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DVD Eye From The Recap Guy

Same picture, different feature.
by Ryan Arthur

Here's May through October.

Missing something? Part 1 (including the TV and music releases, as well as movies from March and April) is here.

MAY

Back To Bataan
Remastered in original 1:37:1 theatrical aspect ratio with restored mono sound; trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Battleground
Remastered in original 1:37:1 theatrical aspect ratio with restored mono sound; trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Bloodhounds Of Broadway
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital sound. Preorder now.

Calendar Girls
2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer and a behind the scenes featurette. May 4. Preorder now.

Elephant
Anamorphic widescreen and fullscreen transfers, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0 sound, the featurette "On The Set Of Elephant: Rolling Through Time," an HBO Films spot and theatrical trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Flying Leathernecks
Remastered in original 1:37:1 theatrical aspect ratio with restored mono sound; trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

The Incredibly True Adventures Of Two Girls In Love
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary with director Maria Maggenti; theatrical trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

The Last Samurai
Anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary with director Edward Zwick; documentary: "History Vs. Hollywood: The Last Samurai;" "Edward Zwick: Director's Video Journal;" featurette: "Tom Cruise: A Warrior's Journey;" three features: "Production Design With Lilly Kilvert," "Costume Design With Ngila Dickson" and "From Soldier To Samurai: Weapons;" deleted scenes: "The Beheading" and "Algren & Katsumoto;" "Making An Epic: A Conversation With Edward Zwick;" Japan Premieres (Tokyo & Kyoto red carpet); DVD-Rom features. May 4. Preorder now.

Love! Valour! Compassion!
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; theatrical trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Loverboy
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital sound. May 4. Preorder now.

The Marx Brothers Collection
Features: A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, A Night In Casablanca plus two double feature discs: Room Service/At The Circus and Go West/The Big Store; each newly remastered in 1.33:1 full screen with restored mono soundtrack; audio commentary on Opera with Leonard Maltin; audio commentary on Races with author Glen Mitchell; new documentaries on each disc; vintage MGM shorts and cartoons; trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Also available individually on May 4:

A Night At The Opera: Preorder now.
A Day At The Races: Preorder now.
A Night In Casablanca: Preorder now.

The Missing Gun
Trailers. May 4. SRP $24.95.

Peter Pan (2003)
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen and 4:3 pan & scan versions with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound; "The Legacy Of Pan," hosted by Sarah Ferguson (!); featurette: "The Lost Boys On The Set!;" deleted scenes with an alternate ending and "lost" Pirate song; "The Duchess's Outtakes" reel; trailers and DVD-Rom extras. May 4. Preorder now.

Plain Dirty
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; "Angel Maker" featurette; trailers. May 4, SRP $26.98.

Three Of Hearts
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 AND DTS sound; alternate ending; theatrical trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

Torch Song Trilogy
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 AND DTS sound; audio commentary with Harvey Fierstein; theatrical trailers. May 4. Preorder now.

The Triplets Of Belleville
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; featurettes: "A Cartoon According To Writer/Director Sylvain Chomet;" "The Making Of The Triplets Of Belleville," and three "behind the scenes" featurettes with scene commentary; a Belleville Rendez-Vous music video; theatrical trailer. May 4. Preorder now.

Billie (1965)
4:3 full screen with Dolby Mono sound. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

The Border
Anamorphic widescreen. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

In America
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary; three featurettes. May 11. Preorder now.

(Independence Day) ID4: Limited Edition
Another edition? Single disc, extended cut of the film (9 more minutes of integrated footage) in anamorphic widescreen, plus the theatrical cut (available via seamless branching); audio commentaries (the same as previous releases: one Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and one with effects artists Volker Engel and Doug Smith); plus a "sneak peak" of Emmerich's new film, The Day After Tomorrow. Ah, that explains it. May 11. SRP $19.95.

Nighthawks
Anamorphic widescreen. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

The Night Of The Following Day
Anamorphic widescreen. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Posse (1975)
(Kirk Douglas, not Mario Van Peebles). Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Renegades
Full frame. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Rustlers' Rhapsody
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Scary Movie 3
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and full screen transfers with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary from director, producer and writers; deleted scenes (45 minutes worth); featurette: "behind the scenes;" "making of" spoof; outtakes and bloopers; two features: "Behind The Deleted Scenes" and "Hulk Vs. Aliens" parody. May 11. Preorder now.

Shakedown
Full frame. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Tin Star
Anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. No extras. May 11. Preorder now.

Van Helsing: The London Assignment
Animated prequel to Van Helsing with the voice of Hugh Jackman. Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. May 11. Preorder now.

