The underappreciated Bruce Willis action/comedy Hudson Hawk will be released in a special edition on November 20. The movie follows Hudson Hawk (Willis) and his partner Tommy Five-Tone (Danny Aiello) as they are blackmailed by BOTH the CIA and a local mafia family (headed by Frank Stallone). The movie, hated by many because of its cheese factor, is loved by many for the same reason. It makes use of many cartoonish effects including slapstick humor, sound effects and a surreal comedy style. The disc will include a commentary with director Michael Lehman, two all-new featurettes with Bruce Willis and Sandra Bernhard, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and an all-new trivia track.
THE JASON BOURNE COLLECTION
The regular thought process is that the studios would sell you The Bourne Ultimatum, then hit you again in the future with a great deal with all three movies (see Oceans Eleven). Universal Home Video is actually going to give us a break, for a change, this December. The Bourne Ultimatum will be released on December 11 and the same day we will get The Jason Bourne Collection which includes The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum. The 4-disc set is loaded with hours of bonus materials, and features "Safe Deposit Box" packaging including a Jason Bourne passport. The list of extras have not yet been announced yet.
HELLRAISER: 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Pinhead is getting a special edition. The 20th anniversary edition of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser will hit shelves on October 23. Extra features are said to include: a director/writer commentary with Clive Barker and Ashley Laurence (moderated by Screenwriter Peter Atkins), an interview with composer Christopher Young, Hellraiser Resurrection, an interview with star Andrew Robinson, poster and still galleries, an interview with star Ashley Laurence, theatrical trailers, TV spots and screenplays via DVD-ROM.
ZODIAC: DIRECTOR’S CUT
The special features for the Zodiac: Director’s Cut (January 08) have been announced. It will include a commentary by David Fincher, a second commentary by Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr, Producer Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy, a Zodiac Deciphered documentary, a Visual Effects of Zodiac featurette, a Digital Workflow featurette, and sequence breakdowns (Blue Rock Springs, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco). Completing the package will be a This is the Zodiac Speaking featurette, a featurette on Linguistic Analysis, a His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen featurette, Jeopardy Surface: Geographic Profiling, Dr. Kim Rossmo’s Geographic Profile of the Zodiac, The Psychology of Aggression: Behavioral Profiling, Special Agent Sharon Pagaling-Hagan’s Behavioral Profile of the Zodiac, trailers and TV spots. It just might be the first must-buy of the 2008 year.
Some interesting news as Director Darren Aronofsky has recorded an audio commentary track for the film (he mentioned in interviews that he wanted the commentary track included and was turned down by the studio) and has made it available via download. You can go to Aronofsky’s Site and just need to follow one of the links, where you will be cued on where to start the DVD and enjoy the commentary. You will need a BitTorrent client in order to download the approximately 64 MB MP3 file.