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Untitled: Almost Famous Bootleg Cut (worth a blind?)


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#1 of 33 Aaryn Chan

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:17 AM

Hello,

I like Kate Hudson and have heard lots of good words about this movie (and DVD).

Is it worth a blind purchase if I've never seen any cut of it.

Can anyone give maybe, a comparaison so i know what kind of movie to expect..

#2 of 33 DonRoeber

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:21 AM

It's one of my favorite movies. It's really hard to compare it to anything, since it's fairly unique. It's a movie about a kid who grows up while trying to be a rock journalist in the 70s. Kate Hudson is one of the "band aids", who are basically groupies. It's based on Cameron Crowe's own life growing up.

The untitled cut is much better than the theatrical cut in my opinion, but the bootleg edition contains both, so you can decide for yourself. It also includes a CD of music by Stillwater, the band that was created for, and featured in, the movie.
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#3 of 33 TheLongshot

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:43 AM

Yes, buy it now. It is a wonderful film and the best picture of that year.

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#4 of 33 Richard Travale

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:45 AM

I agree, buy this dvd. This was a beautiful film.
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#5 of 33 Rich Malloy

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:56 AM

Yes, and if you forward me the particulars of your net worth and currently fluid assets, I can provide you with many other possibilities for how you should spend your money according to me and my view of the world and what's worthwhile in it.

(In other words, consider renting it to see if you like it before plunking down good money based on the opinion of someone you don't even know and who is NOT, at any rate, you!)
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#6 of 33 Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 20 2004 - 05:58 AM

Was easily the best of the year, and it's one of my top 10 favorite movies.

Wonderful all around.

#7 of 33 TommyT

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Posted January 20 2004 - 06:20 AM

Yep, the Untitled ed of Almost Famous is definitely worth buying. I prefer the theatrical vers myself but the commentary track on Untitled is a lot of fun.
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#8 of 33 Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 20 2004 - 06:38 AM

If you're into classic rock and the whole '70s rock scene, you probably will like it enough to be worth the prices it's going for nowadays. You get both cuts of the movie (I think the theatrical works a little better as a whole, but the director's cut adds a lot of interesting stuff) plus a CD.

It's an excellent movie.
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#9 of 33 Simon_Lepine

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:20 AM

Not too mention, you can get it for 14.99$ CDN right now on amazon.ca.

#10 of 33 Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:59 AM

Absolutley buy it. Worth every penny. It's a beautiful set, lots of fantastic extras, and you get both the theatrical version and the "bootleg" cuts.

#11 of 33 Christian Preischl

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Posted January 20 2004 - 07:59 AM

I absolutely loved this film and can't recommend it enough. You can check out Roger Ebert's review (unless you want to stay 100% spoiler free, because obviously he discusses the plot to a certain extent):

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#12 of 33 Aaryn Chan

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Posted January 20 2004 - 08:35 AM

The reason why I wouldn't rent it before buying is because it's now at 14.99$CDN on amazon. The price is low.

#13 of 33 Josh Simpson

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Posted January 20 2004 - 11:09 AM

Great film and great dvd set. Both cuts and good audio cd. My only quibble is that the "Untitled" version doesn't have DTS. That's not a biggie though. Pick it up.

#14 of 33 Richard Travale

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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:59 PM

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(In other words, consider renting it to see if you like it before plunking down good money based on the opinion of someone you don't even know and who is NOT, at any rate, you!)

Hmmm, he did ask for opinions from those who had seen it didn't he?
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#15 of 33 Dave H

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Posted January 20 2004 - 01:08 PM

Buy it.

#16 of 33 R. Kay

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Posted January 20 2004 - 03:23 PM

IMHO: Terrific movie. Great extras.

Although ....

Kate Hudson should kiss Cameron Crowe's feet. While she's nice to look at, I thought any competent actress could have done a better job than her.

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:14 PM

One of my fav movies.
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#18 of 33 Eric_R.

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Posted January 20 2004 - 04:24 PM

I was wondering the same but I found it relativly cheap on northamericandvd.com so I ordered it tonight. I can't wait to get it.

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Posted January 21 2004 - 08:04 AM

If you haven't seen the film at all yet, by all means pick up the "Bootleg" version. It has not only a few more great scenes, but better extras than the original release.

One of the best films of 2000. Seriously, if you've ever enjoyed a Crowe film you're almost sure to like this one.

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#20 of 33 Chad_Henry

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Posted January 21 2004 - 09:11 AM

I'd recommend it without hesitation. For those of us of a certain age it will transport you back to your teenage years.

The Bootleg edition is leaps and bounds better than the theatrical release despite the absence of DTS. I am especially fond of the deleted scene using "Stairway to Heaven". Too bad they couldn't use that in the film.