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Getting "Hooligans" (now "Green Street Hooligans") on the US Screens - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
July 2nd, 2005
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Getting "Hooligans" (now "Green Street Hooligans") on the US Screens
If you RSS TORn, you've seen this. From what I've heard (Lilith, was it you who saw it and reviewed it) it sounds terrific. And, let's face it, I'm so damn tired of Elijah's movies, including good ones like "Chain of Fools", not getting distributed. The "call" below is a litle heavy-handed, but, hey, if they're not going to distribute it, we need to do something. *reads article again* Ooo! And a free wrist cuff! *G*

[ETA: Also - great HiRes Dom pics here! http://www.livejournal.com/users/quiet_moments/448463.html]

Here's the story:

"Hooligans Limited Screenings in USA
Xoanon @ 10:35 am EST

From: The “Green Street Hooligans” Team: We know you’ve been waiting patiently to find out when the film will be out in theatres. Well, we finally have news!

First of all, we want you to know we are changing the title to “Green Street Hooligans.” The film is being called “Green Street” in the U.K. (for the street where West Ham Stadium resides) and we wanted to keep our title similar so fans would realize they’re one and the same.

Despite all of your rallying behind us with such ferocity and your petitions, calls and letters, the Hollywood studios have passed on the opportunity to distribute this film. It is really the movie that Hollywood doesn’t want you to see! But, emboldened by you, our fans, we have decided to do it on our own! That’s right, on September 9, 2005 in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, we, Odd Lot Entertainment, the producers of HOOLIGANS, are independently releasing in theatres without the traditional Hollywood machine behind us. And so, we need you now more then ever!

Who needs fancy billboards and flat advertisement when we have your word-of-mouth, which can rumble and quake in the streets, spreading through the population to get the word out on this important movie. Tell all your friends that this film is going to come out. Get them to come and see this movie on opening weekend in the city nearest you. That will get the theatres to keep running it and help us to get more theatres to bring it to more cities across the country. If you want to bring the film to your city and help to make it happen, send us an e-mail to let us know and you can join our team. We’ll send you special materials and work with you directly to get your local theatres to book the film.

With your help, we can defy the establishment intent on silencing us and this movie! With you we can do anything! Sign up on our website: www.greenstreethooligans.com and you’ll receive a free Green Street Hooligans leather wrist cuff as a token of our gratitude.

We know we can beat the odds with your help! Thank you for your invaluable contribution to this film’s campaign. You can say you own a little piece of this special cinematic event."

[interesting website, but the Elijah emphasis is a little heavy and not in tune with the rest; the rap song may turn people off; and it's not letting me register! I keep getting an error. Perhaps it's overwhelemed? *G*)

(hey, so they are showing some of London's show! on MTV - good! I wonder if I missed Snow Patrol??? Interesting banner, and a nice call to activism: "We don't want your money, we want you".)

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From:honeyfitz
Date:July 2nd, 2005 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I think Snow Patrol were on earlier. I've not watched any of it, but Mum commented on them!

Interesting about Elijah - will visit the site and give them some support!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:July 2nd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Let me know if it works for you! Gotta admit... the music sounds a bit heavy and melodramatic for a story about fighting sports fans...! One of them sounded like "Brothers in Arms".
From:honeyfitz
Date:July 2nd, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
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Am I totally thick? Where do you sign up? For email updates?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:July 2nd, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Down at the bottom right where it says email, and sign up. But, yes, they don't make it obvious, do they? Should have changed their site before putting out the call!
From:honeyfitz
Date:July 2nd, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Ah yes. I am thick. I've got it and I'll sign up!
From:honeyfitz
Date:July 2nd, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
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You're right, it does sound like Brothers in Arms! And it won't let me sign up.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:July 2nd, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
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*rolls eyes* And I tried, but there's nowhere to contact them. Ah, well! Shame that this isn't working.
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From:i_o_r_h_a_e_l
Date:July 4th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
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I'm so damn tired of Elijah's movies, including good ones like "Chain of Fools", not getting distributed.

Yes. And what's so special about Kingdom of Heaven? :(
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From:rosamundeb
Date:July 4th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
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*L*!
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