Santa Claus is coming to town and it’s not a good thing as Oscilloscope Laboratories unearths Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale on Blu-ray and DVD. M&C is getting in on the dark holiday fun by giving away six t-shirts featuring one of the six original sketches by Lauri Ahonen from the film!
The sketches were used in the title sequence of the film as part of an ancient Finnish folklore book called “The Truth about Santa Claus” that the young hero Pietari reads in order to brush up on the nature of the real Santa.
It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town.
When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa’s elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity.
What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare – a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.
Blu-ray special features include:
“The Making of ‘Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale'”
Animatics and Computer Effects Video Comparison
“Rare Exports Inc.” (2003) – The original short film in which the “Christmas Tale” was born
“Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions” (2005) – Santa returns in the second short film in the series
Original Theatrical Trailer from Finland
“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” (1964) – A cult classic from the Oscilloscope vault featuring Pia Zadora in her first movie role.
Visit the DVD database for more information.
Six (6) Grand Prize Winners will receive a t-shirt featuring one of six original sketches by Lauri Ahonen made for the film.
To enter, contestants need to provide a name and e-mail address. Upon notification of winning, contestants will have five days to reply with the name and address of where their prize should be sent.
Sorry, but this competition is open to residents of the USA only.
CLICK HERE to enter to win a Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale t-shirt!Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.