Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Deep Blue Sea

Blu-ray, DVD & Video-On-Demand Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $38.94
Studio: Music Box Films

The Deep Blue SeaRachel Weisz (Dream House) deals with love, passion and obsession in the independent film The Deep Blue Sea.

The romance drama, based on the 1952 play by Terence Rattigan, tells the story of Hester Collyer (Weisz), a British woman in post-World War II England who’s trapped in a passionless marriage with an older, upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale, My Week With Marilyn).

When Hester meets troubled former Royal Air Force pilot Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers), she embarks on a heated affair, awakening her sexuality. But she soon realizes Freddie can’t give her the love and stability that her husband provides. As she begins to alienate the men in her life, Hester must decide on what she wants most.

The acclaimed movie was written and directed by Terence Davies (The House of Mirth).

The Deep Blue Sea was released in a limited number of theaters in the U.S, grossing a respectable $1 million.

But critics loved it more than moviegoers, particularly praising Weisz’s performance. Critics gave the movie 79% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, while audience members liked it to only 54%.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain these special features:

  • collector’s booklet
  • audio commentary
  • interviews with Weisz, Hiddleston and Davies
  • “Terence Davies Master Class”
  • “The Look of The Deep Blue Sea

Check out the film’s trailer:


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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.