Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction heading direct to DVD

Cemetery Junction, the first feature film written and directed by duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (The Office and Extras), will NOT be released theatrically in Australia. It will instead head direct to DVD at some point in the near future.

The highly anticipated coming-of-age drama opened in the U.K. last week to mostly favourable reviews, but only placed seventh at the box office. It tells the story of a group of 20-something’s working as building society clerks in 1970s Reading.

Perhaps the international distributors of the film were scared off by the poor box office performance of Gervais’ last two pictures, Ghost Town and The Invention of Lying (the latter Gervais wrote and directed alongside newcomer Matthew Robinson).

The film was set to debut August 5th in Australia through Sony Pictures. There is currently no U.S. release listed.

It’s hard not to be disappointed by this news (Cemetery Junction was our fourth most anticipated film of 2010). Regardless, we will be sure to let you know when a DVD release date is announced.

In the meantime, you can check out the hilarious teaser trailer here.

Discuss: It’s a sad world when the creators of The Office can’t get a film to open theatrically.

One Response to “Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction heading direct to DVD”

  1. yeah sad times indeed! Although I found myself wanting to like Invention Of Lying the whole way through so maybe this will be a cheaper disappointment

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