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Now, what we have for you today is so much stuff it is going to be hard for you to wrap your head around it all as I have added 13 new feature film DVDs to the database this week and 8 new TV DVDs! We have special editions, massive box sets and ultimate editions so sit back and enjoy!
ADDED THIS WEEK
Saw (2-Disc Special Edition)
Kicking off things is a just announced title from Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Just as the teaser trailer for Saw 2 hit the Net we get the announcement that there will be a Saw 2-Disc Special Edition. Now for those of you that are going to complain that you already bought the first release edition, I feel your pain, double-dipping however has become industry standard and this time it seems they are going all out with the special features, especially the inclusion of the original short film James Wan and Leigh Whannell made to pitch the idea to studios. Check out the entire list of features below:
· Newly Remastered Alternate Cut
· Two Audio Commentaries
· Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
· “Full Disclosure: Investigating Jigsaw” Featurette
· Saw original short film
· Animated storyboard sequences
· On-set preview of Saw 2
· DVD-ROM Feature: “Jigsaw’s Workshop”
Coal Miner’s Daughter (25th Anniversary Edition)
Next up is the film that earned Sissy Spacek her one and only Oscar, Coal Miner’s Daughter. Also starring Tommy Lee Jones in his younger years, this 1980 classic is sure to capture the attention of many DVD viewers.
Â· Feature Commentary with Sissy Spacek and Director Michael Apted
Â· Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Miner’s Daughter
Â· An Exclusive Interview with Loretta Lynn and Director Michael Apted
Â· President George Bush Sr. Salutes AFI and Coal Miner’s Daughter
Â· Coal Miner’s Daughter 25th Anniversary Photo Journal
House of Wax (2-Disc Special Edition)
Here we have another one of the films I am anxious to own on DVD as I was one of the few that really enjoyed House of Wax despite its silly story. This 2-Disc DVD is yet to have any officially announced special features so for now you will just have to rely on knowing that it is set for an October 25th release date.
The Wedding Date
For you romantic comedians out there here comes one of the worst reviewed rom-coms of the year, The Wedding Date, starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney. This title will be available to own on August 16th.
Carlito’s Way (Ultimate Edition)
Pacino in action, and in one of his most highly regarded films. With the upcoming release of the Carlito’s Way prequel Universal is releasing the Carlito’s Way (Ultimate Edition) on October 25th. Not necessarily a feature packed presentation this looks to be a title you will grab only if you don’t already own it as Carlito’s Way seems to be one of those films that has had about 500 separate editions released. Check out the special features below.
Â· Brian De Palma on Carlito’s Way
Â· Deleted Scenes
Â· The Making of Carlito’s Way
Â· Photo & Poster Gallery
Â· Original Promotional Featurette
Â· Original Theatrical Trailer
Elektra: Unrated Director’s Cut
I am serious about this one, stop laughing. I couldn’t believe it either when I saw there was going to be an Unrated Director’s Cut of Elektra, it can’t possibly make the movie any better, but I guess it could make it worse considering we would have to sit through additional running-time. However Fox is going forward with this 2-disc release on October 18th, check out the features listed below:
Disc One: Main Feature
Â· Commentary with Rob Bowman and Kevin Stitt
Â· Theatrical & Teaser Trailer
Disc Two: Extra Features
Kicking & Screaming
For me the comedy of Will Ferrell is beginning to wear very thin as there is little left for him to do and each performance seems to be just like the last. Now I have not yet seen Kicking & Screaming, but based on its mediocre reviews it doesn’t look like it is an instant classic, but I am sure this title will garner some attention from the kiddies at the DVD store so it should fare quite well.
Speaking of bad rom-coms, nah I am just kidding. Fever Pitch didn’t exactly get lambasted at review time, but it is another one of the flicks I chose to skip when it came to review time, particularly due to my hatred of Jimmy Fallon’s acting… THE GUY AIN’T FUNNY FOLKS! However, teamed with Barrymore this flick was sure to get its due and as the Sox won the Series last year that may have even added a few extra viewers to the theaters, you can check out the full list of features below.
Â· Audio commentary by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Â· Seamlessly branched extended Red Sox Ending
Â· 13 Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Â· Gag Reel
Â· “Love Triangle” Internet Featurette
Â· “Break the Curse” Internet Featurette
Â· Evergreen Featurette
Â· Theatrical trailer
Â· Inside look at In Her Shoes
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Now if there was an award for worst movie of the year thus far I would hands down have to give it to this remake of The Bridge of San Luis Rey starring Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel, Gabriel Byrne and F. Murray Abraham, and that is after I only watched 30 minutes of it and it became the first movie I have walked out of in over 10 years.
