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A Street Cat Named Bob

February 27th 2017 | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | Blu-Ray | DVD

A street cat named Bob tells the moving and life-affirming true story of the unlikely friendship between a young homeless busker, James Bowen, and the stray ginger cat who changed his life. Starring Luke Treadaway (Unbroken, Clash of the Titans, Olivier Award Winner for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) as James Bowen and with Bob as Bob. 

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change.  James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas.  Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts. 

Based on the much-loved, international best-selling book of the same name and also starring Ruta Gedmintas (‘The Strain’, The Incident), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey, Filth) and Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), the film is directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Turner and Hooch), with a script from Tim John (Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde) and Maria Nation (Ice Bound). 

The Blu-ray and DVD feature a 30 minute behind-the-scenes featurette in which director Roger Spottiswoode, cast, crew and James Bowen talk about their experience of bringing the heart-warming tale to the big screen. 

The DVD is available in two Limited Edition gift packs, featuring either a ceramic cat feeding bowl with a paw print design or multi-coloured knitted cat scarf. 

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