July 19, 2007

Upcoming R1 DVD releases

Delta Farce

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Delta Farce on September 4th. Larry the Cable Guy joins Bill Engvall and DJ Qualls in this comedy about three blue collars mistaken for Army Reservists and accidentally ejected somewhere over Mexico (all the while convinced they're in the Middle East). Reminiscent of "Stripes" and "Three Amigos," the film arrives in separate anamorphic and fullscreen editions, each with Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks. Extras include a commentary with director CB Harding, the featurettes "Hacienda Confidential," "All The Way To... L.A.?," "The Queen of Mean Gets the Last Word," "The Man Behind Carlos Santana" and trailers. Retail is $28.98.

The Blu-ray Disc exclusively includes a 7.1 PCM audio track, deleted scenes, "White People Are Funny," "The Men of Delta Farce Salute the Troops!," "Mr. Chili: Too Hot for TV!" featurettes and a photo gallery. Retail is $39.99.

Zodiac: Director's Cut

With the upcoming July 24th release of Paramount's Zodiac less than two weeks away, you might be wondering why David Fincher's thriller is arriving as a bare-bones release. Good question. There will be a "Zodiac: 2-Disc Director's Cut" arriving in 2008. Among the bonus materials that are to be included are:

* Audio Commentary by David Fincher, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey, Jr., screenwriter James Vanderbilt, producer Brad Fischer and crime novelist James Ellroy
* Extensive behind-the-scenes featurettes detailing the production from start to finish
* In-depth looks at the actual Zodiac crimes, including all-new interviews with the original investigators and survivors


Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release director William Friedkin's latest film Bug on September 25th. A lonely waitress with a tragic past rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again - until the first bugs arrive.

Starring Ashley Judd, the DVD arrives with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Extras include a feature commentary with Friedkin, "Bug: An Introduction," "A Discussion With William Friedkin" and a trailer gallery. Retail is $28.98.

Alone In The Dark

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will re-release Alone In The Dark in a new Unrated Director's Cut on September 25th.

Featuring three additional minutes worked back into the film, this horror cult - starring Christian Slater, Tara Reid, and Stephen Dorff - arrrives with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks.

Extras will include a new commentary with beloved director Uwe Boll, deleted scenes, music videos and a video game. Retail is $19.98.

Black Book

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Black Book on September 25th. Director Paul Verhoeven's WWII thriller - as well as his return to Dutch cinema - arrives with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary with Verhoeven, a making-of featurette and trailers. Retail is $29.95. Also look for a Blu-ray Disc edition day-and-date with retail $38.96.

Factory Girl

Genius Entertainment and The Weinstein Co. have revealed full details for Factory Girl. In the mid-1960s, wealthy debutant Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) meets artist Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce) and becomes his muse. Though she seems to have it all, Edie cannot have the love she craves and she has an affair with a charismatic musician (Hayden Christensen) who pushes her to seek independence from Warhol and his Factory.

Due on July 17th, the film will be presented uncut and unrated with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 track.

Extras will include an audio commentary (with director George Hickenlooper and Captain Mauzner), deleted scenes with optional commentary, "The Making Of Factory Girl" featurette, Guy Pearce's Video Diaries, Sienna Miller's audition, footage of the real-life Edie & Andy and trailers. Retail is $28.98.

Back To School

MGM Home Entertainment will release Back To School: Extracurricular Edition on August 14th.

The 1986 Rodney Dangerfield comedy arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0 Stereo and Mono tracks.

Extras include "School Daze: The Making of Back To School, " "Dissecting the Triple Lindy, " "Paying Respect: Remembering Rodney Dangerfield, " "Original News Wrap: From Rock to Rodney, " "Original Sports Wrap: Rodney - A Diving Force" featurettes, a photo gallery, a theatrical trailer & 3 TV spots (Class, Swimming, The Brain). Retail is $19.98.

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