What happens when, after being thoroughly trounced at the end of WWII, a bunch of Nazis colonize the dark side of the moon, build an armada of UFOs, and then 70 years later decide to repatriate back to Earth? I guess we’ll find out when director Timo Vuorensola’s alternate-history sci-fi comedy “Iron Sky” is heading to DVD and Blu on October 2nd.
Interesting fact, according to Vuorensola’s IMDB page: besides having three features under his belt, he’s also the lead singer of the Finnish black metal band Älymystö. He’s also able to shoot a fairly pretty slick looking sci-fi picture based on the trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During the following 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis constructed a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers. Their plan: travel back to Earth and re-colonize the planet. And in the not-too-distant future, mankind’s greatest enemy is no longer history as the Reich strikes back in this eagerly-anticipated worldwide box office phenomenon which has enjoyed a U.S. theatrical release in over 75 markets, and makes its blu-ray and DVD debut this October from Entertainment One.
When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act, so two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities.
The question is how well the joke will be able to hold up over the length of a feature. Subquestion: how much screentime will b-movie icon Udo Kier get in it?
As far as features, the October 2nd release will include the following:
Making Of Featurette
Teasers and Theatrical Trailer
Audio Commentary with Director and Producer
So what do you think? Is it just crazy enough to check out or is Vuorensola’s vision just plain crazy?
“Iron Sky” hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 2.