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Yet again it is time for another DVD DOWNLOAD and since it has been about two weeks since the last edition we have quite a few DVDs to talk about. So, without wasting an inordinate amount of time let’s get to it.

ADDED THIS WEEK

King Kong (1933 Special Editions)
October 4th

First off is a DVD that was just announced today, and I don’t know about you, but this one gets me excited as Warner Home Video will be releasing a Two-Disc Special Edition and a Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD of the original 1933 RKO classic King Kong on November 22nd. I don’t think I have ever seen this entire movie the whole way through so reviewing this title will be an absolute treat. Check out the special features below and stay tuned as I hope to have artwork very soon.

The Collector’s Edition DVD will be released in a collectible keepsake tin with a 20-page reproduction of the original souvenir program, King Kong original one-sheet reproduction postcards and a mail-in offer for a reproduction of a vintage theatrical poster.

· Seven-part documentary with Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson
· Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston with Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Ruth Rose, Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong
· Feature length documentary on creator Merian C. Cooper, directed by renowned filmmaker Kevin Brownlow

The Fog (Special Edition, Remastered)
October 4th

With the upcoming release of the remake of John Carpenter’s classic The Fog Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is set to release a special edition of the original 1980 film with a bevy of special features. I have listed the special features below, but in the meantime if you want to preorder this one click here.

· New Documentary
· Outtakes
· Storyboard-to-Film Comparison
· Original 1980 Documentary
· Advertising Gallery
· Audio Commentary by John Carpenter and Debra Hill

The Mask of Zorro (Deluxe Edition)
October 18th

Just announced today from Sony Pictures is a Deluxe Edition of The Mask of Zorro, and with the upcoming sequel The Legend of Zorro getting ready for the big screen who can blame them? Unfortunately we don’t have any box art or special features to talk about for this one so you will have to be satisfied for now knowing that you can expect this edition on October 18th.

Oldboy
August 23rd

Here we have a feature that I did not enjoy when it hit theaters and that is Oldboy. This thing is an f’d up mind trip that even as a fan of Se7en and Fight Club I could not get into and that is saying a lot. I never did a formal review on this film, but if you would like to learn more about it and preorder the title click here. Oldboy is also going to be available in Sony PSP format, preorder that here.

Millions
November 1st

I am pissed I haven’t seen this, especially considering all the good buzz it got, but on November 1st my whining can cease as Danny Boyle’s Millions comes to DVD. I have listed the special features below:

· Audio commentary by Danny Boyle and Frank Cottrell Boyce
· 10 deleted scenes
· Behind-the-scenes featurette
· ‘DVD cutdown’
· Soundtrack spot
· Theatrical trailer

Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997
October 18th

The success of Batman Begins is giving Warner Bros. quite the hard-on for the Dark Knight, enough for them to be releasing a big ol’ box set of the first four Batman films the studio released, all in two-disc special edition formats. Each movie will be available either in the Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology or to own separately, check out the bonus material for each below (thanks to DVDTimes for the info):

Batman

  • Audio Commentary by director Tim Burton
  • On the Set With Bob Kane
  • Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman – The Batman comic book saga as reinvented and reinterpreted over nearly seven decades
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Parts 1-3
    • The Road to Gotham City
    • The Gathering Storm
    • The Legend Reborn
  • Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery
    • Visualizing Gotham: The Production Design of Batman
    • Building the Batmobile
    • Those Wonderful Toys: The Props and Gadgets of Batman
    • Designing the Batsuit
    • From Jack to the Joker
    • Nocturnal Overtures: The Music of Batman
  • Music videos by Prince: Batdance, Partyman and Scandalous
  • The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
  • Batman: The Complete Robin Storyboard Sequence
  • Theatrical trailer

Batman Returns

  • Audio Commentary by director Tim Burton
  • The Bat, the Cat and the Penguin – Cast and crew members recall the making of this equally spectacular sequel
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight
    • Part 4: The Dark Side of the Knight
  • Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery
    • Gotham City Revisited: The Production Design of Batman Returns
    • Sleek, Sexy and Sinister: The Costumes of Batman Returns
    • Making up the Penguin
    • Assembling the Arctic Army
    • Bats, Mattes and Dark Nights: The Visual Effects of Batman

