January 03, 2004
freaking out

You know how hard it is to get a hold of a copy of Freaked, right? Yeah, you can find it amazon on VHS, but I wouldn't recommend it for 30 dollars, especially since the US version has one of the very few scenes with Keanu cut out of it.

Well, maybe there's hope...

Petition to get Freaked released on DVD

Yeah, I know, we have yet to see an online petition have any weight or result, however I am linking this one and saying "go sign" for the simple reason that this, unlike other petitions I've seen, has actually been started by the makers of the film, Alex Winter and Tom Stern. So I'm hoping that the show of support behind it will actually be channeled where it needs to go.

Though the studios may regularly ignore collections of digital signatures as the work of over zealous internet nerds, I can see this being a useful tool to gage interest. Plus, at least you're letting the filmmakers know that you support their work.

While this movie is hardly one of my favorites (I've only seen it once and the copy was really horrible which only made me wail louder) I would certainly buy it on DVD if it had some commentary, some extras and was the full cut that included the Hollywood Squares-type game that Keanu's character, Ortiz hosts.

-Via AlexWinter.com (Bill blogs!)

cinema | from inside the mind of krix at January 03, 2004 10:10 AM .

Somehow I seem to have faint memories of seeing this movie (I *think* I 've seen it at least) but really want to see it in full and be able to say I have definitely seen it...
BUT- There is ONE of Keanu's films that I am desparately want to see and CANNOT find ANYWHERE: Young Again. I would LOOOOVE to see this film (it looks cute/entertaining and I've read that Keanu is as such in it--not to mention that this is the film where he is credited as KC Reeves...)

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I COULD FIND THIS? (i even tried one video rental store in town and they didn't have it:( )

Posted by: stacey717 on January 3, 2004 10:53 AM

I signed. But the one I'm really waiting for is My Own Private Idaho. It astonishes me that's not available on DVD. And stacey717, I'd really like to see Young Again too!

Posted by: bakednudel on January 3, 2004 11:24 AM

MOPI isn't on DVD? That's just wrong.

Young Again is hard to find, every once in a while it pops up at eBay.

Posted by: krix on January 3, 2004 11:30 AM

OK, I just spent a happy couple of hours scrolling through trying to find the Blue Eyes picture. Crashed my computer twice (sad baby that it is) but no luck... I tried searching on blue eyes and brown eyes, still no luck. Bethanie, do you remember where it was?

Also, krix--did you ever find out about the life-size Keanu poster? Which picture, and are they ever for sale on ebay?

Thanks as always for this site..

Posted by: bakednudel on January 3, 2004 12:52 PM

Krix comments is right.
this is a import from UK and you can buy only used
at this side.

Posted by: Jessica on January 3, 2004 01:02 PM

Nudel, the blue-eyed atrocity can be seen here, in this entry.

A big nope on the poster thing.

Posted by: krix on January 3, 2004 01:09 PM

sorry for my bad english, but I hope you understand my message.

Posted by: jessica on January 3, 2004 01:12 PM

Yes, Jessica it's fine :)
And welcome.

Posted by: krix on January 3, 2004 01:13 PM

thanks for all your efforts ,
I like this page is great.

I see all the days here the comments , I need to learn more and I would make comments, too.

Posted by: jessica on January 3, 2004 01:20 PM

Well, I stared at it in horrified fascination...uuhhhh. You said it best: So.Very.Wrong. And I didn't think to look under 'it wahs', must check out that category.

Reminds me of a photoshop of Elijah Wood with brown eyes: equally wrong.

krix, let me say again, after looking through the archives: I salute you, seriously, for consistently excellent postings and art. It's a great achievement to be creative and produce consistently fine work day after day. Someone should be paying you for this!

You RAWK about ten thousand ways!

Posted by: bakednudel on January 3, 2004 01:59 PM

I have an ex rental copy of Freaked including the game show,i didn't realise that it wasn't in the US version..
MOPI is also available on DVD here..in Oz..i have a feeling its multi region..

Posted by: kaz on January 3, 2004 02:06 PM

umm..i have a copy of young again i can dub but its a PAL version so that only helps if you live in Oz,the UK or Europe..

Posted by: kaz on January 3, 2004 02:08 PM

Aren't those blue eyes hellish, though? Gads!! I would never think it would make such a difference. It's funny, too... I've never cared for dark eyes. Seriously, my usual taste in men runs toward short men with blue eyes.

I can't really explain my current state of trance over K, I have been brooding about it and I've come to the conclusion that it's like falling in love with your mechanic.

For years, you tumble from one bad relationship to another with charismatic manipulators and charming narcissists... the emoters. The John Malkoviches and the Tom Cruises, that sort. And every three months you take your car to the mechanic and there's this tall, thin guy who changes your oil without a word and lets someone else ring you up. When you look back in the garage you see him way in the back, wearing grubby work clothes, wiping his hands on a cloth, looking back at you with inscrutable eyes before turning back to work.

One day, after about 10 years, you realize he's got a nice smile. Then you realize he's very handsome. You think, "Why can't I find a guy who is trustworthy, reliable, dedicated, yet intriguing, silent, mysterious, sexy..."

