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Balk attached to narrate kickstarter documentary about teen films

According to Screen Daily Fairuza will be narrating a film called Beyond Clueless that promises to take “audiences on an exhilarating ride into the mind, body and soul of the teen movie, as seen through the eyes of over 200 modern teen classics” and will focus on films such as “13 Going On 30, EuroTrip, The Craft, Jeepers Creepers, The Faculty and The Girl Next Door.” Director Charlie Lyne correctly observes of Balk “she’s got one of the best voices in teen movie history.” Summer Camp will provide the score


Dread Central interview

Ru sat down for a wide ranging interview with the folks at Dread Central posted today. Topics include Dose of Reality (coming to VOD tomorrow, according to the official site, but the promised blu-ray remains a mystery), The Craft and Return to Oz. Read it here.


Also, Blogtalkradio has devoted a recent podcast to discussing Fairuza’s career.

Dose of Reality on DVD/Blu-Ray on the 26th

According to Broadway World  and the movie’s official site (though the link for pre-orders there isn’t presently working), Chris Glatis’ new film starring Fairuza  will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray (though Amazon only has the DVD up for pre-order at the moment). Not much information regarding extras is offered, leading one to expect a rather bare bones affair.915Nx7-Fx5L._SL1500_

Update: The pre-order page linked on the official site is back up but the “buy now” button on that page goes to the DVD page at Amazon. It contains no mention of extras or blu-ray release.

Dose of Reality Poster

Destiny Pictures declares this picture wrapped and preparing for release this year.

Official site

Some Good News & Some Bad News

In a recent interview with Movieweb, director Ryan Page dropped two significant tidbits of Balk news. First, the bad, Balk has been cut out of his documentary about the Arizona vineyards of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan Blood Into Wine. Ryan is quick to make it clear that this editing choice was through no fault in Balk’s contributions (“Faruza didn’t make the cut. She is not in the film anymore. It had nothing to do with her.”) which brings us to the good in which Page backs up his praise of Ru by announcing he has cast her in a supporting role, along with the aformentioned Keenan in a comedy titled Queens of Country about a women obsessed with the great women of the opry (Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson being specifically namedropped) who embarks on a road trip to track them down. Page says “a very popular late night sketch duo” did some script doctoring for the project but felt it prudent to not name them, Consequence of Sound has a plausible theory of their identity.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Book Out Now

Werner and Lena Herzog’s book Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans was released this week. The book is divided almost equally between set photographs (three of Balk) taken by Lena Herzog and the shooting script “by Billy Finkelstein, reworked by Herzog.”


Product page at Amazon

Bad Lieutenant Blu-Ray in February

According to this item at Blu-Ray.com, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans will be released on the Blu-Ray format (and, one presumes, DVD also) on February 23. Contrary to some headlines, this does not constitute a straight to video release, as it is still on track for a limited theatrical run in November. Hopefully, if response is as good as most early reviews, it could still expand out for that, some feel it deserves it.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Trailer

The folks at Rope of Silicon have the trailer to Werner Herzog’s new movie with Ru which you can see here after you provide them with an age statement. Enjoy!

Images of Ru from the trailer:


The Heart Is A Drum Machine Premiere

Fairuza will be at the Phoenix Art Museum this Friday to co-host the premiere of Christopher Pomerenke’s documentary The Heart Is A Drum Machine  with Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver, both of whom are interviewed in the film which “explores the connection between music and the human experience”

Ru Hosts Eliza Wren’s Return To Oz Sundance Screening

Singer Eliza Wren has composed her own score to Walter Murch’s Oz sequel and will be debuting the music at the Sundance Film Festival along with footage from the film. According to SL Weekly the event will be hosted by Balk herself.

More about Wren’s project here. 


The Salt Lake Tribune has an article on the event with quotes from Balk about it as well as another questioning whether the concept is “preposterous” or not.

Poster from EWERCS

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