'The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Oct 17, 2011 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Mathayus returns to Blu-ray early next year, though it won't be much of a battle to redeem the travesty known as 'The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior.'

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios says 'The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption' will have a Blu-ray release on January 17.

In a dangerous, action-packed battle to regain his glory and reclaim the empire, Mathayus’s journey is steeped in intrigue, sorcery and romance, fueling this new film that spawned from the billion-dollar 'The Mummy' film franchise. 'The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption' tops the series once again, featuring even more of the heart-stopping action, mind-bending stunts and astonishing plot twists that have earned the series millions of fans the world over. The film’s spectacular fight scenes, choreographed by renowned stunt experts Kawee “Seng” Sirikanerut ('Ongbak,' 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Civilization') and Supoj “Jimmy” Khaowwong ('Batman Begins), are showcased within enchanting ancient palaces, against a backdrop of breathtaking desert vistas.

'The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption' stars Golden Globe® winner Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy,” 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army') as Horus, the powerful King of Egypt and Billy Zane ('The Roommate,' 'Titanic') as the villainous Talus. Directed by Roel Reiné, the film also stars Victor Webster (“Castle,” 'Surrogates') as Mathayus and UFC star Kimbo Slice ('Locked Down'), Bostin Christopher ('Unbreakable'); six-time WWE World Champion Dave Bautista ('House of the Rising Sun'), and Temeura Morrison ('Green Lantern,' 'Stars Wars: Episode 3 — Revenge of the Sith'), Selina Lo ('Shanghai') and Krystal Vee ('Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li').

The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include Deleted Scenes Montage, Swords and Scorpions: Making of Featurette, Preparing for Battle, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Feature Commentary with Director Roel Reiné, Pocket Blu, BD-Live, and a Digital Copy.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under January 17.

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The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (Blu-ray)
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