Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [WS] [DVD] [2003]

Director Peter Weir's high-seas adventure Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World stars Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey. Along with his loyal crew, Aubrey engages in a grand game of cat-and-mouse with a renegade French frigate from Napoleon's army. Adapted from the series of novels by Patrick O'Brian, the film is presented on DVD in widescreen with a wealth of audio options. Not only can viewers choose either DTS 5.1 Surround Sound or Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound versions of the original English soundtrack, there are also Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks dubbed in French and Spanish. Along with English and Spanish subtitles, the disc is rounded out by a handful of theatrical trailers. Fans interested in additional supplemental features should check out the two-disc edition that was released simultaneously with this disc. A full-screen version is also available.
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Rating 4.45 out of 5 stars.
4.4
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (154 out of 158)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Director Peter Weir's first turn behind the camera since 1998's critically acclaimed The Truman Show, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is based on two Napoleonic War-era adventure novels in author Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, Master and Commander and The Far Side of the World. Russell Crowe stars as Captain Jack Aubrey, a high-seas adventurer who maintains a strong bond with ship-surgeon Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany). After conquering much of Europe already, Napoleon's forces have set their sights on taking Britain, so Aubrey and the crew of his ship, the HMS Surprise, take to the Pacific to intercept any attacking ships from the French fleet. When Aubrey eyes a renegade French super-frigate, the Surprise pursues, leading to an adrenaline-charged chase through the distant reaches of the sea. Edward Woodall, James D'Arcy, and Lee Ingleby also star as members of the Surprise's crew. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Russell Crowe
    Russell Crowe - Captain Jack Aubrey
  • Paul Bettany
    Paul Bettany - Dr. Stephen Maturin
  • Billy Boyd
    Billy Boyd - Barrett Bonden
  • James D'Arcy
    James D'Arcy - 1st Lt. Tom Pullings
  • Lee Ingleby
    Lee Ingleby - Hollom, Midshipman

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158 Reviews
98%of customers recommend this product.

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