Walt Disney Home Entertainment has officially announced the Blu-ray release of director Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci and Anthony Mackie. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of Wikileak's Assange, and arrives on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD Digital Copy combo pack on January 28, 2014.
Synopsis: Through the eyes of Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Brühl), an early supporter and eventual colleague of Julian Assange (Cumberbatch), the film follows the heady, early days of Wikileaks to its abrupt end after a series of controversial and history changing info leaks. The website's overnight success brought instant fame to its principal architects, but as their power expanded across the globe, Daniel grew increasingly disillusioned with Julian's questionable tactics and ethics. The rift between the two friends became irreparable and their ideological differences tore them apart, but not before they revolutionized, for better and worse, the flow of information to news media and the world at large.
Special features include:
The Submission Platform - Visual Effects: From conception and pre-viz, through on-set photography and post, this featurette will explore the VFX challenges of bringing the submission platform to life.
In Camera: Graphics: A study of the techniques and work involved in capturing the on screen graphics in camera, and allowing realistic interaction with the actors' performances.
Scoring Secrets: A detailed examination of the soundscape created by both the composer Carter Burwell as he records his score, and the film's music supervisor as songs are chosen for the unique soundtrack.