Battlestar Galactica is coming back in style. The cult sci-fi favorite won’t return with its fourth and final season until the start of the second quarter of next year, but its special two-hour movie will hit both the big and small screens come November.
Yes, Battlestar Galactica: Razor will open in theaters in select cities nationwide. The cinematic release will take place more than a week prior to the television premiere of the said film.
Battlestar Galactica aficionados have long been waiting with bated breath for the show’s special two-hour movie, Razor, to tide them over until the much-anticipated fourth and concluding season begins next year. The SCI-FI Channel announced last week that contrary to initial viewer expectation of a January return to television, the Battlestar Galactica franchise will wait another three months before commencing its final run in April 2008.
Although the delay isn’t quite the news Battlestar fans have been hoping for, there is light at the end of this otherwise, apparently glum and despotic tunnel. Before Battlestar Galactica: Razor takes off on the small screen this November 24, it will first come to life the larger way, via cinema houses in eight cities across the United States on November 12.
Battlestar Galactica fans who can’t wait out those 10 more days and who would like to experience Razor in larger than life dimensions can catch the theatrical release in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle and San Francisco, where the film will have two showings at 7pm and 10pm. In Los Angeles, Razor will screen in four different theaters, namely, in Palmdale, Orange, Ventura and Huntington Beach, with two shows apiece. Screenings in all eight cities will be for free but viewers will have to be at least 17 years of age because of the show’s TV-14 classification.
Come November 24, coinciding with its television premiere, Battlestar Galactica: Razor will also be out in an unrated DVD version.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety
(Image Courtesy of SCI-FI)