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DVD Releases for December 2, 2008

December 2nd, 2008

It's the slowest week in more than a month, which is not surprising since it is the Tuesday after Black Friday. That doesn't mean there are no top-notch releases this week, or major sellers. In fact, there are three $100 million hits from last summer coming out this week. However, to find the DVD Pick of the Week we have to go a bit further back, all the way back to 1942 and Casablanca - The Ultimate Collector's Edition on Blu-ray.

Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon: 12 Monkeys, Superhero Blu-ray Collection, Amy Winehouse - I Told You I was Trouble - Live in Toronto, Assault on Precinct 13, Austin Powers Collection, Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% is Santa?, Bone Collector, Casablanca - Ultimate Collector's Edition, Children of Men, The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian - Two-Disc Edition, The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian - Three-Disc Edition, The Chronicles of Narnia Blu-ray Bundle, The Contract, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Day of the Dead, Days of Being Wild, Erin Brockovich, La Femme Nikita, Girls Aloud - Tangled Up Tour-Live from the O2, Home Alone, Immortal, Jingle All the Way, The Longshots, The Messanger - The Story of Joan of Arc, Michel Vaillant, NINO ROTA: Complete Music For Viola /Violin and Piano - Acoustic Reality Experience, Paranoid Park, Saints & Soldiers, Shawshank Redemption, SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 - Acoustic Reality Experience, Sky Blue, Step Brothers, Stranger than Fiction, Styx - One With Everything, Three Days Grace - Live At The Palace, Wanted, Wanted - Limited Edition Collector's Set, X-Files - Fight the Future, X-Files - I Want to Believe, and X-Files - Two-Movie Pack
Another huge list of Blu-ray releases, as there seems to be every week. Soon I'm going to stop including every release on Amazon's list and instead just point out some of the highlights. Speaking of highlights, this week they include first run releases like Prince Caspian and Wanted, classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and Casablanca, and even box sets like Austin Powers.

Cannon - Season One - Volume 2 - Buy from Amazon
A good private investigator TV series from the early 1970s. It holds up quite well, but I don't like splitting the season into two. Also coming out this week is the full season package deal.

Casablanca - Ultimate Collector's Edition - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
One of the greatest movies ever made. It has also been released on DVD more than a few times, so it is hard to argue that this latest version is worth upgrading to, especially if you are like me and have bought it more than once in the past. However, the Blu-ray is another matter. In fact, even at that price, it is a contender for DVD Pick of the Week.

Christmas Releases - Buy from Amazon: Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% is Santa? (DVD, Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% is Santa? (Blu-ray), Festive Turkey Dinner, Holiday Cookies, Home Alone (Blu-ray), and Jingle All the Way (Blu-ray)
It's now December, and the number of Christmas releases has nearly dried up to zero.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Buy from Amazon: Single-Disc DVD, 3-Disc Collector's Edition DVD, or Blu-ray
This is just a quick update from last week's more in-depth review. I have the DVD now and can discuss the differences between the two formats.

First of all, as I said previously, the Blu-ray looked and sounded amazing and takes full advantage of the format. That said, the DVD is great, considering the limitations of standard definition. I still think the Blu-ray would be worth spending an extra $5 or so just for the improved A/V quality, but if that is not an option since you haven't made the leap to High Definition yet, you won't be disappointed with the DVD.

Moving onto the extras, this 3-Disc Collector's Edition DVD has all of the extras that were found on the Blu-ray, minus the Circle-Vision Interactive. The rest of the extras, the audio commentary track, the making-of featurettes, the deleted scenes, the outtakes, etc., are all there, and there's a lot to watch. About two hours worth. Again, the Blu-ray is a significantly better deal. However, if your choice is limited to the DVD, you won't be disappointed with what you get.

As I said last week, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was a very good movie that lives up to its predecessor. If you bought that movie and were happy with it, then there's no reason not to buy this one as well. Both the Blu-ray and the DVD are worth picking up, but the former is the much better deal.

The Day the Earth Stood Still - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Just a quick note, the remake comes out on the 12th, and hopefully the screener will arrive early enough that I'll be able to get my review done before then.

Don Cherry's Hard Hitting Hockey - Buy from Amazon
I don't know how many people in the United States buy these DVDs, but they are practically a Christmas tradition in Canada.

