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DVD Buzz-Saw #17

Jun. 17, 2005by: BiggNewt


Updating you on last week's news of one of the worst movies of 2004, this week I bring you the cover art for the unrated edition of the film. So if you want more Scary Movie 3 (see Arrow's Review here). In case you missed it last time, here's the full list of DVD extras...


  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen presentation
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • Commentary with director David Zucker, producer Robert K. Weiss, and writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
  • New deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary from director David Zucker, producer Robert K. Weiss, and writers Craig Mazin and Pat Proft
  • A Making Scary Movie 3 featurette
  • A Making Scary Movie 3 For Real featurette (what the hell?)
  • Outtakes and bloopers
  • An alternate ending
  • Hulk vs. Aliens Behind the Scenes of the Alternate Ending feature.
  • Visual Effects featurette

Even if the added footage doesn't change the fact that this movie sucks major donkey crap, you still get the privilege to watch the two hottest stars in Hollywood....

THE FLY: Special Edition

Just recently, Fox Home Entertainment retired it's previous release of David Cronenberg's The Fly (See Arrow's review here). Well just weeks later, Fox is planning on bringing the fans a special edition of both The Fly and The Fly 2. Both sets will be available on September 27th. Not only do you get Jeff Goldblum sticking to walls and projectile vomiting but you also get this ass-load of DVD extras to watch...


  • The Fly: Disc One
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
  • English DTS 5.1 Surround Track
  • French Stereo and Spanish Mono Tracks
  • Audio Commentary with David Cronenberg
  • English and Spanish Subtitles
  • The Fly: Disc Two
  • Fear of the Flesh 4-Part Documentary:
    - The Making of The Fly
    - Larva
    - Pupa
    - Metamorphosis
  • Branching Clips:
    - A Radical Departure
    - The Rise of Marketing
    - Who Wants to Die?
    - All You Have To Do Is Be Passionate
    - Cronenberg's Preparation
    - On Cronenberg's Films
    - Cronenberg as Gynecologist
    - Cronenberg as Director
    - On the Cannes Jury
    - The Mother of Invention
    - It Takes Time To Spread the Goop
    - Glass-Break Test
    - Scotch & Razor Blades Genes in the Ether
    - Winning the Oscar
    - The Last Collaboration
    - Haunted by the Fly
    - The Brundle Museum of Natural History
  • Deleted Scenes:
    - Second Interview
    - Monkey-Cat
    - Brundlefly vs. Bag Lady
    - Butterfly Baby
    - Alternate ending
  • Test Footage:
    - Main Title Elements
    - Telepod Tests
    - Make-Up Tests
    - The Exploding Head
    - Cronenfly
  • Written Works:
    - George Langelaan's Original Short Story
    - Charles Edward Pogue's Original Screenplay
    - David Cronenberg's Rewrite
    - Interactive Cinefex Article "The Fly Papers"
    - Interactive American Cinematographer Article "New Buzz on an Old Theme"
    - Interactive American Cinematographer article "More About THE FLY"
  • Promotional Material:
    - The Fly Teaser
    - The Fly Trailer
    - 3 TV Spots
    - Featurette
    - David Cronenberg Profile
    - The Fly II Teaser
    - The Fly II Trailer
    - The Fly (1958)
    - Return of the Fly (1959)
    - One Sheet & Lobby Card Gallery
  • Still Gallery:
    - Publicity
    - Behind the scenes
    - Concept Artwork
    - Effects
    - Monkey-Cat
    - Space Bug
    - Arm Wrestling
    - Make-up
  • Easter Eggs:
    - Halloweener
    - Vomit Drop
    - Summer of '86:
    - Big Trouble In Little China
    - Aliens
    - The Fly

Yes, Holy Shit is the correct word to describe that massive load of insect love!

THE FLY 2: Special Edition

The second special edition box set is The Fly 2 (See Arrow's review here). This sequel to the hit The Fly packs the gore this time around and the DVD also packs the extras...


  • The Fly 2: Disc One
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
  • English DTS 5.1 Surround Track
  • French and Spanish Stereo Surround Tracks
  • Commentary by Director Chris Wala and Film Historian Bob Burns
  • Alternate Ending "Houseboat Scene"
  • "Stopping for Food" Deleted Scene
  • Trailers for The Fly, The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (59), Alien and The Omen
  • English and Spanish Subtitles

    The Fly 2: Disc Two
  • The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect
  • Transformations: Looking Back at "The Fly II" Documentary
  • CWI Video Production Journal
  • Composer's Master Class: Christopher Young featurette
  • Original Theatrical EPK
  • Storyboard to Film Comparisons of 3 Scenes with Optional Director Commentary:
    - Opening Sequence
    - Bartok
    - Ending
  • Production Photo Still Gallery
  • The Art of "The Fly II" Still Gallery
  • Storyboard Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer A
  • Theatrical Trailer B


Okay, it might have been the worst sequel in the history of all horror films but there is some hope for the DVD release as it is set to be unrated. Hideo Nakata's The Ring Two (see Arrow's review here) will be uncut and run approximately 20 minutes longer than the theatrical release. Maybe this will fill some of the plot holes and weak story that was ever so present in this film. Here's what's to be expected on the DVD...


Another 18 minutes of deleted scenes
RINGS, the short film revealing the connection between THE RING and its sequel (originally released in a package with the first film), with a special introduction by producer Walter F. Parkes
Faces of Fear: The Cast : Interviews with Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins and Sissy Spacek
Fear on Film: Special Effects featurette with Nakata, the producers and the visual FX team
Samara: From Eye To Icon featurette on the movies' villain, including a time-lapse look at Rick Baker's five-hour makeup process
The Power of Symbols featurette, in which the filmmakers as well as psychologists and urban myth experts discuss Samara, the Asian myths and ghost stories that inspired her and the impact of such stories
HBO First Look: The Making Of THE RING TWO behind-the-scenes segment
Cast/crew biographies and production notes

There is also going to be a PG-13 DVD release as well with minimum special features. I'm pretty sure I know which version you rather have in your DVD collection so Click here to pre-order the Unrated Edition.

RINGU: Anthology of Terror

Keeping with the circle of death theme, I bring you news on Ringu: Anthology of Terror which includes the four internationally acclaimed Japanese films that helped reinvent the horror genre. There isn't any news on extras yet but we do have the list of films and their presentation information...


  • Ringu
  • Rasen
  • Ringu 2
  • Ringu 0
  • Anamorphic widescreen
  • Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks
  • Optional English, French and Spanish subtitles

Ringu 2 will also be available separately.Here's the link to pre-order the Anthology of Terror.


Universal Home Entertainment has announced a release of the Hammer Horror Series which contains eight classic films on two-discs. The set will include Brides of Dracula, The Curse of the Werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera (1962), Paranoiac, Kiss of the Vampire, Nightmare, Night Creatures and The Evil of Frankenstein. Those are some of the originators in the horror genre and are now packaged together in one nice set, look for the set on September 6th...


  • Each will be presented in anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be provided for each film.


Keeping with the "Old-School" vibe, Universal has also announced The Bela Lugosi Collection which includes five classic films starring the horror great. Below is a rundown of the films and other information, as well as screen shots of the menus...


  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The Black Cat (1934)
  • The Raven
  • The Invisible Ray
  • Black Friday
  • Each of the films will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame along with English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be provided for each film
  • The only extra material will be trailers for Rue Morgue, Invisible Ray and Black Friday

To own five classic Horror films, pre-order this collection here...

Due to the heavy volume of Horror DVD News, I was not able to fit them all in this column, stay tuned for next week's column for other DVD news from this week!

Source: FangoriaDVDAnswers

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