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DVD News Coolness #23

07.27.2004

DVD Clinic

The Latest Announcements

Return of the King (Special Extended Edition) - TBA

The fellas over at TheDigitalBits.com relayed some information they obtained over the weekend from the San Diego ComicCon, where most of the JoBlo staff is using the Con as an excuse to kick back in the sun and load up on coke and hookers. But hey, its not like I'm jealous or anything. I'm really not.

"The set will feature more than 50 additional minutes of footage, including some 300 additional effect shots. Among the new scenes we were able to preview this weekend were: the final confrontation between Gandalf and Sarumon at Isengard, the "mouth" of Sauron at the Black Gate, Aragorn revealing the sword Anduril to Sauron's eye in the Seeing-stone, the confrontation between the Witch King and Gandalf at Minas Tirith, more battle footage on the Pelennor fields, Frodo and Sam marching with Sauron's forces disguised as Orcs, Faramir telling Denethor that he would never use the power of the Ring, Aragorn looking down upon a fleet of Corsair ships from a ridgetop, Faramir and Éowyn at the House of Healing, Merry pledging allegiance to King Theoden at Gondor, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli narrowly escaping an avalanche of skulls deep inside the Dwimorberg and MUCH more. From what we've seen, this final extended cut promises to be every bit as good as the previous two. We also learned that the set will feature more than 20 hours of supplemental content".

We'll let you know when the official announcement and specs are clear.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - November 23

Here are some preliminary details on the latest Harry Potter DVD release. If I was a student at Hogwarts or whatever I'd be totally unimpressed with Potter, seeing as he's like 26 years old now. Reminds me of that old chick that was in Beverly Hills 90210.

Includes:

  • Never-before seen footage
  • Creating The Vision - Interview with author J.K. Rowling
  • Magic You May Have Missed - Interactive game
  • Interactive self-guided tours of Honeydukes and Professor Lupin's Classroom
  • Interviews by Johnny Vaughan and the Shrunken Head
  • Anarmorphic Widescreen
  • English DD 5.1 track


Harry Potter: Legally able to purchase alcohol in the U.S.

Shaolin Soccer - August 24

I haven't seen this yet but hell if it doesn't look like a lot of fun. It will be packaged in the U.S. Theatrical and Hong Kong Versions and have no special features whatsoever.

Menu Shots/Covers


Final DVD Cover

Notables

Jeff Foxworthy (S1): If you buy this DVD knowing you still own a VHS player, yet you still try inserting the disc, you might be a redneck. 7/27

13 Going on 30: I keep trying to find the appeal of Jennifer Garner but I usually fall asleep. So.... 8/3

Hidalgo: Aragorn rides a horse in a race but at this point, no one really cares. 8/3


"I just wet myself. Tee-hee!"

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