Saturday, July 05, 2008

After a week of mourning Carlin and Harmon, exciting news about the Spaced dvd and a four city tour! aka, "When in LA, NY, Austin and San Diego..."

Perhaps you'll recall my love of this obscure little British sitcom that was the first entertainment effort by the guys who went on to bring us "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz"? Anybody remember this? A show called "Spaced"? I talked about it here.


Well, anyways, somebody in showbiz execland finally figured out it would be a good idea to release a tricked out dvd collection of the show. And I'm very excited about this, because after the Mannix Season One dvd set, I'm rarin' for more episodic television goodness!

In addition to the dvd set, the creators are going on a 4 city tour of New York, Los Angeles, Austin TX., and San Diego's ComicCon!

But enough of my yakkin'... let's see what a professional press release wirter has to say about it!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008

SPACED - A FOUR CITY TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE DVD RELEASE
Creators-stars and director to attend events in New York, Los Angeles, Comic-Con and Austin
BBC Video announced today a four city tour to celebrate the DVD set release of Spaced: The Complete Series, available for the first time in North America on July 22. Creator-stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) (Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow) and director Edgar Wright will travel to New York, Los Angeles, Comic-Con and Austin for special screenings, a marathon, panel sessions and signings for fanboys and fangirls.

The weeklong tour kicks off in New York City at the Village East Cinema on Monday, July 21, with a screening and Q&A session moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW's The Treatment). The week's events include a Los Angeles screening and Q&A moderated by the very own Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), a Comic-Con panel session moderated by Ain't It Cool's Drew 'Moriarty' McWeeny, a Fans' Choice screening at Comic-Con, a Marathon screening at the Austin's Alamo Drafthouse moderated by Ain't It Cool's Harry Knowles and signings at New York's Virgin Megastore in Union Square, Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash West and Comic-Con. The final stop on the tour is the Late Show with David Letterman where Simon will be a guest on Monday, July 28.

Facebook event pages have been created for each free screening so fans can get instant updates and hear directly from Simon, Jess and Edgar. They will also be able to follow the tour by visiting http://www.spacedinvasion.com/.

Spaced: The Complete Series, a 3-disc set from BBC Video, features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described by Pegg as "a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure." Boasting over eight hours of content, the DVD set features bonus material including the original commentary from the UK release plus all-new commentary from Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), Matt Stone (South Park, Team America: World Police), Bill Hader (Superbad, SNL), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody (Oscar®-winning writer of Juno).

Available on pre-order:
http://www.bbcamericashop.com/video/spaced-the-complete-series-14714.html

NEW YORK

Monday, July 21

7:00 PM: A special 3-episode screening event of Spaced, immediately followed by a Q&A with
Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Village East Cinemas. The Q&A session will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW's The Treatment).

Facebook Event Page New York:

http://www.facebook.com/event.phpeid=24044392781&ref=ts

Tuesday, July 22

2:00-4:00 PM:
Virgin Megastore in Union Square hosts a Spaced: The Complete Series signing event with Simon, Jessica and Edgar.

LOS ANGELES

Wednesday, July 23

12:30-2:30 PM:
Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash West hosts a Spaced: The Complete Series signing event with Simon, Jessica and Edgar.

7:00 PM:
A special 3-episode screening event of Spaced, immediately followed by a Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Arclight Hollywood. The Q&A session will be moderated by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). Facebook Event Page Los Angeles:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=19610377378

COMIC-CON

Friday, July 25

12:30 PM:
Simon, Jessica and Edgar will participate on a panel session moderated by Ain't It Cool's Moriarty in Room 6A. The three will also do multiple signings including one at the BBC booth.

10:15 PM:
To close the day, Simon, Jessica and Edgar are asking fans to pick three episodes for a special Comic-Con screening event in Room 6A. Log on now to SpacedInvasion.com to cast your vote.

AUSTIN

Sunday, July 27

5:00 PM:

The Spaced Numb-A-Thon:

A marathon screening of all 14 episodes of Spaced, including a Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar moderated by Ain't It Cool's Harry Knowles at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz.

Facebook Event Page Austin:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=32271346848


Here's a site that's explains (sort of) the premise of the show, kind of...

http://www.spaced-out.org.uk/












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