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07.02.2004

DVD Clinic

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Friday the 13th: The Ultimate DVD Box Set - October 5

Finally, the news most of you have been waiting for, the Ultimate DVD Box Set and I know you purists out there aren't happy unless it's the un-cut versions but shit, don't shoot the messenger here, man. But maybe you should spring for this and if by chance the un-rated edition happens to come out in the next couple years or months, you'll just have to get use to the idea that maybe God just doesn't like you.

Includes:

  • Cast commentary on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III by actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker and author Peter Bracke
  • Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES by director Tom McLoughlin
  • Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD by actor Kane Hodder and director John Carl Buechler
  • Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN by director Rob Hedden
  • Tales From the Cutting Room - Featurette revealing exclusive deleted scenes and footage for the first time
  • Eight-part The FRIDAY THE 13TH Chronicles - Documentary covering the history and legacy of the films, featuring cast and crew commenting on each film and their appeal to audiences. Interviewees include actors Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Corey Feldman, Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln and Betsy Palmer, FX master Tom Savini and directors Sean Cunningham, Tom McLoughlin, Rob Hedden, Joseph Zito and John Carl Buechler, plus Fango editor Tony Timpone
  • Three-part Secrets Galore Behind the Gore - Feature examining the work of makeup FX creators Tom Savini on the first film and FINAL CHAPTER and John Carl Buechler on PART VII. Includes rare and never-before-seen footage, drawings and stills illustrating the techniques used to create Jason and his murders
  • The Crystal Lake Victims Tell All! - Featurette of cast and crew from the various films share amusing anecdotes. Includes Corey Feldman (the dude is everywhere, Larry Zerner, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Lar Park Lincoln and the directors
  • The FRIDAY Artifacts and Collectibles - Featurette, a look at props and memorabilia from the movies
  • Theatrical trailers from all eight movies except PART VI, which is represented by the teaser trailer.
  • 16X9 enhanced widescreen
  • Optional English and Spanish subtitles and closed-captioning
  • Dolby Digital English and French mono on the first through fifth entries, Dolby Digital English Ultra-Stereo and French mono on PART VI, Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and Ultra-Stereo and French mono on PART VII and Dolby Digital English Ultra-Stereo and French Stereo Surround on PART VIII.


"Nah, for real dude, how's my hair?"

Iron Giant (SE) - September 7

Includes:

  • Scene specific commentaries by Brad Bird, Jeffrey Lynch, Steve Markowski and Tony Fucile
  • Eight never-before-seen deleted scenes, including alternate opening
  • Thirteen Behind the Armor mini-documentaries highlighting key sequences
  • The Voice Of The Giant featurette hosted by Vin Diesel
  • Motion gallery of original animation
  • Letter from Ted Hughes - author of the original book
  • Easter eggs
  • DVD-ROM material
  • Trailers
  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD5.1 track

I'm not making fun of Vin Diesel anymore, he seems like a cool guy. Plus, he might make love to me.

Van Helsing: - October 19

Hugh Jackman, you're not fooling me buddy, I'm on to you and your "merry ways". You can play a bad ass mutant and a vampire killing hero all you want but dude, you're not fooling me.

Includes:

  • commentary with director Stephen Sommers and producer Bob Ducsay
  • Commentary with Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh and Shuler Hensley
  • Filmmaker's Diary
  • New World Technology vs. Old World Monsters - FX featurette
  • Designing Van Helsing: 360-degree IPIX Tour of the sets
  • Love Bites - a mockumentary
  • You Are in the Movie - On-location featurette shot with miniature cameras
  • Anatomy of a Scene: The Masquerade Ball
  • Creating the Characters and the Monsters - interactive featurette
  • Interactive Van Helsing Map
  • Van Helsing Time Lapse - feature containing footage of two key sets being built, filmed and torn down
  • Outtakes
  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD 5.1 track


"I'm hawwwwwt."

Gia: Un-rated - August 24

Warner is releasing this unrated edition with pretty much no extras, biographies and a photo gallery. So, I guess they just wanted to show you more boobage, which is always good.

Delays

  • Eternal Sunshine: Pushed back to October 5th.

  • Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore Collection: Pushed back to November 30th.

  • The Thing and Dawn of the Dead (2004): Pushed back to October 19th.

    Notables

    The Charlie Chan Chanthology: The Chanthology...how cool is that. 7/6

    Never Die Alone: DMX will tear your ears off if you laugh at this. 7/13

    Against The Ropes: They should've kept this on the shelf, right next to Meg Ryan's other pair of lips. 7/13

    Agent Cody Banks 2: Starring Malcom in the Middle and a hot blond number (legal?). 7/13

    The Manchurian Candidate (SE): The original with Frank "who loves ya baby" Sinatra. 7/13


    "Hey, can someone get my lips? No, the other ones."

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