Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Cloverfield Digital Downloads

CloverfieldCloverfield is now available for digital download on three of the major video download services - Amazon Unbox ($14.99), iTunes ($14.99), CinemaNow ($19.95), and Movielink ($19.99).

I've used the Amazon Unbox service in the past and it works great and is easy to use, but you can buy the full DVD for the same price, so I'm not sure why anyone would do this. I assume the download price is for the movie only, so... you are paying the same price (or more), for less content?!?!? If it was $4.99, or even $9.99 it might make more sense...

Download It NowAmazon Unbox

Download It NowCinemaNow

Download It NowMovieLink

Download It NowCloverfield iTunes

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cloverfield Blu-Ray Date Announced

Paramount has officially confirmed the details of its Blu-ray release schedule, with its first titles due for release late May, and more importantly, the release of Cloverfield Blu-Ray on June 3rd! This is much sooner than I predicted!

The Cloverfield Blu-ray will include "an exclusive feature-length "Special Investigation Mode" with added details about the film. Additional features include a director commentary, Making Of featurettes, deleted scenes, alternate endings with commentary and more."

Read the full Paramount Press Release at High-Def Digest.

* Thanks for the tip from Thanh in the comments!

Hidden Slusho

In TJ Miller's video diary, he points out a Slusho! hidden in the graffiti "for the fanboys - wha what?". I checked this scene out in the movie, and this section of the wall is not completely visible, but you can see the very edge of it, especially if you watch the 1080P HD version of this scene.

I wonder what other hidden Mickeys are waiting to be found?

Michael Giacchino's "Roar" Now Available On iTunes

The full-length version of Michael Giacchino's "Roar" from Cloverfield has finally been released on iTunes.

The non-DRM'ed M4A download runs $1.99, and is 23 MB.

* Thanks to Eric B for the link!

From the official press release:

For the first time, the full length orchestral piece, entitled "ROAR!", will be available exclusively from iTunes paralleling the release of the film for download. Giacchino's "ROAR!" showcases an epic monster movie style, one that captivated audience members throughout the end credits. The film version of "ROAR!" totaled 9:45. The iTunes release finally makes available the full length, unedited piece that runs 12:15.

About Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino recently garnered an Academy Award nomination, and won a Grammy for his score for Pixar's "Ratatouille". His previous film scores include "Mission Impossible III", "The Family Stone" and Pixar's "The Incredibles." His work has been enjoyed on television in the shows Alias and LOST, for which he won an Emmy in 2006. In addition to film and television work, he is well known for his scores for video games such as "Medal of Honor", "Call of Duty", and Steven Spielberg's "Lost World." Upcoming projects include May's release of The Wachowski Brothers' "Speed Racer" and "Star Trek" directed by JJ Abrams.

Monday, April 28, 2008

TJ Miller Video Diary

The Best Buy version of the Cloverfield DVD included a 30 minute "TJ Miller's ("HUD") Video Diary", featuring behind-the-scenes video of TJ Miller doing what he does best, goofing around on the set of Cloverfield. If you haven't already purchased the limited-edition version, it is probably too late, but you can still watch the videos here.

* Thanks to Gabriel for emailing me about this!

PART 1: Removed by Paramount
PART 2: Removed by Paramount
PART 3: Removed by Paramount

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Behind The Scenes Photos

IMDB has some behind-the-scenes photos from Cloverfield. Thanks to Nick S. for finding these! Who knew IMDB had any useful Cloverfield information? ;)

Cloverfield Ringtone and Monster Sounds

The code for the Cloverfield Ringtone, mentioned in my Cloverfield DVD Review, has been sent in by Mitchell. You can text US447 to 33287, or go directly to

The Sears/Kmart exclusive ringtone, titled "What Was That", is a mix of Marlena and monster roars. You can download an MP3 of the ringtone here.

The site also had some great Cloverfield sounds, but I didn't realize the links were taken down when the contest ended. Fortunately, you can still downloaded them all directly:
Also, my Slusho! Ringtones post from August, was missing the music from the two newest pages - Distribution and Contest. Here are those two files, plus the rest for completeness:

Yahoo Movies Alternate Ending Clip

Yahoo! Movies has the other alternate ending clip, which is different than the Spike TV alternate ending.

In this ending, the Coney Island ferris wheel scene is replaced with a shot of Beth running down the subway ramp.

Friday, April 25, 2008

More Cloverfield Interviews

Jefe: I have put many beautiful interviews in this post, each of them filled with little surprises.
El Guapo: Many interviews?
Jefe: Oh yes, many!
El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of interviews?
Jefe: Oh yes, you have a plethora.

Matt Reeves on 'Cloverfield' Director Q&A: Less Nausea, More Love, Same Terrifying Monster

Matt Reeves on 'Cloverfield' Secrets Revealed: Director Answers Your Burning Questions About The Monster Movie

TJ Miller on EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TJ Miller Talks Cloverfield

TJ Miller on M&C Interview: TJ Miller talks “Hud” and the Cloverfield monster

TJ Miller on 411 Movies Interview: TJ Miller of Cloverfield

Lizzy Caplan on 411 Movies Interview: Lizzy Caplan of Cloverfield

Last but not least, this next story is technically not an interview, but Matt Reeves is already in pre-production on his next movie - The Invisible Woman - which means that IF there is a Cloverfield sequel, and IF it is going to be directed by Matt Reeves, then it won't be made anytime soon. From Matt Reeves Puts ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel On Back Burner, Eager To Get ‘Invisible’

Thursday, April 24, 2008

MissingTeddyHanssen - Crazy?