Dr. Katz - The Best of Dr. Katz - Buy from Amazon
This show has already been released on full season sets, a full series Megaset, and now a Best of Release. At least they didn't try it the other way around.

Dr. Katz - Professional Therapist stars Jonathan Katz, a stand-up comic in real life. In the show he plays Dr. Katz, a professional therapist, whose list of patients are mostly other stand-up comics like Ray Romano, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, etc. In the regular episodes, there's usually a story involving Dr. Katz and his son, Ben, and sometimes his receptionist, Laura, as well as sessions with two of his patients. This DVD collects 18 of the best of these sessions and presents them in a marathon, or you can check out individual sessions. It actually works well in this format, however, I'm not sure how many of these I would refer to as 'Best Of.' There are a few people on this list that I don't think belong and more than a few that I would have added instead. Don't get me wrong, I laughed at most of the jokes in most of the sessions, and a difference of opinion on what constitutes the "best of' of is unavoidable.

On a side note, I showed the show to a selection of people who have never before seen Squigglevision. Most did not like it. I may be the only person I know that likes Squigglevision.

Extras on the DVD are light, especially compared to the previous releases. There are just six clips focusing on Ben and Laura with new voiceover intros by Dr. Katz. In total they run just over 22 minutes. (This includes two clips that are Easter Eggs, but they are rather easy to find.)

If you already have Dr. Katz - Professional Therapist on DVD, either the full season sets, or the Megaset, then there's little reason to get the DVD as well. However, if you just want a taste of this show, it's not a bad deal. I think the Megaset is the better deal.

Fly Me To the Moon - Buy from Amazon
This film opened with very poor reviews, even for a kids movie, and opened outside of the top ten. However, it lasted in theaters a lot longer than its opening weekend suggested it would and it became Summit's second biggest hit of all time, at least until Twilight opened. It might be worth checking out for families with young kids, and there's an educational game included as well, but that's it for extras on the DVD. Call it a rental. Also coming out this week in the 2-D version.

Frost/Nixon - The Original Watergate Interviews - Buy from Amazon
With the movie coming out this Friday, there's no better time to release a documentary on the original interviews on DVD. This might be a good primer for those looking forward to the movie, but hopefully the full interviews, all six hours of them, will be released as well.

Growing Up Gift Pack - Buy from Amazon
A five-disc collection of previously released episodes from the Growing Up... series found on Animal Planet. The individual releases are...
  • Growing Up... Arctic
    Polar Bear - A polar bear cub is orphaned when its mother and sibling are killed by hunters and has to be taken to a Toronto zoo to be cared for.
    Seal - An abandoned seal cub is found near Nome, Alaska, and is taken to the Alaska SeaLife Center for rehabilitation.
    Walrus - A very sick baby walrus is brought to the Alaska SeaLife Center where the team of experts try to return it to full health. However, they are in for a real challenge, as it is rare for a baby walrus to survive without its mother.
    Penguin - A bonus episode found on this DVD, it's mating season at the Oregon zoo and the birdkeepers there help raise it. They mention its biggest problem is not having a name, so this baby has a much easier life than the other three on this DVD.
  • Growing Up... Primates
    Orangutan - The Balipapan Orangutan Survival Foundation help raise orphaned and abandoned orangutans, and this episode we look in at the process with two such orangutans.
    Gorilla - Orphaned gorillas are cared for at the Mefou National Park in Cameroon. These gorillas are under threat and could be extinct within 20 years, so their work is incredibly important.
    Baboon - Stew is a baboon orphaned after his mother was struck by a car. Now he is being raised in a wildlife sanctuary with hopes of being reintroduced into the wild.
  • Growing Up... Safari
    Zebra - A young zebra is rescued from the wild, the latest victim of a massive drought hitting the region. However, while his recovery starts out well, he soon becomes seriously ill while the drought makes reintroduction into the wild more and more unlikely.
    Giraffe - This episode is hosted by Tasha de Vasconcelos, an actress and UNICEF Goodwill Representative. She starts the episode talking about growing up in Africa before we go to Safari West, a wildlife reserve in California where we check in on a newborn Giraffe Kulula.
    Hyena - When you think of cute animals, Hyena are not the first animal that jumps into the minds of most people. This episode shows the work of a man trying to not only raise hyenas, but rehabilitate their image.
    Rhino - Tunza is an abandoned rhino being raised in captivity while Tandi is another baby rhino dealing with serious illness. Will the caregivers be able to reintroduce these two back into the wild?
  • Growing Up... Wildcats
    Lion - Three young lions rescued from abusive owners and two newborn lions with potential genetic disorders are raised at the Wild Animal Orphanage in San Antonio.
    Tiger - At the another Texas wildlife reserve, two young tiger cubs are raised after the sanctuary where they were born was too full to take them in.
    Cheetah - Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, is the home to four newborn Cheetahs, which breed the animals in hopes one day there will be enough natural habitat for them to be released into.
    Black Leopard - Edie Falco hosts this episode where we meet Eddie, a Black Leopard that was raised almost a pet until it was ready to leave its home and join others of its kind at a wildlife sanctuary.
  • Growing Up... Wilderness
    Wolf - The Minnesota Wildlife Science Center breeds wolves in captivity in order to maintain the genetic strength of the species hoping that their natural habitat will recover enough that they can be released into the wild.
    Sitka Deer - Jewelie is a newborn sitka deer orphaned after her mother was killed by a bear. Rescued by fishermen, she was taken to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to be raise with the goal of hopefully returning her to the wild.
    Black Beer - A black bear rescued from an abusive owner is raised by a family, but they know they have to let the bear go as its natural, wild instincts kick in.
    Moose - St. Felicien Zoo in Quebec, Canada helps take care of five baby mooses, including one that was born prematurely, and others that have some serious illnesses.
There are no extras on these DVDs. And there's no play-all button, no subtitles, and it doesn't have proper chapter placements. This is a textbook case of bare bones releases.