Around The World In 80 Days (1956)
2 discs; in widescreen for the first time since the theatrical release; introductions by film historian Robert Osbourne; audio commentary with Brian Sibley of BBC Radio; additional features include: Georges Melies' "A Trip To The Moon" from 1902; "Around The World With Mike Todd" from 1968; excerpts from "Playhouse 90: Around The World In 90 Minutes;" highlights from the March 27, 1957 Academy Awards ceremony; newsreel footage of the Los Angeles premiere and the film's opening in Spain; the 1956 original and 1983 reissue trailers; still gallery; outtakes; DVD-Rom features. May 18. SRP $26.95.

Enter The Dragon
Special remastered 2-disc edition; 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary with producer Paul Heller; "Blood And Steel: The Making Of Enter The Dragon" feature; vintage "Bruce Lee: In His Own Words" interview; Linda Lee Cadwell interview gallery; "Lair Of The Dragon," which includes a 1973 featurette and a "Backyard Workout With Bruce Lee" feature; vintage "Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey" feature; vintage "Curse Of The Dragon" feature; theatrical trailers and television spots. May 18. SRP $26.95.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Extended Version Collector's Set
2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (there will also be an Italian track in Mono); audio commentary from film historian Richard Schickel; three documentaries: "Leone's West" (making of), "The Leone Style" (about Leone) and "The Man Who Lost The Civil War;" two featurettes: "Reconstructing The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (about the restoration) and "Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone And The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" (about the composer); deleted scenes, poster gallery, collectible postcards and more. May 18. Preorder now.

Stay Hungry
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Mono sound; audio commentary with Director Bob Rafelson, Jeff Bridges and Sally Field; theatrical trailer. May 18. Preorder now.

Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume 1 (1934-1941)
35 animated Donald Duck shorts; introduction by film historian Leonard Maltin; "The Man Behind The Duck" feature; publicity and memorabilia gallery; story and background art gallery. May 18. Preorder now.

Walt Disney Treasures: Mickey Mouse In Living Color, Volume 2 (1939-Today)
21 animated Mickey Mouse shorts; introduction by film historian Leonard Maltin; four features: "Mickey's Cartoon Comeback," "The Voice Behind The Mouse," "Mickey Meets The Maestro" and "The Making Of 'Mickey's Christmas Carol';" deleted animation from The Sorcerer's Apprentice; The Mickey Mouse Club titles in color; Mickey cartoon physics from Plausible Impossible; Mickey on the camera strand from Tricks Of Our Trade; publicity and memorabilia gallery; story and background art gallery. May 18. Preorder now.

Walt Disney Treasures: On The Front Lines, The War Years (1943)
32 animated shorts about the war effort; introduction by film historian Leonard Maltin; on the set of Victory Through Air Power; a conversation with Disney legends Joe Grant, John Hench and Roy Disney. May 18. Preorder now.

Wyatt Earp
Two discs; anamorphic widescreen; documentary: "It Happened That Way;" vintage documentary: "A Walk With A Legend;" eleven deleted scenes; trailers. May 18. Preorder now.

Battle Hymn
4:3 full screen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

Custer Of The West
Non-anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Dances With Wolves
Single-disc edition of the theatrical cut. 4:3 full screen (why?); trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Duel In The Sun
4:3 full screen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Gray Lady Down
4:3 full screen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

Guns Of The Magnificent Seven
Anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

The Great Escape: Collector's Edition
Two discs. 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; audio commentary with cast and crew; two featurettes: "The Great Escape: Heroes Underground" and "The Great Escape: The Untold Story;" documentary: "The Real Virgil Hilts: A Man Called Jones;" trivia track; photo gallery and the original theatrical trailer. May 25. Preorder now.

Hell In The Pacific
Non-anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Junior Bonner
Non-anamorphic widescreen; audio commentary with Sam Peckinpah biographers Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

The Last Valley
Non-anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (Theatrical Edition)
May 25, SRP $29.95.

Extended edition in August?

The Magnificent Seven Ride
Anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die
Non-anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

No Man Is An Island
Anamorphic widescreen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

Saving Private Ryan: D-Day 60th Anniversary Edition
Two discs; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround AND DTS 5.1 AND Dolby Surround sound; an "inside look" with the filmmakers; features: "Looking Into The Past: Research, Screenplay And Vision," "Re-Creating D-Day: Omaha Beach," and a look at the cast's Boot Camp; featurette: "Making Of A Platoon." May 25. SRP $26.99.

Shalako
Non-anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Slaughterhouse-Five
Anamorphic widescreen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

To Hell And Back
4:3 full screen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

Too Late The Hero
Anamorphic widescreen; trailers. May 25. Preorder now.

Torque
2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Extras TBA. May 25. SRP $27.95.

Wake Island
4:3 full screen. No extras. May 25. Preorder now.

The Godfather
Exactly the same as the first disc of the Trilogy box set (including Coppola commentary) with a cleaned-up transfer from Lowry Digital (they did the transfers for the Indiana Jones box set). New artwork. May, SRP $24.95.

