Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Buena Vista have announced the Region 2 retail release of Captain Corelli's Mandolin on 18 March.

It's 1941, and the Second World War is about to become a shocking reality for the inhabitants of the Greek isalnd of Cephalonia. The island's doctor Iannis (John Hurt) warns his educated daughter Pelagia (Penelope Cruz) not to make plans for the years ahead, but she ignores him, promising herself to illiterate fisherman Mandras (Christian Bale) begore he leaves to fight on the mainland.

When Greek forces are routed by the Italians, Iannis and Pelagia find themselves unwilling hosts to Captain Corelli (Nicholas Cage) whose unconventional methods startle the local people. Slowly, however, his eccentricities begin to entice the island and soon he touches Pelagia's heart with his compassion, love of operal and hatred of war.

They strive to sustain their love, but against all odds, this seems increasingly impossible when Greek Partisans, including Mandras, organise resistance against the Italians...

The DVD will retail for £19.99 and will feature a music video by Russell Watson, soundtrack spot, a making-of, director's commentary and theatrical trailer.

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