Saturday, April 9, 2011

DVD Review: The Young Victoria

The Young VictoriaRating:  PG
Running time:  1 hour 40 minutes
Release date:  April 20th, 2010
Distributor:  Apparition
Directed by:  Jean-Marc Vallee
Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:

A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria's rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert.

I love both history and romance, so I was really looking forward to seeing this movie.  It didn't dissapoint.  I loved it.

It's rated PG, but young children would probably be bored by the movie.  They'd also probably be kind of confused for most of it.  My sister's fifteen, and I had to explain some things about British history and such as we were watching the movie because she didn't get it.  If you're not a history fan, this probably isn't the movie for you, but if you enjoy history (and romance) then I definitely recommend watching it.  it was a wonderful movie.

Special features:

Deleted and Extended Scenes:  I loved watching these, but one thing bothered me.  They were kind of out of chronological story, so for every scene, I had to try and figure out where it would have been in the movie.

The Real Queen Victoria Featurette:  I loved this.  I always like learning new things about history, and Queen Victoria was someone I didn't know much about before this movie.  I learned some interesting things.

Making of the Young Victoria:  I always like seeing how movies are made, so I really enjoyed watching this.

Lavish History:  A Look at Costumes and Locations:  This was also interesting.  Again, I'm always interested in learning how films are made, and this talked about some jobs in film making that I think are often overlooked by the general public.

The Coronation Featurette:  I also enjoyed this.  It's more about filming the coronation scene than about the actual coronation of Queen Victoria.  It was very interesting.

The Wedding Featurette:  This was a lot like the coronation one and was also very interesting.

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