Posted Tue Feb 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The Oscar-winner's whaling epic splashes down on Blu-ray in March.
Experience one of the greatest true stories ever told with “In the Heart of the Sea” -- an action-adventure based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex, a New England whaling ship.
The film stars Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase, the veteran first mate of the New England whaling ship, the Essex; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light. Tom Holland also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.
Each release will feature 1080p video, Dolby Atmos audio, and supplements include: Whale Tales: Melville's Untold Story; The Hard Life of a Whaler; Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means and A Man of Courage; LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: The Real-Life Sequel to Moby Dick; Commanding the Heart of the Sea; Deleted and Extended Scenes; and Ron Howard: Captain's Log.
You can find the latest specs for 'In the Heart of the Sea' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 8.
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