219 Things Change

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219 Things Change

#1 Post by MichaelB » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:00 am

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THINGS CHANGE
(David Mamet, 1988)

Release date: 22 March 2021
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray premiere)

Pre-order here

Written and directed by David Mamet (Oleanna), the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright known for his intense dramas, Things Change is a charming, expertly crafted ‘mistaken identity’ comedy.

The Mob force unassuming shoe-shine man Gino (Don Ameche, Trading Places) into taking the hit for a murder he didn't commit. The pay-off? A fishing boat in Sicily when he gets out. Small-time crook Jerry (Joe Mantegna, House of Games) takes Gino on one last jaunt to Lake Tahoe before his term begins, but, when Gino is mistaken for a major league gangster, the duo soon fall prey to local hoodlums…

An unexpected change of pace for Mamet, Things Change benefits from an intelligent, witty script and superb central performances from Ameche and Mantegna, who received Best Actor awards at the Venice Film Festival for their efforts.

INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

• High Definition remaster
• Original stereo audio
• New interview with writer-director David Mamet
• New interview with actor Joe Mantegna
• New Interview with actor William H Macy
• New Interview with composer Alaric Jans
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials
• Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Ellen Cheshire, an archival production report, extracts from interviews with David Mamet and Don Ameche, an overview of contemporary critical responses and film credits
• World premiere on Blu-ray
• Limited edition of 3,000 copies
• All extras subject to change

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BBFC cert: PG
REGION B
EAN: 5060697921052

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Re: 219 Things Change

#2 Post by Finch » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:10 am

Roger Ebert's contemporary 3 star review

Pity Ricky Jay isn't around anymore to contribute to the extras.

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Re: 219 Things Change

#3 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:32 am

Nice that they got Mamet to participate in the extras this go around!

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Re: 219 Things Change

#4 Post by MichaelB » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:36 am

He was aware of Indicator's Oleanna and I believe he gave the project his blessing, but I think he strongly felt that that particular piece should speak for itself.

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Re: 219 Things Change

#5 Post by beamish14 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:50 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:36 am
He was aware of Indicator's Oleanna and I believe he gave the project his blessing, but I think he strongly felt that that particular piece should speak for itself.

Mamet felt personally attacked when the play got some very hostile responses during its initial staging with William H. Macy and Rebecca Pidgeon
at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1992.

I adore Things Change, and I hope more of his work keeps coming out on Blu. Fingers crossed we'll even get television productions like The Water Engine
and A Life in the Theatre one day.

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Re: 219 Things Change

#6 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:18 pm

Lakeboat would have been a good bonus film for this given the Mamet and Mantegna factor

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Re: 219 Things Change

#7 Post by beamish14 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:29 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Lakeboat would have been a good bonus film for this given the Mamet and Mantegna factor


Oh, definitely. I really like that, and I don't think it's ever been released in its OAR. Really nice late career performance
from Peter Falk in it. Mamet's half-brother stars in it; he's not terribly magnetic, but it doesn't bring down the film.

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