Fountain, The : The Fountain DVD


MONDAY 28th MAY 2007

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The Fountain - the visionary masterpiece of love, death and spirituality that split movie critics across the country when it released in cinemas - unlocks the universe’s biggest mystery…what is the meaning of life? Directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem For A Dream) and including breath-taking performances by Hugh Jackman (X-Men) and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), The Fountain, the story of one man’s eternal struggle to save the woman he loves will be available to own for the first time on DVD from Monday 28 May 2007.

Through the film and a stunning series of extras, including The Fountain: Death and Re-birth and an audio commentary by Darren Aronofsky himself, The Fountain examines the fragility of our existence in this world through one couple’s eternal love story and seeks to discover whether it’s really possible to live forever.

The story begins in 16th Century Spain as Conquistador Tomas Creo (Hugh Jackman) is sent on a holy mission by Queen Isabel (Rachel Weisz) to locate the Tree Of Life, which is believed to grant immortality to anyone who drinks of its sap. With only the aid of a cryptic map in the form of an ancient Mayan dagger, will Creo discover the key to everlasting life and save New Spain and its Queen?

In 2005, Tommy (Jackman) is a medical scientist desperately searching for the cure to cancer in order to save his wife Isabel (Weisz) who is battling the deadly disease. Tommy cannot face the fact that Izzi is going to die and is wracked with guilt as he tries to find a scientific breakthrough. She aches for him to accept the inevitable, to spend her final days with her and to find a way to embrace death as an act of creation. However, will Tom find a cure in time or will he join his wife in accepting that death is another part of life?

Travelling through space in the 26th Century, Tom Creo (Jackman) finds a magical, tranquil place amongst the stars that Izzi spoke fondly of 500 years earlier. Using the Tree Of Life as a device to unravel the mystery of death, he is faced with flashbacks of his previous lives and amazingly receives guidance from the woman he has loved for a millennium – but will this experience end his search and allow him to finally embrace death?.

Released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on DVD on 28 May 2007, The Fountain is intensely moving, visually arresting and endlessly thought provoking.

The Fountain DVD Details

DVD Extras: Feature
Audio Description
Life on Ship
Inside the Fountain: Death and Rebirth
Moving Menus
Release date: Monday 28th May 2007
Running time: 92 mins
Format: Single disc
CERT: 15
Price: £19.99