Dear Lifehacker I'm a huge fan of Veronica Mars and was very excited when the movie was announced as a Kickstarter project and I have been looking forward to its release, scheduled for next week in the US. However, it seems that it won't be getting a theatrical release in Australia. I want them to make more Veronica Mars movies so I'd like to legally access it and give them my support. What are my options for doing so in Australia? Thanks, Sad Marshmallow
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The Veronica Mars movie will be available in Australia as a digital download from 14 March — the same day that it hits cinemas in the US. You can purchase the movie on a range of digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play and BigPond Movies as well as the PlayStation Store and Xbox Video. You can also rent/stream the movie from the aforementioned platforms in both standard definition ($5.99) and HD ($6.99).
The film will also be getting a disc release in Australia sometime in May (an exact date has yet to be announced). It will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats for $19.95 and $24.95, respectively.
If you're keen to experience the movie on the big screen, a handful of "fan screenings" will be held at select Hoyts cinemas on March 14. These will be limited to a single session at the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Hoyts Stafford in Brisbane and Hoyts Melbourne Central. All three sessions will begin at 7:30pm.
In addition to paying for the movie, you can also show your support by buying a bunch of Veronica Mars pap from the Warner Bros store — click here to check out the full range. Also be sure to keep your eye on Kickstarter for any follow-up projects that you can contribute to. After the success of the first campaign, we wouldn't be surprised if the filmmakers do it all over again for the sequel!
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