Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Low Price On Being There DVD

We've just lowered the price on the Being There DVD.

BEING THERE is based on Jerzy Kosinski’s short comic novel about a simpleton, Chance (Peter Sellers), raised in isolation whose only education came from watching TV. When he’s forced out of the house where he worked as a gardener by the death of the wealthy recluse who raised him from infancy, he fortuitously struck by a limousine carrying Eve Rand (Shirley MacLaine), the wife of a wealthy industrialist.

In BEING THERE, he presents a comic fable about a man whose entire sense of reality came from watching television. Sellers is marvelous as the always-deadpan cipher in whom everyone he meets sees whatever it is they need to see. Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden, and Melvyn Douglas give outstanding performances in this biting satire directed by Hal Ashby.

ALERT: Cheech and Chong are in this film. There's a scene where Peter Sellers turns on the TV and watches a cartoon short. The carto on is the sketch Basketball Jones, from Cheech and Chong's infamous Los Cochinos album. This is the only place you'll see this cartoon. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND PICKING IT UP. It's essential for C and C fans.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Big Price Drop On Next Movie DVD

Big price drop just announced for Cheech and Chong's Next Movie DVD. As of the time of this post, it's now only $8.99. $1 lower than Amazon.

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Park City, Utah...Home Of The Stars?

Apparently, Park City and Deer Valley, Utah are home to many celebrities. Montel Williams, Tony Danza, Lisa Kudrow and Cheech Marin have homes there. Dustin Hoffman is currently in the market for a house.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Psychedelic Revolution Features Interview With Tommy Chong

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 --

Vancouver, December 18, 2006 - Global Developments, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GBDP), a publicly traded venture capital company, is pleased to provide the following update with respect to Helixus Productions, a movie production company with which Global has a feature documentary joint venture.

Helixus Productions has completed an extensive round of interviews through Southern California to complement its first round of interviews conducted throughout mainland Europe (Cannes, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Ibiza) and United Kingdom (London and Liverpoole). Over 40 interviews have been conducted to date for their production of "The Psychedelic Revolution", a 100-minute feature documentary and mini-series which explores the origin, flowering and long-term influence of psychedelia, a subculture that in the 1960s achieved a mass influence. Through interviews with many of its key innovators, the feature will show how revolutionary new art forms were created as an expression of the counterculture and utilized as a tool for tearing down the existing establishment. The documentary is a serious investigation of the phenomenon and long-term impact of this cultural shift. The film features interviews with many of the key innovators, as well as music, period stock footage and current footage of locations of many of the events covered in the film and psychedelic images as transitions.

The film is being produced by Karl Ferris, who is recognized as the innovator of psychedelic photography. A photographer to the "British Rock Elite", Ferris was invited to create their images, costumes, look, and album covers, which he achieved, as the personal photographer to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Donovan, Graham Nash, and the Hollies.

Karl Ferris met Jimi Hendrix in 1967, and after showing him his photography, Hendrix remarked to him: "You are doing with photography, what I'm doing with music, going far out beyond the limits". Hendrix then asked Ferris to be his photographer and to re-shoot the UK version of the album Are You Experienced. rl began creating a new look for Jimi Hendrix and his bandmates, carefully designing their clothing, hairstyle, and appearance. He created the famous photograph used for Jimi's first US record album cover, which he also designed. His images appeared on all three US Album covers released during Hendrix's life, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland. Karl also created the album cover images for four of Donovan's albums, The Hollies' Evolution, and many others. He was also instrumental in creating their look for the shoots, which then became their recognized public image. During the years 1967-69, Karl Ferris was one of the preferred photographers to the British Rock elite, shooting many photos, as well as designing concert posters and album covers. Ferris also created a stage light show for Pink Floyd, which is believed to be the first ever stage light show in England in 1966.

The following is a list of the current interviewees that have participated in the documentary to date:

