Made in 2006 by Jonathan Levine (director of the equally kickass but totally different flick The Wackness), All The Boys Love Mandy Lane premiered at film festivals starting that year and into the next. In February of 2008, the film received a theatrical release in the UK followed by a DVD & Blu-ray release that July (courtesy of Optimum Releasing), but never made its way stateside.
Picked up for US distribution by The Weinstein Company, Mandy Lane was scheduled to be released here in the states in 2007, under the Dimension Films banner. The film was primed for release in July of that year but was suddenly dropped by the company before the release date arrived, despite the fact that materials had already been sent out to promote the movie. So what happened? Apparently the Weinstein's got cold feet after the failure of Grindhouse and some other horror releases they pumped out around that time, so they decided to sell off the rights to the film.
A company called Senator Entertainment bought the North American distribution rights, The Weinstein's turned a profit on their little purchase (due to the fact that they made their money back from the Senator deal but also sold foreign rights to other companies), and the film was once again set for theatrical release, now in 2008. After the failure, both critically and financially, of Senator's release of The Informers, they too scrapped plans to birth Mandy Lane unto the world and soon thereafter, the company went out of business. The film was once again relegated to horror movie purgatory.
In 2010, a small glimmer of hope came out of Comic Con, when Amber Heard (the star of the film) revealed that a US distribution deal was close to being inked ("apparently it's closer to getting distribution..."), which was confirmed by one of the producers of the film. Everyone once again got excited and the release once again never happened. It has now been a year since this announcement and there has still been no official word about any actual release.
So here we are, five years after the film was made and ready for release, and we still are no closer to getting any kind of US release of the film. I could go on and on about how pissed off it makes me that so many utterly crappy horror movies get released every week while movies like this one (Trick 'r Treat comes to mind too) sit for years on a shelf, but instead i'd rather just direct you over to Amazon's UK page, where you can purchase either a DVD or Blu-ray copy of the film for pretty damn cheap (DVD for about $8, Blu-ray for $9). While the DVD will require you to have a Region Free player, I am happy to report that the Blu-ray is Region Free, meaning it will play on all Blu-ray players and Playstation 3's (I can confirm this, being that I just watched it on my PS3 tonight).
So while a US release date may not be coming anytime soon, you can still see the film both legally and cheaply by IMPORTING THAT UK BLU-RAY. I can't urge you enough to do so. Unless of course you'd rather just ignore one of the best horror films in years, like everyone else seems to be doing. Be my guest, but don't even think about complaining about the current state of horror if you're not gonna bother to support and seek out (LEGALLY!) quality films like this one ...