Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo

Any DVD news on the classic movie: Bad Santa?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
62 replies to this topic

#1 of 63 OFFLINE   TheBat

TheBat

    Producer



  • 3,017 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 02 1999

Posted January 08 2004 - 07:37 AM

I was wondering if anyone had any news about this title? the surprise hit of the christmas season. I get the impression there could be an unrated version? I could be wrong?

JACOB

#2 of 63 OFFLINE   Dave H

Dave H

    Producer



  • 5,276 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2000

Posted January 08 2004 - 07:40 AM

Classic movie?

#3 of 63 OFFLINE   TheBat

TheBat

    Producer



  • 3,017 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 02 1999

Posted January 08 2004 - 08:34 AM

its a huge hit.

JACOB

#4 of 63 OFFLINE   Travis_W

Travis_W

    Supporting Actor



  • 531 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 08 2000

Posted January 08 2004 - 08:51 AM

Just because a film is a hit doesn't make it a classic, I mean take a look at garbage films like 'Cheaper by the Dozen' that are huge hits. Not to be a jerk or anything. I was real surprised by 'Bad Santa' though and I'll definitely pick it up when it comes out. I could see there being an unrated version since Disney's doing one for 'My Boss's Daughter' (shudder).

I wouldn't expect it to street until next November though, to tie in with the holidays.
I am Jack's empty signature bar.

#5 of 63 OFFLINE   rin

rin

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 234 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 24 1999

Posted January 08 2004 - 10:18 AM

Maybe he meant classic in the "16 Candles" sense.

MOM: "We forgot your sister's birthday".

LITTLE BROTHER: "Classic".
rin

#6 of 63 OFFLINE   TheBat

TheBat

    Producer



  • 3,017 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 02 1999

Posted January 08 2004 - 10:25 AM

probably become a classic in years to come? that is not the point.. I was hoping someone would have some info about the release?

JACOB

#7 of 63 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

Jeff_HR

    Producer



  • 3,596 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 15 2001

Posted January 08 2004 - 10:30 AM

Quote:
Just because a film is a hit doesn't make it a classic, I mean take a look at garbage films like 'Cheaper by the Dozen' that are huge hits

I hope you were referring to the remake "Cheaper by the Dozen", because the original with Clifton Webb (A very unappreciated acting talent) is a true "classic". I also agree that just because a film makes a lot of $$$$$$ does not make it a "classic" in the true cinematic sense. I think the word classic gets abused & overused when referring to films.

Cogito, Ergo Sum
My DVD Library / The BLOOD is the Life!
Pioneer Elite PRO PDP-111FD - 2/28/2009

#8 of 63 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,124 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted January 08 2004 - 11:05 AM

Yeah, probably won't be out until next November. I don't know about "classic," but it's by far the funniest (and rudest) Yuletide movie since "The Ref."

#9 of 63 OFFLINE   William Waits

William Waits

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 178 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 2002

Posted January 08 2004 - 11:27 AM

That's the thing about holiday themed movies (Bad Santa, The Santa Clause, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Christmas Vacation, Jingle All The Way, It's A Wonderful Life, Elf, A Christmas Story, etc...)...

They only come out at one time of the year, since it revolves around the particular holiday. So if it is in theaters now (or just ened), the earliest that you can epect to see it on video would be in late October or so...

#10 of 63 OFFLINE   Dave H

Dave H

    Producer



  • 5,276 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2000

Posted January 08 2004 - 12:01 PM

Quote:
its a huge hit.

It's only grossed about 57 million in 43 days. Not too huge.

#11 of 63 OFFLINE   chris*b

chris*b

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 64 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 22 2003

Posted January 08 2004 - 12:08 PM

I thought he was kidding with the whole classic thing. Funny movie it was, but calling it a classic borders on being offensive.Posted Image

#12 of 63 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

Josh Steinberg

    Screenwriter



  • 2,630 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 10 2003
  • Real Name:Josh Steinberg

Posted January 08 2004 - 12:30 PM

Quote:
It's only grossed about 57 million in 43 days. Not too huge.


