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DVD News Coolness #80

05.11.2005

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Alexander - August 2

It appears as though there'll be two, count 'em, two editions of Oliver Stone's latest flick. You'll get the two disc theatrical cut and a special director's cut edition. I can't even begin to imagine what the director's cut would be like. I'm sure dudes and girls all over the world will be looking for a Colin Farrel and Jared Leto "man-wich" but I'm not sure if there will be one to satisfy your man on man desires. Natch!

Theatrical Cut

  • 175-minute Theatrical Cut
  • Audio commentary by director Oliver Stone and historian Robin Lane Fox
  • Resurrecting Alexander - documentary exploring the filming of Alexander
  • Perfect is the Enemy of God - Provides an indepth look at the details that go into the filming of an epic
  • Vangelis scores Alexander soundtrack featurette
  • 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Surround

Director's Cut

  • 167-minute Director's Cut
  • Documentaries
  • Seperate Widescreen and Full Screen Editions
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • *Extras on the director's cut to be announced


"Go that way really fast; if something gets in your way...turn."

King's Ransom - July 26

Anthony Anderson must have one hell of an agent. His small roles in Barbershop and Me, Myself and Irene were okay at best, so I'm confused as to why he'd be chosen to lead in his own movie, especially since he was up on rape charges recently. Oh well, here are the specs.

Includes:

  • Audio commentary with actors Anthony Anderson and Jay Mohr and director Jeff Byrd
  • More than 20 Deleted/Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Gag reel
  • “Down and Dirty” – Behind-the-scenes documentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • DVD-ROM enabled “Script-to-Screen” program
  • Photo galleries
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 & DD5.1 Surround


"Can anyone tell me how I got my own movie? Anyone?"

Toy Story (SE) - September 6

Last week we told you about the upcoming special 10th anniversary edition of Toy Story and now we have all the specs for this double disc set. Enjoy.

Disc One:

  • Presented in Widescreen 1:77:1
  • Audio remastered by Academy Award winner Gary Rydstrom for Dolby Surround-sound 5.1 EX
  • All-New “Legacy of Toy Story” Featurette
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary - Allowing viewers to watch the film along with Pixar writer/director John Lasseter and his creative team including Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Bill Reeves, Ralph Eggleston and Producers Ralph Guggenheim and Bonnie Arnold
  • Sneak Peek – Rev up for Pixar’s Next All New Animated Feature “Cars”

Disc Two:

  • New “The Making Of Toy Story” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes (Fully Animated)
  • Deleted Scenes (Story Reels)
  • Early Animation Tests - Woody, Buzz, Andy, Sid, Mom and Molly
  • All-New Documentary Short “Designing Toy Story”
  • Documentary Short “Designing Color”
  • Character Design (art galleries and character “turn arounds”)
  • Set Design (art galleries and rendered set tour)
  • Color and Lighting Design (Video and Art Gallery)
  • Storyboard Pitch - Green Army Men Pitch
  • Story Reel - Andy’s New Toy
  • Production Materials – Further insight into the making of the film with seperate featurettes
  • Publicity Materials – Fascinating look at many of the marketing materials
  • Music and Sound – A listen of the evolution of audio/songs of Toy Story


"Got more Wood?"

Menu Shots

Man of The House

Sliders (S3)

Notables

The Grudge (SE): Hey, you have to make your money back some way. Why not a special edition of a crappy movie a couple months after its release, to entice the four people who actually enjoyed it into buying this. So yeah, go ahead and buy it. 5/17

White Noise: Please, Michael Keaton's agent, please do something for this man. Contact Anthony Anderson's agent if you have to! 5/17

Scrubs (S1): One of the funniest and smartest sitcoms on network TV. 5/17

I, Robot (SE): I, no likey. 5/24

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