Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine blu-ray release gets a cover

The Blu-ray release of “Velvet Goldmine” is now available for pre-order on Amazon. And there’s a peek at the new cover art. No word yet on any extra features.


Velvet Goldmine Blu-ray release!

Loinsgate has announced that “Velvet Goldmine” will be released on Blu-ray on December 13. There are no details yet on any extras but this is fantastic news. Let’s hope many of the great extras and original cut from the UK DVD release are put on this Blu-ray release. I still hope one day for a Criterion release of this brilliant film. Sources:, High-Def Digest


Signed to Woody Allen’s next film

Just got word that Jonathan has signed on for a part in Woody Allen’s next film. Production starts in July. More from Woody Allen Flick Gets Cast Woody Allen, a director never content to rest on his laurels (even when some critics might wish that he would), has begun casting his upcoming summer movie project. Kate Winselt, Emily Mortimer, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are the first actors to sign on for the film, according to Variety. Interestingly, the notoriously reclusive and Manhattan-centric auteur has decided to film the...


Sneak peek at Titus

Miramax has pushed back “B. Monkey” once again for release September 9 of this year. Will it appear before the century is over? I wonder. “Velvet Goldmine” is nominated for 2 BAFTA’s for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup/Hair. It should win both. Sandy Powell won an Oscar for her work in that other Miramax film, but it was nice she mentioned “VG” in her speech and it was hilarious that Whoppi Goldberg attempted to dress like Brian Slade. At the Independent Spirit Awards, “VG” did win for best...


Lots of Jonny News

Visit E! Online to see their feature on Johnny. B.Monkey is set for release Feb. 26 – let’s see if that happens. The Loss of Sexual Innocence debuted at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. It is set to be released on May 21. Nice date. Check out the Sundance Channel page on the film. They give much praise to Jonathan and so does Variety’s review, where they say, “The most emotionally touching chapter is the sexual exploration of teenager Nic (splendidly evoked by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) with Susan (Kelly MacDonald),...


Making the Cover

2 covers in one month!!! That’s right, Jonny is on the cover of December Interview and American Cinematographer! Also, Sky International has a feature on Jonny and November Neon has a feature on “Velvet Goldmine”. And speaking of that glam rock jewel, Girl Cosmetics has come out with their Velvet Goldmine collection which premiered in various Bloomingdales around the country. The line was developed by Todd Haynes’ brother Shawn along with the film’s makeup artist Peter King. There is a silver-and-gold glitter highlighter duo, a black glitter pencil eyeliner,...


Entertainment Tonight

Stay tuned to Tuesday’s Entertainment Tonight’s episode for coverage of the “Velvet Goldmine” premiere. Not sure about other entertainment shows, so be on the alert. Jonathan is featured in latest Empire Magazine as well.


Cork Film Festival

Jonny’s visit to the Cork Film Festival allowed him to show off his new hair style, longish and blonde, that he’s sporting for “Titus”. For those in the UK, you get to enjoy 3 Jonny films opening this week – “Finbar” is being released along with “The Governess” and “Velvet Goldmine”. “The Governess” is being shown this Friday at the Cork Film Festival and this Saturday, “Velvet Goldmine” will be shown. Jonathan is going to be there, managing to get away for 2 days from filming. His family will...


Lots of Magazine Alerts

Jonny or “Velvet Goldmine” is featured in the latest Time Magazine, November Jane, UK Red, UK J17, Elle, Art Forum and i-D magazines – lots of new images will be coming soon to the gallery section that’s for sure! Ewan McGregor is on the cover of November Uncut magazine with a large feature on “Velvet Goldmine” inside. Jonathan will next month be filming a new movie in Ireland called “Last September”, to be directed by Deborah Warner and produced by Yvonne Thunder. Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon also star.


more Velvet Goldmine

“Velvet Goldmine” will be opening October 23 in the UK and the soundtrack will be released in the US November 9. Jonny sings at least two songs in the movie with Thom Yorke of Radiohead providing the vocals for Brian Slade for the rest of the songs. New “VG” feature in November Spin Magazine has new images of Jonny. And lastly, there is a new book out by Christine Vachon, producer of “Velvet Goldmine”, called “Shooting to Kill”. Ewan McGregor is featured on the cover and serveral chapters are...

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