If you spend a lot of time at, you will undoubtedly enjoy the Growing Up Gift Pack. There are no extras, and I would prefer a full season set instead of a series of theme DVDs. However, the price per minute is still very reasonable and it would make an excellent gift.

Hey There, It's Yogi Bear - Buy from Amazon
A theatrical movie based on the popular TV series. In it, Yogi Bear is up to his old tricks, so Ranger John Smith decides to send him to a zoo in San Diego, but Yogi Bear tricks him into sending another bear, while going into hiding, which allows him to steal picnic baskets in peace. However, he doesn't tell anyone his plan, not even his friends Boo-boo and Cindy, which causes all sorts of confusion and sets into motion a grand adventure. It's not a bad movie and fans of the characters should get a kick out of it, but with a featureless DVD, a rental will be enough for most people. Also coming out this week is The Man Called Flintstone, which is another theatrical release based on a Hannah Barbara TV series, but this one is just a re-release of the previous DVD.

Jake and the Fatman - Season One - Volume 2 - Buy from Amazon
The second William Conrad TV series on this week's list. This one is from the 1980s, but does hold up as well as the earlier Cannon. Like that show, this one is also coming out on the split-season release, and the two-volume package deal.

Law & Order - Season Six - Buy from Amazon
One of the longest running-scripted dramas ever on American TV started its 19th season this year. Season six is the first with Benjamin Bratt and the last with Jill Hennessy and while I preferred the season five cast (the chemistry between Lennie Briscoe and Mike Logan was the best), this is still one of the best seasons of the show's run. That said, it is not the kind of show that you need to watch in chronological order, and without lots of extras, it is hard to recommend buying over renting, or ever catching random episodes on syndication.

Long Way Round (Deluxe) Long Way Down (Deluxe) Race To Dakar - Buy from Amazon
I reviewed Long Way Down last week and mentioned this release was the better deal. It not only has Long Way Down and Long Way Round but Race to Dakar as well meaning it is three shows for barely more than the price of the most recent release. Definitely worth picking up.

The Longshots - DVD or Blu-ray
First a quick note, I only have the DVD to review and the Blu-ray is not coming at a later date, so I can not go into detail how the film looks in high definition.

Stop me if this sounds familiar. The Longshots is an inspirational sports movie that is based on real life events. The film stars Keke Palmer as Jasmine Plummer, a social outcast at school who is having trouble since her father left. Her mother hires her unemployed brother-in-law to watch after her after school, but they don't click. That is until they find common ground: Football. He inspires her to try out of the high school football team, and she helps him get his life back together.

