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AOAHSP Blu-ray Release

posterIn a not entirely surprising move it looks like Assassination Of A High School President will be a getting a US release on Blu-ray disc as well as DVD, report and DVD Times.  Though with the way this movie has been treated in the year since it premiered at Sundance getting any sort of release is a surprise.

Extras will apparently include:

  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Filmmakers’ Commentary
  • Alternate Opening Scenes
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes

Hopefully at least one of those deleted scenes will see more of Kathryn as Nurse Platt.  A full HD (1080p) version of the brief appearance we already know about will be worth seeing anyway.

The US release is set for the 6 October 2009 which is a week earlier than previously thought.  No news, yet, on a UK release date.

Thanks to byrdman @ Look Again for the heads-up.

Kathryn’s Got Sun Safety To A ‘T’

We all know that Kathryn is a fair skinned beauty.  Of course being that way has its downsides.  One of the most dangerous ones is the added risk of skin cancer caused by over exposure to the sun.

“Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. More than one million cases of skin cancers  are diagnosed each year, and one person dies from it every hour,” said Morris. “As someone with fair skin, how could I not get involved in trying to prevent something so preventable?”

To highlight the risks Kathryn has become a spokesperson for a T-shirt line that offers UV protection being launched by the Sun Safety Alliance (SSA) and the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC), both based in the United States.  Fellow actress Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives) joins Kathryn in the role.

The SSA has worked with AYANA Apparel to design the range of T-shirts that provide high SPF protection and are available through AYANA’s website.  Donations will be made to the SSA from purchases.

Kathryn has done a photoshoot, the results of which will form part of the promotional campaign.  I understand that the shoot went well and that Kathryn was, as we’ve come to expect of her, lots of fun, full of smiles, warm, welcoming and relaxed.

Photos from that session will be released in the next couple of weeks.  I look forward to seeing them.

For further details see the full press release “after the jump” and check the SSA blog for the latest news.

Thanks to irishkale @ Look Again for the heads-up and to Janelle @ EIC for her assistance in putting this piece together.

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AOAHSP – “Coming Soon”

posterI’ve seen reports of an Assassination Of A High School President preview trailer appearing on some recent US DVD releases.  So far Powder Blue and What Goes Up (a Sony Pictures release, as AOAHSP is likely to be) have been mentioned.  Neither, apparently, gave an actual release date for the film, just a “Coming Soon” message.

It may not be definitive proof, but it does at least suggest that the intention is to release AOAHSP on DVD in the near future.

In case you needed reminding Kathryn has a small role in AOAHSP playing Nurse Platt.

Images and a video clip from the movie can be found in the Gallery.

If The Rains… Update

A quick update to the piece posted previously.

Ben Patrick Johnson, author of the new novel If The Rains Don’t Cleanse, posted the following comment against the YouTube version of the audio excerpt recorded by Kathryn.


Kathryn was a DREAM to work with.

Believe it or not we had just one hour to record this … she got the character quickly — Eva is in her blood, so to speak.

The book was inspired by my real family history. The character Kathryn is reading is my mother! It was surreal getting to direct Kathryn playing my own mom, let me tell you! :-)

If the book sells well, maybe we can get Kathryn to read the whole novel for audiobook! Nothing would make me happier.

Hope you enjoy the novel.

Ben is clearly a fan, and why wouldn’t he be?  Let’s hope that there is enough interest in Kathryn doing this for it to become a reality.  I certainly like the idea of Kathryn reading a book to me in that accent, or any accent :-)

If The Rains… KM Book Excerpt Reading

If The Rains Dont Cleanse book cover

Author, activist, commentator, model, narrator, voiceover artist.  What doesn’t Ben Patrick Johnson do?

If The Rains Don’t Cleanse is Johnson’s latest novel, it tells the story of missionary schoolteachers and their families in the 1950s Belgian Congo.  Principal character Eva Dunagan is based on Johnson’s mother Ava, the story is based on her experiences.

Ben details in the 26 May 2009 entry of his MySpace blog that Kathryn recorded this excerpt in the week before the Memorial Day weekend. The implication is that just this 10 minute section was recorded, so hold off on any thoughts that Kathryn has recorded the whole audiobook. I’ve found no evidence of an audiobook recording being made available in the future. Perhaps if you let the author and publisher know you really like the excerpt they will get Kathryn to do it.

You can listen to the 10 minute excerpt on Johnson’s MySpace blog, on YouTube or in the Gallery.  The book’s official website can be found here.  You can buy the book here at Amazon UK or US, and I’m sure all good retailers.

Thanks to silversideup @ Look Again for the heads-up.

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