Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Water Diviner

Digital Release Date: July 7, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 28, 2015
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $44.95
Studio: Warner

Separated by war, a determined father goes the distance to find his sons in The Water Diviner, the first feature film to be directed by Russell Crowe (Noah), who also stars.

Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner

Crowe is Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919 goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko, The November Man), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier and single mother; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth…and his own peace.

The winner of three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture, the R-rated war drama received a so-so 62% rating from the critics at Rotten Tomatoes based on 126 reviews. In a limited theatrical release to theaters, it rang up a disappointing $4.2 million at the domestic box office.

The Blu-ray edition of the movie includes the following features:

  • The Making of The Water Diviner
    · The Battle of Gallipoli
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