It’s official. Iron Road will finally premiere in Canada as a film than a televised mini-series. According to the official site, the following dates for the showcasing of Iron Road has been determined for Canadian release:
York University, the Price Family Cinema (Toronto, Ontario),
June 14th, 2009 @ 1:00pm
Visit the Online Boxoffice to purchase
Acadia Cinema (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)
June 14th, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Galaxy Cinemas (Owen Sound, Ontario)
June 25th, 2009 @ 7:00pm
The Royal (Toronto, Ontario)
July 21st, 2009 @ 7:00pm
Fifth Avenue (Vancouver, British Columbia)
July 29th, 2009 @ 7:00pm
Plaza (Calgary, Alberta)
July 30th, 2009 @ 7:00pm
For all countries who couldn’t buy Iron Road via Play.Com, Amazon.Co.Uk now has it up for pre-order!!
The link is clean. Amazon will send it to almost any country just as long as you pay for the postage. Buy the DVD. Support Luke! :) Watch for his bum! :)
Oh, looks like the date was changed to March 2nd, and not Februray 3rd. LoL…that’s what happens when numbers are reversed from American<->UK.
ETA: Now, they’ve changed the dates to February 9th. Can they not make up their minds? Sheesh.
Looks like Amazon.Co.Uk got a pic of the DVD cover and it looks sweet! Btw, forgot to mention last time, this is rated “12” by the BBFC, which is almost equivalent to USA’s PG-13. I also just learned that Luke has a slight nude scene in this series. Two shots…one naked rear and one frontal (from a long shot). If this isn’t an incentive to buy, I don’t know what is. :P
Anyway, here is that DVD cover:
First, sorry to the fans in Spain, I didn’t find out until now. Iron Road aired this past January 1, 2009, on Tele5 channel at 16:00 (4:00 P.M.). I am not sure if there will be a re-broadcast. The Spanish title is “El último tren desde Oriente“.
Second, Iron Road will be making a DVD debut in the UK (United Kingdom) on February 9, 2009. This is a region 2 DVD. I believe it has not aired in the U.K. at all. But at least it is being released as a video there (even before being aired in Canada or the USA). Amazon UK has yet to place a full listing for the DVD; even though, there is a placemarker for it. However, Play.Com has a listing for it. You can go directly to this link to pre-order it now. Play.Com unfortunately only serves European customers. In addition, for you UK fans, LoveFilm.Com will start renting this movie on March 2, 2009 (or February 3, 2009…not sure which). You can access the direct link to check it out.
ETA: Oops, one small minor detail left out. UK DVDs are PAL. So, for your NTSC countries (USA, Canada, Japan, etc.) and non-PAL countries (France, etc.), make sure your DVD player is region free and can convert the video signal. OR, if you have a HDTV (High Definition Television), the video signal doesn’t really matter. OR, you can just play off your computer DVD-ROM and watch it on your computer monitor.
The Dominican Republic Global Film Festival will be showcasing Iron Road some day between November 19~23 in 2008. You can get more information from their website by clicking here.
I have posted five new pictures from Iron Road that I found on the internet. Those can be found in the gallery under “Career > Television > Iron Road > Behind the Scenes”. In addition, I have uploaded a second trailer for Iron Road used by the Chinese. You can find that in the Media Centre under “TV Clips > Iron Road”.
For those in the USA and Canada following the now infamous Iron Road scheduling, the mini-series has been delayed once again to 2009. When? I don’t know…but please call CBC and bitch at them for this delay.
In other Iron Road news, Iron Road was nominated for a DGC (Director’s Guild of Canada) award for “Team Television Movie/Mini-Series”. Results will be known and awards handed out on November 8, 2008, held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.