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Old December 18th, 2005, 10:36 PM
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Awesome! I'm definitely getting it
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Not long to wait now! Yah!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 04:20 PM
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This just hit our second run- dollar movies this weekend- TAking my daughter to see it- I have explained already about the one F word, (She's still only 9) and I will be sending her out for a coke during the whole Boner Bob thing. Hehe, Sorry, not ready to go into that with a little girl. We did the same thing with Troy- "Oh look, Achilles...and his two naked girlfriends...Um, Want to go get some popcorn, Honey?"
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:46 AM
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Just to let Aussie OL members know that Etown will be released Feb. 9th, just 2 days after the US DVD release date! (As Mr. Burns would say "Excellent").
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Old December 27th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the info, HG! Can't wait to see Drew again...

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No doubt NZ will be a week or so behind if the time it took for KOH to be released here is any indicator. Thanks for the info HG
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You are so lucky! I don't know when it will be released in France.
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I can't believe that it's just over a month to go before Etown is released! YAHHHHHH!!!!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 05:25 PM
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DVD Info: Elizabethtown (Region 2)

Posted by: Paul Heath
Source: Paramount Home Entertainment
Date: 6th January 2006

Some more DVD news for y'all now, and this time for UK readers. Cameron Crowe's ELIZABETHTOWN reaches the home format next month, on 6th February from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Orlando Bloom plays Drew Baylor, a young man whose future seems very bleak when his new sneaker design fails miserably losing his employer huge amounts of money. Not only that, his girlfriend dumps him leaving Drew with no option but to kill himself - that is until his father passes away forcing him to re-evaluate his life with a little help from his new found lady friend.

Without a job he returns to Elizabethtown in Kentucky to attend his father’s funeral. En-route he meets Claire (Kirsten Dunst), a friendly upbeat flight attendant, with whom he makes a special connection.

As he learns more about his father’s life in Elizabethtown, Drew finds that he had more in common with him as he thought and he is not quite at rock bottom. His priorities change and he begins to see new possibilities where he hadn’t earlier. Drew and Claire continue to build upon their relationship and as this develops she helps him see the positive side of things as he makes new discoveries about himself.

The movie features music by the likes of Tom Petty, Elton John, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Adams.

Below are the bonus feaures that are included on the disc, as well as a look at the cover artwork.

ELIZABETHTOWN Bonus Features (UK):

* Training Wheels
* Extended Scenes
* Meet the Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailers
I am seriously hoping for more features in the Region 1 DVD....
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OH! oh that soon?! that's just fantastic, thank you- well thats good news indeed
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thanks for that ambayuun. thats not a lot of stuff though. we saw most of that except the extended scenes. i also hope that the region 1 disc has more. but the extended/deleted scenes are great already.
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Guess the Etown DVD's being released in the US, UK & Oz around the same time. Venturely a couple of days apart, give or take. Hopefully there'll be more features on the Region 1 DVD. If not, the extended/deleted scenes will satisfy me. You never know, Cameron may decide to release an uncut version. Fingers crossed.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 01:02 AM
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Here is the information on the Region ONE DVD from the DVD TIMES here .

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Paramount Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Elizabethtown for 7th February 2006 priced at $29.99 SRP. From director Cameron Crowe Elizabethtown is a young man’s trip through loss and the discovery of genuine laughter and love for his family and the woman who changes the course of his life. This unforgettable romantic comedy stars Orlando Bloom as Drew Baylor, a rising star just fired from his job. As if things aren’t going bad enough, his father dies suddenly and Drew must go to Elizabethtown, GA, his father’s small Southern hometown to retrieve his remains. On the plane ride, Drew meets the unstoppable optimistic Claire (Kirsten Dunst).

Available in separate Widescreen and Full Screen editions features include:

* English & French DD5.1 Surround
* English DD2.0 Surround
* English & Spanish subtitles
* Pre-Production Montage
* Extended Scenes “Rusty's Learning to Listen Part 8” and “Hanging with Russell in Memphis”
* Meet The Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Two Trailers
* Training Wheels
I am a little bit disappointed. But with this minimal amount of Bonus Features, there is indeed a high possibility of a DIRECTOR'S CUT DVD with more features, and better EXTENDED SCENES (Geeez, an extended "Runsty's Learning to Listen Part 8?!")....
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This just hit our second run- dollar movies this weekend- TAking my daughter to see it- I have explained already about the one F word, (She's still only 9) and I will be sending her out for a coke during the whole Boner Bob thing. Hehe, Sorry, not ready to go into that with a little girl. We did the same thing with Troy- "Oh look, Achilles...and his two naked girlfriends...Um, Want to go get some popcorn, Honey?"
Oh, my God, I almost fell out of my seat when I read that.
Sherina, you're hilarious!
But I think the f word was in there twice, wasn't it? When he tells her that her boyfriend is an effin' jerk and I forget the other one. I don't like that word, myself, and wish they would stop using it in pg-13 movies, but for some reason, Orlando is dead sexy when he swears. Weird.

