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Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut on DVD and Blu-ray in February

8 January 2014

In 1945 the Nazis flew to the Dark Side of the Moon, and established a secret hideout, where they've been preparing for their grand return. The year is 2018, and the Americans return to the Moon in search for powerful energy source, Helium-3. They end up landing too close to the secret Nazi fortress, and although the big Nazi weapon "Götterdämmerung" is not yet ready to be deployed, soon the skies are full of iron, as the Nazi war machines take a pre-emptive move against threat from Earth.

Film 4 FrightFest and 4Digital Media have announced the UK premiere of Iron Sky: Dictator's Cut – whose cast includes cult favourite Udo Kier, soon to be delighting us in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac – ahead of its special collectors' Steelbook Blu-Ray release 10th February 2014.

This director's cut (sorry, Dictator's Cut) of the 2012 science fiction comedy Iron Sky features an additional twenty minutes of previously unseen footage, and will screen with Director Timo Vuorensola and Producer Tero Kaukomaa in attendance at a special one-off event at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on Saturday 1st Februay 2014 at 6.00pm.

Director Timio Vuorensola said, "This is the cut that I always wanted for the film - I can't wait for everyone to see this version, it's crazier, bigger and more fantastical than the first!" The event will include special meet and greets, signing opportunities, one-of-a-kind Frightfest posters and chance to purchase signed copies of the film on limited edition, special steelbook format ahead of its general release on February 10th. Tickets are £13.50 and £11.00 for members and are available from the PrinceCharlesCinema or on-line here.

This will be followed by a home video release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray on 10th February 2014 by 4Digital Media at the RRP of £15.99 for the DVD or the regular Blu-ray (nice to see both priced the same for a change) and £19.99 for the Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray.

Extra features will include:

  • 32-Page concept art book

  • The Making of Iron Sky (75 mins), which includes:

    • The Beginning (Timo Vuorensola tells about the background and the history of the project)

    • The Story (Timo Vuorensola, Samuli Torssonen and the script writer Johanna Sinisalo explain the background of the original story of Iron Sky)

    • The Characters (Timo Vuorensola explains the backgrounds of the characters with the main actors: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Deta Sergeant, Udo Kier, Stephanie Paul. Also footage from early rehearsals from 2010)

    • Community and Financing (The producers Tero Kaukomaa, Oliver Damian, and Cathy and Mark Overett explain the financing process. Pekka Ollula tells about the fan community of Iron Sky.

    • Costumes and Props (The costume designer Jake Collier and costume supervisor Nina Ruhkala show the making of process of the props and costumes of Iron Sky)

    • Shooting Nazis (Timo Vuorensola and cinematographer Mika Orasmaa explain the details of the actual shooting of the Iron Sky. Samuli Torssonen tells about the shoot from VFX point of view and actors explain their experiences acting in a green screen studio.)

    • Visual Effects (Samuli Torssonen and the art director Jussi Lehtiniemi tell more about the visual effects of Iron Sky.)

Here's a clip from the above documentray on the making of the film: