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Almost Famous Anniversary 4K Blu-ray and Standard Blu-ray!

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We are so excited to announce these releases. We have been working hard on these for the past couple of years and they were unfortunately delayed to due COVID, so we missed our 20th anniversary, but we know they will be worth the wait. Both titles will be released on July 13th.

We have included both cuts of the film, ALL previous extra features, along with the following new special features:

  • Filmmaker Focus—Cameron looks back on making the film, what it means to him and the
  • Casting & Costumes— A journey through the casting process. This includes unearthed costume tests shot by John Toll in stunning 35mm along with never before seen rehearsal and audition footage.
  • Rock School—Cameron, Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton and the actors take us behind the scenes of becoming the band Stillwater.
  • Extended Scenes— A collection of scene extensions and deleted scenes:
    • Jeff Bebe’s first interview
    • Phoenix Arizona Lobby
    • William visits the Rolling Stone offices
  • Odds & Sods—Our favorite little moments from earlier cuts of the film that aren’t included in any version of the film. I won’t spoil the almost 9 minutes of these fun tiny moments….

The 4K Blu-ray steelbook will have all the extras too and both versions of the film in stunning 4K. Here’s a look at the special artwork created for this release.

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May 21, 2021

Almost famous? San Diego is ready for a defining moment from beloved Padres

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It’s baseball season! Here’s a great story recently in the LA Times about the long suffering San Diego Padres (plus a good excuse to share a picture of my favorite baseball of all time, Dave Winfield) with commentary by Cameron, Steve Garvey, Tony Gwynn and many more.

Steve Garvey couldn’t help but notice the futuristic metal cubes. They ringed the presidential desk of McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc, who had invited the Dodgers star to his hilltop home in La Jolla in hopes of convincing him to join his San Diego Padres. It was 1982, Time magazine had named the personal computer its Machine of the Year, and to Garvey, the glowing devices and their mystifying connection to the world at large was something out of “Blade Runner,” which captivated audiences that summer.

“They looked like small black-and-white TV screens,” recalled Garvey, so transfixed at the time that he walked around to Kroc’s side of the desk to get a better view. “He told me he was minding the store, checking sales in North America and Europe. He was in his 80s, sitting there in his little golf cap, making the first big move in the history of the Padres organization, and he liked big moves.”

Small screens, big vision. The guy who sold cheeseburgers for 19 cents and fries for a dime understood the monumental value of landing Garvey, the personification of Dodger Blue. Kroc dreamed of being an arch rival in the truest definition.

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May 5, 2021

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Criterion Collection!

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You heard that right. We’ve been working closely with director Amy Heckerling and Criterion on this release scheduled for May 11th on both DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s a list of extra features.

Special Features:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Amy Heckerling, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe
  • Television version of the film from the eighties, featuring deleted and alternate scenes
  • New conversation with Heckerling and Crowe, moderated by filmmaker Olivia Wilde
  • Reliving Our “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” a 1999 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Audio discussion from 1982 with Heckerling at the American Film Institute
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Dana Stevens and, for the Blu-ray edition and a new introduction by Crowe

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

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Feb 12, 2021

Say Anything… Expanded Soundtrack!

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We are super excited to partner with the one and only Mondo for the Say Anything… Expanded Soundtrack on Vinyl! This has been three years in the making, but we know you’ll think it was worth the time and effort. Preorders for this limited release begin over at the Mondo Shop right now!

Cameron had this to say: “We love Mondo. Their work celebrates the same passionate, fun and fan-centric approach we’ve always tried to bring to our movies and soundtracks,” “Working with Mondo on our vinyl releases and the rarity-filled packages… well, it’s a sonic dream come true.”

Here’s a taste with an exclusive first listen to Nancy’s demo of “Sit Down I Think I Love You”. A cover of the Buffalo Springfield song (written by Stephen Stills) that was not used for the film.