As I've already said, this is an inspirational sports movie that is based on real life events. And that means it is loaded with clich├ęs That said, it still has a certain charm thanks mostly to its two leads. I don't think it will make many end-of-the-year best-of lists, but it is better than its Tomatometer score would indicate and it is worth checking out.

Extras on the DVD start with seven deleted scenes with a total running time of just under 20 minutes. Next up is a seven-minute feature on the real Jasmine Plummer. There is an 8-minute making-of featurette and two interviews with Ice Cube and Fred Durst that runs a total of 13 minutes. That's not a whole lot, but since it bombed at the box office, it is more than I was expecting.

I don't have the Blu-ray to review, as I stated above; however, doing research, I've discovered that the Blu-ray release does not have any additional extras, nor are the extras present shown in High Definition. Also, since the movie isn't an effects extravaganza, there's little need to spend the extra 30% to buy it on Blu-ray over the DVD.

The Longshots opened to mixed reviews and never found an audience during its theatrical run. However, it is better than its performance would indicate and should be seen by more. That said, it is rather formulaic, like most films of its sub-genre are, and I'm not sure if it needs to be purchased over just rented. Call it a solid rental leaning to a purchase.

Warning: This Blu-ray does not come out this week and makes its home market debut on the 9th of December. However, the Blu-ray screener arrived early and I was able to get the review done this week.

Lost - Season Four - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Yes, this review is a week early, but it is somewhat incomplete, as I only have the Blu-ray. Hopefully the DVD will arrive in time for next week.

This is season four of what I thought was going to be a five-year run, but during the extras, the creators mention season six. One of us is confused, and I hope it's me, otherwise we are in a lot of trouble. This is a hard TV series to review, because the show is so intricate, it is very, very hard to get into any real details without spoiling anything. All I can do is compare the show to previous seasons in vague generalities. I guess the most specific area I can talk about are the Flash Forwards, which are new this year. Instead of giving up more background information on the people stuck on the island, most of which has been heavily fleshed out already, these bits give us a look at several of the characters' futures. And since there are times where it is hard to figure out if it is a Flashback or a Flash Forward right away, there are some great gotcha moments here.

This season was shortened by the strike, coming in at just 13 episodes (or 14 if you count the double-length season finale), but the studio has compensated by adding additional extras. Things start with a recap of the three seasons done in 8 minutes and 15 seconds. It goes without saying there are spoilers to be found here. (Duh.) The rest of the extras are found on disc five, mostly in the form of featurettes. Lost on Location is an 8-part, 42-minute behind-the-scenes look at several location shoots for season four starting with... well, that would be a spoiler, wouldn't it. The Island Backlot: Lost in Hawaii runs 18 minutes and talks about the many locations in Hawaii where the show has been filmed. The Right to Bear Arms clocks in at 11 minutes and is about all of the guns found on the island. And there are a lot. Soundtrack of Survival is a 26-minute featurettes score for the show, the person who composes it, and the orchestra that performs its. Next up is 3 minutes of outtakes and 9 minutes of deleted scenes. The Oceanic Six - A Conspiracy of Lies runs 21 minutes and is a mockumentary on the cover story given by the six survivors from season four. The Freighter Folk, which is the latest new group found on the island. For people marooned on an island, they sure do meet a lot of new people. Offshore Shoot talks about the shooting on the freighter where a lot of the action takes place. There are also more than a dozen Mobisodes that run a combined 31 minutes.

The only Blu-ray Exclusive is Course of the Future: The Definitive, Interactive Flash Forwards. This starts with a game where you have to place a few of the Flash Forward clips in the right order, and when you do, you get to see all of them in Chronological order. Or you can watch only the ones pertaining to a single character.

Additionally, the Blu-ray looks and sounds amazing. I can't compare it to the DVD, at least not yet, but it is one of the best I've seen. It would be hard to imagine the Blu-ray is not a serious step up from the DVD.

As a TV series, Lost got off to an incredible start and quickly became must-see TV. And while every once and I while I think to myself, "Maybe they don't have a plan, and they are just winging it," I still think the quality of the show has held up well. In fact, season four is arguably better than season three. And even with a strike shortened run, it is worth picking up, while the Blu-ray is the better deal over the DVD.

