Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Heineken Kidnapping

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: MPI Media Group


The Heineken KidnappingBeer turns out to be not so refreshing for Rutger Hauer (Hobo With a Shotgun) in the foreign film The Heineken Kidnapping.

Based on a true story, the thriller movie stars Hauer as Alfred Heineken, who in 1983 was one of the world’s most successful brewers and possibly the most powerful man in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, that also made him a target for kidnappers.

For Rem (Reinout Scholten van Aschat), kidnapping Heineken is more than a profitable affair. He holds a personal grudge against Hauer, who laid off his father after he, ironically, became an alcoholic. When Rem finds out about a gang of hoodlums’ plans to abduct Heineken, he gets himself on the job. Given the assignment of keeping an eye on the beer mogul and his chauffeur, Rem does his best to keep the captors uncomfortable, exacting revenge by humiliating and frightening Heineken.

But when the ransom is paid and Heineken is set free after 21 days of captivity, he begins to put together a retaliation of his own.

The 118-minute movie was directed by Maarten Treurniet (Father’s Affair), who also did writing duties along with Kees van Beijnum.

The unrated movie is in Dutch and English with subtitles on the DVD and Blu-ray.

Here’s the film’s intriguing trailer, with English subtitles:

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