September – 2004
news for fans: I’ve recently been
notified by Frank Darabont that a new DVD (with commentary and lots of bonus
features) will be released in early October. In addition, Shawshank will be re-released in the theatres
in mid-September. Finally, the two
things that fans all over the world have been waiting for has become a reality! Click here for details!
March - 2002
THREE Years and 125,000+ visitors. I would've never thought that this
website would be as big as it has become. This website started out when I
was bored (right after college looking for a job) as a small project. It
eventually took about 3 weeks of working day and night (scanning hundreds of
pages & pictures, writing HTML, researching, encoding audio/video, etc.) to
mostly complete this site (since I had nothing else to do!) Today, other than
minor updates to the site, I haven't been able to do any major enhancements
because of the demands of my job. However, I do read ALL of your fans' feedback everyday. It's a small token of
appreciation that I look forward to reading after a long day of work. Thank You.
March - 2001
TWO Years and 75,000+ visitors. What more can I say? Thanks fans for making this site what it has become!!!
December - 2000
Check out this
funny spoof of Shawshank
at the SharkTank
Redemption Page. Here is the Clip in High-Bandwidth
Red is actually played by Morgan Feeman's son this time!!!
March - 2000
Wow, it's been ONE year since this site went up!!! After more than
40,000 hits; thank you fans SO MUCH for all the TONS of positive feedback and
emails you've all sent me (trust me I read them ALL and try to respond ASAP). I only do this
because for my love of this movie and for all us fans.
December - 1999
be??? After two years of waiting, I actually in my hands have the DVD of The Shawshank Redemption!!! Wow this is great!! Unfortunately, the
commentary with Morgan Freeman was cut, but the still-pictures and the
interactive menus are still great! (BTW: I added some of the
still-pictures in the Pictures section.)
Finally saw The Green Mile!!! Wow, what a great movie! Although I personally didn't think it
was as good as Shawshank,
I still thought it was one of the best movie of the year.
September - 1999
- A kind fan Patrick O'Sullivan emailed me about an on-stage version of The Shawshank Redemption performed at San Francisco State
University. From what I can see from the pictures, it seemed like an
awesome performance! Click HERE for more
- Added Fan Feedback
section. Now you can write me email directly through my web page and it's easier than ever!
- As expected, the DVD version of The Shawshank Redemption got delayed once again from October to December
of this year which mean that it will coincide with the release of The Green Mile.
August - 1999
- Added the Video section
to the page. Now you can watch your favorite scenes of The Shawshank Redemption right over your computer!
- Got rid of the RealAudio section in the screenplay section. Since the original screenplay did
not exactly match the movie, it was difficult to associate each
appropriate scene in the screenplay with the part of the movie.
July - 1999
- It seems that everytime The Shawshank Redemption is shown on TV, I get a bunch of new fans
emailing me with the same questions. (For example: Who is Allen
Greene? Was this movie based on a true story?) Because of
that, I have decided to add a FAQ section to answer
the most commonly asked questions. Check it out!
June - 1999
- There's an interesting interview with Frank Darabont on the Films on Disc website. In it, he talks about his road to
success and his thoughts on Shawshank. Also he hints of a Special Edition release of the movie that includes deleted
scenes to be added! Click HERE for the
May - 1999
- On the April 30th edition of the Wall Street Journal, there was cool article about rise in popularity
and also discussed its internet followings. Check it out!
Click HERE for the article.
- Forget Star Wars!! Somebody who works for Warner Studios
emailed me and told me that the soundtrack recording for the Green Mile has already begun. She read the script for
the upcoming movie and she says it's great!!
April - 1999
- Seems like the DVD got delayed AGAIN!! When in the world is the DVD for this
movie ever gunna be released in the U.S.?? It seems like it's been
delayed countless times for over a year. I'm eagerly awaiting
to see what additional footage is on the disc (in addition to
interviews, trailers, etc.)
- I actually got my hands on a VCD version of Shawshank Redemption. (For those of you who aren't familiar
with VCD's, it's a low quality mpeg format video CD's that can be played
on computers; widely available in Asia). The guys in Hong Kong who
made this bootleg version were so sloppy that on the back of the CD, it
lists the director as "Fraik" Darabont and starring "Tin" Robbins. Click HERE for a
March - 1999
- Added Did you KNOW section
and added real audio files to all of the scenes in the script section.
- Homepage launched!! Thanks for all the cool
email and guestbook signing!! It's really cool to talk to other fans
on the net about the greatest movie ever!!