The epic true story of Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840's and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting - only to face charges of murder and piracy himself. In 1839, Brooke flees Victorian England to explore Borneo. After a pirate attack, Brooke allies with rival princes to seize a rebel fort. To save prisoners from beheading, Brooke agrees to be crowned Rajah. James begs the Royal Navy for a steamship to fight pirates, but the British want his kingdom as a colony. Makota's pirates massacre Brooke's capital, leaving James half-dead. To save his people, he must shed Englishness and embrace the jungle: "All of it, the beauty and the blood."
Samuel Goldwyn Films presents ; a Margate House Films ; in association with 852 Films and Sarawak Tourism Board ; produced by Rob Allyn, Josie Ho, Conroy Chan ; written by Rob Allyn ; directed by Michael Haussman..
Bonus trailers: "Edge of the World", "Apocalypto", "Waiting for the Barbarians", "High Ground", "Black Robe", "Another Round".
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Josie Ho, Dominic Monaghan, Ralph Ineson.
Directed by Michael Haussman.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 ; described video.