There is a new post at the Missing Teddy Hanssen blog:
Having one of those days - those "stare at the ceiling" days. I feel like it would be really easy for me to go crazy right now. Just give in and go completely bats**t insane. Maybe I never even had a brother to begin with. He's always been lost.

I've lobbied, held fundraisers, and slept outside government buildings. Everyone I could think to call I called. I have everyone's pity. But there's always more to do. The growth of people is great but I can't sort through all these theories. I don't know what to believe anymore. Everyone thinks they know. But no one knows for sure where Teddy is, do they? No one is honestly doing anything to bring him back. The attention is great - but people could care less whether he actually comes back or not.

Why isn't anything happening? Why am I in the exact same place I was 4 months ago? Why won't anybody tell me what's going on? What do I have to do to get the truth?????

I've gotta make more calls. It's part of being a crazy person. You don't ever stop.
Alyse approved one comment on this new post:
Anonymous said...
You'll notice one of the files is missing. That's where your prayers will be answered. Now please stop.
UPDATE: Alyse left a new comment for Anonymous:
Anonymous -
I'm sorry but I have no other way to contact you so it has to be this way because I found the missing gx file, but you didn't give me a user name or password!
Not sure what a GX file is, unless it's an unusual abbreviation for graphics. We also don't know of any in-game sites that require a username AND password, just which only requires a password. Is there a new site we are missing, or should we be looking for missing graphics somewhere?

* Thanks to Pwn Master Paladin for emailing me first!
* Thanks to Kingpinand Wolfgang for emailing about the update.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

JJ Abrams on AOTS, Matt Reeves interview

J.J. Abrams appeared on G4's Attack of the Show, and discussed Star Trek, Lost, and Cloverfield. He mentions there is NO connection between Cloverfield and LOST, and there are no definite plans for a sequel yet.

Also, IGN interveiwed Matt Reeves, where he discusses the viral marketing, and mentions there are no definite plans for a sequel yet.

* Thanks to geezyj and Ben Johnson for the heads up.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Vote Now

The voting has opened on the video contest. Head on over and vote for your favorite videos. You have until May 13th to vote, and you cast one (1) vote per day per email address. Now get out there and "Rock The Vote!"

Cloverfield DVD Buyers Guide

Here is a first hand look at some of the Cloverfield DVD Editions. Hopefully this will clear up some rumors.

First up is the Suncoast/F.Y.E./HMV SteelBook edition. The case is very cool, and the smashed effect is embossed into the steel cover. Inside the SteelBook cover is a clear plastic liner, which underneath is an extra-wide Statue Of Liberty NY skyline shot. The actual DVD inside is exactly that same as in all the other versions, including all the special features mentioned in my DVD review, it just doesn't come with any "extras", aside from the cool cover. The marked price was $26.99, but it rang up at $21.59 plus there is a $5.00 rebate, which will bring the total price to $16.59! If you don't care about extras, this is the one to get. Grade: A

The Target "Deluxe" edition is a little bit of a trick.

I don't appreciate your ruse, ma'am.
I beg your pardon?
Your ruse. Your cunning attempt to trick me.

The exclusive "cover" is really just a piece cardboard shrinkwrapped the the front of a standard Cloverfield DVD. Shrinkwrapped to the back is the "Rob's Goin' to Japan Party Mix" CD. Considering the $22.99 price, your are basically paying $8.00 for nine songs. Mark sent in this photo of the inside of the CD case, with the faux-handwritten label, which I'll admit is pretty cool. Grade: B-

Last up is the Best Buy edition, with the exclusive 30 minute TJ Miller DVD. The Cloverfield DVD is standard issue, with the bonus disc in a plain white paper sleeve shrinkwrapped to the back. Not all of the DVDs at Best Buy have this, so make sure you check the back, or look for the "Bonus Disc" sticker on the front. These are usually placed in the middle of the store on a seperate display, so ask for it specifically when you go. Unlike Target, there is no additional charge for the bonus edition, but these are very limited, so don't wait until the weekend to get one. I haven't watched the bonus disc yet, but based on the preview clip and the $15.99 price, I think this would also be a good choice. Grade B+

Jason Sharman sent in these pictures from the Canadian Best Buy version. A cardboard sleeve fits over the TJ Miller edition seen above. I'm not sure why they didn't do this in the US, but it is probably a-boot needing everything in English and French. The price is $22.99 CAN, which is only $3.00 more than the standard version.

I almost forgot that Kmart/Sears is giving away a free Cloverfield Ringtone with purchase. I'm not sure why anyone would get this over any of the other extras, when there are some many other places to get Cloverfield ringtones for free, including:

• The Slusho WAP website
• The CloverfieldClues Slusho! Ringtones post
• Free monster sounds from

If anyone did buy this version, please email me what the back of the sticker says. Thanks!

Borders has a "30 page book with production stuff and a lot of cool pictures", according to Flea, who sent in these pictures. The Borders edition will run you $21.

Lawsae Aquino sent in these additional photos from the Borders website.