Yes! Finally we’ve got the details and official info for the 20th Anniversary release of Cameron Crowe‘s iconic, outstanding and (could you tell) personal favourite…. Almost Famous.
While anyone who’s is anyone, or a Golden God, would have pre-ordered one of the many 20th Anniversary vinyl or CD options over the past week, I’ll come back to that if you’ve not seen them yet, it’s fantastic news to see that Almost Famous will get its 4K and Blu-ray release on 12th July, one day before Mr Crowe’s birthday no less.
Starring Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, and many more – It’ll be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on July 12 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Crowe’s film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and was winner of Best Original Screenplay, and while most of us know what it’s about now, if you’re new to the film, here you go and pre-order this amazing set now!
Set in 1973, ALMOST FAMOUS chronicles the funny and often poignant coming-of-age of 15-year-old music fanatic William (Patrick Fugit). Having managed to land an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater, fronted by lead guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup) and with the help of gorgeous ‘’band aid’’ Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), William finds himself drawn into the band’s inner circle, despite the objections of his over-protective mother (Frances McDormand). As he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band’s dynamics, William learns a life-changing lesson about the importance of family – the ones we inherit and the ones we create.
If you also wanted to pre-order the outstanding Almost Famous 20th Anniversary vinyl, you’ve got quite a lot of options but they’re all equally impressive, and Cameron and his team have been involved with the whole process, it make sure it’s as good as it can be.
- There’s a super limited Almost Famous 5 CD set, standard 2LP and 2CD set from Rough Trade right here.
- And the Almost Famous – 20th Anniversary: Exclusive Vinyl Edition is rather nice, and also limited, from Recordstore.co.uk
Back to the 4K UHD, there’s the standard version, pre-order right here now – and this rather superb HMV Exclusive, which we gather is the same as US release, hoorah!
- Almost Famous 4K UHD and Blu-ray – Pre-order here.
- Almost Famous 4K UHD and Blu-ray (hmv Exclusive as you can see above) – Cine Edition -Pre-order here.
4K ULTRA HD AND BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:
4K ULTRA HD BONUS FEATURES:
• Bootleg Cut of the Film
• Commentary with Cameron Crowe and Friends
BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:
• Theatrical Version of the Film
• ALL NEW: – Filmmaker Focus: Cameron Crowe on Almost Famous
– Casting and Costumes
– Rock School
– Odds and Sods
– Extended Scenes
• “Fever Dog” Music Video
• Interview with Lester Bangs
• Cameron Crowe’s Top Albums of 1973
• “Love Comes and Goes”