The Machinist on DVD?

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  1. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    This film was by far the best of 2004 IMO, and I've been waiting and waiting for a DVD announcement. I saw it way back around Thanksgiving, and given its very limited release, I'd figure some news on the DVD would've definitely come out by now. Hell, some films released to theaters this year have already been announced. I'm dying to see it again! Anyone have any news or a possible timeframe for the release? It'd be much appreciated.
     
  2. Scott Kimball

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    Some of Paramount's recent DVD releases have a trailer that indicates this is "Coming Soon on DVD" in region 1. I estimate June, but I haven't heard any official announcement.

    -Scott
     
  3. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

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    Thanks a lot for the info! June's a long way off, and if they do wind up releasing it in June, I figure they're trying for a Batman Begins/Christian Bale tie-in. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    It seems like the Paramount Classics titles take longer to come out than their parent company's films. "Enduring Love," which came out a couple weeks before "The Machinist," just was announced for a May 3 release. I'm guessing late May/early June for this one.
     
  5. David_Blackwell

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    I wonder if this movie will have any extras for the DVD.
     
  6. Jonathan White

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    The extra I really want to see from this film would be a video diary of Bale losing all that weight. Did he just basically starve himself?
     
  7. JohnAP

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    Considering how hard this was to find in theaters, I imagine there are a lot of people who have been waiting for the dvd to get to see it. I was working in a theater at the time with a large selection of art house films, but we didn't get it, despite many of the employees requests to the owner.
     
  8. JonZ

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    "The extra I really want to see from this film would be a video diary of Bale losing all that weight. Did he just basically starve himself?"

    He ate only a can of tuna and a apple a day for nearly a year.Going from about 190 lbs down to 120.

    When I first saw the trailer I thought it was some CGI affect, I was suprised to hear he'd really lost that much weight.
     
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    I just can't believe that. A 6 oz can of tuna is only about 200 calories, and an apple wouldn't have more than 60 or so. 260 calories a day for a year would kill you, no doubt.
     
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    I'm curious how much time he had to gain the weight back before "Batman Begins".
     
  11. Matt Stone

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    I remember reading an interview with him (at CHUD, IIRC) in which he said he gained the weight back way too quickly. He wanted to impress the studio when he was trying to get Batman, so he didn't take it slow like people advised him to.
     
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    June 7. Available NOW for pre-order on DVD EMPIRE.
     
  13. JonZ

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    [​IMG] Thanks
     
  14. Justin_S

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    Big thanks, Bradley. Hopefully an official announcement with all the details is right around the corner.
     
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    Features:
    8 Deleted Scenes
    The Machinist: Breaking The Rule
    Commentary by Director Brad Anderson
    Theatrical Trailer
     
  16. Bob clamer

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    Paramount Home Entertainment will release The Machinist on June 7th. The thriller, starring a morbidly gaunt Christian Bale (he lost an incredible 60 pounds for the role!), arrives with a 2.35 anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1, an audio commentary with director Brad Anderson, eight deleted scenes, "The Machinist: Breaking The Rule" behind-the-scenes featurette and the theatrical trailer. Retail will be $29.99.
     

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