Any word on Punch-Drunk Love yet?

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  1. Marc Colella

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    I noticed that a few films (Tuck Everlasting, Knockaround Guys, Swept Away, Rules of Attraction) which had the same theatrical release date as Punch-Drunk Love, have already had DVD announcements.
    Any word on a DVD release date for Punch-Drunk Love and/or specs?
     
  2. Sam E. Torres

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    on ptanderson.com they had mentioned something about april, and it being a 2 disc with commentary atleast...i'm expecting this DVD to be incredible.

    on a bit of a side note, anyone surprised/excited about adam sandler's golden globe nomination??
     
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    Videotropic has it listed for March, but no specific date or features.
     
  4. Marc Colella

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    Thanks Sam/Brian.

    I'm very anxious for this disc.. easily my most awaited DVD release for 2002 films.

    I hope Columbia does the DVD justice. A 2-disc release with commentary is essential for this film. Hopefully it'll include a diary-type feature like the one included on the Magnolia DVD.

    Sam,

    I don't really put much stock in these types of awards, but I have to admit that it was good to see Sandler get a nomination for his wonderful performance. However, I have to give P.T. Anderson credit for this, since he's one of the best "actor's director" out there.
     
  5. Marc Colella

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    According to DVDFile, PDL will be released April 1st.

    At least we've got a release date... hopefully the specs will come soon.
     
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    Yea, according to Digital Bits, it's 4/1.
     
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    This is definitely a title I am looking forward to picking up. I really wanted to see this in the theaters but just never got time. As far as extras go, I think it would be really interesting to have a Sandler commentary to hear what he thought about doing his first "serious" film.

    Chris S.
     
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    This film saw a limited release in my area. As a result, I unfortunately missed it. I'm axiously awaiting this release!
     
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    A bit of bad news. I got an email from PTA today and it looks like this will be a double dip. With the short turnaround times occuring these days, he didn't get a chance to finalize the dvd features for the April 1st release. He said expect a basic version in April and a souped up version down the road. It's the nature of the beast when you're busy promoting a film, etc. Time runs out......

    more info on my site.

    Thanks
    Greg
     
  11. Marc Colella

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    That's really dissapointing to hear.

    Sony/Columbia-TriStar screws up the theatrical release of PDL with their slow roll-out and now this.

    If the initial DVD release is going to be a "basic" version, then why do they have to wait until April 1st to release it? Couldn't they just release it in February?

    I'm not happy about this at all.
     
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    Yeah that stinks. Any timeframe at all for the souped up version?
     
  13. Gary_O

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    Just throwing my 2 cents it, but to those who haven't seen this movie first, it may not be a good blind buy.

    Plus given the fact that it's going to be a double dip, some may want to consider renting it first anyway.

    It's definately one of those movies people seem to either love it or hate it.
     
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    It's a shame this is going to be a double-dip, but that seems to be almost the norm for Columbia these days. At least we know in advance!
     
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    I was going to make a blind purchase on this (which I rarely ever do) because "PDL" never came to my area, but it looks like I'll give the standard DVD a rental and wait for the SE. I just hope it doesn't take too long.
     
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    Here's the cover art... at least they stuck to the theatrical poster:
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    I fully understand the need for extra time to produce a good special edition but Columbia should announce a timeframe for the special edition. I am still waiting for my Blackhawk Down special edition and I hope PDL does not turn out to be the same thing.
     
  19. Chris S

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    I don't know if I am in the minority here but a lot of the time I loose interest when waiting for the second version to come out; sometimes not even bothering to then buy either one. With the double dip I might as well go ahead and rent the standard version then if I'm still interested pick up the other version.

    Chris S.
     
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    I just want to second Gary_O's suggestion regarding PDL being a risky blind buy... Another comment about it being a love it/hate it type of movie could well be right...obviously with me (and others I know) falling into the latter category... .02 FWIW. Wyatt
     

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