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Old 06-20-04, 04:41 PM
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Zero Day (Columbine movie) on DVD?

Does anyone have any info on the Columbine-inspired movie Zero Day coming out on DVD?
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Old 06-20-04, 06:53 PM
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Zero Day wasn't inspired by Columbine.

http://www.officialreport.org/index.html

Maybe I'm gullible and it's not true...


Anyways, I thought Zero Day was very good but I don't see it getting a DVD release for some time. I hope so, though.

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Old 06-20-04, 08:48 PM
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It's not true. That link is a Blair Witch Project type spoof of the (unfortunately) real Jefferson County Sheriff's Columbine report website. Notice the similarities in graphics and layout. Also the fact that the officialreport.org domain name is registered to [email protected] should verify it.
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Old 06-20-04, 09:42 PM
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Didn't even notice that. Thanks for the info!

Either way, I want a release of the DVD!
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Old 06-21-04, 10:46 AM
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Did the movie ever come out in the theatres? I saw a trailer for it here in Dallas, but I have not actually seen it in the theatres.
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Old 06-21-04, 10:58 AM
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It played at the Angelika. It was probably just a one-week engagement. It also played for a week at the Angelika in Houston. There's a list of theatrical venues at the official site.
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Old 06-21-04, 11:04 AM
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Yeah, it was a real limited release late last year and played on the film festival circuits. Not sure if it's still playing anywhere, but it's been a while and I would love to get this on DVD.
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Originally posted by Dan Average
It played at the Angelika.
That's were I saw the preview. I guess I missed the acutal release.
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Old 06-21-04, 11:50 AM
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I heard about this a while ago and saw the trailer but was never able to catch it in a theater. I so want to see this. Is it filmed entirely from the killers point of view with their camera? Do we see the actual shootings? I'm not sure if they would carry the camera with them for realism sake.

That Jefferson County link is a great resource. Just saw the picture of Harris and Klebold shooting out the library windows at the paramedics below. F'ed up stuff man.
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I hope this appears. A buddy of mine and his wife play the parents of one of the kids, who also happens to be their son in real life!
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Old 06-21-04, 01:49 PM
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Originally posted by ianholm
I heard about this a while ago and saw the trailer but was never able to catch it in a theater. I so want to see this. Is it filmed entirely from the killers point of view with their camera? Do we see the actual shootings? I'm not sure if they would carry the camera with them for realism sake.

That Jefferson County link is a great resource. Just saw the picture of Harris and Klebold shooting out the library windows at the paramedics below. F'ed up stuff man.
Yes, you see the shootings. The view switches to the school surveillance cameras, and you get sound from a cell phone 911 call.

For a second I thought the movie would end once they left the car.
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Old 06-23-04, 08:45 AM
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This was a pretty cool flick. I learned how to build pipe bombs from it.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by matome
Yes, you see the shootings. The view switches to the school surveillance cameras, and you get sound from a cell phone 911 call.

For a second I thought the movie would end once they left the car.
I thought so too. It seemed like a perfect place for them to stop.

Boy was I surprised when we actually saw the shootings.


This is literally one of the scariest movies ever.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:34 AM
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Yep, it was definitely disturbing. Even seeing this, I can't imagine what it was like in the real thing, no escape, crouching under tables, seeing the kid right next to you take a double-barrelled shotgun point blank in the face, wondering if you would be next.

I'm surprised someone even had the balls to make a film like this this early after the shootings. Especially since it seemed to be modelled directly after Harris & Klebold and their tapes, unlike Elephant which had more generic representations. Before seeing it I initially was writing it off as some sensationalist crap made by a wanna-be with a digicam, but it actually turned out to be very well-made and informative, almost like a documentary. Would love to see it again, but my emails to the website about a DVD have, unfortunately, gone unanswered.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:40 AM
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The most surprising aspect of Zero Day is the black humor permeating the film, thanks to the excellent efforts of the two leads. They're likable, smart, and funny.
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Old 06-23-04, 11:51 AM
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True, I remember laughing a few times at some parts about gunpowder and the driving lesson with one of the kids' bosses. Also, during the shootings one kid escapes from the library and yells "F*** YOU!" and one of the shooters remarked to the other with something like "Can you believe that a**hole???" Probably unrealistic, but I chuckled.
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For anyone else that was interested, DVDEmpire has this up for preorder on 4/5

http://www.dvdempire.com/Exec/v4_ite...item_id=662640
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pretty good amount of features there.
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Excellent news.
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