WWII Action Thriller ‘The Final Stand’ Heads Home May 11

Shout! Studios has announced the May 11 release of The Final Stand, a World War II action thriller by Igor Ugonikov and directed by Vadim Shmelev that is inspired by the true story of the heroic military outside of Moscow in 1941.

The film will be released through digital retailers as well as Blu-ray Disc and DVD, with physical copies available at most big retailers, including Amazon and Walmart.

The Final Stand premiered in Russia in November 2020 and stars Artyom Gubin, Lubov Konstantinova, and Igor Yudin.

The true story chronicled in the film follows 3,500 young cadets, who, at the height of WWII, are sent with their commanding officers to hold the last line of defense outside of Moscow. Sent to the Ilyinsky line of defense, cadets from the Podolsk infantry and artillery schools fight alongside units from the 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrive. Hopelessly outnumbered, the young men in their teens lay down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior Nazi forces.

The collectible Blu-ray and DVD editions include both English and Russian audio tracks with English subtitles.