Sanctum On Blu-Ray - Real Life Adventure Stories In Film

Based on a true story, all-action underwater survival thriller SANCTUM is the latest film from three-time Academy Award® winning executive producer James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) – and comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 13 June – order here!

Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh; Stealth, Van Helsing) has explored the Esa’ala caves in the South Pacific for months and knows them inside out; that is until his one escape route is cut off. When a flash flood leaves Frank and his team trapped in a beautiful yet danger-filled abyss they must fight for survival as they desperately search for another way out of the underwater labyrinth – fighting raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic, as the reality hits them that they may never see daylight again.

SANCTUM is the latest in a line of remarkable true stories to make it to the big screen and we’ve got hold of this exclusive clip about the real life inspiration behind the film. Then after the jump, we take a look at other real life adventures you might have missed... In many cases truth really is stranger than fiction.

Touching The Void - 2003
High up in the Andes fate hands mountaineer Simon Yates the ultimate moral dilemma: does he cut his injured friend Joe Simpson free and drop him to certain death or do they both die together? Obviously he chooses to save himself, but Simpson – despite horrific bone-shattering injuries – survives the fall into the crevice and must begin his excruciating crawl down the mountain to safety. A truly remarkable adventure story of human endeavour.

Alive - 1993
Staying in the Andes mountains – what is it about this place? – Alive tells the story of the Uruguayan rugby team’s tragic plane crash into the snowy wasteland and their stomach-churning fight for survival. Living through the crash is one thing, looking at the dead pilot and thinking “mmm, dinner” is quite another. Let’s be honest… It’s not an obvious choice for a date movie.

Open Water - 2003
Picture the scene: You’re on holiday in the Caribbean with your partner and you decide to go on a day-trip scuba diving. While enjoying the wonders of the deep the rest of the dive party pack up and head for home not realising you are still down there. You both surface to find nothing but an empty ocean and sharks looking for their next meal. The boat will come back for you won’t it? WON’T IT!!

Into The Wild – 2007

Christopher McCandless - a top student and athlete – chooses to drop out of mainstream life and live on his wits and not much else in the tough environment of Alaska. A diet of roots and berries makes his journey of self-discovery all the more tough until it becomes a straight fight between man and nature – with only one winner. Proof if ever it was needed that the outdoor life isn’t all that it is cracked up to be!


Featurette: 'Real Life'