Bad Boys 20th Anniversary Collection

Posted on Sep 17, 2015

Bad Boys 20th Anniversary Blu-ray

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CULVER CITY, Calif. – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates a momentous milestone for a wildly popular and influential action franchise with the release of BAD BOYS I & II: 20th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD Nov. 10. Directed by Michael Bay (Transformers franchise), both films star two-time Best Actor Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (Ali, 2001; The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006) and Martin Lawrence (Big Momma’s House franchise) as loose cannon narcotics detectives solving major crimes in Miami with action and humor. Bad Boys II is making its Blu-ray debut. Both blockbuster films are fully remastered in 4K and will be available as part of a two-movie Blu-ray set, complete with pristine high definition picture and booming lossless audio.

BAD BOYS Bonus Features Include:

  • Commentary by Director Michael Bay
  • “The Boom And The Bang Of Bad Boys” Featurette
  • Three Music Videos
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

BAD BOYS II Bonus Features Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Production Diaries
  • Stunts and Visual Effects Featurette
  • Jay Z “La-la-la” Music Video
  • Sequence Breakdowns
  • Original Theatrical Trailers

Alan Purwin

Posted on Sep 12, 2015

Alan Purwin

Cinema lost one of the greats.

The Bay Films/Platinum Dunes family is feeling very sad. Alan Purwin was killed yesterday. He was one of the best aerial helicopter pilots in the world. It’s a very small group. He flew camera ships for so many – and for almost every one of my movies. We will miss him. He was one of the most loyal members of my team and a true friend.

Rest in peace buddy,

Michael

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

Black Sails Season 3 Teaser

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Season 3 teaser for Starz’s Emmy-winning “Black Sails,” in production now, airs 2016. Even better news: Season 4 has been greenlit for 2017!

Black Sails: The Complete Second Season

Posted on Aug 26, 2015

Black Sails Season 2 Poster

Beverly Hills, Calif., August 24, 2015 – Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today that they will release the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON,” with an hour of new, exclusive bonus material, on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ and DVD on November 3, 2015.

The Emmy® Award-winning series, created by Jonathan E. Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”) and executive produced by Michael Bay (the Transformers franchise, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Purge), follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.”

The first two seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode* and the series is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. A fourth season greenlight was announced at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and will follow the 2016 season three return.

The second season release has over an hour of new, exclusive bonus features including expanded commentaries from the cast and creators, and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the stunts and stunning special effects that garnered the series an Emmy® win in 2014 for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

The first two seasons of “Black Sails” averaged 4.5 million multi-platform viewers per episode* and the series is distributed in over 175 countries and territories worldwide. A fourth season greenlight was announced at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, and will follow the 2016 season three return.

The second season release has over an hour of new, exclusive bonus features including expanded commentaries from the cast and creators, and behind-the-scenes featurettes on the stunts and stunning special effects that garnered the series an Emmy® win in 2014 for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

“BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON” begins where we left off, as the Walrus crew is stranded with an army of Spanish soldiers standing between them and the precious Urca gold. And with their crimes against their brethren no longer a secret, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Meanwhile, Eleanor Guthrie struggles to maintain her grip on Nassau, as a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low, a man for whom violence isn’t just a tool … it’s a past time.

As blood is spilled, and tensions mount, Charles Vane must decide which he values more; Eleanor’s life, or the respect of his men. And unbeknownst to all of them, a prize of immeasurable value has already been smuggled onto the island … one whose discovery will alter the very landscape of their world, and force everyone in Nassau toward the ultimate judgment: are they men, or are they monsters?

New Bonus Features:

  • Inside The World Of “Black Sails”
  • The Man O’ War
  • Expanding Worlds
  • High Seas Action
  • History’s Influence
*Multiplatform results based on Starz internal estimates of linear and time shifted results from Nielsen (NPower), Rentrak (On Demand Essentials) and internal broadband data.

Victoria’s Secret Rome Shoot

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

My Rome shoot for Victoria Secrets, holiday spots. Not a bad gig!

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Worked with these women for years. We had a great Shoot in Rome.

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Boys & Girls Club LA Desperately Needs Our Help!

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

Here’s a PSA directed by my buddy Joe Kelly. Please donate at http://bit.ly/1Jhn6f4

13 Hours Teaser

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

It’s a Wrap

Posted on Jul 12, 2015

Just wrapped my movie in Morocco !!! Summer time!

