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Russell Crowe stars in Biblical flood epic with splashes of sci-fi

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Blu-ray $39.99, DVD $29.99 (Paramount Home Media)

 

Russell Crowe stars as the Old Testament’s most famous survivalist in director Darren Aronofsky’s dazzling, big-screen adaptation of the Biblical flood epic, which deviates a bit from anything you might have studied in Sunday School—unless I somehow missed the Sundays we talked the giant talking rock angels. But it’s quite an eye-popping spectacle of drama, special effects and storytelling in its own right, and it offers plenty of food for thought. Extras include behind-the-scenes featurettes, including an on-location look at filming in Iceland, and creating the movie’s thematic centerpiece—the colossal arc—inside and out.

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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