AntarcticaMusic Box Films announced that Antarctica: A Year on Ice will be available on VOD beginning March 24, 2015, with the Blu-ray and DVD releases following on April 4.

Award-winning filmmaker Anthony Powell spent more than a decade filming Antarctica: A Year on Ice to show what it’s like to live in Antarctica for a full year alongside a close-knit international population of research scientists, technicians and craftsmen that call the southernmost continent home.

Antarcticascreen1Isolated from the rest of the world, coping with temperatures that drop to -75 degrees Fahrenheit, and enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents live and work under extraordinary circumstances. And Antarctica: A Year on Ice offers a look at a culture few people have ever experienced.

Antarcticascreen2Powell used specially modified cameras and time-lapse photography to capture the splendor of the region like no film before it—one reason why it won awards at the 2013 Calgary International Film Festival, the 2013 Eugene International Film Festival, and the New Zealand Film and TV Awards. Bonus features on the Blu-ray include behind-the-scenes footage, director’s commentary, and outtakes. Feature runtime is 92 minutes, and it’s presented in 1.85:1 widescreen with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. Antarctica: A Year on Ice is rated PG.