Actio-thriller ZULU, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, is set to release on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 27th April 2015.
When a teen girl is discovered brutally murdered in Cape Town’s botanical gardens, Chief of Police Ali Sokhela (Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker) and cop Brian Epkeen (Orlando Bloom) are tasked with solving the crime. However upon investigating the murder they uncover a sinister synthetic drug ring with a worldwide network, releasing a new illegal substance into the market, which is spiralling out of control. Sokhela and Epkeen are soon placing their own lives in danger in an attempt to end further devastating and disturbing consequences.
This 2013 Official Cannes Selection opens with an intense sequence of shocking violence and only gets more gripping from that point on!
With a fierce beach-based shootout being a definite high-point, “Zulu” balances exciting action with emotional drama, inspiring Orlando Bloom into a career-best turn – his conflicted cop with a past is worthy of several spin-offs. Which isn’t to diminish Forest Whitaker’s compelling turn – his Chief is the heart of the film, and Whitaker is as mesmerising as ever.
Director Jérôme Salle guides the action with an auteur’s eye, building to an epic climax that needs to be experienced to be believed.