DVD Cool News #196

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Hot Rod - November 27

This week's releases all have something in common, and once you figure that out, let me know. HOT ROD looked decent enough, but didn't deliver for me. The only thing that entertained me is a contest put on by the Opie and Anthony show to promote the flick, included putting ICY HOT on the ball sack of some poor saps. Mmm, ICY HOT.


  • Commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
  • Ancestors Protect Me: Behind the Scenes of Hot Rod
  • 15 Deleted and Extended Scenes - With Optional Commentary by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
  • Outtakes Reel
  • Kevin's Videos:
    • Stuntman Forever
    • Training Video #1: Shimmy Exercise
    • Training Video #2: Wall Exercise
    • Jetski: The Real Deal
    • Remembering Rod
    • Training Video #3: Dexterity Exercise
    • Training Video #4: Cone Slalom
    • Donut King!
    • Punch- Dance
    • Home Video Footage of Orchestra Recording Session
  • Easter Egg - Kevin Karaoke
  • Theatrical Trailer

Underdog - December 18

Oof, what can you say about this cuh-rap. Kids ruin everything? Yeah, that sounds about right. Not sure why we needed a live action UNDERDOG flick. Oh yeah. The kids. Kids ruin everything.


  • Widescreen & Full Frame transfers
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish DD2.0
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Never-before-seen Bloopers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Underdog Raps”—A music video featuring Kyle Massey, star of Disney Channels hit show “Cory on the House.”
  • Sit, Stay, Act: Diary of a Dog Actor—Shoeshine gives fans a peek at the making of the movie from his point of view.
  • Underdog Original Cartoon Episode

National Treasure (CE) - December 18

I'm still on the fence with this movie. On the one side, there were parts of this movie that I really enjoyed. On the other, Nic Cage really bugs me. But on the one side, he was fan-f*cking-tastic in WILD at HEART. On the other, there's GHOST RIDER. Yeck. I'm a wreck.

Disc 1

  • Alternate Ending—With optional director's audio commentary
  • Deleted Scenes—With optional director's audio commentary
  • Opening Scene Animatic—With optional director's audio commentary
  • National Treasure on Location featurette
  • The Knights Templar featurette
  • Treasure Hunters Revealed featurette
  • Riley's Decode This!—Plus Three Puzzling Challenges
Disc 2
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets Sneak Peek
  • Additional Deleted Scenes with introductions by director Jon Turteltaub
  • Ciphers, Codes and Codebreakers featurette
  • On the Set of American History featurette
  • To Steal a National Treasure featurette
  • Exploding Charlotte featurette

    Rescue Dawn - November 20

    This actually looks pretty interesting and I had no clue of its release. If you've seen it, let me know what you've thought of it. Christian Bale stars as a POW in a Vietnamese prison camp and it's based on a true story. And it's directed by Werner Herzog. I love Bale, I love Herzog and I love war. I'm there.


    • Anamorphic Widescreen
    • English DD5.1 Surround
    • French and Spanish Dolby Surround
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Commentary by director Werner Herzog and interviewer Norman Hill
    • ”The Making of a True Story” Documentary
    • Still Gallery

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  • Source: DVDTimes



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