Vampire Academy

Vampire Academy Promo Goodies: Part 2

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The Vampire Academy fandom has been having a crazy, busy week, and we are still seven days away from the release of the film. If you’ve been following all our coverage, then you’ve surely seen the crazy busy first part to this and the fact that seven clips from the film landed yesterday! More publicity and promotional stuff follow below! Also check out our Vampire Academy page and bookmark – we’ll be posting all the updates there.

1. On Tuesday,  Zoey Deutch was at the TEEN headquarters. Check out this awesome cute video of hers with quotes from the film.

“Looks like Aaron’s tried to replace you with a keychain version.” – Rose

“So tough and one of a kind, yet still a girl.” – Victor

“This is insane … insanely hot. What are we doing?” – Dimitri

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2. On Wednesday, Sarah Hyland hopped onto a plane to New York and appeared on the Good Morning America show where she talked about the film and I must add, she met John Stamos, Uncle Jesse from Full House.

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3. After GMA, Sarah hopped over to “Live with Kelly and Michael” where she spoke about her experience at the Grammy Awards, winning the SAG for Modern Family and Vampire Academy. They showed the clip of her character, Natalie, licking the wall and Sarah said it was a mixture of corn starch and syrup, but most importantly, it was edible and non-toxic. Check out the segment below –

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4. Sarah has been doing a whole lot of press for the film, check out her red carpet interviews from last Sunday’s Grammy awards.

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5. This really cute interview with Zoey and Lucy at the Buzzfeed office (on Monday) was published yesterday where both were quizzed about the other and the result was ADORBS. Check it out here!

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Some of our favourites –

Q. What is Zoey’s favourite colour?

Lucy’s guess: Lime green but that’s a lie, she doesn’t have one.
Zoey’s answer: Not pale green! Don’t know.

LF: You lied!

ZD: No, I said it’s not pale green, don’t know.

Q. What is Lucy’s pet peeve?

Zoey’s guess: Tickling chin.
Lucy’s answer: Touching my face.

ZD: OH I GOT IT I GOT IT!

Q. What is Lucy’s Spirit animal?

Zoey’s guess: Dolphin.
Lucy’s answer: Dolphin.

ZD: Oh my god!

LF: That’s pretty good.

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5. The VA Movie Mall Party event took place in Houston yesterday and in attendance were Zoey, Lucy and Dominic. Fans got makeovers done and took home swag bags with makeup and goodies in addition to meeting the stars! Check out more photos on Fans of Vampire Academy and Just Jared Jr.

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6. Before the Mall Party, Red Carpet Ending did an interview with Zoey, Lucy and Dominic. They spoke about their reactions on getting the part, how they got into the skin of their characters and all of them agreed that Danila was the funniest guy on set! Watch the interview below –

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7. Later on, the three went to a signing at Barnes and Noble bookstore. You can read a fan’s experience right here on Tumblr. and check out the photos on Fans of Vampire Academy! Check out a fan video below –

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8. Sami Gayle‘s interview with We Got This Covered popped up which you can check out here! She said she liked the whole spur off the moment thing with the release date being pushed up and it was exciting to start promotions on the film. She also mentioned that she is off to Los Angeles to start with the film publicity. She also spoke about her Skype auditions and her love for Mean Girls. Be sure to watch the video.

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9. If you are looking to refresh your memory or just want to know what Vampire Academy is about, check out this article from Yahoo! Lifestyle New Zealand.

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10. Cast promo portraits have also popped up with Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Sami Gayle. The girls look so pretty. You can check out all the photographs on Fans of Vampire Academy.

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11. Finally, the Vampire Academy Soundtrack was made available for pre-order on the US iTunes stores and includes an additional song – Goldfrapp’s Felt Mountain. So be sure to get your digital copy as well!

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There is more great stuff coming up guys, mall parties in San Francisco, LA and New Jersey and of course … the world premiere at Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles on February 4! So be sure to check back with us for our extensive coverage!

