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    The British distributor thought it would be a fun joke to release it on 20.4. You know, Hitler's birthday...
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2012
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    But Fuck that. It's live in Iceland THIS WEEKEND! I am sooooo going!
  2.  (7899.123)
    Iron Sky soundtrack is now on Spotify (and also on iTunes shop)

    http://open.spotify.com/album/6fIz1MprXnC4fVlJ0pp2o2
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2012
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    Not sure if its been mentioned, but you've been featured on CGSociety:

    http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/iron_sky
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    Numbers talk and bullshit walks - so how has Iron Sky been doing in the theatres?

    Let’s Talk Business!

    All in all, Iron Sky has been exceeding its expectations, and proven that it’s not just a film for small, obscure audiences, but a film that finds lovers among all kind of people, and that’s what we aimed for. We wanted to do a film that’s hilarious, plays well on big screen, takes the viewer on a good ride and leaves them with a thought somewhere in the back of their heads.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012 edited
     (7899.126)
    Crosspost from movies:

    Okay, the UK distributor of Iron Sky is really fucking things up. They're going to show the film for just one day, which isn't actually what was agreed upon. Me and the film guys would really appreciate raising some noise about this, if you can be bothered. Revolver is SERIOUSLY fucking the Iron Sky team over with this stunt.

    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 that’s 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 that’s what they promised us. But more than that, it’s an insult to all the fans, friends, followers, fan investors and everyone out there who’s been waiting all these years to see the Moon Nazi mayhem known as Iron Sky to hit the cinemas.


    http://www.ironsky.net/site/iron-sky-in-the-uk-for-one-day-only-bollocks/
  4.  (7899.127)
    Done!

    Seriously. the film is great. Saw it in Iceland. And they had it on for 2 weeks!
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012
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    Why on earth would a distributor do that? I've Facebooked / Tweeted them to ask, and clicked my interest on the Iron Sky demand website.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012
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    yeah done all i can on this.... although any out of the uk peeps my post code is AB116HT ;)
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2012
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    Demanded it on your site, bought a ticket at the local cinema, Posted on the Iron Sky UK Facebook, tweeted Revolver and posted on Empire Magazine's Facebook page for good measure. Hope any of it helps. If they sell out enough, maybe that'll help them not be idiots.
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    Thanks guys! We hope that really helps, they are really - as the Finnish proverb goes - pissing in the eye of the film team with this stunt.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012
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    Have they given any kind of reasoning for this move? There are murmurs of a cynical campaign of purposefully giving a much too narrow release window and hoping for the outrage to get free marketing. I certainly hope they haven't made such a move, especially without asking the team.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2012 edited
     (7899.133)
    Well - as someone who hasn't been working on Iron Sky for months and who has no idea about the current state of the distribution agreements or anything like that, I checked Amazon and Play.com, looks like they'll be putting out the Blu-rays and DVDs three months earlier from the rest of the world. This gives me some rather cynical ideas of their motives, but honestly - this is just me thinking out aloud, I have no insider info on this.

    What I do know is that if one distributor does a dick move like this, it really affects the film's future downstream. I'd be surprised if for example the US distributor didn't have some level of shitfit about someone publishing the film on disc before it's on theaters in there.

    Not to mention that Revolver is taking a huge dump of the fans who have been waiting for this film for months or even years, helped to make it and even put their money on the movie. Now one pesky night on a motherfucking Wednesday.

    And to reiterate, these are my personal opinions and musings, and they don't reflect the thoughts of the film team or the related companies, so please don't quote me on this.

    If I'd have to hazard a guess, my thoughts are rather more polite and measured right now, though...
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    I've bought quite a few Revolver DVDs over the years and I don't remember seeing a single one of them being in cinemas.
    I thought they were a DVD release company, hearing they do any kind of cinema release surprises me.
    Which really sucks because I wanted to see this on a big screen with a crowd.
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    Seemingly out of nowhere, I have to say I saw Star Wreck at Dragon Con a few years ago and it made me laugh so hard I cried. Its the awesome of awesomes.
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    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.


    http://www.ironsky.net/site/iron-sky-team-does-not-approve-the-uk-release-strategy/
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     (7899.137)
    Meanwhile Revolver's own official statement is a hoot:

    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.


    Yeah? No.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012 edited
     (7899.138)
    taphead:

    Indeed. The full intention of the creative side was to make a movie for theaters, for the big screen this time. Star Wreck was a film for the internet, this was a film for the silver screen.

    Also, apparently those Blu-ray releases don't have the making-of materials which I spent two years hammering together.

    I'm slightly... miffed now.
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    They don't? Then I guess I'll import that sucker from a company that does you right.
    Please post details on here.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2012
     (7899.140)
    Yeah, what's the best version of the Blu-Ray to get? I really don't want to buy it here now. Especially if it's missing the kind of features I love.