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Jan 132020
 

DANIEL KALUUYA AND JODIE TURNER-SMITH STAR IN THE HIT FILM EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE TALKING ABOUT

QUEEN & SLIM

INCLUDES SPECIAL COMMENTARY WITH LENA WAITHE AND MELINA MATSOUKAS, A SPECIAL SCRIPT READING AND MUCH MORE

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 18, 2020
ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD MARCH 3, 2020
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

“AN EXTRAORDINARY BLACK ODYSSEY” – ROBERT DANIELS, THE PLAYLIST

CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES®

From Emmy Award®-winning writer Lena Waithe (Netflix’s “Master of None”) and Grammy Award®-winning director Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s “Formation” and Nike’s “Equality”), comes the unflinching new drama, QUEEN & SLIM, arriving on Digital February 18, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand March 3, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “urgent and beautiful” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press) and “simply gorgeous” (Cate Young, Jezebel), QUEEN & SLIM is a timely and powerful love story that confronts the staggering toll of racism where it meets the shattering price of violence.

Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther) and Jodie Turner-Smith (“The Last Ship, “Nightflyers”) bring QUEEN & SLIM to life as the titular characters. Kaluuya and Turner-Smith are accompanied by outstanding supporting performances from Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo,” Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, “Big Love”), legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Flea (Baby Driver, Boy Erased), American country singer, Sturgill Simpson (The Dead Don’t Die, “One Dollar”) and Indya Moore (“Pose,” Saturday Church). QUEEN & SLIM comes from production company Makeready.

While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Kaluuya) and a black woman (Turner-Smith), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, and the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. As they drive, these two unlikely fugitives will discover themselves and each other in the most dire and desperate of circumstances, forging a deep and powerful love that will reveal their shared humanity and shape the rest of their lives.

Packed with thrilling and provocative moments from beginning to end, QUEEN & SLIM delivers exclusive bonus content that will take viewers deeper into the meaning and the message behind this gripping story that takes “a powerful look at places and issues not often explored in movies” (Mark Kennedy, Associated Press).

BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:

  • Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Matsoukas and Writer/Producer Lena Waithe
  • A Deeper Meaning – Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and filmmakers discuss the complicated journeys of Queen & Slim and explore the deeper meanings of how far these characters have come from where they began.
  • Melina & Lena – A behind-the-scenes look at the creative partnership between director/producer
    Melina Matsoukas and screenwriter/producer Lena Waithe.
  • Off The Script – Screenwriter Lena Waithe reads from her original screenplay for Queen & Slim.
  • On The Run With Queen & Slim – Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Queen & Slim as they film in Cleveland and New Orleans.

QUEEN & SLIM WILL BE AVAILABLE ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/queen-slim
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenAndSlim/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/queenandslim
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/queenandslim/
#QueenAndSlim

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, Sturgill Simpson and Indya Moore
Casting By: Carmen Cuba
Music Supervisor: Kier Lehman
Score By: Devonté Hynes
Costume Designer: Shona L. Turini
Editor: Pete Beaudreau
Production Designer: Karen Murphy
Director of Photography: Tat Radcliffe, BSC
Executive Producers: Pamela Hirsch, Daniel Kaluuya, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth
Produced By: James Frey, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, Michelle Knudsen, Andrew C. Coles, Brad Weston and Pamela Abdy
Story By: James Frey and Lena Waithe
Screenplay By: Lena Waithe
Directed By: Melina MatsoukasTECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210919
Layers: BD-66
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR 10
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 12 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAYTM:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210465
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: February 25, 2020
Selection Number: 61210463
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1
Rating: R for violence, some strong sexuality, nudity, pervasive language, and brief drug use
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH and Spanish Subtitles
Sound: English and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 2 hour 12 minutes

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