Royal Reception for Oscar-winning Blockbuster, The King’s Speech

One of the UK’s leading online retailers, Sainsbury’s Entertainment has announced that the latest must-have, award-winning film of the year, The King’s Speech, is now available to pre-order.

The film tells the story of the man who, following his brother’s abdication, must become King George VI and accept his place on the English throne. A powerful and moving story, The King’s Speech was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, 14 BAFTAs and seven Golden Globe awards. Starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush and Derek Jacobi, this is one film above all others that you won’t want to miss this year.

The King’s Speech DVD is now available to pre-order through Sainsbury’s Entertainment for the incredible price of £8.99. And as an added bonus, customers will also receive a copy of The Madness of King George – completely free and exclusive to Sainsbury’s.

Will Paton, Online DVD Manager at Sainsbury’s Entertainment, said: “We’re delighted to be able to bring this award winning film to our customers. As always, we look to make the hottest new DVD releases available as soon as possible, and The King’s Speech is certainly not one to be missed.”

The King’s Speech will be officially released on May 9, 2011, and Sainsbury’s Entertainment customers will benefit from free delivery straight to their door. In addition, Nectar Points are also available, making this magnificent title a real must-have.

The process of ordering the latest DVDs and Blu-Rays is simple when you go through Sainsbury’s Entertainment’s website. A huge range of CDs, video games and books are also available to purchase.

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Play.com Announces Sales Boost For BAFTA Nominees

Play.com, the online entertainment retailer, has announced that it is seeing a record sales boost on DVDs that feature this year’s big name BAFTA nominees, such as James Franco, Natalie Portman and Colin Firth.

Play.com has revealed that James Franco was the surprise runaway winner in terms of sales increases since the BAFTA nominations were announced in January.

James Franco, the Hollywood heart-throb who was nominated for his performance in the Danny Boyle film ‘127 Hours’ saw sales of his earlier films (‘Milk’, ‘Pineapple Express’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’) jump by 38%.

Natalie Portman confirmed her place as Best Actress with sales from her back catalogue (including ‘Closer’, where she played a dancing girl, and ‘V for Vendetta’, where she plays a vigilante) increasing by 26%. Natalie Portman’s award-winning portrayal of vulnerable ballerina Nina Sayer alongside Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder in ‘Black Swan’ drew attention to her highly adaptable acting style and consumers wanted to watch her play a variety of parts from her impressive portfolio of films.

Colin Firth, the man of the moment following his monumental performance as King George VI alongside fellow nominee Helena Bonham Carter in The King’s Speech also recorded significant sales increases of his previous work, with an overall 20% uplift since he was nominated for Best Actor.

Simon Homent, head of DVD buying at Play.com said: “Throughout the awards season we continue to see a significant boost in sales for nominees’ previous films. Consumers gain interest in not only the films, but also the actors. They buy their earlier films to revisit or explore for the first time the work that helped to get these stars to where they are today. Despite Colin Firth not being the King of sales since the nominations were revealed, we anticipate that The King’s Speech will be one of the biggest DVD releases of 2011 when it goes on pre-order on the 7th March.”

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