Thursday, September 29, 2011

Terry Jones' ERIK THE VIKING - The Complete Viking DVD out Oct. 3rd from Arrow Video

On October 3rd ARROW VIDEO are relasing Monty Python alumnus Terry Jones' Viking satire ERIK THE VIKING (1989) starring Tim Robins (BOB ROBERTS). This comedy is getting the deluxe two-disc Arrow treatment featuring both the Director's Son's Cut and the US Theatrical Version which I've never seen plus a wealth of cool bonus features. Great to see Arrow giving some love to the comedies on top of their great horror output. I've just checked out their DVD edition of the John Landis - Zucker Bros. comedy THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE and it blows away the region 1 DVD, a review is coming soon. Yet another reason to go region FREE! Get thyself a region free player folks, it so worth it. Once you do there's no looking back. Two of the reversible sleeve options can be viewed below, very cool artwork from artist Graham Humphries.

ERIK THE VIKING: The Complete Viking (Arrow Video)

 LABEL: Arrow Video
RELEASE DATE: October 3rd 2011
RATING: 15 Certificate
DURATION: 75 / 90 mins
VIDEO: Anamorphic Widescreen / Fullscreen
AUDIO: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / 2.0 Stereo
DIRECTOR: Terry Jones
CAST: Tim Robbins, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney
TAGLINE: Be There Or Beheaded

Meet Erik (Tim Robbins), the world’s most sensitive Norse warrior, a man with little time for pillage and no taste for rape. Erik killed a girl once and he feels very badly about it. Erik isn’t really like the other Vikings but now he must take his warrior clan to the gates of Valhalla itself, braving harsh seas, terrifying creatures and horrifically atonal singing along the way.

From Monty Python star Terry Jones comes an hilarious Viking satire that proves you can fight the Gods and still have a good time.

Reversible Artwork Option
- Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphries
- Double-sided fold-out artwork poster
- Collector’s booklet featuring a note from director Terry Jones and brand new writing on the film by journalist James Kloda

- The Director’s Son’s Cut: Professional Editor and Terry Jones’ son Bill Jones’ cut of Erik the Viking, an edit of the film supervised by the director representing his original vision of the film
- Audio commentary with director Terry Jones
- Interview with Terry and Bill Jones
- Photo Gallery

Director’s Son’s Cut
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Anamorphic
Running time: 75 mins
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / 2.0 Stereo
Language: English
Region Code: 0 PAL
Subtitles: English

- Original UK theatrical cut of the film
- Audio commentary with director Terry Jones
- The Making of Erik the Viking
- The Evolution of a Director
- The Casting of a Comedy Adventure
- The Special Effects of Erik the Viking
- Making Move Magic on Malta
- Jones and Cleese “A Grand Reunion”
- Creating the Look
- Interviews with stars John Cleese, Charles McKeown and Danny Schiller and star and director Terry Jones

Theatrical Cut
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Frame
Running time: 90 mins
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / 2.0 Stereo
Language: English

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