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DVD BUZZ-SAW #83

Dec. 15, 2006by: Ammon Gilbert

THE GRUDGE 2 - February 6th

Possibly one of the more forgettable horror flicks to come out this year is now ready for you to own and watch over and over again... in both a rated (102 min.) and unrated (108 min.) special edition DVD. I know what you're wondering... what exactly did we miss out on in those missing 6 minutes? Do they make the movie more bearable? I guess the only way to find out is to down a 12 pack of High Life, cover yourself in peanut butter, and watch both versions back to back! Er... at least, that's what I plan on doing...

The Goods:

  • East Meets West
  • Grudge 2: Storyline Development
  • Ready When You Are, Mr. Shimizu
  • Reel Change Montage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extra Footage Too Scary to Be Shown in Theaters (Unrated DVD Only)
  • Tales From the Grudge with Sam Raimi Introduction (Unrated DVD Only)
  • Holding a Grudge: Kayako & Toshio (Unrated DVD Only)
  • Deleted Scenes (Unrated DVD Only)



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    APARTMENT ZERO - February 20th

    Rockin' the classic story line of insane roommates, this 80s classic is one to reckon with- and it's getting the DVD treatment it deserves. There must have been a hideously recut version of this flick floating around for awhile, as this DVD seems pretty stoked that it's the full theatrical film... and here I thought unrated versions that were too hot for theaters were the 'in' thing these days...

    The Goods:

  • Anamorphic Transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio Track
  • New Audio Commentary Track with Director Martin Donovan, Writer/Producer David Koepp and Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh



    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD



    THE HANNIBAL LECTER COLLECITON - January 30th

    Just in time for HANNIBAL RISING, this slick 3-pack features SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, HANNIBAL, and MANHUNTER, showcasing Mr. Lecter doing what he does best- you know, killing folks and shite. It boggles my mind they went with MANHUNTER over RED DRAGON for the 3 pack- not that RED DRAGON is superior in any way, but it does seem to 'fit' more with the others. Ah well, it's nice to see Michael Mann's version getting the love it deserves. And dig the cover art!

    The Goods:

  • All Three Films, though unknown if the SILENCE DVD will be the newly released Special Edition or not.



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    THE RAVEN - February 6th

    While the poem/story of THE RAVEN is great, I've never seen a movie version that I'd call good- maybe this is the one? I'm diggin' the raven on the cover, though the fact that it was added to what looks like the cover of the SAW DVD doesn't give me high hopes. I mean, seriously- who were they kidding??? My grandma could spot that, and she's blind in both eyes!

    The Goods:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary
  • Trailer Gallery
  • Optional English and Spanish Subtitles



    CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS DVD

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    Honorable Mentions:


    HELLBOY: SWORD OF STORMS – February 6th – Because you gotta have something to hold you over before HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY is finally released.

    FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD – February 27th – Because sometimes you just gotta kick back and watch a campy classic.

    DARK CASTLE HORROR COLLECTION – February 20th – Because you’re into the Dark Castle remakes, even if you’re embarrassed to admit it… or maybe that’s just me.

    That's all for this week! Stay tuned every week for your latest DVD news, and as always, feel free to shoot me an email (ammongilbert@joblo.com ) for any & all DVD news, scoops, and easter eggs!

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