Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the August 27 Blu-ray and DVD release of the film Kon-Tiki, from the directing duo of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Max Manus, Bandidas, and the upcoming production of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 5 starring Johnny Depp).

Based on the amazing true adventure of Thor Heyerdahl (Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen), Kon-Tiki is the tale of a Norwegian explorer in 1947 who embarks on the voyage of a lifetime to prove a point. When the scientific community rejects his theory that South Americans were the first to settle in the Polynesian Islands, Heyerdahl resolves to prove its validity - and save his reputation - by embarking on the voyage himself. Recruiting a group of five men who are just bold enough to tackle the seemingly impossible trip, he builds a simple raft to original pre-Columbian specifications and sets off on the epic 101 day-long journey across the treacherous ocean to meet his fate, while the world watches.

Kon-Tiki heads to retail on August 27, 2013 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and $24.98 for the DVD.

Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD exclusive special features:

  • Full-length Academy Award Nominated Foreign Language Feature Film (Norwegian)
  • - Kon-Tiki: The Incredible True Story
  • - Visual Effects Featurette