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HOUSE OF LUNGULA, will be exclusively available at www.buni.tv/lungula from May 4, 2014.
HOUSE OF LUNGULA caused a stir when it was released in cinemas last February to packed audiences in Nairobi and Mombasa. The local blockbuster, which stars Ian Mbugua, Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri and Sarah Hassan and is directed by Alexandros Konstantaras, is a sexy, laugh-out-loud comedy in the vein of big Hollywood hits like THE HANGOVER or AMERICAN PIE – and a first of its kind in Kenya.
But the limited theater run and great word-of-mouth left a lot more Kenyans – especially in the diaspora – eager to see the movie. From May 4, viewers worldwide will finally be able to satisfy their curiosity!
With HOUSE OF LUNGULA, Buni.tv will be piloting a pay-per-view option for new movie releases, in addition to its usual subscription model. For 150ksh ($3.99 for the diaspora), users will be able to rent the film and watch it at their convenience during a 3-day period, and without having to subscribe to Buni.tv’s monthly premium service Buni+. After the initial exclusive release period of a couple weeks, the film will become available to Buni+ subscribers at no extra cost to them.
“We have been overwhelmed by the amount of people outside Kenya requesting to watch HOUSE OF LUNGULA,” said director Alex Konstantaras. “Buni.tv created the avenue that we were looking for in order to reach those people around the world.”
Read the HOUSE OF LUNGULA review here
About Buni.tv and Buni Media
Launched in April 2012, leading African VOD service Buni.tv is a service of Buni Media (www.bunimedia.com), a multi-media company with offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Los Angeles, California. Buni Media is the production outlet behind The XYZ Show, Africa’s first political satire program featuring life-size latex puppets.
The XYZ Show (www.xyzshow.com) reaches an audience of more than 10 million people every month through its various platforms.
House Of Lungula has been doing rounds in cinemas to a very impressive reception. It premiered both at Century Cinemax The Junction Nairobi and in Nyali Cinemax Mombasa in front of full houses! The movie made it to the international stage also, with 2 screenings in Bristol England this week.
The Producers of the movie heard the cry of the many Nairobians who were not able to catch it at Junction Cinemax because of the distance and have now managed to bring the movie closer to you.
This Wednesday the 12th of February at 6.30pm the adult comedy will have its official premier at IMAX Kenya – Arfa Lounge – Mama Ngina street (CBD) – with the movie stars in full 3D! It will be a red carpet affair with drinks and canapés followed by a screening of the movie for just Ksh 300!
The movie will be screened daily in the same venue 3 times a day for 300ksh! For the exact times check the IMAX Kenya page:
For more updates about the movie, like the House of Lungula Facebook page
Date: January 17, 2014
Venue: Nyali Cinemax
Time: 9 pm (come at 8 pm to hang with the cast)
Tickets – 500/=
Advance tickets available at Nyali Cinemax.
Screening Times Mombasa
Dates & Time: January 18 & 22 at 7 pm
Harrison, overworked and underpaid is looking for money for bride price. A ‘business’ opportunity presents itself when he gets the keys to the Company house. With the CEO away on holiday, he has access to a vacant fully furnished house. He decides to cash in… Easy money doesn’t always come cheap.
Starring: Lizz Njagah, Ian Mbugua, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras.
Filmed by the award winning D.O.P. John Wambugu. Directed by the award winning directors Alex Konstantaras & Aggie Nyagari and Produced by Historia Films
Screening Times Nairobi
Dates & Time: January 17-23, 2014 at 10 am & 5.30 pm
Highlights of Nairobi Premièr
Note: the movie is rated adults only 18+.
HOUSE of Lungula is a Sexy Comedy touching on the sexual habits of Kenyans.
Based on many true stories…
Starring: Ian Mbugua, Lizz Njagah, Gerald Langiri, Sarah Hassan, Helena Waithera, Lenana Kariba, Gitau Ngogoyo, Nice Githinji, Diana Nekoye, Lydia Gitachu, Auma Njagah, Sheila Kwamboka and Alex Konstantaras
Filmed by John Wambugu and directed by Alex Konstantaras, Lizz Njagah & Aggie Nyagari. Sound by Naftali Wambugu