Thursday, December 6, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD & Blu-ray Pre-order Starts Today

"It was as if the centuries had sifted the family's qualities through a fine mesh, had discarded the irrelevant, the inconsequential, the weak, and had let nothing through except pure talent. Francisco could do anything he undertook, he could do it better than anyone else, and he did it without effort."

- Atlas Shrugged

ASP2 DVD & Blu-ray Pre-Orders Start Today
We are proud to announce pre-ordering for the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD & d'Anconia Copper Blu-ray.

We are also very excited to finally be able to offer Limited Personalized Editions of the DVD & Blu-ray giving you the opportunity to have your name, or a friends, printed on the disc (e.g. "Special Edition DVD Prepared Exclusively For: [Your Name Here]").

These Special Edition discs will NOT be available in stores and will only be available for purchase online through the Atlas Shrugged web site.

Pre-Order Your Atlas Shrugged 2 DVD or Blu-ray now.

A Special Thank You For The First 1,000 Orders

Thank you for an incredible year. We couldn't be more proud or more excited about what lies ahead for Atlas Shrugged.

To express our gratitude for your continued support, the first 1,000 orders will receive a very special gift before December 25th.

Pre-Order Your Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD or Blu-ray now.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NEWSLETTER 11.20.2012: Atlas Shrugged Black Friday Starts Today!

"[Thanksgiving] is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production." - Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged Black Friday Starts Today!

Everyday leading up to our HUGE 25%-off-everything Black Friday, the Gulch Store will feature 2 incredible offers...

On Sale Tuesday
Official Part II Poster (Signed): 50% off
Part I Rearden Steel Blu-Ray: 50% off

On Sale Wednesday
d'Anconia $ Money Clip: 40% off
Atlas Icon Lapel Pin: 40% off

On Sale Thursday
- Official Rearden Steel Bracelet: 30% off
d'Anconia $ Lapel Pin: 30% off

On Sale Friday
25% off everything in the Gulch Store!

Happy Thanksgiving!
From all of us at Atlas Shrugged, we thank you for your continued support and we wish you all a Happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Hot in Galt's Gulch Online This Week
Hostess Shrugged - posted by overmanwarrior
No more Twinkies. No more Ho Ho’s. No more Wonder Bread. No more Ding Dongs. Member ObjectivistAnalyst asks "When will the Unions and the Politicians learn that Economics trump their perceived power?"

Read more in the Gulch now.

Don't Forget the Book!
When was the last time you gave someone Atlas Shrugged? This year, let's make sure everyone gets the one gift that really keeps on giving - knowledge.

Buy Atlas Shrugged the Book Now.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NEWSLETTER 10.23.2012: Atlas Shrugged Part II Behind the Scenes; Hot in the Gulch

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - Ayn Rand

Go Behind the Scenes of Atlas Shrugged Part II

Follow Director John Putch, actors Esai Morales (Frisco) and Jason Beghe (Hank), and the rest of the Atlas Shrugged Part II cast and crew, as we go behind the scenes at Rearden Steel.

Hot in the Gulch

Every week we'll be pointing out some of the hottest conversations happening in The Gulch. If you haven't visited in a while, it's definitely that time.
The Debate Continues (posted by user XenokRoy)
Gulch residents began a discussion a few days ago about what to expect from the 3rd Presidential Debate. The Debate didn't end on the stage.
The Gulch Community Discusses Part II (posted by LetsShrug)
A Gulch member posts a review after seeing Part 2 and the discussion explodes.
Find theaters and showtimes now
Atlas Shrugged Part II is still in theaters. Find tickets and showtimes now.

There's Still Time to Be Part of Atlas Shrugged History

There's still time but you're going to have move quickly. The Atlas Shrugged theatrical run will be over soon!
Get to the theater this week, find the Atlas Shrugged Part II movie poster, say "I am John Galt!", and you might just find yourself on the Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD & Blu-ray.

Atlas Shrugged Part II - Behind the Scenes at the Rearden Steel Factory

Saturday, October 20, 2012

NEWSLETTER 10.19.2012: Be Part of Atlas Shrugged History

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours." - Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged Part II Barrels into Week 2
It's week two of the Atlas Shrugged Part II theatrical run and the Taggart Comet is still going strong. Atlas is still in close to 1000 theaters so get your friends and family together and get to the theater while there's still time to crash land in the Gulch!

Find theaters and showtimes now.

Be Part of Atlas Shrugged History
For the Atlas Shrugged Part 1 DVD, we asked you to get in front of your camera and say "I AM JOHN GALT?" We then compiled those videos and coupled them with the official movie soundtrack to create a truly unique DVD & Blu-ray special feature that will last forever.

We're doing it again.

Find out how you can go to the theater this weekend and be on the upcoming Atlas Shrugged Part 2 DVD.

