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Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:43 am
by LauraK
I agree that Jemaine was under-utilized.

I also agree with what you said about them, Diah. :)

Vladislov was like the Jemaine Clemaine of the vampire world, attempting to be cooler than he actually is, lol.

Jacob and I both loved it and we laughed our butts off! And the ending was sweet. :)

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:36 pm
by Diah
Wasn't the anticipation worth it, LauraK?

Can't wait for the DVD.

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:09 pm
by Venus
Happy to hear all of you enjoyed WWDITS. It's lovely reading all the glowing reviews from those who go to see it. :D

When I first watched it, I thought that Jemaine wasn't in the film as much as I thought he would be but when I watched it again, I noticed that he still manages to stand out because he had some of the best one-liners. Jemaine has also mentioned in interviews that he edited the first cut of the film and he was hardly in it so Taika had to include him in it more.

Jemaine's interview with Oregon Live: Jemaine Clement on vampire movies, Flight of the Conchords and 'Men in Black 3'
Jemaine's interview with Indiewire: Jemaine Clement on Vampire Obsession, 'What We Do in the Shadows' and His 'Flight of the Conchords' Legacy
Yahoo! Movies video: Ranking the Accuracy of Vampire Movies With the Experts From 'What We Do In the Shadows' + Financial Advice

I love the DVD although you US & Canadian peeps are going to have audio commentary which wasn't included in the NZ DVD release (reminds me of the Eagle vs Shark DVD situation when the region 2 DVD had the commentary) ;)'

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:27 pm
by Venus
There was an online screening and Q&A with Jemaine & Taika after. New glasses. 8)

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NYC Q&A
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Oh and WWDITS has grossed over $ 1million in the US & Canada! ($1.39 million so far) :clap:

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:19 pm
by mohumbhai mania
That's amazing considering it has been in barely any theatres in the US.
What a modest guy - edits himself out of the film!

Anyhoo, any news on a US release date for the DVD?

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:21 pm
by Venus
Hi MM! :wave: It is doing very well in the US & Canada and it's even opened in more theaters than anticipated. Looks like it's going to gross over $2 million soon. :clap:

Yes, it's out on DVD (& Blu-ray) in the US on May 19th! It's available for pre-order on Amazon here.

Sterlin Harjo who is friends with Taika & Jemaine interviewed both of them for his podcast. They're really good, insightful interviews. 8)
Jemaine's interview
Taika's interview

Jemaine talking about For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn :lalala:

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:40 pm
by Diah
Venus wrote:Sterlin Harjo who is friends with Taika & Jemaine interviewed both of them for his podcast. They're really good, insightful interviews.


I haven't listened to Taika's interview yet, but I loved Jemaine's. He's has had such an interesting life. He should write a book. Maybe be in a play with Bret. :wink: That was cheesy. Anyway, his growing up poor story beats mine.

I want a recording of him saying Wairarapa to be my text notification. :lol:

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:22 pm
by Venus
Hehe, I loved his pronunciation of Wairarapa too. It was nice getting more of an insight into both of Jemaine & Taika's family life/background in the interview. :)

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:45 am
by Diah
I listened to Taika's interview. His upbringing was nothing like I would have imagined. I like him a bit more now. :P

I can definitely relate to some of their stories. A million cousins and not knowing for sure which belonged with which Aunt. :lol:

Now where's Bret's in-depth interview?

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:39 am
by Diah
Oh BTW... are those Taika's feet on the right?

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Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:16 pm
by Venus
WWDITS out on DVD & Blu-ray in the US on July 21 :D

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Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:12 am
by Nancy
:yay: :woohoo: :whitey: :cheer: Yay!!! :yay: :woohoo: :whitey: :cheer:

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:08 pm
by LauraK
Yay is right! I want to own this film now! I loved it and want to share it. :D

Also, his shoes up there are reminiscent of the ones he wore at our meet n greet, way back in '09. I can't believe it's been that long.

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:42 am
by Diah
I was thinking the mix and match socks might be his. That seems Taika-ish.

Those shoes are similar though.

Re: What We Do In The Shadows feature film!

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:45 pm
by MVL
Just came in to post a smiley:

('WWDitS' with U.S. film distribution outfits that missed the boat)
:suckers: