Xbox Video gets comic book themed comedy series
Following successful releases in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, ground breaking British comedy, Pulp, will have its US and Canadian premieres on Xbox Video, when it is launches in those territories on 14th January 2014.
Pulp is an irreverent comedy set in a world where comic book publishing and international crime intersect. The film has become a counter-culture phenomenon on the global festival circuit and topped the Xbox Video charts in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. Described as “Withnail & I meets Spaced” by SFX Magazine, and an “entertainingly British comedy caper” by Urban Cinefile, Pulp has been gathering fans around the world.
Pulp’s co-director and producer, Adam Hamdy, said, “Xbox Video did a great job of helping us find an audience for the film in the UK, Australia & New Zealand and we’re excited to be launching the film with Xbox Video in the US and Canada.”
“Bringing Pulp to new audiences around the world enhances our offering for Xbox Live customers, who crave new and exciting content,” said Paul Davidson, Director of Xbox Video. “We’re incredibly honored to introduce Pulp to new audiences around the world on Xbox Video.”
The deal was brokered by Pat Nelson of SyndicateWorks, an innovative talent and brand management agency, who said, “Everything about Pulp has been innovative, from the way the film was made, to the way it was marketed, so it’s only fitting that we continue to innovate with Pulp’s international release strategy.”
Phil Bland, producer of Pulp, said, “The film industry is in a period of transition and we’re thrilled to be at the forefront of innovation. It’s great to have notched up another film history first. Xbox is a great partner to work with and we look forward to seeing how American and Canadian audiences respond to the film on Xbox Video.”
Pulp’s extended trailer, which features the now infamous ‘Star Wars’ scene, became an online sensation, resonating with people around the world, as it racked up over a million views,
Pulp was selected for the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Film Festival, and was nominated for the London Comedy Film Festival Discovery Award. Phil Bland is optimistic about the film’s prospects, “Pulp is not a remake, sequel or adaptation of a board game. It wasn’t created by a committee of suits sitting in a skyscraper in Los Angeles. It was born of a series of crazy events, and made by a group of talented actors and dedicated filmmakers who fell in love with a nutty script. We had a lot of fun making Pulp, and festival audiences who have seen the film say that fun energy shines through the film.”
Pulp will be available to purchase for the promotional price of $3.99 SD and $4.99 HD during the first two weeks of release.
- Rating: 15
- Run Time: 96 Minutes
- Directors: Adam Hamdy & Shaun Magher
- Writer: Bode O’Toole
- Producers: Phil Bland, Phil Chalk, Adam Hamdy
- Starring: Jay Sutherland, Gavin Molloy, Simon Burbage, Neil Jennings, Lee Ravitz, Sarah Alexandra Marks, Lucy Cudden & John Thomson.
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