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Finnish Folk-Horror THE WHITE REINDEER Comes To Blu-Ray In April [New Trailer/Artwork]

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Eureka Entertainment will release Erik Blomberg's haunting folk tale in April.

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Eureka Entertainment are set to add director Erik Blomberg's 1952 Finnish fantasy The White Reindeer to their Masters of Cinema series with a new 4K restoration hitting blu-ray April 8th.

Mirjami Kuosmanen plays a young woman who becomes frustrated with her solitary life in the wilds of Finland while her husband is off herding reindeer. Seeking thrills, she downs a potion and becomes a shapeshifter who lures the local men to their doom.

Special features include a limited slipcase with the first 2000 copies; commentary by critic and film historian Kat Ellinger; a video essay by film journalist and writer Amy Simmons; Blomberg’s 1947 documentary short With the Reindeer; colour test footage; 1952 Jussi Awards Ceremony featurette; and a booklet featuring new writing by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller Nicholas and journalist Philip Kemp.

You can order The White Reindeer from Amazon and Zavvi.

Check out Eureka's new trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

A newly-married young woman, Pirita (Mirjami Kuosmanen), becomes frustrated and lonely as her husband, a reindeer herder for a small Arctic village, spends much of his time away from home in devotion to his work. Desperate for affection, she visits a shaman who offers a potion that makes her an irresistible object of desire, but there is a terrible cost. Pirita becomes a bloodthirsty shapeshifter who lures men out into the barren wilderness where she consumes them.