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Warner Home Video has announced 1-disc ($28.98) and 2-disc special editions ($34.99) of I Am Legend which stars Will Smith. Each will be available to own from the 18th March. The film itself will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround track. The only extra material on the 1-disc release will be 4 animated comics (Death As a Gift, Isolation, Sacrificing the Few for the Many, and Shelter), and some DVD-ROM features. The 2-disc special edition will include all that, along with an alternate theatrical version of the film with a "controversial" ending. HD-DVD/DVD Combo and Blu-ray releases will also be available for $35.99 with all of the 2-disc features.
Wow, thanks for all that. Very interesting!
Yeah no problem.
Well I love the any racing game and both of the UFC game and the Pride FC game.
So racing and fighting.
I cant wait to see this movie. I dont think I have ever seen an MMA movie.
I cant wait see Teeth either.
Well if you are planning to watch Saw V, then I would watch Saw IV.
Yeah, I also have been dying to see this movie.
This one looks pretty weird, but I will be looking forward to it.
And some more answers.
Where in Manhattan does the action take place? How close are the locations to each other?
This map, created by a fan, pinpoints all the key scenes in the film by geographical location. The film is remarkably accurate with regard to geography.
Be aware that the map itself contains spoilers.
Is there something seen falling from the sky in the very last shot of the film?
Look for the splash on the right side of the screen when the camera is looking out over the sea. Though many believe this to be the monster, producer J.J. Abrams has stated it is a satellite falling from space, which is consistent with the story established in the "viral" marketing campaign for the film.
Director Matt Reaves has also mentioned that there is an object that can be seen splashing down in the final scene. He did not elaborate on what that object might be.
If you would like to see the clip of the satellite falling from the sky, just PM me.
And more answers.
Could Rob really have gotten a signal in the subway station?
Yes. Many New York subway stations receive a faint signal near their entrances, or wherever there are gratings above that open to the sidewalk. Each station is different; but Rob stays fairly close to the stairway when he's on the phone. We can safely suspend disbelief.
Also, the film is set in 2009 when NYC subway stations could have been wired for cellular service.
How long would it have taken to walk from Spring Street to 59th Street in the subway tunnel?
It is about 3 miles' distance. A person walking briskly travels at about 3 miles per hour (and most New Yorkers walk even faster). Considering that the protagonists were also in a hurry, they could have made the trip in well under an hour.
What building is Beth's dad's apartment in? Does it really exist?
Yes. The building is the Time Warner Center, located at Columbus Circle on the southwest corner of Central Park. There are two towers, containing offices and residences, connected to one base which contains a shopping center. It was completed in 2003.
Is the crash really survivable?
Certainly. The helicopter didn't just lose power and drop out of the air in free-fall. You can tell from the background footage that it is spinning uncontrollably and descending rapidly, which implies that the monster crippled its tail rotor. However, the main rotor, still spinning, would slow the descent. It definitely landed hard, apparently killing the pilot and injuring Rob's leg, but it didn't just drop to the ground like a stone.
What type of weapon does the U.S. Army use at the very end.
Specifically, does the U.S. Army use a nuclear weapon against the monster? Some reviewers have assumed they do. Although we never see the events after the rubble envelops the camera, the answer would appear to be no, for several reasons:
1. The two explosions that take place outside the tunnel, filling it with debris, appear to be from conventional weapons. A nuclear weapon would have produced a blinding white flash followed by a much larger "vaporizing-effect" explosion. Assuming the military was attempting a direct hit on the monster, and the monster was still nearby (meaning, still in the park with Rob and Beth), then Rob, Beth, the bridge, and the camera would have been completely vaporized, leaving no record.
2. The production team got all their geography and physics right. We can assume that had they intended to suggest a nuclear weapon, they would have portrayed it in the correct way, with the above-mentioned flash. The two distinctly separate explosions reinforce the idea that the filmmakers took great care with their effects.
3. Although the soldier refers to "level Manhattan," being "prepared to let this whole area go," and "Operation Hammer Down," no one uses the phrase "nuclear weapon." The military may have been prepared to go that far, but there is no evidence that they use nuclear weapons during the events depicted the film. Additionally even if the military had been prepared to use such weapons they do not control the use of nuclear weapons on the ground. It would have required direct Presidential action to authorize the use of a nuclear weapon.
