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Upcoming Appearances and Projects

Are You Here

Are You HereDavid Selby appears in Are You Here (originally titled You Are Here).

The feature film directorial debut of Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, Are You Here focuses on childhood buddies who return home when one of them inherits a large sum of money upon the death of his estranged father.

Are You Here stars Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, and Owen Wilson.

The film debuts in theaters and on demand on August 22, 2014. It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2014. Online retailers such as Amazon are currently accepting pre-orders.

David is featured in the film's trailer.

 

Equals

David Selby has signed on to appear in Equals, an upcoming futuristic film from producer Ridley Scott, director Drake Doremus, and writer Nathan Parker. Filming is scheduled to begin later this summer in Japan before moving on to Singapore. Other performers attached to the project include Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men), and Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3).

According to Variety, "Equals is set in a world where there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, activating depression, sensitivity, fear, love — and once a person is overtaken, they are sent away and never seen again." 

Additional information about the film will be posted as it becomes available.

  

New Releases

Rizzoli & Isles: Season FourRizzoli & Isles: Season Four on DVD

The fourth season of Rizzoli & Isles was released on DVD in June 2014. The TNT series stars Angie Harmon as detective Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander as medical examiner Maura Isles. David Selby made a guest appearance in the fourth season's premiere episode, "We Are Family," which originally aired on June 25, 2013.

David portrays retired state senator Malcolm Humphrey whose daughter has recently taken the seat that he previously occupied. Jane and Maura investigate her murder.

The 4-disc DVD release of Rizzoli & Isles: Season Four is available from online retailers such as Amazon.

Images from the episode are posted in the Photo Gallery.

Raise the Titanic Blu-ray/DVD Combo PackRaise the Titanic on Blu-ray

In 1980, David Selby appeared alongside Anne Archer, Jason Robards, and Richard Jordan in Raise the Titanic, a big screen adaptation of the novel by Clive Cussler. Raise the Titanic tells the story of the race between American and Soviet teams to raise the famous ocean liner after it is discovered that the ship may contain a material of some use in the Cold War. Richard Jordan portrays Cussler's hero, Dirk Pitt. David Selby is scientist Gene Seagram.

This marks the first time that the movie will receive its own individual release in any Region 1 DVD format. Previously, it had been available on a double-feature DVD with Man Friday, starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Roundtree. This is also the first Blu-ray format release for the film.

Raise the Titanic was released in a Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack from Shout! Factory on January 21, 2014. It is currently available for order through online retailers such as Amazon.

Falcon Crest: The Complete Third Season

Falcon Crest: The Complete Third Season: Part OneFalcon Crest: The Complete Third Season: Part TwoThe WB Shop is now accepting orders for Falcon Crest: The Complete Third Season. This is a Region 1 MOD (manufacture on demand) DVD release featuring all 28 episodes from the third season.

The Complete First Season and Complete Second Season are both already available on Region 1 DVD from the WB Shop. (David joined the series at the beginning of the second season.)

If you're an Amazon shopper, you can find both the Complete First Season and Complete Second Season on Region 1 DVD from Amazon. The Complete Third Season is now available via Amazon.

For the latest information on Falcon Crest DVD releases in other regions and countries, the best resource is the German Falcon Crest Fan Club site.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Parts 1 and 2

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Pts. 1 & 2David Selby lends his voice to the animated adaptation of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns.

Peter Weller stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne with Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Harvey Dent/Two-Face, Michael McKean as Dr. Wolper, Michael Emerson as the Joker, Mark Valley as Superman, and David Selby as Commissioner Gordon.

The Dark Knight Returns features a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne/Batman who partners with a female Robin to save Gotham City once again.

Miller's four-part graphic novel is split into two animated features, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and Part 2.

The first part was released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 25, 2012. (The hyperlinks will take you to Amazon. It is also available online via WBshop.com.)

The second part was released January 29, 2013 release on DVD and Blu-ray. (The hyperlinks will take you to Amazon. It is also available online via WBshop.com.)

A special deluxe edition release features both films. It was released on October 8, 2013. Amazon is currently accepting orders. WBshop.com is also accepting orders.

David discussed playing the role of Commissioner Gordon in a Q & A following his initial recording sessions. Visit the film's Facebook page for video clips, images, and interviews.

 

New Dark Shadows Audio Dramas from Big Finish

David continues to reprise the role of Quentin Collins in Big Finish's ongoing series of new Dark Shadows audio dramas.

The Darkest Shadow, due out in July 2014, sees David reuniting with Dark Shadows castmate Donna McKechnie, who played Amanda Harris, the love of Quentin Collins' life, in the original series. Denise Nickerson, who played young Nora Collins, also lends her voice.

Listen to the extended trailer for The Darkest Shadow below. Click the links above to visit the Big Finish site and listen to trailers from other productions.

 

Recent Appearances and Projects

2014 Dark Shadows Festival Weekend

The 2014 Dark Shadows Festival Weekend was held on June 28 and 29 in Tarrytown, New York. David Selby attended. Other original series cast members on the guest list included Lara Parker, Christopher Pennock, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Sharon Smyth, James Storm, and Marie Wallace. Nancy Barrett was unable to attend due to a family obligation. John Karlen was unable to attend due to health issues but he recorded a video greeting to be shown in his absence.

The festivities began on Saturday, June 28, at Lyndhurst, the home used as Collinwood in the first two Dark Shadows films, House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows. David presented a musical tribute to the fans accompanied by his wife, Chip, on piano and by James Storm on guitar. Other events included a charity auction and a cast reunion and Q & A session. Prior to his performance, David was available for autographs inside the stables. Following his on-stage events and a small gathering inside the mansion, he was available for autographs at a table outside the stables, and he stayed until the line ended.

On Sunday, June 29, events moved to the DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel. The day was scheduled to begin with a luncheon with the Dark Shadows actors and to conclude with autographs. David arrived early to sign autographs before the luncheon in order to accommodate as many fans as possible. The luncheon program included a musical performance by James Storm and a comic book reading by Christopher Pennock. Following the luncheon, David signed autographs alongside his castmates.

Unfortunately, over the course of the weekend, several of David's books sold out. If you were unable to attend the event or attended and were not able to get the books that you wanted, please visit the Books section of this site. Books sold through this site are signed by David, and he will personalize them to whomever you specify when you order.

Thank you to the event organizers and to everyone who attended this event.

 

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

David Selby reunited with his Falcon Crest co-star Susan Sullivan in a production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The play was directed by Robin Larsen.

A Delicate Balance
premiered in 1966, and Albee received the first of his three Pulitzer Prizes for this play. Upper-middle-class couple Agnes and Tobias and Agnes' sister Claire find their lives disrupted by the arrival of unexpected guests. Susan and David portrayed Agnes and Tobias.

Production photographs from the play are posted on the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Facebook page.

The play opened on April 26 May 3 and closed on June 15.

David and Susan previously appeared together on stage in a performance of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters at the Apollo Theatre in Martinsburg, West Virginia in October 2003.

Read what the reviewers said about A Delicate Balance:

Additional media coverage:

  • Riefe, Jordan. '"Falcon Crest' Stars Reunited But Still Squabbling in Edward Albee's 'A Delicate Balance.'" The Hollywood Reporter 8 May 2014.

On Thursday, May 22, David Selby and Susan Sullivan appeared on Good Day L.A. to discuss A Delicate Balance. The interview can be viewed online.