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DVD News Coolness #2

05.11.2004

DVD Clinic

The Latest Announcements

Goodfellas (SE): - August 17

Lord, I'd like to take this moment to give thanks. And also to bless You and Your Little Boy's heart for shining down the brilliant light that is the release of the Goodfellas Special Edition ($26.99). All those mornings when I cursed your name in between hurls in my toilet, spending night after night at seedy strip clubs and pounding cheap whiskey...Well Lord, I was just fartin' around. I didn't mean to curse you. I swear I didn't.

Includes:

  • Audio commentary with Martin f*cking Scorsese plus Cast/Crew
  • Commentary with Henry Hill & Ex-FBI Agent Edward McDonald
  • Four new cast and crew documentaries:
    • Getting Made
    • The Workaday Gangster
    • The GoodFellas Legacy
    • Paper Is Cheaper Than Film
  • 1.85: Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD 2.0 and DD 5.1 Surround
  • Theatrical Trailer

Now, don't blow that load just yet. That same day you can buy the cooler than cool, six-disc Scorsese Collection Giftset which aside from the Goodfellas (SE), includes the under-appreciated After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More, Mean Streets (!!), and Who's That Knocking At My Door?. Oh and it has Marty's commentary on each. Click here for covers and menushots. Now tell me that set won't look good next to the Kubrick Collection ;) From Warner Home Video Giftset $59.95, $19.95 each


What do you mean there's no ice? You mean I've gotta drink this coffee hot?!

Cold Mountain: - June 29

Jack White contributed five songs to this run of the mill period piece. And then beat up some dude that was running his mouth in a Detroit club. But not even Jack’s crazy sideburns and the lovely Ms. Kidman could save this movie. Not to mention it stars Renee Zellweger…in a really weird hat. Ugh.

Includes:

  • Two audio commentaries with Director/Writer Anthony Minghella, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, and Editor Walter Murch
  • Climbing Cold Mountain - a documentary
  • A Journey to Cold Mountain - behind the scenes featurette
  • The Words and Music of Cold Mountain - Recorded live performances by Alison Krauss, Sting and Jack White from UCLA’s Royce Hall
  • Storyboard to film comparison
  • Deleted Scenes
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround tracks

From Miramax Home Entertainment $29.99


< Click one of Jack's wicked sideburns for menushots >

Hidalgo: - August 3

Apparently, Aragorn though it’d be a good idea to get out of Middle Earth for a while and find somewhere to get drunk and race horses. The Battle for Middle Earth is exhausting work. So he grabbed an Indiana Jones-style hat, a horse called Hidalgo and entered a race. A very loooong race.

Includes:

  • Sand & Celluloid – behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film
  • America’s First Horse – a historic look at the Spanish Mustang
  • English DD5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • English French and Spanish subtitles
  • THX Certified
  • Separate Anamorphic Widescreen and fullscreen editions

Um, go see Man on Fire. It was good. From Touchstone Home Entertainment $29.99


Every day Frodo moves closer to...what do you mean wrong movie?

Early Warnings

The infinitely better-than-NYPD-Blue, four disc set of Boomtown: Season One; two pack Highlander 2: The Quickening; Starsky & Hutch: Season Two; Duel: CE (One of Spielberg's first notable movies, if you're into that sort of thing).

Notables

DVDs to be released in the next couple weeks:

Friends Finale: Yes, already unfortunately. 5/11

Enter the Dragon (SE): Bruce Lee operating like he's on meth; pimped out Jim Kelly co-stars. 5/18

Return of the King: Never heard of it. 5/25

Bubba Ho-Tep: My favorite movie of last year. Well, after Kill Bill and Eternal Sunshine anyway. 5/25

Saving Private Ryan (Second Tuesday after D-Day Edition): These multiple editions kill me. 5/25


Yeah, but does he have a bad ass 'fro like this?

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The Lost Boys (SE), Predator (CE), Starsky & Hutch

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