Lower Learning - Buy from Amazon
A raunchy lowbrow comedy set in school. But it's not college, or even high school, but elementary school. What were they thinking? I've only seen a couple of reviews and they were both negative. Incredibly negative. Maybe if you are a disgruntled elementary school teacher this is worth checking out, but even then you have better options. Skip it.

Meals on DVD - Shop, Watch, Cook! - Buy from Amazon: Cozy Comfort Foods, Easy Chicken Dinner, Elegant Entertaining, Festive Turkey Dinner, Great Dessert Recipes from Paula Deen, Holiday Cookies, Mac and Cheese Feasts, Pasta from Gilda, Quick Meatloaf Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes from Paula Deen, and Soul Soothing Soups
I like this concept. The idea here is to sell these DVDs at grocery stores near the isle where the key ingredient for the recipe is. However, I'm waiting for the screeners to arrive before passing final judgement.

Metalocalypse - Season 2 - Buy from Amazon
If you ever wanted to know what would happen if Brendon Small from Home Movies formed a death metal band, then this is the perfect show for you. Actually, this is a great show for fans of most Adult Swim or of Rock'n'Roll comedies like Spinal Tap. Extras include a bunch of clips, music videos, etc., all hidden as Easter eggs. Happy hunting. Certainly worth picking up for fans of the show, and if you haven't seen it yet, check it out, but start with Season One.

Mythbusters - Big Blasts Collection - Buy from Amazon
I love this show, but I greatly prefer full season sets to best of DVDs like this.

Perry Mason - The Third Season - Volume 2 - Buy from Amazon
Raymond Burr returns as the titular character in this quintessential courtroom drama. This is an amazing show, but I don't like how it has been treated on DVD with zero extras and split-season releases.

The Rape of Europa - Collector's Edition - Buy from Amazon
The regular edition DVD came out in September, and that's an unacceptably short period of time between releases.

Saturday Night Live - The Complete Fourth Season - Buy from Amazon
This was a rather stable season for the long-running show with no new cast members in the main cast (although Don Novello, a.k.a., Father Guido Sarducci made his debut as a recurring member). On the other hand, it was the last season with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. If you've been collecting the series so far, there's no reason to stop now, however, some might stop with season four giving season five a miss. Some of the highlights in terms of guest stars include Steve Martin, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and others. Also, this is the season with Milton Berle, who was one of the worst hosts for the regular cast to work with; in fact, he was so bad this episode was banned from syndication. Ouch. Extras on the seven-disc set include three interviews from the era that run a total of 12 minutes. Not much to see here. However, it is still worth picking up for fans of the show.

Step Brothers - Buy from Amazon: Theatrical Version, Single-Disc Unrated Edition, Two-Disc Unrated Edition with Digital Copy, or 2-Disc Unrated Blu-ray
The re-teaming of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly after the critical and financial success of Talladega Nights seemed like a no brainer. However, the pair of Middle-aged pre-adolescents didn't bring the same level of funny this time around. It is still worth checking out for most, picking up for many, but it is not as funny, nor does it have the replay value of their earlier film. As for which edition to grab, the Theatrical Version is not worth it, even though the R-rated version is arguably funnier than the Unrated version. However, all three other releases contain both the rated and unrated versions, so that is not an issue. The Single-Disc Unrated Edition has a number of extras including a singing commentary, deleted scenes, alternate scenes, and more. The Two-Disc Unrated Edition with Digital Copy as that, and even more deleted / extended / alternate scenes, and two making on featurettes including one on the music. Over on the 2-Disc Unrated Blu-ray, you will find all of that, plus the ability to remix one of the music videos, and it is BD-Live enabled so you can, among other things, share your creation with others. Quite a lot to be found here. The 2-Disc Unrated Blu-ray is the best deal at just $2 more that the equivalent DVD.

Warning: This Blu-ray does not come out this week and made its home market debut on the 19th of November. However, the Blu-ray screener arrived late, hence the delay in this review.

Tropic Thunder - Blu-ray - Unrated Blu-ray
This will just be a quick update from the previous review where I only had the Unrated DVD to review. Now that the Unrated Blu-ray has arrived, I can describe the differences between the two formats.

The video and audio quality of the movie is great. It's a huge step up from the DVD, which wasn't terrible to begin with. Some of the jungle scenes are so good that you will want to pop this disc in your player to show off your home theater system. Others, like the scene with Jack Black tied half-naked to a tree are not so good. It's not that that scene had and technical problems, I just don't think anyone needs to see a half-naked Jack Black in High Definition.

