From the Horizon Blake's 7 Club, here is confirmation that the season 2 DVDs are indeed coming out next month as promised! I've pre-ordered my set from amazon.co.uk. For those in the UK, there is also a launch party which will include B7 cast members, the Blake's Junction 7 film, some of its cast and crew, the DVDs, and opportunities for cast autographs. If I lived there, I'd be there.
Horizon and Pitch Films present:
A SPECIAL LAUNCH EVENT - BLAKE'S 7 SEASON 2 DVDs 16th January 2005
Horizon is delighted to bring B7 fans an exclusive Blake's 7 event which will take place at the Tricycle Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR, to coincide with the launch of the Season 2 DVDs on 16th January 2005.
In conjunction with BBC Worldwide and Pitch Films, Horizon has arranged an exclusive screening of the short comedy film Blake's Junction 7 for the original B7 cast and crew, and some of the cast and crew of the film. B7 fans will get to watch the film together with the Guests of Honour, collect their DVDs and have them signed by the cast members present on the day.
We are pleased to confirm that (subject to work commitments) the guests so far will be: Gareth Thomas, Jan Chappell, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, David Jackson, Peter Tuddenham and Brian Croucher. We hope to announce further guests shortly. Guests will be signing from 10.30am.
BLAKE'S JUNCTION 7
Written by Tim Plester and directed by Ben Gregor of Pitch Films, this film is an homage to Blake's 7 and features the characters stopping at Newport Pagnell service station some years after the events in the final episode. It stars Martin Freeman and Mackenzie Crook (Tim & Gareth from BBC's The Office) and features the voice of Peter Tuddenham as Orac. The film was an official selection in the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The screening, in the company of the Guests of Honour, starts at 12.45pm, and will be followed by a Q&A session with Tim Plester and other members of the production company. There will then be a further Q&A panel featuring the Blake's 7 guests.
SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS and OTHER MERCHANDISE
There will be a large selection of excellent 10x8 photos, as well as the photo poster produced by Showmasters in March 04 for the Season 1 signings at the London Film & Comic Con, available to buy on the day which the cast will be happy to sign for you. There will be a selection of other merchandise for sale, including the Fabulous Films remastered Video Box sets at discounted prices, including free cast signatures. You can bring along your own items to sign, although there will be a £5 charge made for each signature on items not purchased from Horizon on the day.
1) £50 Ticket
This includes a Season 2 DVD box set and early entry to the Event, together with the BJ7 screening and guest panels. This ticket also entitles you a free signatures on your DVD box from every one of the attending B7 cast members. Entry to the event for £50 ticket holders is from 10.30am.
2) £17.50 Ticket
This allows you access to the cinema screening and panels. There will be the opportunity to chat to the guests and purchase autographs after the panels. Entry to the event for £17.50 ticket holders is from 12.15pm
All ticket holders will be given one free raffle ticket on entry. At the end of the Guest Panel, five tickets will be drawn to win a Season 3 DVD Box Set. These will be sent to prize-winners when Season 3 is released (scheduled for June 2005, but subject to change.)
To order tickets, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org