Sci-Fi Comedy 'Iron Sky' Gets UK DVD Release (Christopher Kirby Stars As First Black Man On The Moon)

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by Emmanuel Akitobi
June 11, 2012 4:09 PM
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After making its global debut at this year's Berlin Film Festival, director Timo Vuorensola's science-fiction comedy film, Iron Sky, can finally be seen by the masses, now that it's gotten a region-2 DVD release in the U.K.  U.S. actor Christopher Kirby stars in the film as the first black man to step foot on the moon . . . only to find if inhabited by Nazis.

Tambay gave us the rundown on Iron Sky and Kirby earlier this year.  There's no word on whether it will be released in U.S. theaters, or on region-1 DVD, anytime soon.

Here's a trailer and brief synopsis for Iron Sky:

Towards the end of World War II the Nazi scientists made a significant breakthrough in anti-gravity. From a secret base built in the Antarctic, the first Nazi spaceships were launched in late ‘45 to found the military base Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun) on the dark side of the Moon. This base was to build a powerful invasion fleet and return to take over the Earth once the time was right. Now it’s 2018, and it’s the time for the first American Moon landing since the 70′s. Meanwhile the Nazi invasion, that has been over 70 years in the making, is on its way, and the world is goose-stepping towards its doom. The three main characters of the story are Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), Klaus Adler (Götz Otto), and James Washington (Christopher Kirby).

The word on the Internet grapevine is that Iron Sky was screened in the U.K. for only one day, and released on DVD the following Monday.  And a lot of sci-fi fans who missed it's short theatrical run are not pleased about that.

I'm not sure if that move was due to low confidence in the film; some clever marketing plan we're not privy to; or even if that story is true or not.  Regardless, even if you missed Iron Sky in theaters, you can now show it to a roomful of geeks for the price of one cinema ticket.

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3 Comments

  • Tura | July 10, 2012 4:41 PMReply

    Reading Vuorensola's blog, this is unfortunately true, despite protests by the fans, at least one cinema in London who wanted to show it more times, and the filmmakers, the distributor refused to release it for more than 1 day- I guess it just shows that you have to either be Hollywood machine product, or some sort of respectable art house film to get to cinemas.

  • anwar | June 12, 2012 8:03 AMReply

    Its as left field as honest abe hunting vampires... i can dig it. Btw was that president (psuedo) palin? Lol

  • Jeremy | June 11, 2012 4:51 PMReply

    LOL WUT

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