Cast: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney
Director: Angelina Jolie
Producers: Angelina Jolie, Matthew Baer, Erwin Stoff, Clayton Townsend
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravanese, William Nicholson
(Based on the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand)
Duration: 137 mins
Dedicated in loving memory of Louis Zamperini
Academy Award® winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporti ng Actress – Girl, Interrupted) directs and produces the epic drama Unbroken, based on the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redempti on by Laura Hillenbrand. An incredible account of patrioti sm, strength and bravery, Unbroken is centered on the inspiring true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who joins the American Air Force in 1941. Nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Cinematography, Unbroken is available to own on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet™ from May 14, 2015.
As a boy, Louis (Jack O'Connell) is always in trouble but with the help of his older brother he channels his energy into running and becomes a 1936 Olympic competi tor. When World War II breaks out, he enlists in the American military. Tested to unimaginable limits aft er a near-fatal plane crash, he spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before being caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Here he becomes the favourite target of a parti cularly brutal prison guard because of his Olympic running resume.
Filmed in a variety of picturesque Australian locati ons, such as historic Cockatoo Island and the infamous Gold Coast, the harrowing story is skillfully retold by second-ti me director Angelina Jolie. Having befriended Louis Zamperini before his death last July, Jolie uses her rare insight to create a spectacular piece of cinema, keeping true to past events and honouring Zamperini's memory. A triumphant example of Jolie's vision, this enlightening biographical war drama catapults audiences back into the tragic period of World War II, ulti mately defi ning what it means to be a hero. An unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit, Unbroken is yours to own on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet™ from May 14, 2015.
'A handsome film, bleak, dark and elegantly filmed" – SMH
'Prepare to be enthralled, dazzled, delighted and disturbed" – 3AW
Blu-ray Bonus Features:
● Prison camp theatre: Cinderella
● Cast and crew concert featuring Miyavi
● Louis' path to forgiveness
● Deleted scenes
● Inside Unbroken
● The fi ght of a storyteller
● The real Louis Zamperini
Price: Blu-ray™ + UltraViolet™ SRP $44.95
DVD + UltraViolet™ SRP $39.95