Earlier this year Disney released one of the better rescue story movies, made even more incredible that it was based on a real-life rescue. “The Finest Hours” is a heroic action-thriller based on the extraordinary true story of of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Sadly, I think Disney mis-timed the release of this film. Had it hit theaters in November, it would have attracted the right sort of crowds that would have gotten the word out about the film.
Stars Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Casey Affleck (“Interstellar”), Ben Foster (“3:10 to Yuma”) and Holiday Grainger (“Cinderella”) give great performances and the special effects also have a starring role. You won’t be able to tell where the set ends and the digital world begins.
“The Finest Hours” makes its in-home debut packaged with a host of bonus features about the making of the movie and the remarkable true-life events that inspired it. You will enjoy diving into the thrilling eye of the storm with: An all-new documentary “Against All Odds: The Bernie Webber Story,” in which real-life residents of Chatham recall the events that set the stage for the film’s historic rescue mission; Four making-of featurettes highlighting cast members experiences and reflections by members of the U.S. Coast Guard; as well as two never-before-shared Deleted Scenes.
“The Finest Hours” storms home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere May 24th, but you can pre-order it now via Amazon (your purchase via that link will help support The Disney Blog. Thank you).
Previously: Our review of “The Finest Hours”