Currently available projects: The Clinic on DVD/Blu-ray & Legend of the Seeker in re-runs

Friday, May 27, 2011

There's a buzz about The Clinic's release in the US, and a new trailer has arrived!

Four major American horror sites and one from Canada is reporting about the film's release on August 9 in North America.

Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central, Fangoria, Shock Till You Drop and all have some nice things to say about The Clinic, and BD has a review from last year's Screamfest, with some spoilers.

Image Entertainment is releasing the film in the US and Canada, you can read about both the Rated and the Un-Rated version on their site. The first one is 2 minutes shorter, both have English and Spanish subtitles, still no news about bonus content.

Two more sites reported about the film's US release: Big Daddy Horror Reviews and Hong Kong and Cult Film News.

You can find the new trailer here, but if don't watch it if you haven't seen the film yet, it contains huge spoilers.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sanctuary - more details and pictures!

The short film has a website now! Go and check it out, you'll find a lot of stills and behind the scenes pictures!

Here's the synopsis of Sanctuary:

"After witnessing her father's murder, Lia is institutionalized to help her recover, but the memory of her father's murder continues to haunt her. As a coping strategy she retreats to her Sanctuary where her memories and the real world start to collide."

Read the rest inside!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Poe was not picked up by ABC

First Deadline broke the news, saying:
"The high-profile drama pilots not to get an order include Poe, which was an early favorite of ABC chief Paul Lee but lost traction after poor testing."

Then SpoilerTV gave me a little bit of hope:
"Not 100% sure. Offical ABC Upfronts are next week but looking doubtful from what has been released so far"

But then they confirmed the report too:
"looks like ABC just confirmed it's Dead. Sorry :("

Inside TV: "Unfortunately … and readers of this blog knows how much this hurts … Poe is not getting picked up."
JuniorTV: "REDLITt: Poe"
A.V. Club: "Deadline is calling Suburgatory the last of the pilots to be picked up today, although we suppose there’s always a chance ABC will throw one more in the mix. However, it most likely won’t be the historical mash-up Poe, about the famed author solving crimes in between writing short stories and blacking out—a premise that tested poorly, if you can believe that."
Insider info: "I just talked to my source at ABC and he said that it was between Poe and Scandal, and they went with Scandal because it was different (and Shonda was involved) and there were too many genre pick-ups already. they just aren’t moving forward with it."

The Hollywood Reporter, the site that broke the news about Tabrett being cast in Poe:
While insiders said it was a favorite of Lee’s, one suggested it was essentially “Castle set in the 1800s.”
" (And that's exactly why it should've been picked up...)

Headline Planet: "But for as big as that new lineup is, it still could not include several high-profile projects. Pilots not likely to see the light of day at ABC are “Georgetown,” “Poe,”"

I'll update the post with more confirmations or other news if by some miracle anything changes. But don't hold your breath, looks like Tabrett will have to find something else. :( We can only hope the pilot will get out somehow and we can see it or at least some people will come forward and tell us more about the story.

This is also bad news for Tabrett's other projects. The Clinic, Sanctuary and Anyone You Want could've benefited from her being on air. The Clinic will be released on DVD in the US in a couple of months, Poe could've given a boost to the sales for example.

Update! On the other hand, read how small Tabrett's role was in the pilot... Let's hope she has something else coming up too, this would've been a waste of her time and talent.

Poe - About Tabrett's role and the show's chances

The first time we heard about the pilot we couldn't be sure about much, and I got some facts wrong too but I removed the incorrect details some time ago. They haven't talked much more about the story or the characters since then, but here's what can be known for sure, hopefully we'll find out more in time.

As you can see above, Poe was not picked up. Sad news, but if you still want to know what the show would've ben about, you'll find everything below.

Update: Read the first comment to know all about Tabrett's role!

The main cast:
Tabrett Bethell - Sarah Elmira Royster
Christopher Egan - Edgar Allan Poe
Natalie Dormer - Celeste Chevalier
Kevin McNally - Police Commissioner Kyle Kilpatrick
Leslie Odom, Jr. - Julian "Jupiter" Noble, a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe
(Fun little note: IMDb lists Tabrett after Natalie and before Chris.)

You can read a review of the pilot here, but there's no mention of Tabrett's character. I think, even though Poe himself wasn't exactly what some people were hoping for, it sounded like a pretty good show, and they could've made changes to the character later on.

And here's a site that has pictures from the set (none of Tabrett, she was only seen on the streets of Toronto once).

More inside.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Clinic - Reviews

There are already a lot of reviews online, hopefully there will be even more after the film's release in Europe and the US, I'll keep updating this post too. After the jump you'll find links to the reviews and some quotes, and also a short review frome me.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Clinic - music videos from the fans

I think every Legend of the Seeker fan was waiting to see what some of the talented people would do with the film once they had access to it. I'm happy to say there are already a couple of really awesome videos on YouTube! I'll keep updating this post, you'll just have to check the link on the left to see if there's anything new.