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Release Date : December 8th
An astounding piece of investigative journalism with the heart of an action thriller, The Cove debuts on DVD from Lionsgate. The electrifying film follows animal activist and formal dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry and his high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the international dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taiji, Japan. One of the best reviewed films of the year, The Cove was hailed as “gorgeous, pulse-pounding and shocking” (Elle Magazine), “very powerful” (The New York Times), “a gripping thriller” (Philadelphia Inquirer) and “the year’s most exciting film” (The Huffington Post).
In addition, The Cove has astonished audiences across the country winning the Audience Awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, 2009 Silver Docs Film Festival, 2009 HotDocs Film Festival, 2009 Sydney Film Festival and 2009 Maui Film Festival, as well as Golden Space Needle at the 2009 Seattle International Film Festival, Best Feature Film and Best Storytelling at the 2009 Nantucket Film Festival, Best in Festival and Best Theatrical from the 2009 Blue Ocean Film Festival. The DVD features extensive bonus materials including audio commentary with the director and the producer, a documentary on the hazards of mercury, behind-the-scenes footage from the multiple hidden cameras plus deleted and extended scenes. A must see film; The Cove will be available on DVD this December for the suggested retail price of $27.98.
In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan, behind a wall of barbed wire and “Keep Out” signs, lies a shocking secret. It is here, under cover of night, that the fishermen of Taiji engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins, driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and a black market for dolphin meat. The nature of the work is so horrifying; a few desperate men will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the world. But when an elite team of activists, filmmakers and free-divers embark on a covert mission to penetrate the cove, they are not only able to shine a light on the fishermen’s deadly and dark secret – they discover that the shocking atrocities they find there are just the tip of the iceberg. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide.