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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Stephen Ford

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Posted January 15 2003 - 11:13 AM

Fear of a Black Hat DVD update: 1/14/03
GREAT NEWS.... JUST RECEIVED A RELEASE DATE FROM COLUMBIA-TRISTAR HOME VIDEO. FEAR WILL BE RELEASED ON DVD JULY 8, 2003

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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   DeanWalsh

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Posted January 15 2003 - 11:31 AM

Hell yes! I wasn't expecting this to ever see the light of day on dvd... now Columbia, how about a release of The Show?

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Chad Parks

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Posted January 15 2003 - 12:48 PM

Columbia huh? Let's pray that it's in widescreen.

#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Jesse Skeen

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Posted January 15 2003 - 12:54 PM

Yeah, Fox put this out on laserdisc. Hope Columbia doesn't mess it up.
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#5 of 27 OFFLINE   Richard Waller

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:39 PM

I love this movie. I hope it at least gets an anamorphic transfer.

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 15 2003 - 02:10 PM

can someone give a rundown or review of this movie so those of us, like me, who are out of the loop know what it is?
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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted January 15 2003 - 03:42 PM

Think 'Spinal Tap' w/ a rap theme Posted Image

#8 of 27 OFFLINE   AndyBeaderstadt

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Posted January 15 2003 - 05:03 PM

That is wonderful news. I hope it gets a good treatment.

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#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Matthew Chmiel

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Posted January 15 2003 - 05:09 PM

It's kinda like CB4: The Movie, just better. Posted Image

#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted January 16 2003 - 12:58 AM

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can someone give a rundown or review of this movie so those of us, like me, who are out of the loop know what it is?
As has been said before, it is like "Spinal Tap" with a rap theme. And it is not anything like the remarkably unfunny and dissapointing CB4. Comparing the two is a great insult to "Fear of a Black Hat".

As a matter of fact, this movie is a deliberate and carefully contrived homage to "This is Spinal Tap". It even has the same plot elements:
* The member (in this case it is the manager) that keeps dying
* The band breaking up because of a woman one of them is seeing
* The record company refusing to release a controversial song (similar to the album)
* The triumphant reuinion at the end of the movie

Even small details are preserved, such as:

* Their name tacked on insultingly at the end of the marquis ("And also Special Guest") very similar to the "Puppet Show and Spinal Tap" gig.
* One member having a large collection, showing them off in a very funny scene, in this case tennis shoes.

IMO this movie is every bit as good as the original "This is Spinal Tap". It is simultaneously one of the most brilliant comedies and most inspired "remakes" I've ever seen.

I had some email conversations with the people at Avatar (the production company responsible for the CD, movie, and website) about a year and a half ago when work was just starting on this. I hope they were able to incorporate all the special features that they were hoping to do. And I hope the hilarious made for TV version will be included.

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#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:01 AM

Oops double post.
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#12 of 27 OFFLINE   Max Knight

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:00 AM

I am SO excited for this! I have totally worn out my VHS of this movie, and have been dreaming of a DVD release.

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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Philip Hamm

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:03 AM

FYM!

We got some hats now, mo-fuggers.
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#14 of 27 OFFLINE   RobertCharlotte

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Posted January 16 2003 - 06:33 AM

I could not be more pumped. I guess I can take off my angry shoes now. Posted Image
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#15 of 27 OFFLINE   Chris Moe

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Posted January 16 2003 - 07:42 AM

Figures they would announce this now seeing how I just picked up the laserdisc about a month ago. Good news though.

#16 of 27 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 16 2003 - 11:00 AM

so should i wait for the dvd to see it or watch the vhs my store has on the shelf?
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#17 of 27 OFFLINE   JasonK

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Posted January 16 2003 - 11:16 AM

Yeah! This is great great news. I've been waiting for this release for a long time now.
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#18 of 27 OFFLINE   Chris S

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Posted January 16 2003 - 12:48 PM

Posted Image And I thought I was the only one to have seen this movie! Watched it at a friends house about 7-8 years ago after he begged me to see it. Very funny and at least worthy of a rental.

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#19 of 27 OFFLINE   Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted January 17 2003 - 01:51 AM

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#20 of 27 OFFLINE   Max Knight

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Posted January 17 2003 - 02:30 AM

Tony,

Go watch the VHS right now! This movie is so fantastic, you should not deny yourself another minute!

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