: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia SpencerDirector
: Tate TaylorGenre
: DramaThis inspirational, Courageous and Empowering Story
DreamWorks Pictures The Help, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett, Golden Globe Award winner and four times Academy Award nominee, including Best Picture, will be available on Blu-ray, DVD February 8, 2012.
This inspirational and deeply moving story comes to vivid life through the compelling performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast including Emma Stone, Viola Davis (Oscar Best Actress nominee), Octavia Spencer (Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress winner and Oscar Best Supporting Actress nominee), Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain (Oscar Best Supporting Actress nominee). The Help is a courageous and empowering story about very different and extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project.
The Help Blu-ray provides audiences with the chance to delve deeper into the movie through compelling, never-before-seen bonus features, including "The Making of 'The Help' From Friendship To Film," an intimate look at how the life-changing experiences of close-knit childhood friends director Tate Taylor and novelist Kathryn Stockett led to the creation of the best-selling novel and its transition to the big screen.
Additional bonus includes "In Their Own Words: A Tribute To the Maids Of Mississippi," which is an honest observation of life in the South from real-life maids, including director Tate Taylor's childhood caretaker, Carol Lee; deleted scenes; and nine-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Mary J. Blige's "The Living Proof", music video from the film's end titles.
The Help has been packaged as follows:1 Disc Blu-ray Pack - RRP $49.95
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features:
- The Making of "The Help"¨ From Friendship To Film
- In Their Own Words: A Tribute To The Maids Of Mississippi
- Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'Humiliated', 'A Book About Jackson' and 'Johnny's Home' (which is a Blu-ray exclusive)
- "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige1-Disc DVD - RRP $39.95
- Two deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'A Senator's Son' and 'Keep On Walkin'
- "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. BligeAbout The Film & Cast:
The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope - and complete withcompelling, never-before-seen bonus features - The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant storyabout the ability to create change.
The Help stars Emma Stone as the courageous Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan, who goes against the beliefs ofher family and friends to find her own voice. The critically praised, emotional performance of Viola Davisas Aibileen Clark, a woman who secretly dreams of one day having more than she has been given, offersa deep emotional storyline. The breakthrough performance of Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson, whosesass and tough exterior disguise the pain and fear she faces every day, brings both drama and humor tothe film. Bryce Dallas Howard breathes life into the catty Jackson socialite Hilly Holbrook and JessicaChastain brings charm and humor as Celia Foote, a kind housewife living outside of town who longs to fitin. Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney and Ahna O'Reilly also provide vivacious performances that round outthis all-star female ensemble.About The Filmmaker:
The Help is directed by Tate Taylor and co-produced by Michael Barnathan (Percy Jackson & TheOlympians: The Lightning Thief, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Chris Columbus (PercyJackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Night at the Museum franchise, Harry Potter 1, 2, 3),Brunson Green (Fool's Gold) and Tate Taylor. The screenplay for The Help is written by Tate Taylor andis based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett."THE HELP IS AN EXHILARATING GIFT" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Davis and Spencer are both brilliant" - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
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