The Incredible 'All The Boys Love Mandy Lane' Finally Getting A North American Release!!! - Bloody Disgusting!

The Incredible ‘All The Boys Love Mandy Lane’ Finally Getting A North American Release!!!

All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Nice! I guess the fact that director Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies is nearing a $100M global take doesn’t hurt things, but All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (read our review) is a damn good movie on its own and is finally going to be legit available to all of our North American readers. That’s right, almost seven years after The Weinstein Company bought the film (and insanely shelved it) it’s finally coming out.

In an interesting turn of events, Radius-TWC has wrangled up the rights. The “TWC” there stands for the “The Weinstein Company.” Years after they decided they didn’t know what to do with the film and sold it to Senator Entertainment (who subsequently went bankrupt) they’ve sort of bought it again! See what Levine and produce Keith Calder had to say about the turn of events inside.

The film, starring the absolutely gorgeous Amber Heard, “is about a group of high-schoolers who invite Mandy Lane, “a good girl” who becomes the object of everyone’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.

Due out this summer, Mandy Lane will be released theatrically at least in the top 50 markets and simultaneously be released on VOD.

Levine says, “I am thrilled that Mandy Lane has been rescued and is back where it belongs with Harvey and Bob. Hard to believe it’s been seven years, but then again I’ve always perceived myself as a misunderstood artist who was light years ahead of his time, so I am thrilled the world has finally caught up. Seriously, I am incredibly proud of the film and of the hard work that my cast and collaborators put into it, and I am so happy the world will finally get a chance to see it.

Producer Keith Calder added, “It’s finally time for me to come clean… During the production of Mandy Lane, I broke a mirror and doomed the film to seven years of bad luck. Thankfully, the team at RADiUS-TWC has shown up to rescue our film and clear my guilty conscience. I’m ecstatic that our first film with RADiUS-TWC is also the first film we produced, and I’m looking forward to working with Harvey, Bob, Jason, and Tom on the release.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    About damn time, I loved this movie. It’s an ambitious little film with a nice twist to the teen slasher genre.

  • divisionbell

    This was a great film til the last two minutes and they destroyed their own perfect set up.

    • Introverted Surd

      for me it was the exact opposite. I thought the film was fairly rubbish until the clever ending

  • Aaron Emery

    Wow, finally. I bought the region free Blu Ray a couple years back for something like $16 on Amazon. Really good movie though.

  • TheManInBlack

    Great news! Love Amber Heard.

  • eagleye25

    Good. Now release ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’. Thanks.

    • djblack1313

      eagleeye25, i don’t want to get in trouble on this site by saying this but THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES is obtainable. it’s….around. i’ve had it on disc for years now. just sayin’.

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    No disrespect to people who love this movie, but i was severely disappointed. The characters were mainly assholes that i didn’t give a fuck about, there were no cool kills, the killer was lame and the twist, while unexpected, annoyed me instead of shocking me. And there’s not even any explanation behind it. Wha the hell was the point? It sucks because i was excited for this, the trailer made it look like a slasher mixed with a nice little indie teen drama, but aside from being well shot, this movie did absolutely nothing for me. Again, no disrespect to anyone who likes it, but as far as teen slashers go, i’ll gladly and proudly stick with SCREAM.

  • WalkWithMeInDarkness

    And I also don’t feel this is even a slasher, there’s so little slashing in it. I know you can say the same about the original Halloween, but that movie gave birth to slashers. In this movie, the killer primarily uses a shotgun which, while somewhat more realistic, doesn’t exactly qualify as a slasher film. It felt more like a school shooting spree outside of a school.

    • Aaron Emery

      You had to go and say “school shooting” now it’s never going to get released! LOL. For the sake of good argument I think the reason I liked it so much was because it was simple and had the tone of an 80’s slasher, without feeling like an homage. As you said it was very well shot somehow it felt both gritty and polished. I can see why the twist would turn some off but I don’t feel it needs any explanation. Also I thought some of the characters were assholes and was waiting for them to die but there was some genuine people to root for as well.

      A big part of the love for this film has to do with the “cult” status it has acquired over the years since it was never released. Kind of like ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’. I bet if this was released back when it was made it would be a forgotten gem by this point.

      Again, this is all only for the sake of conversation.

      • WalkWithMeInDarkness

        I respect that you like it. And i agree about it being both gritty and polished at the same time and the 80’s feel the film had. It totally would have worked for me if there’d been more likable characters and cooler, or at least bloodier death scenes. And i don’t need everything in movies to be explained, but in this movie, it just comes out of nowhere and says “Okay,here’s what happened and we’re not telling why, accept it.” When it comes to teen horror flicks, i’d rather not have to sit around speculating about things. But I certainly don’t think this was a terrible film. I’d watch it again over a lot of other shit like House at the End of the Street.
        One other positive = “Sealed with a Kiss” by Bobby Vinton. Love that song.

  • ThunderDragoon

    7 years? That’s how long I’ve been waiting for this? Damn… ‘Bout fuckin’ time.

  • horrorking95

    Mandy Lane is good, but don’t get your hopes up, it isn’t worth that much of a wait! It’s a solid old-school slasher though, with one too many slow parts. Great twist though!!

  • viking1983

    why are they even releasing this film, it’s awful, one of the most boring films I have ever sat through

  • DeadInHell

    I don’t quite get the praise this site lavishes on the film. I saw it a while back without any expectations, and thought it was merely alright. Since then I’ve read a number of articles on BD in which the film was mentioned, always with gushing praise. It makes me wonder if there is an alternate cut of the film out there that actually deserves to be called “incredible”.

    To me, it was neither great nor terrible. At best it was a slightly above average horror flick with a silly cookie-cutter ending. Nothing to write home (or internet, even) about.

    • BelaManiac

      Exactly how I feel about this movie. It’s been a few years so I should try watching it again but it was just all right. The best thing about it was Heard but I also have a HUGE girl crush for this beaut!

  • sadiesaidhorror

    I just can’t bring myself to understand the obsession with this film. After having it in my recommended movies list for months I finally buckled… and was sorely disappointed. I saw the “plot twist” coming from miles away- that being said, it just boiled down to another typical slasher film with nothing original or even mildly disturbing contributed.

    • WalkWithMeInDarkness

      Agreed.

  • dirtyghettok

    If I had the e-verbal skills to spit out a review on this one, or any for that matter, I’d give this one 8 out of 10 boney thumbs up… It’s a matter of style and taste and I loved it personally. Just sayin bro’s……