TCFHE Press Release: That Thing You Do! (Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    That Thing You Do!
    Written by, directed by and co-starring Tom Hanks, this high-energy comedy about fame and friendship dances on to Blu-ray™ for the very first time. Hanks plays the big-hearted manager of a 1960s pop-rock group called The Wonders that becomes a shooting-star sensation thanks to a delightfully catchy chart-topper called: “That Thing You Do!”
    That Thing You Do! Special Features
    Tom Hanks Extended Cut Feel Alright Music Video The Wonders! Big In Japan! The Story Of The Wonders Making That Thing You Do!
    That Thing You Do! Reunion HBO First Look: The Making Of That Thing You Do!
    That Thing You Do! Blu-ray Street Date: April 2, 2013 Prebook Date: March 6, 2013 Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Spanish Surround DD 2.0 French DD 5.1 Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish Total Run Time: 108 Minutes U.S. Rating: PG Closed Captioned: Yes
     
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    It's nice to know both cuts will be on the disc, and hopefully in HD with the same seamless branching options as the DVD.
    The soundtrack got a lot of play back when my sister was still in pre-school. She really loved that "Lovin' You Lots and Lots" song.
     
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    Great film; glad to see it get the blu-ray treatment.
     
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    Awesome!

    I have been hoping for this for a loooooong time.

    I even started a thread asking about the possibility of such a release a while back. I am unable to find it via the new search engine...but found this thread which I had missed when it premiered a few weeks ago.

    A truly under-rated film. Very entertaining.

    EDIT: That first thread is HERE.
     
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    One of my all-time favorite movies. I'd heard that producer Jonathan Demme assisted in the editing department, and based on how much less I like the "Tom Hanks Extended Cut" (not to mention the train wreck that was Larry Crowne), I'm inclined to believe it.
     
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    Just read the review on this at Blu-ray.com, the video review does not sound too promising!
     
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    My review at this site can be found here.
     
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    I'm not as critical of video quality as some here, but I thought the film looked great on my 55" Panny ST50.
     
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    Watched this last night; delightful movie. I thought the video quality looked good. I'd never seen the extended cut and was pleasantly surprised it added so much.
     
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    Some That Thing You Do updates...

    Pertinent to this week's release of La La Land is this revelation (months old now) that director Damien Chazelle was heavly influenced by That Thing You Do.

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    ...explaining one of the reasons Tom Everett Scott was cast in La La Land! :)

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    And The Wonders reunited this week and played their greatest hit!



    A much longer clip of the reunion version is included HERE.

    Too bad Steve Zahn didn't make it. Hopefully they'll do another reunion sometime and get some really good video/audio and ge the whole gang together--including Liv Tyler and Tom Hanks. And maybe even Giancarlo Ribisi! :D
     
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