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Inside Llewyn Davis coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on March 21

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The Coen Brothers latest release “Inside Llewyn Davis” is headed for Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital release on March 21st.  The disc will include a 40 minute making-of documentary featuring much of the cast and crew.  Seems fast to me but upon further study a 100 day turn around from theatrical to home release is not uncommon for the Joel and Ethan.

 

Film Theatrical Blu/DVD/Digital Days
Inside Llewyn Davis 12/6/2013 3/21/2014 105
True Grit 12/22/2010 6/7/2011 167
A Serious Man 10/2/2009 2/9/2010 130
Burn After Reading 9/12/2008 12/21/2008 100
No Country For Old Men 11/21/2007 3/11/2008 111
The Ladykillers 3/26/2004 9/7/2004 165
Intolerable Cruelty 10/10/2003 2/10/2004 123
The Man Who Wasn’t There 11/2/2001 10/1/2002 333
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 12/22/2000 6/12/2001 172
The Big Lebowski 3/6/1998 3/23/1999 382
Fargo 4/5/1996 3/4/1997 333
The Hudsucker Proxy 3/11/1994 ?
Barton Fink 8/21/1991 8/18/1993 728
Miller’s Crossing 10/5/1990 ?
Raising Arizona 3/13/1987 ?
Blood Simple. 1/18/1985 ?

 

Also set for release on 3/21/2014 is “Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis'” the concert that celebrated the music from the film.  This will only be released digitally and includes performances by the Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Dave Rawlings Machine, Rhiannon Giddens, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy, The Milk Carton Kids, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers, Patti Smith, Willie Watson, Gillian Welch, and Jack White.

Offices Officially Opens Today

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After 3 weeks of preview performances Ethan Coen’s latest theater attempt opens today.  A collection of 3 one act plays centering around life in the office.  Staring Daniel Abeles, F. Murray Abraham, Brennan Brown, Aya Cash, John Bedford Lloyd, Daniel London, Mary McCann, Joey Slotnick, Greg Stuhr, C.J. Wilson, and Daniel Yelsky. Here are a couple early reviews. 

Offices Atlantic Theater Company
From Santa to ‘Amadeus’ to ‘Offices’

**Update**
Here’s the New York Times Review
Bloomberg’s Not so glowing review

‘Offices’ Limited Engagement Extended, Already

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Ethan Coen’s latest off-broadway effort Offices original schedule to play through 5/31 has been extended through 6/7 before it even officially opens.  The set of 3 plays started previews on 4/15 and officially opens on 5/7.  Tickets can be obtained at ticketcentral.com.  More info at atlantictheater.org

Ethan Coen going Off-Broadway, Again

ethansOffices Ethan Coen is returning to the Atlantic Theater Company with a set of three one act plays entitled Offices directed by Neil Pepe.  Each takes place in the workplace and is focused on white collar workers.  Peer Review, Homeland Security, and Struggle Season are the one acts.  Described as comedies Ethan warned “the audience will be the judge of that.” Inspiration for the theme comes from Ethan’s only job post-college as a typist in an office.  I guess he doesn’t consider being an award winning screenwriter, producer, director, author, poet, playwright a job.  Does this guy sleep? 

This is Ethan’s second foray as a playwright.  Almost An Evening, also directed by Pepe, premiered at the same theater before transferring to another after its extended engagement sold out.  Almost An Evening saw its final performance July 1, 2008.  A book with this trio of plays will be released on April 7, 2009.  You can order it here Almost an Evening

Offices will run from April 15 – May 31, 2009 at the Linda Gross Theater in New York.

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Romance and Cigarettes UK Release Date

John Turtorro’s Coen produced “Romance and Cigarettes” is set to hit the big screen in the UK on March 24th. No word on Icon Entertainment or IMDB.com on what the release date is for the US. Here’s the official from synopsis from Icon Entertaiment.

Directed by John Turturro (ILLUMINATA), executive produced by The Coen Brothers (THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?, FARGO) and produced by John Penotti (IN THE BEDROOM, SWIMFAN, ILLUMINATA).

ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is the new project from actor, writer and director JOHN TURTURRO. Set in contemporary America, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is a modern day musical, a dark and passionate comedy which tells the story of one man’s journey into infidelity and redemption. It stars JAMES GANDOLFINI as our hero Nick Murder and revolves around the repercussions of his adultery and doomed fascination with the flame haired seductress Tula (KATE WINSLET). For Kitty (SUSAN SARANDON), Nick’s long suffering wife, his treachery is the final straw. With faith in her husband shattered she surprises even herself with the ferocity of her anger as she struggles to cope with his betrayal. It is only through a tragic twist of fate that Nick finally understands the extent of the pain he has inflicted on his family. With time running out he discovers the essential value of Kitty’s love and respect.

In ROMANCE & CIGARETTES Turturro has crafted a gritty, exhilarating and intense script. He describes the film as a savage musical. “When the characters can no longer express themselves in words, they break into song, lip-synching the tunes that are lodged in their subconscious. It is their way to escape the reality of their world: to dream, to remember, to connect to another human being” says Turturro. The film combines sharp snappy dialogue worthy of David Mamet at his most brilliant with the visual flare and exquisite originality of the Coen Brothers.

“This is a project that we’re proud to be a part of” say JOEL and ETHAN COEN Executive Producers of ROMANCE & CIGARETTES.

Employing a fabulously eclectic mix of contemporary and classic songs, and featuring such diverse artists as James Brown, Nick Cave and Bruce Springsteen, ROMANCE & CIGARETTES is a unique tale of sex and mortality that will mesmerise audiences.