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03.16.2007

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Pan's Labyrinth - May 15

Here's the detailed specs and final artwork for Guillermo del Toro's latest. Note that the Two-Disc Edition includes all of the extras from the Single Disc Edition.

Single-Disc Extras

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1-EX and Spanish Stereo Surround 2.0
  • Spanish 6.1 DTS-ES
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • Video prologue from director Guillermo del Toro
  • Feature audio commentary from director Guillermo del Toro
  • Theatrical and teaser trailers
  • DVD-ROM content with Spanish & English Screenplays, synchronized storyboards and photo galleries
Two-Disc Extras (includes single disc extras)
  • “The Power of Myth” featurette on mythology and the origin of the characters
  • “DVD Comics: Giant Toad, The Pale Man, The Fairies and Pan” comic book artists’ interpretations of characters from the film
  • “The Faun and the Fairies” featurette on visual effects
  • “The Color and the Shape” featurette on the colors and textures in del Toro’s films
  • “The Lullaby” 2 featurettes on the film’s musical theme
  • The Charlie Rose Show interview featuring filmmakers del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel)
  • Interactive Director’s notes and sketches, including a video prologue by del Toro
  • Storyboard/Thumbnail Comparisons
  • Galleries:
    • DDT creature design/Production design/Production scrapbook
    • VFX plate comparison: GDT and the Green Fairy
  • TV Spots

Fantastic 4 (EE) - June 5

One of my favorite lines from the movie THEY LIVE is when Roddy Piper has those glasses on and sees an alien putting on makeup and he says, "that's like putting perfume on a pig." Seems appropriate for this flick. This extended edition will be 20-minutes longer than the theatrical version and will include a "Custom Stan Lee Comic Book” with 2 all-new stories written exclusively for this DVD release. Sweetness.

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English, French & Spanish subtitles
  • US Theatrical Version & Seamlessly Branched Extended Cut
  • Cast Commentary by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis (Theatrical Version)
  • Director/Producer/Writer Commentary by Tim Story, Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, Michael France, and Mark Frost (Theatrical & Extended Versions)
  • Extended & Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary for select scenes and alternate main title sequences
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Fantastic 4 Rise of The Silver Surfer trailer
  • Silver Surfer featurette
Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Heroes Are Born: Making of Fantastic Four – Feature-length documentary
  • The Baxter Building: Declassified
  • Multi-angle Animatic to Scene Study
  • Featurettes:
    • The World's Greatest Comic Magazine
    • Jack Kirby – Storyteller
  • Collectibles
  • Still Galleries

The Fall Guy (S1) - June 5

El Jefe aka JoBlo himself, and I were talking about how stoked we are that this is getting released. The theme song is tits. And speaking of, Heather Thomas was hot as hell in this and Scott Baio-Willie Ames vehicle, the 80s classic ZAPPED! There will be two volumes with all episodes spread out that you can buy seperately, or you can buy both as a set (all artwork below). The only extra is on Volume 2 and its called “The Unknown Stuntman: The Theme Song”. Bitchin'.


Coming to America/Trading Places (SE) - June 5

Every time Samuel L. Jackson, as a robber, says, "who the f*ck is this asshole?!" in COMING TO AMERICA, I damn near piss myself. There's so many good lines in this. And you could also see a young Cuba Gooding, Jr. in one of the barbershop scenes. AMERICA will be in anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks with extras including featurettes "Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America," "Fir For Akeem: The Costumes of Coming To America," "Character Building: The Many Faces of Rick Baker," and a vintage sit-down interview with Eddie and Arsenio, and trailers. Yes! Yes! F*ck you, too!

I was never a huge fan of TRADING PLACES, mostly because I'd watch it when I was a little chitlin and fall asleep right in the middle, every single time. So I don't think I've even seen the whole movie through. Maybe. Extras include a deleted scene, a subtitled trivia track, the featurettes "Insider Trading: The Making of Trading Places," "Trading Stories," "Dressing the Part" and "The Trade in Trading Places," and trailers.

Smokin' Aces - April 17

Here's the final specs and artwork for SMOKIN' ACES. I love the idea of Alicia Keys as a lesbian, hitwoman. Gawd, that is hot.

Includes:

  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Carnahan and Editor Robert Frazen
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joe Carnahan, Common, Christopher Holley and Zach Cumer
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Cowboy Ending
  • The Line-Up
  • The Big Gun
  • Shoot 'Em Up: Stunts & Efffects

Notables

Rocky Balboa - So, Sly got busted for trying to smuggle in a little HGH. Someone should tell him that all it does is make your chin and noggin bigger. It won't make you taller. 3/20

Blood Diamond (SE) - Is the "we're all green" nonsense over yet? Doesn't have anything to do with BLOOD DIAMOND, I'm just sayin'.3/20

The Dukes of Hazzard (The Beginning) - Wow. It's so bad, the cover art is just a close of some girl's boobs. Which is good. Still not watching it though. 3/20

Got a DVD scoop? DVD Cover Art? Are you a DVD industry insider with inside information from the.....er, inside? Send me an email at johnnymoreno@joblo.com to get the word out.

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2:25AM on 03/18/2007
Everything about the Pan's Labyrinth cover is terrible. Firstly the faun looks cheesy, as some gimick trying to get people who don't know anythign about the movie to see it. Secondly, the quote is from STEVEN KING, i mean, yeah, he's a famous person, but what does he REALLY know about movies? Couldn't they find a better quote? I'm sure they could have. Thirdly, they're trying to cash in on Del Toro's Blade and Hellboy fame, which will attract the wrond audience and deter the right one.

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Everything about the Pan's Labyrinth cover is terrible. Firstly the faun looks cheesy, as some gimick trying to get people who don't know anythign about the movie to see it. Secondly, the quote is from STEVEN KING, i mean, yeah, he's a famous person, but what does he REALLY know about movies? Couldn't they find a better quote? I'm sure they could have. Thirdly, they're trying to cash in on Del Toro's Blade and Hellboy fame, which will attract the wrond audience and deter the right one.

I prey there is a better edition to come out, but I don't know since this is a 2 disc edition.
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6:47PM on 03/16/2007

Pan's extra

One question, are the extras for Pan's in Spanish or English?

Awesome cover by the way :)
One question, are the extras for Pan's in Spanish or English?

Awesome cover by the way :)
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5:05PM on 03/16/2007
Didn't the two disc PAN'S DVD have different cover art (brown with a drawing of Pan's face on it), or was that some funky Spanish version that we're not getting in the US?

Or I could've just gotten 'faced and started making up imaginary DVD covers again...
Didn't the two disc PAN'S DVD have different cover art (brown with a drawing of Pan's face on it), or was that some funky Spanish version that we're not getting in the US?

Or I could've just gotten 'faced and started making up imaginary DVD covers again...
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2:28PM on 03/16/2007
awesome pan's though I can see the bigger edition later to come.
awesome pan's though I can see the bigger edition later to come.
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