/Film reader Ignatius F sent over There Will Be Vader, a short video mash-up of the video from Star Wars and the audio from There Will Be Blood. It starts off a bit slow but trust me, stay with it for 3 minutes, and it really gets pretty good, then sputters again near the end. Check it out after the jump.
On April 8th, I know what I’ll be buying.
So far, information is limited as details have not been officially announced, but Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood will be released in both a 1-disc and 2-disc special edition DVD. The single disc release will feature the movie in anamorphic widescreen with dolby digital 5.1 surround audio, but no extras.
The two disc special edition will include three featurettes, titled “Dailies Gone Wild,” “The Story of Petroleum,” and “15.” The 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD will include 15 minutes worth of deleted scenes and both the teaser and theatrical trailers. A High Definition release is also planned, but no one is entirely sure if it will be Blu-ray or HD-DVD. I was hoping that Paul would record a commentary track for this film, but I can understand why he probably didn’t.
Posted on Friday, February 29th, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
The following review contains spoilers and touches on topics and themes from the film, There Will Be Blood, which may prove unsettling for some readers. This review is long as hell because TWBB is long as hell, but it is also one of the best films ever made and the best film this decade.
The fact that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s American epic, There Will Be Blood, did not win an Oscar for Best Picture or Best Director says nothing about the film’s quality and inarguable stature as a masterpiece, but much about how we deal with an artist who swims out to the mark of greatness and madness, leaving the rest of us behind.
When an artist, rarely a director, does this it overwhelms and scares us. We practically expect the Jaws theme to begin its maniacal cue and watch the unknown devour him. Anderson, who previously directed the cool but slightly manipulative and hyperactive Boogie Nights and Magnolia, does nothing to alleviate our concern for the unhinged artist; his ever-focused stare dances more and more with an alarming expanse and he brandishes a smirk that sort of says “Oh really? Fuck off.” Luckily, from afar, these traits make him that much more interesting after viewing his first masterpiece.
Saturday Night Live ran a parody of There Will Be Blood last night. Daniel Plainview hosts a Food TV program called “I Drink Your Milkshake”. It looks like Milkshake has now gone mainstream. Anton from No Country for Old Men and our favorite pregnant 15-year old make appearances. Thanks to Derek for bringing us to our attention. Watch the clip below.
Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
When it comes to the showdown, Peter and I will both be there with news on which film wins Best Picture this Sunday evening. However, right now we are both in agreement that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s There Will Be Blood is a better film than the Coen Brothers‘ No Country For Old Men. There is no question: It deserves to win the Oscar for 2007’s Best Picture. Will it? We’ll discuss that later.
I hope to further explain my opinion on this subject in a bit, but until then, tell us why you agree or disagree. And if you think Juno or Michael Clayton is superior to one or both of these modern classics, stay out of this forum or watch out for a braining bowling pin. Oh, and everyone, watch out massive spoilers, obviously. Bring your A-game to the comments.
Discuss one of the coolest Oscar showdowns in years: There Will Be Blood vs. No Country For Old Men.
LA artist AUGOR has taken over the Paramount Vantage There Will Be Blood billboard on Melrose and Mansfield in Los Angeles. I love how Daniel Day-Lewis is now sitting on a skull. Paramount should hire this guy to create artwork for future films.Â Click on the photo below to see the billboard up close.
You have to give Paramount Vantage credit. They’ve decided to embrace the cult popularity of the “I Drink Your Milkshake” quote from Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. Today I had to sign for a couriered letter. The return address said nothing more than the THERE WILL BE BLOOD logo.
I open up the letter and am greeted with the black card seen above. In white TWBB font it reads “I Drink Your Milkshake”. Inside the black card is a coupon for a free milkshake from Cold Stone Creamery and the text “I Drink it up!” “from your friends at Paramount Vantage”, as seen below.
David Spade impersonates Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview in this hilarious There Will Be Blood parody video titled “There Will Be Oscars” over at FunnyorDie.com. Spade’s Plainview wants the Oscar gold. He’s worked long and hard for this moment. This is probably the funniest thing Spade has done in years. Watch the video now below.
Thanks to FirstShowing for discovering this.
Due to the lack of any extra time since the moment Sundance began last Thursday, this episode of the FightCast has been delayed until today. However, it’s up now and I hope you all enjoy!
In this week’s FightCast, we fight about U2 3D, Cloverfield and briefly There Will Be Blood. We recorded the FightCast on the road to Salt Lake City to pick up a friend for Sundance 2008, and apologize for the delay in getting this up. U2 3D is the 3-D concert film which premiered this week in Park City. Cloverfield is the J.J. Abrams produced monster movie which hit theaters last Friday. And we talk a bit about Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, which is in theaters now. Check it out!
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 by Hunter Stephenson
Recently while on Google Chat with Peter, I predicted that Paul Thomas Anderson would follow-up There Will Be Blood with an intensely signature sci-fi undertaking. You can look at the guy in interviews and gleam all of the sick projects dancing in his eyes and hiding in the best smirk in the business; he looks like he’s ready to do some serious Kubrickian-level genre trail blazing. When journalists have quoted him recently, relating his own gnawing, towering ambition and fighting spirit to that of Daniel Plainview’s, they often seem taken aback as if this were a bad or maniacal confession. Screw that. It’s cause for excitement. When you’ve got the touch, you don’t deny it. You say, “yeah, I relate to that [smirk].” There is a little dose of crazy behind all great works (sometimes a lot), and with Oscars definitely coming his way, he’ll need some Plainview to punch through the expectations and torrential glitz.
So, like I said, I thought epic sci-fi would be in order, but apparently it’s spookier. He oft refers to There Will Be Blood as a horror film, but word today over at Bloody Disgusting is that PTA’s pining for some genre horror, like, on The Exorcist or Halloween tip. They say to expect an official announcement of some kind in the coming months. Yeah, that’s all I got. Now, maybe you’re feeling ripped off, like you just went to a palm reader, handed her your wallet with a red bicycle photo in it and she told you you had a red bicycle. But based on what I’m hearing off the record and a lil’ gut intuition, I’m willing to put chips on the table that PTA’s next film is horror or sci-fi and not an ensemble drama. Any director who takes an Oscar and goes off to make a movie to scare all of us up a tree deserves to have his towering ambition erected into a tower made of 80 floors of whatever he finds awesome. I’ll help build it. PTA horror, can you dig it?!