A United Kingdom on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in March
20 February 2017
One of the film love stories of the year, Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom arrives in the UK on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD through Twentieth Century Fox and Pathé on 20 March.
The film tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
A United Kingdom is directed by Asante (Belle) from a screenplay by Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky), based on the book Colour Bar by Susan Williams. The cast is led by David Oyelowo (Selma) as Seretse Khama, with Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) playing his future wife Ruth Williams. Other cast includes Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Terry Pheto (Mandela), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Arnold Oceng (Adulthood), Jack Lowden (’71) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey).
The film is produced by Rick McCallum (Star Wars), David Oyelowo, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brunson Green (The Help) and Charlie Mason. The film is executive produced by Pathé’s Cameron McCracken, BBC Films' Christine Langan, the BFI’s Ben Roberts, Ingenious Media’s Eleanor Clark Windo and Guy Hibbert.
A United Kingdom will be released on UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on 20 March 2017 From Twentith Century Fox and Pathé at the rather stiff RRP of £29.99 for the Blu-ray and £19.99 for the DVD.