Being a horror fan can be a deeply satisfying and yet hugely frustrating hobby at times and THIS is one of those times. Confused? Don’t be. Read on.
Frustrating because the absolutely awesome Norwegian “lost footage” monster movie, Trollhunter, is stomping it’s way to home video in the US. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray from August 23rd. I know, I know. Ooooh… to be in the US.
But don’t fret, for Trollhunter will be hitting cinemas in the UK from September 9th. Satisfying. See?
Synopsis: “The government says there’s nothing to worry about – it’s just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don’t believe it – and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious “poacher,” who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero – The Troll Hunter – risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.”
The DVD press release reads:
Everyone will believe it when they see it! Norwegian director Andre Ævredal (Future Murder) presents an “enormously entertaining” (Variety) look at a creature thought only to exist in fairy tales when Trollhunter is uncovered on Blu-ray Disc and DVD August 23 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet label. Shot in vérité style in the vein of popular films like Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield, Trollhunter follows three Norwegian film students as they travel to the mountains to catch a real-life troll on camera, a creature whose existence has been covered up for years by the local government. Their persistence quickly pays off as they trail a shadowy poacher, leading them straight into the path of the menacing trolls and documenting every last second of this “Trollhunter’s” heroics.
“The coolest monster movie import since The Host” (FEARNet) and “the best ‘found footage’ movie ever” (Screen Junkies), Trollhunter is beautifully shot, offering awesome images of the titular monsters destroying the Norwegian countryside. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD are loaded with special features including a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, an HDNet special on the film and the international trailer and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
I really do urge you to check it out.
Want a trailer? Sure you do.