monterey media and Video Service Corp.,
THE RED BARON
Directed by Nikolai Muellerschoen
Matthias Schweighöfer (Manfred von Richthofen)
Til Schweiger (Lieutenant Voss)
Lena Headey (Käte)
Joseph Fiennes (Allied Forces’ Canadian pilot, Captain Roy Brown)
Producers – Dan Maag, Thomas Reisser, Nikolai Muellerschoen
RT: 106 Minutes
“The Red Baron is an impressive heroic epic with striking visual effects and spectacular action sequences.”
– Roland Emmerich, director of 2010, Independence Day, and Godzilla.
monterey media and Video Service Corp., are pleased to announce the theatrical launch of The Red Baron,
an action-packed adventure written and directed by Nikolai Muellerschoen from Niama-Film Productions.
Featuring Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, ABC’s “FlashForward”), Lena Headey (300, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), The Red Baron takes you soaring through the skies of WWI Europe circa 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen is, at the age of just 24, the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces – a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy.
Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges that, at least at first, obscure their view of the horrors of the battlefields below.
For millions of his countrymen, he becomes an idol, a symbol of hope and pride. But the German high command increasingly misuses him for propaganda purposes – until the young pilot falls in love with a beautiful and resolute nurse who opens his eyes and von Richthofen finally becomes aware of his role in a senseless and barbarous war. Despite the heavy losses in his squadron and torn between his disgust for the war and his responsibility to his fighter wing, von Richthofen cannot stop flying. Even for this living legend, each new combat mission could be his last…
Top notch visual effect artists, whose combined portfolio of work ranges from Star Wars, The Matrix, and Harry Potter to recent crowd-pleasers Ninja Assassin and 2012, worked to realistically depict The Red Baron’s daring flight sequences and aerial battles at Pixomondo Studios in Ludwigsburg.
Filmed in English, this production ranks among the most elaborate and costly in the history of German film. Lauded for the choreography and technical design of the film’s astounding combat sequences, The Red Baron draws high praise for its illustration of Germany’s most famous flying ace.
The Red Baron’s DVD release, through VSC, is scheduled for June 1st.
About Video Service Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Service Corp., is a leading independent DVD distributor with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC’s releases include Corner Gas, Kenny vs Spenny, The WHA Chronicles, Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…. VSC is also venturing into the theatrical feature business and recently scored a critical hit with Rob Siegel’s Big Fan, which is nominated for a Cassevetes Award at the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com.
About monterey media inc.
Incorporated in 1979, monterey media inc., is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in the creation, acquisition, distribution and sale of motion pictures and other programming. monterey media is actively engaged in all areas of domestic media, including theatrical distribution, film festivals, and other distinctive venues, television, and home entertainment markets, and is presently increasing its release slate with a continued measured growth strategy.