Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale [DVD] [2010]

  • SKU: 3626207
  • Release Date: 10/25/2011
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • "Blood in the Snow" - a look at the concept art
  • Animatics & Computer Effects Video Comparison
  • Behind the scenes Production Stills Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical trailer from Finland
  • The Making of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
  • The two short prequels in which the Christmas tale was born, Rare Exports Inc. (2003) and Rare Exports Inc. - The Official Safety Instructions (2005)


Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Christmas takes a turn for the grim when a team of Finnish archaeologists unearth a man who appears to be Old St. Nick, only to find that the legends of a jolly, gentle cherub couldn't be further from the truth. Enraged at the multinational corporation that underwrote the excavation for disrupting his village's annual reindeer roundup -- one of the few yearly events that help to keep the local economy afloat -- single father and reindeer hunter Rauno (Jorma Tommila) is shocked when his frail son, Pietari (Onni Tommila), makes a curious connection between the high-profile dig and the story of Father Christmas. The local reindeer herd has been viciously slaughtered, and now all of Pietari's friends are vanishing without a trace. When Pietari looks beyond pop-culture history to unlock the real truth about Santa Claus, he learns that his young friends have every reason to fear this Christmas. By the time Pietari realizes what's happening in his small town, however, it's already too late; Santa's helpers are closing in fast, and this year the naughty kids will be running scared. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Onni Tommila
    Onni Tommila - Pietari
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    Jorma Tommila - Rauno
  • Per Christian Ellefsen
    Per Christian Ellefsen - Riley
  • Tommi Korpela
    Tommi Korpela - Amimo
  • Rauno Juvonen
    Rauno Juvonen - Piiparinen

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful foreign film


    This was truly an original foreign film. I was entertained, on the edge of my seat and wanting to see more. It does help to remember though that this movie is still a horror film, so if this type of film during (or about) the holiday season offends you, then shouldn't watch it. Furthermore, foreign films are a bit different than American films, for example: the special effects are not usually high quality. The picture quality is not as picture-perfect as our multi-million dollar masterpieces made in Hollywood, CA. But the foreign actors, writers, and producers sure do deliver some very exciting and entertaining high-quality stuff just the same. There is one huge advantage about this foreign film, many films deliver all the lines in their native language leaving you to read the subtitles in English on the bottom of the screen. Fortunately, this movie is spoken in English.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    cool twist on Santa legend.

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    I first found this movie on netflix. It has a cool story and I wanted to add it to my Christmas horror movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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