Belfast - Press Release

NOMINATED FOR 11 CRITIC’S CHOICE AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE,
THE EXTRAORDINARY COMING-OF-AGE STORY IS AVAILABLE TO OWN
FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN
 BONUS CONTENT AND AN EXCLUSIVE ALTERNATE ENDING

 

BELFAST

 

CAITRÍONA BALFE, JUDI DENCH, JAMIE DORNAN,
CIARÁN HINDS & JUDE HILL DELIVER TIMELESS PERFORMANCES
IN ONE OF THIS YEAR’S MOST ACCLAIMED FILMS
FROM OSCAR® NOMINATED WRITER/DIRECTOR KENNETH BRANAGH 

 

OWN IT ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 8, 2022

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD MARCH 1, 2022

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

“The best picture of the year, no doubt” Pete Hammond, Deadline

 

Universal City, California, February 1, 2022 An intimate and moving story of childhood memories hailed by critics as a “soaring cinematic triumph” (Mark Johnson, Awards Daily), BELFAST is available to own for the first time on Digital February 8, 2022 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 1, 2022 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (Henry V), BELFAST on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital comes packed with all-new bonus content including a heart-warming alternate ending featuring Kenneth Branagh, deleted scenes, and featurettes about Branagh’s brilliant vision, the characters, and spectacular filming locations, plus personal childhood memories from the cast drawing audiences deeper into the authentic story about the power of family and community.

 

Featuring an incredibly talented and dynamic ensemble cast that has been nominated for Critics Choice® and SAG® Awards, the “unforgettable” (Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter) film that top critics and audiences can’t stop talking about stars BAFTA Award® winner Caitríona Balfe (Outlander), Academy Award® winner Judi Dench (No Time to Die), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey franchise), Ciarán Hinds (Harry Potter franchise), Colin Morgan (Legend) and rising star Jude Hill in his feature film debut. Winner of more audience awards than any film this year, BELFAST has been nominated for over 195 awards to-date including 11 Critic’s Choice Awards® and a total of 13 Best Picture nominations as well as PGA® and DGA® Awards nominations for Branagh.

 

BELFAST is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s. Buddy’s family lives in a largely Protestant district with a few Catholic families, but one day his community and everything he thought he understood about life is suddenly turned upside down. Buddy’s family gets caught in the mayhem and must decide to stay or leave the only place they have ever called home. Through it all, his passionate parents (Balfe and Dornan) and quick-witted grandparents (Dench and Hinds) keep the joy alive through music and the magic of movies in this feel-good story that reminds us that no matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from.

 

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL ExCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES:

  • Alternate Ending featuring Kenneth Branagh – Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh
  • Deleted Scenes – Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh
  • A City of Stories: The Making of BELFAST – Go behind the scenes of BELFAST with cast and crew to learn more about the characters, filming location and Kenneth’s childhood in Ireland.
  • Everyone’s Inner Child – Kenneth Branagh, Jamie Dornan, Caitríona Balfe, Ciarán Hinds, and Judi Dench reminisce about their childhoods.
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Kenneth Branagh

 

BELFAST will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

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Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/belfast

Trailer: https://uni.pictures/BelfastTrailer

Facebook: @BelfastMovie

Twitter: @BelfastMovie

Instagram: @BelfastMovie

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FILMMAKERS:

Cast: Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan and introducing Jude Hill

Casting By: Lucy Bevan & Emily Brockmann

First Assistant Director: Martin Curry

Co-Producer: Célia Duval

Music By: Van Morrison

Hair & Make-up Designer: Wakana Yoshihara

Costume Designer: Charlotte Walter

Editor: Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE BFE

Production Designer: Jim Clay

Director of Photography: Haris Zambarloukos, BSC GSC

Produced By: Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik & Tamar Thomas

Written & Directed By: Kenneth Branagh

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: March 1, 2022

Selection Number: 1000810309 (US) / 1000810445 (CDN)

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating: R for language

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 

Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French and Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (Feature), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (Bonus)

Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: March 1, 2022

Selection Number: 1000810308 (US) / 1000810444 (CDN)

Layers: DVD-9

Aspect Ratio: 16:9, 1.85:1 Widescreen

Rating: R for language

Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles 

Sound: English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 (Feature), English Dolby Digital 2.0 (Bonus)

Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes

 

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