New Release: The Cove Blu-ray

The Cove movie sceneThe 2009 Best Documentary Feature Academy Award winner, The Cove debuted on high-definition Blu-ray on April 5, 2011, from Lionsgate.

Rated PG-13, the film follows former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry (Flipper) and a team of elite free divers, special effects artists and animal lovers on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan where they uncover instances of animal abuse. As they shine a light on the horrors of the international dolphin trade, the filmmakers also uncover a serious threat to human health.

The Cove was released in a limited number of theaters in 2009 and on DVD the same year.

The new Blu-ray, which was priced at $19.99, includes the same special features that were on the DVD:

  • audio commentary with director Louie Psihoyos and producer Fisher Stevens
  • featurette “The Cove: Mercury Rising” about the hazards of mercury in fish
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • and behind-the-scenes footage of the covert gear used to capture the activities shown in the movie.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary:


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.