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Conan The Destroyer CE Region 2 DVD Press Release (september 27, 2004)

Old 08-01-04, 06:45 PM
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Conan The Destroyer CE Region 2 DVD Press Release (september 27, 2004)



Conan The Destroyer received a theatrical release in 1984. Born out of the success of 1982's Conan The Barbarian, The Destroyer offered fans another opportunity to witness the burgeoning star in Arnold Schwarzenegger, as he delivered the goods as the sword wielding, guard slaying, action hero Conan.

Now on the twentieth anniversary of its original theatrical premiere, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment will release Conan The Destroyer-The Collectors Edition DVD on 27th September 2004.

The sequel to the dark, brooding tone of Conan The Barbarian, Conan The Destroyer boasts a highly colourful cast, with plenty of sorcery and slaying to satisfy fans of Robert E Howard's primal character and his tales of medieval fantasy.

Director Richard Fleischer (Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 1954 & Fantastic Voyage 1966) delivers everything one could want in a Conan movie. Medieval weaponry, battles with bizarre monsters and lots of magic interspersed with countless opportunities for Schwarzenegger to flaunt his impeccable physique.

This time around, Conan is assigned by Taramis (Sarah Douglas) the duplicitous witch queen of Shadizar the task of escorting her niece, the innocent Princess Jehanna (Olivia D'Abo) on a mission to locate a special horn of sacred importance. On the safe return of Jehanna and the prized horn, Taramis promises to resurrect Conan's love, Valeria--killed in the first movie--from the dead.

Unknown to Conan, Taramis is really planning to sacrifice Jehanna upon their return in order to raise the demon god Dagoth. Taramis enlists Bombaata (played by Basketball champ Wilt Chamberlain) as the warrior secretly sent to kill Conan and his group of followers once the mission is completed. Conan's trusted allies include the wizard Akiro (Mako) a thief called Malak (Tracey Walter) and the tough warrior Zula, played by the legendary Grace Jones.

Conan The Destroyer - Collectors Edition DVD is presented here in 2.35:1 widescreen, with new 2.0 and 5.1 Surround Sound and comes complete with a collection of entertaining and insightful extras, including 'Conan's Quest: Quiz', 'Collector's Lobby Cards and Booklet', 'Cast and Crew Profiles', 'Image Gallery'. 'Theatrical Trailer' and a 'Commentary Track with Sarah Douglas'.

Title Conan The Destroyer (1984)
Release Date 27th September 2004
Format DVD - PAL
Running Time 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Regional Restrictions No Regional Restrictions
DVD Extras Conan's Quest: Quiz

Collector's Lobby Cards and Booklet

Cast and Crew Profiles

Image Gallery


Commentary Track with Conan star, Sarah Douglas

Language English
Certificate 15
DVD Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Catalogue No. SVE3070
Barcode No. 5050361 730707
Price DP: 10.89
RRP: 15.99

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Sounds like, other than the Sarah Douglas commentary, this SE has little to offer.

The R4 and R2 discs have 2 commentary tracks and several Making Of featurettes that are really good, none of which will be on this release.

Also, given Sanctuary's previous DVD transfers (like their DUNE Special Edition, which isn't anything spectacular), I'm willing to wager MGM's International SE will be superior on the image and sound fronts.

Still, Jacob, I know you're a Sarah fan, so I can understand wanting to import it for that reason alone
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I consider this dvd more of the T2 extreme edition to the ultimate T2 dvd. transfer will be the same as the MGm release. since MGM has the only enhanced widescreen version. universal has not even done work on enhanced version for the region 1 version.
I have the R2/R4 version. Its a nice dvd. its has the commentary and documentaries.
certain title have budget limited. this goes with the santuary version.
I also worked on the dvd as consultant. wrote up the conan quest quiz questions.

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