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7 NEW Vampire Academy Clips

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The promotions and publicity for Vampire Academy are gearing up ahead of its February 7th release and now there are 7 … yes 7 NEW clips from the film that will leave you FANGIRLING beyond control. We’ll just do it now – ASDFGHJKL!!!

1. CLASS DISTURBANCE

First up is this clip, first revealed exclusive by Yahoo Movies that shows the scene from the book where Christian lights Ralf (Ray in the film) on fire! YOU GUYS, this scene is so PERF, it is so well adapted … that we can’t contain our joy!! OHMYGOD … bad boy Dom Sherwood rocks as Christian. [The Yahoo article (click above) also has the link from Zoey Deutch’s takeover of Yahoo’s Instagram]. Check out the clip below –

We even have a screenshot of the tweets exchanged on the day these scenes were presumably filmed, after Chris Mason’s (Ralf/Ray) tweet that suggested fire scenes. Harry Bradshaw plays Bruno, Mia’s friend (seen sitting next to Mia in the clip) and Raj Purewal plays a dhampir student (seen sitting behind Christian in the clip).
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2. LISSA SHOWS OFF

Book fans will surely recognize this scene from the part of the book where Lissa starts getting in with the popular crowd once again as well as bagging her ex, Aaron, away from mean girl Mia. Also shown in the clip – Rose’s dislike for Lissa’s new behaviour!

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3. NAKED

In a scene that is not completely from the book, Natalie confesses her crush on Ray (Ralf in the book) – and you guys – this is so UNCANNY – because a certain Vampire Academy Roleplay on Facebook (involving two close friends of mine) started out a “relationship” between Natalie and Ray – and this was before there was any evidence of such a thing in the film – you guys, great minds think alike 😉
Also, while in the book it was Mason who tipped off Rose about the conditions of Mia’s family, here it is actually Natalie and Rose who do the detective work! Check it out –

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4.NOSE JOB IN MONTANA

This scene picks off right after the second clip with Natalie being her nerdy best and Rose with her quick one liners as seen before in the trailer.

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5. THE DANCE

Previously released by MTV, this clip had been cut to fit into a time slot and seemed rushed and OTT. Not anymore, although we’re still a little unsure about the dialogue used here … no one can argue that Zoey Deutch’s Rose OWNS the clip!

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6. BLOOD MESSAGE

This clip starts off with a conversation between Rose and Natalie discussing how the Queen was a mean one to Lissa … just like she was in the book – so fret not from that first teaser trailer. Rose and Natalie find a blood message which Natalie actually tastes to determine what kind of blood it is, while Lissa tries to shake it off, calling it a prank because the pranksters clearly didn’t know how to spell.

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7. SECRETS

In this clip, we have Rose getting into Lissa’s head through the bond and discovers Lissa confronting Christian, who then calls her out on her hair flipping – guys, things are going to get HEATED here!

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So there you have it – these seven new clips should leave you excited and wanting more – and you shall get more come February 7, 2013 when the film opens in US and Canada. Don’t forget to check out our round up of Vampire Academy press and goodies and check back daily for new developments!

Vampire Academy Goodies: New Poster and More

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With the release of Vampire Academy nearby, the publicity and promos are gearing up and it’s impossible to keep track! Especially when you count all the TV spots and trailers they keep releasing every two days! When the tagline said ”Prepare to be Tested” back in July, 2013 … this is surely what they meant! We bring you a roundup of all that has happened so far. Check our Vampire Academy page to make sure you are up to date with everything going on.

1. First up – Check out this poster, definitely an improvement with the colour and tagline and our Morois and Dhampirs look fierce and ready to battle, in an exclusive reveal via Buzzfeed.

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2. Check out the songs from the Vampire Academy soundtrack, we’ve updated with the CHVRCHES cover of Bela Lugosi’s Dead and all other songs (except one yet to be released) right here and the CHVRCHES cover right below –

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3. Danila Kolzovsky (Dimitri Belikov) attended a press conference in Russia to talk about the film. Read the English Translation of the interview which is SUPER ADORBS on Kozlovsky Brazil and if you want to watch him, and lets be honest, who wouldn’t even if they don’t understand Russian, watch it below!

