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DVD News Coolness #28

08.13.2004

DVD Clinic

The Latest Announcements

Hellboy Director's Cut - October 19

Here's the official specs for the new 3-Disc director's cut edition.

Includes:

Disc 1:

  • Director’s Commentary – new commentary from Guillermo del Toro, exclusively for the Director’s Cut DVD
  • Composer’s Commentary with isolated score
  • Video Introduction to Disc 1 by Guillermo del Toro
  • DVD ROM – Director’s Notebook, Printable Script and expanded Script Supervisor’s Book
  • Eight Branching DVD Comics by Mike Mignola – Feature containing eight Branching DVD comics by Mike Mignola – an onscreen look at Hellboy comic books with all new expanded text from Guillermo del Toro
  • “Right Hand of Doom” Set Visits and Factoids
  • Expanded Storyboards – picture-in-picture storyboard track plays simultaneously with the film
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English DD5.1, French 5.1
  • Easter Eggs

Disc 2: (As seen on Special Edition Bonus Disc)

  • “Hellboy: The Seeds of Creation” – This 2 hour documentary focuses on bringing Hellboy from script to screen
  • Four Animatics - computer-generated animated scene breakdowns.
  • Five Board-A-Matics – side-by-side comparison of scenes with the animated storyboards
  • Weblink – Hellboy merchandise
  • Three deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Scene deconstruction – director Guillermo del Toro walks us through the evolution of a scene from his sketches to the storyboards to the finished scene
  • Kroenen’s Lair – four storyboard to film comparisons
  • Maquette Rotations Gallery
  • Poster Explorations for the Hellboy theatrical campaign
  • Filmographies
  • Previews

Disc 3: (All new)

  • Cast Video Commentary with Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Jeffrey Tambor and Rupert Evans
  • Production Workshop featurettes
  • Q&A Archive: Comic Con 2002 featuring Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman and Mike Mignola
  • A Quick Guide to Understanding Comics with Scott McCloud
  • Video Introduction to Disc 3 by Ron Perlman
  • Production Design Photo Gallery
  • Mike Mignola Pre-Production Artwork
  • Conceptual Art Galleries

The Matrix Collection Gift Set - December?

Check out the sweet looking Gift Set below. By "sweet" I don't know if I mean really frickin' cool or really frickin' dorky. I'll get back to you on that one. Anyway, the guys over at TheDigitalBits passed along some info regarding a Warner Bros. DVD panel the Wachowski Brothers...I mean Siblings, attended at the Comic Con. The big news out of that is there will be no extended cuts and there will be two commentaries: one by philosphers Ken Wilber and Cornel West and the other commentary by three professional critics who hated all three movies. The non-transgender Wachowski, Andy, said, "It's the best idea we've ever had. It's hilarious. They just sit there and rip the shit out of us for six hours."

The best idea? Oh you mean after your previous best idea of including philosophers in the commentaries so all of us regular non-edumacated folk can better understand what a crock of elephant dung Reloaded was? Maybe you should've included a translator to tell us what the hell these philosophers are saying in laymans terms. You know, because we're dumb and don't "get" the philosophical and religious aspects, not to mention the sado-masochistic, sexual undertones of the movies. Way to stroke your own f*cking egos dudes, kiss my ass. Read the whole article here.

Mary Poppins (SE) - November 16

Fans of Mary Poppins and LSD are stoked at this totally stacked special edition. And how rare that the actual stars, 40 years later, do a commentary track? Sweet. Check out the full specs here.

Menu Shots/Covers

The 5th Wheel

Stir Of Echoes (SE)

The Shawshank Redemption (SE)

The Office

Notables

Goodfellas: Not Scorsese's best, but hey, it's not bad. I guess. 8/17

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Scorsese didn't always make "gangster" flicks. Handles domestic drama with zeal. Outstanding. Where's his Oscar?! C'mon Hollywood! 8/17

After Hours: More early Scorsese stuff that's part of the Scorsese Collection:. 8/17

Who's That Knocking at My Door?: I haven't seen this yet but Harvey Keitel looks all of 16 years old here. 8/17

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