Universal announces The Mauritanian on Blu-ray and DVD

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There are so many true stories out there that make it to film and end up being better and often times more unbelievable than those made up. The latest, The Mauritanian is based on the New York Times best-selling memoir featuring a great cast including Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Zachary Levi, Saamer Usmani with Shailene Woodley and Benedict Cumberbatch.

​The Mauritanian follows the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi who is captured by the U.S. Government and languishes in prison for years without charge or trial. Losing all hope, Slahi finds allies in defense attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan. Together they face countless obstacles in a desperate pursuit for justice. Their controversial advocacy, along with evidence uncovered by formidable military prosecutor, Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch, eventually reveals a shocking and far reaching conspiracy.

In addition to the film this release also features bonus content including an alternate opening, deleted scenes, and numerous featurettes taking you behind bringing the story to the screen. Grab your copy of The Mauritanian when it hits digital on April 20th and then on Blu-ray and DVD on May 11th from Universal Home Entertainment.