Finally! Watch the trailer for long-promised Warhammer 40K movie

Ultramarines was the first adaptation to come out of the cool but convoluted realm of Warhammer 40,000.  Directed by Martyn Pick, it was originally intended as a direct-to-DVD release for November 2010, and received a lukewarm reception following a limited theatrical run.  Production issues and problems with distribution caused the HD home video release to be delayed, though it was available for streaming online.  With graphics less stellar than today's crisp fluid images, it's still a meaty sci-fi meal from the Warhammer universe. 

Have a look:

Here's the official synopsis:

Captain Severus of the Ultramarines Chapter receives a distress signal from the Imperial Fists on the planet Mithron. Severus, responds taking a only ten-man squad of newly promoted Astartes, leaving the bulk of his company on Algol to continue the bitter campaign against the scourge of Tyranids. On the merciless surface of the red planet, Ultima Squad discovers the aftermath of wretched battle. Mithron's Imperial shrine has been desecrated, and abominable atrocities unleashed.

The movie stars the solid vocal talents of Terence Stamp (Superman II, Wanted), Sean Pertwee (Dog Soldiers, Event Horizon) and John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy).  This new Blu-ray issue contains over 45 minutes of bonus features including Into The Void: Making of Ultramarines™, Between Chaos & Darkness: The World Of The Space Marines, Creating the Daemon and a sweet Ultramarines™ “prequel” animated onscreen graphic novel.

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie is set for release March 5, 2013, and available for pre-order on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. 

Will you race out to grab a fresh copy? Or is this mission past its prime?

(Via Giant Freakin Robot)

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