FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"...a dynamite ensemble cast of young actors invests the Bard's poetry with energetic immediacy." - Ronnie Scheib, Variety "Critics' Pick ...smoothly injecting familiar speeches with cheeky humor and sly insinuation, the cast slides from past to present with impressive ease." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times "Brave, controversial ... hugely adventurous and highly liberated movie that offers a fresh take on the Bard in the age of same-sex marriage. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" - Rex Reed, The New York Observer
Alan Brown's Modern Update on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Debuts on DVD June 5th
Get it Early on Digital May 15th
Bonus Features Include a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette,
Deleted Scenes and Director's Commentary
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (April 2, 2012) - Based on William Shakespeare's immortal Romeo and Juliet, the critically-acclaimed Private Romeo debuts on DVD June 5th and digital May 15th from Wolfe Video. Directed by Alan Brown (Book of Love, Superheroes) and starring Seth Numrich (TV's "Gravity") and Matt Doyle (TV's "Gossip Girl") from the Tony Award(R)-winning play "War Horse," Private Romeo updates Shakespeare's classic tragedy by setting it in an all-male military school. The film also stars Hale Appleman (Beautiful Ohio), Chris Bresky (Going the Distance), Sean Hudock (TV's "Powerless"), Adam Barrie, Bobby Moreno, and Charlie Barnett. The entire cast of the film was honored with the 2011 Outfest Grand Jury Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film."
Set in a modern day military school, this smash hit gay adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet features hot Broadway "War Horse" actors Seth Numrich and Matt Doyle as the star-crossed lovers.
When eight cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives. Incorporating the original text of Romeo and Juliet, YouTube videos, and lip-synced indie rock music, Private Romeo takes viewers to a mysterious and tender place that only Shakespeare could have inspired.
Private Romeo has a running time of 98 minutes and is not rated. The DVD will come packed with extras including Director's commentary, Behind the Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Facebook entries, trailer, closed captions and more.
Consumers can purchase from retailers nationwide or order DVDs by calling 1-800-GET-WOLFE or visiting www.WolfeVideo.com. Consumers looking to rent or download Private Romeo will find it available on multiple Internet, VOD and broadcast platforms.
DVD Catalog #: 4982D
DVD UPC Code: 754703763761
DVD Order Date: 4/17/2012
DVD SLP: $24.95
Serving audiences since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films. Current major Wolfe releases include the acclaimed gay drama, Undertow (Peru's submission for the 2010 Academy Awards) and the hard-hitting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" drama, A Marine Story. Wolfe is also well known for releasing classics such as Desert Hearts, Big Eden and Were The World Mine. Find more info online at http://www.wolfevideo.com.
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News Editor April 15, 2012, 9:45 am