And then you realize it: you're in love with the mechanic.

Of course, this is where the analogy ends. My mechanic has never seen me and never will. I'm a ghost in his world. I can see him and he can't see me.

Now I'm morose again.

Posted by: Bethanie on January 3, 2004 02:38 PM

I think I still have a copy of Young Again, taped from television, but it's in French.

Thanks for pointing us to the blue eyed pic again krix. The picture is creepy, but what you wrote is hilarious. I should go back and read some of the old posts again. It's like watching beloved reruns that are still funny, no matter how many times you see them.

Posted by: Zen on January 3, 2004 02:39 PM

Wow, I really need to get my oil changed ;)

Posted by: krix on January 3, 2004 02:45 PM

Hopefully I will find a copy of Young Again sometime in the near future...(unfortunately i dont speak french or i'd pine for an off-the-tv copy lol)
but: I just saw MOPI for the first time by renting it but know that there is a REGIONLESS (0) DVD from South Korea out there (a few weeks ago it was on ebay)..i missed out on buying the dvd on ebay but i still did see the film:)

Posted by: stacey717 on January 3, 2004 02:54 PM

The blue eyed thing was an interesting experiment. Very interesting. But I have to say, your great banner featuring those incredible brown eyes made me decide to keep checking this blog even before I read the wittiest entries in blogging history.

Posted by: Tawny on January 3, 2004 02:55 PM

"Wow, I really need to get my oil changed ;)"...

krix = Hee!

I think these little quips are what kept me coming here in the first place. I feel like I'm having a fantastic lunch date with my very quick-witted friends.

In fact, my friends and I were having dinner in the bar section of a restaurant one night and when we were leaving the bartender told us that he loved to see people having as much fun as we were (and we weren't even drunk!). Ya'll would have fit right in!

And...this blue-eyed girl has *always* had a thing for brown-eyed boys. I think Keanu was the inspiration for whoever coined the term "tall, dark & handsome"!

Posted by: r.j.girl on January 3, 2004 03:14 PM

Speaking of scrolling back through the archives in search of heart-stopping images, I vote the November 12 (Knock knock) picture The One Most Likely To Make You Feel Like You've Just Been Punched Between The Eyes.

Looking at that picture I made a moral decision: I support cloning humans. Particularly this one.

Posted by: Bethanie on January 3, 2004 03:26 PM

You know what you just did, right Bethanie? You caused a tidal wave of archive searches for that photo. I know because I was one of the ripples in the wave. ;) And I agree on the cloning issue!

Posted by: r.j.girl on January 3, 2004 03:39 PM

Amazon.de has it on DVD [but just a filmography, nothing flash]


Posted by: Keanuette on January 3, 2004 06:04 PM

Me? I'm a November 16th kinda gal, myself...

the sweetness!

Posted by: bakednudel on January 3, 2004 07:15 PM

My *The One Most Likely To Make You Feel Like You've Just Been Punched Between The Eyes* is March 23rd. Is he sweet? Is he devilish? I want to try and find out. :9

Posted by: Zen on January 3, 2004 07:35 PM

ooohhhh..yes, you know I love him cleaned up and in a tux....yeeow! krix, sorry for the blogjacking...but it is keanu-related...

Posted by: bakednudel on January 3, 2004 07:46 PM

Say, Krix, have you ever done a "What's your favorite Keanu-line in a movie" thread?

Like, for me, it's either Shane Falco's Replacements pep-talk: "Pain is temporary; chicks dig scars... let's go!"

Or, from The Watcher, asking James Spader how he manages a relationship with a dead woman, pantomining plucking a daisy, "She loves me, she's decomposing, she loves me, she's decomposing..."

Posted by: Bethanie on January 3, 2004 08:34 PM

I signed it girl. Thanks for the alert. :)

Posted by: kat on January 3, 2004 09:11 PM

I've never seen Freaked, but it sounds interesting in a wacky kind of way. Good luck to Alex and Tom, I hope they succeed with Fox and get a DVD release. But I'm only no. 95 signing up, so girls... go sign!

Posted by: Maddi on January 4, 2004 02:28 AM

I signed the petition Krix. Thanks for the link. I've only seen part of the film. It was on late-night TV quite awhile ago and I only caught the very end. I'd love to see it released on DVD.

As for MOPI not being on DVD, well somethings definitely not right there! That's one of my fav. Keanu films ever.

Posted by: Lucid on January 4, 2004 07:36 AM

Krix, what is your all time favorite Keanu movie? For me it is not a movie it is Paula Abduls Rush Rush video. I know it was a short, but the character Keanu played was so becoming. He was James Dean. So young, so alone, so independent, so mysterious, so misunderstood. The moment I saw that video was the moment I fell for that beautifull man.

Posted by: Dre on January 5, 2004 02:45 AM

I couldn't pick a favorite, Feeling Minnesota comes close. It depends on my mood. I'm partial to him in comedy, though.

Posted by: krix on January 5, 2004 09:06 AM

Hey Thanks, I love this movie!

Posted by: Tharize on January 6, 2004 12:47 PM
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