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MUSIC BOX FILMS HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
Max Manus: Man of War
THE SAGA OF WORLD WAR II’S MAX MANUS-SOLDIER, SABOTEUR, GUERRILLA FIGHTER AND MASTER TACTITION-TAKES ITS PLACE IN THE PANTHEON OF GREAT WAR STORIES IN THIS ACTION-ADVENTURE CLASSIC, THE MOST EXPENSIVE FILM EVER PRODUCED IN NORWAY!
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc Including Bonus Features June 28, 2011
“A rousing widescreen historical epic.” – Variety
“It’s a cracking yarn rippingly told. If it’s havoc you want wreaked on Hitler’s goose-stepping invaders, then take it to the Max.” -Sky Movies
“**** An absorbing, sweaty-palmed thriller” -Total Film
“A Tense Drama of the Deadly Cat and Mouse between the Resistance and the Nazis” – The Independent
Chicago, IL (May 2, 2011) – A rousing historical epic in the tradition of classic European films about World War II including Flame and Citron, Black Book, and Stalingrad, which unveils the remarkable story of one of Europe’s most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters, Max Manus: Man of War is an instant war movie classic. It recounts the true saga of young Norwegian soldier Max Manus, a pioneer of Norway’s resistance movement and one of the most brilliant saboteurs of World War II, whose aggressive sinking and damaging of German ships of war has since become legend.
The winner of six Norwegian Academy Awards (including Best Film and Best Actor), Max Manus: Man of War is directed by leading Norwegian filmmakers Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who create an incredible, pulse-pounding adventure that is as engrossing as it is explosive-as well as the most expensive film production in Norwegian cinema history.
Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release Max Manus: Man of War on Blu-ray disc and DVD for the first time on June 28 (pre-book May 25) for the suggested retail prices of $38.94 and $29.95, respectively. Extra bonus features on the DVD includes 45 documentary with interview footage and archival material of Manus, his daughter, the Directors, and cast & crew.
Popular Norwegian leading man Aksel Hennie (Age of Heroes) stars as Max Manus, one man whose strength, intelligence and valor in the line of duty helped to liberate his country from the occupying Nazi forces of World War II. Twice escaping Nazi captivity, reshaping the tactics of guerrilla warfare, and harnessing his abilities for the precision and courage required to mount sabotage attacks on the Germans, Manus’s wartime triumphs-and losses-are unlike any others. And with the thrilling Max Manus: Man of War, an epic chapter in World War II history is finally revealed in all its spectacle and glory.
Described by The Sun Online as “A good old-fashioned war movie – a tale of courage and honour based on fact” and as “A tense drama of the deadly-cat-and-mouse between The Resistance and The Nazis” by Anthony Quinn of The Independent (UK), Max Manus: Man of War is an exciting blockbuster saga of men and war. An indispensable tale of a world thrown into chaos, and of one man who dared to fight overwhelming odds to forge a future for himself and his country, Max Manus: Man of War demands to be seen.
Max Manus: Man of War — Synopsis:
After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland in 1939, Norwegian soldier Max Manus (Aksel Hennie) returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called “Oslo Gang,” soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. He eventually reunites with his best friend Gregers Gram (Nicolai Cleve Broch) in Scotland, where they receive special training as saboteurs with a pan-national resistance movement, after which they are parachuted back to their homeland. While there, Max and Gregers lead a mission to sink German supply ships in the heavily guarded Oslo harbor, a spectacular act that leads to severe retaliation from the local Gestapo leader, Siegfred Fehmer (Ken Duken).
About Music Box Films:
Founded in 2007, Music Box Films serves the viewing interests of sophisticated US movie audiences in select cinemas nationwide, on DVD and Blu-Ray, on cable TV and on emerging VOD delivery formats. With a focus on foreign-language cinema, Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One was the most popular foreign-language theatrical release of 2008 and the most popular foreign-language DVD of 2009. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.Max Manus: Man of War Music Box Films Home Entertainment STREET DATE: June 28, 2011 Pre-book Date: May 25, 2011 SRP: $ 29.95 DVD $ 38.94 Blu-ray Cast: Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ken Duken, Christian Rubeck Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Running Time: 113 minutes Format: 2.35:1 widescreen Sound Format: Dolby Digital Rating: NR Country: USA Language: Norwegian with English subtitles
Max Manus: “Film and Reality” a 45 minute documentary including: behind the scenes footage; interview snippets with the directors, cast, and crew; archive interview footage of Manus and daughter.
Media Contact: Margarita Sophia Cortes, MSOPHIA PR