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The Red Baron Soars to New Heights

February 19, 2010 Los Angeles, CA- monterey media is pleased to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Red Baron, an action-packed adventure written and directed by Nikolai Muellerschoen from Niama-Film Productions, set for June 1st in time for Father’s Day. The Red Baron carries massive momentum en route to DVD, with its springtime select theatrical release opening in markets such as Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit and more. Audiences at the upcoming Tiburon International, Del Rey Beach and Nashville film festivals will enjoy a feast for the eyes as they experience the meticulously created action sequences of the Red Baron in the 1st film to be produced based on this legendary figure.

"The Red Baron is an impressive heroic epic with striking visual effects and spectacular action sequences."
- Roland Emmerich (Director 2012 & Independence Day)

Top-notch visual effect artists, whose portfolio ranges from Star Wars, The Matrix, and Harry Potter to Ninja Assassin and 2012, worked to realistically depict The Red Baron’s daring flight sequences and aerial battles at Pixomondo Studios in Ludwigsburg. Filmed in English, this production ranks among the most elaborate and costly in the history of German film.

“The Red Baron is where the black-and-white Richthofen myth meets the full-color reality of WWI life and death, head-on and in pure spellbinding fashion.
- Ron Kaplan, Executive Director, National Aviation Hall of Fame

Featuring Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, ABC’s “FlashForward”), Lena Headey (300, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and Til Schweiger (Inglourious Basterds), The Red Baron takes you soaring through the skies of WWI Europe circa 1916. Baron Manfred von Richthofen, at the age of just 24, is the crack pilot of the German aerial combat forces – a legend in his own time, a hero at home and a man both feared and respected by the enemy. Von Richthofen and his fellow officers see their duels in the sky as tactical, almost sportsmanlike, challenges that, at least at first, obscure their view of the horrors of the battlefields below.

“Spectacular” – Newsblaze “Thrilling” – SkyMovies “Breathtaking” – Channel 4

For millions of his countrymen, he becomes an idol, a symbol of hope and pride. But the German high command increasingly misuses him for propaganda purposes. When Manfred von Richthofen finally becomes aware of his role, he is torn between his disgust for the war and his responsibility to his fighter wing. Even for this living legend, each new combat mission could be his last…

Special Blu-ray extras include The Red Baron - Making of Visual Effects and Legends of the Red Baron specifically designed to take advantage of the format’s extraordinary picture quality. Set to be included on the standard DVD is the featurette Making of The Red Baron and Legends of the Red Baron.

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