Pearl Harbor Re-release

Disney will be re-releasing the pg-13 version of "Pearl Harbor" on about 500 theater this Labor Day weekend.

Click here to read the full article.

News

I am pleased to announce that michaelbay.com will have an online radio station.

Now you can listen to different channels of music we will be having while you browse the site or surf through the internet.

We will be offereing the following channels:

1.- Rock (mostly 80's metal and some 90s)

2.- Techno/Trance

3.- 80's Pop

4.- Movie Sountracks & Scores.

The station will start broadcasting on September 14, 2001.

You will need Winamp installed if you want to listen to the broadcast. If you have a Mac, you need to have MacAmp installed.

Aaliyah

Nelson here...

This has nothing to do with the usual content of this site, but R&B singer and actress Aaliyah died after a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashed after takeoff in the Bahamas, authorities said.

Aaliyah, who co-starred with martial artist Jet Li in the 2000 action flick "Romeo Must Die," plays the title role in the film adaptation of the Anne Rice novel "Queen of the Damned" and was cast in "The Matrix 2," both due in 2002.


Pearl Harbor "R-Rated" Petition

I've setup an online petition for the theatrical release of Michael Bay's rated-R version of Pearl Harbor.

Honestly guys, please sign this petition, 'cause I won't send unless we get 1,000+ signatures. So get your families, girl/boyfriends, friends, and their friends to sign it.

Click here to sign the petition.

DGA Article

You can read an article on Michael found in the August 2001 issue of the DGA Magazine.

For those of you that have asked about Michael's Black & Decker commercial, well, he speaks about it for the first time in print. Click below to read it. [ Thanks to Susan B. for the heads up]

Pearl Harbor DVD details 2

Lots of you have been asking me about the intricate details for the "Pearl Harbor" DVD sets coming out in December and January. Click below to read the official Buena Vista Entertainment press release.

"Pearl Harbor" DVD Official Press Release.

Pearl Harbor DVD Details 1



Bummer, get ready to empty your pockets. I guess I will be purchasing all THREE sets...read on.

Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer's PEARL HARBOR will be hitting store shelves three days before the 60th anniversary of the earth shaking event the film was based on.

On December 4th, the film will be available initially in two different packs: the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition on both VHS and DVD as well as a 60th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Set in both formats.

In addition, January 15, 2002 will set the film released again as a Vista Series Three-Disc DVD With Director's Cut.

Here are the details of each package:



60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

The two tape VHS set includes a dynamic bonus documentary on the real attack on Pearl Harbor and that fateful day's unsung heroes, as well as the Faith Hill music video "There You'll Be."

The two-disc DVD includes all VHS features as well as an introduction by Director Michael Bay, a documentary on the real life Pearl Harbor veterans and their return to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial for the film's premiere, and insightful interviews with the cast. PEARL HARBOR on DVD is presented in DTS(R) and Dolby(R) Digital 5.1 Surround Sound with THX(R) Certification, in a widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation that captures the sweep and drama of this important epic.

The VHS two-tape set will sell for $24.99 (S.R.P.) with the DVD set going for $29.99 (S.R.P.).



The 60th Anniversary Commemorative Gift Set

Each set (either DVD or VHS) contains all the features of the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition, plus the fascinating companion movie, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEYOND THE MOVIE: PEARL HARBOR. The documentary, this fascinating movie brings script, characters and footage from PEARL HARBOR together with a look at the real events, stories, heroes and places of Pearl Harbor.

Also included is National Geographic's 60th Anniversary Commemorative map: one side of the map provides a detailed overview of what happened at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The other side of the map is an authentic replica of a world map from this time period, displaying political boundaries.

The VHS gift set will sell for $39.99 (S.R.P.) with the DVD gift set priced at $49.99.



VISTA Series: Director's Cut

PEARL HARBOR will be available as a three-disc VISTA (Vision, Imagination, Style, Theme, Artistry) series DVD, presenting the director's cut of the film, which differs from what was presented in theaters, and all the special programs, documentaries and featurettes from the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition.

In addition, the VISTA DVD offers filmmaker audio commentaries and "making of" featurettes that bring the viewer behind-the-scenes and into the filmmaking process. The creation of the incredible battle scenes in the movie are covered, from the on-set pyrotechnics to the computer-animated wizardry that brought these gripping scenes to life.

'Pearl Harbor' DVD shows war's horrors

"When a DVD of the director's cut of the successful yet critically bombarded war epic Pearl Harbor reaches store shelves on Jan. 15, perhaps it should be retitled "Michael Bay's Retribution." An R-rated version of the story behind the Japanese air attack that launched U.S. involvement in World War II will be contained in a deluxe three-DVD set ($39.99). It's the one Bay wishes could have played in theaters. When Harbor opened in May, he expressed regret that the horrors were muffled by a mandated PG-13, the family-friendly rating required by his agreement with Disney. He said then, 'I would have liked to have made this movie more violent.'"

Read the whole article here.

Spoke to Michael today.

Spoke to Michael today.

I asked him if he had anything in the works and he said he is still looking at stuff and hasn't commited to anything. He is still with CAA. And for all of those of you that ask "does he read the message boards," the answer is: yes.

Kent Jones article

Hey guys. Not much news on Michael these days. He is taking some time off (who wouldn't after working on Pearl Harbor?). As some of you know, Michael has made a coupe of commercials for Victoria's Secret and Pepsi. They be around soon.

For now, here is an interesting article about Michael and his movies. Believe it or not, it's titled "Bay Watch" (yes, it's the third article that has that header). This journalist seems to like Michael's movies. ;)

Click here to read it. Thanks to Susan K. for the heads up.