13 Dec 2013• • 16 Comments
The long-awaited "Knights of Badassdom" will be available on Video On Demand (VOD) and digital on February 11, 2014. Entertainment One, who has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Joe Lynch's horror comedy starring Summer Glau and Peter Dinklage, is also starting TUGG screenings for the film, which means you will have the chance to watch it in a theater near you, starting January 21st, 2014. With Tugg, a platform that offers his online catalog of movies to local theaters, anyone can select a theater near his home, set a date and if enough tickets sell in advance, the movie is shown. A new official website is also available.
The movie premiered officially at Icon Festival on September 2013; read a spoiler free review posted by Icon screening attendee Omri Evron (Read more impressions from the premiere) : "If the trailers make you suspect you might like this movie, I guarantee it will deliver, and then some. I did not see a single person exit the theater who wasn't smiling and gushing with excitement. The movie is low-budget but manages to surprisingly subvert horror tropes. Even someone who isn't familiar with the geeky concepts and cast will enjoy the fantastic and crazy dom".
Enjoy the announcement teaser released by EOne:
Find below a few screencaps from the announcement trailer, as well as a new production still featuring Summer Glau. Watch more images of Knights of Badassdom in the Gallery.
New HQ production stills from "Knights of Badassdom" surfaced online, obviously to tie in with Entertainment One's recent announce. FYI, this cut is not Joe Lynch's cut but a 85 minutes version; here's what website Bloody Discusting says:
"Unfortunately it’s not the version of the film that director Joe Lynch (Everly, Wrong Turn 2) intended you to see. I’ve seen this cut – and there’s plenty of good stuff in the first two acts that seems like it’s from him. It goes off the rails a bit at the end and it has a denouement/credits scene that you can pretty much tell is NOT him. There’s even some non-Dinklage ADR for Dinklage’s character."
Of course we will keep you updated on where and when the movie will be screened, so come and visit the site regularly. Feel free to tell us if you plan to host a TUGG screening in your city and we'll glady pass on the information.
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Message #2 | robbo | 13 Dec 2013, 00:57 GMT
Finally at last It"s happened some good news the release of "Knights Of Badassdom", shame it"s not the original Joe Lynch version, but hey Beggars cant be Choosers I"ll settle for this 85 minutes version, It"s better than a kick in the teeth, plus it will great to see Summer Glau wielding that sword as Gwenn. (plus her outfit she is really cool).
Message #3 | chrisdvanne | 13 Dec 2013, 01:03 GMT
Huzzah, we will finally watch Knights of Badassdom!!
Personnally, I don't care what version it will be and I think the polemic around it is poinless. It won't be Joe Lynch's cut but since no one saw it and since we will finally see the movie, I will judge what we will be presented with an open mind.
Message #6 | chrisdvanne | 13 Dec 2013, 13:23 GMT
For now, there's no large or limited theater release scheduled, nor a DVD release. Hopefully, the movie will be released on DVD later next year.
About the Tugg events, here's what a fan said (you can also Google it for additional informations).
Message #9 | chrisdvanne | 13 Dec 2013, 14:41 GMT
Yes, I see a lot of wrong informations posted online, based only on rumors. I prefer to keep an open mind.
One can also read fan's impressions from the world premiere of Knights of Badassdom at Icon Festival in September 2013, including exclusives impressions on Summer Glau's role as ass-kicking, huntress LARPer Gwen.
Message #13 | Metal | 17 Dec 2013, 13:14 GMT
Ok. but is it actually a bad thing it's not the original Lynch cut? Just wondering.... unless someone leaks his version or it gets later released on dvd as alternate version, I guess we can only check this version and decide on whether it's good. Which is not bad at all considering where the release of the movie was. Summer Glau looks great, so unless it really goes downhill, I think it's gonna be great.
Message #14 | chrisdvanne | 17 Dec 2013, 14:44 GMT
I don't care which cut they use as long as it's good. This polemic is pointless. As someone who monitors everything that's being written on the subject, I have the feeling that Joe Lynch's supporters are spamming the net with negative comments.