Here are today’s new releases on DVD and video for November 20th, 2001.
THE MATRIX REVISITED (VHS & DVD)- This special release features a two-hour documentary on the making of the first MATRIX film, as well as never-before-seen footage from the upcoming sequels, and footage from the upcoming MATRIX anime. The documentary follows every aspect of the film’s production, and includes interviews with the Wachowski Brothers and actors Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving, as well as graphic artist Geof Darrow (Hard Boiled) and fight choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping.
PLANET OF THE APES 2001 & PLANET OF THE APES: THE COMPLETE TV SERIES (DVD)- Sure, Tim Burton’s PLANET OF THE APES is a great release, especially with the 13+ hours of bonus material on the DVD, like audio commentary from Burton & Danny Elfman, 6 documentaries, and 5 extended scenes… But the true Apes gem this week is the box set release of the TV series the originals spawned in 1974. The 4-disc set, which follows two American astronauts from 1981 who find themselves captured by a curious chimpanzee named Galen (Roddy McDowell) in the year 3085, features all 14 episodes of the show, including one that never aired on TV.
THE STUNT MAN: SPECIAL EDITION (DVD)
APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX (VHS & DVD)
BRITNEY: THE VIDEOS (VHS & DVD)
PET SHOP BOYS: MONTAGE (VHS & DVD)
BEST OF ‘FRIENDS’ Vol. 3 & 4 (DVD)
THE GRINCH (VHSr & DVD)
CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG (VHS & DVD)
CEMENT (VHS & DVD)
UNCORKED (VHS & DVD)
BAD TASTE (DVD)
COWBOY BEBOP: THE PERFECT SESSIONS (DVD)
THE ITEM (VHSr & DVD)
PRANCER RETURNS (VHS & DVD)
THE PRESS SECRETARY (VHS)
MOTLEY FOOL: MONEY-MAKING LIFE-CHANGING SPECIAL (VHS)
SISTER WENDY’S AMERICAN COLLECTION (DVD)
SHANIA TWAIN: THE SPECIALS (VHS & DVD)
BACKYARD DOGS (VHSr & DVD)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (DVD)
– MANOS: HANDS OF FATE, MITCHELL
DOCTOR WHO GIFT SET (DVD)
– Dr. WHO & THE DALEKS, Dr. WHO: DALEKS: INVASION EARTH 2150 AD
THE DIRTY HARRY COLLECTION (DVD)
– DIRTY HARRY, MAGNUM FORCE, THE ENFORCER, SUDDEN IMPACT, THE DEAD
POKEMON JOHTO: AZALEA ADVENTURES & BUGGY BOOGIE (VHS & DVD)
Plus… DVD debuts of TRANS, IMAX: ADVENTURES IN WILD CALIFORNIA, GANG RELATED, THE DOGS OF WAR, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, INVASION USA, LONE WOLF McQUADE, LORD OF THE FLIES, STRANGE INVADERS, THE ANGRY RED PLANET, AT THE EARTH’S CORE, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS, I BURY THE LIVING, MORONS FROM OUTER SPACE, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, WAR GODS OF THE DEEP.