"The King's Speech"
What: Critically acclaimed film won Oscars for star Colin Firth, director Tom Hooper, David Seidler's original screenplay and the film itself. Firth is brilliant as Bertie, the man who would become King George VI; Geoffrey Rush is excellent as Lionel Logue, a failed Shakespearean actor who became his unorthodox speech therapist.
Extras: Commentary with Hooper; Q&A with the cast; a look at the real Logue with the help of his grandson, Mark Logue, who discovered an old file cabinet stuffed with diaries, letters and medals that proved instrumental in making the film; the actual audio from the king's prewar speech (the one that closes the movie) and a postwar speech filmed for a newsreel.
In a making-of feature, Firth details the "bromance" between Bertie and Logue and how their story has all the makings of a romantic comedy. "Boy meets therapist, boy loses therapist, boy gets therapist," Firth deadpans.
Great quote: "The best lines in the movie were written by King George and Lionel Logue," director Hooper.
Info: $39.99 Blu-ray, $29.99 DVD; Anchor Bay.
-- Toni Ruberto