Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Wave

Digital Release Date: June 21, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 21, 2016
Price: DVD $12.99, Blu-ray $25.27
Studio: Magnolia


Inspired by true events, an inescapable tsunami engulfs a seemingly idyllic Norwegian tourist destination in the action-filled disaster thriller The Wave.

Norwegian villagers catch The Wave

Norwegian villagers catch The Wave

Headlined by Kristoffer Joner (The Revenant) and Ane Dahl Torp (1001 Grams), the film depicts events that every Norwegian fears may one day happen: the country’s largest unstable mountainside plummets tons of rock and earth into the fjord below. Its path of destruction causes a nearly 300-foot high wave that gives the people of the small town of Geiranger mere minutes to leave their homes and reach higher ground. Specifically, the film follows a geologist and his family as they race against the clock to survive the impending wave.

Presented in Norwegian with English subtitles, The Wave is  the first ever-Scandinavian disaster movie to bring the traditional Hollywood genre to the big screen. Special features pon the Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the film, an interview with the director Roar Uthaug (Escape), and a look at the film’s visual effects.

Oh, and the critics enjoyed this one—at Rotten Tomatoes, The Wave received a 6.6/10 rating based on an 78 published reviews.

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.