DVD Cool News #124

The Latest Announcements

The Omen (CE) - June 20

It's been a pretty slow week for DVD releases, with a lot of crap (see next item) being re-released for the umpteenth time. But nothing like that here. Some pretty sweet extras have been added to this double disc Collector's Edition that look so good you'll smack your momma. Believe me, though, she deserves it.

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • Audio commentary by director Richard Donner & editor Stuart Baird
  • Commentary by director Richard Donner & writer/director Brian Helgeland
  • Featurette: Curse or Coincidence
  • Jerry Goldsmith on the Omen Score (Love Theme, Damien to Church Dog Attack, 666 and Mrs. Baylock)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Stereo
  • English, French and Spanish Mono
  • French subtitles
Disc 2: Extras
  • Introduction to the special edition of Omen by director Richard Donner
  • 666: The Omen Revealed
  • The Omen Legacy
  • Deleted Scene - Dog Attack with commentary by director Richard Donner and & writer/director Brian Helgeland
  • David Seltzer on Writing the Omen
  • An Appreciation: Wes Craven on THE OMEN
  • Still Gallery

Independence Day (SE) - June 27

This isn't your average Special Edition...oh no, it's the 10th Anniversary Edition. What that means is it's been ten years since it's been released, and in those ten years there have been five (including this) editions of this on DVD. What's better, the features included with this 10th Anniversary Edition have been included on prior Special Editions that were released. Those features include: Multi-Story: Choose between the theatrical or special edition versions of the film (Special edition version has 9 minutes of restored footage) , Scene Specific Commentary with director Roland Emmerich & producer Dean Devlin, Additional commentary by Oscar winning FX supervisors Volker Engel & Doug Smith. Hate it? Me too.

The annual staff party for JoBlo.com can be seen (and smelled) from miles away.

The Pink Panther - June 13

I know we're all getting tired and bored of remakes (or whatever they're referred to these days) and God knows we're all getting tired of writing and bitching about them, but when you see Steve Martin (who Richard Pryor called a comedic genius) bumbling around, acting like Kramer with that silly moustache, (not to mention Eugene Levy) well, it bums you out. Okay, it bums me out. Speaking of bums, how about hottie Beyonce Knowles struttin' that junk? (that was a terrible segue I admit).


  • Audio Commentary with Director Shawn Levy
  • 11 Deleted and Extended Scenes with optional Director’s Commentary
  • Music Video: “Check on It” by Beyonce Knowles
  • Exclusive Beyonce performance: “A Woman Like Me”
  • Alternate Opening Sequence with Optional Director’s Commentary
  • “Cracking the Case” Documentary
  • Animated Trip Featurette - About the development of the opening title animation
  • Deconstructing the Panther Featurette
  • Sleuth Cams
  • 3 Vignettes that make you fly on the set
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English & French DD5.1 Surround
  • English & French Subtitles

My thoughts exactly...

16 Blocks - June 13

It's a double dose day of Richard Donner. Say that five times fast when you're waking up with a hot cup of joe and multiple shots of Baileys. Ahh, I love my job. And Baileys. Getting back to it, I've heard some good things from peeps I know who checked this out, so I'm all for it. Plus, it's frickin' Richard Donner, man! Cover art to follow.


  • Alternate endings: Includes shocking alternate ending not shown in theaters; can be viewed by itself or branched from film
  • Deleted scenes with Commentary by director Richard Donner and writer Richard Wenk
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • English & French DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French & Spanish subtitles

Moustache Ride or no Moustache Ride?

Date Movie - May 30

From 2 of the 6 writers of Scary Movie...what a great lead in. There will be an Unrated (specs below) and Rated edition released, with the Rated edition carrying most of the specs included with the Unrated edition. Huh? Exactly.


  • Commentary by Writer Jason Friedberg and Writer/Director Aaron Seltzer
  • Cast Commentary
  • Anti-commentary by film critic
  • Laugh Track (optional audio laugh track from a test screening)
  • Memorable Dates Featurette
  • Romantic Screensavers
  • 12 Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Date Movie soundtrack spot
  • Learn Jinxers Trick
  • Andy Cherry's Surprise Game
  • Audition Tapes
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents "Making A Spoof"
  • Diary Entries
  • Peter Jackson's Secret Diary
  • Easter Egg: Peter Jackson as Harry Potter
  • Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots
  • Widescreen Presentation
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • French & Spanish Dolby Surround
  • English & Spanish subtitles


Hostel (Unrated): Party in Prague, bang hot girls, kill people...Eli Roth is such a rawk star. /sarcasm read (jealousy). 4/18

Thundercats (S2): Cheetara, be still my heart! 4/18

Doogie Howser (S4): Four seasons and the little runt Vinnie is the only one getting laid? Not even the kid doctor? Boooo this man! 4/18

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