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The Swedish Invasion of American Culture Continues With "Arn: The Knight Templar"

20 June 2012 9:54 AM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Sweden is known worldwide for its fantastic film industry. The Swedes know how to entertain and this is extremely evident in their high-budget film-to-tv program, Arn: The Knight Templar - The Complete Series, a series which follows Arn, a young boy who grows into a noble knight. Arn is the most expensive production in Swedish cinema with a total budget of Us $30 million. The complete series is now out on Blu-ray and it is a truly wonderful piece of Medieval entertainment.

Based on Jan Guillou’s epic bestselling trilogy, Arn is a riveting tale of a young man and his quest to overcome evil and find his true love. Arn Magnusson (Joakim Natterqvist) is a skilled swordsman who, as a penance for his sins, is sent off to war as a Knight Templar. The program shows him do battle with unsavory individuals, navigate hellish scenes so that he may »

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DVD Release: Arn: The Knight Templar: Complete Series

9 May 2012 3:52 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $34.98

Studio: Entertainment One

There are battles a'plenty in the medieval action-adventure TV series Arn: The Knight Templar

Costing approximately $35 million to produce, the 2007 television mini-series Arn: The Knight Templar is the  most lavish production ever undertaken in Scandinavia.

Set in Sweden and the Middle East in the 12th Century, the medieval action-adventure show tells the saga of Arn Magnusson (Joakim Nätterqvist), the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman, who is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love. Needless to say, there are a helluva lot of battles, betrayals, love affairs, intrigue and acts of gallantry that go down over the course of Arn’s journey.

Directed by Peter Flinth and based on the historical novels of Jan Guillou, the two-hour-plus Arn also stars Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo »

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