Alan Aldridge (graphic designer; editor, Beatles Illustrated Lyrics)
Birgitta Bjerke (fashion designer)
Patti Boyd (60s model; wife of George Harrison & Eric Clapton)
Jim Byrnes (Juno award winning musician; Genie nominated actor; Highlander)
Peter Coyote (actor; 60s political activist The Diggers; San Francisco Mime
John Densmore (drummer, The Doors)
Pamela Des Barres (LA member of Zappa's GTOs; authour 'I'm With the Band')
Keith Emerson (musician The Nice; Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Karl Ferris (photographer - Hendrix 'Are You Experienced'; Donovan; The
Wavy Gravy (Master of Ceremonies, Woodstock; Hog Farm Commune)
Christoph Grunenberg (Director - Tate Gallery Liverpool; Curator - exhibit
'Summer of Love')
John Van Hamersveld (graphic artist: Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour',
Rolling Stones 'Exile on Main Street'; Jefferson Airplane; 'Endless
Colin Hanton (drummer 'The Quarrymen' - John Lennon's original band)
Simon Hayes (Mayfair Publicity - Hendrix, Cream, The Fool)
George Hunter (musician, The Charlatans; graphic designer Charlatans,
Mickey Jones (drummer, Bob Dylan's electric 1966 World Tour)
Alton Kelly (The Family Dog; poster designer Grateful Dead, Wings, Rolling
Astrid Kirchherr (Hamburg photographer of Beatles; creator of 'moptop')
Marijke Koger (graphic designer; The Fool; wardrobe stylist for Beatles)
Paul Krassner (co-founder The Yippies; witness Chicago 7 Trial; publisher
'The Realist')
Gerard Mankowitz (photographer - Rolling Stones 'Between the Buttons';
Charlotte Martin (60s model; girlfriend of Jimmy Page & Eric Clapton)
Bob Masse (60s poster designer - Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Doors,
Steve Miller)
Craig McCaw (60s band The Poppy Family; contemporary Laser Light Shows)
Dennis McNally (author; publicist, The Grateful Dead)
Philippe Mora (60s Australian/London filmmaker/painter; Beatles Illustrated
Stanley Mouse (poster/album cover designer: Grateful Dead, Jefferson
Rocket Norton (musician The Seeds of Time; Prism)
Simon Posthuma (The Fool - designer of Beatles' Apple Boutique; inside
sleeve 'Sgt. Pepper")
RAIN (leading Beatles tribute band)
Peter Rawley (60s London Agent)
Bob Rock (The Payolas; producer Metallica & Motley Crue)
Rock Scully (original manager The Grateful Dead)
Bob Seidemann (photographer & graphic designer Blind faith, Grateful Dead,
Janis Joplin)
Bobby Taylor (60s band 'Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers', featuring Tommy
Chong and Jimi Hendrix; discovered Jackson 5 & Michael Jackson)
Fred Turner (Professor Stanford University, 'From Counter Culture to Cyber
Rita Tushingham (actress - 'The Knack and How to Get It'; 'Smashing Time')
Klaus Voormann (artist - Beatles' album cover 'Revolver'; musician Mannfred
Bill Wheeler (Wheeler Ranch Commune)
Bob Whitaker (photographer - The Beatles' 'Butcher Cover', Cream's
'Disraeli Gears')
Herbie Worthington (album cover photographer: Fleetwood Mac 'Rumours')
The film is currently on schedule for release in Summer 2007.
About Global Developments

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Friday, December 15, 2006

First Person To Email Us Wins An Up In Smoke Club Shirt

As a pre-holiday gift to you, the first person to email us gets an Up In Smoke Club Shirt, Size Large. Before you email us, make sure you or someone you love can fit into a large.

Fans outside the US and Canada can enter, but they will be responsible for shipping and handling. There are no shipping and handling charges within the US and Canada. Must not have won anything from us within the past 90 days.

And don't forget...Anyone that places an order is automatically entered to win a Sleeping Beauty CD booklet autographed by both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. This is a super rare item.


Tommy Chong Comments On Death Of Peter Boyle

Tommy Chong posted comments on the death of Peter Boyle.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peter Boyle Of 'Everyone Loves Raymond' And 'Yellowbeard' Dies

Peter Boyle died Tuesday night at age 71. He is best known for playing Raymond's dad on "Everyone Loves Raymond." He also co-starred with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong as "Moon" in the film Yellowbeard.

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Cheech and Chong Dot Com Holiday Auctions Are On!

The annual Cheech and Chong Dot Com Holiday Auctions began last Saturday. Up for grabs this year are Yellowbeard on VHS, the original release of Let's Make A New Dope Deal on cassette, the super rare Santa Claus and His Old Lady 45, Up In Smoke Sdtk LP and their first album with a very unusual crown sleeve.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

First 2 People To Email Us Win A Chong Headknocker Or Up In Smoke Club Shirt

As a pre-holiday gift to you, the first people to email us gets their choice of any of the following items we have to give away. Please specify which you'd like. It's first come, first serve.
  • Chong Homegrown Headknocker (one of the fingers is broken). NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
  • Chong Homegrown Headknocker (hand is broken). NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
  • Brand new Up In Smoke Club Shirt (size Medium). It retails for $34.99. We have 2 to give away. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Fans outside the US and Canada can enter, but they will be responsible for shipping and handling. There are no shipping and handling charges within the US and Canada. Must not have won anything from us within the past 90 days.

Sorry, giveaway is over. More giveaways to come.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Cheech Is Back From Filming Lost In Hawaii

Cheech Marin just returned from Hawaii where he was filming a segment for ABC-TV's Lost. Cheech will be Hurley's dad. He's on one episode which airs February 28th.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cheech and Chong Dot Com Holiday Auctions Begin Saturday Night

The annual Cheech and Chong Dot Com Holiday Auctions will begin Saturday Dec 2nd. Up for grabs this year are Yellowbeard on VHS, the original release of Let's Make A New Dope Deal on cassette, the super rare Santa Claus and His Old Lady 45, Up In Smoke Sdtk LP and their first album with a very unusual crown sleeve.

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