Pearl Harbor casting

Posted on Apr 28, 2000

Interested in being an extra in Michael’s “Pearl Harbor?” Click here to get the info.

Nike Alpha Project ads

Posted on Apr 27, 2000

Click here to view one of Michael’s Nike Alpha Project commercials titled “Court Elves|Johnnny the Angry Android|Goat Boy.”You must have Quicktime 4.0. Note: this is one of Michael’s strangest commercials by far. It has that creepy “Fellini-esque” look and feel to it. I’ve always said it again and again: Michael can make pretty dark and edgy stuff. I just hope he directs the “Gory Details.” Below is the list of the three commercials he made for the Alpha Project campaign.

“Court Elves|Johnnny the Angry Android|Goat Boy” (Propaganda Films 1999)

“Johnny the Angry Android” (Propaganda Films 1999)

“Snowdome” (Propaganda Films 1999)

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, whatcha gonna do?

Posted on Apr 24, 2000

I’ve been informed that there will be a Special Edition DVD for Michael Bay’s first film “Bad Boys.” It will be released on June 27, 2000. It will include the following special features:

  • Commentary by director Michael Bay
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • “Making the Boom & Bang in Bad Boys” Documentary
  • “Damage Control” featurette uses angles feature to analyze special effects explosions
  • Music Videos: “Shy Guy” by Diana King, “So Many Ways” by Warren G, “Five O Five O” by 69 Boyz
  • Isolated music score
  • Production notes
  • Widescreen anamorphic format

To preorder it for $17.97, CLICK here.

Some of you have asked me where you can get the Criterion Editions for “The Rock” and “Armageddon.” Here is the info:

“The Rock”

The Criterion Edition for this 1986 Blockbuster is out of print. It was only printed on Laserdisc. It list for about US$125, but you can get it at Ken Cranes for about US$40 by calling toll free at (800) 624-3078. It has a lot of special features including: deleted scenes, Michael Bay’ s commentary, Michael’s “Got Milk?” commercial, etc. It comes on 3 discs. Will there be a DVD version? I highly doubted.


The Criterion Edition for 1998’s Armageddon is available on DVD at The Laserdisc version is out of print. Collectors and movie buffs have gotten it for $100. But you can get it at the Laser Exchange for $85 (prices may vary). Call them at (978)774-1004 and ask for stock# CC1548l. There are only about 500 prints left.

Pearl Harbor article

Posted on Apr 23, 2000

The Honolulu Advertiser has an article mainly about Jerry Bruckheimer (co-producer) and snippets from Michael Bay. Click here to read it. Among Michael’s quotes: “…I side with the survivors rather than the historians. Everyone has their own stories… And every historian has their own stories. What Iâm doing is taking the essence of the survivors, taking bits and pieces, and putting them into the movie.”

Pearl Harbor crash video

Posted on Apr 18, 2000

Many of you have e-mailed me requesting that I put on the video taken by an amateur photographer shown on ET (Entertainment Tonight) of the airplane crash. I have not seen the video and have no intentions of doing so. I will tell you the following without adopting a “holier-than-thou” attitude:

“The Michael Bay Site will not post footage or links to this video. Personally I do believe that it is ethically wrong to show the moments of someone else’s agony and despair. “

Again, this is my personal choice and belief. I am not condemning anyone who has seen it or post it on their site. I am just giving you the reason why I won’t.


Regarding yesterday’s plane accident in which, thank God, no one died, Bayfilms VP Jennifer Klein says Michael told her that the pilot suffered scrapes and a broken ring finger, not the broken wrist and face lacerations that have been reported by various websites and media organizations. The pilot is currently stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center in stable condition.

Hope it clears the air. Thanks to Nick Medrano at the Pearl Harbor site for the info.

Pearl Haror explosions video

Posted on Apr 17, 2000

Click here to view the Quicktime movie of the explosions that took place last week in Pearl harbor (1.4Mbs).

Pearl Harbor articles

Posted on Apr 11, 2000

Click here to read an article that appeared in the Star-Bulletin. Click here to read an article entitled “Reality, fiction clash in “Pearl Harbor’s script ” that appeared in the Honolulu Advertisier.

Bay gets ‘Gory’ at Touchstone

Posted on Apr 10, 2000

Listen up. Got this from the HollywoodReporter.

Bay gets ‘Gory’ at Touchstone
By Zorianna Kit

Touchstone Pictures has paid a low six-figure sum for “The Gory Details,” an idea that Topper Lilien and Carroll Cartwright will write for filmmaker Michael Bay to produce and possibly direct.

“Gory” focuses on people who are in the business of crime cleaning — sweeping up the bloody mess left at a murder scene.

Bay Films vp Jennifer Klein brought the idea to Bay and will co-produce. Buena Vista Motion Picture Group’s co-presidents Todd Garner and Nina Jacobson along with senior production vp Mark Varhadian will oversee “Gory” for the studio.

Lilien and Cartwright, repped by the Gersh Agency’s Frank Wuliger, co-wrote the upcoming USA Films’ “Where the Money Is” starring Paul Newman and Linda Fiorentino. The duo also wrote “Dungeons & Dragons,” a live-action version of the popular role-playing game for Sweetpea Entertainment, Silver Pictures and J & M Entertainment, which Warner Bros. will distribute domestically.

Pearl Harbor stuff

Posted on Apr 8, 2000

The staff of presents this special video essay by Star-Bulletin Chief Photographer Dean Sensui. Click on the below links to view the movie in Quicktime or Realaudio format.

Quicktime (1.1 Mbs)

RealAudio (900k)

Pearl Harbor web cam screenshot

Posted on Apr 7, 2000

Here is a webcam shot of planes (P-40s ?) flying over Ford Island. Click on the image to view a bigger version of it.