To mark the 25th anniversary of its original theatrical release and ground-breaking 1993 Palme D’Or win at Cannes, STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce that Jane Campion’s multi Oscar® winning classic, The Piano, will be re-released on 2 disc DVD and Blu-Ray and via digital download on July 16th. Complete with a brand new and exclusive extra, The Piano at 25, which includes interviews with Jane Campion and the film’s producer, Jan Chapman (filmed at Karekare beach in New Zealand: the iconic location made famous by the film). The Blu-Ray release also comes complete with essay booklet, alternative artwork poster as well as a copy of the soundtrack. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2xBlu-ray copies!
Starring Holly Hunter in a majestic silent performance as Ada McGrath, the mute Scotswoman and talented pianist who arrives with her strong-willed young daughter Flora (Paquin) in the New Zealand wilderness. She is to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill), having been sold him by her father, but takes an immediate dislike to him after he refuses to carry her beloved piano home with them, instead selling it to his overseer George Baines (Harvey Keitel). Attracted to Ada, Baines agrees to return the piano in exchange for lessons that gradually become a series of erotically charged sexual encounters. As the story unfolds like a Greek tragedy, complete with a chorus of Maori tribes, all of the characters’ long suppressed emotions come to the fore, as if elicited by the wildness of the natural world around them.
To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question: How old was Anna Paquin when she won an Academy Award for her role in The Piano?
The competition runs until Friday 20th July. After that date, we will pick two names from the hat who have the correct answer. Those two people will win a copy of The Piano 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray each. The editor’s decision is final and there is no cash alternative. Good luck.
THE PIANO will be available on Blu-ray & DVD from 16TH July. Pre-order now: http://scnl.co/LCWNpt