For a movie that only cost $18 million and isn't playing on a tremendous amount of screens and hasn't really had the support of its distributor, that's pretty good.

"Bad Santa" strikes me as one of those movies (much like the "Family Guy" TV show) that's so funny yet so wrong that you can feel your soul descending to hell as you watch it - and yet, you're too busy laughing to really notice or care.

#13 of 63 OFFLINE   Kenny Goldin

Kenny Goldin

    Second Unit



  • 472 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 03 2000

Posted January 08 2004 - 01:11 PM

I hope it comes out before November! To hell with a Christmas tie-in!Posted Image
"We make it hard...the easy way."

Funniest line I have ever read in DVD a review: "'The Simple Life' stars rich, spoiled friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie as two rich, spoiled friends who are taken out of their posh Los Angeles lifestyle and deposited in a small town in Arkansas..."

#14 of 63 OFFLINE   William Waits

William Waits

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 178 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 2002

Posted January 08 2004 - 01:45 PM

Quote:
"Bad Santa" strikes me as one of those movies (much like the "Family Guy" TV show) that's so funny yet so wrong that you can feel your soul descending to hell as you watch it - and yet, you're too busy laughing to really notice or care.

BINGO!!! Isnt' that what entertainment is all about?

#15 of 63 OFFLINE   Clint

Clint

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 178 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 22 1999

Posted January 09 2004 - 01:46 AM

Excuse me sir, I saw Bad Santa though funny but Bad Santa is no Family Guy.

#16 of 63 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

DaViD Boulet

    Lead Actor



  • 8,805 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 24 1999

Posted January 09 2004 - 02:23 AM

well, maybe it will *become* a classic.

I don't think that "A Christmas Story" would have been considered a classic upon it's release. It's a wonderful Life certainly wasn't either.

In any case...I have no idea about the DVD. Maybe next Christmas season?

-dave
Be an Original Aspect Ratio Advocate

Supporter of 1080p24 video and lossless 24 bit audio.

#17 of 63 OFFLINE   Andrew Radke

Andrew Radke

    Screenwriter



  • 1,250 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 2003
  • Real Name:Andrew Radke
  • LocationGuelph, Ontario - Canada

Posted January 09 2004 - 05:27 AM

Unfortunately, I haven't had the pleasure of seeing this one yet. Not one of the theatres in my city played it. I've heard mixed reviews about this one. But being a fan of "toilet humor" comedies, I have a feeling I may get a kick out of it.

As many have stated above, I really can't see this being available on DVD until October or so. Hell, I had to wait a year to get "8 Crazy Nights" on DVD. I'm willing to bet "Elf" will be in the same boat.
My DVD / Blu-ray collection:
 

 


#18 of 63 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

Mark Cappelletty

    Screenwriter



  • 2,124 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 06 1999

Posted January 09 2004 - 06:56 AM

No, Bad Santa is no "Family Guy." Bad Santa is actually funny.

#19 of 63 OFFLINE   Travis_W

Travis_W

    Supporting Actor



  • 531 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 08 2000

Posted January 09 2004 - 08:22 AM

Jeff, definitely talking about the remake. The new Cheaper is just terrible and a complete mockery of the original.

I could see Bad Santa becoming a cult classic, something like Nightmare Before Christmas...you know for those of us who hate watching the same Christmas movies over and over each year.
I am Jack's empty signature bar.

#20 of 63 OFFLINE   Bill GrandPre

Bill GrandPre

    Screenwriter



  • 2,068 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 09 2001

Posted January 09 2004 - 11:49 AM

Quote:
No, Bad Santa is no "Family Guy." Bad Santa is actually funny.


Arghh! You beat me to it. I was going to say pretty much the exact same thing.
Don't you ever, EVER compare me to "Family Guy," you hear me Kyle? Compare me to "Family Guy" again and so help me, I will kill you where you stand!

Do you have any idea what it's like? Everywhere I go: "Hey Cartman you must like 'Family Guy,' right?" "Hey, your sense of humor reminds me of...


Back to DVD



Forum Nav Content I Follow