'Moby Dick (2011)' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Thu Sep 8, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The latest retelling of Herman Melville's whale of a tale will splash down on Blu-ray next month.

In an early announcement to retailers, Vivendi is working on 'Moby Dick (2011)' for Blu-ray on October 4.

With the famous words, “Call me Ishmael,” begins the spectacular adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, considered the greatest work of American literature, 'Moby Dick.' A two-part original miniseries event that premiered August 1 & 2 on Encore, the New York Times calls it “an ambitious, beautifully made adventure tale that seeks to be respectful of the book while still making the characters and story accessible to modern viewers,” and the Wall Street Journal adds, “there is much to marvel at in this production.”

Led by a “persuasive and compelling” (New York Times) performance from Academy Award® winner William Hurt ('Children Of A Lesser God'), the miniseries features powerful dramatic performances by a cast of celebrated actors including Golden Globe® winner Donald Sutherland ('Citizen X'), Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke ('Daybreakers'), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), Eddie Marsan ('Sherlock Holmes') and Billy Boyd ('The Lord Of The Rings').

A psychological thriller of one man’s decent into madness, the story begins when inexperienced sailor Ishmael (Charlie Cox, 'Stardust') joins the crew of the whaling ship Pequod helmed by the mysterious and tortured Captain Ahab (Hurt). Though the journey at first appears to be a routine whaling quest, the crew soon is unwittingly forced to join Ahab in his singular purpose – to hunt and kill the enigmatic white whale, which nearly killed him years before. As they sail across the desolate ocean, Ahab’s obsession to seek the deadly whale they call Moby Dick, no matter the cost, soon proves fatal. Never straying from his quest to hunt and kill the monstrous whale, the crew realizes that their captain is so blinded by vengeance that he may soon lead them all to an ultimate peril.

Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Moby Dick (2011)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 4.

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