Friday, October 19, 2012

20th Century Fox to Bring Atlas Shrugged Part 2 to DVD and Blu-Ray 2013

Atlas Distribution Company signs with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

(Hollywood, CA) – October 19, 2012 – Atlas Distribution Company announced today it has signed a distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation for the Spring 2013 release of ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand.

ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II is set in a near future dystopian USA with a global economy on the brink of collapse - unemployment at 24% and gas at $42 per gallon - and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continuing to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown.

“With Atlas Shrugged Part 2 now playing in theaters all across the country, we wanted to give Fox a head start in creating and marketing the DVD for release in Spring 2013. Fox has been a great partner and we’re looking forward to working with them again.” stated Producer Harmon Kaslow.

Ayn Rand’s 1,100 page novel is being distributed by Atlas Distribution Company as a trilogy following the three part structure outlined in the bestselling book. Atlas Shrugged Part 1 is currently available on DVD, and Atlas Shrugged Part 2 hit more than 1,000 theaters on October 12th, 2012.

Theaters and showtimes for Part 2 can be found at the movie’s official website:

For the deal, David Bixler and Harris Kane represented Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, and John Aglialoro, Harmon Kaslow and Roger Arar represented Atlas Distribution Company. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation also handled the DVD distribution for Atlas Shrugged Part 1.

About Atlas Distribution Company
Atlas Distribution Company was formed by John Aglialoro as a motion picture studio to produce and distribute films including those based on Ayn Rand’s epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good Ideas Are Not For Everyone

Good Ideas Are Not For Everyone
By John Aglialoro

In three weeks we will be voting in, what many consider, the most important election of our lifetime, the 2012 Presidential election. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve already made up your mind who you’ll be voting for. Good. But, what about your friends and family who haven’t? Are you going to take the time to talk to them about their vote?

I would suggest you do - just not all of them.

When Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, the media exploded in unison with critical stories of the Wisconsin representative’s appreciation of Ayn Rand - the author of, according to a 1991 survey done by the Library of Congress, one of the most influential books ever written, Atlas Shrugged.

A sample of the detractors’ criticisms...

What made her books controversial is … an extremist vision of America that celebrated greed and selfishness...” - Gary Weiss, CNN

Really? Well... that just sounds horrible. I too would take issue with this author. The thing is, I can’t figure out which book he’s referring to - and I’ve read most everything Ayn Rand wrote.

This is the problem with most, if not all, of the Left’s arguments. Their arguments are rarely anchored in reality, or on what they’ve read themselves, or on any type of empirical evidence or data. Their arguments are founded primarily on assumption and their emotional response to those assumptions.

So, how do we combat an emotional response to a false premise egged on by the refusal to think for oneself critically? Ayn Rand once said, “Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Leave them alone.

Was Ayn Rand suggesting that we simply remove ourselves from the discussion entirely? No. What Ayn Rand was suggesting is that we don’t waste our time trying to convince the inconvincible, e.g., Gary Weiss is not interested in having a rational discussion - he’s looking to enforce a position. There is no conversation to be had.

There’s a wonderful quote from Atlas Shrugged: “When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.” This is where our fight is - the mind of the rational man and rational woman.

You have friends, family, and co-workers, who will not listen to reason and will be voting November 6th. Identify them but do not waste your time. You will not influence them. Who we must focus on however are those individuals that, although tending to lean on their emotions, are ready and willing to engage in serious rational discourse. They are the undecided, the concerned, the curious and they understand that their vote counts. They want to understand the issues and they want to make the right decision.

Find the time to take them to lunch. Invite them to dinner. Take them to a movie (Atlas Shrugged Part 2!). Talk to them.

Talk to them about the fact that there are now 47 million American citizens on food stamps - more than a 60% increase in beneficiaries in the past three and a half years. Talk to them about the fact that only 53% of Americans pay income tax. Talk to them about the facts and only the facts.  

Ask them what their priorities are in life. Ask them what their major concerns are. Ask them what they think the solutions are. Chances are, they are already very close to finding the answers themselves. All that may be required at this point, is the gentle hand of clarity reinforced by some succinct elucidation.

Here is the most important thing to remember: good ideas are not for everyone. They’re only for those actually interested in ideas to begin with.

Recently, my producing partner Harmon Kaslow was asked whom Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged would appeal to:

"While Ayn Rand’s heroes speak to the individual in all of us, they do not speak for everyone. Ayn Rand’s heroes are men and women from all walks of life - sculptors, musicians, plumbers, steel workers, architects, industrialists - if you enjoy your work and do it well, if you constantly strive to be better, if you work hard every day, you will LOVE Atlas.
“However, if you feel a sense of entitlement - as in the government owes you something - simply because you exist, Atlas [Shrugged] is not a story for you. You are whom we are warning against."

There are those that want to hear our ideas and those that don’t want to hear any ideas. Know the difference and you might just have a shot at making a difference.

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.” - Ayn Rand.

John Aglialoro is the Producer of Atlas Shrugged Part 1 and Atlas Shrugged Part 2.