WTF: Gervais and Merchant’s Cemetery Junction Direct to DVD

Cemetery Junction

Don’t take this as a sign that it’s a bad movie, take it as a sign that Sony can’t market a movie with a relatively unknown cast and Ricky Gervais, who hasn’t quite performed as well as many would think in theaters.  After hitting theatres in the U.K. back in April, Ricky Gervais’ latest film Cemetery Junction will be going straight to DVD here in North America. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced an August 17th date for DVD.  One can hope that the film with get some limited play in time for award season, or am I asking for too much?  The soundtrack alone deserves a freakin’ award!  This is sad.  Just look at these reviews:

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Special features include:

  • Commentary with Writers/Directors Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
  • Cast commentary with Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, and Jack Doolan
  • Deleted scenes
  • Featurette: “The Directors: A Conversation with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant”
  • Featurette: “The Lads Look Back: The Stars Discuss Cemetery Junction”
  • Featurette: “Seventies Style: Production and Costume Design” (Blu-ray only)
  • Featurette: “Snow Dude” (Blu-ray only)
  • Featurette: “The Start of Filming” (Blu-ray only)
  • Featurette: “Week 1″ (Blu-ray only)
  • Featurette: “Meet The Boys” (Blu-ray only)
  • Featurette: “The Directors On Set” (Blu-ray only)