In The Heart Of The Sea, an adventure which reunites Rush director Ron Howard with Chris Hemsworth, hits Blu-ray and DVD March 8 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Set in 1820, the narrative centers on a whale’s attack on the Essex, a New England whaling ship that’s being led by an inexperienced Captain (Benjamin Walker). Hemsworth is Owen Chase, the vessel’s veteran first mate who takes charge when things go south, and Ben Whishaw plays novelist Herman Melville (the events inspired Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick). The picture, which is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book, In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex, hits Digital HD February 23.

The Blu-ray disc comes with deleted and extended scenes and the following featurettes: “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,” and “Ron Howard: Captain’s Log.” The DVD version’s sole special feature is “Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means and A Man of Courage.”

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi