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I have a great update for you today! I’ve added gorgeous HD screencaptures from Burke & Hare, in which Isla plays the determined but clueless Ginny. These screencaps are particularly nice because they are HD and therefore very good quality! I’ve also capped the DVD menu’s, but unfortunately there were no extras on my copy.
I wasn’t expecting much from the film to be honest, but I actually really enjoyed it, and thought it was a pretty smart and funny black comedy. Isla looks ravishing in the movie, and is totally hilarious and over-the-top as the ambitious Scottish actress! She really is brilliant at physical comedy.
Enjoy the pretty HD caps – I know I did!
• Burke & Hare > Film Screencaptures x700
• Burke & Hare > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x13
For today’s update I have uploaded another batch of HQ appearance photos. They range from rare HQs from some 1999 events, to gorgeous additions from more recent events. View some of the more notable additions through the links and thumbnails below, and click here for our Last Uploads page, to see everything that’s been added.
We also have a scan from a 2009 issue of Italian Vanity Fair, and a previously unseen photo from a Burke & Hare promotional photoshoot. I’m hoping we’ll be able to get our hands on more from that photoshoot soon! Maybe they’ll be used to promote the film for it’s upcoming US theatrical release.
• 1996 – Smirnoff Awards x1 more
• Dreamcast Millennium Cup 5-a-side Football Challenge x4 more
• Launch of Strip 4 Shelter Fundraising to Help the Homeless x2 more
• Variety Club Christmas Lunch x2 more
• AFI Awards x3 more
• “I Heart Huckabees” Los Angeles Premiere x38 more
• Vanity Fair (It) – March 2009 x1
• Burke and Hare (2010) > Promotional Photoshoot x1
• Last Uploads
Whilst browsing for Burke & Hare videos earlier, I came across an Australian trailer for the film that I hadn’t posted here before. The film was released in Isla’s home country back in May.
I also found a clip from the film.
We’ll have screencaps from the DVD (which is available to buy in the UK now) in the next few weeks …
Burke & Hare – Australian Trailer by Paramount_Australia
Burke & Hare-Can I See You Again by Paramount_Australia
A new trailer for Burke & Hare has been released, as promotion for it’s upcoming September 9th theatrical release in the US. The trailer is available here at DreadCentral.com, but unfortunately I can’t view it or therefore embed it … hopefully some of you can, though…
Burke and Hare will be available on SundanceNOW starting August 5th ahead of its theatrical debut on September 9th. The John Landis directed comedy stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and Tom Wilkinson (Shakespeare in Love).
SundanceNow is a streaming media service made exclusively for the purpose of promoting domestic and international independent films. These videos are available for both rent and purchase.
This week’s indie release-date updates brings news that IFC Films will handle John Landis’ first feature in 12 years, the black comedy “Burke & Hare.” It’s set for September 9.
“Burke & Hare” is the based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, two 19th-century Edinburgh grave robbers who discovered there was a good business in providing dead bodies for medical schools.
The film stars Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher and Tom Wilkinson.
Shot at London’s Ealing Studios, the film was released nearly a year ago in the UK to unkind reviews. “An inept black farce that couldn’t be more lifeless if it was one of their victims,” wrote Total Film. The Guardian was marginally less damning, describing it as “more ‘Carry On’ than classic.”
I’ve just read that Burke & Hare was released in Australian cinemas yesterday (May 13th).
As for other international release dates – France will get the film in cinemas on July 27th, and Germany got the DVD earlier this week, apparently. It’s already available to buy on DVD in the UK. But still no word on a US release date!
Isla Fisher has hinted her decision to “completely copy” her father’s accent for one of her movie roles didn’t go down well.
The Australian actress portrayed Ginny in Burke and Hare, which was released last year. It starred Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as two grave robbers, and for her role Isla had to speak in a Scottish accent. She found it hard to find someone to base her character on as the film was set in the 19th century, so decided to look closer to home.
“For Burke and Hare [Ginny] was completely fictional because there wasn’t much to go on from that period, I think Ginny was completely invented actually,” she told Cover Media. “My father has a very thick Scottish accent so I just did my dad’s accent. And actually everyone felt it wasn’t, y’know… I just copied my dad completely.”
Isla is currently promoting new animation Rango, in which she voices the character of Beans. Unlike most CGI films, the stars involved with Rango – including Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin and Bill Nighy – acted alongside each other and didn’t just lay down vocals in a booth.
Isla was pleased with the process, as she thinks the chemistry actors get when they are in front of each other is “irreplaceable”. She also liked that Rango was shot scene by scene from start to finish, rather than in a random order.
“We shot it chronologically. We shot this over 21 days. We came in and there was almost no homework to do as an actor because your emotional arc… you’re doing it in order,” she explained. “It’s not even that you need to remember how you were feeling in the scene before.”
Rango is released in the UK on March 4.
Burke & Hare will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on February 21st, 2011. You can pre-order the DVD at amazon.co.uk here, and the Blu-ray here. No information on any extras on the DVD available yet, sadly.