Amazon-owned CreateSpace announced that Joss Whedon’s cult web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog DVD and soundtrack CD featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion will be available for the first time this December exclusively on Amazon.com using the CreateSpace DVD and CD distribution solution.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, which originated as a musical film solely for Internet distribution, is a satire about an aspiring villain (Harris) who sings, pines for the girl next door (Day) and plots ways to defeat hero-type Captain Hammer (Fillion). “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” was written and produced by Joss Whedon – the mastermind behind such hit TV shows as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” as well as the feature film “Serenity” – and family members during the Writers Guild of America strike. The exclusive Amazon.com DVD release will include never before seen behind-the-scenes features, including “Evil League of Evil” application videos from fans, as well as Commentary!—The Musical in which the DVD commentary is sung by Harris, Day, Fillion and the writing team.
CreateSpace, a leader in Disc on Demand services, enables Whedon’s creation to be released on DVD and CD in time for the holidays and reach millions of Amazon.com customers with minimal risk and without the cost of traditional distribution. Whedon chose CreateSpace in order to bring his vision to DVD and CD quickly and because of the low-risk, low-cost model. The video and soundtrack also will be available as digital downloads via Amazon Video on Demand and Amazon MP3.
“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was always meant to be part of a new wave of (somewhat old-fashioned) entertainment,” said Whedon. “The next step in that plan relies entirely on CreateSpace – a system that creates the exact supply for our entirely unpredictable demand. By offering it on DVD and download through Amazon, CreateSpace allows us to reach a broad audience base while maintaining our independence and furthering the Internet ethos that started this whole mess.”
“The CreateSpace distribution model is a low-cost, ‘fast to market’ solution for independent visionaries like Joss Whedon,” said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, co-founder and managing director of CreateSpace. “The time efficiency of on-demand ensured that the title would be available in time for Christmas, and the multi-platform approach gives the end consumer choices on how to enjoy the content.”
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To find out more about CreateSpace and Disc on Demand, visit www.createspace.com.