Get a glimpse into the real-life love affair that ignited a scandal and brought down an empire when Madonna’s W.E. arrives on DVD and Blu-ray May 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.
Directed by Madonna, who co-wrote the film with Alek Keshishian (Madonna: Truth or Dare), the film stars Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch), Andrea Riseborough (Happy-Go-Lucky), James D’Arcy (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Oscar Isaac (Drive), Natalie Dormer (Captain America), and Richard Coyle (5 Days of War).
A beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, W.E. has received numerous accolades, including a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Costume Design (Arianne Phillips, Walk the Line). The film won a 2012 Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for the song “Masterpiece”, and was nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe® Award for Best Original Score (Motion Picture) as well.
The film’s lead actress, Andrea Riseborough, was honored with a 2011 Spotlight Award™ at the Hollywood Film Festival. Baz Bamigboye, film critic for the Daily Mail, hailed W.E. as “one of the best dressed movies of the year.” Geoffrey Macnab, film critic for The Independent, described W.E. as “visually inventive with sheer zest and craftsmanship.”
The film delivers an elegantly stylish and beautifully dramatic look into the lives of two fragile yet passionate women intertwined across the decades. In 1998, New Yorker Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) becomes enamored with what is believed to be the greatest romance of the 20th century – King Edward VIII’s (James D’Arcy) surrender of the crown for the woman he loved, the chic and charismatic American, Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough).
Through a series of secret letters, Wally discovers the lifetime of romance Edward and Wallis shared together.
The W.E. Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD special features include a “The Making of W.E.” featurette.