Friday 17th January 2014
Austenland, the delightful romantic comedy starring Golden Globe® winner Keri Russell (TV's Felicity), arrives on DVD 3rd February 2014 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale, this Sony Pictures Classics film presents a modern twist on the timeless tales of Jane Austen's romance novels. The imaginative story focuses on a woman named Jane (Russell), who is obsessed with the Regency era and the famed author's fiction. Austenland premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and not only celebrates Austen, but also reminds us of her iconic work in the year (2013) that marked the 200th anniversary of her first publication of Pride and Prejudice.
Austen enthusiasts everywhere can explore Austenland further with the Filmmaker Commentary included on the DVD, featuring Jerusha Hess (co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) in her directorial debut, as well as producer Stephenie Meyer (Twilight franchise). Also included is a cast Q&A on the making of the film, featuring the ensemble cast, including Keri Russell, JJ Feild (Captain America), Academy Award® winner Bret McKenzie (The Muppets), Jennifer Coolidge (TV's 2 Broke Girls), Georgia King (TV's The New Normal), Ricky Whittle (TV's Single Ladies) James Callis (TV's Battlestar Galactica), and two-time Golden Globe® winner Jane Seymour (TV's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman).
Austenland is directed by Jerusha Hess from a screenplay by Hess and Shannon Hale, and based on Hale's novel. It is produced by Stephenie Meyer, Gina Mingacci and Meghan Hibbett and executive produced by Dan Levinson and Robert Fernandez.
Jane Hayes's (Keri Russell) adoration of all things Jane Austen is complicating her love life. Determined to be the heroine of her own story, Jane spends her life savings on a trip to Austenland, an eccentric resort where guests experience complete immersion in the Regency era. Armed with her bonnet, corset and needlepoint, Jane strives to avoid spinsterhood . but has a difficult time determining where fantasy ends and real life-and maybe even love-begins. Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde) and Jane Seymour (Wedding Crashers) also star in this charming romantic comedy.
- Commentary with Jerusha Hess and Stephenie Meyer
- Q&A with the Cast of Austenland - Hear from Russell, Coolidge, Seymour, McKenzie, King, Feild, Whittle & Callis about their experiences making the film
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.