Published: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013?] [Santa Monica, CA] : Lionsgate, [2014?] Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN: 9786315299766, Language: English
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Special features: "All is lost: the story" featurette; "The filmmaker JC Chandler" featurette; "The actor: Robert Redford" featurette; photo diary
An open-water thriller about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling, and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face
All is Lost (also available in Blu-Ray) could also be subtitled "just when you think it can't get worse." Robert Redford's unnamed solo sailor is in full crisis-management mode after his sailboat is severely damaged by a collision with a drifting cargo container. He's a resourceful guy, and he systematically (and nearly wordlessly) goes through the process of doing what's necessary to manage the crisis. However, some crises just can't be managed. Pretty soon, it's just an all-out struggle to survive in the face of dwindling supplies, bad weather and even a few sharks. Despite having only one character and almost no speaking (apart from a few well-placed expletives and pleas), All is Lost holds your attention through its harrowing and (presumably) realistic depiction of being held hostage to the sea's whim. Frankly, I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, but I was glad I watched.