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    Borgnine! Douglas! Curtis! The Vikings Coming To Blu-ray

    Another Kino Lorber announcement worth noting...

    "Coming March 8th! The Vikings (1958) Starring Kirk Douglas & Tony Curtis - Directed by Richard Fleischer "

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    Eureka announced this for 10/16/17.

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    Full press release for the Eureka release.

    Richard Fleischer’s swashbuckling, historical adventure starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine & Janet Leigh

    [For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment to release THE VIKINGS, Richard Fleischer’s rip-roaring action adventure packed with stunning visuals, brutal action and a star-studded cast, as part of the Eureka Classics range on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 16 October 2017.

    One of the most spectacular and action packed epics of the fifties, Richard Fleischer’s The Vikings wowed audiences worldwide with its stunning visuals, brutal action and star studded cast.

    Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory, Ace in the Hole) is the son and heir of a savage Viking chieftain (Ernest Borgnine, Violent Saturday, The Wild Bunch). Prince Eric (Tony Curtis, Some Like it Hot) is his unknowing half-brother, the bastard offspring of Einar’s father and an English queen. When the Vikings kidnap the princess Morgana (Janet Leigh, Psycho), her beauty inflames the desires of both men, forcing a bloody duel that decides their fate… and the future of the English throne.

    Filmed in vivid Technicolor by the legendary Jack Cardiff (The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus) and narrated by Orson Welles, The Vikings spawned a whole sub-genre of imitators, (Mario Bava alone helmed Erik The Conqueror, The Last of the Vikings and Knives of the Avenger in the years following the film’s release) but none quite topped the glorious spectacle from one of America’s greatest directors of genre cinema, Richard Fleischer. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.

    Available to order from:
    Amazon http://amzn.to/2wcMGRo

    BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

    · Reversible Sleeve
    · Gorgeous 1080p presentation
    · Original stereo PCM soundtrack
    · Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
    · Exclusive new video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
    · A Tale of Norway (28 mins) – A featurette about the making of the film, presented by director Richard Fleischer
    · Original theatrical trailer
    · PLUS: A booklet featuring the words of Richard Fleischer; a poster gallery and rare archival imagery

    DETAILS:

    Label: Eureka!

    Title| THE VIKINGS (Eureka Classics) Dual Format (Blu-ray) edition
    Starring| KIRK DOUGLAS | TONY CURTIS | ERNEST BORGNINE | JANET LEIGH

    Director| RICHARD FLEISCHER

    Blu-ray Cat. No.| EKA70271
    Blu-ray Barcode| 5060000702712
    Blu-ray RRP| £14.99

    Release Date| 16 October 2017
    Certificate| PG
    Run Time| 116 minutes
    OAR| 2.35:1
    Picture| Colour
    Genre| Adventure / Action
    Year| 1958
    Country| USA
    Language| English
    Subtitles| ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

    PRESS:

    “The Vikings is spectacular, rousing and colourful” - Variety

    "Plenty of pillaging, axe-throwing, hearty quaffing of ale, storming of castles, heroic jumping into wolf pits, and manly talk about the glories of entering Valhalla with sword in hand” – Time Out

    "Highly entertaining and slightly camp historical adventure full of great stunts, larger-than-life characters and splendidly OTT dialogue” – Film 4
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