Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers says Noomi Rapace should receive an Oscar® nomination for her work in the trilogy of films based on Stieg Larsson’s novels. Roger Ebert says, ‘Lisbeth is as compelling as any heroine in recent memory.’ The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morganstern adds, ‘Noomi Rapace has a singular combination of eerie beauty and feral intensity. She’s a movie star unlike any other.’
On January 25th, 2011, Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest on DVD and Blu-ray. The film, which is the final instalment of the critically acclaimed trilogy of Swedish films starring Rapace and based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy [The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and Hornet’s Nest] will also be part of the company’s Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy box set, to be released at the same time.
The press release follows the jump.
Music Box Films Home Entertainment Announces
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
The Third and Final Film of the Millennium Trilogy
STIEG LARSSON’S DRAGON TATTOO TRILOGY
All Three Films in Larsson’s Stunning Millennium Trilogy Available Together For The First Time In A Boxed Set Featuring Nearly Two Hours of New Bonus Features
Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc
January 25, 2011
“Lisabeth is as compelling as any movie character in recent history.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times
“Noomi Rapace has a singular combination of eerie beauty and feral intensity. She’s a movie star unlike any other.”
– Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
Chicago, IL (November 9, 2010) – The phenomenon of the internationally celebrated works of Stieg Larsson continues this January with the release of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest to the home entertainment market on January 25th. Directed by Daniel Alfredson, the film stars the inimitable Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, both of whom reprise their roles from the previous two films adapted from Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy.
Rapace, the young Swedish starlet, has been lauded as “simply impossible not to watch” by Richard Corliss of Time Magazine and “spectacular!” by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine, while her character of Lisbeth Salander has been described as an “uptight, ferocious, little gamin [who] has won our hearts” by Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times, and “one of the most original and electrifying characters in all of crime fiction” by Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter. With a gamut of critical acclaim under her belt, the actress has Hollywood buzzing with Oscar talk while quickly snagging a starring role alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming sequel to Sherlock Holmes.
Also coming to the home entertainment market is Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, a boxed set of all three films in Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy—The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. The collection will include nearly two hours of new bonus feature, including a documentary detailing the remarkable reign of the Larsson’s novels and the movies they have inspired, and all-new interviews with the series’ creators and stars.
Music Box Film presents the DVD, Blu-ray Disc, Digital Download and On Demand premieres of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest and Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, on January 25, 2011. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest will carry the suggested retail prices of $29.95 (DVD) and $34.95 (Blu-ray), while Stieg Larsson’s Dragon Tattoo Trilogy will be priced at the $59.95 (DVD) and $79.95 (Blu-ray).
Dragon Tattoo Trilogy box art courtesy of Music Box Films Home Entertainment.