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DVD Cool News #157

Dec. 22, 2006by: Johnny Moreno

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The Departed - February 13

There'll be two editions for Scorsese's latest, a single and two-disc "special edition". Keep in mind that they are priced roughly at $28 and $35 respectively. For that kind of cash, you should be expecting more.

Disc 1: Main Feature (both editions)

  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Trailer
Disc 2: Extra Features (Two-Disc Special Edition only)
  • 9 Additional Scenes with Introductions by Director Martin Scorsese
  • ”The Story of the Boston Mob” Featurette
  • Crossing Criminal Cultures


Single Disc Edition


Two-Disc "Special" Edition

Crank - January 9

Crank is exactly what I did when I heard Amy Smart was in the flick. Crank is what I hoovered three days ago when I heard that Christmas was approaching. Let it snow, indeed. CRANK seems like THE TRANSPORTER only with Amy Smart co-starring, which means, I am there. STATHAM!

Includes:

  • English DD5.1 & DD2.0 Surround
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • “Crank’d Out Mode” - access running commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, gags, maps, making-of insights, interviews and more without ever leaving the film
  • David Rolas “Adrenalina” music video
  • An audio option that allows viewers to listen to the film in a “family-friendly” audio with extreme language removed

Flushed Away - February 20

Flushed away is exactly what I did when I watched the new OCEANS 13 trailer (found HERE). God that movie looks like it's going to suck. Pacino or not, I'm taking a stand against unnecessary (in my eyes anyway) bullshit sequels and not watching them. Join the revolution. Or at least tolerate it.

Includes:

  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with Directors David Bowers and Sam Fell
  • 3 Animated Slug Songs (‘I Will Always Love You,’ ‘Pump It’, and ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’.)
  • From Clay to CG: A Technical Journey
  • Cast Featurette
  • Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour
  • DWA Jukebox
  • Trailers
  • DREAMWORKS KIDS:
    • Flushed Away Tunes
    • Build-A-Slug
    • Learn to Draw Rodd
    • Set Top Games
    • A Maze of Pipes
    • DVD Rom: Flushed Away Underground Adventure
    • DVD Rom: Printables (50 MB)
    • DVD Rom: Weblinks

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Payback (SE) - April 10

I thought PAYBACK was a pretty decent flick, so this new (love the subtitle) "Straight Up: Director's Cut" is interesting. Perhaps it has something to do with a certain Melvin Gibson. But even more interesting is that unlike most Director's Cut where it tends to add a few minutes, this Cut clocks in at 90 minutes, chopping the theatrical cut by 10minutes. No details on special features have been released yet.

Romeo & Juliet Music Edition - February 6

Apparently, this "music edition" focuses on the music of ROMEO & JULIET. Clever, huh? I'm not really sure HOW it focuses on the music, but there are 3 audio commentaries. Pretty sweet huh? Baz Luhrmann directed one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies in MOULIN ROUGE. Ahhh, I feel so much better saying that now.

Includes:

  • Isolate Your Favourite Song Segments
  • Get a Behind-the-Scenes Musical Perspective with 3 Audio Commentaries
  • Romeo & Juliet Music Documentary
  • 3 Additional Featurettes and more!

Notables

The Last Kiss - Dec 26

Gotta love Zach Braff. Well, you don't gotta, but you should. It's probably good to be him though. The guy seems to do his own thing, starring in the very cool SCRUBS, writing and directing GARDEN STATE (which he conveniently wrote a scene where he makes out with Natalie Portman. Nice, dude!), and possibly becoming Fletch in the upcoming origin story, FLETCH WON. Jason Adams reviewed Braff's latest flick RIGHT HERE. Buy it HERE

Superman (4 Disc Set) - Out Now!!!