    Face to Face Music Video by Siouxsie and the Banshees

  • The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
  • Theatrical trailer

Batman Forever

  • Audio Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
  • Additional scenes
  • Riddle Me This: Why is Batman Forever? – How a new director and cast created a new version of Gotham’s classic good and bad guys
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight
    • Part 5: Reinventing a Hero
  • Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery
    • Out of the Shadows: The Production Design of Batman Forever
    • The Many Faces of Gotham City
    • Knight Moves: The Stunts of Batman Forever
    • Imaging Forever: The Visual Effects of Batman Forever
    • Scoring Forever: The Music of Batman Forever
  • Kiss from a Rose Music Video by Seal
  • The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
  • Theatrical trailer

Batman & Robin

  • Audio Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
  • Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight
    • Part 6: Batman Unbound
  • Additional scene “Alfred’s Lost Love”
  • Beyond Batman documentary gallery
    • Bigger, Bolder, Brighter: The Production Design of Batman & Robin
    • Maximum Overdrive: The Vehicles of Batman & Robin
    • Dressed to Thrill: The Costumes of Batman & Robin
    • Frozen Freaks and Femme Fatales: The Makeup of Batman & Robin
    • Freeze Frame: The Visual Effects of Batman & Robin
  • Four music videos
    • The End is the Beginning is the End by the Smashing Pumpkins
    • Foolish Games by Jewel
    • Gotham City by R. Kelly
    • Look into My Eyes by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries
  • Theatrical trailer

The Sound of Music (2-Disc 40th Anniversary Edition)
November 15th

Next we have that classic musical, The Sound of Music, and its 2-Disc 40th Anniversary release with all the special features you see below, to order a copy for yourself, click here:

DISC ONE:
· ALL NEW! – A special anniversary introduction by Julie Andrews
· Commentary by Robert Wise taken from the original laserdisc
· ALL NEW! – commentary by Andrews and Christopher Plummer
· ALL NEW! – Sing-along subtitles in English, French and Spanish

DISC TWO:

· ALL NEW! – “My
Favorite Things: Julie Andrews Remembers” · Julie Andrews recalls the
von Trapp family, and how their true-life story became a Broadway
triumph and a Hollywood legend; she is joined by Christopher Plummer,
Johannes von Trapp, Charmian Carr, director Robert Wise and others,
plus rarely-seen footage and a few surprises. (63:00)

· ALL NEW! – “Julie Andrews and
Christopher Plummer: A Reminiscence” · They fell in love on screen 40
years ago, and have been dear friends ever since. Julie Andrews and
Christopher Plummer sit down for an intimate fireside chat. (20:00)

· ALL NEW! – “On Location With
The Sound Of Music” featurette · Salzburg, Austria is one of the stars
of the film, and in this travelogue, Charmian Carr takes us back to
that magical city to revisit the locales made famous in the film.
(23:00)

· ALL NEW! – From “Liesl To
Gretl: A 40th Anniversary Reunion” · 40 years ago they forged a bond
that has never been broken; all seven of the von Trapp “children”
reunite in this touching, hilarious and even revelatory family reunion.
(34:00).

· ALL NEW! – “When You Know The
Notes To Sing” · You have to see it to believe it: 18,000 people at the
Hollywood Bowl, singing with Julie, cheering the children and hissing
the villains; the Sing-a-Long-Sound of Music phenomenon is a worldwide
event, but no place does it quite like the Hollywood Bowl. And the
winner of the highly coveted costume contest…? (13:00)

· “The von Trapp Family: Harmony & Discord” · This 1998
A&E Biography tells the true story of the von Trapp family,
immortalized in The Sound of Music. (50:00)

· Storyboard gallery

· Behind-the-scenes photos

· Lobby cards, one-sheets, trailers and TV spots

Tarzan (Special Edition)
October 18th

Disney continues the special edition treatment for its beloved animated classics and this time it is another release of Tarzan. The edition is already ready for preorder right over hereand the bonus features are all listed below:

