Following the Penny Dreadful panel at Comic-Con where John Logan and the cast answered questions on the making of Season 1 and teased what’s ahead, Showtime announced that the first season will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD in October:
The acclaimed SHOWTIME® original series PENNY DREADFUL – SEASON ONE will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the PENNY DREADFUL panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.
From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series’ first season, celebrated by critics as “scary, seductive, surprising, and smart” (NPR) and “solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere” (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.
From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall),PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is “moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). PENNY DREADFUL, starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) and Eva Green (Casino), completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.
The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger). A co-production of Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL was created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.
Vanessa Ives’ tarot cards has been an important character and storyline tool on Penny Dreadful. Here, we talk to its designer Anaïs Chareyre, about her craft, how the tarot cards came about, working with John Logan and meeting her fellow Frenchwoman Eva Green.
How did you get started in art and illustration?
I started as a child, my grandmother Francine used to teach me drawing and painting, she is an amazing oil painter herself. For a long time I only drew animals actually, which revealed to be quite useful for Penny Dreadful Tarot cards! I always had this in my life, I was a shy little girl and I preferred to draw rather than play with other kids.
Who are some of your favorite artists and/or illustrators and why? Who or what are some of your influences right now?
Tough question, my favorite traditional painter would be Caravaggio, and his today-incarnation that we call Roberto Ferri. Their paintings never fail to amaze me! I have a huge list of artists that I follow constantly, it’s quite hard to pick just a few: Zbigniew M. Bielak, Vania Zouravliov, Noah Bradley, Cyril Rolando… As an absolute Photoshop nerd I am also a big fan of Dan Luvisi.
What are three words that describe your work?
I’d say “personal” as I always translate my personal emotions to whatever I create, “unpredictable”, as I never know what my final artwork will look like, I have a first idea, then it can evolve to something completely different, the emotion always staying the same, and “adventurous”, for I always want to explore new techniques, new ways, new softwares, new styles…
Thanks to Liz of Mads Mikkelsen Source who relayed to us that Anne Mette Juul, Director of Svend Prisen 2014, confirmed to her that international voting is accepted in choosing the winners of Sven Prisen 2014. The Salvation is up for the Most Popular Danish Film title while Mads Mikkelsen and our dear Eva are up for Best Actor and Best International Actor in a Danish Film title respectively. Svend Prisen is the only Danish Film Award giving body where it’s the audience who decides who the winners will be. Voting ends on August 24, 2014.
To vote for all three categories, CLICK HERE!!!
The following Exclusive Penny Dreadful merchandise will be sold during San Diego Comic Con 2014 on Entertainment Earth Booth #2343. Both Ethan Chandler and Vanessa Ives collection dolls are priced at US$29.99 and the Special Penny Dreadful Tarot Cards Boxed Set of 78 at US$49.99.
Source: Entertainment Earth
The Salvation has been nominated for three (3) Svend Prisen Awards! The film is vying for the Most Popular Danish Film title. Mads Mikkelsen is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Jon Jensen. Mads has previously won the award last year for his film The Hunt. Eva Green (The Salvation) is nominated for Best international Actor in a Danish Film in which she is up against Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), Fares Fares (The Woman In The Cage) and Mikael Persbrandt (One You Love).
Svend Prisen is the only Danish Film Award giving body where it’s the audience who decides who the winners will be. Voting will start this Sunday and will end on August 24, 2014.
List of This Year’s Nominees
Source: Svend Film Fest
July 25, 2014 – Finland
August 27, 2014 – France
October 2, 2014 – UK
October 9, 2014 – Germany
November 6, 2014 – The Netherlands
November 7, 2014 – Sweden
Only 1 week left until #SinCity takes over #ComicCon! All of your favorite #SinCity2 talent and filmmakers will be at Exhibit Hall H on Saturday, July 26th at 2:50pm!
Come in your best #SinCity fan gear or costumes to win prizes, while supplies last, at Petco Park and follow @DimensionFilms on Twitter for all #SDCC updates! #SinDiego
Other #SinCity Activities in store during SDCC 2014:
#SinCity Experience at Petco Park: Come see The Hot Rods and Hot Babes, along with swag giveaways and live DJ! Thursday -Saturday 10am-6pm ; Sunday 10am-3pm
#SinCity Talent and Filmmaker Poster Signing at Petco Park: 11:15am-12:15pm
#SinCity Talent and Filmmaker Poster Signing at Dark Horse Booth, Saturday Comic Con Convention Hall 4:15pm-5:15pm
Source: Sin City Movie Official Tumblr Page
We did it! EvaGreenWeb’s Twitter Account has hit 10,000 followers! Thank you to all of our 10,000 followers for your continued support to both EvaGreenWeb and of course, to Ms. Green herself. Here’s to 10,000 more!!!
MILAN, July 10, 2014 / PRNewswire / – Today, Campari ® is officially featuring Hollywood actress Eva Green as the star of the Campari Calendar 2015 The stunning actress born in France to star in this year’s version of the iconic calendar, entitled ‘Mythology Mixology’ , and is dedicated to celebrating the colorful history of Campari and stories related to the intrinsic twelve of his most beloved classic cocktails. Each month will focus on a classic cocktail and thus represent imaginatively anecdotes, stories and beautiful and little known stories behind each iconic recipe.
Source: Ermahn Ospina’s Twitter