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A.I. Release on 12/18/01?


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#1 of 46 Matt Wallace

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:01 AM

This is a hard street date. I have no details on specs yet, but this is confirmed. More later...

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#2 of 46 Peter McM

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:29 AM

Last I heard, courtesy of The Digital Bits, was 1/29/02. Supposedly the plan is to give it another push in theaters in December for the sake of Oscar awareness.

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#3 of 46 Sam E. Torres

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Posted September 30 2001 - 07:38 AM

i hope they release it in december. as much as i love this film, and as much as i would want it to win a few statuettes this year, i don't think it has a chance. dreamworks should realize this now, before they spend millions of dollars on a new campaign.

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#4 of 46 Gavin_L

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:01 AM

interesting news, would be cool if it was true.

i've been hearing a street date of 1/29/02 like some of you too, supposely this will be a 2 disc dvd with tons of great stuff.

#5 of 46 Mark Palermo

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:16 AM

AI has no chance of being a big Oscar contender. It is not well-liked, and is much too smart and difficult of a film to appeal to the Academy.

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#6 of 46 Matthew Chmiel

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:29 AM

Ugh. I'll be going bankrupt this December. Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jurassic Park III, Moulin Rouge, Rush Hour 2, and Sleepless are already must buys for 12/11 and 12/18, and now A.I.? Someone stop the madness! Posted Image

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#7 of 46 SteveA

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:34 AM

Any truth to the rumor that the scenes showing the partially-collapsed World Trade center buildings are being deleted?

#8 of 46 Nate Anderson

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Posted September 30 2001 - 09:05 AM

They better not...but I guess in the context of this film, it would make for better continuity or something. We could've always rebuilt them...as they are planning to do.

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#9 of 46 Joel C

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Posted September 30 2001 - 10:55 AM

They weren't collapsed anyway. They were intact, with the tops sticking out of the water.

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#10 of 46 Tino

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Posted September 30 2001 - 11:40 AM

Matt

Confirmed by who? What are your sources? Last I heard, Dreamworks was focusing on Shrek this holiday season with A.I. coming early next year.

I suggest treating this news as a rumor until it is verified.

And I doubt Mr. Spielberg will edit anything out of this masterpiece of a film, although if he does, I can understand why.

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#11 of 46 Craig Beam

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Posted September 30 2001 - 01:02 PM

Well, given Spielberg's tendency to change his films after the fact (CE3K, ET, etc.), it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see AI similarly butchered. This is currently being discussed in another thread, but I thought I'd mention it here anyway. I find the wanton altering of films to be tantamount to revisionist history... Just deplorable. Films are a product of their time, and shouldn't be subject to such tampering. Please, Mr. Spielberg, do NOT do this.

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#12 of 46 Matt Wallace

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Posted September 30 2001 - 03:28 PM

Tino,
When you become a member of a Congressional Committee, you'll need no training. I'll recomfirm this during the course of this week, but it's also the same source that gave me Rush Hour 2 on 12/11 and Fast and Furious on 1/2. It's also the same source that gave me Titanic back when that was big news - I was one of the 'bits sources for that info way back then. Both of the titles mentioned above have been confirmed before I posted my info. Everyone can be wrong from time to time, so it's possible, but it would be the first for this source. Look at it, though - it would be up against only Scary Movie 2 and two other big titles for holiday money that part of the month as New Releases. As a business person, I can't see banking on slagging-economy January money versus good ol' December gift giving. I'll be gearing my stock for that reality and I can't see a studio not doing the same thing.

So I'll take my source every time. And, again, I'll check with them again this week and add to this post. And if they're wrong, although it would be the first time, I WILL apologize. In the meantime, am I free, Senator Tino?

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#13 of 46 Doug R

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Posted September 30 2001 - 03:49 PM

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:07 PM

well...that's cool! I didn't get to see it in the theatres...Matt, some people just think they know it all...don't let that get you down!!!!

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:12 PM

A two-disc set? Cool! A.I. is a film that demands repeat viewings so I can't wait for the dvd!


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#16 of 46 Romier S

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:15 PM

Geez guys simmer down some. Tino is just offering a skeptical view of this situation as I'm sure allot of people on the forum will feel the same way. No reason to go jumping down his throat for providing his opinion.

Anyway, I personally hope it does get the 12/18 date but as many members have mentioned a majority of reports say 1/29. I look forward to hearing any update you may have Matt.

#17 of 46 Mitty

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:16 PM

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Matt, some people just think they know it all...don't let that get you down!!!![/quote]

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Tino is by no means a "know-it-all." This is, after all, the internet. Enough half truths (read: complete, utter horseshit) have been spread around online to warrant a little skepticism when you're not familiar with the person posting it.

I'm sure Matt understands that.

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#18 of 46 Tino

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:42 PM



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#19 of 46 Adam_S

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Posted September 30 2001 - 04:44 PM

I hope that dreamworks gives this another push to the voters i don't think it has a chance in winning but it deserves a nomination as much as Citizen Kane and 2001 did in their respective years. of interesting note, dreamworks has won the past three best pictures, do they have any other A list film that could be a possible contender other than AI?

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#20 of 46 DanL

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Posted September 30 2001 - 05:53 PM

I actually saw A.i> for the second time just a few days ago and, frankly, if they do perform some dumb alteration on the movie, it would be a colossal waste of time and money. The Twin Towers can only be seen for literally about 8-10 seconds. During the entire rest of the "flying into manhattan" sequence, you can't see them (or at least, not in reference to any other clear points) It would be a pretty hollow gesture. Besides, the film was made for thinking audiences and a thinking person could pass it off as "oh, they rebuilt the towers later" or something like that.
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