Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that they will release the Viking historical epic the northerner on Digital June 6 and on 4K UHD Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray and DVD June 7, 2022. The film is written and directed by Robert Eggers, and stars Alexander Skarsgård (Godzilla vs. Kong), Nicole Kidman (big lies), Anya Taylor-Joy (queen’s gambit), Willem Dafoe (yesask-man), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), claes bang Y björk (dancer in the dark). This new release comes with never-before-seen exclusive bonus features including nine extended and deleted scenes and exclusive behind-the-scenes features. Get the details below!
Synopsis: Young prince Amleth is about to become a man when his uncle brutally murders his father and kidnaps the boy’s mother. Fleeing his island kingdom by boat, the boy vows revenge. Two decades later, Amleth is a Viking berserker raiding Slavic villages, where a seer reminds him of his promise: avenge his father, save his mother, kill his uncle. Traveling on a slave ship to Iceland, Amleth infiltrates his uncle’s farm with the help of Olga, an enslaved Slavic woman, and sets out to honor his vow.
EXCLUSIVE ADDITIONAL FEATURES on DIGITAL*, 4K UHD, BLU-RAYTM And DVD:
- DELETED AND EXTENDED SCENES
- AN ETERNAL EPIC – An in-depth look at how the filmmakers, cast and crew immersed themselves in Norse history and mythology in an effort to make THE NORTHMAN the most accurate Viking epic ever filmed.
- THE FACES OF THE VIKINGS – The cast of THE NORTHMAN, along with director Robert Eggers, discuss the depth of the characters and their experiences working together.
- FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH CO-WRITER/DIRECTOR ROBERT EGGERS
DIGITAL*, 4K UHD & BLU-RAY™ COLLECTOR’S EDITION EXCLUSIVE ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
- AMLETH’S JOURNEY TOWARDS MAN –Amleth’s initiation of Aurvandil into adulthood is one of the high points of his journey. Take a deeper look at how the filmmakers and cast created this mysterious ritual.
- FIRING THE RAID – Go behind the scenes of the raid and learn how the different departments worked together to pull off this intricate sequence.
- KNATTLEIKR GAME – Learn all about this little-known game, how the scene was filmed, and why it’s a pivotal moment for Amleth.
- A NORDIC LANDSCAPE –We explore the spectacular filming locations of THE NORTHMAN and discuss how the filmmakers were able to overcome the unique challenges of shooting the film in Northern Ireland.
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