THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Release Date: April 08, 2008
Despite the cries of a bare boned release of the movie, There Will Be Blood will be getting a decent release after all. Released as a single edition, a 2-Disc Special Edition and an HD-DVD release (why?), the single disc will include no special features. However, the 2-Disc Edition and the high definition release will include three featurettes (Dailies Gone Wild, The Story of Petroleum, 15), additional scenes (Fishing, and Haircut/Interrupted Hymn), and both the teaser and theatrical trailers. The quality of the DVD release will be determined by the length of the featurettes and I would hope since they are included on a second disc they would be as detailed as the Magnolia featurettes. Expect this to be the definitive release, as P.T. Anderson announced he would no longer be doing commentary tracks, so unless you are awaiting a Blu-Ray release this is the time to buy it.
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
Release Date: April 01, 2008
Based on the stage play of the same name, Sweeney Todd is the latest collaboration between director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp. Depp plays the barber of the movie who spends much time singing and slicing the throats of his customers. A dark musical comedy, the movie already won a couple of Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for three Oscars. There will be a single disc edition, a 2-Disc Special Edition and an HD-DVD release (again, wtf?). The only extra feature on the single disc release will be a Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd featurette. The 2-disc will include that, along with EIGHT (!!!) additional featurettes (Sweeney Todd is Alive: The Real History of the Demon Barber, Musical Mayhem: Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Sweeney’s London, The Making of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Grand Guignol: A Theatrical Tradition, Designs for a Demon Barber, A Bloody Business, and The Razor’s Refrain), a Moviefone Unscripted with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp feature, a Sweeney Todd Press Conference, a photo gallery, and the trailer. All of the 2-Disc Edition’s special features will be included on the HD-DVD version.
Release Date: April 15, 2008
A movie that has received a very unfair backlash is Juno. Yes, the Ellen Page dialogue is a little overwhelming at first, but after about 15 minutes the film really found it’s groove and turned into a really, nice little movie with a lot of heart. It also includes great turns from Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page. There is not really much to dislike about this movie. With that said, the theme of this week’s column remains true with this title as it will also be getting a single disc release, a 2-Disc Special Edition and a Blu-Ray release (about time). Extras on the single disc edition will include a commentary by director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody, 11 deleted scenes, a gag reel, a Cast & Crew Jam, and screen tests. That is, by far, the best single release of the three Oscar contenders listed here. The 2-disc will include all that, along with four featurettes (Way Beyond “Our” Maturity Level: Juno – Leah – Bleeker, Diablo Cody Is Totally Boss, Jason Reitman For Shizz, and Honest To Blog! Creating Juno). The Blu-Ray version will include a Digital Copy of the film, all the 2-Disc Edition features as well as Fox Movie Channel Presents: Juno World Premiere and Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session features.
IN THE NAME OF THE KING
Release Date: April 15, 2008
Uwe Boll Entertainment has Uwe Bolled In The Name Of The King which Uwe Bolls Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski, Claire Forlani, and John Rhys-Davies. Uwe Bolled on the Uwe Boll “Dungeon Siege.” In The Name Of The King will be Uwe Boll to Uwe Boll from the Uwe Boll. Uwe Boll will be around $Uwe Boll. Uwe Boll itself will be Uwe Bolled in 2.35:1 Uwe Boll, along with an Uwe Boll 5.1 Uwe Boll. Extra Uwe Boll will include deleted and extended Uwe Bolls, an extensive behind-the-Uwe Boll featurette and some preview Uwe Bolls. Uwe Boll.
February 26, 2008