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chris_sc77 10-01-09 09:35 AM

Funny people (11/24/09)
 
SO Judd Apatow's wonderful film Funny People will be coming to DVD on November 24th, 2009.
Easily one of my favorite movies of the year it will be available to own in a 1- disk Rated & Unrated edition and a two disk Special edition.
The Theatrical version runs 146 minutes long and the Unrated Version runs for 153 minutes long.
I cant wait for this DVD. Greatly looking forward to the 2-disk set.

MrSmearkase 10-01-09 09:40 AM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
I'm kind of torn as to whether or not I want to buy this, extra features unseen. I appreciate the DVD packages that Apatow productions have produced, but I'm not entirely in love with this film. Looking forward to more info, in the meantime. May be worth another look with diminished expectations.

philip74 10-01-09 12:13 PM

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i am surprised that this title hasn`t been announced by dvdactive and dvdtimes yet and that there is still no artwork for it.

EdTheRipper 10-01-09 01:24 PM

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Looking forward to this one.

MTRodaba2468 10-01-09 02:01 PM

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While flawed, I got what this film was trying to do (basically, be Apatow's version of a James L. Brooks film), and enjoyed it. I'll be in for the Blu.

jjcool 10-01-09 03:01 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
I didnt see this in theaters, and havent heard many good things from my usual sources for film critique. I ahve liked most of Apatow's stuff, so I will at least rent it. Depending on the packaging/extras/cost I may even blind buy it. Looking forward to more info.

depooter 10-01-09 04:21 PM

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I loved this film (flaws and all)...right up there with Up, The Brothers Bloom and District 9 as my favorite films of the year. can't wait!

islandclaws 10-01-09 04:55 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
Didn't see this, but I like Apatow's films and the cast involved here. Day 1 BD for me.

ezln94 10-01-09 04:59 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
didnt catch it in theaters, but i'll rent the blu-ray

kristina 10-01-09 08:01 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
hmmm...two disc. Depending on the special features, I mightt buy it, watch it, and then sell it on Amazon to make my money back. I love Leslie Mann but I wasen't completely impressed with the movie. Too long, the last half of the movie diden't keep my attention.

AnonomusBob15 10-03-09 02:19 PM

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missed this in theaters yet it was one of my most anticipated films.

I'll pick up the two disc, day one.

Tarantino 10-03-09 09:20 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
Way too long for a comedy. That's the main problem with Apatow films.

chris_sc77 10-04-09 11:47 AM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 

Originally Posted by Tarantino (Post 9749614)
Way too long for a comedy. That's the main problem with Apatow films.

Apatow is smarter than you are and knows how to make good movies and I for one am extremely glad he never listens to people like you.

riotinmyskull 10-04-09 01:48 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 

Originally Posted by chris_sc77 (Post 9750376)
blah blah blah blah

fixed.

tylergfoster 10-04-09 04:14 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
I'm no chris_sc77 supporter, but for once I agree with him. People who said this movie is too long need to learn a little patience. I admit there are probably some things that can go, but most people complaining about Funny People's runtime seem to be complaining just because it's long, not because they've targeted specific scenes they think could be excised.

SI78 10-06-09 01:02 AM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
I'm glad to read some positive mentions for this movie here. I had read about it, and was looking forward to seeing it - but the ad campaign completely turned me off. If I had to hear that stupid Harry Potter age joke one more time, I was going to cut someone.

Generally, I like Apatow - so I will be sure to check this one out.

Tarantino 10-06-09 01:16 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 (Post 9751172)
I'm no chris_sc77 supporter, but for once I agree with him. People who said this movie is too long need to learn a little patience. I admit there are probably some things that can go, but most people complaining about Funny People's runtime seem to be complaining just because it's long, not because they've targeted specific scenes they think could be excised.

I haven't seen this movie yet. Two and a half hours for a comedy is, traditionally too long. When I saw that running time and remembered how draaaawn out the directors cut of 40 year old virgin was and how long Knocked Up <i>seemed</i>, I passed it up in theaters.

I'm sure I'll rent Funny People someday.


Originally Posted by chris_sc77 (Post 9750376)
Apatow is smarter than you are and knows how to make <b>long</b> movies and I for one am extremely glad he never listens to people like you.

He's <i>smarter</i> than I am? :lol:

from the guy who wouldn't buy a ticket to support Zombieland (one of the most fun & <i>violent</i> movies of the year) just because of it's short running time?

PopcornBandit 10-25-09 07:36 PM

Re: Funny people (11/24/09)
 
I don't think length will be an issue for me. I mean, the Almost Famous extended cut runs 162 minutes and it is my favorite movie of all-time.

Needless to say, two-disc BD day one purchase for me.

Matthew Chmiel 10-26-09 12:27 AM

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Originally Posted by PopcornBandit (Post 9796429)
I don't think length will be an issue for me. I mean, the Almost Famous extended cut runs 162 minutes and it is my favorite movie of all-time.

To extend this: Almost Famous in it's theatrical cut is a great movie, Almost Famous in it's extended cut makes it an amazing movie.

Apatow's extended cuts have always been a mixed bag. The only two films I can appreciate in their extended forms are Knocked Up and Superbad. The others take away from the pacing (The 40 Year Old Virgin) or ruin and flat-out delete great gags (Anchorman).

Solid Snake 10-26-09 12:38 AM

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Yeah, 40 yr. old Virgin had a crap extended version. It was just scenes placed in randomly, that's what it felt like.


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