In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Starring: Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Molla

Special Features include: Whale Tales: Melville’s Untold Story, The Hard Life of a Whaler, Chase & Pollar: A Man of Means and a Man of Courage, Lightning Strikes Twice: The Real-Life Sequel to Moby Dick, Commanding the Heart of the Sea, Island Montage, Ron Howard: Captain’s Log and deleted scenes.

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