· Audio commentary with the filmmakers
· Alternate opening
· Deleted scenes
· Disneypedia: Live in the Jungle feature
· “Strangers Like Me” music video by Everlife
· “You’ll Be In My Heart” music video by Phil Collins
· Trashin’ The Camp studio session with Phil Collins and ‘N Sync

Games:

· Terk’s Tree Surfing Challenge
· Jungle Memory
· Banana Round Up
· Clayton’s Trap

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
November 29th

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be adopting less fortunate children, but as far as the DVD DOWNLOAD is concerned we have the 411 on the release date for the movie that started all the gossip. Mr. & Mrs. Smith is set for release on November 29th and while we don’t have box art or special features that info has got to be just as juicy as Pitt moving in with Jolie… What? It isn’t? Oh well!

Imagining Argentina
October 11th

Hey, Banderas fans! We have another Antonio flick right here, this time he is starring opposite Emma Thompson in Imagining Argentina, a lesser known flick set in Buenos Aires during a military junta in the late 1970’s. This is the story of an Argentinean playwright (Banderas) with the psychic ability to see the locations of the missing loved ones of people by looking at their faces (at the time, many people were being abducted by the police, known as “los desaparecidos”, or “the disappeareds”), but he is frustrated when his own wife (Thompson), an activist journalist, disappears and he finds it doesn’t work on himself…

To preorder yourself a copy click here.

The War of the Worlds (1953) Special Collector’s Edition
November 1st

So, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg team up and remake War of the Worlds and it makes over $224 million here in the States so far, but what about the original? Well, Paramount has something to say about that as the original War is coming to DVD in a special edition on November 1st, check it out here.

TV DVDs

Veronica Mars – The Complete First Season
October 11th

Have I ever seen an episode of “Veronica Mars”? Nope. Am I interested? A little. Get more on the DVD release here.

Murder One (Season Two)
November 15th

I was quickly bored with the first season of “Murder One” when I reviewed it, I can only hope the second season will fare better. One thing to get the hopes up for is that “Without a Trace” star Anthony LaPaglia is in this one… Get more on the DVD here.

That ’70s Show – The Complete Third Season
October 15th

Here is some comedy I can get on board with. “That ’70s Show” is great, and the third season of the show can’t come quick enough as the regular cast is abandoning the show, it is nice to know they are all there on DVD.

Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Fourth Season
November 1st

I just reviewed season two and it was a bit of a downer compared to the first, I only hope the third season gives a good build up to “Enterprise’s” fourth and final season, but my instincts tell me not to get my hopes up.

Scrubs – The Complete Second Season
November 15th

Just as “That ’70s Show” is classic comedy so is “Scrubs” and Buena Vista is readying the release of the second season of the hit series on DVD come November 15th. Check out all the special feature goodies below:

· Johnny C. Keeps Talking – One-on-one with John C. McGinley
· Secrets And Lies – The truth about gossip, jokes and stories revealed
· Musical Stylings – Find out how songs are chosen and enhance the show
· Practice, Practice, Malpractice – Outtakes
· Imagination Gone Wild – The cast gives exclusive insights into dream sequences
· Scrubbed Out – Deleted Scenes
· Alternate Lines: A Second Opinion
· A Rare Condition – Behind the scenes on production design, wardrobe and stunts
· Stunt Casting
· J.D.’s Mojo
· Audio Commentaries With Creator And Cast

Home Improvement – The Complete Third Season
November 22nd

Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and his family are making their way to DVD for the second time in 2005 as the third season of “Home Improvement” hits DVD shelves on November 22nd. As always there is one little bonus feature to go along with the season, click here to find out what it is and order the season for yourself.

Roseanne – Season One
August 30th

Our last TV DVD is the first release of the popular hit TV series “Roseanne” on DVD. The title has been announced for quite some time but I finally added the old school show to the database so click here to order yours and enjoy.

Newly Added Sony PSP UMDs

This week’s DVD DOWNLOAD ends with the announcement of six new titles that will soon be available for the Sony PSP. Click on any of the names for release date and preordering info.

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Weekend: Nov. 15, 2018, Nov. 18, 2018

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