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Conan the Barbarian Slashes His Way Home to Blu-ray and DVD





By now I'm kind of used to the fact that I and like 20 other people in this universe were the only ones that dug Conan the Barbarian (cue: cries of "YOU'RE AN IDIOT"), and that's completely cool. The movie tanked at the box office, but now that it's hitting home video, maybe it will find its audience.

From the Press Release
A home entertainment debut as fierce as the warrior himself, Lionsgate brings Conan the Barbarian to 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc, 2D Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this November. In an epic battle led by an epic hero, Jason Momoa (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) stars as Conan, the Cimmerian set on avenging his father’s death. The action-packed film, directed by Marcus Nispel (Friday the 13th), also stars Rachel Nichols (Star Trek), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy). The 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases are both loaded with ferocious bonus materials that include two audio commentaries, a history of the Conan franchise featurette, “The Man Who Would Be Conan: Robert E. Howard” featurette that looks at the creator of the famous character plus two additional featurettes that examine the action and fight scenes. Conan the Barbarian thunders into stores on November 22nd on 3D/2D Blu-ray Disc and 2D Blu-ray Disc for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $37.99, respectively, and on DVD for $29.95.

Based on the character of Conan as originally created by Robert E. Howard, a boy born on the battlefield grows into a hulking warrior hell-bent on avenging his father’s death. But Conan’s personal vendetta soon escalates into an epic battle of impossible odds, facing the fiercest of rivals and the most horrific of monsters.

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with Marcus Nispel
  • Audio commentary with actors Jason Momoa and Rose McGowan
  • The Conan Legacy featurette – the history of the Conan character and its influence on the filmmakers of the new Conan the Barbarian
  • Robert E. Howard: The Man Who Would Be Conan featurette – an exploration of Conan novelist Robert E. Howard’s life and the creation of his most famous character
  • Battle Royal: Engineering the Action featurette – an in-depth look at the film’s major action scenes
  • Staging the Fights featurette – see how the stunt team acts out the battles prior to filming
    *Subject to change

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    MagusMaleficus's picture

    Creepy, I'll stick to my Conan softcover collections (and the Arnold flicks when I'm drunk), but I'm not gonna give ya shit for digging this. We like what we like.


    Submitted by MagusMaleficus on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 1:17pm.
    Vanvance1's picture

    This had nothing, nada, zip and zero to do with the source material.

    Lord of the Rings gets lavish expensive true to the texts renditions and Howard's work gets this shit-on-a-stick-minus the-stick film.

    P.S. The first Conan film in the 80's didn't have much to do with the source material either, but at least if you took the name Conan off of it you were left with a watchable film.


    Submitted by Vanvance1 on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 10:27am.
    Rob's picture

    I didn't hate Conan but I didn't really like it much either. The best scene was 10 minutes in when little Conan fucks up those tribal guys and brings back all their heads. That kid was a badass.


    Submitted by Rob on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:39pm.
    theGoldenSimatar's picture

    Creepy, YOU'RE AN IDIOT!!! j/k

    Sadly being a bad movie masochist I know this will wind up on my shelf and since I got the TV, it'll be the 3D version to boot.


    Submitted by theGoldenSimatar on Thu, 11/03/2011 - 8:29pm.

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