DVD News Coolness #75

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Gladiator (Extended Edition) - June 7

A new, shiny extended edition of Gladitor has been slated for release in June. The extended edition includes scenes where Maximus Decimus Meridius (Crowe) slays a pterydactol, tap dances on the carcass of a wooly mammoth and plays a hardcore game along the lines of what we know as "Rock, Paper, Scissors" in the gladiator arena, using actual rocks, swords and feathers. Roman times, man, they were weird. It's to note that the three disc set includes 17 extra minutes of extended scenes but also includes the theatrical cut of the movie, if you're not into pterydactols and shit.

Disc One (Extended):

  • Widescreen Extended Edition of the Film, with 17 Minutes Additional Footage
  • Original Theatrical Cut of the Film
  • Introduction to Extended Cut by Director Ridley Scott
  • An "Are You Not Entertained?" Trivia track with Historical References etc
  • Deleted Footage Marker. Guide to help identify the newly restored footage

Disc Two (Behind the Scenes):

  • Strength and Honor: Creating the World of Gladiator Documentary (200 Mins)
    • Tale of the Scribes: Crafting the Story
    • The Tools of War: Weapons and Vehicles
    • Attire of the Realm: Costume Design
    • The Heat of Battle: 3 Production Journal Featurettes
    • Resurrecting Proximo: Digitally Salvaged Scenes with actor Oliver Reed
    • The Glore of Rome: Oscar-winning Visual Effects
    • Echoes in Eternity: The film's release and global impact
Disc Three (Image and Design):

  • Production Design Primer and Gallery
  • Storyboard Demonstrations and Comparisons
  • Abandoned Sequences
  • Ridleygrams: Ridley Scott's own sketches
  • Costume Design Gallery
  • Photo Galleries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Letters From the Front: Authentic memos on the challenges of production
  • Commodus Screen Test (Joaquin Phoenix)
  • Visual Effects Explorations
  • An Evening with Russell Crowe

"Yoo hoo, I can see somebody's 'you know what'."

OZ (S5) - June 21

I know you bitches are so totally into OZ, so I'm exercising my civic duty (read: not getting fired) by presenting the details to you all. By the way, I have yet to see one episode of OZ, so if any of you would like to send me all of the seasons on DVD, I will be forever grateful (read: nipple playing)


  • Audio Commentary on Episode 8 "Impotence" with Tom Fontana and Dean Winters
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Season 1-4 Recaps
  • Full Frame
  • English DD2.0 & 5.1 Surround

The Jacket - June 28

If you've been living under a rock for the past six months (Nebraska, Oklahoma, Florida) let me reiterate what JoBlo has said about The Jacket: "I love me some Adrien Brody!" Shit, my bad, that was me who said that. What he actually said was (in the first line of his review no less) that if you love you some Keira Knightley, then you're in luck as she flashes her glorious two-somes in the movie. Even better, it has nothing to do with the movie. Awesome! Way to go dudes-who-made-The Jacket. Random tit shots are something I always treasure. That and Twinkies.


  • Look of The Jacket documentary
  • Jacket: Project History featurette
  • Deleted scenes and more!
  • 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks

Nurse: "Anyone shit in their pants today?"
Adrien Brody: "Right here"

Hide & Seek - July 5

How about that, Bobby DeNiro has been starring in a couple of thrillers recently, not to mention some comedies...and all of them have failed miserably. Thank God for the special editions of Raging Bull, Casino, Goodfellas and Mean Streets.


  • 4 Seamlessly Branched Alternate Endings with optional Commentary by Director John Polson, Screenwriter Ari Schlossberg and Editor Jeffrey Ward (Happy Drawing, Life with Katherine, One Final Game, Emily's Fate)
  • 14 Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary by Director John Polson, Screenwriter Ari Schlossberg and Editor Jeffrey Ward
  • 3 Pre-Vis Sequences: (Charlie Chases Emily, Katherine Confronts Charlie, Final Moments between David and Emily)
  • Alternate Endings from menus: (Happy Drawing, Life with Katherine, One Final Game, Emily's Fate)
  • Making of Featurette
  • English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish Dolby Surround
  • Seperate Anamorphic Widescreen and Full Screen Editions

"It's okay, you've been in enough movies the past two years, now go hide."


Meet The Fockers: No, I would not like to meet them, thank you very much. I'd actually like to forget ever watching this. 4/19

Birth: Nicole Kidman makes out with a ten year old boy. Where was this chick when I was ten?! 4/19

House of Flying Daggers: Are we done with all the flying, kung fu shit already? 4/19

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