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The King's Speech DVD

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The Kings Speech was winner of the 2011 Academy Awards for; Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay and BAFTAs for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Music.

The film, based on a true story, is set in the years between 1925 and 1939 and tells the remarkable tale of the stammering King George VI (Colin Firth) as he very reluctantly takes up the throne after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) in 1936. Following Edward VIII's affair and subsequent marriage to American Wallis Simpson, Bertie is forced into the public eye. Spurred on by the tireless determination and support of his wife Queen Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), he enlists the services of unorthodox Australian therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help him overcome his speech impediment and enable him to perform his public speaking tasks. With radio taking off as a new phenomenon in communication the new King's speeches will inevitably reach a much wider audience than ever encountered in the past.

The behind-the-scenes personal friendship that develops between the reluctant King and his derisive, unconventional speech therapist is central to the story. With the Second World War looming, and the international spotlight upon him, will he be able to develop the vocal dexterity required in time to motivate a whole nation?

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play The nation awaits Based on King George VI&39;s rise to the throne Tom Hooper&39;s Oscar-winning The King&39;s Speech stars Colin Firth as the titular monarch on a quest to find his voice After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life is suddenly crowned King George VI of England With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) the future Queen Mother arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) After a rough start the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond With the support of Logue his family his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall) the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle Widely praised by critics The King&39;s Speech received 12 Academy Award nominations winning Oscars for Best Picture Best Director (Tom Hooper) Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler) Commentary with director tom hooper An inspirational story of an unlikely friendship - The making of The King&39;s Speech An interview with mark logue (co-author of The King&39;s Speech how one man saved the british monarchy) Speeches from the real King George VI Production sketches from academy award nominated Production designer Eve Stewart Photo gallery including a look behind the scenes

Award-winning drama from director Tom Hooper telling the story of the relationship formed between King George VI (Colin Firth, in a Golden Globe and Oscar-winning performance) and his speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After reluctantly acceding to the throne when his older brother Edward VIII (Guy Pearce) abdicates, George, or Bertie to his family and friends, is forced to act when his stutter leads to concerns about his leadership. Help is soon at hand, however, when he employs unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue, who, using previously untried techniques, begins to bring about improvements in George's speech. As the relationship between the two begins to strengthen, the King's new found confidence grows, just in time for him to lead his country through its gravest hour. The film netted seven BAFTAs, including Outstanding British Film, and won a further four Academy Awards, including Best Film.

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