I absolutely can't wait for the DVD. My mom is coming to visit the week after it comes out and we'll be able to watch it together on the big screen tv. So stoked!
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Old January 10th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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But I think the f word was in there twice, wasn't it? When he tells her that her boyfriend is an effin' jerk and I forget the other one. I don't like that word, myself, and wish they would stop using it in pg-13 movies, but for some reason, Orlando is dead sexy when he swears. Weird.
Personally,I like that word a lot.It's a very effective swear word that really works well when one is pissed off over something or at someone.In fact,it's the best working swear word of all, IMO.
See,I'm not one of those who think people go to hell for swearing.As a matter of fact they are very good language tools when used right. And not crutches for people with a limitided vocabulary.

Drew for example, is not exactly a person with limited intelligence,is he? So when he uses the f-word it is to really make an important point.And it works,does it not? Isn't he succesfully kissing Claire moments later?

This doesn't mean I think the F-word should be used in every other sentence in movies or by anyone else.I'm just saying it's a natural part of the language,and it is not wrong to use it when necesarry.And it doesn't kill kids to hear it if they are taken to movies that are about adults,which E-town is.

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I have to say, I am REALLY disappointed. Cameron said that there would be ONE DVD with the director's cut and the theatrical cut included. I am already looking at buying a second DVD of KOH. I definitely do not intend to buy two copies of every movie I want from now on! The LOTR movies were a different thing, because I got tons of extras with the theatrical cuts and the EE had all new extras. But this style of just shooting out the theatrical cut with no extras or anything is really getting on my nerves!

I think I am going to have to stop buying the theatrical cuts and just wait for the Director's Cuts, 'cause I really feel like the studios are just screwing me now.

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Old January 25th, 2006, 03:11 PM
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So, this is out in a week or two? I can't wait!!! If I can wait that long, I could ask for Roses, (DArk dark)CHocolates, and Etown for VAlentine's DAy.
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Does anyone know if the Region 1 version has anything more than the Region 2? I haven't decided which one to get because I'm not sure if they are any different
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Region 1 has:

* English & French DD5.1 Surround
* English DD2.0 Surround
* English & Spanish subtitles
* Pre-Production Montage
* Extended Scenes “Rusty's Learning to Listen Part 8” and “Hanging with Russell in Memphis”
* Meet The Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Two Trailers
* Training Wheels

Region 2 has:

* Training Wheels
* Extended Scenes
* Meet the Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailers

So, I would say, get region one!
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Region 1 has:

* English & French DD5.1 Surround
* English DD2.0 Surround
* English & Spanish subtitles
* Pre-Production Montage
* Extended Scenes “Rusty's Learning to Listen Part 8” and “Hanging with Russell in Memphis”
* Meet The Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Two Trailers
* Training Wheels

Region 2 has:

* Training Wheels
* Extended Scenes
* Meet the Crew
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailers

So, I would say, get region one!
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I saw that we'll be getting the movie on Feb. 7.

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Cameron Crow
Likes: Orlando Bloom
Dislikes: Big families, Kirsten Dunst
Hates: The South

The Movie
Let's face it...no matter what Cameron Crowe made as a follow-up to his astounding autobiographical Almost Famous, it was going to pale in comparison. Such is the downside of creating a work of genius. So when Vanilla Sky arrived, a mind-twisting remake unlike anything else he's done, the reaction to it was to be expected. Smartly, Crowe retreated to familiar ground with his next flick, to tell the story of Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom), a man who has lost everything, and the family he found.

Drew suffered a monumental failure at work, beyond any you could imagine, and doesn't have the finest personal life, but that's just the start of his bad day, as he finds out his father died on the other side of the country in Kentucky. So with his mother (Susan Sarandon) and sister (Judy Greer) breaking down and handling details in Oregon, he heads to his father's roots in Elizabethtown to pick up the body. His mother would have, but she's not too popular there with the family he's about to meet.

Since this is a film about a small Southern town, the family is naturally filled with those unique misfit characters that inhabit such cinematic areas, including the overly warm aunts, the not-so-cultured cousins and the tradition-loving uncles who view city slickers with curiosity and contempt. A good chunk of the film shows how Drew relates to his relations, but that's only part of the story, and the funniest part at that, with the exception of a throw-away scene with the always funny Jed Rees at his hotel.

The rest of the tale centers around an uber-perky airline stewardess named Claire (Kirsten Dunst), who takes an unusual interest in Drew during a red-eye flight. Claire is the kind of person most folks will actively attempt to avoid, but Drew finds himself unable to, perhaps due to the sad situation he's in. Her good cheer and lust for life is the perfect antidote for Drew, helping open his eyes to a life he's been missing thanks to his busy life at work.

