According to F4WOnline.com, WWE ran the odd backstage Raw segment with Adam Rose and the mirror to promote the WWE Studios movie “Oculus,” which comes out on DVD today.
Paglino: I’m all for WWE promoting its products, but can’t they find a way to work promos into the show so they make some kind of sense?
That was the most random, out of place segment on Raw last night. It in no way made me think to buy “Oculus” on DVD, it further added to Adam Rose’s meaninglessness on TV, we are all dumber for having watched it, and may God have mercy on your soul.
“Leprechaun: Origins” Theatrical Release Details
The following press release has been issued:
LIONSGATE AND WWE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE
Hot Off of Comic Con Preview, This Reimagining Of A Horror Icon Gets A Theatrical Release
The Film Will Open in Select Theaters On August 22 And On VOD, Pay-Per-View And Digital HD On August 26
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and WWE Studios (NYSE: WWE) announced today that Leprechaun: Origins, starring WWE® Superstar Dylan “Hornswoggle®” Postl, will have a limited theatrical run on August 22nd after an enthusiastic reception at this year’s Comic Con where fans were given a sneak peek at footage from the reimagined franchise. The move is intended to support promotional efforts during the film’s multi-platform release on August 26th for Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View, and September 30th on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital).
Also starring Stephanie Bennett (Grave Encounters 2), Andrew Dunbar (Alien Trespass), Melissa Roxburgh (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) and Brendan Fletcher (Freddy vs Jason), Leprechaun: Origins was written by Harris Wilkinson and directed by Zach Lipovsky.
Backpacking through the lush Irish countryside, two unsuspecting young couples discover a town’s chilling secret. Ben (Dunbar), Sophie (Bennett), David (Fletcher) and Jeni (Roxburgh) quickly discover the idyllic land is not what it appears to be when the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cabin at the edge of the woods. Soon, the friends will find that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Paglino: See now that’s how you promote a movie. No lemons necessary.