I was watching TV right now, and just saw a commercial promoting “The Departed“. Its received a bunch of awards and nominations, so, with my emphasis added:
Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures said: “We congratulate Martin Scorsese, as well as the producers, cast, and everyone who worked on ‘The Departed’ for all of the honors the film has already received. With awards season rekindling interest in the film, we thought it was the perfect time to put ‘The Departed’ back in theatres for moviegoers who hadn’t seen it, as well as for those who want to watch it again. Additionally, we want to make the film as accessible as possible to Academy members across the country so they have every opportunity to see it on the big screen the way it was meant to be seen.”
Source: The Hollywood News
I guess releasing it on DVD doesn’t make the film as accessible, huh? It’s been a DVD I’ve been aiming to buy, but it sounds like they’re trying to milk it. I’m kind of annoyed at this move — just release it to DVD already!