Check out some of our favourite highlights from the press conference –

Danila on Skyping with Mark Waters (on auditioning for VA):

“I showed him two scenes from Richelle’s 1st book. The first scene is how real a Dhampir must kill a Strigoi. I showed him some gestures and read the text. The second scene was about how Dimitri first understood he was falling for Roza. I must show how I see her (Roza), what i’m thinking, how i’m looking at her, what i’m thinking about her.”

Danila on his Vampire Academy Movie partners:

“All the guys are so young (i repeat: so young!) But all of them are incredibly talented. They (Dominic & Lucy) are big professionals but they’re funny too. They made my hard work easier because both have a great sense of humor. There were a lot of joke and laugh during the shooting. They (Dominic & Lucy) helped me with my adaptation very much! She (Zoey Deutch) works so much and so hard! She had only one day off on this shooting, but i never heard complaints from her.”

Danila on Richelle Mead:

“I must say my personal thanks to this amazing writer and woman. She created a very interesting character: Dimitri. She allowed him to fall in love, to love and to protect those he loves! He’s a gentleman and i really appreciate it! Thank you, Richelle!”

Journalist: Can you compare Vampire Academy with Twilight or Harry Potter, for example?

“I never watched Twilight. But i watched Harry Potter! I’m a real fan of this story. Once i watched all the Harry Potter movies in a whole day. (Everyone has a bad day when we want to relax, don’t we?) – Danila laughs – I can’t compare these movies. Every single one of them has their own mythology. Maybe i can only say that the main action of these stories is at schools (or Academy). But i don’t see other points.”

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4. Sami Gayle (Mia Rinaldi) appeared on PIX11 to speak about Vampire Academy. She spoke about how Vampire Academy was different from other vampire movies because it was set in a school and is about the tribulations of teenagers at school  and how difficult it is to grow up in the stage between adolescents and adults, something both demographics will be able to relate to. Check out the interview below –

You can also check out the screencaps and transcription on Fans of Vampire Academy.

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5. Sarah Hyland (Natalie Dashkov) appeared on the radio with Ryan Seacrest to talk about Vampire Academy. Sarah said that she was excited for her fans to see the film because it is so different than anything else she’s ever done in the past. She described her character as being nerdy, wearing fake pimples, glasses and frizzy hair. Listen to the session below –

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6. Zoey Deutch (Rose Hathaway) and Lucy Fry (Lissa Dragomir) took over a Reddit AMA session, answering questions from fans. Check it out on Fans of Vampire Academy. Our favourites are shown below –

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7. Zoey and Lucy then appeared live on Huffington Post to chat about Vampire Academy. They looked super cute –

Zoey spoke about how funny Vampire Academy is and Lucy added that it takes a cheekiness to vampires along with the power and darkness that comes with being a vampire. Watch the interview below –

Check out more screencaps and some quotes on Fans of Vampire Academy.

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8. Richelle Mead has seen the movie and she loved it! Last night she took over @VAOfficialMovie‘s Twitter handle to chat with fans who had questions for her. Check out the excerpts below and read her full interview here on Fans of Vampire Academy or Her Royal Guardian. Some of our favourites are below –

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9. A few days earlier, Dominic Sherwood (Christian Ozera) did an interview for Hypable which is so insightful. Be sure to read it. Our favourite Q&As …

Q: How did you create the character of Christian?
A: “I went to six auditions for the part of Christian. This is really embarrassing, I worked at Hollister just up the road from where the auditions were being held and I would do an audition one day and my agent would ring me up and say, “that was great but they want you to make him funnier.” I would go in and do that and then I would get a phone call saying, “yeah, that was great but they want you to go in and make him darker, and make him poutier.” I was like, “oh my god, you don’t know what you want!” But when I got offered the role I realized that Christian was all those things.”

