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 rereleased on 2 disc DVD and Blu-Ray and via digital download on 16 July. It features 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 the rerelease, we’re giving away 2 x DVD 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 (Anna Paquin) in the New Zealand wilderness. She is to marry frontiersman Alistair Stewart (Sam Neill), having been sold to 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 Piano will be available on Blu-Ray & DVD from 16 July. Pre-order now: http://scnl.co/LCWNpt
Terms and Conditions:
Eligibility: This giveaway is open to residents in the UK and Ireland only.
Running Time: The giveaway will run from 6 July 2018 to 3 August 2018. Entries received after this time will not be considered.
Prize: We have two copies of The Piano to give away in total (1 x DVD per winner). There is no cash alternative.
Entry: Entry is via the competition page – all entrants will be required to answer the question stated above. The prize draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
Selecting a Winner: The prize winner will be picked at random from all the correct entries received and they will be notified by email. The winner must respond within 14 days of initial contact and will be required to confirm their address in order to receive the prize. If the prize winner fails to respond within 14 days of notification, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative prize winner(s) will be contacted.