Heavenly Sword Animated Movie Releases Direct to Blu-ray, DVD and PSN in September


Starring Anna Torv, Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane, the Heavenly Sword animated feature film by Cinedigm, TriCoast Worldwide, Blockade Entertainment and Film Financial Services is set to release September 2nd on Blu-ray ($20), DVD ($15) and the PlayStation Network digital storefront. The disc versions will contain bonus features, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew.

Written by Todd Farmer, the original writer of the Heavenly Sword video game, the 85 minute CG fantasy action movie adaptation will tell the legendary revenge tale of Nariko, the red-headed beauty wielding the titular life force draining blade, and her fight to protect the sword from the tyrannical ruler King Bohan.


From the new trailer (look below), the storyline appears to be sticking fairly close to the plot of the game, with some alterations and additions (I sure don’t remember Nariko having a brother in the game). The look of the film also seems to be on par with the quality of a cutscene from a PS3 game, which is a bit disappointing but still plenty watchable.

The voice cast certainly doesn’t disappoint though. Anna Torv is reprising her role as Nariko, Thomas Jane is playing a new character named Loki (is that the brother?), and Alfred Molina has taken on the role of King Bohan. (Andy Serkis was amazing as Bohan in the game, but sadly he was unavailable to reprise the role for the movie.) Kai does sound the same as I remember from the game, but I can’t find any confirmation that original voice actress Lydia Baksh has been brought back for the movie.

Barry Dennen and the omnipresent Nolan North are also said to have parts in the film.

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