Image Entertainment has revealed that it is planning to bring to Blu-ray Francis Ford Coppola's Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), starring Kathleen Turner, Barry Miller, Nicolas Cage, and Jim Carrey. The preliminary release date set by the distributor is July 30th.
Peggy Sue (Turner) and Crazy Charlie (Cage) have been suffering many difficulties in their marriage, and are now on the verge of divorce. Wishing to forget her troubles, Peggy goes to her 25th High School Reunion and is voted Reunion Queen. But then something very strange happens: Peggy passes out and travels back in time to revisit the years of her youth. She now has the chance to rewrite history, but is unsure whether she should avoid marriage to Charlie this time around or simply allow fate to take its course.
Got to see this in a pre-release Tri-Star exhibitors' screening way back when. Cute little movie, though nothing really special. It should be fun to revisit looking essentially as good (and about the same size) as it did in a 35mm distributor private screening room!
While Iím happy to see this coming to Blu-ray -- it is, indeed, a pleasant little film -- and will likely end up adding it my shelf, if theyíre going to start pulling from Coppolaís 80s years then can we please, for the love of cinema, get The Outsiders?! I mean, really. Itís only among his best films and all, and is even considered a minor classic. For that matter, I would also love to have in HD the criminally underrated Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
Oh, so Jim Carrey isn't allowed to ridicule or criticize Charlton Heston because the guy's dead? Okay. I guess that means we're not allowed to ridicule or criticize the following people, either:
-John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
-Kim Jong Il
-Osama bin Laden
You guys need to grow the hell up. Heston was no saint, and he did some pretty awful NRA-related things later in his life. The First Amendment allows Carrey to poke fun at him. If Heston's estate is that upset over it, they can sue him for slander.
You guys also need to remember that this is Bu-ray.com, not Fox "News" or IMDb. Go to the forums on the latter two sites if you want to vent your disdain for Jim Carrey. This is not the place for politics.
But it's all right for you to vent your disdain for Charlton Heston simply because he stood up for the second amendment ("pretty awful NRA-related things" indeed). Maybe you should head on over to the Huff Post or Media Matters where all you left wing hypocrites congregate. This is not the place for politics.
Can't believe it's such an old movie, I remember really enjoying this one and haven't seen it in probably 20+ years. Will definitely pick this up if it gets a nice transfer, some of these older flicks that are only available in rotten full screen on DVD just can't be stomached, so replacing them with a nice OAR transfer is appreciated.
Yes, because standing up for the Second Amendment means going to a town to hold an NRA rally after the mayor specifically told them not to come, since they had just a mass shooting, and that doing so would be disrespectful to the recently deceased. What goes around, comes around.
"Jim Carrey speaking out in favor of gun control is not going to kill his career, let alone hurt it. When has ever happened to a celebrity? It's not illegal to discuss it. Now, if he got caught doing lines of coke off a dead prostitute's torso, naked, then that would be a completely different story. If you think it was disrespectful of him to ridicule Charlton Heston in that video, who is deceased and can't defend himself, keep this in mind: After the Columbine shootings, the mayor specifically told Heston and the NRA not to show up to have a pro-gun rally while they were in a period of mourning, and what did they do? That's right, they showed up and did it, anyway. Eye for an eye..."
"Only that information is misleading. All NRA activities were cancelled except the member's meeting, which the association was required by law to follow thru with. And even though you didn't bring it up, I think it should be noted that the meeting had nothing to do with the Columbine shooting, rather it had been planned years in advance."
I thought maybe you were simply misinformed, but apparently you just like perpetuating misleading information.
The NRA is a private organization. I seriously doubt that a city/town would tell them they had to come and hold a rally while they were in a stage of mourning, and then turn around and say how evil they were for disrespecting the dead. If it worked that way, they would have cancelled the event. The NRA chose to hold their rally then and there. Nobody made them do it but themselves.
@killermike2178, care to address Carrey's incredibly stupid remarks concerning vaccines? The man goes out and tells people not to vaccinate their children. What a loon. BTW, love how you compare Reagan to Hitler and Stalin. Typical left-winger; everyone who disagrees with you is lumped in with mass murderers.
