Welcome to the debut edition of the DVD Download, a new feature on RopeofSilicon.com that is aimed to keep you up-to-date on all the new DVD news for the past week. With the redesign of our DVD Central and the large list of new additions over the past week I couldn’t think of a better time to get this started.
You can look forward to a new DVD Download every Friday from this point forward with all the comings and goings of DVD News, so let’s get this one started.
ADDED THIS WEEK
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
A film that never saw theaters despite the fact that it stars Edward Furlong, David Boreanaz, Tara Reid and Dennis Hopper. Amazon.com has this listed for a July 19th release, click here to preorder yours.
The Errol Flynn Signature Collection
Featuring five of Errol Flynn’s classic films Warner Home Video is releasing this title on April 19th this collection will follow right inline with all of Warner’s Signature collections as it will contain the following goodies:
You can click on each title to check out the special features for each movie, or click here to preorder the title for yourself.
D.E.B.S. (Special Edition)
Yup, the film hit theaters on March 25th and it is hitting DVD shelves on June 7th, says a lot for the movie doesn’t it? Called a Special Edition DVD, yet we don’t have a listing of “special” features yet, but we do have a look at a menu shot if you want to click here to check it out, or you can click here to order your own copy.
Riding the Bullet
Stephen King’s eBook adaptation saw a limited theatrical release, but it is ready for the small screen as it will be on DVD on April 19th. We don’t have a list of special features, yet you can preorder the title by clicking here.
Sling Blade (Miramax Collector’s Series)
Mmmm, hmmm… Blade is back and Billy Bob and the defunct Miramax are releasing a Collector’s Edition on June 7th with a director’s cut of the film. There aren’t any additional features yet available but you can click here to get preorder a copy.
Father of the Bride (15th Anniversary Edition)
Next up on the anniversary trail is the Steve Martin comedy Father of the Bride with an all-new 15th Anniversary Edition. Special features are sketchy on this one as well, but we do know there will be a director’s commentary available when it hits shelves on June 7th, click here to order yours.
Tears of the Sun (Director’s Extended Cut)
Antoine Fuqua‘s work gets messed with so much that we have yet another Director’s Cut DVD for the helmer with the Bruce Willis feature Tears of the Sun. This one also has no special features announced with it, but we do know that it will be available on June 7th, click here to get yours.
Gone in 60 Seconds (Unrated Director’s Cut)
Another director’s cut comes to us in the form of the Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie effects fest Gone in 60 Seconds, while the film is pretty much a popcorn flick for car lovers a director’s cut may be enticing to some, along with the special features this one offers:
You can click here to get your copy on order.
Bill & Tedâ€™s Most Excellent Collection
Unfortunately this one hasn’t hit the Amazon.com database yet, but we can still tell you what to expect in what may actually be Keanu Reeves‘ best performance as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey collide in a special DVD collection, which offers up the following goodies:
Non-Bogus Disc of special features:
Stripes (The Extended Edition)
The movie that may be considered Bill Murray’s funniest is getting a special “extended” edition treatment as Stripes (The Extended Edition) hits DVD shelves on June 7th. As far as features go we know there will be 18 extra minutes and six deleted scenes, but that is all for now.
Another movie that managed to hit the big screen and get a DVD release date just about as quickly is the disappointing Get Shorty sequel Be Cool, set for a June 7th release date, check out the features below:
You can reserve yourself a copy, just click here.
Casino: 10th Anniversary Edition
One hell of a movie and hopefully going to be one hell of a DVD, Casino is getting the Anniversary treatment as well with a 10th Anni release on June 14th. While the special feature list is not yet complete here is what we have so far:
Four behind the scenes featurettes:
While the complete special feature list is not available, a preorder is, just click here.
A Dirty Shame (NC-17 and R rated versions)
The John Waters comedy featuring Johnny Knoxville, Selma Blair and Tracey Ullman is getting a two version release on June 14th as you will have the option of buying either the R-rated or NC-17-rated version. Besides the rating difference the NC-17 version will be the only one to carry any special features, which includes a commentary from writer-director John Waters and an “All the Dirt on A Dirty Shame” featurette. Click here to preorder whichever one you desire.
Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
Finally in the movie division is Pooh’s Heffalump Movie, the G-rated fare will hit DVD shelves on May 24th with an unknown amount of special features, but in the meantime you can preorder it by clicking right here.
Only one title in the TV DVD section this week and that is “Rescue Me,” the firefighter drama starring Denis Leary. The show airs on FX and has captured audience and critical acclaim and the complete first season will be available on June 7th, click here to get your copy.