The Zodiac: Director’s Cut is closing in on you
From Paramount Home Entertainment finally comes full information on the release of the Zodiac: Directorís Cut scheduled for release in January on DVD and HD-DVD.
Based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nationís history, ìZodiacî is a thriller from David Fincher, director of ìSe7enî and ìPanic Room.î As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
The Directorís Cut of David Fincherís thriller will comes as a 2-Disc set featuring the movie in anamorphic widescreen with 5 minutes of additional footage inserted back into the film. As extras the release will contain a Commentary Track by director David Fincher, as well as another Commentary Track featuring the cast and crew, including Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr., Producer Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy.
A long string of Featurettes and Documentaries is included on the release, such as the multi-part documentary îZodiac Decipheredî covering aspects such as ìThe San Francisco Chronicle,î ìHall of Justice,î ìObsession,î ìBlue Rock Springs,î ìPresidio Heights,î and ìLake Berryessa.î
îThe Visual Effects of Zodiacî is another multi-part documentary showing the ìDigital Workflow,î and Sequence Breakdowns for ìBlue Rock Springs,î ìîLake Berryessaî and ìSan Francisco.î
îThis is the Zodiac Speakingî is a look at the facts behind the movie, covering ìLake Herman Road,î ìBlue Rock Springs,î ìLake Berryessaî and ìSan Francisco.î Then in Prime Suspect we get to take a look at ìHis Name Was Arthur Leigh Allenî and the ìLinguistic Analysis.î
The release will also offer up Jeopardy Surface: Geographic Profiling a 6:30 minute video, the 5-minute video The Psychology of Aggression: Behavioral Profiling and the movieís Theatrical Trailer
The HD-DVD version will feature a 1080p widescreen transfer complemented by a Dolby Digital Plus audio track. Also coming as a 2-Disc set, it will contain the same bonus materials, though all of them presented in full 1080p high definition, plus two additional text-based features, ìDr. Kim Rossmo’s Geographic Profile of the Zodiacî and ìSpecial Agent Sharon Pagaling-Hagan’s Behavioral Profile of the Zodiacî.
The ìZodiac: Directorís Cutî will be in stores on January 8 and carries a $39.99 price tag.