Director Tom Ford's A Single Man will arrive on DVD July 6.

The film stars Colin Firth as professor George Falconer, a middle-aged British transplant living in 1960's Los Angeles with his longtime partner Jim (played by Matthew Goode). George struggles to continue when Jim dies suddenly.

Ford's big-screen adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's 1964 novel of the same name took home the 3rd annual Queer Lion award at its Venice Film Festival premiere, and Firth won the festival's best acting prize.

Critics lauded the film and expectations of an Oscar nod increased after Firth secured a second major acting award, the UK's Bafta Film Awards, in February.

The academy did nominate Firth's performance but passed on the film. Ultimately, Firth lost out on the best actor prize to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart.

Playing George, Firth told Variety, was an opportunity to experience a range of subtle emotions.

“[George] was smart, and the way he masks his massive despair is poignant,” Firth said. “That obsession with external perfection is a sign of panic. He has to control his exterior world because his interior one is chaos. His precision is all desperate measures.”

Fashion designer turned film director Ford has said the film has a universal message and should not be confined to a gay niche.

“It's really a film about love and isolation that I think all of us feel, so it is very universal,” Ford said at its Venice premiere.