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  ‘Broken Saints’ Gets Mainstream Backing  
Posted 2006-05-12 by Tony Walsh
Broken Saints, an independently-produced Canadian motion-graphic comic series, has been picked up by 20th Century Fox Home Video. Formerly available exclusively online, the series picked up a rabid, worldwide fan base, resulting in a re-mastering of its original artwork and addition of professional voice-acting in an initial run of high-quality indie DVDs. The methodical, artistic series grabbed the attention of a Fox exec, who watched the entire 24-episode, multi-disk set in only three days. "When his Disc 4 jammed, he called in a frantic state…asking to have a new one shipped OVERNIGHT!!!" writes a breathless Brooke Burgess, Broken Saints' lead visionary.

According to Burgess, the series will be re-authored again. The upcoming DVD set, which will be released August 1, 2006, will feature "fully re-mixed 5.1 [soundtrack], new chapter art, additional voices and music, 53 new commentaries, new interviews, and more!!!" This is a huge deal for Broken Saints, and may lead to spinoff products--could a movie, TV series or game be on the horizon?

I've written about Broken Saints in the past for Shift Magazine and Exclaim! Magazine: See "Broken Saints," and "Canadians Get Spirited Away."
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Comment posted by MsMonkey
July 5, 2006 @ 5:31 pm
A hypnotic visual feast that fuses art with comic-style text, a deeply compelling story, haunting music and cinematic affects. I would perhaps put it under fantasy/horror genre.

Apparently with the internet expose it reached over 5 million viewers worldwide, together with the incredible narratives with Flash is the creation of a unique phenomenon of the digital age.

Will check your reviews soon Tony, just out of interest did you enjoy them?
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
July 5, 2006 @ 9:44 pm
I like how you have time to pass off quotes from press releases as genuine commentary but you don't have time to read my reviews. Please astroturf elsewhere, thanks.
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