Symphonic power metallers Nightwish will be releasing their film, Imaginaerum, on DVD and Blu Ray on April 24, 2013. Now all of us who do not reside in Finland or bordering areas will finally get to see this critically acclaimed film. The movie was originally released in Finland, where the band hails from, in November of last year.
The movie was made in conjunction with Nightwish’s concept album of the same name released in 2011. The album is regarded by many to be the band’s best release. The film tells the story of an aging musical composer who is suffering from dementia. He now has the imagination of a 10-year old boy and has little to no memory of his past, including his daughter. He soon falls into a coma and travels to an imaginary world where he seeks answers about his life. In the outside world his daughter fights to gain back the bond she once had with her father. The music from Nightwish’s album is used to score the film with each track fitting with each individual scene of the movie.
Although the movie and album are based on the same premise, the film evolved into some different areas. This is exactly what main Nightwish composer and co-writer of the film, Tuomas Holopainen, had in mind when he came up with the idea: “It was important from the very beginning that the album would work as its own individual piece of art”.
The movie has been tagged as a must see for fans of the band. Those curious about the movie can pre-order it on Nightwish’s website. For those interested in learning more about the film, you can check out some detailed fan reviews here.
Have you seen the film yet? What are your thoughts? If not will you be checking it out?