In addition to the original soundtrack, there’s a 2nd LP featuring demos written and recorded for the film including Nancy Wilson’s Joe Lies. There’s also the Smithereens demo for “A Girl Like You”, an amazing live version of Peter Gabriel’s ” In Your Eyes” and a slew of songs featured in the film, but not on the original soundtrack. The LP also includes 16-page booklet with never before seen photos and extensive liner notes with  Cameron, John Cusack, Ione Skye, Lili Taylor, and Nancy Wilson. Here’s the complete tracklisting:

 Side One

1. All For Love – Nancy Wilson

2. Cult of Personality (Live) – Living Colour

3. One Big Rush – Joe Satriani

4. You Want It – Cheap Trick

5. Taste The Pain – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Side Two

1. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel

2. Stripped (Live) – Depeche Mode

3. Skankin’ To The Beat – Fishbone

4. Within’ Your Reach – The Replacements

5. Keeping The Dream Alive – Freiheit

 Side Three – Bonus Tracks

1. Take Five – Dave Brubeck

2. Toy Box – Soundgarden

3. Back In The Saddle – Aerosmith

4. Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass

5. Turn The Other Way – Fishbone

Side Four – Bonus Tracks and Demos

1. A Girl Like You (Demo) – The Smithereens

2. Sit Down I think I Love You (Demo) – Nancy Wilson

3. The Joe Lies Demos – Nancy Wilson

i. He Hurts Me

ii. That Will Never Be Me

iii. He Cries

iv. Man Child

4. In Your Eyes (Live) – Peter Gabriel

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Feb 3, 2021

Elizabethtown Blu-ray Announced!

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I know…it’s finally here. Thanks for your patience (and all of your emails over the years asking about it too!). Paramount will be releasing Elizabethtown on Blu-ray as part of their Paramount Presents lineup on February 9, 2021. Cameron and I have worked hard with Paramount to ensure that EVERYTHING is included. Not only all the previous Best Buy exclusive bonus features, but all the requested deleted scenes that were shown at Toronto and Venice including the alternate ending.

Deleted and Extended Scenes Menu

Cameron has also supervised this beautiful new 4K transfer and I think you will be very pleased! Please support this release as we all know physical media is struggling to survive in this new streaming age. Thanks again. We think it was worth the wait.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • BRAND NEW 4K MASTER, supervised by writer/director Cameron Crowe
  • Filmmaker Focus: New video interview with Cameron Crowe on Elizabethtown
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes + Introduction by Director Cameron Crowe
  • On The Road To Elizabethtown
  • The Music Of Elizabethtown
  • “Meet the Crew” Featurette
  • “Training Wheels” Featurette
  • Photo Gallery by Neal Preston
  • Trailers and TV Spots
  • AND MORE…

 

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Nov 24, 2020

Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs

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Nobody gives you a better peak behind the curtain than Neal Preston. As Queen’s longtime photographer, Neal has been embedded with the band for all their albums and phases. What he gives you now is his specialty — he puts you on the stages and in the rooms where the magic happens. Brian May wasn’t kidding when he said he feels like Neal is a member of the band. This is his most intimate collection of Queen photography yet, and that’s saying a lot.

 





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Nov 9, 2020

Almost Famous Video Reunion with Rolling Stone

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Cameron, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Patrick Fugit got together remotely to revisit Almost Famous nearly 20 years from its theatrical debut. The nearly hour long session was moderated by Rolling Stone‘s Brian Hiatt and the recent creator of the Almost Famous Origins podcast series, Jim Miller. Enjoy!

 

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Jul 28, 2020

Almost Famous Origins Podcast

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We are very excited to share Jim Miller’s Origins Podcast Almost Famous Turns 20 series with you today. All five episodes are bingeable now! It’s a candid in-depth look at all aspects of the film.

  • Episode 1 – Casting, Casting, Casting
  • Episode 2 – Cameron Crowe Unmasked
  • Episode 3 – Rock School & Pre-Preproduction
  • Episode 4 – On Set & On Location
  • Episode 5 – 20 Years!

In addition to Cameron, you will hear all new insights from Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Patrick Fugit, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, Nancy Wilson, Peter Frampton, Neal Preston, Casting director Gail Levin and the real Pennie Lane!

There are many more Almost Famous surprises coming to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Stay tuned….

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Jul 8, 2020

David Crosby: Remember My Name-Out Now on DVD/Blu-ray & Digital!


  • Almost Famous- Showtime,Amazon
  • David Crosby- Starz
  • E-Town- Amazon
  • Fast Times- Starz
  • Jerry Maguire- Netflix
  • Say Anything...- Amazon,Starz
  • Singles- Vudu
  • Vanilla Sky- Netflix
  • We Bought A Zoo- Amazon