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Topic: The movie Shade
Message: Posted by: highlander (Dec 15, 2006 12:34PM)
Hi Paul

You were involved in making the movie Shade. Was this film ever released in the uk ?

Thanks for making the dvd Royal Road its been a massive help.

Message: Posted by: R P Wilson (Dec 15, 2006 02:01PM)
It was released only as a rental DVD by Blockbuster. Shade got a terrible distribution deal because of shenanigans at RKO - it deserved better. If you call some local blockbusters they may have it for sale but it has no extras - I recommend getting it from Amazon.com in the US.

Message: Posted by: Jeff Corn (Dec 15, 2006 02:47PM)
This movie never really got the credit it deserves considering the names in it and the script itself.
Message: Posted by: R P Wilson (Dec 15, 2006 05:43PM)
Jeff - it got a raw deal. It was way better than Confidence and Poolhall Junkies and they got proper distribution and marketing. It's a long story as to why Shade got beaten up and I don't really want to discuss it any more. I learned a great deal by being involved with the post production battles. It's as tough or tougher than filming the movie.

Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Dec 15, 2006 06:57PM)
It remains one of my favorites. The opening sequence, alone, is worth the price of admission. Ironically, I bought my copy from Blockbuster and I'm glad I did when I did 'cos it's getting harder and harder to find as a rental (even though I own it I still look for it on the shelves). This is the Vernon Chronicles vol. 2 of DVDs. ( :) ) Get it while you can.
Message: Posted by: Dan Monroe (Dec 17, 2006 09:42AM)
Got my copy out of a $5 dollar bin at Walmart. It was the only copy I could find in there. People looked at me kind of strange when I did my little celebration dance. LOL

Message: Posted by: Silly Walter the Polar Bear (Dec 17, 2006 10:58AM)
Poolhall Junkies was a great film.
Message: Posted by: Dustin Baker (Dec 18, 2006 02:58AM)
I saw it for the first time on TV.

When I first saw the scene where they're scamming Jamie Foxx, I jumped and said, "Hey that's R. Paul Wilson."

You guys found a great pick in Hal Holbrook. When I first saw him I thought it really was Dean Vernon, and that the movie was just older than I originally thought. It took me a while to relize that he was also the guy from several Disney pictures awhile back.

On another note, when will "Smokin' Aces" be out?