BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 -- Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company present the hilarious, uplifting and inspirational comedy-drama about the healing power of music, UNFINISHED SONG, on DVD on September 24, 2013. Starring screen legends Terence Stamp (Academy Award(R) nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Billy Budd) and Vanessa Redgrave (Academy Award(R) winner for Best Supporting Actress, Julia), UNFINISHED SONG is written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton). UNFINISHED SONG heads to retail on DVD for an SRP of $24.98.
The film's stellar supporting cast includes Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time), Christopher Eccleston (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Anne Reid (Coronation Street), and Calita Rainford (Return to House on Haunted Hill).
"In the tradition of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Quartet comes a touching and joyous movie!" said The New York Observer's, Rex Reed. Wrote USA Today's, Claudia Puig, "Unfinished Song is an uplifting ode to the celebration of life at any age." Added Peter Travers of Rolling Stone, "This is acting of the highest order."
Arthur (Terence Stamp), a curmudgeonly old soul, is perfectly content with his reliable daily routine until his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) introduces him to a spirited local singing group led by the youthful and charming Elizabeth (Gemma Arterton). Despite his initial resistance, this unexpected friendship leads to Arthur's discovery of music that revitalizes his passion for new adventures and reconnects him with the people who matter most.
"It's a very personal story for me," says writer/director Paul Andrew Williams, who drew on his own family experience to create UNFINISHED SONG.
The UNFINISHED SONG DVD special features include Outtakes and Deleted Scenes. Note: special features are subject to change.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards(R), the most wins in the studio's history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius's THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay's UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I'M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH'S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; and KON-TIKI. Currently in release are UNFINISHED SONG and FRUITVALE STATION. Upcoming releases include THE BUTLER, THE GRANDMASTER and SALINGER.
TWC is active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC is the studio behind such hit television series as the Emmy(R) nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series PROJECT RUNWAY and its spin-off series PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS and PROJECT ACCESSORY; the VH1 reality series MOB WIVES and its spin-off series MOB WIVES CHICAGO and BIG ANG; and the critically acclaimed scripted HBO comedy/crime series THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY which also received a Peabody Award. The company is in production on the upcoming TLC series WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR, the A&E series RODEO QUEENS, and the Lifetime reality competition show SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR hosted by Stacy Keibler. Among TWC's other projects in development for television are the martial-arts epic MARCO POLO for Starz, an untitled private eye procedural for FX, and THE NANNY DIARIES developed by ABC with a pilot by Amy Sherman Palladino.
ABOUT ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children's entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray(TM) formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) (NASDAQ: STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
UNFINISHED SONG DVD
Street date: September 24, 2013 Pre-book: August 28, 2013 Catalog #: WC60778 UPC: 013132607788 Run time: 94 minutes Rating: PG-13 Subtitles: English subtitles for the deaf & hearing impaired; Spanish subtitles SRP: $24.98 Format: Widescreen Presentation Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
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