DVD News Coolness #76

The Latest Announcements

The Jerk (SE) - June 21

You have to love any movie that starts out with a white guy saying, "I was raised a poor black child..." and continues to be under the impression that he's black for the first third of the movie. And you especially have to love it if the white guy in question is Steve Martin. Apparently, the existing DVD of The Jerk was only available in Full Screen. I wouldn't know because I'm still watching my old VHS copy. Remember those things?


  • Learn How to Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" feature
  • The Lost Filmstrips of Father Carlos Las Vegas de Cordova
  • Production notes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1

Swimming With Sharks (SE) - June 7

It's been long rumored that the Spacey character in Swimming with Sharks was based on Joel Silver. What the truth actually is that most people don't know, is that it was based on me being the assistant to our very own JoBlo. Dude has put me through the ringer on stuff, I swear to God. One time I dropped a cigar ash on his rug and he made me pick it up......with my anus. Eventually he released me from the chains when he knew I was ready to play ball (i.e. blackmail). Anyway, if there were ever a DVD worth double dipping for, then this would be it. Big Brain Brad from Pulp Fiction and Kevin Spacey turn in top notch, opposite sides of the spectrum performances that'll make your gonads shrink and also features a sweet cameo by Benicio Del Toro.


  • Commentary tracks with director George Huang, Kevin Spacey and cast & crew
  • Deleted scenes
  • "A Look Back at Swimming With Sharks: 10th Anniversary" and "Let's Do Lunch" - featurettes
  • "Shark Tales: Real-Life Stories from Industry Assistants

The Crow: Wicked Prayer - July 19

I don't think this ever received a theatrical release but the legend and continuing story of The Crow continues to fascinate me through it's revolving door of leads and filmmakers. Each filmmaker has brought their own vision to The Crow flicks and created something unique and each one. Now they put the original John Connor (Edward Furlong looking like he's been dead a few times) into the lead on this one and I for one, can't wait to see it. Ed Furlong owns.


  • Filmmaker audio commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Production design featurette
  • Behind the scenes featurette
  • Anamorphic widescreen transfer
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1 track

"Dude, pass the trash can, I ain't feeling so good."

Star Wars Box Set? - TBD

DVDReview.com came upon an interesting tidbit of news with regard to the above mentioned Star Wars Box Set. "George Lucas announced over the weekend that not surprisingly, a box set of all six Star Wars films will be coming out next year. Although the supplements are far from complete, the films will be the versions currently available on DVD, and supplemental discs may contain deleted scenes from the original trilogy. In related news, digitally projected versions of Episode III will contain more footage than traditionally projected versions." There ya go. Also slated for release will be Star Wars DVD players, Star Wars the Inter-Office Envelope, and the new Star Wars Reclining Love Seat and matching ottoman.


Blade: Trinity: How about that Wesley Snipes? Rumor has it he as lost his f*cking mind. Allegedly. 4/26

Lemony Snicket: I might be the only one to think that Snicket turned out to be Jim Carrey's lost Willy Wonka audition. Sorry Jimmy, it's all about J to the D. 4/26

Wild Things Box Set: Yeah, who knew? 4/26

The Assassination of Richard Nixon: As much as Russel Crowe should, Sean Penn should also lighten up. You're the best dude, no worries. 4/26

"What's your favorite scary movie?"

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