There’ll be more than enough laughs, to make me happy, available on DVD this January 4th—because New Line Home Entertainment will be releasing not one but two (Rated and Unrated) editions of John Cho and Kal Penn’s surprisingly hilarious summer outing Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. Both releases will feature 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers and English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Their extras will reportedly include two audio commentaries—one with director Danny Leiner and his actors, and a second with writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, deleted scenes, "Back Seat" Interviews, an "Art of the Fart" sound documentary, Cast & Crew: Drive-Thru Bites, a "Me and Weedy" photo activity, "A Trip to the Land of Burgers" featurette, a script to screen feature complete with storyboards and the theatrical trailer. The unrated edition will also include a bonus “Extreme” commentary track featuring Danny Bouchard, some 'extreme' outtakes and a music video of some sort. (what no trip map or stuffed cheetah—there oughtta be a law) Both versions will apparently be retailing for something around $27.99.
For reasons that couldn’t possibly have included keeping that previous announcement related smile on my face—MGM Home Entertainment has officially announced that Josh Hartnett, Rose Byrne, and Diane Kruger’s (yep— that Diane Kruger’s) would-be seductive thriller Wicker Park will hit the shelves December 28th. The film will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1 and the discs extras will apparently include audio commentary from Star Josh Hartnett and Director Paul McGuigan, a Gag Reel, deleted scenes, an Against All Odds music video, soundtrack spot, the theatrical trailer and a photo gallery. All that aforementioned late-twenty-something-horror will retail for $26.99.
Meanwhile, Buena Vista Home Entertainment has gotten itself off my freakin’ [email protected]#&! list by announcing a December 7th release date for Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s fantastically cool and soon to be remade cop thriller Infernal Affairs with the following features attached:
• Original Cantonese language track with optional English and Spanish subtitles
• Optional English language audio track
• The Making of Infernal Affairs
• Confidential File - behind-the-scenes featurette
• Alternate Ending
• Original International and Chinese Theatrical Trailers
The film will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 and retail for around $29.99.
We also get to look anxiously forward to the December 7th release of Kîchi Nakai, Xueqi Wang, Vicki Zhao and Ping He’s epic martial arts extravaganza Warriors of Heaven and Earth. The film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen with a Mandarin soundtrack and the disc will include a twenty-five minute making of featurette and a Warriors of Peace music video by Jolin Tsai. The wise will be shelling out around $29.95 for the privilege.
And lastly, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s latest outing (?)Wake of Death will hit your street and mind on December 28th . The disc will feature a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and an English Dolby Digital 5.1 sound track. It’s extra’s will reportedly include both a making of featurette and a photo gallery. I don’t exactly know why but it will retail for around $24.99.