Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes and Edgar Wright will be doing a one-week, four-city Spaced Invasion mini-tour across America to promote the upcoming Region 1 DVD release of the classic British TV series, which hits store shelves on July 22nd. The tour kicks off in New York on July 21-22 where there will be a special Free screening of three episodes from the show, followed by a Q&A. The tour then moves to Los Angeles on the 23rd, San Diego on the 25th at Comic-Con and concludes on the 27th in Austin, Texas. For the complete details, check out the press release after the jump.
The full press release follows below
BBC Video announced today a four city tour to celebrate the DVD set release of Spaced: The Complete Series, available for the first time in North America on July 22. Creator-stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) (Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow) and director Edgar Wright will travel to New York, Los Angeles, Comic-Con and Austin for special screenings, a marathon, panel sessions and signings for fanboys and fangirls.
The weeklong tour kicks off in New York City at the Village East Cinema on Monday, July 21, with a screening and Q&A session moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW’s The Treatment). The week’s events include a Los Angeles screening and Q&A moderated by our very own Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), a Comic-Con panel session moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Moriarty, a Fans’ Choice screening at Comic-Con, a Marathon screening at the Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse and signings at New York’s Virgin Megastore in Union Square, Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash West and Comic-Con.
Facebook event pages has been created for each free screening so fans can get instant updates and hear directly from Simon, Jess and Edgar. They will also be able to follow the tour by visiting www.spacedinvasion.com.
Spaced: The Complete Series, a 3-disc set from BBC Video, features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described by Pegg as “a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure.” Boasting over eight hours of content, the DVD set features bonus material including the all-new commentary from Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma), Matt Stone (South Park, Team America: World Police), Bill Hader (Superbad, SNL), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody (Oscar®-winning writer of Juno). Available on pre-order.
Monday, July 21
7:00 PM: A special 3-episode screening event of Spaced, immediately followed by a Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Village East Cinemas. The Q&A session will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell (film critic and host of KCRW’s The Treatment). Facebook Event Page.
Tuesday, July 22
2:00-4:00 PM: Virgin Megastore in Union Square hosts a Spaced: The Complete Series signing event with Simon, Jessica and Edgar.
Wednesday, July 23
12:30-2:30 PM: Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash West hosts a Spaced: The Complete Series signing event with Simon, Jessica and Edgar.
7:00 PM: A special 3-episode screening event of Spaced, immediately followed by a Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Arclight Hollywood. The Q&A session will be moderated by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). Facebook Event Page.
COMIC-CON 2008: San Diego
Friday, July 25
12:30 PM: Simon, Jessica and Edgar will participate on a panel session moderated by Ain’t It Cool’s Drew ‘Moriarty’ McWheeny in Room 6A. The three will also do multiple signings including one at the BBC booth.
10:15 PM: To close the day, Simon, Jessica and Edgar are asking fans to pick three episodes for a special Comic-Con screening event in Room 6A. Log on now to spacedinvasion.com to cast your vote.
Sunday, July 27
5:00 PM: A marathon screening of all 14 episodes of Spaced, including a Q&A with Simon, Jessica and Edgar at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. Facebook Event Page.