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The Queen (DVD)

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There was an unprecedented outpouring of grief by the British public following the death of Princess Diana in 1997. After an austere response by the R...

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ProEngrossing, script, characterisation/Helen Mirren,...

ConsSome cast members not as believable as others, plo...

- Story - The Queen depicts the woefully slow response from the British Royal Family to the tragic passing of Princess Diana and how the then newly elected prime minister, Tony Blair, found himself trying to convince the family to be seen to come out of hiding and to publically acknowledge the...

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“A Right Royal Movie”

published 03/09/2007

ProA touching film .

Consnone

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ TITLE: The Queen CAST: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory, Sylvia Syms, Roger Allam DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears SCREENWRITER: Peter Morgan RATING: PG AVALABILITY: The Queen is available on DVD...

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Excellent

“Royally Amusing”

published 19/03/2007

Pro Great film, sensitively handled

Cons Not to everyone's taste

I have wanted to see the film The Queen since it came out at the cinema. When Dame Helen Mirren won the Oscar for her performance as HRH, it piqued my interest further. So when hubby and the kids asked what I would like for Mothers' Day, after realising that Happy Feet and Flushed Away weren't...

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“Drama Queen!”

published 08/09/2007

ProSuperb script and acting, challenging your views, ...

ConsSome scenes are just speculative

I was quite shocked to see that ITV were screening the Oscar winning movie "The Queen" already on Sunday night, so I knew I had to tune in to see what all the fuss was about. As you may or may not know, The Queen won lead actress Helen Mirren an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors...

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Excellent

“Should it not be 'Diana'?”

published 03/09/2007

ProEmotional

ConsIrritating

In the wake of the tenth anniversary of Diana's death, ITV choose the top time to show the drama depicting the relationship between The Queen and Tony Blair in August 1997. It is needless to say that is is quite surprising that we can already be watching the television premiere of a 2006 movie...

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Super

ProGood view, excellent acting

ConsDifficult to know how true to fact it is in places

The Queen released in 2006 tells the story of the events surrounding the death of Diana, the Princes of Wales on the 31st August 1997. It is rare insight into the World of the British Royal Family at a time which saw them plunged to their lowest ever popularity. The death of Diana, saw a public...

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Excellent

“Doing One's Duty”

published 10/03/2008

ProA great docufilm with room for thought

ConsBecause it's so recent some character portrayal is...

FILM ONLY 1997 was not an easy year in British history. Britian ceded Hong Kong back to the Chinese, the IRA continued their attack on both the British Mainland and the Provinces, BA workers went on strike, the first Harry Potter book was published and bone-in cuts of beef were banned, oh yes...

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Excellent

ProExcellent film

Consnone

I don't suppose there are many people of a certain age who do not remember vividly that incredible week at the beginning of September 1997 - the week Princess Diana died. Particularly I remember the complete shock, followed by an outpouring of public grief never known before and probably never...

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Good

“The Aftermath”

published 23/02/2007

Pro Strong performances and snappy writing.

Cons It feels more like a TV mini-series than a film

In the week following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the British royal family is holed up at Balmoral. The Queen is determined to face the news with quiet stoicism, but is constantly badgered by the new Prime Minister Tony Blair to make a more public response to events. As the tide of...

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“HM (Helen Mirren) The Queen”

published 03/09/2007

ProSuperb performances from Helen Mirren and Michael ...

ConsThe rest of the film not quite as good as it could...

After all the Oscar nominations for best costume, score, director, original screenplay and movie and Helen Mirrens's best actress winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, I really wanted to see The Queen (2006) and having missed it at the cinema it was on our DVD rental list. But to my surprise...

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“Queen of Harts”

published 09/07/2007

ProThe performances of the whole cast, subtle and pow...

ConsPerhaps a bit pro-royalist

One of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning films of last year was Stephen Frears’s The Queen, starring the Oscar, Bafta and pretty much every other award-winning Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II. The film begins with the election of 1997, when Tony Blair (played here by Michael Sheen)...

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Excellent

“A death in the family”

published 11/01/2012

ProStory and Helen Mirren

Consnone

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales was an event which affected the whole of the country. However the public was stunned by the lack of any grief displayed by the Royal Family. These events are the subject of the 2006 film, The Queen. The Queen is set in 1997 and is about how the country...

