Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has officially announced that it is adding Solomon Kane to their upcoming slate of Blu-ray releases. The period adventure is directed by Michael J. Bassett and stars James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, and Alice Krige. Solomon Kane will be available for purchase online and in stores beginning on July 16th.
In the film, Captain Solomon Kane (Purefoy) is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane’s men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil’s own Reaper — dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including: deleted scenes; gallery images; an interview with Michael Bassett; an interview with James Purefoy; and a Making of Solomon Kane featurette.