Ahem bad link !!!
Bad distributor too. My prediction of a single cinema in London for a week seems to have been a tad optimistic
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See, when I started to work on Iron Sky, I wanted to make a cinematic experience, a film that works best when you sit in a dark room with 500 other people and watch, experience, laugh and enjoy as the epic story about the Moon Nazis unfolds in front of your eyes. Now, following the UK plan laid out by Revolver, the film is out in cinemas for only one day only (and thatís WEDNESDAY of all days).
I think this is an insult to us, the filmmakers who have been working with this film for six long years. We signed up with Revolver because we wanted to have a wide cinema release, and thatís what they promised us. But more than that, itís an insult to all the fans, friends, followers, fan investors and everyone out there whoís been waiting all these years to see the Moon Nazi mayhem known as Iron Sky to hit the cinemas.
We recognise the concerns of the makers of IRON SKY and appreciate the support of the fans. We ourselves have been huge supporters of the project since day one, coming on board in 2009.
We feel this release structure is very much in line with the spirit in which the film was made, being available both on the big and small screen almost simultaneously.
We have seen all of your feedback and contrary to the opinion of a few we are not trying to 'kill' 'bury' or 'dump' the film. Revolver is still in discussion with the exhibitors about extending the cinema run. Come out on the 23rd May, show your support, make IRON SKY day a huge success and lets keep the film playing on the big screen!
Bleedin' fruit loops!
"We feel this release structure is very much in line with the spirit in which the film was made"
Which will be why the film's makers are organising against their plans.
Not a terribly insightful review I agree but a a guy I know (who loves B movies and the like) saw this in America a couple of months back and said it was bloody awful. Maybe the distributor realizes that it has a turkey on its hands and doesn't want to lose any more on it.
Iron Sky team does not approve the UK release strategy
recieved this today
As some of you may already know, our UK distributor Revolver Entertainment decided to release Iron Sky for just one day in cinemas in the United Kingdom, and then never again. The film has been opening all across Europe during the last six weeks, with excellent results (nearly 850 000 cinema admissions so far!), but Revolver refuses to give it a proper run in UK theaters. What they are doing is basically stabbing us in the back.
Revolver misled us by assuring us a proper cinema release during the production, but came out suddenly and last minute with their new plan, the one-day-only release, and refused to listen to our arguments against it.
We even asked our fans to contact Revolver and let them know what they think of the plan, they received thousands of comments in just few days from people who want to see Iron Sky but even that wasn't enough for them to change their plans.
The fact that they are releasing Iron Sky for just one day (in the middle of the week) shows a great disrespect for us, the filmmakers, who have been slaving to make this film as cinematic - with big special effects, sounds and great action - as possible. It's also a major middle finger to the fans, followers and investors who have been following the production for years and now suddenly have only few hours to run to the theater, and then enjoy their quickly rushed DVD and Blu-Ray release. A release that will be missing all the material we've planned for it Ė documentaries, commentaries, artwork and whatever we've gathered during our six long years of production.
Thus, we, the filmmakers of Iron Sky, cannot support their one-day cinema release strategy and rushed DVD release.
We apologize to our fans for our bad judgement in choosing a company like Revolver to take care of the distribution in the UK. We also want thank everyone who have so far been supporting our efforts to change Revolver's mind by sending messages to their Facebook page, their email addresses and their Twitter accounts. We are humbled to see so many of you have stepped up and you deserve our greatest thanks.
But we're not giving up! The release date is getting close, but we will continue our efforts to get you a proper chance to see Iron Sky like it was meant to be seen - on the silver screen. And once more we ask you, our fans, friends, followers, collaborators and investors Ė and all your friends to do whatever you can to try to turn Revolver's head.
Please send email, Facebook message, Tweet and even a darn post card to Revolver to let them know that you are not supporting their release strategy and demand a proper, longer cinema release period!
We are happy to announce that finally, after a long fight, our UK distributor has agreed to change their plans, and Iron Sky will get an extended run in the cinemas.
And the thanks goes to all of you out there! You've made your voices heard, and your demands have been met. It's great news for us, for Iron Sky, and especially for everyone who has been out there waiting for years for this film to reach the big screens.
More than that, this is a wonderful show of force of the people, and a great proof that having a big community backing you up makes you stronger when somebody is trying to walk over you.
Thanks again to you all, now go see Iron Sky in theaters in the UK starting 23.5., and grab a pint after that to celebrate the victory!
Iron Sky is playing in these theaters, starting today:
Prince Charles Cinema
Stratford East Picturehouse
Brighton, Duke of Yorks
The Light, New Brighton
Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds
Showcase Bristol De Lux
Showcase Derby De Lux
Showcase Leicester De Lux
Showcase East Glasgow
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Eden Court Inverness
The film will continue to play on these cinemas as long as there's demand from 25.5. onwards:
The Prince Charles Cinema, London
Picturehouse Stratford East
Picturehouse Belmont Aberdeen
Duke of York's, Brighton
Showcase Coventry (Evening Showings)
Showcase Glasgow East (Evening Showings)
Showcase Coventry (Evening and Late Night Showings)
Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw (Late Night screenings)
Showcase Derby De Lux (Late Night screenings)
Showcase Leicester De Lux (Late Night screenings)
Nothing near me so still cant show my support.
Email had this right at the end.........
Ps. Although Revolver has now agreed to extend the cinema run, they haven't paid us.
They owe us a considerable sum of money Ė most of the Minimum Guarantee, which they should have paid already. We could prevent them from screening the film, but we won't do that, because that wouldn't be cool for the audience.
We wanted to let you know this because it's an issue that's bugging us, and we may need to act on it at one point, but so far we will hope they'll respect their part of the agreement soon.
This is no doubt a trashy B-movie, but that doesnít mean that itís not enjoyable. It is certainly more entertaining than a lot of mainstream dross with high ticket prices. For an almost-straight-to-disc movie, Iron Sky is above average.
Revolver are a bunch of tossers.
The film certainly deserves more than the limited run it's getting.