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The Duchess (Blu-ray) PG-13

Based on the incredible true story.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 50 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 10, 2017
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2009 - Best Costume Design: Michael O'Connor

Entertainment Reviews:

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Total Count: 169

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 68,871
Rating: 3/4 -- Ignore the details and focus on the big picture. In a year when everybody's focused on the role of women in politics, the life of the Whig trailblazer Georgiana offers plenty of food for thought. Full Review
Washington Times
Dec 12, 2018
This is meant to be Ms Knightley's film, and in many ways it is. She is in every frame, looks dazzling throughout, and must act with something behind the eyes because in two of her scenes... I welled up rather seriously. Full Review
The Spectator
Aug 23, 2018
Rating: 3/4 -- It chronicles the saga of a vibrant and forward-thinking woman hampered by the constraints of a rigid society. Full Review
USA Today
Oct 18, 2008
[T]he film, impeccably shot by cinematographer Gyula Pados on location in a variety of British stately homes, is as handsomely mounted and beautifully costumes as anything you could as for.
Los Angeles Times
Sep 19, 2008
The Duchess is one of the best and most opulently entertaining historical dramas I have seen in a long time, and it features splendid performances from Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes. Full Review
The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Jul 6, 2010
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Knightley, whose glamorous reputation has outstripped her acting talents until now, is subjected to a barrage of close-ups, which could have been disastrous. Yet it isn't. In this one, she really comes of age. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Oct 10, 2008
Rating: 3/4 -- Dibb never overwhelms the emotions with overwrought speeches or gaudy costumes, or boggs them down with unnecessary soap opera histrionics. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 6, 2019

Product Description:

After PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and ATONEMENT, Keira Knightley continues her reign as the queen of the period film with this 18th-century costume drama. The corset-clad actress stars as Georgiana Spenser, the Duchess of Devonshire. With her marriage to the duke (Ralph Fiennes), Georgiana achieves an impressive level of fame as Britons follow both her clothing style and her political advice. But even celebrity and wealth can't act as a salve in her marriage to the boring, boorish duke. When he begins to flaunt his affairs, Georgiana is tempted to return to a teenage crush, Charles Grey (Dominic Cooper of THE HISTORY BOYS), to the anger of her husband and her mother (Charlotte Rampling, SWIMMING POOL).

Fiennes's portrayal of the duke ranks roughly with his Lord Voldemort on a scale of beastly behavior, but the acclaimed actor manages to give him a level of humanity that far surpasses what he deserves. THE DUCHESS focuses on the lack of power possessed by Georgiana and, in fact, all women of her time, and the duke is the primary agent of her suppression. As she has done with other period films from the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series to KING ARTHUR, Knightley brings spirit to the role, as well as a regal carriage that perfectly fits the detailed costumes by Michael O'Connor. Fans of history-based drama--Georgiana was real-life royalty who is found in the genealogy of Princess Diana--will find much to like in this film, which boasts impressive locations, lush costumes, and forbidden love.

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  • Sales Rank: 48,974
  • UPC: 032429284747
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