'The Help' Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 6th

Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer star in this heartfelt drama about a woman who develops a relationship with her maid in the 1960s.

The Help, the inspirational summer hit film people can't stop talking about, arrives in homes just in time for the holidays, delivering this powerful story on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital Download and On-Demand, December 6, 2011.

The Help Blu-ray

The Help Blu-ray

The Help DVD

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the compelling performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast including Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Help is a courageous and empowering story about very different and extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project.

The Help Blu-ray Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to delve deeper into the movie through compelling, never-before-seen bonus features, including "The Making of The Help: From Friendship To Film," an intimate look at how the life-changing experiences of close-knit childhood friends director Tate Taylor and novelist Kathryn Stockett led to the creation of the best-selling novel and its transition to the big screen.

Additional bonus features includes "In Their Own Words: A Tribute To the Maids Of Mississippi," which is an honest observation of life in the South from real-life maids, including director Tate Taylor's childhood caretaker, Carol Lee; Deleted Scenes; and nine-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Mary J. Blige's "The Living Proof", music video from the film's end titles.

In continued efforts to provide consumers with multiple viewing choices and unprecedented quality, value and portability in a single purchase, The Help has been packaged as follows:

The 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) = $44.99 U.S./$51.99 Canada

Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • The Making of The Help: From Friendship To Film
  • In Their Own Words: A Tribute To The Maids Of Mississippi
  • Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'Humiliated,' 'A Book About Jackson' and 'Johnny's Home' (which is a Blu-ray exclusive)

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Two deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor including 'A Senator's Son' and 'Keep On Walkin'
  • "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features:

  • The Making of The Help: From Friendship To Film
  • In Their Own Words: A Tribute To The Maids Of Mississippi
  • Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor including 'Humiliated,' 'A Book About Jackson' and 'Johnny's Home' (which is a Blu-ray exclusive)

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Two deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'A Senator's Son' and 'Keep On Walkin'
  • "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige

1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

Bonus Features:

  • Two deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'A Senator's Son' and 'Keep On Walkin'
  • "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige

High Definition Digital Download = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada

Bonus Feature:

  • Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'Humiliated,' 'A Book About Jackson' and 'Johnny's Home' (which is a Blu-ray exclusive)
  • "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige

Standard Definition Digital Download = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada

Bonus Feature:

  • Three deleted scenes with introductions by Director Tate Taylor, including 'Humiliated,' 'A Book About Jackson' and 'Johnny's Home' (which is a Blu-ray exclusive)
  • "The Living Proof" music video by Mary J. Blige

On-Demand

For additional information and pricing, please contact your television provider or favorite digital retailer. Bonus features are not offered with On-Demand.

About The Film & Cast:

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Kathryn Stockett comes to vivid life through the powerful performances of a phenomenal ensemble cast. The Help is an inspirational, courageous and empowering story about very different, extraordinary women in the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project - one that breaks society's rules and puts them all at risk. Filled with poignancy, humor and hope - and complete with compelling, never-before-seen bonus features - The Help is a timeless, universal and triumphant story about the ability to create change.

The Help stars Emma Stone as the courageous Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan, who goes against the beliefs of her family and friends to find her own voice. The critically praised, emotional performance of Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark, a woman who secretly dreams of one day having more than she has been given, offers a deep emotional storyline. The breakthrough performance of Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson, whose sass and tough exterior disguise the pain and fear she faces every day, brings both drama and humor to the film. Bryce Dallas Howard breathes life into the catty Jackson socialite Hilly Holbrook and Jessica Chastain brings charm and humor as Celia Foote, a kind housewife living outside of town who longs to fit in. Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney and Ahna O'Reilly also provide vivacious performances that round out this all-star female ensemble.

About The Filmmakers:

The Help is directed by Tate Taylor and co-produced by Michael Barnathan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, Night at the Museum franchise, Harry Potter 1, 2, 3), Brunson Green (Fool's Gold) and Tate Taylor. The screenplay for The Help is written by Tate Taylor and is based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett.

The Help was released August 10th, 2011 and stars Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Viola Davis. The film is directed by Tate Taylor.



Sources: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Comments (8)

  1. Gina39

    i thought the bluray cover art would be different

    3 years agoby @gina39Flag

  2. Gina39

    I have to see this movie my mother told me that this was really good, but i also heard this was very long too lol :)

    3 years agoby @gina39Flag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    Great film ...again a waste with the Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack ......!!

    I just want the Blu-ray with out having a second copy of the film on other media!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. m2

    I'll finally get to see if that whole "Viola Davis is Oscar worthy in The Help" thing really true.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  5. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Found my step mother's christmas gift

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  6. Corey W.

    Ew.........

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  7. K.Guy

    @moviegeek I had the same thought on the poster. The movie was good, though.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  8. moviegeek

    I still don't get this poster/cover art. . . Doesn't make an ounce of sense or tell me anything about the movie. Just looks like a white girl and her one-legged friend are tired of the black maids gossiping.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag