DVD Cool News #166

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The Pursuit of Happyness - March 27

Will Smith is up for an Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for this little feel good flick in which he stars as a down on his luck salesman with his son. Will Smith's actual son plays his son in the movie. Sure beats the hell out of hanging out with your kid.


  • English & French DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French & Spanish subtitles
  • "Father and Son: Onscreen and Off"
  • "The Man Behind the Movie: A Conversation with Chris Gardner"
  • Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream
  • Inside the Rubik’s Cube
  • Audio commentary with director Gabriele Muccino
  • “I Can” Song (audio only)

Porky's (SE) - May 8

If it hasn't been in the works already, I'm sure a remake of this classic will be announced at some point soon. I didn't think flicks like REVENGE OF THE NERDS or WEIRD SCIENCE were "remakeable" but apparently so. The PORKY'S "ONE SIZE ALL" EDITION, will be available seperately or bundled with a Porky’s Ultimate Collection that includes worthy successors in the series, Porky’s II: The Next Day and Porky’s Revenge.


  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Stereo
  • English and Spanish Mono
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by director Bob Clark
  • Porky’s Through The Peephole: Bob Clark Looks Back featurette
  • Porky’s: A Comedy Classic featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailers
  • Porky’s Video Game – vintage sales presentation from the ‘80s
  • Still Gallery
  • TV Promos

Spider-Man 2.1 Extended Cut - April 4

We're still a ways off from SPIDEY-3 (May 4), but to hold you over, Sony's put together an extended cut with 8 minutes of never-before-seen footage and some equally cool featurettes. You're the best...around!

Disc 1: Main Feature

  • 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French, Portuguese & Spanish subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Producer Laura Ziskin and Screenwriter Alvin Sargent
  • Spidey Sense 2.1 trivia track with integrated pop-ups that take you on the set during key scenes

Disc 2: Extras Features

  • Sneak Peek: Spider-Man 3
  • Inside 2.1 Featurette
  • Multi-Angle: Danny Elfman’s Score
  • With Great Effort Comes Great Recognition Featurette
  • VFX Breakdown – an in-depth look at the Visual Effects of Spider-Man 2.1

The 40 Year Old Virgin (SE) - May 22

I thought the original Unrated release of this was stocked with enough extras but apparently not. A two-disc "Knocked Up Edition" is currently in the works but no details or artwork have been released, though you can probably expect the prior releases extras to be included with the new edition. Keep checking back here while we get all the goods.

"You know how I know you're gay? You're waiting for the Knocked Up Edition."

Code Name: The Cleaner - April 24

Has Cedric the Entertainer ever been funny? I've seen a lot of movies he's been in, seen the Original Kings of Comedy and I've managed a meer chuckle every time. And it's probably a good thing that he's added "the Entertainer" because I might've gotten him confused with Cedric the Bathroom Attendant or even Cedric the Middle Management Soul Sucker. I mean, it's close.


  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English DD2.0 & DD5.1 Surround
  • English & Spanish subtitles
  • “Moppin’ Up with the Cleaning Crew” making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

"Hi, I'm Charlie's Angels' Lucy Liu. I'm in the Cleaner. They paid me to wear this outfit.


The Infernal Affairs Trilogy - Grab all three INFERNAL AFFAIRS flicks in one snazzy package. Out Today!!!

The US vs. John Lennon - I've seen it and it's so blatantly obvious how they try to parallel what happened then and what's going on with the current administration. All you need is love...yeah, my ass.Out This Minute!!!

The Departed (SE) - I actually haven't seen THE DEPARTED but I can't wait to watch beyotch over and over again. Out Now!!!

The Grudge 2 (Unrated) - I can't wait to not watch this over and over again. But I'm sure my lady friend will want to watch at some point. Eh, I could use a cat nap. Out Right Now!!!


Extra Tidbit: The winner of the Caption the Pic Contest will be announced in Friday's column. You can still send me an entry (via email please) if you haven't done so already!
Source: DVDTimesDVDActive



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