buy meWhen Harry Met Sally (Collector’s Edition)
Release date: January 15, 2008

Rob Reiner’s classic rom-com When Harry Met Sally is getting set for a collector’s edition release. This is a movie that remains great after 18-years and might be Meg Ryan’s best romantic comedy among the numerous ones that litters her resume. The one scene that remains in most people’s minds when talking about the movie is the diner scene where Meg fakes an orgasm and Rob Reiner’s mom says “I’ll have what she’s having.” That scene has been played out so many times it is just cringe worthy whenever it is even mentioned today. However, the movie is so much more than that as the dialogue and situations are as good if not better than most romantic comedies on the market today. I have a great special edition on my shelf right now that includes deleted scenes, commentary, a “Making-Of” and a music video. What could this release have that was not already available on my DVD? Well, just some featurettes. Extras will include an audio commentary by Rob Reiner, Nora Ephron and Billy Crystal, the deleted scenes, all new featurettes (It All Started Like This, Stories Of Love, When Rob Met Billy, Billy On Harry, I Love New York, What Harry Meeting Sally Meant, So Can Men And Women Really Be buy meFriends?) and the original theatrical trailer. I am curious whether the featurettes are just items seen in the original “Making-Of’ or is all new material.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Release date: February 05, 2008

The movie that many, many people wanted to see, but very few did, will get released in February. Do you guys really want to be even more pissed than you were when it got screwed over on its original release? How about this – NO EXTRAS. Since when did Brad Pitt lose his ability to sell a movie based on his name alone (other than Fight Club)?

Pan’s Labyrinth in High Definition
Release Date: December 26, 2007

Well, after that last bit of disappointing news, here is something really cool.  Pan’s Labyrinth is getting the high definition treatment. The day after Christmas, you can buy the movie in both Blu-Ray and HD DVD. The HD DVD gets a few extra features, but either way you are getting a really cool disc. Check out the features:

  • 1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer) (1080p) buy me
  • Audio: Spanish 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 
  • Subtitles: English SDH, English, Spanish, Closed Captions 
  • Feature Video Prologue by Director Guillermo del Toro 
  • Audio Commentary by Director Guillermo del Toro 
  • Director’s Notebook (with Animated Interface) 
  • The Power of Myth’ Featurette 
  • ‘The Faun and the Fairies’ Featurette 
  • ‘The Color and The Shape’ Featurette 
  • ‘The Lullaby: The Melody Echoes the Fairy Tale’ Featurette 
  • DVD Comics 
  • Multi-angle Storyboard/Thumbnail Comparisons 
  • Galleries including creature design, production design and a production scrapbook 
  • The Charlie Rose Show Featuring Director Guillermo del Toro 
  • Theatrical Trailer 
  • TV Spots 
  • Enhanced Visual Commentary Picture In Picture: Picture-in-Picture; Linkouts (HD DVD only); Synchronized Storyboard and Art Gallery (HD DVD only)
  • Web Enabled Features: New Line Portal; Scene Shuffle and Share; Polling; Highlights; Trivia (HD DVD Only)

A couple of releases without cover scans include Tootsie (25th Anniversary Edition) and Midnight Express (30th Anniversary Edition), both on February 05. Tootsie will include A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie featurette, deleted scenes, and Dustin Hoffman screen test footage. The Midnight Express release will include a commentary with Director Alan Parker, a Producers’ featurette, a Production featurette, a Finished Film featurette, a photo gallery, and the original theatrical trailer. Topping it all off will be a photo booklet and essay from Parker’s on-set experiences.