Check out DVD DOWNLOAD Issue #16 HERE
Before you say anything, I know it is about damn time I posted another DVD DOWNLOAD, but things have been so busy over here at RopeofSilicon headquarters I figured it was the one thing that could wait, especially since you can always check the DVD Central homepage for all the latest DVDs added to the database. Then again, I am like you, I like it all in one nice and easy place to check out, so with that said, let’s get to it… We have A LOT to cover.
Batman Begins (Single Disc and Two-Disc Editions)
I will start with this only because some of the titles to follow are hard to get through and trust me, my opinion will be felt once I get there. But here we have my favorite movie of the year thus far (#2 being Cinderella Man). Batman Begins has everything any moviegoer could want from drama, action, thrills and spills. It was a little light in the romance department, but I don’t think there has been a shortage of romance at the box-office lately so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Warner is releasing a single-disc and two-disc deluxe edition of Batman Begins and I can’t see anyone being satisfied with the single disc edition alone. The deluxe edition comes with hours of special features, just see below:
Â· Genesis of the Bat: Batman Incarnations from the Mid-1980s to the Present
Â· The Journey Begins: Creative Concepts, Story Development and Casting
Â· Shaping Mind and Body: Fighting Style
Â· Gotham City Rises: Production Design
Â· Cape and Cowl: The New Batsuit
Â· The Tumbler: The New Batmobile
Â· Path to Discovery: Filming in Iceland
Â· Saving Gotham City: The Monorail Chase Sequence
Â· Confidential Files Character/Weaponry Gallery Featurette
Â· Easter Eggs
DVD ROM Features:
To preorder either edition click here.
The Sting (Legacy Series Edition)
Universal is going Legacy crazy in September as The Sting is the first of the Oscar-winning DVDs they will be releasing on the 6th. Packed with special feature goodness, this classic starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman is certainly one to take a peek at, click here for a look at the special features and a chance to preorder it now.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Legacy Series Edition)
The second DVD in the Universal September Legacy craze is the classic To Kill a Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck. This one has a TON of special features including a commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula. Check out all the details and preorder this title here.
The Big Lebowski (Collector’s and Achiever’s Editions)
The artwork above is strictly for the Achiever’s Edition of The Big Lebowski, which actually has the same movie and special features as the Collector’s Edition, the difference is that it also comes with The Big Lebowski Bowling Shammy Towel, 4 Collectible Coasters and 8 Exclusive Photo Cards from Jeff Bridgesâ€™ personal collection. Universal is releasing this bad boy and what many consider to be the Coen brothers’ best flick on October 18th and if you are interested you need to click here to check out the rest of the special features and order yourself a copy.
It took Undead forever to get to theaters, and once it was there it took no time for it to get out. This zombie hunting horror didn’t really hit home with the critics or audiences for that matter, but on October 11th you will be able to decide for yourself.
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Since I skipped the Herbie: Fully Loaded screening it seems like it has been forever since I have seen Lindsay Lohan in any capacity. Considering I don’t watch a lot of TV and she hasn’t been featured as a walking stick figure lately that isn’t saying much, but on October 25th I will get a chance to see her CGI reduced breasts not bounce around as Herbie hits DVD. The film wasn’t exactly poorly received but if you want to judge for yourself click here to get the rest of the DVD info and order yourself a copy.
Big Fish (Special Edition)
This is hardly a special edition, as from what I can tell, all you are getting is the already released DVD edition of Big Fish along with a collectible booklet. I can only assume this is to accompany the release of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride as it hits theaters in mid-September, but maybe Sony will put more on this flick than I am assuming. Get the info and preorder it if you choose right here.
Toy Story 2 (2-Disc Special Edition)
On September 6th Disney is releasing the Toy Story 10th Anniversary DVD [review] and let me tell you something, it is phenomenal! Included on the disc is news that just after Christmas Disney will be releasing Toy Story 2 in a nice little two-disc edition as well and I can’t wait. There are no special features announced thus far, but stay tuned they are sure to be great!
Dark Water did not exactly draw in massive numbers at the box-office and since I have not seen it yet I can’t tell you whether it is actually good or not, but I am still intrigued, primarily thanks to the cast including Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly and Tim Roth, now those are some names. However, reviews were poor and only $25 mil. at the box tells me it ain’t too good. Nevertheless, you can be sure I will be reviewing it, and you can check it out for yourself by clicking here for preordering details.
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead (Unrated and Rated Versions)
One of my largest disappointments of the year so far was Land of the Dead. It seemed Romero just didn’t have what he used to and his zombie story simply got all mixed up. That said Universal is going to give me one more chance to correct my opinion as they will release not only the theatrical version of the film on DVD but an Unrated edition. Hopefully something miraculous will happen, but considering the theatrical version was not short on gore I can only assume this Unrated edition won’t do anything for me. Nevertheless, click here to preorder yours and check out the goodies that will be available on both editions.
Now for the film that sits close to the top on my Worst of 2005 list, Madagascar… what a pile of crap! Here we have the extreme example of kids will make studios money. I hated this flick, there was no story, no humor and no reason to watch it. That said, if you want to watch it again, or buy something that will keep the kids out of your hair for 70 minutes click here.
Bewitched (Special Edition)
Oh Lord, another bomb. As 2005 continues to prove movies with big names does not guarantee box-office success, we have a movie that proves it with Bewitched. Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman take us on a tour of this misguided TV show based movie that either should have gone back to the scripting stage for revisions or should have been trashed altogether. Yet, once again I will offer those of you that enjoyed it or like wasting your hard earned money the chance to buy it by clicking here.
The Perfect Man
I skipped it, Laremy didn’t, he hated it, I won’t watch it.
Office Space (Special Edition)
Personally I did not like this movie, but with all the fanfare it receives I feel I should give it another shot and Fox is giving me that chance as they will release the Office Space Special Edition on November 1st. Packed with features I know a lot of you want this one, click here for the preorder and see below for the details:
Â· Out of the Office: An Office Space Retrospective with Mike Judge
Â· Deleted Scenes: Peter Lies to Lumbergh, Happy Hour and Chotchkies,
Peter Goes off on Nina, & Tom’s Mixed Heritage Called into Question
Â· Theatrical Trailer
Â· DVD-ROM audio
Â· Visual downloads
Dominion: A Prequel to The Exorcist
Good or not, people want to see this as Warner is finally releasing Paul Schrader’s version of Exorcist: The Beginning on DVD. After a short lived run in the festival circuit and even some previews around the States on October 25th we will get to see why WB brought in Renny Harlin and completely reshot this flick and made it the pile it was. Click here for the rest of the details.
C.S.I.: Miami – The Complete Third Season
Three big time shows were recently announced and this is the first of them as Paramount will be releasing the third season of C.S.I.: Miami on November 22nd. As of right now special features and preordering links aren’t available… sorry.
C.S.I. – The Complete Fifth Season
Also, just like the news above preordering links and special features aren’t available yet for the fifth season of the original C.S.I., which will hit DVD shelves on November 29th.
ER: The Complete Fourth Season
Unlike the two titles above, we do have preordering links for this bad boy as the fourth season of “ER” will be available on December 20th. Unfortunately special features have not yet been announced but I can tell you I am anxious to get this one in my hot little hands as this is the season when this show was damn near its peak!
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