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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fans in the UK, win a copy of The Clinic on DVD!

Thanks to Blogomatic3000, you have a chance to win a copy of The Clinic! It's for fans living in the UK. Best of luck to you guys! :)

From their website:

Competition: Win ‘The Clinic’ on DVD

Inspired by terrifying true events, this unsettling and shocking film follows young couple Cameron (Andy Whitfield – TV’s Spartacus) and his pregnant fiancĂ©e Beth (Tabrett Bethell – The Legend of the Seeker) as they travel across Australia on Christmas Eve 1979.



Don’t miss this bloodcurdling and chilling film when The Clinic is released for the first time on DVD from 17th October 2011; and you could win a copy by answering this simple question:

What country is this story, based on true events, set in?
a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) England


Email your answer and address to competition@blogomatic3000.com with CLINIC in the subject line. An email entry counts as ONE entry into the competition.

To double your chance of winning, and for a SECOND entry into the competition just become a fan of Blogomatic3000 on Facebook.

Competition closes October 15th 2011. Open to UK readers over 18 only.

Pre-order your copy here: http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=212958
Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/user/indiVisionOfficial#p/a/u/2/1_HgO8iHWoI

Sanctuary - The trailer is coming soon!

The wait will soon be over, hopefully just a few more days!



And please, Like the Facebook page, it could really help! You want to see the film as soon as possible too, right? ;)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tabrett Bethell's audition video

I'm sorry I haven't reported about this before but I have been trying to get permission to talk about it, didn't want to post anything too early, not going to make that mistake again. But it's out of the bag now, so here you go.

I'm not sure what the story behind this video is but it looks like an audition for the next James Bond film, which is called Bond 23 for now. Not much is known about the film itself and we don't know everything about the casting either, but since the video was posted several months ago I guess Tabrett didn't get the role. I'm keeping my fingers crossed though until they'll announce something.

On the other hand, it could be what is called a "speculative audition" or showreel, agents and actors do this to get the actor out there.

And to clear things up, no, it was not an audition for Casino Royale. That film was released in 2006, before Tabrett started acting, and the video was uploaded earlier this year, in April. Yes, she is saying the lines from that film but it's not uncommon for productions which are secretive to use material from previous films. We don't know anything about Bond 23's story or who the female lead character will be or who will play her. Makes sense to test an actress with an earlier, strong character. Maybe they chose Vesper because the new one will be related or similar to her (but this is just my speculation, and I read some comments from Bond fans who'd love to see Vesper's sister).

Originally posted here: http://vimeo.com/22426028 Please, do not flood the account with messages. It could be Tabrett's own but it could've been set up by her agent too, anyway, don't go crazy. :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Industry people about Tabrett

Read what actors, producers, directors and others said about her, both as a professional and as a person. I'll try to find more, check back to see the updates.

The Clinic is out in the US and available for pre-order in the UK!

Finally! Fans in North America can buy the film on DVD or online! And like it was promised, it will be released in the UK too in a few months.

To order the DVD visit Amazon:
Unrated - $16.49 & eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. In stock.
Rated (3 minutes shorter) - $17.99 & eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. In stock.
Unrated - Canadian $24.99 -  & eligible for Free Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. In stock.
There are no extras on either versions.

Or visit these sites to buy it online:
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-clinic-2010/id450990949 Price: $14.99
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Clinic/dp/B005GIS8E6 Price: $14.99 or rent it for $3.99 (3 days)
Zune: http://social.zune.net/movies/The-Clinic/70183c5a-f2f0-4e68-a2c2-a28ff40b4963 It's only available for rent.

The release date for the UK is October 17, pre-order your copy here:
http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/15903618/-/Product.html?pa=mcpotw&page=title&source=9316

Sanctuary is getting ready for Sundance

The people behind the short film shared a little update:

"just to let you know, we are getting close to finalising the film and we hoping to have it ready to enter into Sundance.... wish us luck!!"

Wishing them the best of luck from here too!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sanctuary has a Facebook page with new pictures and a release date!

Please visit the film's page, Like it, and tell others about it! It can really help the film. (And please do the same with Tabrett's other films too, links on the left.)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sanctuary/196766007039500?sk=wall

Release date: January 2012
You can see this if you click on "Info". But keep in mind, this could change.

Check out the photos too, you can download one of the previously released stills in higher resolution and find new behind the scenes pictures of Tabrett!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another showreel with Tabrett and Brennan Muhoberac

Do you remember Mr Right? Here's another clip with the two actors, although we can't see Tabrett, only listen to her voice in this one:

Watch Tabrett's cameo in Life Support, from 2001

She was still a cheerleader when this was recorded. Read about Life Support here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0294136/

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sanctuary - important new information!

The film's producer, Annmaree Bell revealed more details, thank you very much for sharing them with us!

