Queen of Katwe (Blu-ray) (English)

  • Web Code: M2222673
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 01-31-2017
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$26.99
PG (MPAA)

Overview

This biopic of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) traces her journey from the Kampala slum of Katwe, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world after she develops an interest in the game at a youth-outreach program run by Robert Katende (David Oyelowo). Lupita Nyong'o co-stars as Mutesi's mother, who worries that her daughter's dreams of becoming a chess champion are a frivolous distraction from real life. Produced as a joint venture between Disney and ESPN Films, QUEEN OF KATWE was directed by Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING), and was adapted from a nonfiction book by sportswriter Tim Crothers, who became acquainted with Mutesi's story while on assignment for ESPN.
Theatrical Release Date 2016
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

Additional Crew:

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PG (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Walt Disney Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    124
  • Picture
    Color
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Note: Queen of Katwe: Their Story-discover the stories behind the people who helped bring the film to life, and how they reflect the vibrant community, culture and spirit it celebrates.
    A Fork, a Spoon & a Knight-director Mira Nair's short film about Robert Katende, a boy who grows up to transform a Ugandan city into a globally renowned chess sanctuary.
    In the Studio with Alicia Keys-go behind the scenes with Alicia Keys for an inspiring look at the recording of her song "Back to Life."
    Alicia Keys "Back to Life" lyric video-sing along with on-screen lyrics.
    Young Cardamon & Hab" #1 Spice" music video-the Ugandan hip-hop duo bring the flavor in a music video directed by Mira Nair.
    Audio commentary-with director Mira Nair.
    Deleted scenes-with introduction by Mira Nair.

    Widescreen
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Release Date
    01/31/17
  • Theatrical Release
    2016
  • Rating
    PG (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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RogerEbert.com 09-10-2016 3 stars out of 4 -- "[The film] feels lived-in, compassionate and truthful. It helps greatly to have not only Nair’s clear love for her country guiding every decision but also the amazing depth of David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o to ground it..."
Rolling Stone 09-22-2016 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]he film -- laced with grit and grace -- hits you like a shot in the heart. Nair catches the thrum of real life without skimping on the hardships that comes with lack of food and education..."
The Guardian 10-20-2016 3 stars out of 5 -- "Mutesi is well played by Madina Nalwanga: calm, watchful, impassive."
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