I'm just warning you guys, this review will piss off a lot of you Superman fans. And you know what? I love it. But just do me a favor and read the whole thing before you start sending angry, hate filled emails. Cool? I knew I loved you people for a reason. Our very own Quigles reviewed this four disc set RIGHT HERE and had a ton of positive and negative things to say. You gotta have balance, people. Buy that shit HERE.

Jackie Brown (SE) - Out This Minute!!!

You might be thinking, "Oi, mate. This Jackie Brown Special Edition's been out for years, you prat. Bollocks to that, I'm off to the pub." Why you speak in bad English cliches, I have no idea, but you might want to switch that up. I think JACKIE BROWN still doesn't get the credit it deserves and I blame that on people's expectation of Tarantino's movies (and movies in general) of wanting action and character development and plot information fast fast fast. Anyway, Matthew Plale scoped out this classic Special Edition--for which all Special Editions should model themselves after--HERE. Buy the flick HERE.

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3:31PM on 12/22/2006

I don't get it

First off, why the need for 2 discs when most movies fit that small number of special features on one disc. And second, what the hell is the difference between the covers? If I'm gonna dull out the extra cash, I want it to look at least two times cooler.
First off, why the need for 2 discs when most movies fit that small number of special features on one disc. And second, what the hell is the difference between the covers? If I'm gonna dull out the extra cash, I want it to look at least two times cooler.
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4:12PM on 12/22/2006
The Payback theatrical cut is the cut that the studio and Gibson ended up working out, but since the director shot most of the footage, they still gave him the credit. The director's cut is supposedly much darker, with a much more depressing ending.
The Payback theatrical cut is the cut that the studio and Gibson ended up working out, but since the director shot most of the footage, they still gave him the credit. The director's cut is supposedly much darker, with a much more depressing ending.
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4:34PM on 12/22/2006

DEPARTED COVER

Departed Covers now fixed.

Thanks for the heads up
Departed Covers now fixed.

Thanks for the heads up
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8:01PM on 12/22/2006

Cool

The two disc cover looks pretty neato. I just wish that it would have more extras, seeing as the lack of extras almost guarantees a double dip in the future. Director's Cut Special Edition anyone?
The two disc cover looks pretty neato. I just wish that it would have more extras, seeing as the lack of extras almost guarantees a double dip in the future. Director's Cut Special Edition anyone?
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9:13PM on 12/22/2006
No unrated version of Crank? Not to mention, it offers a "clean" version of the movie? This is a renter until a special edition comes out.
No unrated version of Crank? Not to mention, it offers a "clean" version of the movie? This is a renter until a special edition comes out.
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1:57AM on 12/23/2006

Well...

Although Crank blasted my ass to new levels of kickass, it was NOTHING like The Transporter, nor pretty much any film I've ever seen. Guaranteed, if you watch it before you leave the house every day, you will be PUMPED, and ready to go. Bottom line, IT KICKS ASS.
Although Crank blasted my ass to new levels of kickass, it was NOTHING like The Transporter, nor pretty much any film I've ever seen. Guaranteed, if you watch it before you leave the house every day, you will be PUMPED, and ready to go. Bottom line, IT KICKS ASS.
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8:22PM on 03/06/2007

Clean Crank?

I like the idea of optional family-friendly audio tracks -- there are some visually cool R films that would make passable PG fare with some very light dubbing -- but I can't see how Crank could possibly be a candidate for such treatment.

If they bleeped every "F*CK", the dialog would be...well, it wouldn't. And with all the meat-cleaver kills and nudity -- hell, even sidewalk-sex -- I fail to see how this film could possibly be made "presentable." They should probably just rent The
I like the idea of optional family-friendly audio tracks -- there are some visually cool R films that would make passable PG fare with some very light dubbing -- but I can't see how Crank could possibly be a candidate for such treatment.

If they bleeped every "F*CK", the dialog would be...well, it wouldn't. And with all the meat-cleaver kills and nudity -- hell, even sidewalk-sex -- I fail to see how this film could possibly be made "presentable." They should probably just rent The Pacifier instead.
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