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Bob Marley – A Shower of Bullets

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Bob Marley, Santa Monica, 1979. Photo by Neal Preston.

In this piece from the archives, Cameron reports on the shooting of Bob Marley in a Rolling Stone story from January, 1977. Miraculously, Marley played a festival in Jamaica just days later.

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Bob Marley: the shooting of a Wailer

Los Angeles – Bob Marley, one of the world’s best-known reggae performers, and three other persons were shot December 3rd when seven gunmen burst onto the grounds of Marley’s home in Kingston, Jamaica, where he and his band, the Wailers, were rehearsing. Miraculously, amid a shower of bullets, there were no fatalities.

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Jul 22, 2015

Lost in Translation – Say Anything…

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Non per soldi ma per amore. That’s the Italian name for Say Anything... The English translation is “not for the money…but for love.

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Jul 17, 2015

Happy Birthday Linda Ronstadt!

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We want to wish Linda Ronstadt a very happy birthday today. Let’s celebrate with a look back at her December 2, 1976 Rolling Stone cover story with Cameron.  Pictures were taken by the amazing Annie Leibovitz.

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Linda Ronstadt: The Million-Dollar Woman

LOS ANGELES- “Miss Ronstadt’s line is busy. You’ll have to wait. I gotta check you.” The beefy guard at the front gate of Malibu Colony waits and dials again. Still busy.

Twenty minutes later, the guard gives up and waves me through. “You could be here all day,” he cracks mirthlessly. “But listen . . . if I don’t hear from her within five minutes” . . . he pauses for effect . . . “you’ll meet the sheriffs. You don’t want to meet the sheriffs.”

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Jul 15, 2015

Aloha Blu-ray and DVD Details

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We are extremely proud to share all the details for the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Aloha for North America. First up, Aloha will look great, as it is a 4K digital transfer. We think the Extra Features are some of the best we have put together, starting with a full-length behind-the-scenes documentary, The Untitled Hawaii Project: The Making of Aloha, which runs nearly 75 minutes. The disc is also packed with Deleted/Alternate/Extended Scenes, including the 16+minute Original Opening, an Alternate Ending, and handful of others. There are extras dealing with space, local Hawaiian slack-key master Ledward Kaapana, a Gag Reel, and so much more! The DVD will feature the full documentary and the Gag Reel. Both will be available on August 25th. The Digital HD version will be out earlier on August 11th with some alternate extras, but we will talk about that later this month.

Release Date: August 25, 2015
BD Disc Size: 50 GB Disc
Slipcover: Yes
Region Code: Region A
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Sound:

  •  5.1 (English)
  •  5.1 (French)

Extra Features:

  • Commentary by Writer/Director Cameron Crowe
  • The Untitled Hawaii Project: The Making of Aloha Feature Length Documentary (HD)
  • Gag Reel (HD)
  • Original Opening (HD)  
  • Alternate Opening (HD)  
  • Deleted Scenes (HD)
  • Four Featurettes (HD)  
    • The Awe of Space (HD)
    • Mitchell’s Film (HD)
    • Ledward Kaapana: Music Is Everything (HD)
    • Uncle Bumpy (HD)
  • Photo Gallery with Audio Introduction by Photographer Neal Preston (HD) 
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Jul 13, 2015

Are You a Deadhead?

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A great time to revisit with the final Grateful Dead concerts just wrapping up. Cameron ponders this question and more in an extensive interview with the Grateful Dead for Creem magazine. This January 1974 story gives a nice back history of the band and includes many candid comments from Jerry Garcia.

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Grateful Dead Show Off New Bodies
Their heads are something else again…

There are over one million Dead Heads and your numbers keep increasing every day… – from THE DEAD HEAD NEWSLETTER, mailed out to all those who responded to a mailing address printed on the jacket of Grateful Dead.

Three frazzled red-freak winos spill out of a battered van parked outside the Universal City Amphitheatre and pause on the long trek to the entrance to piss away their Ripple on a shiny Nova. The sharp sound of three forceful gushes harmonizing against the side of the compact can be heard from some distance.

Having finished the deed, one of the trio groggily zips himself up and affectionately pats the car. “The Dead gonna be hot,” he asserts before cutting loose with a hoarse yelp. AAAAAAAWWWWWWOOOOOOOOO.” This wine-slurred call of the wild is immediately answered by a broadside of identically soporific shrieks from all directions.

Are these men Dead Heads?

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Jul 7, 2015

Aloha Vinyl Coming Soon!

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We are very excited to announce that the Aloha Soundtrack will be coming out on vinyl later this fall! The cover for the gatefold 2-LP set was inspired by soundtrack albums of the ’70’s, with art by Sina Grace (Self-Obsessed, Burn The Orphanage, Li’l Depressed Boy), colors by Tamra Bonvillain and logo design by Sydney Nichols. The LP packaging will feature five additional illustrations by Sina, liner notes by Cameron, and a few more really cool surprises.

We will have much more to share soon, but for now we thought you’d dig seeing the cover and label art for the vinyl . . .

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Jul 6, 2015

Vanilla Sky Blu-ray – Out Now + Behind the Scenes

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We hope you’re as excited as we are that Vanilla Sky is finally (finally!) out on Blu-ray!  We put lots of TLC into the release — which is why it took so long — but we hope you’ll find that the wait was worth it!  There’s new artwork and menus, and a slew of new bonus features, all to accompany the original extras that were on the first DVD release back in 2002.  Let us know what you think of the new deleted/extended scenes, especially the Alternate Ending.

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Jun 30, 2015

Lost in Translation: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

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A fun new feature debuts today. Lost in Translation. Those crazy titles for Cameron’s films when they are released outside the U.S. We start with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The German title is Ich Glaub Ich Steh Im Wald. This loosely translates to I Think I’m Standing in the Forest. Maybe it’s a reference to Spicoli’s state of mind???

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Jun 25, 2015


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