“The Young Victoria” DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 20, 2010

Thanks to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, I had the opportunity to review a wonderful movie called, “The Young Victoria.”  “The Young Victoria” comes out on DVD today, April 20th, and it’s definitely a movie worth checking out.  I hope they make a sequel to it.  Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend did amazing jobs in this movie and I absolutely fell in love with their characters.  You can purchase “The Young Victoria” online and in stores across the country.  The DVD retails for $27.96.

Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend star in the lavish historical drama, THE YOUNG VICTORIA. Resolved to establish her authority over those who rule in her stead, a young and inexperienced Queen Victoria (Blunt) draws strength from the love of Albert (Friend), the handsome prince who’s stolen her heart. Based on the courtship and early reign of England’s longest-serving monarch, THE YOUNG VICTORIA is a majestic tale of romance, intrigue and power.

Clips Included:

Chess, King Speech, Played The Game, Abbey, Proposal, Wedding In Bed, A Man With No Work, You Thought I Was A Woman

Added Values Included:

Royal Stories, Production Design, Arranged Marriage

Special Features:

• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• The Real Queen Victoria Featurette
• Making of The Young Victoria
• Lavish History: A Look at the Costumes and Locations
• The Coronation Featurette
• The Wedding Featurette

Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Co-Producer: Denis O’Sullivan
Executive Producer: Colin Vaines
Producers: Graham King, Tim Headington, Martin Scorsese, Sarah Ferguson
Screenplay: Julian Fellowes
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance


I really loved this movie and I loved the costumes and gowns worn!  It was a romantic and lighthearted movie that left me wanting more!  Thank you Sony Pictures for a wonderful movie worth watching!


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I received a copy of “The Young Victoria” on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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