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Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ Blu-ray Pack, w/ Lots of Extras, Coming May 5 (Digital HD in April)

Ava DuVernay’s 'Selma' Blu-ray Pack, w/ Lots of Extras, Coming May 5 (Digital HD in April)

Hot off the presses… Director Ava DuVernay’s lauded drama “Selma” debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 5, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. 

Although, the film arrives 2 weeks early on Digital HD, on April 21, 2015.

The film was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar and the Oscar for Best Original Song (for John Legend and Common’s “Glory”) – it won the latter.

Telling the incredible story of how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, to secure equal voting rights in an event that forever altered history, the film’s release marked the the 50th anniversary of the legendary march.

It stars David Oyelowo as King, leading an ensemble cast that includes Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Colman Domingo, Tim Roth, Giovanni Ribisi, Keith Stanfield, Andre Holland, Tessa Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and more.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack (which will also give buyers access to a Digital HD copy of the film) will include lots of extra features, including an in-depth exploration of the making of the film, historical newsreels, a video for the Academy Award-winning song “Glory,” featuring John Legend and Common, commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo, a photo gallery and more.

The single-disc DVD offers much less. Details of what each contains follows:

Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • The Road to Selma
  • Recreating Selma
  • “Glory” Music Video featuring John Legend and Common
  • Historical Newsreels
  • Photo Gallery
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
  • Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation
  • Commentary by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo
  • Commentary by director Ava DuVernay, director of photography Bradford Young and editor Spencer Averick

DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
  • Selma Student Tickets: Donor Appreciation

Paramount Pictures, Pathé and Harpo Films present the Plan B/ Cloud Eight Films/Harpo Films production, in Association with Ingenious Media, executive produced by Brad Pitt, Cameron McCracken, Nik Bower, Diarmuid McKeown, Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, and Nan Morales; produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Oprah Winfrey.

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