Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cockneys Vs Zombies on DVD & Blu-ray

Cockneys Vs Zombies is released in the UK and Ireland on shiny, shiny disc format on October 22nd! You can pre-order it right now, and at the moment Amazon seem to have the best offer - £9 for the DVD and £11 for the Blu-ray. Look at the lovely covers!

There'll be a making-of documentary and interviews with cast and crew, but unfortunately no commentaries. I know, we all really wanted some. But in these days of difficult economic thingies, recording a proper commentary can be quite expensive for DVD companies - hiring a screening room, getting food and drinks, travel there and back, sound engineer, etc etc. We don't get paid for doing them, of course, but most film-makers are happy to do them to help make the disc nicer. Don't blame the DVD folk though, they're good people, it's just a tricky time for everyone.

BUT - I'm going to record a commentary myself, on my laptop, and put it online for free. I'll work out a way to sync it up properly (perhaps with the first company logo or something), and you can at least have my commentary to go with it. I think Matthias wants to do one too, if so then I'll link to them both on here. We do this because we love you - you've supported us all the way since it was announced, you spread the word, went to see it, said lovely things, and have generally been brilliant. Look, it's already at number 5 and 6 in the Comedy Horror chart at Amazon! That's all thanks to YOU, preordering it!

I'm really glad that everyone in the UK will be able to see it, we couldn't get it into every cinema, it's a crowded movie world out there lately. But now you can have it sent directly to your home. Also, it's the first of my movies to be released on Blu-ray, as Severance never quite made it to that format (except in Germany and Australia, for some reason), so I'm really chuffed about that. Hope you all enjoy it!

By the way, we will have news about the release in other countries *very* soon, hang in there! And the Tower Block DVD should be out roughly around the end of the year, though we don't have a set date yet.

Also by the way, the fantastic Jody Jenkins soundtrack of CvsZ is available as a download right now, and will be released on CD next month.

Also also by the way, we had a fantastic screening at Grimmfest in Manchester, for a very appreciative audience, followed by a quite spectacularly late evening of partying. It's a great festival, and hopefully next year I can attend the full weekend. Click this link for a fun interview with me and Alan Ford before the free drinks started, from the Zombie Hamster website, which is where this pic came from: