DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • “The Hundred Days” – Explore the world of Master and Commander as never before through this comprehensive 70-minute behind-the-scenes documentary made exclusively for this DVD release.
  • Multi-Angle Battle Scene Studies – Climb into the director’s chair for a rare chance to compare multiple camera setups from two of the most explosive battle sequences in cinematic history.
  • Interactive Cannon Demonstration – Go on location as an audio effects engineer to analyze separate “cannon fire” microphone feeds from various distances on a shooting range.
  • Deleted Scenes – View over 20 minutes of deleted scenes rescued from the far side of the cutting room floor – including “Shipboard Life,” “Weighing Anchor,” “Galapagos,” and much more.
  • HBO “First Look” – Get an in-depth view of the creative process through interviews with the director, cast and crew of Master and Commander as they prepare to bring Captain Aubrey’s adventures to life.
  • “In the Wake of O’Brian” – Director Peter Weir explains the intense challenges and painstaking methods he employed to translate the literary works of Patrick O’Brian (author of the Aubrey/Maturin novels) to the big screen.
  • “Cinematic Phasmids” – Learn the moviemaking secrets that Master and Commander’s effects team used to create the most realistic storm scene ever filmed and the historically accurate warships based on 200-year-old vessel designs.
  • Still Galleries – Browse through conceptual art drawings and period naval art, as well as fascinating technical drawings and construction blueprints used to construct the film’s massive ships and sets.
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Trailers & More!
  • The fate of an empire rests on the shoulders of one man. Academy Award winner Russell Crowe commands the screen in this spectacular, high-seas adventure directed by Peter Weir.

    After a sneak attack by a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his vessel, Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Crowe) is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling, high-stakes chase across two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy at any cost.

    Actors:
      Russell Crowe
      Billy Boyd
      Paul Bettany
      James D’Arcy
      Robert Pugh
      Lee Ingleby
      Georges Innes
      Mark Lewis Jones
      Richard McCabe

    Writers:
      Peter Weir
      John Collee

    Producers:
      Peter Weir
      Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
      Duncan Henderson

    Directors:
      Peter Weir