In a film dominated by talking, there's a rather lengthy scene of phone dialogue between Drew and Claire that really shouldn't work, but surprisingly does, mainly because Crowe avoids the temptation to give in to movie convention. Sure, it plays it cute in spots, but it does get where it needs to go. Unfortunately, it also pulled me out of the film a bit, as I couldn't help but wonder what kind of super-battery Drew has in his ever-present cell phone. If that's the worst thing that happens, a movie must be in pretty good shape.

It's not though, as the film is exceedingly long, and could have been trimmed down in spots, as some scenes do very little to progress the plot, and exist mainly to deliver more Crowe dialogue. As a huge fan of Crowe dialogue, normally that would be a good thing, but when those words spill forth from the mouth of Dunst, they just don't mean as much. Bloom and Greer, and even Paula Deen, do very well with Crowe's voice, but Dunst just doesn't sound right speaking his words while acting so "cute," thus coming up short where Kate Hudson succeeded in Almost Famous.

While trimming throughout the film would have been smart, lopping off the end of the film might have been seen as an act of mercy. After sticking with Drew through his travails, Crowe offers up a film within a film, one that is pure Crowe and as expertly manipulative as anything he's done, following the young man as he returns home. After all that's passed before, including a calamitous and satisfying culmination of most of the storylines at a memorial service for Drew's father, the trip feels anti-climactic and separate from the rest of the movie. It's not that it's not "good," it's just a bit too much.

The DVD
Packed in a standard keepcase, the film comes without an insert, whether you go widescreen or full-frame. The disc itself is very Crowe, featuring an animated, anamorphic widescreen main menu, with animated transitions, that just fits the director. Options include play, set up, special features and scene selection, while the language choices included English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 and French 5.1, along with English and Spanish subtitles, as well as closed captioning. The scene-selection menus have still previews and titles for each chapter.

The Quality
The anamorphic widescreen video on this DVD is rock solid, from the colors to the level of detail and the clarity of the image. There's nothing to really quibble about here, a fact made clear in the good-looking memorial scene. For some scenes, some interesting color palettes were chosen, but the DVD does well with them, staying clear of any dirt or damage also.

The audio, presented in a crisp Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, is subtle, yet appropriate, with some nicely reproduced surround effects and strong source music, as one would expect from Crowe. Check out when Dunst talks on the microphone at the hotel for a good example of what this disc does well.

The Extras
Elizabethtown was a flop at the box office, earning back less than half its budget, and the DVD seems to reflect that financial failure, with a paucity of extras for a Cameron Crowe film. To start with, there's no commentary track from the writer/director, who had provided excellent tracks on his last three films. It's a serious loss, and one that points to a complete lack of involvement on his part with this DVD.

The first extra doesn't help get things off to a great start, as the two-minute "Training Wheels" featurette is only a few scant clips of wordless rehearsal footage with some music. It's followed by "Meet the Crew," another (mostly) wordless montage, this time looking at the many people working on the set for two and a half minutes. So far, this disc is thoroughly unimpressive.

Two extended scenes, totaling 11 minutes in all, are the most exhaustive video extras to be found on this DVD. The first, "Rusty's Learning to Listen, Part 8," is the uninterrupted video shown to the kids in the movie. Its inclusion, when compared to what isn't here, is baffling.

Joining Rusty on the DVD is Russ, a barkeeper who tells Drew about the music history in Memphis for much longer than he does in the movie. The extended scene is intercut with on-set footage, making it one of the more informative extras here.

The scenes are followed by an extensive set of photo galleries, 10 in all, shot by Neal Preston, the still photographer for several of Crowe's movies. Anyone who appreciates good photography should like these snapshots of the production. The disc then wraps with a pair of theatrical trailers for the film that are dramatically different in tone, and some previews for other Paramount product. And that's it. Disappointing, it certainly is. They could have at least slapped Deen's Food Network special onto the disc.

The Bottom Line
As a film, Elizabethtown is too uneven to stand among Crowe's better work, but it's too smart and heartfelt to dismiss entirely. Instead, it can be viewed as a film that tried to do too much and fell a bit short because of that effort. Though the DVD looks and sounds solid, the extras, or the lack of them, are bound to leave Crowe fans cold. You're going to have to be a serious die-hard to need to own this movie, as a rental of this disc should satisfy your needs. Better yet, make it a two-fer night and pick up the bootleg edition of Almost Famous as well.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 09:49 AM
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Thanks Amby.
I'm always thinking when I read Etown reviews that if it had been one of the director's first films,it would have been hailed as very good.
But since they expect so much from Crowe in light of his earlier succesful films,they view it differently.
I don't know how many reviews I've read where Almost Famous and Jerry Macquire have been mentioned.It's kind of unfair to the film,IMO.
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