Check out DVD DOWNLOAD Issue #21 HERE

Another week, another DOWNLOAD. This week actually offered up some cool little additions including a couple of things that won’t show up below in the form of your first look at the HD DVD artwork for the Universal Home Entertainment titles and I must say, “Me Likey!” Come on Warner, get in line with this, make it look different, make it look futuristic, give us reason to buy this when it costs about $10 more than DVDs and has the same features as the already released titles.

Oh, I guess I should give you the links to check out the Universal titles eh? Well, so you know, the release dates for a few of these were also announced and starting April 18th a couple of these will be available at Amazon for those of you that are on the technological edge: Serenity, Doom, Cinderella Man and Apollo 13.

Enough of that, you can always stay up-to-date with the Blu-ray and HD DVD releases in our official Hi-Def Section here.


Ultraviolet (Unrated and Rated Editions)
June 27th

Rated or Unrated, from what I have heard there is no saving this picture, but I will say I love that song from the trailer. Yeah, I am talking about that one by Jem called “24”. Yeah, Jem, I like a song by an artist named Jem, but she ain’t your average bubble gum. Or am I just trying to legitimize my opinion? Either way, good song and I will most likely be checking this one out and will let you know if it is worth your cashola.

Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French
· Unrated cut of the film
· Cast commentary
· Deleted scenes
· Several featurettes

The Pink Panther (2006)
June 13th

Hmmmmmmm… I have heard mixed opinions on this one and I skipped it primarily because I don’t really like Steve Martin and to see him butcher a classic character was not tops on my list, but it does sound like I should give it a chance. After all, the features are massive and sound rather appealing. HAMBURGER!!!

Running Time: 1 hr. 33 mins.
· Audio Commentary with Director Shawn Levy
· 11 Deleted and Extended Scenes with optional Director’s Commentary
· Music Video: “Check on It” by Beyoncé Knowles
· Exclusive Beyoncé performance: “A Woman Like Me”
· Alternate Opening Sequence with Optional Director’s Commentary
· “Cracking the Case” Documentary
· Animated Trip Featurette about the development of the opening title animation
· Deconstructing the Panther Featurette
· Sleuth Cams: 3 Vignettes that make you fly on the set

The Hills Have Eyes (Unrated and Rated Editions)
June 20th

The announcement of this one is disappointing only because the damned thing was still at #17 at the box-office this past weekend and was released only a month ago. What the hell?!?! Yeah, it doesn’t come out for two more months, but the anticipation for waiting for some of the better films on DVD has gone out the window. Why not hold onto this title until Halloween this year? Give people some time to forget it and take in the summer box-office. Just because other studios are releasing their DVDs immediately doesn’t mean everyone has to! Either way, I am really interested in the Unrated Edition… I want more gore!

Rated Running Time: 1 hr. 48 mins.
Unrated Running Time: 1 hr. 51 mins.
Rated Edition
· Commentary by Director Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levassuer and Marianne Maddalena
· Music Video
· Trailer

Unrated Edition
· Commentary by Director Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levassuer and Marianne Maddalena
· Surviving the Hills: Making of The Hills Have Eyes
· Production Diaries
· Fox Movie Channel: Casting Session
· Music Video
· Trailer

The Fast and the Furious: Franchise Collection
June 6th

Uh, anyone not see this coming? The collection is only good for those that don’t the prior releases and can’t wait for the three pack to be released probably around Christmas time, and if you are one of those people click the little Buy Now link to the right… It works!

· ‘Tricked Out Edition’ of The Fast and the Furious
· 2 Fast 2 Furious
· Bonus disc

May 16th

Personally I love animated films, but the word around this one really doesn’t have me looking forward to reviewing this one.

Running Time: 1 hr. 25 mins.
· “Making of Doogal” featurette

Why We Fight
June 20th

I wanted to see this in the theater, but unfortunately the timing was all wrong. Hopefully I will find some time in June to give it a once over and let you in on my opinion. Either that or I will toss it Laremy’s way, I am sure he will have some good things to say about it.

Running Time: 1 hr. 38 mins.
· Extended Scenes
· Military Industrial Complex – A Brief History of Time Featurette
· Director Commentary

Mrs. Henderson Presents
April 18th

Yup, this looks to be the Weinstein Co. edition as I have added several of their titles to the database in the last week. This one here spawned an Oscar nom for good ol’ Dame Dench, but other than that I am oblivious to whether it is good or not, and I don’t anticipate on expanding my opinion. I think I will leave this one to your opinion.

Running Time: 1 hr. 43 mins.
· Commentary with director Stephen Frears
· Making-of featurette that includes interviews with the real “Windmill Girls”

Tennessee Williams Film Collection
May 2nd

I have started watching this set and I will say now I am liking it very much. I have already watched the 2-Disc Special Edition of A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and if you have not seen Tin Roof you must! This movie has some of the greatest dialogue you are going to find and it doesn’t stop until “The End”. I have added all of the editions in their separate form as well so if you want to get the goods on all the special features just click the pic above and select from the “Other Editions” drop-down to check out the disc of your choice.

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
· Baby Doll
· Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Deluxe Edition
· Night of the Iguana
· The Roman Spring Of Mrs. Stone
· A Streetcar Named Desire: Special Edition
· Sweet Bird Of Youth
· Tennessee William’s South (Bonus Disc)



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