Arn - 'The Knight Templar' on DVD, Blu-ray in its Original Complete Mini-Series Form!
2-disc sets in standard and high-def is coming from eOne this June
Posted by David Lambert
In a time of brave knights, powerful queens and treacherous kings, Arn, a skilled swordsman, is sent to war as a Knight Templar, while Cecilia, the love of his life, is imprisoned in a convent. Available for the first time, the complete, uncut multi-million dollar miniseries that has been an acclaimed, international hit! A historical war epic set during the Crusades, in the battle-filled tradition of Braveheart and Kingdom of Heaven. Starring Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean, Angels & Demons), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love), Vincent Perez (The Crow: City of Angels, Queen of the Damned) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Originally produced as a television mini-series (based on the books by Swedish author Jan Guillou), and then re-cut into theatrical films for audiences in other countries, the previous DVD and Blu-ray releases of Arn: The Knight Templar reflected only that edited version of the story. Now eOne Entertainment has announced a June 5th release of Arn - The Knight Templar: The Complete Series on DVD and high-def Blu-ray Disc!
Both versions are 2-disc sets with "over 40 minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes." The DVD edition comes with anamorphic widescreen video, audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital, and English subtitles, for $29.98 SRP. The Blu-ray version is presented in 1080p widescreen video, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, and English subtitles, for $34.98 SRP. Audio tracks are described as "English/Swedish/Arabic/French/Latin." Front box art is shown below, along with an Amazon button link to pre-order these in advance.