REVIEW: BIG MIRACLE
OVERVIEW: Inspired by a remarkable moment in history when the world came together for one common cause, Big Miracle tells the
amazing tale of the true events that transpired when a family of whales became trapped beneath the deadly Arctic Circle ice. Directed by
Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and starring Golden Globe® winner
Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates, He’s Just Not That Into You) and John Krasinski (“The Office,” It’s Complicated), Big Miracle is available
on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand on June 19, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
When three whales are trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter (Krasinski) and his ex-girlfriend, an animalloving
Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) convince an unlikely team of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons and the Russian and American military
to set aside their international differences and come together to free the whales. Also starring Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall,
“House of Lies”), Dermot Mulroney (The Grey, J. Edgar), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Incredible Hulk),
Vinessa Shaw (3:10 to Yuma, Two Lovers), newcomer Ahmaogak Sweeney and Ted Danson (“Damages,” Saving Private Ryan),
Big Miracle is a charming feel-good movie that the whole family can enjoy!
The Big Miracle Blu-ray™ Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also
includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of
their choice! UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From
there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy
of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android,
connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps and more!
Inspired by the incredible true story that united the world, the rescue adventure Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
Local newsman Adam Carlson (Krasinski) can’t wait to escape the northern tip of Alaska for a bigger market. But just when the story of his career breaks, the world comes chasing it, too. With an oil tycoon, heads of state and hungry journalists descending upon the frigid outpost, the one who worries Adam the most is Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Not only is she an outspoken environmentalist, she’s also his ex-girlfriend.
With time running out, Rachel and Adam must rally an unlikely coalition of Inuit natives, oil companies and Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales. As the world’s attention turns to the top of the globe, saving these endangered animals becomes a shared cause for nations entrenched against one another and leads to a momentary thaw in the Cold War.
The film is
presented in 1080P widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration
preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just
flawless. Not only the picture looks great in
this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 DTS-HD Master
Audio (48kHz/24bit) in English that provides a
good complement to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen 1080P
English DTS-HD MASTER AUDIO 5.1/DVS2 DD 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish
DELETED SCENES WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY DIRECTOR KEN KWAPIS
TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN
FICTION: A look at the true stories that inspired the film – including interviews from the cast and crew,
along with those who were there and experienced the rescue as it unfolded.
FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR KEN KWAPIS
A “BIG MIRACLE” IN
ALASKA: Join the stellar cast in a behind-the-scenes featurette where they take viewers on a journey through
everything from set design to the challenges and joys of shooting in Alaska.
UltraViolet™: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, put them in the cloud and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smart phones, currently available in the United States only.
BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!
pocket BLU™ app: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Mac® to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Plus iPad® and Android™ tablet owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablets’ larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
ADVANCED REMOTE CONTROL: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
VIDEO TIMELINE: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
MOBILE-TO-GO: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
BROWSE TITLES: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
KEYBOARD: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
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