Master and commander [videorecording] : the far side of the world / Twentieth Century Fox ; Miramax Films ; Universal Pictures ; Samuel Goldwyn Films
DVDs | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment | c2004 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD M ACTION/ADVENTURE)
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, English Dolby digital 5.1 and 5.1 DTS, Spanish and French Dolby surround.
Includes English, French and Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz, Lee Ingleby.
Producers, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., Duncan Henderson, Peter Weir ; screenplay, Peter Weir & John Collee ; director, Peter Weir ; director of photography, Russell Boyd ; editor, Lee Smith ; original music, Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon, Richard Tognetti ; costume designer, Kacy Treadway, Wendy Stites ; production designer, William Sandell ; visual effects supervisor, Mitchell S. Drain.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Based on the novels by Patrick O'Brian.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense battle sequences, related images, and brief language.
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together.