Q: What was it like to use fire as Christian’s element?

A: “I was so excited to get to play with fire. It was unreal. We toyed around with the idea early on with this special gel where they could set my hands on fire. I could have done all this crazy stuff with it but we ended up not using it. We had live fire on the set for the whole ending sequence but again, I’m not allowed to mention, but it was cool. We had fire very close to my body at one point and the stunt and safety team had gotten to know me by then and they knew I was pretty clumsy and dumb at times. They were like, “don’t put your hands in the fire whatever you do.” I was like, “Cool. I will try to do that guys, not put my hands in open flame.””

Q: Do you have a message for the fans?

A: “It would be: thank you. For all of the support you have given us and being so nice to us. The MTV Movie Brawl is going on right now and they are so 100% behind us. Thank you, is all I can say. I wish I had more eloquent words, more poetic words, to give you but thanks is all I’ve got.”

There you go, calling all VA fans, book fans, YA fans, vote for Vampire Academy in the MTV Movie Brawl and make it the number one movie, click here.

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10. Also don’t miss all the upcoming promos and contests such as winning tickets to the LA premiere and other events like the meet and greet in different US cities and promos coming up, check out the list below, courtesy Fans of Vampire Academy and Vampire Academy’s Official Movie Facebook Event page –

Competitions from Ryan Seacrest and SheKnows and TWC.

January 28: Zoey Deutch is taking over Yahoo Insta
January 29: Kelly and Michael with Sarah Hyland
January 29: Red carpet endings meeting the cast
January 29: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Houston Galleria, Houston, TX
January 29: Book signing at Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands (Zoey, Lucy and Dom)
January 31: Sami on the Talk (CBS)
January 31: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, CA
February 1: Press conference LA
February 3: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, The Grove, Los Angeles, CA
February 4: LA Premiere, Regal theatre, Los Angeles, CA
February 6: VA Movie Mall Party, 2 PM local time, Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall, Parasmus, NJ
February 6: Zoey Deutch in Under the Gunn

So sign up and attend the events if you live in those cities!

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11. Stay tuned … lots more coming from the world of Vampire Academy … speaking of which, check out the cool new website “World of Vampire Academy” … there are lots of goodies, information on the different levels of guardian training, and this SUPER ADORBS video made by St. Vlad’s students holding a decathlon –

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MTV Movie Brawl 2014

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Us fangirls love events like this, but they sure can be stressful!

So, we’re down to our final four now, and it won’t be long before we’ll know this years’ most anticipated film.

In this clash of the fandoms, we’d thought we’d give you the break-down of what are sure to be the hottest movies of 2014.

Divergent

This YA adaptation goes head-to-head with fellow YA franchise, Vampire Academy. Divergent tells the story of Tris, who lives in dystopian Chicago, where residents are sorted into 5 factions according to certain personality traits. But come aptitude test day, Tris is told she doesn’t belong to a single faction, making her ‘divergent’ and a threat. A threat to the perfect system. It stars familiar faces like Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet and Maggie Q.

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Vampire Academy

Based on the hugely popular book series, this movie tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a dhampir (half-human, half-vampire) who is training to protect her best friend, a Moroi princess: Lissa Dragomir. Dhampirs train to become ‘guardians’ to the Moroi – benevolent, magic-using, alive vampires – from the Strigoi, the undead, evil vampires. But there’s a lot more to this friendship and this story than it seems. Starring Zoey Deutch, and TV faves, Sarah Hyland and Cameron Monaghan, it’s the one to look out for.

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Veronica Mars

This highly anticipated movie continues the TV series, and goes up against The Maze Runner in this epic semi-final battle. It stars Kristen Bell as Veronica, 9 years later, and now living in the Big Apple. But as she’s drawn back to her home town to solve a murder, her old sleuthing ways re-surface.

