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15/02/2003 The first news in ages... after the recent release of the Video and DVD in the USA, the news is that the release and rental Video and DVD won't be out until 5th May in the UK.  Here's the Press Release with reviews and photos big enough to use as wallpaper!

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23/10/2002 No queuing for me to get tickets as last night I went to the Gala Screening of 'Possession' at Lincoln Odeon after winning a newspaper competition.  None of the stars from the film attended but there was a champagne reception beforehand at Lincoln University.  The see the programme from the evening follow the link.

I was not at all disappointed with the film as had been previously speculated and though it differs from the book (drastically in places) I really enjoyed it.  The film was beautifully shot and the attention to small details was astounding.

'Possession' opens nationwide on Friday 25th October.

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26/09/2002 Local news reported that Lincoln Odeon (overlooking the film location of the University) has secured the first British screening of the film on the 22nd October.  As yet tickets cannot be booked.

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16/08/2002 According to online CD retailers the US version of the Soundtrack by Gabriel Yared should be available from the 20/08.

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15/08/2002 The reviews are coming in thick and fast and while I plough through them Movieweb has added a page of stills (all can be found in the Media section).

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10/08/2002 The Official site is now up and running, complete with beautiful new stills (including the first glimpses of Fergus and Blanche), downloadable clips and e-cards!  Follow the link.

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18/07/2002 News is coming thick and fast today.  In addition to the release of the US Poster, is the UK poster.

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18/07/2002 The Official Possession website have a flash introduction with new images, text excerpts and music by Gabriel Yared. The rest of the website will be up and running (hopefully) soon.

The past will connect them

Their Passion will possess them

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18/07/2002 First glimpse of the poster at the Internet Movie Database.

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14/07/2002 Apologies for being a bit slow in sharing news! To trailer for the film has been released and shown on US television.  The download high resolution (7.2mb) click on the left image, for low resolution (4.9mb) click on the right.

Also, new photographs were featured in the Victoria Magazine; the first of the 199 Steps at Whitby, the second of Maia and her brothers on the Wolds. Thanks to the Conference!

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10/04/2002 Release dates from the Internet Movie Database...

UK 22/09/2002

USA 26/07/2002

France 04/09/2002

Russia 19/09/2002

Netherlands 24/10/2002

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06/04/2002 Though not necessarily related to the production, the BBC2 programme 'Reading the Decades' (beginning with 1950s) featured AS Byatt commenting on her secret passion for Georgette Heyer novels when at school. Hopefully she will appear in the rest of the series and fingers crossed for a 'Possession' feature in the 1990s episode.

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03/2002 Premiere Magazine has a small still of the Victorian poets.

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26/12/2001 Upcoming Movies report that the release date has been pushed on the 7th June 2002 in the USA because of the number of film releases in March. (Thanks to the girls at the Conference!)

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16/12/2001 Found a rather interesting page at Hollywood.com which briefly says the film is "a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood"?!? However, everything points towards a Spring release, possibly March.

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15/11/2001 Empire Online had a report from the London Film Festival where they spoke to Anna Massey:

Among the film's stars present at last night's screening was British actress Anna Massey. Massey will soon be seen in Neil Labute's latest film 'Possession' alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart and was keen to tell us about it. "I play a vague relation of Gwyneth Patlrow's character. I'm the cripple in a wheelchair. I didn't have much to do in it but I played opposite Aaron and Gwyneth. Aaron is a wonderful actor. As for Neil: In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbours - Wow!"

Massey did reveal that Possession would not be as dark as those early films however. "It's based on the A.S. Byatt novel, so it's not really a Neil Labute script I mean, he's done the adaptation but it's not as dark."

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15/09/2001 Karen's website has the first of the Publicity stills from the Production company. Follow the link...

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14/08/2001 The first test screening of 'Possession' took place in New York.

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05/2001 Premiere Magazine published the first Publicity shot from the film, along with a small interview with Jeremy Northam from the London filming.

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06/09/2000 Filming began in North Yorkshire with shots of Whitby's 199 steps, West Pier and the North York Moors Railway.

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31/08/2000 Filming moved to Lincoln for five days of work around the University campus, the train station and pubs within the city.

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29/08/2000 Filming began in London with work at the British Museum, Sloane Square and Greenwich.

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05/2000 When the project was first announced Ralph Fiennes was in talks for the role of Ash, but theatre commitments meant he had to pass. Instead Jeremy Northam took the role.

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