WITNESS HOPE AND SPECTACULAR COURAGE WHEN THE WATER DIVINER ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY, DVD and DIGITAL HD FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT. Blu-ray debuts on Own it early on Digital HD on
Burbank, CA, June XX, 2015 – Separated by war, a determined father goes the distance to find his sons when “The Water Diviner” arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD on from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) makes his directorial debut in “The Water Diviner,” an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. The film will be available early on Digital HD on .
Crowe directed “The Water Diviner” from a screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, who were also executive producers on the film. The film was produced by Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger and Troy Lum, alongside executive producers James Packer, Brett Ratner, Kerry Stokes, Tim Worner, Angus Ross and John Collee. The film’s international ensemble cast also includes Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Ryan Corr, James Fraser, Ben O’Toole, Jacqueline McKenzie and Isabel Lucas.
“The Water Diviner” won three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture. The film also won in the categories of Best Supporting Actor (Erdogan) and Best Costume Design. It also received five additional nominations, for Best Lead Actor (Crowe), Best Supporting Actress (McKenzie), Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Editing.
“The Water Diviner” will be available on Blu-ray for $29.98, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “The Water Diviner” via purchase from digital retailers.
Crowe stars in “The Water Diviner” as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919 goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier and single mother; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth…and his own peace.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“The Water Diviner” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
- ·The Making of The Water Diviner
- ·The Battle of Gallipoli
Own “Water Diviner” on Blu-rayÔ or DVD on July 28th or Own it Early on Digital HD on July 7th
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On , “The Water Diviner” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On , “The Water Diviner” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
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DVD Languages: English
BD Languages: English
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish
Running Time: 111 minutes
Rating: Rated R for war violence including some disturbing images
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