New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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all the money in the world clip

Ridley Scott is the consummate director.

It’s how he was able to rally together an eleventh-hour reshoot schedule to replace star Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World. It’s how he works non-stop despite being 80 years old, producing two movies and one TV show in the last year alone. And it’s how he got the entire cast of his historical thriller to gush about him in an exclusive new All The Money in the World clip from the film’s upcoming home video release.

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all the money in the world reshoots

UPDATE: The controversy behind this pay discrepancy has come to an end with Mark Wahlberg doing the right thing. Read the full update at the end of our story.

As the pay gap debate continues to gain steam in the wake of news that Michelle Williams was paid less than 1% of Mark Wahlberg‘s paycheck for the All the Money in the World reshoots, more details emerge about Wahlberg’s deal over his fee.

Wahlberg reportedly withheld approval of Christopher Plummer as the replacement for Kevin Spacey to get his $1.5 million fee, refusing to sign off on the casting unless he received additional payment. It looks like the only thing it would take to get Marky Mark to take time out of his busy pants-dropping schedule is some good old-fashioned co-star leveraging.

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all the money in the world reshoots

Ridley Scott recently made headlines when he decided to reshoot Kevin Spacey’s scenes in All The Money In The World with Christopher Plummer – a decision that required co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams to come back for said reshoots. Reports now indicate that while Wahlberg received a hefty sum of money to film his reshoots, Williams was paid millions of dollars less.

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All the Money in the World Christopher Plummer

When Ridley Scott decided to replace Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, it wasn’t simply a matter of hiring Christopher Plummer. Actors had to return for quick reshoots, and screenwriter David Scarpa had to make sure the script pages were ready for Plummer.

Plummer now assumes the role of J. Paul Getty. When his grandson (Charlie Plummer) is kidnapped, Getty refuses to pay the ransom. His daughter-in-law Gail Harris (Michelle Williams) can only implore Getty, through his counsel Fletcher Chase (Mark Wahlberg), to help. Scarpa spoke with /Film about penning the screenplay for the new thriller, the differences between the two versions of the film, and the upcoming adaptation of The Cartel that he’s writing for Ridley Scott.

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all the money in the world review

Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World begins with a monologue from John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) in which he explains to the audience that the sheer amount of money that the Gettys possessed might as well have meant that they came from a different planet. “We look like you,” he says, “But we’re not like you.” And indeed they aren’t. When Paul is kidnapped and his mother Gail (Michelle Williams) tries to contact his grandfather (Christopher Plummer) for the $17 million ransom, J. Paul Getty refuses. As he tells his advisor (Mark Wahlberg), it’s not that he doesn’t have the money. It’s just that he doesn’t have the money to spare.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott defied all the odds and is ready to deliver All the Money in the World to theaters right on schedule (give or take a few days). A filmmaker delivering a film as expected normally isn’t a huge deal, but All the Money in the World is a special case: with only weeks until release, Scott and company went back and reshot several scenes to replace disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer. It was a bold, unexpected plan that might just have paid off. Now, new details from Scott and Plummer have emerged about the All the Money in the World reshoots.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott is not messing around. After an All the Money in the World TV spot arrived earlier today giving us our first glimpse of Christopher Plummer replacing fired actor Kevin Spacey, a brand new full trailer just dropped with even more new Plummer footage. Scott has seemingly defied the odds and managed to quickly alter his already completed film, just in time to maintain its established release date. The new All the Money in the World trailer is below.

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All the Money in the World Christopher Plummer

That was fast. Following the recent announcement that All the Money in the World director Ridley Scott would be replacing All the Money co-star Kevin Spacey with actor Christopher Plummer, we now have the first official footage of Plummer stepping into Spacey’s part via a new TV spot. In addition to the footage, Ridley Scott sat down with Entertainment Weekly and spoke for the first time on record about the events surrounding Spacey’s firing from the film.

See the All the Money in the World TV spot with Christopher Plummer below.

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all the money in the world trailer

Ridley Scott has been hard at work, with two high-profile films released this year. While Alien: Covenant met with mixed reactions from fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise that he begat, All the Money in the World arrives with virtually no expectations from movie goers.

It’s a wonder that this film wasn’t on our radar sooner. Starring award-winning actors like Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, and Mark Wahlberg, and based on the real-life kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty’s grandson, it’s the type of buzzy fare that will immediately get audience attention, if not awards attention. That’s likely what the recently released trailer is aiming for.

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