JUNE

Cop Land: Collector's Edition
(expected to be similar to Region 2 release) Two discs; audio commentary; deleted scenes; interviews; featurettes; more. June 1, Price TBA.

Flirting With Disaster: Collector's Edition
(expected to be similar to Region 2 release) Two discs; audio commentary; deleted scenes; interviews; featurettes; more. June 1, Price TBA.

The Name On The Bullet
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

The Plainsman (1937)
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

The Spoilers
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

Trainspotting: Collector's Edition
(expected to be similar to Region 2 release) Two discs; audio commentary; deleted scenes; interviews; featurettes; more. June 1, Price TBA.

War Arrow
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

When The Daltons Rode
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

Whispering Smith
Original theatrical aspect ratio; trailers. June 1. Preorder now.

City Of God
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. June 8 (moved from February 17). Preorder now.

The Robocop Trilogy
All the goodies are on the first Robocop: anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound; audio commentary with director Paul Verhoeven, producer Jon Davidson and screenwriter Ed Neumeier; documentary: "The Making Of Robocop;" four deleted scenes; a film-to-storyboard comparison with optional Phil Tippett commentary; two vintage featurettes; a still gallery; trailers and a TV spot. The second and third films will be barebones with trailers only. Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 will also be available for sale individually, while Robocop will only be available in the box set, so either hold onto your Criterion Collection version or just wait for inevitable single disc release. I'd buy that for a dollar. June 8. SRP $29.95.

The Belly Of An Architect
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Candleshoe
June 15. Preorder now.

Déjà vu
Full screen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Dream Lover
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

A Far Off Place
June 15. Preorder now.

Flight Of The Navigator
June 15. Preorder now.

For Queen And Country
Non-anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Freaky Friday (1976)
June 15. Preorder now.

The Happiest Millionaire
June 15. Preorder now.

The Legend Of Johnny Lingo
4:3 full screen with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. No extras. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Masquerade
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Moulin Rouge (1952)
Full screen. June 15. Preorder now.

Perfect Strangers
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Prick Up Your Ears
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

The Raggedy Rawney
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Special Effects
Anamorphic widescreen. June 15. SRP $24.95.

The Wedding Banquet
Anamorphic widescreen; featurettes. June 15. SRP $24.95.

The Wild Party
Anamorphic widescreen; featurettes. June 15. SRP $24.95.

Bad Santa
1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; deleted scenes; a "behind the scenes" special; outtakes; a John Ritter Tribute; theatrical trailer. June 22. Preorder now.

AUGUST

The Three Musketeers
1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 AND DTS sound; audio commentary with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pegleg Pete (honestly!); two featurettes: "The Many Hats Of Mickey" and "The Making Of The Three Musketeers;" deleted scenes; a Disney song selection; a "Build Your Own Opera" interactive game. August 17. Preorder now.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride: Special Edition
2 discs; "One By One" short film from The Lion King creators; interactive games; music videos; a "real lions" featurette and more. August 31. Preorder now.

SEPTEMBER

Star Wars: Original Trilogy
The box set will include Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi and all will be the "special edition" theatrical releases from 1997. The set will be available in both anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions. Each of the film is expected to feature a new audio commentary with George Lucas and selected members of the original cast and crew. A fourth disc of extras containing making-of documentaries will also be included, as well as a two hour documentary which includes plenty of never-before-seen footage. The films themselves will be presented in THX certified widescreen along with Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio. The packaging will be similar to The Adventures Of Indiana Jones from last year. September 21. SRP $49.95.

OCTOBER

Aladdin: Special Platinum Collector's Edition
2 discs with anamorphic widescreen (on a new version of the film with added animation) with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound (an "enhanced Home Theater" mix); two audio commentaries with the filmmakers; Aladdin Trivia subtitle track; "A Diamond In The Rough: The Making Of Aladdin" documentary; multiple deleted sequences; a new musical number: "Proud Of You Boy;" still galleries; storyboards and pencil tests; music video: "A Whole New World;" Virtual Carpet Ride (interactive feature); a 3D tour of Genie's lamp; multiple Sing-Along songs; musical postcards; set-top games; theatrical trailers and DVD-Rom features. October 5. Preorder now.

There's also the Special Edition Collector's Gift Set, which, in addition to the 2-disc special edition of the film, will include five exclusive all-new sketches by the original animator, film frame from the movie, and a new "Aladdin" Special Edition book all enclosed in a slipsleeve case. Preorder now.


That should cover it. As I said, I'll probably make this a bi-weekly or monthly feature. Did I miss anything? Got a suggestion? If you've got a new title announcement, comment or question, e-mail me. Thanks for reading, and as always, your feedback is appreciated.


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