Wednesday, June 01, 2011

DVD Release for Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer

Four years on from my post about a UK release for Alatriste starring Viggo Mortensen and based on the books by Arturo Perez-Reverte, it's finally happening, sort-of...the DVD is to be released on 26 September, now entitled Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer:

Viggo Mortensen stars as Captain Alatriste, the Spanish Musketeer, in this tale of war, betrayal and intrigue in seventeenth-century Imperial Spain under the reign of the weak and easily manipulated King Felipe IV. Alatriste has returned to Spain to find it a very different place and life is not what it once was. As a last wish to a dying friend he agrees to take charge of the young Inigo Balboa (Unax Ugalde) and protect him from both a military career and the Machiavellian woman whom he desperately loves. Witness the adventures of Captain Alatriste as he endures great love and hatred intertwined with momentous battles and duels set in the epic backdrop of the sprawling Spanish Empire.

(I think the artwork is subject to change especially as Viggo's name is incorrect.)


Maxine Clarke said...

At last! I will watch pretty much any film with Viggo in it- even though some of the films have been awful he is always good. Apparently this film is one of those that is not that good, but never mind! It's taken it a while to get to this would think they would have had enough time to proofread the cover;-)

LeeJayWhistlingIsNotAnnoyingMe said...

That didn't take any time at all!

I quite enjoyed the books even if I probably enjoyed Perez-Reverte's earlier stuff.