New DVD’s that are coming around the mountain

It’s Not Very Good But People Seemed To Like It
The last of this year’s five Best Picture Oscar nominees to get a DVD release, Warner Home Video has finally announced a June 8th release date for Mystic River, Clint Eastwood’s dark, disturbing drama of child abuse and retribution. Warner will release the film in three different versions: anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions, plus a three-disc widescreen special edition that includes one disc for the movie, one for the extras and the third the film’s original soundtrack CD. All three versions include English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks and trailers, with the three-disc set also featuring an audio commentary with actors Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and interviews with Eastwood, Robbins and Bacon.
From The “Why?!?!?!?” Category
The Greatest Movie of All Time gets the Greatest DVD of All Time? A day that will go down in infamy, on July 27th MGM Home Entertainment will release the Showgirls: V.I.P. Edition, a deluxe box set unlike any other. Featuring the NC-17 cut of the film presented in a new anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, extras include an audio commentary by Showgirls expert David Schmader, a video commentary by the Scores Girls for the “Cheetah Club” scene, a subtitle trivia track, an animated storyboard-to-film comparison, the original making-of EPK and theatrical trailers. Other extras in the box set include a deck of Showgirls playing cards, two Showgirls shot glasses, Elizabeth Berkley photo cards and a series of party games: “Sip or Strip,” “Showgirls A-Z,” “Bad Tipper” and “Champagne Room.” Predictably, none of the film’s original cast or filmmakers have participated in the extras.
I’ve Heard Good Things
Just in from Buena Vista Home Entertainment is the announcement of three recent theatrical comedies. Hitting DVD on June 15th is the critically-acclaimed indie The Station Agent, starring Peter Dinklage and Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson. Presented in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1, extras include audio commentary by director Tom McCarthy and stars Dinklage, Clarkson and Bobby Cannavale, deleted scenes with optional commentary and trailers.
Due a week earlier on June 8th is the little-seen Julia Stiles comedy Carolina, co-starring Shirley Maclaine. Also presented in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby 5.1, extras include a featurette and trailers.
Last but not least is the Wayans Brothers family comedy My Baby’s Daddy, which hits DVD on June 1st. Also getting the anamorphic widescreen treatment, extras include only trailers.