Details about the release of the film, which received Oscar nominations for Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, after the jump.
The Last Station is a complex, funny, rich and emotional story about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it. One of the most turbulent love stories in history is retold in Sony Pictures Classics’ film, The Last Station which arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 22 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film stars Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren (Best Actress, The Queen, 2006) and the legendary Christopher Plummer, both of whom received Oscar® nominations this year for their roles as writer Leo Tolstoy and his wife Sofya Tolstaya. Michael Hoffman
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, One Fine Day) wrote and directed.
Alongside Plummer and Mirren, the film boasts an all star cast that includes Golden Globe® nominee James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement), Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Sideways), Anne-Marie Duff (The Magdalene Sisters) and Kerry Condon (HBO’s “Rome”). Adapted from the best-selling novel by Jay Parini, who drew on the diary entries of Tolstoy’s closest relatives and friends, The Last Station was also nominated for two SAG Awards and five Independent Spirit Awards.
The Blu-ray™ and DVD boasts all-new special features that include deleted scenes, outtakes from the set, an interview with Christopher Plummer and commentary by Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and director Michael Hoffman.
The Blu-ray Disc™ also features movieIQ™+sync a new and immersive BD-Live movie watching experience that uses a connected, real-time movie database. With a movieIQ enabled Blu-ray Disc and an internet connected Blu-ray player, movie fans can dive into continuously updated information on cast and crew while exploring relevant trivia such as production facts, music and soundtrack information, all tied to scenes within the movie. Additionally, movieIQ+sync gives the viewers the full movieIQ experience on their computer or iPhone by linking to the Blu-ray disc.
The Last Station will be available on DVD for $28.96 SRP and on Blu-ray® for $38.96.
The Last Station recounts the drama of the final year in the life of the great Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy. It is a true story, both dramatic and humorous, that covers the themes of passion, love, family, greed, intrigue, conflict and revolution.
Mirren and Plummer star in this compelling look at the last days of literary icon Leo Tolstoy. Having renounced his title and property, Tolstoy makes plans to donate his royalties to the Russian people, supported by his trusted disciple Chertkov (Giamatti). Tolstoy’s outraged wife wages a one-woman war to challenge her husband’s extreme act of idealism. McAvoy stars as Valentin, the novelist’s worshipful assistant, whose romance with a free-spirited young woman puts Tolstoy’s notion of ideal love to the ultimate test.
BD/DVD Bonus Features include:
w Deleted Scenes
w All New Featurette: An Interview with Christopher Plummer entitled A Tribute To Christopher Plummer
w Commentary with Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren and director Michael Hoffman
The Last Station has a run time of approximately 113 minutes and is rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity. Artwork and clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.
DVD Catalog # 34999
UPC Code: 043396-34999-5
Order Date: 5/20/10
BD Catalog # 35148
UPC Code: 043396-35148-6
Order Date: 5/20/10
For more information about Sony Pictures Classics films and DVDs, please visit www.sonyclassics.com.