While the movie and its predecessor ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") are still enjoying theatrical runs, the DVD/Blu-ray release of the second film has been set for Oct. 26. That's three days before the third Swedish film, "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest," arrives in U.S. theaters.
The official word, from Music Box:
The phenomenon of the internationally celebrated works of Stieg Larsson continues this fall with the release of The Girl Who Played With Fire to the home entertainment market.
The second film to be adapted from Larsson’s best-selling Millennium Trilogy of crime novels following last year’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the highest-grossing European production of 2009 and a certified smash in the U.S. with its box office earnings of $9.9 million, The Girl Who Played With Fire marks the return of Lisabeth Salander, the pierced and punked-out computer-hacking heroine of Larsson’s celebrated series, which have sold some 40 million copies in nearly 50 countries around the world.
The Girl Who Played With Fire is directed by Daniel Alfredson and stars the inimitable Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, both of whom reprise their roles from The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Described as “sharply written, superbly acted, and fast-paced” by Reel Views and as a film that “rockets along with pulse-pounding tension” by Paper Magazine, The Girl With Who Played With Fire will be available to home-viewing audiences in Swedish with English subtitles, as well as a dubbed version in English. Music Box Film presents the DVD and Blu-ray premiere of The Girl Who Played With Fire on October 26, 2010 with a suggested retail price of $29.95 and $34.95, respectively.