marriage to an older, upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale). Hester’s dream of a richer, more romantic life arrives in the form of Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, with whom she embarks on a heated affair. Though her new lover has awakened her sexuality, the ever-vulnerable and yearning Hester realizes that Freddie is not capable of giving her the love and stability that her husband provided. With her overpowering need for love threats her well-being and alienates the men in her life, Hester must decide on which life she most desires-unless life makes the decision for her.
A deeply-felt tale of romantic obsession and the power it wields over the lives of those it envelops, THE DEEP BLUE SEA is an adaptation of the ground-breaking 1952 stage drama by Terence Rattigan (The Winslow Boy, The Browning Version), one of England’s most popular 20th century playwrights.
Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release THE DEEP BLUE SEA on Blu-ray disc and DVD for the first time on July 24 (prebook June 19, 2012). Released theatrically around the world and in the U.S.’s top markets in March 2012, THE DEEP BLUE SEA Blu-ray and DVD will carry the suggested retail prices of $38.94 and $29.95, respectively.
Led by the transcendent Weisz (whose other recent credits include Dream House, The Whistle Blower and the upcoming action-thriller The Bourne Legacy), eminent British actor Simon Russell Beale (My Week with Marilyn, An Ideal Husband) and international sensation Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse), THE DEEP BLUE SEA marks the return of director Terence Davies to narrative filmmaking for the first time since his 2000 Edith Wharton adaptation The House of Mirth. Widely acknowledged for his unique visual compositions and carefully measured pacing, Davies’s best known works include the multiple award-winners Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) and The Long Day Closes (1992). Considered to be one of the cinema’s most visionary and meticulous artists, Davies has been honored at such prestigious international cinema celebrations as the Cannes Film Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and France’s César Awards.
Critics around the world lauded THE DEEP BLUE SEA marking it certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, while Weisz, in particular, has received universal praise for her exquisite turn as the sensual young woman overcome by romantic despair, her performance being touted as “incandescent” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, “luminous” by Leslie Felperin of Variety and “near perfect” by John Anderson of NY Newsday.
More information on THE DEEP BLUE SEA can be found on the Music Box Films website, http://www.musicboxfilms.com/the-deep-blue-sea
The Deep Blue Sea — Synopsis:
In post-World War II England, the free-spirited, emotionally complex Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) is trapped in a passionless marriage to an older, upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale). While yearning for a richer, more romantic life, Hester meets Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, with whom she begins to have a heated affair. But though Hester’s new lover has awakened her sexuality, the reckless, thrill-seeking Freddie-whose best days are behind him-is not capable of giving Hester the love and stability that her husband provided. With her overpowering need for love threatening her well-being and alienating the men in her life, Hester must decide on a direction for herself-unless her situation makes the decision for her.
About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD and Blu-ray, and via Video-on-Demand. Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One was the most popular foreign-language film of 2008. In 2010, the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of international mega-sellers dominated the foreign-language film market: the first in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade with over $10 million in US box office. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.The Deep Blue Sea
Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: July 24, 2011
SRP: $29.95 DVD
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Jolyon Coy, Karl Johnson
Director: Terence Davies
Running Time: 98 minutes
Format: 1.85:1 widescreen
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Genre: Romantic drama
Collectors Booklet; Audio Commentary; Interviews with Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Terence Davies; Terence Davies’ Master Class; The Look of The Deep Blue Sea