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

Groundhog Day-new documentary


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Dan Lassiter

Dan Lassiter

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 98 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 18 2000

Posted February 03 2002 - 03:17 PM

I just picked up the new Special Edition DVD of Groundhog Day and I'm really happy with the whole package. The picture, sound and documentary are quite nice. In fact, my family and I were so impressed, we decided to take a drive on Groundhog Day to Woodstock, IL, the town where the movie was filmed. It was a lot of fun seeing the actual puddle that Murray steps in over and over again. We had lunch in the very same cafe that served as the diner set for the movie. It was really fun seeing many of the same buildings used in the movie. But what all you forum members might find very interesting is that there was a camera crew there from American Movie Classics and they were filming a brand new documentary about what has happened to the town of Woodstock since the movie opened 10 years ago. If anyone has any inside information on when this documentary will begin running, I'd love to know. This seems like the perfect time since it is the 10th anniversary of the movie.
Dan


"I'm a very good man, I'm just a very bad wizard."

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 71 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 23 1999

Posted February 03 2002 - 04:08 PM

Sounds like the AMC documentary will be interesting. I'm sorry but I don't have any info on it. I just watched my old version DVD last night. Do you think it is worth the upgrade? Does the commentary talk about the different filming locations? Thanks, Michael

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Josh_Hill

Josh_Hill

    Screenwriter



  • 1,051 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 06 2002

Posted February 03 2002 - 04:12 PM

Id say its worth the upgrade. The commentary and documentary are great.

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Nate Anderson

Nate Anderson

    Screenwriter



  • 1,153 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 18 2001

Posted February 03 2002 - 04:30 PM

What I found interesting about the documentry was that the original script started in the middle, with the day already repeating, and the audience having little idea why. Sounds like a cool idea, but would have made a radiucally different film.
My Extensive DVD collection.

Shameless Webpage Plug: My Movie Reviews.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Jeff Whitford

Jeff Whitford

    Screenwriter



  • 1,267 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 1998

Posted February 03 2002 - 10:16 PM

Dan the next time you are in Rockford drive by the quarry at Perryville and Mulford. That's where he drove the truck off the cliff. There is no sign or anything but hey you will be able to say the next time you watch it that "I know where that is"
Jeff Whitford
Hometheater Guru ?

#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Joel C

Joel C

    Screenwriter



  • 1,635 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 23 1999

Posted February 03 2002 - 11:10 PM

Argh! I decided not to upgrade this one because the original DVD is pretty nice, but these reviews keep tempting me.
Joel
woemcats@hotmail.com
"Why I laugh?"

#7 of 9 ONLINE   Mike Frezon

Mike Frezon

    Studio Mogul



  • 33,012 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 09 2001
  • LocationRensselaer, NY

Posted February 04 2002 - 03:29 PM

[quote]

Argh! I decided not to upgrade this one because the original DVD is pretty nice, but these reviews keep tempting me.

[quote]



Joel,



JUST DO IT!



The DD 5.1 would've been enough for me, but the documentary seals the deal. Posted Image



I got my SE copy on street date--forsaking my original copy (which I've now got to find a good home for). Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


HTF Rules | HTF Mission Statement | Father of the Bride

Dieting with my Dog & Heart to Heart/Hand in Paw by Peggy Frezon


#8 of 9 OFFLINE   DeathStar1

DeathStar1

    Producer



  • 3,291 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 2001

Posted February 04 2002 - 08:08 PM

You should have taken pictures of your trip and posted 'em Posted Image. Am I the only one who enjoyed the Monty Python Location Shooting Extra? Posted Image

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Nigel McN

Nigel McN

    Supporting Actor



  • 848 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 23 2000

Posted February 05 2002 - 02:56 AM

no, your not, I enjoyed it a lot, it was great to see the locations and meet people who live & work there.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users