'Water for Elephants' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed

Posted Fri Sep 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller is coming to Blu-ray in November.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox has slated 'Water for Elephants' for Blu-ray on November 1.

Starring Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon ('Walk The Line'), Robert Pattinson ('Twilight' series) and Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz ('Inglourious Basterds'), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era, 'Water For Elephants' makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!

Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny.

Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Francis Lawrence ('Constantine'), 'Water For Elephants' features fantastic supporting performances from Paul Schneider ('Lars and the Real Girl'), Jim Norton ('Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'), Mark Povinelli ('The Polar Express'), Richard Brake ('Batman Begins'), and Academy Award®-nominee Hal Holbrook ('Into the Wild').

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese, Robert Pattinson Spotlight, Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon, The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen, and Theatrical Trailer.

Blu-ray exclusives will include: Working Without A Net – The Visual Effects of Water for Elephants, The Star Attraction, Raising the Tent, Secrets of the Big Top, Stars of the Circus, The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen, Live Lookup, and Digital Copy.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Water for Elephants' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 1.

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Water for Elephants (Blu-ray)
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