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The Light Between Oceans, a sweeping romantic drama headlined by Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, heads to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 24th.

Based on a novel by M.I. Steadman, the story centers a couple (Fassbender, Vikander) who find a baby swept to their shores. Living near a lighthouse on a remote island, the pair hide their discovery from the locals, attempting to raise this child as their own. Rachel Weisz co-stars as the distraught mother who initially believes her child was lost to the sea.

Filmmaker Derek Cianfrance (My Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) crafts his most visually sumptuous film to date, and powered by solid performances, this 130 minute feature is definitely worth a look.

1. “Bringing The Light To Life” – This documentary centers on the production of the film, which was set in Cape Campbell, an isolated area of New Zealand. The meat of the doc centers on the shooting approach Cianfrance utilized in making the film.

2. Audio Commentary – A conversation between director Derek Cianfrance and film studies professor Phil Solomon.

3. “Lighthouse Keeper” – A look at the history of the Cape Campbell Lighthouse. The featurette includes interviews with the cast and filmmakers, as well as inspector/maintainer Rob Sword and lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne.

To check out my review of The Light Between Oceans, please listen to episode 35 of CinemAddicts:


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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi