Iron Sky in the UK for one day only? Bollocks!

May 7th, 2012 by Timo Vuorensola

Note: This has been originally published on our main site.

The UK release of Iron Sky took a weird turn a week ago, when Revolver – our local distributor – suddenly released the new plans for their long-anticipated UK cinema release. To the amazement of many – including ourselves – their plan is to put Iron Sky in UK theaters for *just one day*, 23.5., and then never again.

I don’t think so.

Iron Sky in the UK for one day only? Bollocks!

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.

We’ve tried our best to turn Revolver’s head – without success so far – so now we turn to you for help.

If you feel as we do, that Iron Sky deserves a proper cinema release, make your voices heard. We’ve created a four-step plan for you to help us out to get a longer-lasting cinema release for Iron Sky in UK, and we’re hoping you’ll join the effort. Here’s what you need to do:

STEP 1: CONTACT Revolver Entertainment, and tell them what you think of their plans to release Iron Sky for just one day to cinemas in UK. Please email to info@revolvergroup.com.

STEP 2: LET THEM KNOW what you think also on their Facebook page – www.fb.com/ironskyuk – and on their Twitter feed – @ironskyuk

STEP 3: DEMAND to see Iron Sky in your local film theaters. Go to www.ironsky.net/demand and place your Demand.

STEP 4: SPREAD THE WORD and machinate your friends to join the campaign also. Share this link everywhere on the Internet; let’s make sure Revolver hears your voice.

Having said this, please remember – the best message is one that is polite, informed and intelligent. Don’t go shouting obscenities, as it won’t help anyone, but let them know very clearly why the one day cinema release is a bad idea and needs to be re-thought.

Yours truly,
Director of Iron Sky
Timo Vuorensola
and
the Iron Sky team

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5 Responses to “Iron Sky in the UK for one day only? Bollocks!”

  1. What!? How can this be a good idea in any manner? Is this why play.com have a Iron Sky BD on release for the end of this month? Essentially making this a straight-to-DVD film over there?
    To the Internets!

  2. Zuzzu says:

    That is so unfair!!! I want to watch Iron Sky in the darkness of the cinema, on big screen with good hi-fi… five times or more!
    Let’s have it!

  3. Andrea says:

    I saw Ironsky in the Entre Cinema in Malmö. The cinema was booked full and it was in a small side cinema with larger veues almost empty.

    I asked my friend in Northern Ireland, to enquire in the cinema in Belfast today on the 9th may about Ironsky and they said that they are not getting the film in and had not even heard of it. Apparently it is the same in Derry.

    Revolver is the cinema distributer for United Kingdom and Ireland. It would be very interesting to see a list of cinema’s that Revolver intends to show Ironsky in the UK and Ireland, if any at all.

    I have friends in Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, etc who are waiting to see Ironsky and are really angry that it apparently it is going direct to DVD in UK and Ireland on 28th may on play.com
    http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/30670428/Iron-Sky/Product.html?searchstring=ironsky&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts&urlrefer=search
    and amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Sky-Blu-ray-Digital-Copy/dp/B007ZZKWHY/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336592990&sr=8-1-spell
    If Ironsky planned to go straight to DVD they should have done a triple play release of Bluray, DVD and Digital copy. I don’t understand why they have not.

    In my personal opinion, the release of Ironsky in the United Kingdom and Ireland appears to be a complete and utter mess, bordering on what looks like a refusal by Revolver to put Ironsky in the cinema’s.

    I honestly think the makers of Ironsky need to send out a press release to all media in the UK and Ireland complaining about this. Also I think the Ironsky people need to get a lawyer to read the Revolver contract and preferably post the contract online for all to see.

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