Sightseers - the incredible comedy horror written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, and directed by Ben Wheatley - will receive its television première on Boxing Day.
The film, which also stars Richard Glover, Rachel Austin (Black Roses) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock), was released in cinemas last Autumn and on home media formats in the Spring. It features Oram and Lowe as nerdy caravanner Chris and Tina, who begin a romantic odyssey which takes an increasingly violent turn.
With cameo appearances by Tony Way, Tom Meeten and Antony Elvin, the film is a fully fledged TVO treasure, and rightly wowed critics and audiences alike on release. Those who are still uncertain of its delights will now have no excuse not to check it out!
Film 4 have announced that Sightseers will be its 9pm film on Boxing Day – that’s December 26th for anyone genuinely struggling to remember. As such, anyone with digital freeview, or subscription cable and satellite packages, will be able to tune in.
Earlier today, Alice Lowe suggested on her Twitter page that fans of the film could perhaps take part in a tweetalong, and the idea appears to have gathered momentum, with members of the cast and crew, and Film4 themselves hitting the RT button.
We’re all for it, so if you fancy joining the fun, why not get some pot-pourri (we don’t think you could live without pot-pourri), a packed lunch and/or a plate of cheap pasta, and get a break from all that snow and schmaltz for the most twisted romance in recent cinema history.
In related news, US fans can rejoice in the fact that it is also available on their side of the pond on dvd as of this week! The disc is priced at just $22.98, though if digital HD is more your thang, Amazon also have the film available for $19.99 to buy, and $4.99 to rent. Get in!