In the Heart of the Sea (2015) artwork

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Friday 8th April 2016

Directed by Ron Howard, experience one of the greatest true stories ever told when In the Heart of the Sea arrives onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on 2nd May 2016, courtesy of Warner Home Video.
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Benjamin Walker, Brendan Gleeson
Ron Howard
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Joe Roth, Will Ward
Warner Home Video
2 hours 2 minutes

Experience one of the greatest true stories ever told when In the Heart of the Sea arrives onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on 2nd May 2016, courtesy of Warner Home Video. Oscar® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) directs the action adventure In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex, a New England whaling ship.

In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, Rush) as the vessel's veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight Rises) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland (The Impossible) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (Edge of Tomorrow) as the same man, 30 years later. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà (Riddick) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

Howard directed the film from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond), story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), based on the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story.

In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

  • Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means and A Man of Courage
  • 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
  • Ron Howard: Captain's Log
  • None or TBC

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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