Moving onto the extras, all of the extras from the Unrated DVD are here, mostly in High Definition. (Just the MTV bits are not.) The Unrated Blu-ray is also BD-Live enabled, which means if you have a Profile 2.0 player and a high speed internet connection, you can download several addition clips from Dispatches from Madness the mockumentary about the making of the movie within a movie and more Full Mags, which are the improv bits filmed for the movie that were later cut down to their best two or three lines. As a minor point, it is nice to get all of the extras on one disc.

This is arguably Ben Stiller's best directing effort and the Unrated DVD was an easy recommendation. I am pleased to say the Unrated Blu-ray is even better than expected and it is easily worth the extra $4 in price.

TV on DVD - Full Series Megasets - Buy from Amazon: None
No full series Megasets this week, but that changes next week.

Wanted - Buy from Amazon: Single-Disc DVD, Two-Disc Special Edition, Limited Edition DVD Gift Set, Blu-ray, or Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set
Wow. Five versions of this movie are going on this week, including two versions on Blu-ray. Wanted started out faster than expected, but fell sharply on its way to $134 million domestically and close to $340 million worldwide, so it is no surprise that is one of the biggest selling releases this week and there are plenty of choices for fans. The choice comes down to the Two-Disc Special Edition or the Limited Edition DVD Gift Set if you are limited to DVD. Or the Blu-ray or the Limited Edition Blu-ray Gift Set if you have made the leap to High Definition. The extras on the DVDs include a series of featurettes on the making of the movie, including ones on the cast, the special effects, its comic book origins, etc., as well as alternative / extended scenes, an animated comic book, and more. The Blu-rays include some additional extras like Picture-in-Picture and it is BD-Live enabled. Add in the visual nature of the movie and it is definitely worth grabbing on high definition. The Gift Sets, on the other hand, only have a few physical extras, including some postcards and a collectable case, and it costs nearly $20 more. Not sure its worth the upgrade, unless you are a huge fan of the movie or of the director. (The latter is more likely as the film was good, but not great.) Either way, I think it's worth picking up over just renting.

White Dog - Buy from Amazon
The movie focuses on a dog that has a violent streak, one directed only at black people, and the trainer trying to reverse the training his previous white supremacist owner inflicted on the animal. Long considered one of the most controversial movies of all time, but mainly because people somehow misinterpreted the film and assumed it meant the exact opposite of what the director, Samuel Fuller, meant. (This is similar to the Hitchcock film Lifeboat in that regard.) The film never had a theatrical release, but it was shown on HBO a few times, and was released on DVD last year. Now it is getting the Criterion Touch, but the extras are light with just a featurette on the history of the movie, and of Samuel Fuller, and some essays and an image gallery. Still, worth checking out for most, picking up for many.

X-Files - I Want to Believe - Buy from Amazon: Single-Disc DVD, 3-Disc Special Edition with Digital Copy, or Blu-ray with Digital Copy
Weak reviews, even weaker opening, and a fast decline at the box office adding up to a $20 million, making this film one of the weakest wide releases of this past summer. On the other hand, it didn't cost much to make and did significantly better internationally, so if it can beat expectations on the home market, it might be able to recoup its costs eventually. As for its chances on the home market, all three versions coming out this week are better than expected with the Single-Disc DVD containing a number of extras starting with an audio commentary track, but also has deleted scenes, outtakes, a featurette on the special effects, another featurette on the green conscious production, and a music video. The 3-Disc Special Edition with Digital Copy has all of that, plus a feature-length making-of featurette and a digital copy of the movie. Finally, the Blu-ray with Digital Copy has all of the above extras, with the audio commentary track upgraded to a Picture-in-Picture track, plus it is BD-Live enabled. Also coming out tomorrow is the previous theatrical release, Fight the Future on Blu-ray, as well as a franchise Blu-ray Box Set. At just $40 for two movies, it appears to be the best deal.


Filed under: Video Releases, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Wanted, Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, Stranger Than Fiction, Children of Men, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Fly Me To the Moon, The Longshots, Saints and Soldiers, Paranoid Park, The Contract, The Rape of Europe, Day of the Dead