Follow Us on Twitter

The Cruel Sea - Blu-ray Preview

The Cruel Sea

Preview by Jack Foley

THE novel The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monserrat was an unflinching portrayal of life at sea during WWII on a boat tasked with protecting convoys and seeking and destroying U-boats.

A runaway success, the novel had already sold over 4 million copies in just 2 years when Ealing decided to make the film version.

Filmed aboard an actual Royal Navy corvette, The Cruel Sea tells the story of the sailors aboard the HMS Compass Rose: the bonds that form between them, the daily pressures they face and their epic struggle to overcome the enemy.

Nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Film, The Cruel Sea stars Jack Hawkins, Sir Donald Sinden and Stanley Clarke, and is a gripping insight into the lives of unsung heroes at sea during the war, and the agonizing decisions and incredible peril they faced on a daily basis.

Win The Cruel Sea on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of The Cruel Sea on Blu-ray, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who wrote the novel, The Cruel Sea?

Simply send the answer to Cruel Sea competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Extras: Interview with Donald Sinden / Stills gallery.

Certificate: PG
UK Blu-ray Release: June 13, 2011