DVD Cool News #177

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Black Snake Moan - June 26

The bizarre looking BLACK SNAKE MOAN had some of the best looking promotional art we've seen in awhile. Then again, anytime Christina Ricci's chained up, looking dirty and wearing a filthy tank top, we'll plop our money down on anything. Craig Brewer's follow up to HUSTLE & FLOW garnered a 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and our own JoBlo mini-me, Tim Goernert, gave it a 8 out of 10 (read his review HERE). Works for me.


  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English & French DD2.0 Surround
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • Commentary by writer/director Craig Brewer
  • ”Conflicted: The Making of Black Snake Moan” Featurette
  • ”Rooted in the Blues” Featurette
  • ”The Black Snake Moan” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

Spawn: The Animated Collection (SE) - July 24

HBO's releasing a four-disc 10th Anniversary Edition of Todd McFarlane's Spawn: The Animated Collection with English 5.1 DTS Surround audio, an audio commentary, documentaries, featurettes, interviews, production sketches and storyboards. I'm not a huge comic book fan but Spawn was the shiznit.

Rome (S2) - August 14

I happened to catch a couple of episodes for ROME on HBO and it was awesome. Anybody else watch this? Is this worth buying? Strike back below.


  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Spanish DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary on Episodes 1 and 7-10
  • ”All Roads lead to Rome” interactive onscreen guide
  • Season 1 recap
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Making of Rome II
  • The Rise of Octavian: Rome's First Emperor
  • Antony & Cleopatra

Double Features - August 7

This is a little ways off but Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing a bunch of Double Features including the original stoners, Cheech & Chong with UP IN SMOKE abd STILL SMOKIN' (artwork below). Other double features (and triple features) include: TOMMY BOY/BLACK SHEEP, SERPICO/NARC/INTERNAL AFFAIRS, KISS THE GIRLS/THE GIFT, FOOTLOOSE/FLASHDANCE, AIRPLANE!/TOP SECRET!, AMERICAN BEAUTY/THE VIRGIN SUICIDES.

Red Dawn (CE) - July 17

The other day we posted about a new collector's edition for RED DAWN, starring The Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. What happened to her? She looks totally different now. Still wouldn't kick her out of bed. Or a dumpster. Artwork below.

Disc One:

  • Widescreen Feature Film
  • English and French Stereo
  • Spanish Mono
  • French and Spanish subtitles
  • Carnage Counter – Keeps a running tally of violent acts including deaths, bodily injuries and shots fired
Disc Two:
  • Red Dawn Rising – A retrospective look at the making of the film.
  • Building The Red Menace – What it took to create “World War III”.
  • Military Training – Explores the extensive training the actors had to go undergo to become convincing guerrilla fighters.
  • WWIII Comes To Town – Featurette that travels back to Las Vegas, New Mexico to interview locals and extras about what happened when Red Dawn turned their hometown into the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado and the centre of WWIII

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Source: DVDTimesDVDActive



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