Matt Damon delivers an outstanding performance in director Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's novel. Astronaut and botanist Mark Watney (Damon) is lost and presumed dead during a mission to Mars. Marooned on the Red Planet with barely any supplies, Watney relies on his ingenuity and tenacity as he finds a way to create water, grow food, and contact Earth, documenting his efforts in a series of video logs. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels also star in this smart sci-fi adventure. 141 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; gag reel; featurettes; art gallery. Blu-ray 3D requires a 3D television, a 3D Blu-ray player, and special glasses to reproduce the original theatrical experience. Two-disc set.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.