Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Theatrical Premiere of Wicked's "Horizon" is a Star-Studded Success
Sam Hain's Interstellar Epic Blurs the Line Between Adult and Mainstream Entertainment
Young Hollywood and Old Hollywood converged last Wednesday night as Wicked Pictures hosted a star-studded theatrical screening of director Sam Hain’s erotic science fiction blockbuster Horizon at L.A.’s famed Landmark Theater.
From mainstream celebrities like Anthony Fitzgerald (Scrubs, ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2) to iconic comic legend Tommy Chong (who happily granted interviews to the adult press with Horizon co-star Misty Stone on his arm), the posh affair was attended by nearly all of the film’s primary cast and crew, including Wicked Pictures Owner and President Steve Orenstein, director Hain, producer Lee Roy Myers, and stars jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue, Kimberly Kane, Rocco Reed and Bill Bailey.
The evening began with a cocktail reception during which the cast mingled with such industry talent as Chanel Preston, Isis Taylor, Tommy Gunn, Katie Kinns, Brad Armstrong, Marcus London, Lucy Vonne, Craig Melone, Girls & Corpses magazine founder Robert Rhine, Burning Angel Entertainment’s Brian Street Team and many more. After the reception, guests were invited into one of the Landmark’s largest screening rooms to enjoy the first public screening of Horizon.
Coming hot on the heels of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Hain’s special-effects laden space adventure is the first adult film to be shot with the Red Epic camera system, the same revolutionary technology first used to create Soderbergh’s hit. And thanks in part to the Landmark’s state-of-the-art projection system, history was made as Horizon became the first adult film to be screened theatrically in 2K.
After the screening, Hain and his cast gathered before the throng of mainstream and adult press in attendance for a spirited (and often uproariously funny) Q&A session and more group photos.
The glamorous, star-studded evening proved to be the perfect launch platform for this cutting edge interstellar adventure. But while the screening may be over, the promotional juggernaut continues unabated; Hain will be discussing the film on the popular Internet radio program The Creedence And Bishop Show (http://cbradioshow.com/) this afternoon at 3:30 PM PST / 6:30 PM ETZ. And while the movie doesn't arrive in stores until this Friday, September 30th, fans can watch an exclusive three minute clip on Wicked's official YouTube page, www.youtube.com/wickedpictureslive.
A high-tech step into the year 2085, Horizon unfolds as a civilization of extraterrestrial origin has invaded Earth. Of the planet's nine billion inhabitants, approximately one third have been killed and nearly two billion more have been evacuated to a military base dug into the core of Mercury. Of the four billion humans who remain on Earth, none are expected to survive beyond the next 48 hours.
Taking a last stand against the alien onslaught, one Marine battalion remains on the surface. But they are in retreat, desperately attempting to reach the safety of the space cruiser Horizon, when events occur which place the future of the Earth and all of its remaining inhabitants in peril...
In addition to the Wicked Girls, the universe depicted in Horizon features some of adult's brightest stars, including AVN Best Actress winner Kimberly Kane, Bobbi Starr, Misty Stone, Aiden Starr, Rocco Reed, Bill Bailey, Tony Desergio, Xander Corvis, and Danny Mountain.
Horizon. It's high noon at the end of the universe.
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