DVD Release: The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch

DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
Price: DVD $29.95
Studio: Music Box

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Tomer Sisley prepares for high adventure as Largo Winch.

The 2008 action-thriller movie The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch is the first big-screen adaptation of the wildly popular Belgian series of Largo Winch graphic novels by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme.

The Heir Apparent follows the exploits of the dashing, twenty-something titular heir Largo Winch (Tomer Sisley, Sleepless Night), the heretofore unknown adopted son of the murdered billionaire founder of an international corporation. Poised to take over the business, the ever-resourceful Largo must first overcome an onslaught of drug traffickers, assassins, corporate raiders and double-dealing insiders.

Oh, he’s also hungry to enact the revenge on his father’s murderers. Bouncing across the globe, Largo uses his wits and intelligence — along with his fists, feet and a phalanx of motorcycles, helicopters and speedboats — to get the job done and get back in time for his first board meeting.

Directed by Jérôme Salle, the foreign film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas (Nowhere Boy), Karl Roden (RocknRolla) and Mélanie Thierry (Babylon A.D.).

Released on limited basis to theaters in November 2011, The Heir Apparent’s biggest box office dollars came from international theaters, when it grossed some $17 million. Its global success has since spawned a sequel, 2011’s The Burma Conspiracy, also directed by Salle and starring Sisley, alongside the latest “Winch Girl,” Sharon Stone. It’s yet to be released in any form in the U.S.

Presented in French, English and Croatian with English subtitles, the Largo Winch DVD contains a making-of featurette and a digital comic.


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