'The Whistleblower' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Fri Dec 2, 2011 at 06:00 AM PST by

The heart-pounding political thriller will expose Blu-ray's truth in January.

In an early retailer announcement, 20th Century Fox has revealed 'The Whistleblower' is coming to Blu-ray on January 24.

Inspired by true events, 'The Whistleblower' has been met with praise by critics and heralded at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (“Best Narrative Feature”), Seattle Film Festival (“Best Director”) and Whistler Film Festival (“Best Film,” “Best Narrative Feature”).

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz ('The Constant Gardner') and Vanessa Redgrave ('Julia') head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn ('Good Night and Good Luck') in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, 'The Whistleblower' is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events and includes stellar supporting performances from Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), Monica Bellucci ('The Matrix Reloaded') and David Hewlett (“Stargate: Atlantis”).

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include cast and crew interviews.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Whistleblower' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 24.

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The Whistleblower (Blu-ray)
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