DVD News Coolness #51

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Apollo 13 (SE) - March 29

Remember when "Houston, we have a problem" was like, the coolest phrase? You'd use it when your drunk buddy clogged your toilet, you'd use it when your boss came into meetings all pissed off, you're girlfriend would use it when you couldn't.....um, yeah, well, you get the picture. Don't ever bring that up again, okay? Along with the extras below, you'll also get the IMAX version of the flick on the second disc.


  • Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13
  • Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard
  • Feature Commentary with Jim and Marilyn Lovell
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers
  • Theatrical Trailer

"Altitude...Speed...Air Pressure...Tumble Dry...Permanent Press...Rinse..."

The Motorcycle Diaries - February 15

Kind of sounds like a gay, soft core porn flick doesn't it? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Ever notice that people wearing Che Guevara t-shirts are either kids who have no idea what he was about, people who work in coffee shops, or yuppies? Yeah, revolution via a BMW. Loser.


  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of The Motorcycle Diaries
  • A Moment With Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Tomo Uno (Take One) with Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Music On The Road: An Interview with Composer Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Separate Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Screen editions

"Pass the 'chos, man, pass the 'chos!"

Heat (SE) - March 1

Below you'll find the detailed specs of for the Heat Special Edition we announced a few weeks ago.

Disc One: Main Feature

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround
  • Audio Commentary by writer/director Michael Mann
  • 3xTheatrical Trailers
Disc Two: Extra Features

  • 11 additional scenes
  • Five new making-of documentaries featuring the cast and crew:
    • Return to the Scene of the Crime – Location Manager, Janice Polley, and Associate Producer, Gusmano Cesaretti, visit the real life LA locations used in the film
    • Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation – Mann, cast and crew explore this historic on-screen showdown in the pivotal confrontation at Kate Mantellini’s
    • The Making of Heat: True Crime – Michael Mann and Chuck Adamson, Technical Advisor and real life inspiration for the Lt. Vincent Hanna character, discuss the Chicago crime scene and the events surrounding the real Neil McCauley (who Adamson took down in the late 60s) that inspired the film
    • The Making of Heat: Crime Stories – Mann, cast and crew discuss the twenty year origin of the script, the film’s genesis and the complexity of the characters portrayed on screen
    • The Making of Heat: Into the Fire – Mann, cast and crew discuss training for their roles, filming in LA, shooting the climatic downtown heist and post production

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Miami Vice


Return of the King: With God's grace, this will be the last we'll ever have to hear about LOTR. 12/14

I, Robot: Too bad the same can't be said for Will Smith. I mean, I like the dude, but come on. 12/14

Everybody Loves Raymond (S2): No....they don't. They really don't. 12/14

Rocky Anthology: Being a slow dim-witted fool can take you a long way. Just ask Stallone. Not Rocky, Stallone. 12/14

"Yay, we finally get to go home!"

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