The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, will be coming to Blu-Ray on January 28, 2013. This is the story of how Julian Assange used the internet to expose many of the top secrets of the world. This movie is based on true life events with a theatrical slant to it.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a hot commodity in Hollywood these days. He appears in the title role in the BBC’s Sherlock and also played Kahn in last year’s Star Trek Into Darkness. The director Bill Condon made a name for himself with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 & 2, Kinsey, and Gods and Monsters.
The Fifth Estate did not perform well at the box office with just $3,255,008 domestically. It’s foreign take was just $5,800,000. Considering this movie took around $28 million to produce, this was not even close to a money maker. However, Benedict Cumberbatch may be a draw for it when it is more accessible via digital and blu-ray come January.
DAPs Magic will be reviewing The Fifth Estate.
The Fifth Estate Fact Sheet:
You Can’t Expose The World’s Secrets Without Exposing Your Own
THE FIFTH ESTATE
Own It on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD January 28, 2013
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Synopsis: Based on true events, this fast-paced global thriller takes you behind the shocking headlines. The Fifth Estate reveals the Wikileak’s rebel founder’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) quest to expose fraud and corruption to the widest audience possible: the internet.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s “Sherlock Holmes”, Star Trek: Into Darkness, War Horse) as Julian Assange, Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Basterds, The Bourne Ultimatum) as Daniel Domcheit-Berg, Laura Linney (TV’s “The Big C,” “John Adams” mini-series) as Sarah Shaw, Stanley Tucci (The Terminal, The Devil Wears Prada, The Hunger Games) as James Boswell, Anthony Mackie (Hurt Locker, The Adjustment Bureau) as Sam Coulson.
Director: Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, part 1 & 2, Kinsey, Gods and Monsters)
Writers: Daniel Domscheit-Berg (book “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website”); David Leigh (book “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy”); Luke Harding (book “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy”); and Josh Singer (adaptation)
Producer: Steve Golin (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich, Babel)
Release Date: January 28, 2014 (Direct Pre-book: 12/3; Distributor Pre-book: 12/17)
Bonus Features: The Submission Platform: Visual Effects (10:17) – 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 (6:22) – 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 (9:15) – 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.
Trailers & TV Spots – Theatrical Trailer (2:32), Titles (:30), Button (:30), Estates (:30), Decide (:30), Critics Review (:30), and Untold Story (:15)
Feature Run Time: 124 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound
Languages: English, Latin Spanish, French Canadian
Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, French Canadian