This is a travesty of a movie and I ca only hope that no one buys this DVD just to prove how bad this pile is. Nevertheless, I am sure some of you that scoop up every new DVD on the sale rack will likely add it to your basket, and just for that, you deserve to watch this horrible movie… enjoy wasting your precious time.
Lords of Dogtown (Unrated, Rated and PSP)
Lords of Dogtown is getting quite the treatment with a Rated release, an Unrated release and a Sony PSP release all on September 27th. This skater flick focuses on a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as “Dogtown” in Venice, California who pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. The film stars Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger and only amassed $11 million at the box-office, but I didn’t see it yet so I can’t tell you whether it was good or not. Above you will find the cover art for the DVD versions of the movie and below the Sony PSP artwork.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
The last on our list of feature films is another horror remake that I enjoyed and that is the latest version of The Amityville Horror starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. People have recently asked me why I like this movie and for the most part it had to do with its hard R rating and the fact that Reynolds’ humor translated perfectly into his psychotic acting for this film. Now, while there aren’t any special features listed as of yet I can tell you to expect this DVD on October 11th and I will have features posted as soon as they are available.
Into the West (The Complete Series)
First up on the TV DVD list is the one many of you will be most excited about as TNT’s already hit mini-series “Into the West” will hit DVD shelves on October 4th. When I tried to get more info on the set I was told it would be made available sometime in August by DreamWorks who is distributing the DVD, so you will just have to wait until then.
Battlestar Galactica – The Complete First Season
Next up is a show that seems to have gained a ton of steam, which had to have been helped by the cancellation of “Star Trek: Enterprise.” The new “Battlestar Galactica” has its season two debut tonight believe it or not, and you can expect the first season on DVD on September 20th with a MASSIVE amount of special features being offered, just check out the list below.
Â· Mini-Series Commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Exec Producers David Eick and Ron Moore
Â· Pilot Commentary with Director Michael Rymer and Exec Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Bastille Day” Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Act of Contrition” Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
Â· “You Can’t Go Home Again” Commentary with Executive Producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down” Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Â· “The Hand of God” Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Colonial Day” Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 1” Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Â· “Kobol’s Last Gleaming: Part 2” Commentary with Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
Â· Selection of Deleted Scenes
Â· Behind the Scenes Featurette
Â· “Battlestar Galactica” Series Lowdown
Â· Series of “Battlestar Galactica” Sketches and Art
Â· 1 of 3 Collectible DVD Exclusive Trading Cards
Da Ali G Show: Da Compleet Second Seazon
Here he comes, a second season of Ali G, that Brit that won’t quit. I haven’t seen the second season of his show, but based on the first season I am sure this one is a must own for any comedy collector.
South Park – The Complete Sixth Season
The little brats from “South Park” are making their way to syndication and season six is making its way to video stores on October 11th. As of right now details beyond a release date are sketchy and based on recent releases I don’t expect much in the way of special features, but I do hope for some of Matt and Trey’s mini commentaries, they crack me up!
3rd Rock from the Sun – The Complete Second Season
Just as season one is about to hit the stores we already have an announcement for Season Two of “3rd Rock from the Sun” from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment.
Alias – The Complete Fourth Season
Another title I am anxious to get my grubby reviewer’s hands on is the Fourth Season of “Alias.” This show shocked the hell out of me when I first rented a couple of the first season discs from NetFlix and now I am hooked, just waiting and waiting for the DVDs to be released. Season Four is set to hit shelves on October 25th so be sure to get your hands on a set.
Â· A Chat with Jennifer Garner
Â· Meet Mia Maestro
Â· Deleted Scenes
Â· And Much More!
Friends – The Complete Tenth Season
The just announced tenth season of “Friends” will be making its way to stores on November 15th and for those of you that have held off on purchasing any of the earlier season releases will be happy to know that you can toss away approximately $300 of your well earned dollars on the Friends: The One With All Ten Seasons Collector’s Box Set, which will house all ten seasons of the hit show on 40 discs and will come in a limited edition collector’s tin. Artwork or looks at the set are not yet available, and neither are any official announcements on special features.
Arrested Development – The Complete Second Season
Finally, we come to the end and the announcement of the second season release of “Arrested Development.” It is still amazing to me that audiences were able to stick this one out as it isn’t exactly the easiest show to get into, but FOX gave it time and here we have the second season.