Universal Studios Home Entertainment today announced the "Love Actually" 10th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray and DVD. The Blu-ray special edition will feature an ornament commemorating the film's anniversary. The newly-restored disc will hit store shelves on October 15.
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Curtis, "Love Actually" is a romantic comedy that interweaves the lives of eight couples during the holiday season. The film stars Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, and Bill Nighy. The film hit U.S. movie theaters in November 2003, going on to gross nearly $60 million.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack of the 10th Anniversary Edition includes the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD edition with Ultraviolet technology. Ultraviolet allows users to stream or download movies to smartphones, smart TVs, and more. The release will also feature 30 minutes of deleted scenes, and commentary with Richard Curtis, Hugh Grant, Bill Nighy and Thomas Sangster.
Most recently, Richard Curtis had a hand in the screenplay of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." His last directorial effort was 2009's "Pirate Radio", which starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. His "Four Weddings and a Funeral" screenplay received an Academy Award nomination in 1995. From there, he lent his pen to the Mr. Bean television series and such films as "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones Diary."
Richard Curtis' next film, "About Time", is expected to hit theaters on November 8. The limited edition Blu-ray combo pack of "Love Actually" releases October 15. The release will also be available on DVD, but the ornament is only included with the Blu-ray edition.