Happy Thanksgiving

A very Happy Thanksgiving Day to all you Dukes of Hazzard fans (and everyone else too). There is always at least one thing in your life that you can give thanks for. Please spend time this holiday weekend to reflect on all the blessings in your life and give thanks for all you have. 
If you can, also please donate some of your time or resources to help those who are less fortunate. Your generosity just might be the one thing someone else is thankful for this year!
As we officially start the holiday season this weekend, please remember those who voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe and free. You can help brighten the holidays for our service members that are away from home by supporting organizations like Operation Support Our Troops.
A Happy Turkey Day to all! Gobble! Gobble!

Congratulations to Jimmie!

Congratulations to Jimmie Best, his family, and their partners at Best Friend Films. Their film “Hell Bent For Good Times” won “Best Dramatic Short” in the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival this past weekend in Melbourne, Florida.
If any of you Dukes of Hazzard fans are in a position to invest in a feature length film version of “Hell Bent”, please contact Dorothy Best for more details. I have seen both the play and their dramatic short version and it is quality work. Congrats again, Jimmie!

Veteran’s Day

A very humble thank you from all of us at HazzardNet.com to all veterans who have served this country. Without the sacrifice of our veterans, we wouldn’t have freedom and liberty. If you know a veteran, please send them a thank you today.

RC General Lee Road Test

This is the Dukes of Hazzard item you’ve all been waiting for. The Radio Controlled General Lee. Yeeehaaa! One of our staff members has taken it for a road test.

RC General Lee Road Test!

Radio Controlled General Lee

We recently put this factory-fresh, 27 MHz General Lee through our grueling road test.  The very first thing we discovered, is that some minor assembly of the pistol-grip remote is required.  Not a big deal, unless you don’t already own a teeny-tiny screwdriver. 

The next thing we discovered, is the separate little box that serves as a Dixie horn on-demand.  Simply press the button and salute yourself!  Only thing is, for every one press of the button, there were 3 plays of the Dixie charge.  This got old fast, especially after hitting the silly thing twice on accident.  Revenge was ours when we rolled the car over it.

The car itself performed beautifully.  We were merciless in our test run. The RC General successfully crashed through the aluminum can pyramid, and managed small jumps from our death-defying pizza-box ramp.  It survived head-on collisions with observing members of the HazzardNet staff.  (The affected staff members reported being “scuffed” but have pulled through heroically.)

On the surface tests, the car did fine with short passes through dirt and gravel. It crunched over twigs and small debris with no problem. Though like any other RC car, it does best with smooth pavement.  The only surface test failure was the front lawn.

All in all, the speed and maneuverability of this toy was impressive for the $35.00 price. (Walmart.) The detail on the car is excellent. Bonus features included working taillights and parking lamps. The operational range of the remote control is decent, and the controller itself is easy to handle.

This is the Dukes of Hazzard toy we’ve all been waiting for! Yeehaaaa!!

You can probably only find these on eBay now.

For those of you looking for the latest and greatest Dukes of Hazzard merchandise and memorabilia, we’re in the process of re-doing our merchandise section. We’ve found some great new products, just in time to buy something special for Christmas for the Dukes of Hazzard fan in your life. (Or heck, buy it for yourself. You’ve been good this year, right?) Check out this awesome General Lee poster we found. You can find more goodies like that in our merchandise section.

Knoxville Nixes Dukes Sequel?

Rumor has it that Johnny Knoxville is not aiming towards another Dukes of Hazzard movie.  In fact, he’s more likely to play a “Jackass” again, in hot pursuit of the role that gave him stardom.  Knoxville’s sentiments echo recent mutterings by Seann William Scott, who would just as soon leave Hazzard County behind.
It seems that money ain’t everything for the erstwhile stars of the big-screen Dukes of Hazzard movie.  Critics took aim at the film for its artistic shortcomings. Some longtime fans treated the movie like an open wound, finding it just as painful.  The sharp barbs have apparently struck the nerves of these cinema stars. 
But wait!  The “Unrated” version of the movie will soon be available on DVD.  The worst may be yet to come.  Could this be the reason the cast is trying to put as many miles as possible between themselves and the movie?  If anybody didn’t like the theatre version, the Unrated DVD will put a pitchfork in your hands.  It may be wise indeed for the modern-day Dukes to run like hell. 
Warner Bros, however, is only counting fan votes by the wallet.  If the movie DVD pulls ahead in sales, a sequel could be put on the fast track.  If the sales run behind the pack, the General Lee could be parked for good.
Meanwhile, the jury is still out, and the sequel is on probation.  Watch our Forums page for all the news, gossip and fan feuds!

Seann William Scott Says No To Sequel

Seann William Scott Says No to Bo?

Media rumors are at odds over the chances of Dukes of Hazzard movie sequels.  Early reports, fresh from the initial success of the August movie release, suggested that 2 additional films had been authorized by Warner Bros.  The entire cast from the first movie were reportedly “locked in” to star in the sequels.
Jessica Simpson gave public comment to the likelihood of at least a second movie, which would be centered on a “Lost in London” theme.  HazzardNet also received an anonymous tip that the second movie, in fact, had already begun filming. 
Yet a recent online article posted by ContactMusic, stated that Seann William Scott nixed the sequel deal, saying that the Dukes movie was “a personal flop”  for him and that he was not interested in revisiting his Bo Duke role. 
SWS’s remarks, if they are sincere, represent a spinning 180-degree turn from his original enthusiasm for the role.  Us folks at HazzardNet have to wonder:  Was SWS sensitive to the movie criticism?  Journalists as well as some longtime Dukes fans blasted the movie, though nobody was expecting an Oscar nomination anyway.  The film did make money.  And it’s hard to imagine Seann William Scott balking at a sequel for artistic reasons. 
HazzardNet will continue to explore the news, rumors, and wild speculations surrounding the movie sequel.  Watch our Movie section of the HazzardNet Forums for fan commentary and the very latest from the grapevine!



 
USA Network spends millions
for ‘The Dukes of Hazzard” movie cable rights
Cable TV’s USA Network is paying $23 million for basic cable broadcast rights to the big screen adaptation of “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
 
USA signed an exclusive four-year deal with Warner Bros. giving it the first crack at airing “Dukes” on basic cable in April 2008, Daily Variety reported.

September 11th – Four Years After

It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 years. For me, it seems as fresh in my mind as if it was last week. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrible attacks on 9/11/2001 and those who are still dealing with the loss of loved ones. Please take a moment to reflect today and honor those who were taken from us too soon. Also take a moment to remember our brave soldiers who are fighting to ensure something like 9/11 never happens again.
-Mufn

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