The Butler DVD

The Butler DVD
The Butler is set against the tumultuous political backdrop of 20th century America. Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels' (Precious) epic drama tells the story of White House butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), who serves during seven presidential administrations between 1957 and 1986. The film is inspired by Wil Haygood's 2008 Washington Post article "A Butler Well Served by This Election" which chronicled the real life of former White House butler Eugene Allen. Through the eyes and emotions of the Gaines family, Daniels' film follows the changing tides of American politics and race relations; from the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, to the Freedom Riders and Black Panther movements, to the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal, Cecil experiences the effects of these events as both an insider and a family man.

Special Features
English SDH Main Feature, Bonus Material/Trailer May Not Be SDH
Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Aspect Ratio 1.77:1 (16:9)
Audio English Dolby Digital 5.1
Case Type Amaray Single
Cast Jesse Williams,Joe Chrest,John Cusack,Lenny Kravitz,Liev Schreiber,Mariah Carey,Minka Kelly,Oprah Winfrey,Robert Aberdeen,Robin Williams,Terrence Howard,Vanessa Redgrave,Clarence Williams III,Cuba Gooding Jr,James DuMont,James Marsden,David Banner,David Oyelowo,Elijah Kelley,Forest Whitaker,Adriane Lenox,Alex Pettyfer,Aml Ameen
Colour Colour
Director Lee Daniels
Discs 1
Format DVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing) Yes
Language English
Region 2
Released 2014-03-10
Run Time 127
Special Features
Subtitle English
Year 2013

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Free UK Delivery

  • £6.99
  • Ex Tax: £5.83

Tags: 2010s