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#1 of 15 Jimmy Kustes

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Posted July 11 2004 - 03:47 PM

From the writer/director/actor Zaff Braff:

"We're working on tv spots and believe it or not, we're already working on the dvd. There are gonna be so many phat extras. Nat and Peter and I are getting together to record the commentary next week. And there's so many deleted scenes and outakes."

Also the GS site has updated and already there are a lot of behind the scenes things.

"check out the behind the scenes stuff on the site. I was surprised how much they put up there. There's also a bunch of hidden extras. I would have just put them up there, but you know web geeks; they love to hide things in secret places."

You think it will be a two-disc? I expect this film to be like Eternal Sunshine, that's a work of art.

#2 of 15 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted July 12 2004 - 03:39 AM

Well, he's having a chat @ washingtonpost.com at noon today (7/12). I'll be sure to ask him a question.
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#3 of 15 Daniel Windsor

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Posted July 13 2004 - 02:25 AM

A definite buy for me. Looks good.

#4 of 15 Jesse Blacklow

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Posted August 03 2004 - 03:20 AM

More news on this movie:

From Zach-Braff.com:
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Sources within Fox Searchlight tell us that the planned release date for the Garden State DVD will be November 16th. However we must point out that this is just a target release date and no official date has been set in stone as of yet. The work on the DVD is being done now. It will be a 1 disc release but look for a lot of extra. Outtakes, Deleted scenes, two commentary tracks and more. There was about an hour cut from the movie before it's release. Will we see all the deleted scenes? We hope by Zach said during a Q&A in Atlanta "I have a lot I wanted to put on a DVD but we couldn't get it all on one disc." I am sure fans wouldn't mind a two disc Special Edition release. There no plans at this time for one but we have feeling that if the first DVD does well and people demand it, it will get done. Just may take time.

And from the movie's blog:
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Tonights the big NYC premiere. I'm in a car right now on my way to record commentary for the DVD with Nat.


So it looks like a lot of love is going into this DVD from the start. I for one have my preorder ready whenever it appears.
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#5 of 15 Mikko Rasinkangas

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Posted August 03 2004 - 04:50 AM

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There no plans at this time for one [2 disc spec. ed.] but we have feeling that if the first DVD does well and people demand it, it will get done.

Posted Image Don't like this kind of strategy, if it is based solely on how the first release does business. Hopefully the studios don't pick up on this practice. Granted, it's a small movie, but still...

I'll probably wait a while before buying this since there is a small chance that there is 2 disc version coming out in the future. Although, my waiting isn't helping...

#6 of 15 Craig S

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Posted August 03 2004 - 05:21 AM

Shoot, I just want the movie to hit my local theaters so I can see it. Then I'll worry about the DVD...

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#7 of 15 Phil L

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Posted August 03 2004 - 08:37 AM

I saw it Saturday and loved it.

#8 of 15 Elijah Sullivan

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Posted December 26 2004 - 07:17 PM

I hope there is eventually a Special Edition of this movie, because I just watched the DVD and the video quality is sadly mediocre. The print I saw in the theatre was distinct, detailed, colorful and clean. The DVD was soft, the colors were off, and motion was rendered badly (watch the freckle on Natalie Portman's face wander around when she moves her head -- ugh). The last time I saw an image like this, it was the Love, Actually DVD, which owed it's mediocre picture to the massive amounts of deleted scenes crammed onto the same disc. I haven't checked to see how many deleted scenes there are -- hopefully we'll get an hour like Braff promised Posted Image that would help me forgive the poor image quality.

But the moment there is any hint of a Special Edition, I'm selling this version. Still, with two commentary tracks and the deleted scenes, this isn't bad DVD... personally, I would have rather had great image with a second disc for the features and double the price, but then again, I don't work in marketing at Focus Features.

By the way, love the movie even more the second time. It's an owner, for sure Posted Image

#9 of 15 Joel C

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Posted December 27 2004 - 06:22 PM

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Focus Features


Fox Searchlight, actually. And the studio IS employing said 2-disc philosophy for I Heart Huckabee's, which was in no way as popular as Garden State, so go figure. I'm sure this will be a strong seller for Fox anyway (witness the massive success of Napoleon Dynamite).
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#10 of 15 Kain_C

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Posted December 28 2004 - 05:35 AM

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Don't like this kind of strategy, if it is based solely on how the first release does business. Hopefully the studios don't pick up on this practice.

Studios HAVE already picked up on this practice.

#11 of 15 Chris Tedesco

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Posted February 18 2005 - 03:21 PM

Just saw this, and my God it was good. I've heard good things and I like Portman and Braff, but my wife still had to drag me in to watch it. This movie got to me and that doesn't happen much. Just down and out great.

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Posted February 18 2005 - 03:24 PM

Yeah, I picked it up on a recommendation from a number of friends and I still wasn't sure if I'd like it. Boy, was I wrong. It was a wonderful little movie. They blended comedy and drama together well which for most movies that seems hard to do.

#13 of 15 Will_B

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Posted February 19 2005 - 03:49 AM

I loved Garden State but I am avoiding the single-disc DVD edition in the hope of a proper 2-disc edition eventually.
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#14 of 15 David_N

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Posted February 19 2005 - 12:52 PM

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I loved Garden State but I am avoiding the single-disc DVD edition in the hope of a proper 2-disc edition eventually.


I'm not really sure what your waiting for, but the current version has a clean animorphic 2:35 transfer. Has two commentaries and lodes of deleted scenes (with commentaries). Hey there's no DTS sound option but the DD sounds good to me.

#15 of 15 Will_B

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Posted February 19 2005 - 03:15 PM

The director had planned for a two-disc edition before the studio cut him down to one. So whatever he had planned.
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