REVIEW: THE COVE
OVERVIEW: An astounding piece of investigative journalism with the heart of an action thriller, The Cove debuts on DVD from Lionsgate. The electrifying film follows animal activist and former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry and his high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the international dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taiji, Japan. One of the best reviewed films of the year, The Cove was hailed as “gorgeous, pulse-pounding and shocking” (Elle Magazine), “very powerful” (The New York Times), “a gripping thriller” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “the year’s most exciting film” (The Huffington Post).
In addition, The Cove has astonished audiences across the country winning the Audience Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, 2009 Silver Docs Film Festival, 2009 HotDocs Film Festival, 2009 Sydney Film Festival and 2009 Maui Film Festival, as well as Golden Space Needle at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival, Best Feature Film and Best Storytelling at the 2009 Nantucket Film Festival, Best in Festival and Best Theatrical from the 2009 Blue Ocean Film Festival. The DVD features extensive bonus materials including audio commentary with the director and the producer, a documentary on the hazards of mercury, behind-the-scenes footage from the multiple hidden cameras plus deleted and extended scenes.
SYNOPSIS: The Cove tells one of the most inspiring true stories of our time. When an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free divers embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Japan, they shine a light on a dark and deadly secret. This unforgettable story has inspired audiences around the world to action and raised hopes that thousands of the most magnificent wild animals on Earth can be saved.
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
Audio Commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens
“The Cove: Mercury Rising” – a mini documentary on the hazards of mercury in fish
Behind-the-Scenes footage of the covert gear used to capture the activities in The Cove featuring the:
Deleted and Extended Scenes
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