Saturday 18th April 2015
Unbroken, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 4th May 2015 from Universal Pictures (UK), follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II-only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps. Directed by Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie, Unbroken chronicles the unbelievable true story about triumph over tribulation and the resilient power of the human spirit.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Unbroken is packed with exclusive bonus content that dives deeper into the life of Louie Zamperini and the legacy he left behind. Exclusive to the Blu-ray are deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes interviews and a closer look at the life of the real Louie Zamperini after war and the inspiring themes of faith, resilience and the power of forgiveness.
Jolie follows up her acclaimed feature film-directing debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, with the unbelievable true story of Zamperini, a working class kid from Torrance, California, who transformed himself from juvenile delinquent to a 1936 Olympian by channeling his defiant energy into a shocking talent for running. Louie's unfaltering determination and ferocious will then carried him through monumental tribulations during his military service and he became a true American hero.
Unbroken stars Jack O'Connell ('71, Starred Up) plays Louie Zamperini, heading up an international cast that includes Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter series), Finn Wittrock (HBO's The Normal Heart), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Jai Courtney (Divergent), John Magaro (The Box), Luke Treadaway (Clash of the Titans), Ross Anderson (The Silent Storm) and Japanese singer-songwriter Miyavi in his American acting debut.