Dir. Robert Zemeckis. Starring
Tom Hanks as Chuck Noland and Helen Hunt as girlfriend Kelly Frears. 2000.
137 minutes.Video £15.99. DVD £24.99.
This critically acclaimed
action drama will be available to own on Universal video (RRP £15.99)
and DVD (RRP £24.99) from 29 October, 2001.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
(Forest Gump and What Lies Beneath), Cast Away follows
Fed-Ex employee Chuck's quest to survive both emotionally and physically
on a deserted Island and ultimately, his dream to return home.
his plane hits a storm and crashes into the sea, Fed-Ex systems engineer
Chuck Noland (Hanks) finds himself alone on the deserted shores of a tropical
Island. The sole survivor of the crash, Chuck must learn to fend for him
self with only the Islands basic elements, a few washed up Fed-Ex packages
and a picture of his fiancée Kelly (Hunt).
Four years on, Chuck has
overcome the survival challenge: spear-fishing like an expert, lighting
the perfect fire and turning slightly crazy. He has also gained a soul
mate in the form of Wilson, a slightly battered volleyball washed ashore
in the aftermath of the crash.
Finally an opportunity arises
for Chuck to try and get home. Setting sail on a wooden raft with a sail
made from washed up material and his man Friday Wilson, Chuck sets off
to return to the life and the woman he loves.
Cast Away is an awe
inspiring drama, which has received wide critical acclaim including Best
Actor and Best Sound Academy nominations. Cast Away has also become
a box office smash taking £15m in the UK alone. Tom Hanks gives a
breath taking performance which, as well as Academy and BAFTA nominations,
earned him the 2001 Golden Globe Best Actor Award.
Disc 1: Feature and directors
commentary from Robert Zemeckis
Disc 2: Trailer A (2 mins)
Trailer B (2.27)
Making of Cast Away (27.36)
Interview with Tom Hanks (47.31)
Storyboard to Film Comparison
On Location: The Island (13.150)
Documentary 1: S.T.O.P - Surviving
as a Castaway (26.58)
Documentary 2: Wilson - Life
and Death of a Hollywood Extra (13.12)
Focus on Technical Effects (8.15)