4. The United States government would be extremely reluctant to use nuclear weapons to eliminate a threat on American soil. The blast would kill refugees in the surrounding boroughs and the additional problem of wide spread radioactive contamination, especially from a surface burst weapon, would have been unacceptable unless it was the absolute last resort.
5. There are a variety of large air dropped ordnance that would have been used before the deployment of a nuclear weapon. These include thermobaric weapons and fuel air explosives. Both of these use extremely large amounts of chemicals that rapidly react to produce tremendous quantities of heat and a large blast overpressure. Unlike nuclear weapons they do not produce radioactive fall out and their effects are generally far more limited in scope than most nuclear weapons.
6. In addition, the two explosions suggest multiple bombs falling upon Central Park. If a nuclear device was being used, it would seem pointless in dropping several bombs prior to the nuclear detonation that some people believe to be the ending. Also, multiple bombings (conventional then nuclear) would require several different jets in the air. In order to drop a nuclear bomb, a specific type of jet is require, to shield it from the EMP (electro magnetic pulse) generated from the bomb.
Were nuclear weapons used after the events depicted? That's unlikely. Again, a nuclear explosion would have destroyed the recording inside the camera. Even if the blast and fireball did not destroy the camera the electromagnetic pulse would have destroyed the recording.
Does this film have an official website?
The following websites are probably official:
1) www.cloverfieldmovie.com. The background shows a picture of the Statue of the Liberty, partly destroyed. The trailer starts as soon as one opens the main page. There is also a link to view the trailer in HD (high definition).
2) http://www.1-18-08.com/. The site is owned by Paramount Pictures. It currently shows ten photos that appear to have been taken from a digital camera. One can flip the photos over to read messages written on the back. One message is in Japanese. The message on the back is a reciepe for a cold noodle dish that uses "honey of the sea." This could be the same ingredient in the Slusho drinks.
3) http://www.0-00-00.com/. This site is nearly identical to 1-18-08.com.
4) Characters have their own MySpace pages. See Rob for an example.
5) http://www.slusho.jp/. This site is designed to look like a commercial website for a fictitious beverage called Slusho. Slusho has appeared in two other productions from J.J. Abrams: "Lost" and "Alias."
The Slusho site is elaborate enough to seem real. It includes a "Happy Talk" comment page, a page listing stores that sell the product, a page about mixing the various flavors of Slusho, and more. A page on the company's history gives clues to what the movie is about. There are hints throughout the site that Slusho can turn a person into a monster.
6) www.tagruato.jp. This is a site for the fictional company that produces the fictional beverage, Slusho. (See #5.)
The site is made to appear as if someone has hacked into it and added the message "Tagruato is destroying our oceans." A photo of Ganu Yoshida, the head of the company, has been vandalized. He is shown with horns on his head; he is looking over a ruined city and a number of sea animals, each with its name written on its body.
This site reports a disturbance at its latest deep sea mining facility off the North East coast of the United States.
In "An Open Letter from Ganu Yoshida," he acknowledges damage to the deep sea mining facility and attributes the action to a terrorist group. "Our newest and brightest oil rigging development, Chuai Station, was attacked by a terrorist environment group called Tidowave."
As of January 18, 2008, the website has been taken down, with a message written in Japanese. The message reads "Under Maintenance."
7) Tidowave has its own webpage. It is made to look like the Tagruato site, but the hands holding up the planet become claws that squeeze the planet and drain its red color. Then we read, "Bleeding the planet dry since 1945."
As of January 18, 2008, the website has been locked, with a Department of External Affairs watermark in the center of the front page, and a USC code at the top.
The code is the US CODE: Title 18,2332b. Acts of Terror Transcending National Boundaries. See this webpage.
Under what title was this film shipped to theaters?
The film was shipped to theaters under the fake title Bertha.
What music is playing during the party?
The music includes "Way I Are"by Timbaland & Keri Hilson"The Underdog" by Spoon, "Taper Jean Girl" by Kings of Leon, "19-2000" by Gorillaz, "Four Winds" by Bright Eyes, "Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and Other Games)" by Of Montreal, "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston, "Seventeen Years" by Ratatat, "West Coast" by Coconut Records, "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Of The Sucker)" by Parliament, and Pistol of Fire also by the Kings of Leon
What's the date of the attack?
The majority of the film takes place on Friday and Saturday, 22-23 May in 2009.
