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THE BACHELOR

In 1999, Mariah debuted as an actress in the movie "The bachelor". She plays the part of Ilana, an opera singer, who turns Jimmie (Chris O'Donnell) down. The movie was released on video in 2000.

Jimmie Shannon values his freedom more than life itself. As his male peers, even his best buddy, Marco, begin to hook up in marriage, Jimmie continues happily plugging away with his dating lifestyle, in no rush to find "the one". When he least expects it, Jimmie crosses paths with the adorable Anne (Renée Zellweger) and falls in love. After a three-year relationship, Jimmie feels the pressures of commitment and decides to "give in", reluctantly proposing to Anne at the most romantic of restaurants. Sensing his uncertainty and angry over his botched and lame attempt at a proposal, Anne dumps Jimmie back into the town known as "Bachelorville". Shortly thereafter, Jimmie's grandfather (Peter Ustinov) passes away and wills a $100 million inheritance to his grandson, on the condition he marries before his thirtieth birthday, which is less than twenty-four hours away. After seeking advice from the family attorney and stock broker, a desperate Jimmie hastily arranges for a priest to wait in the wings while he finds a bride. He tries to reconcile with Anne and several other ex-girlfriends, including Buckley (Brooke Shields), a well-to-do ex-debutante, and Ilana (Mariah Carey), an opera singer.

Mariah plays one of the women Jimmy proposes. She answered: "Okay, how can I say this politely? If you hadn't walked in here just now, I'd have forgotten about you. I mean, Joey, you strut onto my stage... and dangle money in front of my face like I'm gonna swoon... when all I even remember is we screwed a couple of times. And I recall thinking you look nice with your shirt off. But then again, so do I."

Compared to its source material, Buster Keaton's 1925 comedy "Seven chances", it has virtually the same plot. The silent classic - actually, one of Keaton's second-rung works, but, considering his genius, a classic compared to most other comedies - is pretty much about setting up an outlandish series of sight gags as Keaton is chased through town and country by hundreds of eager would-be brides. A thousand brides inhabit the climax of "The bachelor", too. But the new movie is more about feelings than slapstick free-for-alls.

"It was supposed to be a cameo role, but the part became bigger," Mariah said. "I get to die onstage, it was a lot of fun." Wags might say that she knows something about playing the diva. But the part actually called for her to sing an aria in Italian. "Even though I'm just lip-synching, I wanted to do it right. So I learned Italian - at 3 a.m. for an 8 a.m. shoot."

For the death-scene, director Gary Sinyor wanted to use a lookalike, but Mariah insisted she played the scene herself. "But I didn't realize I had to do the scene about 30 times. At the end my hips and legs hurt and I had to walk around with an ice-cap. I will never do this again."

VIDEOS
video from Australia (1026)
101888
collection Eric de Ridder
video from Brazil (1587)
N9410
also called "Procura-se uma noiva"
collection Luiz Gustavo
video from Canada (1509)
ARV 3131
collection Teresa Lucca
video from Canada (1525)
ARV 3132
collection Pascal Bellerose
video from the Netherlands (1013)
15423
collection Eric de Ridder
video from the Philippines (1904)
no catalogue number
collection Eric de Ridder
video from Poland (2396)
0104
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz
video from South-Korea (2092)
no catalogue number
collection Eric de Ridder
video from the Taiwan (1802)
no catalogue number
collection Eric de Ridder
video from the UK (1025)
EVS 1374
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD'S
DVD from China (1296)
ISRC CN-A02-02-0155-0/V.J9
comes in a card slipcase, picture disc
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD from France (3123)
200876
picture disc
the French title is "Le Célibataire"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz
DVD from Germany (2880)
50054
the German title is "Der Junggeselle"
collection David Hinz
DVD from Hungary (3408)
Z16 92100 NL004 (?)
the Hungarian title is "Oltári volegény"
collection Réka Rembeczki
DVD from the Netherlands (0656)
55423
collection Eric de Ridder

DVD special features:
Electronic press kit
Scene selections
Behind the scened and interviews
Trailers other DVD releases

DVD from the Philippines (2900)
4 800624 058663
collection Rodrigo C. Jusay
2 DVD set from the Philippines (3485)
4800624075967
collection Rodrigo C. Jusay

There are two movies in this box: The Bachelor and The Wedding Singer.

DVD from Poland (1785)
no catalogue number
promo picture disc, comes in a card sleeve
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD from Poland (1780)
0524
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD from Poland (2212)
0524
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

This item is almost the same as item 1780, but on cover is a yellow circle (no sticker) with the text "super cena".

DVD from Poland (3187)
DVD 805
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz
2 DVD set from Poland (2816)
no catalogue number
promo picture discs
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Wojciech Sichniewicz

There are two movies in this box: The Bachelor (also known as "Kawaler") and Sabrina.

DVD from South-Korea (1942)
SDP-819
collection Kim Hyun Min
DVD from South-Korea (2093)
SDP-819
picture disc
collection Eric de Ridder

This suberb item comes in a card slipcase with an extra booklet. In this extra booklet is the complete transcript of the entire movie in English and Korea, plus over 40 black and white pictures and 10 color pictures from the movie.

DVD from Taiwan (1951)
DVD-M0252
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD from Taiwan (2191)
DVD-M0252
collection Rob Fredie

This item is almost the same as item 1951, but in the top right corner the words "DVD video" are missing.

DVD from Thailand (2196)
2665/46
collection Eric de Ridder
DVD from Thailand (2202)
ADVD-45030
collection Gunyakrit
DVD from Thailand (2796)
ESDVD-0503 09
collection Wei Yi
DVD from the UK (1024)
EDV 9040
collection Eric de Ridder

DVD special features:
Theatrical trailer
Cast & crew

DVD from the USA (0657)
N4994
picture disc
collection Eric de Ridder

DVD special features:
"Script to screen" screenplay access
Original theatrical website: e-mail postcards, "rate your mate", wedding resources and much more!
Up-to-the-minute cast and crew information

DVD from the USA (1807)
VD-20083
picture disc
collection Gonçalo Peres

DVD special features:
"Script to screen" screenplay access
Original theatrical website: e-mail postcards, "rate your mate", wedding resources and much more!
Up-to-the-minute cast and crew information

VIDEO CD'S
video CD from China (0658)
ISRC CN-H12-200-52-00/V.J9
2 CD set
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from Hong Kong (2693)
VCD 2344
2 CD set
collection Marco Hendriks
video CD from Indonesia (1522)
no catalogue number
2 CD set
collection Immer Pieter Martin Simanungkalit
video CD from the Philippines (1527)
no catalogue number
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from the Philippines (2904)
no catalogue number
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Rodrigo C. Jusay

This video CD is almost the same as item 1527, but the back cover is different.

video CD from Poland (1669)
003
2 CD set, picture discs
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from Poland (2048)
003
2 CD set, picture discs
the Polish title is "Kawaler"
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from South-Korea (1804)
SPC-322
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from Taiwan (1803)
VCD-M0028
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Eric de Ridder
video CD from Taiwan (2241)
VCD-M0028
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Rob Fredie
video CD from Thailand (2165)
1287/43
2 CD set, picture discs
collection Eric de Ridder
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