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The DVD for the American science fiction film Passengers is out Monday 8 May. The film was directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne. It features The starship Avalon which is transporting 5,000 colonists and 258 crew members, in hibernation pods, to a new life on the planet Homestead II, a journey taking 120 years which necessitates that the passengers be put into cryogenic suspension so that they will survive this long. However Thirty years into its journey, the ship passes through a meteor storm, which damages the ship and causes a malfunction. The malfunction awakens mechanical engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), 90 years early. After a year of isolation, with no company except Arthur (Michael Sheen), an android bartender, Jim gets increasingly depressed Until One day, he notices Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) in her pod. so he revives her, claiming her pod also must have malfunctioned. Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, and begin to fall for each other, until Arthur inadvertently reveals the truth to Aurora who gets understandably angry and distraught at having the chance of a new life taken away from her.

Then, another pod failure awakens Gus (Laurence Fishburne), Chief Deck Officer. The three discover multiple failures throughout the ship’s systems which If not repaired, will eventually cause critical system failures on board the ship killing everyone on board. So Gus attempts to repair them with Jim and Aurora’s help, sadly though Gus dies having been physically injured by his malfunctioning pod but Before dying, Gus gives Jim and Aurora his ID badge to access secure areas and repair the ship properly. Then Jim and Aurora discover a series of holes through the ship’s hull from the meteor collision two years earlier. They also discover that The computer module administering the fusion reactor which powers the ship has also been damaged, causing the ship’s malfunctions. So Jim and Aurora are forced to resort to increasingly desperate and potentially fatal measures to repair the fusion reactor and repair the damaged ship before more systems fail and everyone else on board dies…

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