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The Scorpion King 2 (R1) in August

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior on 19th August 2008 priced at $29.98 SRP. This straight-to-video sequel directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Resident Evil: Extinction) looks at how the legend of The Scorpion King began.

When a young Mathayus witnesses his father's death at the hands of the king (UFC Champion Randy Couture), his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world.

Available in separate Widescreen and Full Screen editions the main feature offers English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround audio and English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles. Extras include:

  • The making of The Scorpion King 2: An inside look at the making of the film, featuring interviews with director Russell Mulcahy and actors Randy Couture, Michael Copon, Karen David, Natalie Becker, and other key members of the cast and crew.

  • Fight like an Akkadian: Black Scorpion Training Camp: Stunt fight coordinator “Mo” Marais takes us through the intricacies of Black Scorpion warrior training and demonstrates some of the moves he used to create the true Akkadian-fighting style.

  • Becoming Sargon: One-on-One with Randy Couture: Highly-celebrated Mixed Martial Arts legend Randy Couture discusses how he prepared for the role of the villainous King Sargon.

  • On set with the Beautiful Leading Ladies: Natalie Becker and Karen David discuss the physical demands of their roles and what it was like working with the guys as we watch them learning the choreography of their fight sequences.

  • Creating a Whole New World: This piece explores both the specially constructed sets that bring the film to life and the amazing South African locations that give the film its authenticity.

  • The Visual Effects of The Scorpion King 2: Through interviews with both the design and visual effects teams, supplemented with b-roll and pre-visualizations, we discover how movie magic created an alternate reality for the actors to play in (such as the Labyrinth and Thorn Forest) and produced exciting sequences like Sargon’s transformation into an invisible scorpion.

  • Deleted Scenes

  • Gag Reel

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