March 25, 2008

  • Commentary with co-writer and director James Mangold
  • Johnny Cash Jukebox: Eight Walk The Line Extended Musical Sequences with New Introductions
    • Lewis Boogie” – Waylon Payne as Jerry Lee Lewis
    • Get Rhythm” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
    • You’re My Baby” – Johnathan Rice as Roy Orbison
    • Jukebox Blues” – Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
    • Rock and Roll Ruby” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
    • That’s Alright Mama” – Tyler Hilton as Elvis Presley
    • Jackson” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
    • Cocaine Blues” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
  • More Men in Black: Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by co-writer and director James Mangold
  • Becoming Cash / Becoming Carter featurette
  • Sun Records & The Johnny Cash Sound featurette
  • The Cash Legacy featurette
  • Folsom: Cash & the Comeback featurette
  • Ring of Fire: The Passion of Johnny & June featurette
  • Cash and his Faith featurette
  • Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Johnny Cash biopic that won all kinds of awards and was the darling of the film community has received the backlash that should be expected these days. If something was considered great, everyone has to find ways to degrade it and drive it down. I enjoyed the movie and thought Joaquin Phoenix was pitch perfect as the man in black. There has already been a really good special edition of the movie released already, so what we have here is an extended cut with a few new features. The new stuff seems to center around performances by actors portraying other music stars. I don’t know if this is something I really need to get, since I am happy with the version I have, but it is something to check out.


May 06, 2008

  • Commentary by director Jan De Bont and Visual Effects Supervisor Stefan Fangmeir
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • New Featurette “Chasing the Storm: Twister Revisited
  • The History Channel Documentary “Nature Tech: Tornadoes
  • Anatomy of a Twister
  • HBO First Look: The Making of Twister
  • Van Halen “Humans Being” Music Video

Hey look! Helen Hunt in a wife beater for an entire movie! The most expensive movie to ever be shot primarily in Oklahoma is getting a 2-Disc Special Edition this May. Most people I know hate the film, but I think it has its moments, maybe because I live in the middle of Tornado Alley. And hey, it’s got Philip Seymour Hoffman in it. The movie tells the story of two teams of storm chasers – one ran by Bill Paxton and the second by Cary Elwes. Now I know a few storm chasers and I don’t see the over-competitive nature the movie exhibits but the idiotic daredevil stunts you see in the movie are something they would do. Its mind boggling. This movie was supposed to help kick start the film initiatives here in Oklahoma, but thanks to backwards thinking Representatives and politicians who don’t know what the hell they are doing we never even matched the level of this movie.


February 19, 2008

  • Commentary with Director Tom Tykwer and Franka Potente
  • Believe‘ Music Video
  • Still Running‘ Featurette

For those of you with a Blu-Ray player, here is a movie that just might be worth your money. Run Lola Run is a German film by Tom Tykwer (Perfume) starring Franka Potente as Lola, a girl who must run to save her boyfriend’s life. The film is split into three separate narratives, all which show Lola running to her boyfriends rescue, all with different consequences. The same type of story was told in the more popular Sliding Doors, but it was done better here. Each run encounters the same people, but different choices by Lola changes what happens at the conclusion of the run as she races against the clock. While this film may not be for everyone, it is very inventive and pushes the boundaries of what you can accomplish in a film.


There has not been much in the news of what this DVD set will include, but it is 9-Discs and it looks like some pretty solid movies. Here is the cover to appease you for now

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