Based on author Patrick O'Brian's series of novels, the movie is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Crowe is Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy, and Paul Bettany is the ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. Their ship, the H.M.S. Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. With the Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans, to intercept and capture his foe. It's a mission that can make his reputation - or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew.
In the course of the characters' epic journey, the movie travels the world - from the coast of Brazil to the storm-tossed waters of Cape Horn, south through ice and snow, to the far side of the world, to the remote shores of The Galapagos Islands (becoming the first feature film ever to shoot there).
To date Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World has taken an astonishing $13.6 million at the Australian Box Office and is still climbing. With pedigree star power, a compelling story line and an Oscar® nomination for Best Director, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is the must-have DVD of 2004.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are giving consumers the choice of how they would like to own Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World on DVD. Either as a Special Edition 2 Disc DVD featuring heaps of value-added material including featurettes, Mini Documentary and Deleted Scenes. Or, for those who would just like to own this exciting film without the extras Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, is available as a single disc DVD and on Video. Now every consumer can experience the freedom of their own DVD collection
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Packed with bonus material Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, double disc DVD features include Making of Featurette "The Hundred Days", Peter Weir on Directing "In The Wake of O'Brian", Mini Documentary "On Sounds Design", HBO Special "HBO First Look", 6 Deleted Scenes, Multi Angel and Split Scene Sequences and Still Gallery.
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