He was supportive of his ex-girlfriend's cause, until they found out her son didn't even have autism, but rather Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. That's why his "autism" disappeared, because he never had it in the first place. LK is like autism, but subsides after a few years. Yet, Jenny claimed she cured him, and that's probably why Jim dumped her ass to the curb, for being a manipulative liar. He was tired of being used for her cause. Notice how neither one of them now are very active in the anti-vaccination community these days.
Unfortunately, the only way fascists (I mean, republicans) are going to learn about the need to ban guns is the hard way. Just like the change their opinion on gays when they discover they have one in the family, they'll only see the light when they see one of their loved ones perforated by a bullet. Sad.
People hate Carrey over making fun of Charlton Heston? Heston was as bad a bigot as Mel Gibson with his racism and homophobia. No love lost from me when he died.
And seriously, Carrey's in this movie for about 10 minutes as a secondary character as one of Nicolas Cage's friends... so all the obsession over him in this thread is useless because he was basically a glorified extra here.
Charlton Heston: "Why should I be ashamed of white guys? Why is "Hispanic pride" or "black pride" a good thing, while "white pride" conjures up shaved heads and white hoods? -- Speech by National Rifle Association First Vice President Charlton Heston Delivered at the Free Congress Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala "Gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights..." -- From Heston's speech 'Winning the Cultural War,' delivered Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 pm, Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall "I find my blood pressure rising when Clinton's cultural shock troops participate in homosexual-rights fund-raisers but boycott gun-rights fund-raisers... and then claim it's time to place homosexual men in tents with Boy Scouts, and suggest that sperm donor babies born into lesbian relationships are somehow better served and more loved." -- Speech by National Rifle Association First Vice President Charlton Heston Delivered at the Free Congress Foundation's 20th Anniversary Gala
This is the guy you guys are blasting Carrey for bashing
I now love Carrey even more, if that's possible. Anyways, this movie is not a Jim Carrey film. I remember checking it out, when I became a fan of his though. Don't remember the movie too well though. Might check it out again.
Eek, I sat through this movie in the theater when it came out. I don't like being reminded about it. It's not for me. My recollection is that it's for aging baby boomer women. It might have some virtues that I don't recall now, but I don't plan on watching it a second time.
Love this movie. I own it in an OAR DVD (It was before they knocked it off the disc and left us with the full screen crap), but am so willing to upgrade when this streets. Maybe they'll present the theatrical trailer in HD for the first time.
I am sick to death of politics right now, I do not come to this site for that! Take your politics somewhere else!!!!! I come to this site to get a break from all of that. Good luck explaining how in the hell the NRA and Peggy Sue Got Married are somehow connected! Jeez... Amen to the poster who suggested you take up abortion on the Lilo and Stitch thread. Perfectly stated.
I agree with those who think we should keep political comments out of this forum. It's silly for pro and anti-NRA opinions to be discussed here as no one's mind is going to get changed.
Don't buy this film just for Jim Carrey because he has a very small role, but he does look exactly how a 1960s high school kid should look. Helen Hunt also has a small role in the film as does Catherine Hicks, who played the biologist in Star Trek IV.
I liked this movie. Coppola didn't consider this to be "his" movie - he says he just did it as a work for hire, but it has a lot of really nice details, even if the actors aren't very believable as high-school kids. If the PQ gets reviewed well, I'd buy it.
[Off topic: While I don't agree with Carrey on the issue of whether vaccinations cause autism, he has the right to that opinion. There was a report of research in the news yesterday in which (strangely enough), if a male has a child after the age of 50, there's a 73% increase in autism risk (as compared with males from 20-24) in that person's grandchild (but not the child). Apparently, there's a genetic mutation (which may have some environmental components as well) that is passed to his child and grandchild, but only gets turned on in the grandchild. If that research is confirmed by other studies, there is some logic that the increase in autism rates may be caused by the fact that people are deferring having kids because they're getting married later and also the increase in kids produced out of second or third marriages.]