Sanctuary is 15 minutes long and it was inspired by Ophelia from Hamlet. The trailer will most likely be released in September or October. First it will be entered to film festivals and we'll have to do our best to let many people know about it because it's future could depend on it. Assuming everything goes well, talks can begin with DVD destributors around this time next year.
The poster with the crack in the wall (of sanity) is the final version, but we'll get additional photos over time.



We'll have to be patient, and also ready to help Azure to be successful at film festivals later this year.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Clinic - an interview with the producer, the film will be released in the UK & Italy too!

Samuel Pinczewski was kind enough to answer some of my questions, and he'll share a bit more later. If you'd like to ask something too, send me your questions! Post them as comments or send me a tweet.

Read about the film, Sam and the writer/director James Rabbitts, and their new project after the jump!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Send in your questions for Campbell Graham, the director of Anyone You Want!

I just got Campbell's response and was very glad to see he agreed to an interview too, can't wait to ask him about a couple of things!

I've got a lot of questions already, but like the title says, you can send in some of yours too! I guess most of you will want to ask about the film and Tabrett, but keep in mind that he probably won't be able to answer everything, not wanting to spoil much from the story, and as we all know, Tabrett is a private person, so not sure how much he can talk about her. And of course questions about Campbell and his work and so on are appreciated too. You can leave comments here, or contact me on twitter.

I think a few days should be enough, let's say that the deadline is June 10.

He also had a short update about Anyone You Want's status:
"I am still taking steps to bring out the film on dvd or download and am doing quite a lot of work on this currently. It's an expensive and complex process but you won't have to wait forever! I'll let you all know when something is concrete."

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 HorrorMovies.ca 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.

Update!
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!

www.AzureProductions.com.au/Sanctuary/Sanctuary.html


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 :("

Update:
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:
"WHAT'S DEAD:
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.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Clinic on DVD in Germany!

The German Amazon site has The Clinic with a May 5 release date. They have a pretty good review of the film too. Thanks to Lyss for finding out about this!

http://www.amazon.de/Clinic-Tabrett-Bethell/dp/B004PDL9YE/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1299586774&sr=1-2

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Clinic on BluRay!

A German site lists the BluRay version of The Clinic for sale and the planned release date is May 12! Thanks to Andrea Melissa for finding this!

There is both English and German 2.0 and 5.1 audio on the disc.

http://www.bluray-disc.de/blu-ray-filme/the-clinic-2010-blu-ray-disc

Tabrett is co-starring in "Poe", ABC's new pilot!

Great news about Tabrett, it's a big opportunity for her! If ABC picks up the show, she will be on network tv in a hopefully successful show. It could also mean lots of new pictures for us, fans, and probably some interviews too. And I'm sure we'd all be very happy if she decided to join twitter to promote the show a bit more. :)


"Poe" is a new crime procedural TV series that will follow Edgar Allan Poe, the world's very first detective, as he uses unconventional methods to investigate dark mysteries in 1840s Boston.

It has an element of Guy Ritchie’s version of Sherlock Holmes, an element of steampunk and a real sense of fun. This is before Poe’s darkest days. He has a sense of humor; he’s a believer surrounded by skeptics. The show in some ways bears a resemblance to Castle.

The cast:
Tabrett Bethell - Sarah: Poe's ex fiancée
Christopher Egan - Poe
Kevin McNally - Police Commissioner Kyle Kilpatrick
Leslie Odom, Jr. - Julian 'Jupiter' Noble: a doctor at a free clinic who helps Poe


Director: Alex Graves (long list of impressive work, many nominations and awards, including 2 Emmys)
Writer-executive producer: Christopher Hollier (Alias, Kyle XY)
Executive producers: Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes films, Terminator Salvation, The Departed) and Brad Kern (Human Target, Charmed)

ABC is looking at Poe to become a full series, but as of yet only a pilot has been green-lit. They'll be shooting from March 14 to March 31 in Toronto.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pre-order The Clinic DVD! It's only $29.99!

First of all, a huge thank you to Trude, she told me about this! :)

The DVD is avalaible for pre-order and it's quite cheap, so go ahead and make sure you get is ASAP! :)

http://www.mightyape.com.au/product/DVD/The-Clinic/9986578/

From the site:
Price: $29.99 (Aus)
Release date: February 23rd, 2011



Interesting to note that they list Universal Pictures as the studio.

The New Zealand store: http://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/DVD/The-Clinic/9986578/
Their price: $35.99 (NZ)

And for Region 2, visit Play.com! It's not avalaible yet but you can enter your email address to get a notification as soon as it will be.

There's a short review too from markandwendy:
"Saw this at Frightfest, and it is a great suspense-packed film. Would recommend it."

If you're not in the UK, check if they deliver to your country: http://www.play.com/Help.html?page=del

No information about special features yet, I'll try to find out more.