Thursday, December 6, 2007
FREE ONLINE SAMPLES OF NEW OLD MEDIA
MySpace, IGN, Rotten Tomatoes and Walkhard-movie.com will be previewing exclusive footage from comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Starring John C. Reilly.
In a press release from Columbia Pictures says, “The first 10-minutes of producer Judd Apatow's comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will be available for viewing online beginning this weekend on such highly trafficked websites as MySpace.com (http://www.myspace.com/), IGN.com (http://www.ign.com/), Rottentomatoes.com (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/) and http://www.walkhard-movie.com.”
Plans are to post the footage at approximately 3 PM (PT) Friday and it should be available at least thru this weekend.
Now this sneak peek just so happens to coincide with the riotous "Cox Across America Tour." For those of you not in the know that’s a seven-city concert event featuring the film's star John C. Reilly appearing live on stage as Dewey Cox with his band The Hard Walkers. This concert tour was "sold out" within hours of the announcement of the promotion, and all of the concert dates thus far have been S.R.O. -- standing room only. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story will be released nationwide by Columbia Pictures on December 21, 2007. It also happens to be the only major studio comedy to debut in theaters during the upcoming Holiday season.
Streaming of the footage will enable movie fans a chance to "Walk Hard for 10 minutes" and experience the early days of Dewey Cox, a music legend and infamous rock and roll icon who lived his creed -- "Walk Hard."
So now I’m wondering how long till them there fancy movie picture studios start making the whole movie available online at the same time as it appears in that there theater?
Keep in mind because the film is rated "R" by the Motion Picture Association of America for "Sexual Content, Graphic Nudity, Drug Use and Language," access to the first 10 minutes of the movie will feature an "age gate" with the intent of allowing moviegoers who are aged 18 or over to screen the material but I have posted the "Redband" Restricted Trailer just in case you are a video podcaster under 17 and you aren't going to get to see Dewey Cox.