While 2009 may not be true, there are several signs indicating that it is. Although Rob never states what year it is in the film, May 22 hasn't fallen on a Friday since 1998, but it will in 2009. Some theorists believe that it was SUPPOSED to be 22/23 May 2007, and the footage was found 18 January 2008. But, if so, this does not explain the discrepancies with the days of the week.
What is the first skyscraper to collapse?
We can't be sure what happened off-camera. However, the first building we see collapse is the Woolworth Building, located in Downtown Manhattan on Broadway. We see the building while facing directly down Broadway towards the Battery.
This structure has been incorrectly referred to as The Empire State Building, and the Chrysler Building, by some reviewers (no damage is seen done to either of these, though that doesn't mean it didn't happen). While not as iconic as those famous towers, the Woolworth Building is still among the tallest buildings in Manhattan (792 ft.), and was the tallest building in the world when finished in 1913. Its older age, and sunken-caisson foundation, may account for its collapse despite the lack of actual damage seen done to it prior to its destruction.
Here are some answers to Cloverfield.
What is the monster?
It is , per J.J. Abrams, a giant monster from the ocean. It vaguely resembles an amphibious grasshopper, but with gray, scaly flesh and a fish tail.
Note that the big monster is not the only monster in the film. There are smaller, similar-looking monsters attached to the big one. We see these small monsters attacking people throughout the movie. Theories also suggest there is more than one larger monster due to what appears to be size changes, however, the director, Matt Reeves, said that the monster only appears smaller due to how it was filmed.
"The monster has a pretty consistent size in the film, and towards the end even though its shot in such a way that there is a perspective change that makes him look a bit smaller but it is in fact the monster at his biggest," he says.
Where does the monster come from?
The producer J.J. Abrams says, "The concept for the monster is simple. He's a baby. He's brand-new. He's confused, disoriented and irritable. And he's been down there in the water for thousands and thousands of years."
And where is he from? "We don't say deliberately," notes the writer, Drew Goddard. "Our movie doesn't have the scientist in the white lab coat who shows up and explains things like that. We don't have that scene."
The film does give us clues. You can clearly see an object flying into the ocean behind Rob and Beth in the closing shot, though Abrams has stated that this is a satellite, which was part of the marketing campaign for the film.
Note that in the "viral" marketing campaign for the film, there were hints concerning the "Bloop" incident. In 1997, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded an ultra-low frequency underwater sound that was never identified. Scientists who studied the phenomenon said that the creature that produced it would be much larger than a blue whale.
Also in the viral campaign were several news reports concerning the destruction of an oil drilling rig, further linking the creature to the deep ocean.
What could account for the monster's size and power?
There is a phenomenon known as deep-sea gigantism. The term means that some creatures, who are relatively small when conceived near to the surface, get progressively larger as they develop deeper and deeper in the ocean. For example, squid are usually a maximum of 60 cm in length, but the Giant Squid, which can reside at depths of over 900 m, can reach up to 13 m in length. As for what kind of creature grew to that size, the monster does somewhat resemble animals in the amphipod order.
It could be posited that the monster was disturbed by the oil drilling rig and then followed a tanker ship to the New York harbor (the first thing it destroyed was a tanker ship), where it then proceeded to rip apart the city, finding it a threat. The little creatures that attached themselves to it could be ectoparasites that live on the monster.
As for the monster's seeming indestructible nature: living at depths near the bottom of the deepest parts of the ocean would mean the creature had to live under spectacular pressure, thus making its hide tough enough to withstand heavy rounds of artillery. This would also explain how it could survive so well on land for extended periods. In order to move around properly under the conditions of immense pressure in the deep ocean, it would have had to develop a powerful musculature; and while it is unlikely that it could breathe the air, the deep ocean is a low-oxygen zone, meaning the monster would have had to develop ways to absorb and process what oxygen it had available, as well as store it for long stretches of time.
If you follow the faux sites such as 1-18-08.com they describe a secret ingredient for a drink named Slusho! This ingredient named Seabed Necter is found deep underwater under awesome pressure and in freezing temperatures. It is possible that this chemical mutated a deep sea animal and created the movies creature
What does the man in the alley say?
The man asks for help finding his daughter and his family. He says he wouldn't want to live without them.
What happens to the girl who gets bitten?
Marlena, the girl who gets bitten, starts to bleed from her eyes and ears; then the military takes her behind a curtain. Watch closely and you'll see her stomach expand and burst.
Also when the protagonists first arrive in the military tent a dead soldier with his chest and stomach having been burst open is wheeled by the camera on a stretcher foreshadowing Marlena's fate.
