"Oh man, those planes were roaring…"

Posted on Jul 15, 2000

“Oh man, those planes were roaring,” said Rosalie Cook, a Westpark resident. “I asked myself, ‘Is there a war going on?'” These were the words from a resident who saw some of the filming for Pearl Harbor. Click here to read the article.

A Flash of Bay

Posted on Jul 10, 2000

You have to see this!! It is hilarious!!! I got this flash clip from macromedia.com. The clips is a cartoon spoof of the making of “Pearl Harbor.” Michael Bay gets interviewed (NOTE: this is a spoof). You must have Flash installed to view this clip.

Click here to view it (700k).

Affleck Talks 'Pearl'

Posted on Jul 8, 2000

Got this from the Cinescape Insider:

Ben Affleck is talking about Pearl Harbor and how it won’t be like helmer Michael Bay’s previous films. While talking to Popculprit, Affleck gave his take on the ongoing production, saying, “This is a serious film, and the stuff we shot in Hawaii is just visually amazing. It’s not a mindless action thing.”

Affleck adds, “The only thing that is fictionalized in the movie are some of the characters, who are amalgams of real people. Michael is humanizing the event, and it’s richly evoking the time and feel. It’s a serious film in all the ways that big, serious Hollywood movies have historically been, but only bigger, more sophisticated, more realistic·[Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are] intent on not making this a mindless movie, which makes the whole thing almost more genuine than it otherwise would be. This is not a safe film for Michael, there is tremendous pressure for it to be as honest as possible.

Pearl Harbor teaser

Posted on Jun 28, 2000

“December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy…we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.” –Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Pearl Harbor Speech, December 8, 1941.

I felt my blood rushing to my brain. I had goose pimples. I saw the Pearl Harbor teaser. God, this movie will be awesome. Go see the previews for “The Patriot.”

Or see the Pearl Harbor teaser.

Pearl Harbor Teaser: Lo-Res (6.9Mbs, QuickTime)
Pearl Harbor Teaser: Hi-Res (13.7Mbs, QuickTime)
Pearl Habor Teaser: Hi-Res (20Mbs, Quicktime)
RealAudio (Streaming)

Bad Boys Special Edition

Posted on Jun 27, 2000

The Special Edition for “Bad Boys” was released today. If you’re interested in buying it click here.

When I spoke to Michael about the first DVD transfer for Bad Boys, he told me that Columbia-Tristar screwed up the transfer. He was right.

If you were ever to see the LaserDisc transfer of Bad Boys you will ask yourself who was doing the transfer at Columbia. My…the quality of the picture is horrible!

Now with this Special Edition release, the image looks waaaay better than the first DVD/LaserDisc release. It is a significant improvement.

Also, the most interesting thing about this release it Michael’s commentary. It is very enlightening, and at times it can get very technical. But Michael keeps it interesting throughout the whole movie be it with technical info or some stories. By far this is my favorite commentary. He’s the one doing all the talk unlike “The Rock” & “Armageddon.”

Go buy it!

Pearl Harbor site

Posted on Jun 25, 2000

Nick Medrano at the Pearl Harbor Site (http://cinemenium.com/pearlharbor) has the site revamped. Pretty cool stuff which includes a flash teaser for “Pearl Harbor,” and an interview with Randall Wallace.

Pearl Harbor teaser

Posted on Jun 19, 2000

I have received official word that there will be a teaser of “PEARL HARBOR” in the previews for the “THE PATRIOT.” Both will premiere in the US on June 28. So keep your eyes open!

Voight elected FDR in Disney 'Pearl Harbor'

Posted on Jun 2, 2000

Jon Voight is set to star as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Disney’s megabudgeted World War II drama “Pearl Harbor” for filmmakers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay… Having brought the United States out of the Depression, Roosevelt rallied the nation to support the war through his radio “fireside chats” and with his national speech the day after the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack, which he described as a day that “will live in infamy.”