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Get out and spread the word!!!! "CHAIN OF FOOLS" is coming to DVD!!!! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
November 11th, 2004
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Get out and spread the word!!!! "CHAIN OF FOOLS" is coming to DVD!!!!
Was checking out the latest news at BagEndInn, and my jaw hit the ground when I saw that "Chain of Fools", the great crazy ensemble comedy with Elijah Wood as Mikey the Hitman, is coming to DVD - in February!!!!

You can find it here at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006J28KK/ref=cm_rv_thx_view/104-1343789-4187136?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance

It's only talking about Region 1 (US and Canada) format, but perhaps the Amazon for Britain will have it in the correct format for that region.

HURRAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*buys tickets to Cats and takes all her friends - *G*

Here's a great review by a viewer that was up at imdb.com. Although I can't agree with her about Scotty (!), all I can say about her first paragraph is "AMEN!":

"The movie industry never ceases to amaze me. How can it be that such a gem as this can be hidden away for so long and only be shown in scattered parts of the globe? It is a travesty and a huge mistake on someone's part. I know for a fact that this movie would go down a storm in the U.K. Yet, three years after it was made, it has never been seen in a British cinema, never been released on video or DVD in Britain and has not yet been shown on TV either. I had to buy a video tape from Australia!

But, make no mistake, this movie is unique and an absolutely brilliant comedy. It is a chapter of accidents, in which nothing ever goes according to plan and the flashbacks, where events are constantly changing, are a hoot.

To me personally, the Orlando Jones, Miss Cocoa character was a bit pointless, but some would no doubt find him amusing. Otherwise, the characters were a treat and superbly played. I single out Steve Zahn who was excellent as the bungling barber, Kresk; Elijah Wood who made me ache with laughter as a "hitman", the new kid on the block; Jeff Goldblum as the wicked Avnet; Tom Wilkinson as the English scoundrel, Bollingsworth; and Salma Hayek who could arrest me anytime. But,oh, Devin Drewitz! Devin Drewitz, was terrific as the hyperactive, Scottie. He was never still for an instant. Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, but Dennis the Menace had nothing on this kid. Remember the name! The kid will go far."

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From:psyknife
Date:November 12th, 2004 05:16 am (UTC)
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Wow... maybe I don't have to worry about making those other copies after all. This is joyous news!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 12th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC)
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It is! It is!!!! But it was still sweet of you to make copies. *G*
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
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OMG SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!! I've wanted this to come out on DVD for forEVER!!!

*dances!!*
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From:hobbitgrrl
Date:November 12th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC)
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Feb 15th??? I don't want to wait that long!! :(

Can't beat the price, though...
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 12th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
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*ggl* at Hobbitgrrl and her Sam! *G*

*dances with you!!! wheeee!!!*
From:ex_salwood
Date:November 12th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC)
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I've had Chain of Fools for quite a long time now! 0_0. Not quite sure when it was a available in the UK....
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 12th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Really??? Somebody probably told me it was (anonypooh) and I'd forgotten, since we rarely have DVD players that can play DVD's from other regions in the U.S. Thanks!

And what a lovely pic of Elijah in your icon - I don't remember seeing that before. The hair, the expression, the lighting - just so happy. *S*
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From:quiet_moments
Date:November 12th, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
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And YAY! for Chain Of Fools! I might finally get to see this movie!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:November 12th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)
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*G* Yay, indeed!!!

Thank you so much for putting up the pic! The other fellows face is familiar, but I can't place him - do you know who he is? And when the pic was taken?
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:November 13th, 2004 04:28 am (UTC)
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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You mean I'll be able to watch Action!Elijah in digital splendor?!?!?!?!?! Yay! :) Thank you for posting it.
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:November 13th, 2004 04:30 am (UTC)
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P.S. Ros, it always makes me happy when you post that Lij-with-xmas-bow icon. Hehehe. :)
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