The Sinking of the Laconia - The 2010 Mini-Series Comes to DVD in Early August
2-disc set is on the way from Acorn Media
Posted by David Lambert
As seen on Ovation: the remarkable true WWII story! "Superb" - The Daily Mail (U.K.); "Tense, gripping...with a cinematic scope" - The Daily Mail (U.K.).
In September 1942, at the height of the battle for the Atlantic, a German U-boat torpedoed the RMS Laconia, sinking the British ship without knowing that it carried more than 2,000 passengers, many of them civilians. What followed is a harrowing true story of heroism, heartbreak, and unexpected humanity in the midst of the bloodiest conflict in history.
Award-winning screenwriter Alan Bleasdale (G.B.H.) dramatizes the incident with deft characterizations, narrative subtlety, and moral complexity. Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Franka Potente (The Bourne Identity, Run Lola Run), and Andrew Buchan (Garrow's Law) anchor the outstanding international cast, which also features Lindsay Duncan (Rome) and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy). Both thrilling and thought-provoking, this BAFTA-nominated miniseries is "the best bit of drama on the BBC in 20 years" (The Independent, U.K.). NOTE: Contains strong language, violence, and nudity.
Acorn Media will release the 2010 drama, The Sinking of the Laconia, on DVD this August 7th. The complete mini-series will be available on 2 discs, running 171 minutes, at a cost of $39.99 SRP in the USA and CA$52.99 SRP in Canada. It will include the Bonus Documentary Featurette "The Sinking of the Laconia: Survivors' Stories" (29 min.). Video is anamorphic widescreen, audio is English stereo, and subtitles are English. Here's the package art: