Joe Carnahan's 'The Grey' Also Getting a Limited Awards Re-Release

December 3, 2012
Source: Twitter

Joe Carnahan's The Grey

"Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day…" They promised it might happen in October, now it's actually happening in December. Released back in January of this year is one of my favorite films of the entire year - Joe Carnahan's The Grey. An intense and utterly realistic (except for the wolves…) take on an arctic plane crash starring Liam Neeson, it was subtly beautiful in many ways, from score to cinematography to screenplay. Carnahan has confirmed himself that the film is getting a limited awards re-release this coming weekend - December 7th. It's back!

Here is Joe Carnahan's tweet as of December 2nd (Sunday) confirming the re-release theatres this weekend:

Back in January, I wrote that "I would call this film The Fountain of survival thrillers, in its subtle beauty, brilliance, and focus on characters and story rather than action." Not only is Liam Neeson a key component, but all the supporting performances including rising star Frank Grillo as Diaz, Dermot Mulroney as Talget and Nonso Anozie as Burke. Plus I really love the score from Marc Streitenfeld. I completely support the decision to try and bring some awards attention to this film, as it is one of my favorites of this year and was released in such an early slot that it likely will get lost in the craziness of the Awards Season.

The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan (of Narc, Smokin' Aces, The A-Team) and co-written by Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (Death Sentence) based on Jeffers' novella, first opened in theaters on January 27th this year. Check with Open Road Films for a complete re-release theater listing, though it sounds limited.

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  • Lagoya
    The Grey was terrible, it's just a crap version of 'Alive', plus they all died in the end so what was the point.
    • Don't listen to this guy. The grey was a beautiful film that will emotionally compromise you from the beginning. Liam Neeson might have been more bad ass in this film than any he's ever been in before.
    • Phillip Gockel
      spoiler alert...
    • Way to spoil the film for everyone...ass.
      • Thexn
        Well, since the spoiler is out already, further SPOILER ALERT to tack on... Anyone watch through the credits to the last scene on the home release?
    • Lagoya
      You should thank me for saving you the trouble of watching this.
      • cg
        No one is going to thank you for your simple minded comment. The grey is a beautiful and deep film. Its not Transformers which is probably what you enjoy watching daily.
  • Xerxexx
    The Grey was an amazing film. Neeson put so much into his character. When he simply told the guy he was going to die my jaw dropped...and the score was superb.
  • IF they had pitched this movie as what it was, instead of Taken but with wolves, it would have flopped hard. But they did what any studio would do in their position made a boat load of misleading trailers to make the movie seem like and action flick instead of a character drama with a touch of action. Nothing wrong with those kinds of movies I just do not like and would have kindly saved my 10 dollars.
    • Xerxexx
      well...wasn't it not quite a surprise? I mean here everyone expected an action film and what we got was a completely different type of movie. We all know why Neeson did this movie and I'm surprised it wasn't dedicated in her memory.
      • Similar to way Drive was advertised as an action movie
        • Xerxexx
          Indeed. Always be cautious of misleading trailers.
          • I fell in love with Drive whn I saw it, mind you.
          • Xerxexx
            It was pretty decent...I loved the soundtrack.
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Great film. The scene in the river near the end was gut-wrenching. And the ending itself was quite perfect.
  • I like that both this and 'End of Watch' are getting some sort of re-release. I also liked that both The Avengers and Brave were re-issued for labor day weekend. I would personally like to see the number of films Hollywood produces come down a bit, and to see the return of longer theatrical lifetimes. Let's take the focus OFF of getting it rushed onto the home market in X amount of months and keep the focus on seeing it in a theater as it should be seen. These re-releases and re-issues for special occasions are small steps toward my dream, I suppose.
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      I'm with you on that but it's really looking like it will be further shortened. After the first 3-4 weeks the movie enters "the dead zone", that's what the execs call it.
      • But still. Look at Avatar. It stayed #1 for 7 weeks in a row, and remained in the top 10 for who knows how long. I know that was a phenomenon type of occurrence. But still. After 4 weekends, The Avengers was at $523 million, it finished with $100 million MORE than that, and that was just at the domestic box office. Movies CAN have strong legs at the box office...but they have to be given the opportunity. Obviously bad movies won't become hits no matter how long you leave them in theaters.
  • The only thing that disappointed me about this movie was that I didn't get to watch it at the movies, other than that (which has nothing to do with the movie) really good film
  • syntaxterror
    truly an amazing and surprising movie. You'd be missing out if you didn't give it a chance. I'd watch it again on the big screen.
  • Crump's Brother
    Okay movie, don't care to see it again anytime in the near future.
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