When expertly photographed, surfing is vividly cinematic—as exciting to watch as any sport. Generally overlooked in its two weeks of wide theatrical release, Chasing Mavericks promises to be a wave-riding treat in high definition. Audiences will have a second chance to discover the coming-of-age biopic of surfer Jay Moriarity, Chasing Mavericks, when it arrives on Blu-ray (and DVD) February 26, 2013. Intriguingly, the film was co-directed by two “name” directors: Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, 8 Mile) and Michael Apted (the acclaimed Up documentary series, The World is Not Enough).

Official Synopsis: Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real-life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (played by newcomer Jonny Weston). When 15-year-old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) to train him to survive it.

As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing. Chasing Mavericks was made with the help of some of the biggest names in the surfing world, and features some of the most mind-blowing real wave footage ever captured on film.

Blu-ray Special Features:

        Deleted Scenes
            Frosty and Jay Paddle
            Jay Plays the Bills
            Power of Money
            Jay Laments
        Surf City
        Shooting Waves
        Live Like Jay
        Surfer Zen
        Commentary from Director Michael Apted and
Writers Brandon Hooper and Jim Meenaghan
The Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray will be decked out with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack.
Chaz Lipp

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