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The Maze Runner

It seems 2014 is the year of YA-book adaptations as this one hits theatres later on in the year. Based on the novel by James Dashner and starring Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, it’s sure to be a hit. This one follows Thomas, a boy who wakes up in a box in the middle of nowhere… a village called The Glade surrounded by a massive stone maze. He becomes a runner, to help figure out the maze, and a way to get out, but the question is… Who put them there in the first place?

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Who do you want to see win?

Vote now!

New “Vampire Academy” Trailers

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New Vampire Academy trailers have hit the web featuring new scenes, an introduction by leading ladies, Zoey Deutch and Lucy Fry, and an interview with author Richelle Mead. Check out these awesome new trailers for the film, out in North America on February 7, right below –

Vampire Academy Trailer from Regal Cinemas

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The girls talk about high school life

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How there are nerds …

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and sexy jocks – but idk … Dimitri isn’t a jock … he’s a kickass guardian!

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The depressed emo kid …. ❤ hi Christian!

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The death threats? … wait that’s not normal high school stuff?!

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Oooooooh Spiridion and Dimitri fight!

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Whoa … Dimitri picks up Rose in a scene from the start of the film!

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Richelle talks about the adaptation.

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Remember this scene girls? And … do you see something you like? 😉

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The trailer shows a scene with the two best friends playfully laughing (thinking this scene might be before the crash?)

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There is also this touching scene with Rose helping Lissa, who is clearly in pain.

Then there is this sequence, which feels so much like a scene out of Shadow Kiss … that is getting me worried!

TV Spot – “Forbidden Love”

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St. Vlad’s seen from an angle with the lighting changing from light to dark!

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Out in the dark woods … something be lurking …

Seriously though – the Dimitri love this TV spot has gotten is just right in the FEELS!

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Look at this you guys, Danila is basically just OWNING his scenes …

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Rose talks about how special Lissa is …

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He only wants to watch the world burn! 😉

TV Spot – “Undead”

Lissa sees ChristianChristian sees LissaIs this… the first time they lock eyes? DRAGOZERA FEELS.

The JocksThe well-known clichés… First up: The Jocks!

Rose in trainingRose whooping ass in class. Classic.

Dhampirs trainingDhampirs can fly? I thought it was only the Moroi who had the special powers…

Dhampirs trainingIf the jocks at my school were hot dhampirs like these, I might actually be interested in joining a sport!

The OutcastsAnd of course we have The Outcasts… Even in schools for vampires.

ChristianAnd apparently they’re HAWT outcasts. Hi, Christian!

The HatersNext up: The Haters!

MiaAnd of course little Mia qualifies.

Rose and LissaAnd we just love Rose’s reaction to Mia’s mean-girl act.

Lissa and RoseLissa: You can’t beat up everyone we have a problem with!
Rose: I can TRY!

The UndeadAnd finally… The undead. It IS a school for vampires, after-all!

Lady Gaga’s “Teeth” is playing in my head right now… Show me your teeth!

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TV Spot – “Secrets”

This TV spot was released on January 24 and features some new scenes.

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Rose introduces this new TV spot

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Amping up the mystery!

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And book fans know what they are talking about! *wink wink*

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Hey there! It’s Crazy KARP!

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There it is … this strigoi scene again! What’s going on? But look at Rose using those nan-chucks … you go girl!

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Nan chucks are to Rose what a stake is to Dimitri!

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This one was pretty funny … Lissa: “Did you have to hurt them?” Rose: “You’re welcome.”

TV Spot – “Last Stand”

This TV spot, released January 28, named “Last Stand” has some scenes previously seen, and some new ones!

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Karp – “The darkness beckons.”

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Rose – “And my good mood is over.”

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Lissa – “It’s my turn to kick a little arse.”

These six new trailers give us a better look at the upcoming film and if anything … are making us even more excited, such that we can hardly wait! Check out the release dates for Vampire Academy in your country here and don’t forget to catch it in theatres worldwide, over the course of the next few months!

