Cast: Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsh
Director: Gus Van Sant
Oscar! winner for Actor in a Leading Role - Sean Penn and Original Screenplay
His life changed history. His courage changed lives...
Oscar! winner fpor Best Actor in a Leading Role Sean Penn leads an all-star cast, including Emile Hirsh, Josh Brolin and James Franco in MILK, a compelling and inspiring portrayal of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the USA.Available to own on DVD and Blu-Ray June 17.
Under the direction of Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant, MILK relives the last eight years of Harvey Milk's life. While living in hisbeloved Castro neighbourhood, Milk becomes an outspoken activist for change and gay rights. Soon after, Milk enters in to thepolitical race and is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, on his third attempt.
During that period, the political agendas of Milk and those of another newly elected supervisor, Dan White (Josh Brolin), increasinglydiverge and their personal destinies tragically converge. In 1978, both Milk and the city's mayor, George Moscone, were shot wereshot dead by former city supervisor, White, who blamed his former colleagues for denying his attempt to rescind his resignation fromthe board.
Based on life of Harvey Milk, a true visionary, MILK has won the praises of audiences and critics alike. Notable acclaim includes 2009Oscar! wins for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Leading Role, Sean Penn.
Whether you're a history buff or just a lover of great filmmaking, MILK is an essential addition to your DVDcollection this year.
"It's a total triumph, brimming with humour, heart, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did.If there's a better movie this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it."- Rolling Stone
MILK Standard DVD Special Features include:
o Deleted Scenes
o REMEMBERING HARVEY - Film clips and photos from the set of Milk illustrate stories and reflections from people close to Harvey:Cleeve Jones, Daniel Nicoletta, Frank Robinson, Carol Ruth Silver, Anne Kronenberg and Allan Baird
o HOLLYWOOD COMES TO SAN FRANCISCO - Cast and crew discuss the development of the script, making of the film and sharestories from the set
o MARCHING FOR EQUALITY
MILK Blu-Ray Special Features include:
Standard Definition plus:
o MY SCENES
o BD LIVE FEATURES
o MY SCENES SHARING
o DOWNLOAD CENTER
o DELETED SCENES
o USER GUIDES
THE MILK REVOLUTION
1972 - Milk moves to the Castro District in San Francisco - the seed of the revolution is planted
1973 - Milk comes 10th out of 32 candidates in the state election with 16,900 votes
1973 - In response to the Eureka Valley Merchants Association (EVMA) trying to prevent gays from obtaining business licenses,Milk founds the Castro Village Association with other gay businesses to encourage gays to buy only from gaybusinesses
1975 - Milk abandons his long hair and hippie clothing to be seen as a serious candidate for the 1975 election
1977 - The Save Our Children Christian Fundamentalist group lead by Anita Bryant fights the passing of laws againstdiscrimination based on sexual orientation.
1977 - Despite the growing movement against homosexuals, Harvey Milk is made the first openly gay, non-incumbent man inthe United States to win an election to public office
1978 - Supervisor Dan White resigns from his position on the Board of Supervisors. His police colleagues convince him toreconsider his resignation. Mayor Mascone agrees but then assigns a replacement after persuasion from otherSupervisors
1978 - Dan Wight enters City Hall through a basement window so as to avoid metal detectors and shoots Mayor Mascone andHarvey Milk dead
1978 - Between 25,000 - 40,000 people gather to march in a candle light vigal in memory of Milk's contribution to the gay rightsmovement
Milk is available under the Universal Quality Guarantee - love this movie or we'll give you another on is! Seewww.universalpictures.com.au for more details.
RRP: Single Disc - $39.95
RRP Blu-ray - $44.95