Vampire Academy fans of the UK rejoice! This week we have news of the musical and poster variety! We do however need to boo and hiss at a certain piece of news that was also announced this week to screams of annoyance and terror from us loyal fans.
But first the good bits:
The soundtrack listings were announced on Amazon.com on the 14th January and sees a largely unknown artist listing, the only two I recognised were Katy Perry and Goldfrapp. I did however recognise the song title Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Chvrches are doing a cover version of this classic song originally written and sung by British band Bauhaus. People who know the song will know the full version is over 9 minutes long so this version will be in the end credits. All the artists on the soundtrack have their own sound making this a great mix that should please everyone. As promised by the director Mark Waters there is an original song on the soundtrack. This comes from Jaymes Bullet and is called In Your Grave.
The lovely people over at Fangirling Central have done all the hardwork and put together all the songs in one place. It’s an excellent site for all your VA and Fangirling needs.
Next on the UK agenda:
The snazzy looking UK version of the poster graced the internet on Wednesday. The poster has met mixed reviews over social networking sites and by looking at it I think it’s easy to see why. Overall the poster is fantastic as far as movie posters go. It’s not too busy and tells us what we need to know including that “They suck at school” tagline. What’s grated on the nerves of many loyal and longtime fans is the use of the colour pink across the lockers. Pink isnt a major colour throughout the book. Why not use red to connote blood? There’s a fair bit of blood in the book. Something else pointed out was the lack of Richelle Mead’s name on the poster. The Mean Girls director is mentioned but no author name. I was quite concerned when it was announced they’d be wearing school uniforms but they’re growing on me now. You have to admit the posters will stand out at the cinema!
And now brace yourself for the bad news. In fact you’ve probably already heard but in case you haven’t here it goes. The release date for Vampire Academy Blood Sisters in the UK has been pushed back… BY 2 MONTHS.
The US get it on 14th February making VA the perfect Valentine’s Day movie. We were set to get it on the 19th February, the perfect birthday present for my sister. With the release of the poster came the news that the UK distributor (Entertainment One/ EOne) wouldn’t be releasing the film until 23rd April. Making us, according to IMDB, one of the last countries to release it.
This has majorly upset us UK fans. It’s like a The Book Thief debacle all over again. There’ll be spoilers from our fellow Americans taunting us all over the internet. Tumblr will try to break our spirits but we’ll pull through.
Here’s hoping that the distributor sees the error in there ways and releases it sooner and makes us fans much happier to see our favourite book on the big screen. At least it doesn’t make our excitement any less.
The soundtrack is set to be released on 11th February in the US. No news on pre-orders for the UK yet I’m afraid.