It has been speculated that the smaller creatures may reproduce by biting their prey and impregnating them (somewhat like the Alien franchise) although it has also been suggested that something in the creature's saliva is a catalyst to excess fluid or gas buildup that causes so much pressure that the body can no longer contain it. However, the film itself never confirms these theories.
Is the Statue of Liberty's head too small?
No. The movie shows us the actual proportions of the Statue of Liberty.
These dimensions are taken from the National Park Service:
Head from chin to cranium - 17 feet, 3 inches
Head thickness from ear to ear - 10 feet, 0 inches
The head could easily fit on a city street, even on its side. The whole statue is only 151 feet high. The pedestal adds another 154 feet.
How does the camera's battery last for seven hours or more?
It doesn't. The camera is turned on and off many times throughout the night (a seven-hour period), which preserves the battery life for a c*mulative recording time of about 74 minutes.
The entire movie is (within the fictional realm of the story) nothing but raw footage from digital video card(s) recorded on a single video camera (the camera used, a Panasonic HVX200, uses 1 to 2 digital P2 cards for recording). No one has edited the footage we're seeing. The cuts occur when Hud turns off the camera. We see pieces of "old footage" whenever Hud checks the recording, rewinds or fast-forwards it.
The battery only needs to last for as long as the movie does without credits--again, 74 minutes. A fully-charged camcorder battery will last longer than that.
What happens to Lily?
After the helicopter leaves, we don't see her again, so there is no definitive answer, but events occur that could indicate she survived or didn't survive.
In the radio transmission after Rob, Beth and Hud's copter crashes and the camera is pointed at the busted seat, you hear them say "Helicopters: All down. 15 minutes until hammer down. Sirens will sound 2 minutes out." If this group included Lily's helicopter, she could possibly have died. Also, after the second helicopter takes off we see a flaming mass thrown into a military truck. That flaming mass could be Lily's helicopter.
However, the time between the two helicopters taking off was more than a few minutes, giving her helicopter a great deal of time to get off of the island. Most would say Lily was the only survivor of the group. In addition, if Lily's helicopter had been the flaming mass mentioned above, the three remaining characters certainly would have noticed, and reacted with horror. They had no such reaction.
Additionally, in the penultimate scene, when Rob is listing the people he saw killed by the monster, he mentions Marlena, Jason, and Hud. Lily's name is not spoken, which suggests that he personally does not think her dead.
What happens to Hud?
The monster eats Hud and his video camera, and we get to see the inside of the monster. But how does he end up outside on the ground again? And exactly how does he die?
The movie gives us no clear answer. Hud spends a few seconds inside either the monster's belly or his mouth. Then the monster seems to spit him out. It's not difficult to imagine how this experience might have killed Hud. The monster's acids, his teeth, Hud's fall to the ground--any of these things alone might have been responsible.
When Hud's body lands on the ground, the camera is showing only his head (right profile shot) and shoulders. For all we know, the bottom half of his body could have been chewed off. The only thing that's certain is that he's dead.
On Hud's official viral Myspace.com page his height was changed on the day following the movie's debut to 2'6" implying that his lower body has been severed from his upper body and all that remains is 2'6" of his upper body. The monster has chewed him in half, whether it swallowed his lower half is a mystery.
Upon further review, it seems like Hud is in the monster's mouth for a split second and either falls out or is bitten in half and goes spinning toward the ground in about a 5 second free fall (the monster was about 30 stories tall). The monster must have picked him up a flung him down, since we know the monster is long gone by the time Hud hits the ground, because Rob and Beth run back over to him. They wouldn't do that if the monster was still there!
What do they whisper at the end?
It sounds like "Help us." But the line is backmasked, or played backwards. Played backwards, the line is "It's still alive!"
Listen to the reversed line on boomp3.com here.
ok, I thought it was the name of the place where they fought the monster.... :D..thnks for the info...
I used to be a big muscle guy, but now I have turned over to imports.
But I like both. Sometimes you gotta get out that V-8.
I went and seen this a while ago and this movie is f*cking awesome.
It is bloody as sh*t and very good. And I have got to say, I think Sly is like 61 years old, man is he still fast as hell.
Great movie. 4.5/5
I watched Black Christmas just a little bit ago. Could barely make it through the whole movie. Best scene was the naked shower scene. But overall I rate it as 1/5.
Well it has to end sometime just dont know when that will be.
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