UPDATE: Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ UK Release Date & Premiere

UPDATE – 29/05/15


Tusk is available to Buy on iTunes in the UK. Click here. Also now available on Sky Store, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

Tusk is already released for Pre-Order on DVD in UK. Release date currently 8th June.
Available from Amazon and Zavvi.

People tweeted (@sonypicturesuk) using hashtag #TuskUKYes to show support for a UK release. Some tweets featured below.

Tusk is the 2014 horror/comedy from renowned writer/director Kevin Smith.
The plot is spun-off from a story told on one of Smith’s podcasts; loosely based on a fake posting on Gumtree written by UK poet/prankster Chris Parkinson.

Podcaster Wallace (Justin Long) travels to Canada to interview Howard Howe (Michael Parks)about his adventures at sea. However, things take a turn for the sinister when tusk1Wallace goes missing and his friend Teddy (Hayley-Joel Osment) and girlfriend Allison (Genesis Rodriguez) must go and find him. The film also features a cameo from Johnny Depp.

IMDb.com initially stated 5th December for UK release but have since pulled this date from the site and no UK cinema chains are currently listing the film.

Smodcast Pictures released the film On Demand on iTunes/Amazon in the US.  DVD/BluRay release was on 30/12/14 in US. You can get a US copy imported from Amazon UK here but a multi region player will be needed to play this in the UK. Signed US copies are also available from Smith’s comic book store online The Secret Stash.

Special features include include deleted scenes, audio commentary with Kevin Smith, “20 Years to ‘Tusk’” featurette, “The Making of ‘Tusk’” featurettes, and Smodcast #259: The Walrus and The Carpenter.

The UK premiere took place at the Leeds Film Festival  on Saturday, 8th November as part of the ‘Fanomenon Day of the Dead’ horror selection. Smith appeared on screen after the film for a Q&A session with fans via Skype.
(This event was covered by Films & Swearing podcast – though not for the faint hearted).

A second UK screening of Tusk took place @ The Electric Cinema, Birmingham on 13th May, 8:30pm.

5 thoughts on “UPDATE: Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ UK Release Date & Premiere

  1. […] The film was made as part of the Robert Rodriguez produced Reality TV show Rebel Without a Crew which follows a group of film-makers challenged with creating a feature film for only $7,000. The show aired on the El Rey Network.Josh Stifter began his filmmaking adventure crafting short movies with his friends after school everyday. He pursued animation in college and quickly found a job directing cartoons for director Kevin Smith (SModco Cartoon Show, TUSK). […]


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