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Armed Love Militia

According to posts from Ms. Balk on Facebook this is the name of her band whose single, she says, is being “being mixed as we speak”,  will be “not what folks expect” (after the joy of her track on the Humboldt County soundtrack, I’m rather hoping she goes straight at psychobilly) and will be available on her official site when it launches

U P D A T E: Fairuza.com is now live and it’s shop includes a preorder offer for the Armed Love Militia single “Stormwinds”. It is described as “a limited edition art piece, and will eventually be part of a complete album concept.”  The run is 500 pieces signed and numbered by Ru herself. So if you want one, don’t hesitate long. A digital download is promised “at a later date.”

Putting the Fairuza in Fairuza.com

On April 13th Fairuza announced on her My Space blog that she has struck a deal to attain ownership of long-standing fansite Fairuza.com, making it her official website. The site is currently down for a redesign to serve this purpose but promises to be back up soon.

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.

Going In To Sin City

From Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 Ru will be attending Fangoria’s Trinity of Terrors convention in Las Vegas. Other guests will include Roger Corman, Malcolm McDowell, George Romero, John Waters and more. For tickets and more info: http://www.trinityofterrors.com/


UPDATE: Balk has reportedly cancelled her appearance at the convention “…due to accepting a film role which will be shooting as the convention”.  Whether this schedule conflict relates to Thicker or another as yet unknown project is unclear.

Going to the Freakshow in Orlando

Balk will be in Orlando, Florida on Oct. 9-11 for the Freakshow Film Fest. Other guests include Linda Blair, John Landis, Shannen Doherty and more. Further details can be found at their site, here

Fairuza to attend Horrorfind Weekend in MD.

Fairuza will be in Hunt Valley, MD.  September 25-27 for the Horrorfind Weekend convention. Other guests include Doug Jones of Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth fame, Margot Kidder, Fred Williamson, Danny “Machete” Trejo, Corbin Bernsen, Adrienne King of Friday The 13th and one half of Jay & Silent Bob, Jason Mewes. For ticket info, click here

Balk To Attend First Ever ABQ Film Festival

Early next month (Aug. 6-9) Ru is scheduled to attend the Albuquerque Film Festival’s first time out. Details are sketchy at present, but keep an eye on the fest’s official site for more details. Other guests include Giancarlo Esposito (of The Usual Suspects and more recently the drug kingpin/fast food magnate of New Mexico in AMC network’s Breaking Bad),  Luce Rains (3:10 to Yuma, No Country for Old Men, Appaloosa), Marvel Comics director of games Todd Jefferson, Special Effects artist Zaid Serafi and Faran Tahir of Star Trek, Iron Man and Charlie Wilson’s War.

Fairuza To Spend A Spooky Weekend In Florida

Is there any other kind. The next in what is now officially a string of convention appearances for Balk will be in Orlando Florida from October 9 to the 11th for Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend. other guests include Adrienne Barbeau, Tippi Hedren, Sid Haig, George Romero and HG Lewis

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