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More Notes: "Say Anything" Anniversary Edition, "Community" Stuff

By admin Published: August 21, 2009


"Say Anything" is memorable, I think, even for people who have not seen it, because the boom box scene has been so often invoked. (If memory serves, "Drop Dead Diva" did an homage to it not long ago.) Details of the new release, due Nov. 3, are after the jump. The release is also of interest because it gives priority to the Blu-ray version, with the DVD almost an afterthought. That's the way marketers want consumers to tilt.

To promote the new series "Community," with Joel McHale, Chevy Chase and NE Ohio's own Yvette Nicole Brown, is offering orientation videos for the show's community college. More info after the jump, after the "Say Anything" release.

"Say Anything":

Fall in love with Lloyd all over again when Say Anything… 20th Anniversary Edition debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Earning a ‘100% Fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes as a top fan-favorite, Academy Award winner* Cameron Crowe’s (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) directorial debut stars Golden Globe nominee** John Cusack (2012) as Lloyd Dobler, a mediocre student and aspiring kick-boxer, and Ione Skye (Fever Pitch) as the beautiful valedictorian Diane Court, whose heart Lloyd seeks to capture. The film also features an all-star supporting cast including Golden Globe nominee*** John Mahoney (“Frasier”), Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under”), Joan Cusack ( The School of Rock ) and Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”).

The Say Anything... 20th Anniversary Edition BD includes exclusive all-new bonus materials including a retrospective featurette revisiting the iconic film 20 years later, and a trivia track containing over 200 questions. The BD and DVD also feature two brand new bonus materials including ‘I Love Say Anything...,’ a look at famous fans who love the film and why, and a conversation with Cameron Crowe, in addition to cast commentary, extended scenes, deleted scenes, and more. Say Anything… 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on Blu-ray Disc for a suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S./ $37.99 Canada and standard DVD for a suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada. Prebook is October 7.

In this charming critically acclaimed tale of first love, Lloyd, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. He surprises just about everyone – including himself – when she returns the sentiment.

Blu-ray Disc Specs
The Say Anything 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio; English Dolby Surround Sound; Spanish and French Mono Sound; and subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Blu-ray Disc Special Features:
ALL NEW To Know Say Anything…is to Love It! Trivia Track (over 200 questions)* BD exclusive
ALL NEW An Iconic Film Revisited: Say Anything…20 Years Later featurette* BD exclusive
ALL NEW A Conversation with Cameron Crowe featurette
ALL NEW I Love Say Anything…! Featurette
Intro and Commentary by Cameron Crowe, John Cusack and Ione Skye
Alternate Scenes
Alternate Scenes with Commentary by Cameron Crowe
Deleted Scenes
Extended Scenes
Vintage featurette
Theatrical Trailers
TV Spots
Photo Gallery
DVD Specs
The Say Anything 20th Anniversary Edition DVD is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital; English Dolby Surround Sound; Spanish Mono Sound; French Mono Sound; and subtitles in English, Spanish and French. Special features are same as above except where noted as BD exclusive.

Re "Community":

[As of Thursday, Aug. 20] will debut a series of videos aimed to introduce users to the new comedy, "Community," from Sony Pictures Television, which premieres on NBC on September 17 (9:30p.m. ET). The announcement was made by Steve Andrade, Senior Vice President Digital Development and General Manager,

"These videos are a great way to introduce 'Community' to our users," said Andrade. "They are also a great example of what can happen when we work closely with our show creators to give consumers a rich digital entertainment experience."

In the "Greendale Orientation Videos," based at the fictitious Greendale Community College featured in "Community," the Dean of Admissions, Pat Isakson (played by series creator Dan Harmon) welcomes potential students to the school by presenting the straight A's of Greendale: Accessibility, Affordability, Air Conditioning, Awesome New Friends and A Lot of Classes.

"These videos are a fun way to introduce people to the world of 'Community,'" said executive producer Dan Harmon, "And my acting in them is a convenient way to lower their expectations."

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