Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced
that Amma Asante’s highly acclaimed period drama “Belle” will be released on
blu-ray DVD on August 26th.
Inspired by the famous painting of Belle with her cousin
Lady Elizabeth Murray, the film, starring Gubu Mbatha-Raw, tells the story of Dido
Belle the bi-racial niece of Lord Mansfield, then the Lord Chief Justice of
England, and her fight to help end slavery in the U.K.
The DVD will include several special features, including short
documentaries about Belle, the painting, a profile of Mbatha-Raw, and a “making of”
documentary, among a few other features.
No word yet on if any director or actor commentaries will be
on the DVD.
Read Zeba’s enthusiastic review of the film here.