The 60s, Beatles, Vietnam and even a appearance by Bono are what you can expect in the Julie Taymor-directed “Across the Universe,” coming to video February 5.
The film is a magical journey set in a turbulent time — set right in the middle of the antiwar movement as Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool and his job as a dockworker to find his father in America. He falls in love with a young, rich and sheltered American girl, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood) who joins the Greenwich Village antiwar movement during the Vietnam War.
“Across the Universe” is a musical set to rock music. It’s a moving, entertaining, thought-provoking tale that you’ll watch over and over again with friends, dates and by yourself.
The Blu-ray features extended musical numbers, a deleted scene, commentary with director Julie Taymor and musical producer/composer Elliot Goldenthal as well as five behind-the-scenes shots. There’s also an art gallery on the disc with drawings from the film.
It’s in full 1080p with Dolby TrueHD 5.1.
This rock and roll musical runs over two hours and also stars Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther and T.V. Carpio.