The Queen is coming home!

Miramax Home Entertainment announces that The Queen, one of the most highly-acclaimed films of the year, will grace us with her presence on DVD and Blu-ray April 24th, bringing Helen Mirren's Academy Award© Winning performance (Best Actress), the Academy Award© Nominated Best Picture and Stephen Frears Academy Award© Nominated directing to the noble chambers of your living room. The critics have all been buzzing about The Queen, a revealing look at the private world of the British Royal Monarchy in the wake of the tragic death of Princess Diana, starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth. The New York Post raves, "The Queen is one of the year's best movies."

The Queen has been showered with critical acclaim, including an Academy Award© Nomination for Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress (Helen Mirren); Golden Globe© Awards for Best Actress (Helen Mirren) and Best Original Screenplay (Peter Morgan); the Venice Film Festival's Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and Best Screenplay Award (Peter Morgan); The New York Film Critics-Online Best Director Award (Stephen Frears) and Best Screenplay Award (Peter Morgan); The National Board of Review's Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and The Los Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Award (Michael Sheen).

Acclaimed director Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liasons) pulls back the curtain on the private chambers of the royal family in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death in 1997, where the contained, traditional world of the Queen of England (Helen Mirren) is brought into conflict with the public, modern Prime Minister (Michael Sheen) and a nation looking to its leaders for guidance in dark times. Dramatic and revealing, the story of The Queen was drawn from extensive interviews, research, discreet sources and informed imagination.

The Queen's aristocratic cabinet includes Helen Mirren (Gosford Park), rising British star Michael Sheen (Kingdom of Heaven) and James Cromwell (Babe).

Available on April 24, 2007, The Queen is priced at U.S. $29.99 (SRP) from Miramax Home Entertainment.

DVD Features:

- "Making of The Queen" featurette

- Feature-length commentary from helmer Stephen Frears, writer Peter Morgan, and British historian/Royal Expert and author of "Majesty," Robert Lacey

Technical Specs:

- Rating: PG-13.

- Run Time: 103 minutes

- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

- Audio: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

- Languages: English, Spanish audio

- Subtitles: Spanish

- CC: Yes

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Evan Jacobs