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Pathfinder (R1) in July

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Pathfinder on 31st July 2007 priced at $29.98 SRP. Shrouded in the mists of legend of a time when Vikings tried to conquer North America, Pathfinder tells the story of a young Norse boy left behind after his clan shipwrecks on the Eastern shores. Despite his lineage, the boy is raised by the very Indians his kinsmen set out to destroy. Now, as the Vikings return to stage another barbaric raid, the 25-year-old Norse warrior (Karl Urban – Lord Of The Rings, The Chronicles Of Riddick), facing a personal war between those who sired him and those who raised him, the reluctant hero takes up arms against the war-mongering barbarian hordes, leaving a trail of vengeful devastation in his wake.

Directed by Marcus Nispel (2003’s remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) from a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Night Watch) the film also stars Moon Bloodgood (Eight Below), Russell Means (Last Of The Mohicans) and perennial film villain Clancy Brown (Highlander, “Carnivale”) as the leader of the invading Norse warriors.

Available as a separate Theatrical R-rated Edition (99mins, 1-Disc) and Unrated Extended Edition (106mins, 2-Discs) both present the film in 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround, French and Spanish Dolby Surround with English and Spanish subtitles.

Extras on both editions include:

  • Audio commentary by director Marcus Nispel
  • Eight deleted scenes (with optional director commentary)

Additional extras on the Unrated Extended Edition DVD include:
  • Five-part behind-the-scenes featurette:
    • The Beginning (the original film, the factual history, and how the movie got the green light)
    • The Design (the look of the film, and the collaboration with the creator of the graphic novel)
    • The Build (constructing the costumes, props, and sets)
    • The Shoot (the challenging shooting conditions and schedule)
    • The Stunts (an in-depth look at some of the stunts in the film)
  • We Shoot Now! Marcus Nispel on the set of Pathfinder featurette
  • Clancy Brown: Cult Hero featurette
  • Theatrical trailers

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