The latest film from the Wachowski siblings, the pair who brought us The Matrix trilogy, will be released next month on Blu-ray and DVD. Cloud Atlas, the adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel of the same name, received vastly contrasting reviews when it was released in cinemas in October. That being said, the scale and ambition of Cloud Atlas is undeniable.
The film features an all-star cast including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Xun Zhou, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant. Throughout time, each actor plays a variety of characters whose lives are interlinking, addressing the concept of a soul and the art of storytelling. Here’s the official synopsis:
The powerful and inspiring epic drama Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.
Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
The DVD will contain the special feature ‘A Film Like No Other’ and the Blu-Ray will have an additional 6 featurettes.
Cloud Atlas arrives onto Blu-Ray and DVD July 1st 2013.