Veronica Mars is a film which started life as a TV series from 2004-2007, with Kristen Bell as a high-school student, then going to college, all the while moonlighting as a private investigator. The series picked up a cult following, so when Bell and creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter project last March to raise $2m to fund a movie, they achieved that in ten hours and raised $5.7m in total.
The DVD is released on May 12th, and oddly, there’s no Blu-ray release, although this low-budget film already did the rounds on March 14th on iTunes, Google Play, Sky Store, Virgin Media, BT TV, Blinkbox, Xbox Video, Playstation Store, Dixons KnowHow Movies, Wuaki and UPC in Ireland, so maybe there’s not many people left to buy it who are going to?
The DVD does feature an exclusive extra, however: By The Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie – Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell and the entire Veronica Mars cast take you from its record-breaking Kickstarter launch to the first day on set and beyond!
Also released on the same day is a DVD Complete Boxset of the entire 64-episode TV series.
Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
Written and directed by series creator Rob Thomas, Veronica Mars stars original show cast members Kristen Bell (House of Lies, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Jason Dohring (The Ringer), Chris Lowell (The Help, Up in the Air), Ryan Hansen (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23), Percy Daggs III (Detention), Tina Majorino (True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy), Francis Capra (Blood and Bone), Ken Marino (Party Down, Burning Love) and Enrico Colantoni (Just Shoot Me).
Check out the trailer below:
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