SPHE PRESS RELEASE: Dark Kingdom - The Dragon King

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    HE EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE FILM STARRING
    BENNO FURMAN, KRISTANNA LOKEN AND ALICIA WITT

    DARK KINGDOM:
    THE DRAGON KING

    Inspiration For Richard Wagner’s “The Ring Cycle”

    This Special Edition Arrives on DVD March 28, 2006 with Five In-Depth Featurettes

    Culver City, CA (January 23, 2006) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King for the first time on Special Edition DVD March 28, 2006. This amazing story is based on the twelfth-century epic poem that has been the inspiration for several adventure classics including Richard Wagner’s “The Ring Cycle.” Loaded with intense special effects and amazing CGI effects, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, is directed by Uil Edel (The Mist of Avalon, Body of Evidence). The film delivers powerful performances from Benno Furman (The Princess and the Warrior), Kristanna Loken (Blood Rayne, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines) and Alicia Witt (Vanilla Sky). Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King Special Edition includes five bonus featurettes and will be available on DVD for an SLP of $24.96.

    Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King is s fantasy adventure story that follows the son of a simple swordsmith, Siegfried (Fuermann), who is actually an orphaned prince and an heir to the throne. To save his kingdom, Siegfried engages in battle and slays an evil dragon that is guarding a cursed ancient and deadly ring. Siegfried must also face his love for both Brunnhild, Queen of Iceland (Loken), and Kriemhild, princess of Burgund (Witt).


    DVD BONUS FEATURES

    Making of Featurette
    Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
    Cast Exclusive Featurette
    Visual Effects Featurette
    “Swords” – A Stunts and Swords Featurette


    Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King
    DVD Catalog # 10029
    UPC: 0-43396-100299
    DVD Order Date: February 23, 2006
    DVD SLP: $ 24.96
    Running Time: 132 minutes
    Rating: PG-13
     
  2. Vincent-P

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    I sure hope this press release is incorrect and we actually are getting the 190 minute version, not the 132 minute cut-down overseas "theatrical version." I'll be pissed at Sony some more if they don't give us the long version.
     
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    BUMP!

    The 190 min version starts on SciFi tomorrow night.

    I cannot confirm, but I've read that the DVD version will be substantially shorter.

    Anyone else plan on watching tomorrow?
     
  4. David_Blackwell

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    I want to watch it. maybe I will record it and watch it later.
     
  5. Joe:C

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    I've only known about this movie for a few days. It looks interesting and I'll probably give it a look. So there's an almost three hour version out there, but the dvd will only have a 132 min version? That's almost an hour cut from the movie! Does anyone know which is the preferred version?
     
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    It makes no sense to me why the DVD would be an edited version [​IMG]

    Is that the time of the original minus commercials?
     
  7. BridgetJZ

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    I'd guess that the version that aired on TV ist he preferred version.

    Frankly, I thought this was pretty good. The production values were great, the acting was pretty decent and the action started right away. Definately not slow at all.

    Did anyone else happen to watch?
     
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    I only watched bits and pieces so I'm not sure if I like it or not. I'll try to catch it again when it re-airs on Sci-FI.
     

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