J.Edgar, the gripping drama, lands in the UK on Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 11th June, the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered in his role as head of the FBI.
Instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, he remained director until his death. As seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, J. Edgar explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power.
Oscar® winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) directed the film from a screenplay by Oscar® winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk). Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception, The Aviator) stars in the title role.
J. Edgar also stars Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts (21 Grams) as Helen Gandy, Hoover’s longtime secretary; Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Hoover’s protégé Clyde Tolson; Josh Lucas (The Lincoln Lawyer) as the legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, whose son’s kidnapping changes the public profile of the F.B.I.; and Oscar® winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) as Hoover’s over-protective mother, Annie Hoover.
The Blu-ray Triple Play and DVD include an UltraViolet Digital Copy of the film, which allows consumers to download it to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it from a digital cloud to many computers, tablets or smartphones.
During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years, he would stop at nothing to protect his country.
Through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle against threats both real and perceived, often bending the rules to keep his countrymen safe. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted, if ever elusive, prize.
Hoover was a man who placed great value on secrets, particularly those of others, and was not afraid to use that information to exert authority over the leading figures in the nation. Understanding that knowledge is power and fear poses opportunity, he used both to gain unprecedented influence and to build a reputation that was both formidable and untouchable.
Don’t miss J.Edgar, the perfect gift this Father’s day - released on Blu-ray Triple Play, DVD and Digital Download on 11th June.
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