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The Tattooist (R2) in January

Icon Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Tattooist on 26th January 2009 priced at £15.99.

Pushed back from its original October release, The Tattooist will now arrive in January as a newly edited cut with enhanced features. The Tattooist will be the first of a number of Icon Home Entertainment DVD releases scheduled for 2009 produced under the Ghost House banner, set to include; The Grudge 3, Rise 2, Boogeyman 3 and Messengers 2 to complement existing releases in the 30 Days of Night franchise. The new version of The Tattooist features a number of fresh, additional and amended elements overseen by Sam Raimi’s team during the production process.

From a screenplay written by Jonathan King (the director of Black Sheep), and directed by Peter Burger, The Tattooist stars Jason Behr.

Filmed on location in Auckland, New Zealand and Singapore, American tattoo artist Jake Sawyer (Behr) wanders the world, exploring and exploiting ethnic themes in his tattoo designs. At a tattoo expo in Singapore, he gets his first glimpse at the exotic world of traditional Samoan tattoo (tatau), and, in a thoughtless act, unwittingly unleashes a powerful angry spirit. In his devastating journey into Pacific mysticism, Jake must find a way to save his new love, Sina (Mia Blake) and recover his own soul.

Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 and DD5.1 audio and English HOH subtitles, extras include:

  • Audio commentary with director Peter Burger and Jason Behr
  • The use of colour in The Tattooist
  • On Becoming a Chief
  • Getting a Samoan Tattoo
  • Dean Sacred & Peter Burger on Jake's Tattoos
  • The Tattooist - Behind the Scenes
  • Deleted Scenes

Here is the new artwork...

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