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“The Queen DVD”

published 03/09/2007

ProContemorary British subject

ConsCould be seen to be a boring film by future generA...

I had this one on my selection from easy cinema for a while. There was so much publicity surrounding the film including HelenMirren winning an oscar I could not miss it. The film is basicaly about Tony Blairs confrontation with the royal family about the way in which affairs of state should be...

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Excellent

“The Queen”

published 30/06/2007

Provery engaging

ConsI'd like to know how much is actually true.

This turned out to be a really good film. I was a bit sceptical because of the subject matter & the fact that it won Oscars! Helen Mirren was superb in the lead, so much so that by the end I felt as if I was watching the real Queen. It gave a seemingly realistic insight to the workings of the...

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Excellent

“The Queen”

published 30/05/2007

ProGood easy to follow plot

Consa bit slow to start with

I was not to sure about watching this film as i'm not a royalist,but my husband really liked the idea to see it. So to keep the peace I watched it with him. as i've said I am not a royalist or anything but WOW I am very pleased that I did watch it, It was absolutly fantastic. Dame Helen Mirren...

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Product Information : The Queen (DVD)

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There was an unprecedented outpouring of grief by the British public following the death of Princess Diana in 1997. After an austere response by the Royal Family to Diana’s death, Queen Elizabeth II attempts to reconnect with the nation. THE QUEEN takes a look at an eventful period of British history. In 1997, the British monarchy was reeling from scandal and divorce. Prince Charles and Princess Diana had recently separated. In addition, Labour swept to power after 18 years of Tory rule, led by the charismatic Tony Blair. When Diana--known affectionately by the tabloids and the public as the People’s Princess--dies in a Paris tunnel while being chased by paparazzi, a shocked nation displays an unprecedented outpouring of grief and turns to its monarch for support. Instead, Queen Elizabeth II decides to stay in Balmoral Castle in order to protect her grandsons William and Harry from the display of grief. Unwilling to share the Windsors’ feelings about the death with the nation, the monarchy slides into increasing unpopularity. Following Labour’s overwhelming victory at the polls, newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair attempts to get the Queen to take the necessary measures to win back the monarchy’s popularity. Helen Mirren (CALENDER GIRLS, ELIZABETH 1) gives an astonishing performance as the monarch. She injects a sense of vulnerability and complexity to a person who is very private about her personal life. Michael Sheen (BLOOD DIAMOND) also produces an excellent display as Tony Blair, having to use all the diplomacy he can muster. Stephen Frears’ (HIGH FIDELITY, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS) film is a superb reconstruction of what may have happened behind the scenes during a traumatic period.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): PATHE DISTRIBUTION; 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Release date: 12/03/2007

No of Discs: 1

Catalogue No: P 920601000, P 92060200

Barcode: 5060002835128, 5060002835135

Screenwriter: Peter Morgan

Composer: Alexandre Desplat

Producer: Tracey Seaward

Languages

Main Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Audio commentary, Making Of documentary, Cast and crew biography, Photo gallery

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Award Information

OSCAR: Best Actress In A Leading Role 2007 (Helen Mirren, Helen Mirren)

OSCAR: Best Director 2007 (Stephen Frears)

OSCAR: Best Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen 2007 (Peter Morgan), Best Director 2007 (Stephen Frears), Best Actress In A Leading Role 2007 (Helen Mirren, Helen Mirren)

BAFTA: Best Supporting Actor 2007 (Michael Sheen), Best Screenplay (Original) 2007 (Peter Morgan), Best Direction 2007 (Stephen Frears), Best Actress 2007 (Helen Mirren, Helen Mirren)

BAFTA: Best Screenplay (Original) 2007 (Peter Morgan)

BAFTA: Best Direction 2007 (Stephen Frears)

BAFTA: Best Actress 2007 (Helen Mirren, Helen Mirren)

Professional Reviews

Review: Provocative, hugely entertaining - unmissable (Daily Mail, 06/02/2007)<br><br>The Queen is not merely the year's best British film, it is one of the year's most intriguing, provocative films from anywhere (Daily Telegraph, 06/02/2007)<br><br>Trust me - it's excellent (Film 2006, 06/02/2007)<br><br>Hilarious and brilliantly entertaining - The Queen is a must-see (Heat, 06/02/2007)<br><br>

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