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Watch the International Trailer for 'Byzantium'

Hitting UK theaters in May

Byzantium TrailerByzantium played at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and the response wasn't exactly... moving. I actually ended up skipping it based on the reactions I'd heard as I weighed it against other films to see. I can't remember specifically what exactly ended up on my schedule as a result, but after the muted response and a slow distribution pick-up that ultimately found the film a home at IFC I didn't feel I had missed much.

Starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton and directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire), the story follows two mysterious, penniless young women who flee the scene of a violent crime and end up in a run-down coastal resort where their past may finally catch up with them. The key here is that these two women are vampires, which you may or may not have gathered by the screen capture I've included in this post.

IFC has yet to announce a release date, but the film will be hitting UK screens in May and an international trailer has found its way online as a result. Give it a watch below and see what you think.

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  • Yaz

    Really looking forward to this one - looks great.

  • tyrone

    I reckon it was a missed opportunity on your part, Brad.
    This looks really atmospheric and Gothic. Definitely gonna see it.

  • Hello Kitty

    Neil Jordan does lyrical and haunting so well. Some stunning visual effects in the trailer.

  • John

    >>a slow distribution pick-up

    I believe it was picked up about two days after its nightly TIFF premiere, around noon. I wouldn't call that slow.

  • markymark

    Looks interesting, and, I can't help but say, Gemma Arterton looks stunning, but the reviews I've read about it aren't as pretty.

    • tyrone

      As far as I recall, the majority of reviews were favourable.
      Besides, I don't think TIFF reviewers are particularly inclined to favour the horror genre.

      • Jake17

        Most of the reviews I read were a mixed or negative response.

  • The Jackal

    This film looks very intriguing. I'm ready to get back to real Vampires as opposed to those lame Twilight bloodsuckers. Can't wait.

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