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‘Jauja’ Starring Viggo Mortensen Announced for Blu-ray

Posted by Staff in Jul 02,2015 with No Comments

The western drama will arrive on Blu-ray in July, and you can pre-order the film here.

In an early announcement to retailers, Cinema Guild is preparing ‘‘Jauja‘ for Blu-ray on July 21.

An astonishingly beautiful and gripping Western starring Viggo Mortensen, ‘Jauja’ (pronounced how-ha) begins in a remote outpost in Patagonia during the late 1800s. Captain Gunnar Dinesen has come from abroad with his fifteen year-old daughter to take an engineering job with the Argentine army. Being the only female in the area, Ingeborg creates quite a stir among the men. She falls in love with a young soldier, and one night they run away together. When Dinesen realizes what has happened, he decides to venture into enemy territory to find the young couple. Featuring a superb performance from Mortensen, ‘Jauja’ (the name suggests a fabled city of riches sought by European explorers) is the story of a man’s desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes him to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning.

Specs have not been detailed yet, but supplements will include: Untitled (Letter to Serra) (2011, 23 minutes), a film by Lisandro Alonso; Untitled (2009, 1 minute), a teaser by Lisandro Alonso for the BAFICI Film Festival; Press Conference with Lisandro Alonso and Viggo Mortensen at the 52nd New York Film Festival; Booklet featuring the essay, Into the Unknown, by film critic Quintin; and Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.95. [Source]

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Magnolia to Release The Faces of January on Blu-ray

Posted by Staff in Dec 05,2014 with No Comments

Magnolia Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on Blu-ray Hossein Amini’s directorial debut The Two Faces of January (2014), starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, and Daisy Bevan, and Leigh Janiak’s film Honeymoon (2014), starring Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, and Ben Huber. Both will be available for purchase on January 13, 2015.

The Two Faces of January

Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul, 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his young wife Collete.

(Kirsten Dunst) meet American expat Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a scammer working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test.

Special Features:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer


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Line-up For Canadian Screen Awards Is Star-Studded

Posted by Staff in Feb 20,2014 with No Comments

Presenters include Viggo Mortensen, Arisa Cox, Dave Foley, Lauren Holly, and Mia Kirshner.

The line-up of presenters for the Canadian Screen Awards were announced yesterday, and home-grown stars like Arisa Cox (“Big Brother Canada”), Dave Foley (“Spun Out”), Lauren Holly (“Motive”), Amanda Brugel (“Seed”), and Mia Kirshner (“I Think I Do”) are all on the bill.

Director David Cronenberg will be honoured with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the gala event, which will be presented by his friend and long-time collaborator, actor Viggo Mortensen.

Other star presenters include Adam Korson (“Seed”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” “Cas & Dylan”), Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”), Jon Montgomery (“The Amazing Race Canada”), Missy Peregrym (“Rookie Blue”), Jason Priestley (“Call Me Fitz”), and Anna Silk (“Lost Girl”).

For a fill list of Canadian Screen Award nominees, click here.

The Awards will be hosted by Martin Short on March 9th at 8pm and will be broadcast live on CBC Television. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen’s next film is ‘Far From Men’

Posted by Staff in Sep 17,2013 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen’s career has been one of the longest and most diverse in Hollywood, and he looks set to continue that streak over the next few years. Although his career took off with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he’s been very careful about his career moves and his managed to build a resume with very high-profile jobs that are not necessarily blockbusters.

Mortensen famously turned down several major blockbuster roles, including the rumored role of the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman. However, he was most recently seen in the critically acclaimed On The Road and A Dangerous Method. He has a busy couple of years, but he’s currently filming a movie called ‘Far From Men’, with the synopsis of the movie, “A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident is ordered to turn in to the authorities..”

He also stars in a film called ‘The Two Faces of January’ and also the untitled Lisandro Alonso project. Apart from that, Mortenson is looking to direct ‘The Horsecatcher’ and is apparently rumored as starring in ‘The Last Voyage of Demeter’. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen to Star in French Film

Posted by Staff in May 21,2013 with No Comments

Viggo Mortensen is set for his first French-language role in helmer-scribe David Oelhoffen’s “Loin des hommes” (Far From Men).

The film is inspired by “The Host,” one of six short stories in French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus’ book, “Exile and the Kingdom.”

Mortensen stars as a French teacher in a small Algerian village in 1957 during Algeria’s war of independence from France. He is ordered to take a dissident to the authorities to turn him in but the two men unexpectedly bond.

The ¤6 million ($7.7 million) “Kingdom” is produced by Marc du Pontavice and Matthew Gledhill at Paris-based One World Films. “Viggo is a big fan of Albert Camus’ work and committed to star in the film very quickly after he read the script,” du Pontavice said. [Source]

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Viggo Mortensen to star in Lisandro Alonso drama

Posted by Staff in Nov 18,2012 with No Comments

Actor will also produce film to be shot in Denmark, Argentina

Viggo Mortensen has signed on to produce and star in Lisandro Alonso’s untitled drama set in Denmark and Argentina.

Andy Kleinman’s Massive Inc. will produce together with Mortensen’s Perceval Films banner and Alonso’s 4L. Jaime Romandia of Mantarraya and Ilse Hughan of Fortuna Films are also producing.

Production is scheduled to start early next year in Denmark and Argentina. Script by Alonso and Fabian Casas follows a Dane and his daughter who journey to a desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Alonso’s first film, “La Libertad,” screened in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes in 2001. His last film, “Liverpool,” premiered at Cannes.

Mortensen, whose father is Danish, was last seen as Sigmund Freud in “A Dangerous Method” and will be seen next in “On the Road” and “Two Faces of January,” Hossein Amini’s directorial debut. He’s managed by Lynn Rawlins. [Source]

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