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The Last Ship Season 2

Posted on Jun 21, 2015

Wired: The Untold Story of ILM

Posted on May 20, 2015

From the Wired article: The Untold Story of ILM, a Titan That Forever Changed Film

Wired Magazine June 2016 Cover

In the early 1980s, a teenager named Michael Bay had a summer job at Lucasfilm, filing artwork. Two decades later he would become ILM’s most … hands-on collaborator.

SPIELBERG: Michael Bay is the most demanding special effects director ever. When we do the Transformers movies, Michael lives at ILM with them. He just goes up and camps out there.

MICHAEL BAY (DIRECTOR, PRODUCER): They’re always thinking about story, that’s what I like about ’em. It’s not just paint-by-numbers there. It’s a very involved shop.

JAEGER: I’ve worked on seven of his films now. It’s come to the point where he asks for me, like, “Make sure Alex takes a look before you guys send it out.” But on Pearl Harbor I was just “the guy.” I didn’t have a name.

BAY: Pearl Harbor was the first time I worked with ILM.

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From left to right: Rian Johnson, Michael Bay, Ron Howard and Guillermo Del Toro

JAEGER: At the beginning of the process he came at us like, “I want to see real explosions, real planes, real ships.” We built a 35-foot-long battleship with teak decking, but as the model was getting prepped, we developed a computer-generated version.

BAY: We filmed 20 real planes, but we would’ve never been able to do the shots without making those digital planes.

JAEGER: In one scene where we fly over the USS Hornet, there’s supposed to be a whole deck full of B-25 bombers. We only had two on the real aircraft carrier. We sat down with Michael and said, “Pick out which one is the real plane and which ones are the CG planes.” And he’s like, “I was there, I shot this.” He probably looked at it 10 times, and he’s like, “Well, the first one’s gotta be real because you wouldn’t put a fake one first.” “Nope, it’s CG.”

BAY: After Pearl Harbor, George Lucas wrote me a note saying we’d raised the bar at ILM.

BAY: A lot of artists worked on Optimus’ face. Getting it right was very important. But it’s like a bad face-lift. And I’m there meeting with the artists and we can’t figure out why it doesn’t look right.

PHILLIPS: One of our technical directors—the artist who designs how parts move relative to each other—is a guy named Keiji.

BAY: Keiji wasn’t even on Optimus’ face, but he had a meltdown.

KEIJI YAMAGUCHI (TECHNICAL ANIMATOR): I wanted Optimus Prime to look like a hero, but he didn’t, and I exploded. It was very gentle; I wanted the transformation to be huge, like a wrestler in a sumo ceremony. I said, “You’re insulting the Japanese idea of animation.”

PHILLIPS: Nobody talks to Michael Bay like that.

BAY: I just smiled and I’m like, “Oh my God, I want you to do Optimus Prime.” So he took it and fixed the face. And he also was the genius who helped us figure out how to take these 10,000 parts and make them transform.

JEFF WHITE (VFX SUPERVISOR): It’s equal parts technology and artistry.

WAYNE BILLHEIMER (VFX EXECUTIVE PRODUCER): The second Transformers was my first real working relationship with Bay. I went into a couple of early preproduction meetings with him where I began to get what was going on: “I’m going to shoot it, I’m going to give it to you guys, and you guys are going to have to come up with some stuff. It’s going to be brutal.”

BAY: It has gotten heated a few times. Directors like me love our crew and we love the people we work with, but we push ’em and push ’em and push ’em.

BILLHEIMER: There was a point toward the very end of production when he lost it. He had just come from a screening with Jerry Bruckheimer and didn’t have a complete third act. He called me, screaming: “I just saw a movie that I can’t fucking release!” It was nuclear-level Bay screaming. All I could do was scream back at him. There was a good five minutes of screaming along those lines. The next day he goes, “That was a fun little yell yesterday.”

BAY: They never let you down.

BILLHEIMER: He gets very hot very fast, and very sweary, which is always entertaining.

PHILLIPS: He’s a tyrant. He’s a nonstop string of obscenities. He’ll berate you and tell you you’re an idiot. But he always makes your shot better.

BILLHEIMER: And the movie makes a billion dollars.