IT'S TIME!!!!!! IT'S TIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMEEEE!!!!!!
I'm bursting out of my skin. I'm a sizzling live wire. I'm a bundle of cosmic fire. Can you tell I'm READY for Bel Ami???
Australian distributor, Hopscotch Films, released this cool, behind-the-scenes look at Bel Ami but before we get to that, let's talk business: how will you be viewing Bel Ami on May 4th?
Amazon Instant Video viewers:
Magnolia Pictures released a VOD film (Apartment 143) on April 27th. I checked Amazon on April 27th at midnight ET and the film was not up. It was not available for instant viewing right away. It took several hours. The film was also never in the 'coming soon' list, it just appeared. I know this worried several people since Bel Ami has not appeared on the 'coming soon' list. My test showed the films do not update right at midnight but it's still worth checking if you plan to watch Bel Ami at 9pm PST like I am. ;) If you are going to be more rational, the film will be ready for you to watch instantly at a normal hour on May 4th.
The film will update May 4th at midnight. Only bummer is the download time. It'll take me 1.5 hours to download but those times change depending on your internet speed. Since I'm on the west coast, this isn't bad for me but I know it's a tough one for east coasters.
You need to check this chart to see if your cable company is on here. If it is, there's a good chance you can view Bel Ami immediately at midnight on May 4th. Read carefully because some companies (like mine, AT&T Uverse) only let you see VOD on the theatrical release date (June 8th).
At midnight on May 4th, I'll put up a spoiler post but really I think it'll be a "Let's go ape sh*t about how amazing DuRob was" post. Show your support for Rob's long awaited film and check it out all weekend. I already know I'm going to be breaking the bank for the month of May with those $9.99 rentals. Rob's worth every penny.
Now about that behind-the-scenes footage. I'm hoping we see more of these in the Bel Ami DVD extras because I'm forever fascinated by filmmaking. I also get a kick out of seeing Rob "come back" after being in character. You can always tell when he's with us again. :)
MORE Bel Ami behind-the scenes footage after the cut!
Rob isn't in this one but the costume design for his character is discussed. I loved this.
Rob isn't in this one either but Kristin Scott Thomas brings up his character.