Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Caprica French Blu-ray, Judas Kiss DVD & new interviews with Sasha Roiz (Grimm premiere week)

Caprica gets released on DVD and Blu-ray in France today.

The DVD is a region 2 release, and Amazon France still has the Blu-ray listed as region-free. You can get it here: Caprica - L'intégrale de la série [Blu-ray]

Another notable release today:

Judas Kiss with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner is finally out on DVD in the U.S. It's available on The UK DVD will be out in a couple of weeks, on November 7. The film's Facebook page reports that it's currently one of the best-selling DVDs in its category.

Among films still doing festival rounds, Fort McCoy with Eric Stoltz has a new screening date (or two): November 12 and 13 at the St. Louis International Film Festival. Details and tickets on the festival's site. Still no word on which his next episode of Glee is.

Alessandra Torresani makes her first appearance on American Horror Story tomorrow (Wednesday, 10 pm, FX) in episode 1x04, "Halloween: Part 1." According to the IMDB, she will also be in episode 1x06, "Piggy Piggy."

The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season by AMC. Bear McCreary has posted a couple of updates about scoring the first two episodes this season on his blog.

The Reality Curve Theatre production of Asymmetry, with Leah Gibson, opens in Vancouver today (Oct. 25). You can catch it at the Havana Theatre it until this Sunday (Oct. 30). Tickets are available here. More about the play at
Six lives. One night. Asymmetry chronicles the halting first steps of three fledgling relationships, as six damaged people fumble for intimacy and balance.

Starring Jessica Charbonneau, Leah Gibson, Cara McDowell, Paul Piaskowski, William C. Vaughan and Jerry Wasserman.
And for the final countdown until the Grimm premiere (only three days left), two new interviews with Sasha Roiz showed up at and Winnipeg Free Press.

Here is what he told
"Fairy tales (are) the next uncharted territory in (a) world of zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens," said Montreal actor Sasha Roiz, who stars in Grimm as a police captain. "And they've been with us the longest. They are firmly rooted in our identity and culture."

Roiz said the old tales, many of which were famously collected by the Grimm brothers in the 18th and 19th centuries, actually functioned as warnings.

"They hold a lot of metaphors and life lessons," he said in a phone interview. "There are themes that run through all the tales (such as) people masked as (someone else in disguise), not being deceived by the surface appearance of someone. They teach children how to get on in the world - or see the danger that lies within (some strangers)." (...)

Grimm's Roiz said fairy tales and folklore are part of our collective imagination, and will never feel outdated.

"Half of the things we see in film, TV and books are an extension of these fairy tales and myths we've all grown up on," Roiz said. "Myths and legends influence (the) plots and characters of all modern stories."
And another snippet or two from Winnipeg Free Press:
Montreal actor Sasha Roiz says his new series "Grimm" melds the detective procedural with fantasy. It also comes from the same team behind '90s favourites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," giving the series an impressive pedigree he expected would lure "Buffy" fans.
The fairy-tale angle also helps net those who otherwise might not be inclined to monster tales, he says.

"It's really just an extension of what we've seen in the last few years, which is sci-fi becoming mainstream," says Roiz, a Montrealer who also starred on the short-lived sci-fi series "Caprica."

"Clearly people love their imagination provoked and engaged so I think fairy tales are just a natural extension of that. Plus we all kind of have a base in them, it seems we all know them a little bit."

Roiz plays Capt. Renard, while David Giuntoli stars as homicide detective Nick Burkhardt. The show debuts Friday with Nick learning that he is the descendant of an elite group of hunters, also known as "Grimms," who keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world.
"I didn't quite expect it to be quite as scary as it was," says Roiz. "I did certainly jump out of my chair a few times and I think they did a beautiful job in capturing this fantastical world."
Grimm premieres this Friday at 9 pm on NBC.

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