Based on real-world events, The Perfect Storm will have you on the
edge of your seat in this engaging drama thriller. Starring George
Clooney and Mark Wahlberg as fisherman aboard the six member crew of
the Andrea Gail, they are about to embark on the last trip of the
season. On the eve of Halloween, the Andrea Gail sets sail across
the rough seas near Gloucester Massachusetts in a hope to bring back
the catch of the season.
Unbeknownst to crew of the Andrea Gail, a deadly storm is heading
their way and through their heroism and thirst for life, they
attempt to fight the inevitable. What sets this movie apart from
other similar films about natural disasters is the realistic human
spirit and brotherhood amongst the fishing vessel that has made them
With gigantic waves and almost blinding rain, The Perfect Storm
features some outstanding special effects that may be a little dated
at times, still stands up quite well, however the true stars of the
movie are Clooney and Wahlberg plus Diane Lane as the woman who
fears the worst for her "children". The movie is quite emotional at
times and be warned for those who have not seen this movie, it does
have a few unexpected twists and tears.
Although the Perfect Storm has been out for a few years now on DVD,
the Blu-Ray version features 1080p HD Widescreen which boasts
vibrant colours and exceptional picture quality that is matched
perfectly with the sound quality of this disc.
conclusion, The Perfect Storm is one of director Wolfgang Petersen's
best movies who has managed to capture the true spirit of these
fishing vessels. A first class experience from start to finish!
* 3 Dynamic Documentaries: HBO First Look: Creating the Perfect
Storm, Witness to The Storm: Recollections of the 1991 Events that
inspired the book, Creating Emotion: Composer James Horner at work
* 3 Commentaries: Director Wolfgang Peterson, Author Sebastian
Junger, VIsual Effects Producer Helen Ostenberg Elswit
* Yours Forever: Photo Montage
* Theatrical Trailer