Coming Soon On DVD
Warner Home Video is rumoured to FINALLY be at work on a Blade Runner: Special Edition.
The bad news is that instead of a 3 or 4-disc ultimate edition, featuring all of the different versions of the film, it will likely just be one of the studio’s 2-disc editions, featuring only the recent “director’s cut” version of the film, the Channel 4 On the Edge of Blade Runner documentary and perhaps a few other odds and ends. Look for it sometime in the first half of 2005.
Spidey’s Webbing His Way Home
Expect Columbia TriStar’s Spider-Man 2 in mid-November as a 2-disc set (note that a more elaborate special edition is already in production for release at a later date).
Also coming from Columbia TriStar in November are the first two seasons of TV’s Seinfeld, complete with extras featuring all of the show’s cast members.
And if you are a moron and need to own a moronic movie, the recent summer piece of trash known as White Chicks is due on disc in October.
What about Shrek 2?
The folks at Animated-News.com have scored an early look at the menus for DreamWorks’ Shrek 2, along with a few details on the extras.
As with the original film’s DVD release, this 2-disc set – streeting on November 5th – will feature both anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) and full frame versions of the film, along with Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround audio.
Extras will include a pair of audio commentary tracks (one with directors Kelly Asbury and Conrad Vernon, and another with producer Aron Warner and editor Mike Andrews), along with behind-the-scenes featurettes, interactive games and much more. We expect further details to be announced soon by the studio.
And on the subject of another long-awaited DVD release, the Integral Naked website has just posted a new (and rare) audio interview with Matrix co-director Larry Wachowski, in which he gives some interesting details about Warner’s forthcoming (and yet to be announced) Matrix Trilogy special edition DVD box set.
According to the site (and interview), the set is planned for release in October.
Brothers Larry and Andy reportedly declined to do audio commentary on the films themselves, apparently “fearing that whatever they said would turn into dogma.” So they’ve tapped friends and fellow I.N. ¸ber-thinkers Ken Wilber and Cornel West to do the commentary on all 3 films for the set.
And there you go! Start saving up for all of these now!
Coming Soon On DVD