Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Update. I’m moving this to the front page for a bit because I think people should check it out. It’s good for a laugh, and what with all this madness surrounding the cops picking on that poor, sweet old professor and all, I thought we could all use a laugh. 😉
This is pretty funny if you haven’t seen it yet. The website is here. Full 42 minute movie after the leap…
From the “About” page:
During the WGA strike in 2007 Joss Whedon started writing a three part musical series for the internet after deciding it was time to “change the face of Show Business as we know it”. Co-writers for the internet feature were Joss’ brothers Zack and Jed and Jed’s Fiancé Maurissa Tancharoen. The writing and shooting were completed early in 2008 and the series was released online in three acts and was free for viewers around the world for a limited time.
The first act was released on Tuesday July 15, 2008 with act two and three following on the 17th and 19th. All three instalments were available to watch for free online anywhere in the world (after an emergency code re-write by Hulu to allow international viewing the night it was released) until the 20th. Shortly after the free viewing Dr Horrible was made available to purchase on iTunes in the USA and Canada and went straight to #1 within a week of being released. On July 29 Dr. Horrible was re-released on Hulu for free viewing by people within the USA where it can still be viewed today. iTunes released Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in Australia and the UK on October 10, 2008.
The soundtrack for Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was released via iTunes and also went to #1 spot in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK.
Actually, despite it being really not very serious for the most part, the end leaves you feeling kind of….odd. It’s strangely dark for all its humor. And the music really isn’t half bad. You should watch it when you get a chance.