In The Heart Of The Sea


Chris Hemsworth stars in the epic and exhilarating adventure “In the Heart of the Sea”, available on Digital HD 18th April and on 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD 2nd May from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Experience this gripping tale as hunters become the hunted in this ultimate thrill ride for survival.


“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.


Rated- 12

Run Time: 122 minutes

“In the Heart of the Sea” 3DTM and Blu-rayTM contains the following special features:

  • Whale Tales: Melville’s Untold Story
  • The Hard Life of a Whaler
  • Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means
  • Lightning Strikes Twice
  • Commanding the Heart of the Sea
  • Island Montage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Journey’s End
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Editorial and Score
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Production Wrap
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Getting in Ship Shape
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Out to Sea
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Controlled Chaos
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Into the Tank
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log First Day of Filming
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Location Scout
  • Ron Howard: Captain’s Log Intro

“In the Heart of the Sea” DVD contains the following special features:

  • Chase & Pollard: A Man of Means

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