Did you like the new trailers?

Two New Vampire Academy Trailers Add Serious Tone!

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Not every fan was pleased when the Vampire Academy trailers released to general audiences these past few months, as the marketing for the film showcased a comic angle. Tonight, however, all those naysayers will have to bow down to the two new TV spots released for Vampire Academy which highlight the dark, serious and action packed tones that convey the true sense of the book to the fans.

Here are the trailers …

“Last Stand”

“Trust”

And as always …. we bring you our reactions!!

The first trailer “Last Stand” starts off with the ominous trailer voice explaining the scenario, the lighting is so much darker in tone with these shots of the school and the surrounding woods.

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And the dhampir classes! Guardian Alberta, who has actually been renamed as Guardian Gabriela for the film, is shown conducting classes and what a badass. Meanwhile, elsewhere, Guardian Belikov is tutoring his favourite student … tsk tsk! All these classes taking place against the backdrop of St. Vladimir’s Academy provide some beautiful shots.

Lets take a moment to look at Guardian Belikov. The first still, when Guardian Gabriela (Alberta) asks if they should call for backup, he coolly shrugs her off with a ‘no’ and proceeds to take down the bad guys!

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And then he has time to go romance off, looking all muscular and chiseled and OHMYGAAAADDDD I can’t breathe!!!

In all the stills and clips that I have seen, I can tell that Zoey Deutch embodies Rose so perfectly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate the two. And you guys, that moment with the music and trailer voice in the background, she turns around and her ponytail does this swivel, and its so EPIC!!!

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Psychic bond time, but it’s not something pleasant that Rose is seeing this time! Lissa is in trouble!!

Lets talk about these two best friends, throughout the trailer, Rose is being told that she has to protect Lissa, and she does, throwing herself in front of her best friend to protect her from the Guardians, in a scene that mirrors the book!

Talking about the beginning of the book, lets take a moment to discuss this scene. Methinks a strigoi attack takes place on the convoy that is bringing the girls back to the Academy. Not from the book, but it definitely ups the ante for the film!

2Now this is a beautiful shot of Lissa in the Church attic and we’ve seen some other images from this scene as shown below …

All in all … this will be an amazing scene for the fans! Hello Christian ❤

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Speaking of Christian, look what our favourite magic user does!

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Speaking of school hotties … Hello Jesse!

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Oh look … it’s crazy Karp giving the girls a warning!

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Viktor seems to be doing the same thing … all this talk of boogeyman lurking by!

Except that in this story … the boogeymen are the Strigoi … and I seriously hope these scenes are at the end of the film, as the camera pans out to show the threat of Strigoi lurking by!

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However, if those scenes of Strigoi have anything to do with a school attack … which DOES NOT take place in the first book … there are some fans who will actually want blood …
(seriously guys … what is this? a flashback?)

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And we are going to take blood … just like Lissa does here … I think!

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All in all, I’d say these trailers definitely show us much more about the film, including it’s dark tone, the abundance of action, thrill and seriousness and definitely should give the harsher critics – the loyal book fans – something to look forward to in the film, which now releases a week earlier in United States of America, on February 7.

What did you think of these two trailers?

Vampire Academy: Release Date Changes

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Earlier this week, rumors began circulating from various sources that the release date for the UK had been moved back a few months. After the change was confirmed by eOne, the UK distributors, that the release would no longer be Feb 19th, but in fact in April… outrage followed.

And whilst UK fans are campaigning to get their release date back, a new release date change has been announced.

Vampire Academy will release a week earlier in the US, on Feb 7th.

Despite heavy marketing for the Valentine’s Day release, the decision has made US fans very happy, who now only have 3 weeks to wait. Check out these reactions from the #VAfamily on Twitter.

But while some are happier, some are feeling even more dejected than they were before. Fans feel sorry for the UK.

And some are just mad. Where just a week ago the fandom was happy, now it seems it’s divided.

A full list of release dates for your country can be found here, on IMDb.