“Queen of Katwe” coming to Blu-ray on January 31


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Queen of Katwe, the inspirational movie about a young girl from the streets of Uganda who became a world-class chess player, will be coming home to Blu-ray on January 31, 2017 and Digital HD on January 10. Queen of Katwe has earned critical acclaim and is an incredible story that is classic Disney live-action in every way, shape, and form. Queen of Katwe stars newcomer Madina Nalwanga, Golden Globe nominated David Oyelowo, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

The home release of Queen of Katwe will be packed with bonus features including commentary, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes looks at creating the movie. Here is the full list of special features:

  • Queen Of Katwe: Their Story – Discover the stories behind the people who came together to 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 song’s recording.
  • Alicia Keys “Back To Life” Lyric Video – Sing along with on-screen lyrics.
  • Young Cardamom & 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 (8) – With Introductions by Director Mira Nair.
    • Graduation – Robert is alone at his graduation.
    • Job Application – Robert checks in on the status of his job application.
    • Dancing and Rent – Phiona joins in dancing with local girls before the landlady pulls her away.
    • Entering the Hospital – Harriet tries to look presentable as they rush Brian to the hospital.
    • Escape from the Hospital – The family sneaks out of the hospital.
    • They Can’t Go to Budo – Robert second-guesses taking the kids to the competition at King’s College Budo.
    • Flood (Extended Scene) – A nearly 7-minute scene before, during and after the house is flooded.
    • Phiona’s Chess Club – Phiona comes full circle as she teaches a little boy the same lessons Robert taught her in chess club.

Queen of Katwe is the type of feel-good movie that is worth a watch in the same vein as other Disney triumph films like MiracleMillion Dollar Arm, and McFarland, USA. Look for Queen of Katwe on Digital HD beginning January 10 and on Blu-ray shelves come January 31.



*The information contained in this article represents the opinion of the author, and not necessarily the opinion of the DIS.

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