New Release: Bride Flight Blu-ray and DVD

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Anna Drijver connects with Waldemar Torenstra in Bride Flight.

On Sept. 20, Music Box Films Home Entertainment released the 2008 Dutch epic romantic drama Bride Flight on Blu-ray and DVD, for the suggested retail prices of $38.94 and $29.95, respectively.

The movie tells the tale of three Dutch beauties — Marjorie (Elise Schaap), Ada (Karina Smulders) and Esther (Anna Drijver) — who meet on an airplane in the aftermath of World War II as they’re emigrating to New Zealand to meet their husbands-to-be. During the flight, the three become fast friends before meeting Frank (Waldemar Torenstra), a dashing young man who also yearns to start a new and better life. It’s this chance meeting that will mark a changing point in their lives—a destiny-altering encounter that will be revealed to the women when they reunite 50 years later at Frank’s funeral.

The most expensive film ever made in the Netherlands, Bride Flight was directed by Ben Sombogaart (Twin Sisters) and features a memorable appearance by legendary actor Rutger Hauer ( Hobo With a Shotgun) in his first role in a Dutch film in years. The movie was released in theaters on a limited basis in June, 2011, in the U.S.’s top 100 markets to positive reviews.

Presented in Dutch and English with English subtitles, the Bride Flight Blu-ray and DVD includes the following bonus features:

  • making-of featurette
  • interview with actor Rutger Hauer
  • interview with screenwriter Marieke van der Pol

Check out the film’s trailer:


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