It’s pretty sad/ devastating/ soul destroying news for us fans but I’m afraid we’ll have to band together and support each other until the DVD is released over here. I haven’t found any news yet on a release date but hopefully it shouldn’t be to long to wait.
Cover Amazon.com have for pre-order of Vampire Academy DVD
Looking at the cinematic release of Vampire Academy in other countries really does show that it hasn’t lived up to expectations financially. Maybe it could have done better with a stronger advertising campaign and merchandise. I mean when Twilight started their ad campaign I think this house had every poster and piece of merchandise going. I’m 23 and I’d honestly buy anything Vampire Academy.
This probably doesn’t bode well for the optioning of Frostbite but if the money’s there to make it then anything can happen.
Fingers crossed Vampire Academy fans for future luck in the franchise! Until the DVD release we’ll just have to read a bit more
Please note I stress the word rumoured. As of 11pm UK time I have been unable to find any confirmation OR denial of this dreadful news. I’ve followed up some leads and here’s what I’ve found.
Vampire Academy is no longer on the Cineworld website but I did find it on the Vue website. Odeon also say they have it set for 23rd April.
The film still appears on eOne’s UK Site but there is no information on UK release dates, there’s basically no information for us.
The UK release date has also vanished from the extensive list of dates on IMDB. Ireland is still there.
The film didn’t live up to expectations and was not released in Brazil. Australia only had a run of 20 days. This info is from Vampire Academy (Film) This could be a major reason for cancellation here.
The release date for the DVD in the US has been announced and that’s on 20th May. That obviously has nothing to do with the cancellation of the UK release but it’s something to keep in mind for the DVD release over here.
Remember to keep an eye out on social networking sites, as we know the fans are usually the first to know about things like this. This site is a great source of information: Vampire Academy Movie UK Facebook So is Tumblr and Twitter, so keep Vampire Academy tagged.
If Vampire Academy is cancelled over here then we’ll just have to stay brave and keep flicking through our Vampire Academy Movie Companions until the DVD is released.
As soon as we have more information or confirmations we’ll let you all know.
UPDATE4/4/14 Cineworld tweeted me back earlier with this:
Vue and Odeon are still saying Vampire Academy WILL STILL be shown. So far looks like it’s just Cineworld who have it cancelled. I suppose only time will tell.
UPDATE 9/4/14: When I checked Vue this morning The Vampire Academy link says the film is now due to be released 4/7/14 but when you click on the link the Vampire Academy page has been removed. Odeon have also removed the link to the film. A bad omen maybe? I’ve contacted Vue and will let you know their answer.
We all know it’s Vivien Leigh’s centenary celebrations this year. I’ve also made clear on the blog that BFI in London were showing a lot of her films, some well known some not so. It’s now been announced that Civil War epic Gone With The Wind will be re-released in cinemas NATIONWIDE! Yes that means that coming to a cinema near you, in the next few weeks, you’ll be able to watch Vivien & Clark portray one of the worlds best known couples.
Gone With The Wind won 10 Academy Awards in 1940 and when you watch it you will easily see why. It was the first colour film to win the Best Picture Academy Award, remember Wizard of Oz was filmed and released in the same year. The film is a romance set in the American Civil War and contains something to keep everyone happy. Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara a feisty Southern Belle who as a difficult love life. Clark Gable who plays Rhett Butler the very handsome suitor who eventually wins Scarlett’s hand. There’s war, break ups and make ups, big life upheavals, sorrowful deaths and dresses made out of curtains.
I’ve just checked and even Cineworld are having a showing (check their site for listings near you.) Locally for me we have Showroom in Sheffield who are having a showing a day 20th December to 24th December. What a perfect way to spend the Christmas week. Obviously some cinemas will include the interlude within the film so don’t worry about having to sit for four hours.
Re-releases from the BFI are big news for old Hollywood lovers because they use the original negatives and make the colours, sound quality and overall viewing experience more vibrant and beautiful than ever before and yet you still feel the originality of the film you love.
I hope you’re all going to try and go! Check for listings with your local cinemas as Gone With The Wind will be shown in over 70 cinemas across the UK. As it’s a romance it’s a great excuse to take your partner with you!