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Red Baron (R2/UK BD) in October

Showbox have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Red Baron on 5th October 2009. Written and directed by German filmmaker Nikolai Müllerschön, Red Baron is a wartime action/romance that stars Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie) as the titular Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. Lena Headey and Joseph Fiennes.

Synopsis: September 1916 – a young aristocrat, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighöfer), is transferred to a German fighter division. Numerous kills, his trademark bright red plane and the heroic conquests of his ‘Flying Circus’ squadron soon make him a German hero. Yet manipulated by the High Command propaganda machine and distracted by fame, he remains blind to the true cost of conflict. After shooting down Canadian pilot Arthur Roy Brown (Joseph Fiennes) and pulling him out of the wreckage, he assists German nurse Kate Otersdorf (Lena Headey) in tending to the pilot’s wounded leg.

But it is only when he himself is injured and shown the horrors of a field hospital by Kate that he begins to understand there is more to war than his beloved aerial duels. Reticent and disillusioned, but unflinchingly loyal to his men, the feared Baron knows he cannot stop flying. But even for this living legend, each new mission could be his last.

Priced at £17.99 RRP on DVD and £24.99 RRP on Blu-ray Disc, extras include:

  • Trailer
  • Making of
  • Making of Visuals
  • Outtakes
  • Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes

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