New Release: The Girl Who Played With Fire DVD and Blu-ray

The Girl Who Played With Fire movie sceneMusic Box Films released the second movie based on the acclaimed novel trilogy by Stieg Larrson, The Girl Who Played With Fire, on DVD and Blu-ray on Oct. 26, 2010. The first movie in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, arrived on DVD and Blu-ray on July 6 (read our review).

In this Swedish Fire, actress Noomi Rapace reprises her role as Lisabeth Salander, the punked-out computer-hacking heroine of Larsson’s book series, which has sold some 40 million copies in nearly 50 countries around the world.

The movie version of thriller The Girl Who Played With Fire, which was directed by Daniel Alfredson and also stars Michael Nyqvist, has grossed $5 million at the box office and is on track to become one of the year’s highest-grossing foreign-language movies in the U.S.

In this second movie in the series, Salander is a wanted woman and only Nyqvist’s Mikael Blomkvist character believes in her innocence. Digging deeper, Blomkvist finds evidence that implicates highly placed members of Swedish society as well as shocking details about Salander’s past. He must get to her before she’s cornered, but no one knows where she is.

Priced at $29.95 and $34.95, respectively, the DVD and Blu-ray offers the movie in Swedish with English subtitles as well as dubbed in English.

Hollywood is making its own versions of Larrson’s series. The American The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo will star Rooney Mara (A Nightmare On Elm Street) as Salander and Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) as Blomkvist. The film will be in theaters December 2011, with the second in the series, The Girl Who Played With Fire planned for 2012.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.