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DVD/BLURAY Release Date: January 3rd, 2011
The latest in a line of renowned HBO Miniseries, Mildred Pierce is a penetrating portrait of a proud mother’s battle to earn her daughter’s love – and the immense power the daughter exerts in withholding it. “Stunning” (Vogue), “powerful” (Variety) and “a revelation” (Los Angeles Times), the miniseries received an outstanding 21 Emmy® nominations, winning five including Outstanding Lead Actress for Kate Winslet (Oscar®-winner for The Reader) and Guy Pearce (Oscar®-nominee, The King’s Speech), for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Mildred Pierce debuts on DVD on January 3, 2012 day and date with Mildred Pierce: The Collector’s Edition which contains both DVD and Blu-ray formats, a first for HBO Home Entertainment®. The two-disc DVD and four-disc Collector’s Edition include all five parts of the acclaimed miniseries, along with a wealth of bonus materials for the suggested retail price of $39.98 and $49.99 respectively.
Directed by Academy Award® nominee Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven), Mildred Pierce is based on James M. Cain’s classic 1941 novel of pride and status in the middle class. It tells the story of Mildred, a struggling single mother in Depression-era Los Angeles determined to fulfill the demands of her eldest daughter Veda, while surpassing societal expectations and the duplicity of the men in her life. With a talent for baking and a tremendous work ethic, Mildred sets her sights on becoming a restaurateur. Along the way she finds unexpected romance with Monty Beragon, a charming and wealthy idler, but personal tragedy soon strikes and Mildred faces the ultimate betrayal of love by her gifted but haughty daughter.