One-Eye Jimmy Re-Release Party at Montero’s Monday

Former Heights resident and still loyal BHB reader and commenter Nabeguy alerts us to the pending release of DVD and BluRay recordings of The Search for One-Eye Jimmy, a Brooklyn-made cult classic movie. The release will be celebrated at an invitation-only (but tell them Nabeguy sent you) event at Montero’s, 73 Atlantic Avenue (just west of Hicks Street) this coming Monday evening from 8:00 to 10:00. More text and a video after the jump.

Some things are just worth waiting for, I suppose– … the Dvd/Blu Ray/etc release event, for the Bklyn cult classic film, “The Search for One-Eye Jimmy,” written/directed by Sam Henry Kass & starring Steve Buscemi, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Beals, John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Nicholas Turturro, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Michael Badalucco, etc… The film shot on location in pre-Ikea Red Hook, was released theatrically back in the mid-90’s to critical & cult acclaim, but due to legal issues, was never released on dvd/blu-ray/digitally until now. Please join us & cast members, as we celebrate this hard fought battle, & remember the Brooklyn of our youth… For you hardcore fans, there will be a “Disco Bean” costume/dance contest, (Thank you, Phil Wilentz.) Come dressed as the John Turturro character, (later ripped off by The Simpsons) and show us your moves… In the spirit of the film’s budget, this will be a cash bar event. So don’t be asking us for free drinks. (Okay, maybe a few of you can.)

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  • Pat B.

    Great film. I saw the premiere at Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Just a note that Bill Bloom, former Orange St. resident did the music for this one.

  • Eddyenergizer

    You must be on the guest list to attend.

  • Claude Scales

    Eddy: Nabeguy didn’t mention a guest list. Is the list closed, or is it possible to get on it? If so, who does one contact? As you can see, the link he sent me says “You’re all invited…”

  • lifer

    More is explained on their facebook event page

  • Eddyenergizer

    The invite was sent out via Face Book. At first it was an open invite but as of today there are 151 people attending with another 20 maybes… Think of Montero’s and that many people… so I think Sam had to try and limit the numbers… Anyway, here’s the link to the FB page sign to up:

  • Nabeguy

    Sam’s looking for an overflow crowd…think Day of the Locust…

  • Sam Henry Kass

    If you’re a pal of NabeGuy, you’re invited… Just show up & say you’re with him.

  • Gerry

    It looks like Nabeguy’s heart is still in Brooklyn Heights.

  • Nabeguy

    @Sam, that’s probably good for at least 2 or 3 more…

  • Claude Scales

    Thanks, Sam. I’ll be there.

  • Nabeguy

    @Gerry, always will be.

  • Ex-Heightster

    Wow, another sign the Heights is turning back into a real Brooklyn neighborhood again!

    But why is this great event being held on a Monday night though? For crowd control? How about a Friday or weekend night in the future?

  • Mark Powell

    How is it possible for The Simpsons to rip off the Disco Bean character? Disc Stu first appeared on The Simpsons in the episode “Two Bad Neighbors”. This was the thirteenth episode of Season 7 and aired on January 14, 1996. This means iit was likely written and produced sometime in the 3rd or early 4th quarter of 1995. This film wasn’t released into theaters until June of 1996 and barely grossed over $70,000, which basically means no one saw it. Its a coincidence… nothing more.

  • Arch Stanton

    How is it possible you ask. The copy write date on The Search for One-Eye Jimmy is 1993 the first release was November 1994 in France. Also, It is possible the film was screened at some festivals or shown to industry professionals before the US release date. So, someone working on the Simpsons could have easily seen The Search for One-Eye Jimmy and used the Disco Bean character.

  • Ex-Heightster

    Good reply by Mr. Stanton.

    Additionally, as you suggested, Mr. Kass may have spoken about or even shown his screenplay/script to many people in the industry well before the movie was made or released in 1994.

    (I do wonder why Mark Powell seems so bent out of shape over this? Does he work for the Simpsons show or something?)

    Again, I’d like to request that in the future, exciting events like this be held on a Friday evening. Or even better, during the daytime or evening on the weekend, instead of a Monday night, please?

    (BTW, I haven’t seen it mentioned here that Sam Henry Kass grew up in the Heights, on Orange St.)

  • Arch Stanton

    Besides, The Simpsons parodies a lot of movie characters, funny.

  • Andrew Porter

    Copyright, not “Copy Write”. Google the former…