Happy Accidents on DVD -- WHEN?!

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  1. Dana Fillhart

    Dana Fillhart Supporting Actor

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    One my favorite movies from 2001 (#4 on my list of 58 thus far), starring Marissa Tomei, is STILL nowhere in sight. Does anybody have any additional info on it? You'd think that after she was nominated once again for an Oscar, people would be asking more for her titles, but I've yet to hear of a release date for this wonderful film.
     
  2. Jason Seaver

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    I know what you mean; every once in a while I plug it into Image Entertainment's "advanced search" and get nothing. Jason Whyte mentioned something about a Canadian DVD release sometime this year in another thread, but that was months ago.

    Boggles my mind, it does - audiences absolutely fall in love with this movie whent they see it, but getting it to them is jinxed somehow: Paramount Classics backed off it, IFC initially only opened it in NYC (filmed there) and Boston (the director's from here and popular locally), and only expanded it to LA and other cities after it took off, it got booked for a lot of limited engagements, and now no video release almost a year after opening in theaters.
     
  3. Mark Pfeiffer

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    It looks like MGM will be starting to release IFC films on DVD. If Big Bad Love can get a DVD release, I'd think the more marketable Happy Accidents has to be in the works.
     
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  5. Vince Maskeeper

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    Dana,

    You know that I too am waiting to get my hands on this movie, not only too see it again, but to get a chance to show it to friends! I'm really hoping to see this film and the IFC film "Go Tigers" (the one about the nearby town of Massillon, Ohio and their obession with high school football, you might recall the trailer played before Happy accidents when we saw it in LA).

    I'm really hoping these discs get a decent release sometime this year!

    -V
     
  6. Dana Fillhart

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    Definitely remember that one, Vince!

    Man I wish I had this sweet gem of a film on a shiny disc in my player right now!
     
  7. Aryn Leroux

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    I also like this movie quite abit.
    It looks like we will be getting this on dvd December 17th. [​IMG]
     
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    Just an update on the Canadian release. It is now scheduled for October 22nd. Sadly the disc specs haven't changed and there is still no mention if the disc will be anamorphic.
     
  9. Aryn Leroux

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    Happy Accidents was announced by MGM yesterday it will street on Dec. 17th.
    It is available for Pre-Order at DvdEmpire
     
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    Vince,
    Didn't we see this film together during the last HTF LA meet??

    I hope we can trust MGM to put out a decent 16x9 transfer
     
  11. Dana Fillhart

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    Yes, WE did John :) (You, me, Vince...was there a 4th?)

    'Twas a wonderful film (with a better performance from Tomei than In the Bedroom, in my opinion) and I've been anxiously awaiting this DVD!
     
  12. Vince Maskeeper

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    Well, it's due next tuesday-- Any reviews out there yet?

    Vince
     
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    Vince,

    Go Tigers is already on DVD. I saw it at Best Buy today. I didn't pick it up because I didn't have enough money. I work at Hollywood Video and we got Happy Accidents yesterday. I took it home but have yet to watch it.
     
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    I don't believe happy accidents comes out next tuesday. I think its a week from next tuesday atleast from my dvdempire order it says 12/17. It could be wrong though but my order didn't ship yet.
     
  15. Vince Maskeeper

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    Yep- the 17th. Above I meant NEXT tuesday, as in next week. Sorry for the confusion.

    -Vince
     
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    Thanks for resurrecting this thread, guys! I somehow missed that this was (finally) being released. I remember how you were all raving about this film in L.A. and I've been anxious to see it ever since. I'll be renting it next week.

    Rob
     
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    Rob,
    Yeah..
    This was a damn good underappreciated film.
    Too bad it didn't do half of what Greek Wedding did.
     
  18. Dana Fillhart

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    John,
    Agreed 110%! This was Marissa's *better* work of 2001; I only wish the Academy had considered this work over In the Bedroom.
    P.S. -- haven't BS'd with ya in a while, whatcha been up to? PM me when you have time...
     

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