Posted Wed Jul 3, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The Australian surf film starring Sam Worthington surfs tp Blu-ray in September!
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate has revealed 'Drift' will have a Blu-ray release on September 17.
Set in a remote town on Australia's spectacular and rugged coastline in the early '70s, 'Drift' tells the story of two brothers at the genesis of the modern surf industry.
Determined to escape a life of factory work and petty crime, headstrong older brother Andy (Myles Pollard) and his wayward surf prodigy younger brother Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) form a volatile alliance. With their seamstress mother Kat (Robyn Malcolm) they fashion custom-made Drift wetsuits and new shorter surfboards out of their back yard garage. Their fledgling business generates a powerful buzz amongst the hard-core local surfers, but the brothers' progressive ideas are soon at odds with their conservative town and find themselves embroiled in a violent feud with a drug-dealing biker gang looking to manipulate Drift's early success. Enter JB, an infamous surf filmmaker (Sam Worthington) and Lani (Lesley-Ann Brandt), his gorgeous Hawaiian companion who drift into town just as the brothers' business and troubles begin to escalate. The travellers embody the era's anti-establishment vibe and are skeptical, but soon realize if the brothers can survive and stay true to their surfing roots, they might be part of something greater than they ever imagined.
Based on true stories from the era, 'Drift' is the action filled story of a complex family of outsiders who struggle to escape their troubled past to forge a successful future…stumbling upon the worldwide multi-billion dollar cultural movement we know today.
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Drift' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 17.
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