One Life | Acclaimed drama set for UK DVD and Blu-ray in March

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One Life is heading to DVD and Blu-ray in the UK this March in the UK: details of the physical media release are right here.


The first cinema release of the year, and it was a good one: that’d be One Life, the dramatic retelling of the story of the late Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton.

Played by both Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Flynn in the movie, the film earned strong reviews, and solid box office too. Directed by James Hawes – his feature directorial debut too – the movie also featured turns from Lena Olin, Romola Garai, Alex Sharp, Marthe Keller, Jonathan Pryce and Helena Bonham Carter.

Now, with its cinema run pretty much done, we get news of its home release.

Warner Bros will first of all be making the film available to buy and rent digitally from next week, on 19th February.

Then, for those after the physical media release, it’ll be issuing the movie on the DVD and Blu-ray formats from 4th March (1st March if you’re in Ireland).

There’s not much in the way of special features: according to the information we’ve received, you’re getting a single extra feature, entitled Celebrating Winton’s Kindertransportees. Couldn’t tell you how long that runs for, though.

You can order the film on DVD or Blu-ray, and find more information on the release, here.

For now, we’ll leave you with the synopsis for the film….

“One Life” tells the true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 predominantly Jewish children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed?

Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades.

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