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Two More Screenings of Serenity added to Edinburgh Film Festival due to Great Demand

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 12:50 PM

RKLENSETH


Serenity will have more screenings, more than Lord of the Rings had, at the world famous Edinburgh Film Festival due to great demand to see Serenity say organizers. This is also Serenity's World Premiere. I think this is only the tip of iceberg of what is to come.

Here is the full news article below;

http://www.sundayherald.com/50867

Festival filmgoers in a frenzy for Serenity




By Mona McAlinden



THE Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has arranged two extra screenings of Serenity, the feature-film directorial debut of Joss Whedon, creator of the cult TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, following the “extraordinary” demand for its world premiere.
The Oscar and Emmy- nominated Whedon wrote and directed Serenity, which is the big-screen incarnation of his TV series Firefly.

The action thriller, set 500 years in the future, will now have two additional screenings, arranged by the festival and the film’s distributor, Uni ted International Pictures.

The film is not due to make its US theatrical debut until September 30, and will open at cinemas in the UK and Ireland on October 7.

EIFF artistic director Shane Danielsen, who has described Whedon as more influential in TV sci-fi and fantasy than anybody since Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, said: “When we get such a clear signal from the fans that they’re so passionate about a particular film, we’re more than happy, wherever we can, to make additional screen ings possible.”

Serenity will receive its official gala premiere screening on Monday, August 22, to be followed on August 23 by a Reel Life interview with the writer and director.

The first extra screening will be a matinee on August 23. The second will be part of the Festival’s Best of the Fest line-up on August 28. Tickets will not be available until tomorrow, July 18. Full details of ticket availability will be posted shortly on the EIFF website.

The programme for this year’s EIFF is being distributed with today’s Sunday Herald. The event, which was launched in 1947 as part of of the Edinburgh International Festival, is now the longest continuously running film festival in the world.




www.edfilmfest.org.uk

17 July 2005



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Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:14 PM

DARKJESTER


DAMN IT! I visited Edinburgh two years too early!!!!

MAL "You only gotta scare him."
JAYNE "Pain is scary..."

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 5:09 PM

MER


Lucky...

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 10:54 PM

ZOL


I`m just wondering when these will go on sale though - no info on website

Darin (Zol.)

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Monday, July 18, 2005 12:13 AM

LUIGITOO


The newspaper said that the tickets would go on sale today, the 18th and as the site and booking lines only open at 12:00 I guess it will be then. I was sooooo sad on Friday nights when I lost out on tickets after coming so close. Thank goodness for Harry Potter!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 12:51 AM

SIMONWHO


So in ten minutes, we're going to break their website again?

Outstanding.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 12:58 AM

GROUNDED


I'm refreshing the page right now... ;)

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:00 AM

FRAY101


Good luck everyone!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:02 AM

HARPY


anybody seeing any tickets yet?

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:03 AM

GROUNDED


Nope just the previous 2 screenings.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:06 AM

HARPY


Trhough friends I already got a ticket for the wed afternoon. But I want JOsses Q&A and the Tue screening!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:07 AM

ANASTAZIUS


Same here - and the phone line's busy as usual :(

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:17 AM

HARPY


Getting really pissy here!

What's up with their sys admin? They had a whole two days to prepare for the newest browncoat onslaught!!



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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:19 AM

GROUNDED


And it's not like they have tons of other extra screenings to prepare for either...

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:21 AM

HARPY


Just herad they're sold out without even going online! Sold out in ten minutes!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:23 AM

GROUNDED


How is that even possible?

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:25 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


I spoke to the box office at 12:05 and they had already sold out. They said it was web-sales and geeks at the box office. I can't speak for the geeks ( If I didn't live in Birmingham I would be there with them ) but the web page never got updated.

AHHHHH!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:26 AM

HARPY


a)people picking up tickets in person. If I had known somebody in Edinburgh I could impose on that's what I would have done.

b)phones. A friend of mine phoned ahead of time to complain about last Friday, and got tickets for the Q&A and the Wednsday instead!


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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:26 AM

SIMONWHO


I think a lot of the tickets went to disgruntled customers who had got tickets in their basket but weren't able to checkout. So there would have been far fewer tickets available than first time around, plus there was only one screen up for sale this time.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:28 AM

GROUNDED


That's weak. If they're not going to made available online, they should say so. I could have phoned, but I hate booking over the phone so I've been sitting watching the website instead.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:29 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


Still nothing on the website . Fingers crossed for more screenings.....

