New 'Answer This!' DVD cover features Michigan Stadium
"I don't have hard proof, but I have to guess this is the first fictional movie DVD to ever feature the Big House on the cover," said Chris Farah in an e-mail.
The new, limited-edition cover is a result of "all the wrangling you have to do as a filmmaker to come up with a great DVD cover, once you sell your rights to a big company like Lionsgate, which is trying to appeal to a broader audience," Chris Farah said in the same e-mail. "For example, on the original cover there's a bulldog. As you may recall, there is no bulldog in our movie. On the new cover? No bulldog!"
"Answer This!" stars Chris Gorham, Arielle Kebbel, Nelson Franklin, and U-M professor Ralph Williams, and tells the story of a longtime grad student at U-M who gets involved in the world of competitive pub trivia just as he's facing down graduation.
Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 : 11:33 a.m.
I LOVED the film "Answer This" + kept going back to see it again, and told all our faculty friends, neighbors + classmates, giving them copies of the flyer. Like the film Amadeus, which i went to see 7 times IN the Briarwood Mall theater before there WERE videos + the only way to see a film again was to GO again to the theater, "Answer This" has GREAT MUSIC! And great music makes a good film even better. "Answer This" has excited happy energy even when the subjects are confused, awkward, mismatching, + blundering. It is FUNNY! It is BEAUTIFULLY filmed, a PLEASURE to look at, + I hope to see in in the theater again soon! I've lived in Ann Arbor 32 years, + never been inside the Michigan Football Stadium, so I'm glad of the chance to be inside it thru this film. I did also love that there's a random bulldog who was not actually in the film - to me that was one more funny thing for being random, + homey kind of. Our two daughters who live far away, one in Istanbul + one in Tucson, heard all about it, + I hope to give them DVDs. Our younger daughter went to Greenhills, + the older went to Pioneer. Armena Marderosian. (I resubmitted this with typos corrected) Armena Marderosian, longtime Burns Park resident