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.


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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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


  •  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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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.


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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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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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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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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Meet the Crew: Sean Mannion – Prop Master

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Sean Mannion on the set of Aloha. Dec., 2013. Picture courtesy of Andy Fischer. © 2015 The Uncool.

Sean Mannion on the set of Aloha. Dec., 2013. Picture courtesy of Andy Fischer. © 2015 The Uncool.

Sean Mannion has been working in the film industry for twenty-five years. His career began in the late eighties and includes all types of genres. His resume includes working extensively with filmmakers such as Judd Apatow and recent Marvel hits like Thor 2: Dark World and Guardians of the Galaxy. Aloha is his first film with Cameron. 

Tell us your breaking in story…

I was a Production Assistant (PA) and my very first job was to sit on a generator beneath an overpass. I was directed to jump up and down, yell and wave at cars coming around a blind bend to get them to avoid hitting the generator. I spent twelve hours on the generator. Twelve hours of jumping up and down and waving. The shooting crew was shooting above, on top of the overpass. When lunch was called, they made me stay down there to keep protecting the generator. They sent my lunch down to me in a bucket dropped by a rope. I continued to wave with sandwich in hand. As I ate my cold sandwich, I thought, “Well, no place to go but up.”

You’ve worked on quite a few of Apatow’s productions (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny PeopleBridesmaids, etc.). What was that experience like?

Working on an Apatow film is like working with family. A family that talks about vulgar things all the time. Judd does have an incredible loyalty to his people so the great thing is we get to work with the same people from film to film. It really is like a family. And we laugh a lot all day. The stuff on those sets are very funny. Tough to keep it together sometimes during takes.

This is your first Cameron Crowe film, right?

Yes. This is my first Cameron Crowe film where I’m not seated in a dark theater eating popcorn and milk duds.

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Vanilla Sky Deleted Scenes

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In celebration of the upcoming Vanilla Sky Blu-ray, we will be sharing (for the first time), a scene extension or deleted scene from the Vanilla Sky shooting script a few times each day.  Some of this will be seen on the upcoming Blu-ray, while others will remain exclusive to the script. We hope you like them.

David and Julie (Extended)

Sofia Introduction (Extended)

Be Real

Career Advice

Dr. Pomeranz (Extended)

eBooks (Extended)

Great Sex

Two Daughters

Welcome to Life Extension (Extended)

L.E. Bathroom

Alternate Ending

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