Posted Fri Dec 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
One of the best films of the year will hijack Blu-ray next month!
In an early announcement to retailers, Sony has slated 'Captain Phillips' for Blu-ray on January 21.
'Captain Phillips' is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy combo will feature 1080p video, a lossless 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Audio Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass and 3 Capturing Captain Phillips featurettes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $40.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Captain Phillips' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 21.
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