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DVD Buzz-Saw #25

Sep. 15, 2005by: BiggNewt
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ALIEN VS. PREDATOR: Collector's Edition

Updating you fellow Alien and Predator fans, I bring you the pretty cool Cover Art for the upcoming Collector's Edition release of Paul W.S. Anderson's Alien vs. Predator (check the only review that matters). Hoping to redeem itself for it's piss poor effort in delivering the first time, Fox Home Entertainment is throwing in quite a few new features to help out what was a very disappointing movie. Have a look below at the full list of extras...


Includes:

  • Two-disc release
  • Theatrical edition of the film
  • Seamlessly branched unrated cut
  • The new scenes added are entitled Antarctica 1904, Argument, Chamber of Skulls, Sacrifice, Weyland's Death and Predator Ritual.
  • Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1, and DTS 5.1 Surround tracks
  • A commentary by Paul W.S. Anderson, Lance Henriksen and Sanaa Lathan
  • A second audio commentary by Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and John Bruno
  • A Pre-Production: AVP The Beginning feature
  • A Branching Footage: ADI Workshop feature
  • A Storyboard Gallery, concept art
  • An AVP Production featurette.
  • Making of AVP: Miniature Whaling Station
  • Facehuggers & Eggs
  • Trouble at the Mouth of the Tunnel
  • A visual effects breakdown
  • Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary (The Sister, Miller Gets Caught, & Love Scene)
  • A Licensing the Franchise: Aliens vs Predator the Comic Book featurette
  • A Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane feature
  • A HBO special
  • Three theatrical trailers
  • Trailers for Alien Quadrilogy and Planet of the Apes 35th Anniversary.

Fox Home Entertainment is known for it's double dipping ways, and this is just another notch on their belt...If you didn't buy the first edition or you just got enough money to double dip your little heart out, Pre-Order it!


DARK WATER

Following in the much treaded footsteps of recent Horror films, Touchstone has announced that Dark Water (Check Arrow's review here) will be released in an Unrated Edition. I don't know why we bother to see the film in theaters when it's never what the Director wants you to see. You wait four months later and it's on DVD. Yet we continue to buy them because, after all, Jennifer Connelly is hot. The film is set for a December 26th release and here is the early word on some of the extras...


Includes:

  • 16x9-enhanced 2.35:1 widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound
  • Deleted scenes
  • The Beneath the Surface: The Making of DARK WATER featurette
  • The Sound of Terror featurette about the film's use of subliminal audio
  • A third featurette on the shooting of the movie's most intense sequences. (More bonus materials may be added.)

It should also be noted that the film will be released on UMD (PSP) on the same date. Click here to pre-order the DVD...


LAND OF THE DEAD: Unrated

Universal has released the Cover Art for both versions of George A. Romero's Land of the Dead (Arrow's review, just a click away). Of course the Unrated version looks so much better and kick-ass than the plain and dull R-Rated edition. Much like the comparison between Unrated and R-Rated films themselves. Why bother with the R-Rated version anyway, you know it's not as good as uncut, uncensored and in the vision of the Director. In case you are living under a rock or are a member of the living dead, I present the extras...


Includes:

Rated Version

  • Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
  • Will be presented in Full Frame Only
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround tracks
  • An audio commentary with George Romero, producer Peter Grumwald and editor Michael Doherty
  • An Undead Again: The Making of Land of the Dead featurette
  • A Day with the Living Dead featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • When Shaun met George featurette

Unrated Version

  • Includes all of the above as well as...
  • A Bringing the Dead to Life featurette
  • A Scenes of Carnage feature
  • A feature on the Zombie Effects from Green Screen to Finished Scene
  • A Bringing the Storyboards to Life feature
  • Scream Tests: Zombie Casting Call

I know which version you want... so go get it now!



ZOMBI: Dawn of the Dead

For those of you who didn't feel it was necessary to buy on the greatest box set of all time in the Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Collection. Well, here's your chance to get one version of the highly acclaimed Dawn of the Dead saga. This version being Zombi (Arrow's review for Dawn of the Dead), the famed European Cut which was produced by Italian horror icon, Dario Argento. The film is being released on October 25th. The extras you will find on this disc are...


Includes:

  • Audio commentary by actors David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Gaylen Ross
  • Theatrical trailers
  • TV spots
  • International lobby card gallery
  • International poster & advertising gallery
  • International pressbook gallery
  • Home video & soundtrack artwork
  • Dario Argento bio

Even though I highly recommend the Ultimate Collecton, I will more than happily give you this link Pre-Order the European Cut here...


CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST: 25th Anniversary Edition

Boy, am I getting old! It seemed like just a couple years ago when this movie was the talk of the Underground horror scene. Everyone talked of it's realistic brutality as it gained tremendous cult classic status. Now it's being released in the U.S. and getting the treatment it deserves. Set for an October 25th date, the DVD is being limited to 11,111 copies so you will have to act fast to get your hands on a copy of this soon to be non-existent DVD. Below is what you can expect on the 2-Disc Special Edition...

Includes:

  • Fully restored with a hi-def anamorphic widescreen transfer
  • A new digital stereo re-mix
  • A mono track will be available as well
  • A commentary with director Ruggero Deodato and Holocaust star Robert Kerman
  • The original shooting script
  • Extensive liner notes by grue enthusiast and journalist Chas Balun
  • On-camera interviews with Deodato, Kerman, composer Riz Ortolani, and Holocaust co-star Gabriel Yorke (in an interview conducted by none other than Feast's John Gulager)
  • Trailers
  • Still galleries
  • The Making of Cannibal Holocaust, an hour-long Italian documentary that promises rare footage from Deodato's production

"'Cannibal Holocaust' (read Arrow's review here) will be coming back to theaters at the same time it hits DVD," confirms Grindhouse's David Szulkin. "We've always been committed to showing our movies on the big screen. There's no substitute for that experience, and this film is one of our highest-grossing titles in every sense of the term."

It might have took 25 years but Cannibal Holocaust is finally getting it's well-deserved recognition!

 

That's it for this installment in DVD Buzz-Saw , check back in the next column for news on MORE HORROR DVD NEWS !

Source: FangoriaDVDAnswers

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11:24PM on 09/15/2005

Land of the Dead

I can't wait to get the unrated Land of the Dead dvd. It looks bad ass! I'm hoping for an extra that talks about how the zombies "evolved" or grew smarter. I think it would be really interesting to hear Romero's take on "Zombie intelligence".
I can't wait to get the unrated Land of the Dead dvd. It looks bad ass! I'm hoping for an extra that talks about how the zombies "evolved" or grew smarter. I think it would be really interesting to hear Romero's take on "Zombie intelligence".
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