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September 26, 2011

THE TEMPEST on Blu-ray Review

Synopsis: This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting,
mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren
(Best Actress, 
The Queen, 2006) leading a star-studded cast including Russell
Brand (
Get Him To The Greek) and Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice).
Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera (Mirren) conjures up a storm
that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge.
Directed by Julie Taymor (
Frida) — and complete with exclusive bonus features — The Tempest, with its innovative twist, is a supernatural dramedy filled with
Shakespearean villains, lovers and fools that will leave you spellbound.

U.S. Release Date:  September 13, 2011

Rating:    PG 13 - for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images
Feature Run Time: Approximately 110 minutes

Release Format: Blu-ray™, Movie Download & On-Demand

Suggested Retail Price: 1-Disc Blu-ray = $39.99 U.S.
 Movie Download High Definition = $39.99 U.S.
Movie Download Standard Definition = $29.99 U.S.
On-Demand = for pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer

Bonus Features: 
The Tempest Documentary
 Audio Commentary with Director Julie Taymor
Russell Brand’s Rehearsal Riff
“O Mistress Mine”
 Reeve Carney Music Video 
Talent:  Helen Mirren (The Debt, State of Play, The Queen)
Russell Brand (
Get Him To The Greek; Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Alfred Molina (
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Prince of Persia, An Education)
Djimon Hounsou (
Blood Diamond)
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife,” 
It’s Complicated)
Chris Cooper (
Remember Me, The Kingdom)
David Straitharn (
The Bourne Ultimatum)

Director/Writer: Julie Taymor (
Frida, Broadway’s The Lion King and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark)

Producers:   Julie Taymor & Ronald Bozeman (
Confessions of a Shopaholic

Our Review:
When this movie arrived at our home, my husband was especially excited. He commented, " I can't believe that I did not hear about this film being released," and asked if we could watch it right away. I actually read The Tempest many years ago (back when I was in high school), so I only remember the basic plot. After watching the film, I must say that I was really impressed by the scenes, the casting as well as the costumes.  I thought this movie really capture the magical aspect of the Shakespeare's master piece. 

To buy a copy of the film, you can pre-order it here: http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-Helen-Mirren/dp/B004M9ZI0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317011509&sr=8-1

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine. 


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