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:33 AM

GROUNDED


Well there's still the other one that doesn't go on sale till August, but I imagine it'll go pretty quickly too when the time comes.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:37 AM

WHOISRIVER


They had a queue at the box office and over phone, basically. I spoke to them myself at the time.

If they had offered it online, their website clearly can't cope with the box office/credit check/basket situation so it would have gone pete tong again, so they opted to do it the easy way.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:39 AM

GROUNDED


That's fine...as long as they tell us beforehand. What a gyp.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:40 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


STILL nothing on the website. I even have an e-mail from someone at the festival stating that they would go on sale on line at 12:00. Looks like a wait until October for me.

I wonder if they opened ACTUAL box office before the phone lines...

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:41 AM

WHOISRIVER


Quote:

Originally posted by Grounded:
That's fine...as long as they tell us beforehand. What a gyp.



I agree - they actually put out a press release saying they would be selling online.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 1:42 AM

GROUNDED


I don't think it's particularly fair to dish out tickets early to people just because they complained. I could well have complained, but I understand how difficult it is for vendors to deal with incredibly high demand so I kept my mouth shut. *sigh*

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:06 AM

GROUNDED


The sellout is confirmed on the main page.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:10 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


The site says that the additional wed 24th screening was soldout. Weren't we all trying to get tickets for the 23rd???

Methinks the right hand does not know what the left is doing.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:13 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


My bad, it was the 24th apparently.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:16 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


Haaang on. The artice at the top of this page says the 23rd, but the website says the 24th. I was SURE that it origionaly said the 23rd and the woman at the box office also said the 23rd.

Anywho, I'm done for today. I'll post if the person I was emailing at the festival gets back to me with the explanation of the no-existant web sales.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:23 AM

HARPY


Well, according to the woman on the phone it's the 24th. But the 23rd came up in some newspaper article so I wouldn't put to much faith in it!

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:37 AM

FISHERMANSENEMY


Stop the clock. The websales have just gone up. Oh, and it's sold out. what a surprise.


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Monday, July 18, 2005 3:16 AM

RKLENSETH


Hey, guys, think of it this way, if it sold out in mere minutes that is a good thing. And will send the right message to the entire world that Serenity is the movie that people want to see. Or need to see.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:16 AM

ZOL


Tickets sold out in under 20 minutes, as I actualy got through to be told this.

Still looking for tickets, and my offer of a signed DVD box set still stands!

Darin (Zol.)

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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:32 AM

JADEHAND


Hey all,
For those who got tickets or manage to, could you clear up the whole Book's name thing for certain. Those who've seen it before know where to look.
cheers,


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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:37 AM

ZOL


It`s on IMDB - don`t post it here unless people want the minor spoiler

Darin (Zol.)

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Monday, July 18, 2005 7:01 AM

JADEHAND


Right, But there's a thread disputing IMDB, stating other info has a different name. When I saw the film I saw what IMDB has, yet still disputed. Thus, asking for "fresh eyes" to clear it up. not asking for it to be posted here, but maybe within that thread. which already mentions both names.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 7:05 AM

ZOL


The info on IMDB *IS* correct

Darin (Zol.)

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Monday, July 18, 2005 2:51 PM

RKLENSETH


Quote:

Originally posted by Zol:
The info on IMDB *IS* correct

Darin (Zol.)



The info on IMBD is wrong, Krad at the official board who is writing the novilization has confirmed this. The actual name is and put under spoiler tag..

Select to view spoiler:


Derrial Book as Sci-Fi's Firefly website has it



Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 3:08 PM

DARKJESTER


Well, I saw one of the screenings, and I can say for sure that the one name is right.

I think.

DAMN!! Now I'll have to watch the movie again

Come on, September!!!

MAL "You only gotta scare him."
JAYNE "Pain is scary..."

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Monday, July 18, 2005 8:28 PM

ZOL


Quote:

Originally posted by rklenseth:
Quote:

Originally posted by Zol:
The info on IMDB *IS* correct

Darin (Zol.)



The info on IMBD is wrong, Krad at the official board who is writing the novilization has confirmed this. The actual name is and put under spoiler tag..

Select to view spoiler:


Derrial Book as Sci-Fi's Firefly website has it



Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.



then both the screenings I saw had the different name as on IMDDB, and maybe this has been changed, but it was the name shown

Darin (Zol.)

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