How’s this for fast: Sony has announced/leaked/whichever news that they’ll be setting Milla Jovovich and Sienna Guillory’s second zombie killing outing Resident Evil: Apocalypse loose on the streets this December 28th in a double-disc edition that will reportedly include twenty deleted scenes, audio commentary from director Alexander Witt and producer Jeremy Bolt, a second commentary featuring cast members Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Oded Fehr, a third featuring writer Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt, a “Corporate Malfeasance” featurette dealing with the real world Umbrella Corporations, a Game Over: The Making Of "RE2" featurette, a Game Babes featurette on the emergence of female action stars on film, another featurette entitled Symphony Of Evil on the special effects in the film, cast outtakes, Mike Epps Bonus Outtakes and a poster gallery. The film will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1. This two-disc special edition will be retailing for somewhere around $28.99.
Next up we’ve got Fox Home Entertainment’s announcement that Tru Calling: Season One will hit the ground running this November 30th. Each episode of Eliza Dushku’s vampire-free series will be presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Surround Sound.
The Sets Extras Will Include:
• Commentaries on selected episodes by Creator/Executive Producer Jon Harmon Feldman, Executive Producer Dawn Parouse and Actors Eliza Dushku and Shawn Reaves.
• A Finding the Calling featurette.
• The Tru Path featurette.
• An Evil Comes Calling featurette.
• Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Creator/Executive Producer Jon Harmon Feldman.
• Audition tapes
• Somebody Help Me" music video by Full Blown Rose.
Rabid Eliza fans, like myself, will definitely be shelling out around $59.99 for this six-disc set.
Straying decidedly off topic (and frankly how dare they not provide me with a third tough girl offering to write about) Warner Brothers Home Video has announced that The West Wing: The Complete Third Season will be reporting for duty this November 2nd. (just in time for the election . . . that’s what I call marketing) This four-disc collector’s set, will of course feature all 22 episodes from the admittedly well done political drama’s third season—including the Aaron Sorkin-penned special episode commemorating September 11th.
The Sets Extras Will Include:
• Emmy-Award Winning Documentary Special, containing interviews of former Presidents including Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and members of their staff
• Deleted Scenes
• A Property Master’s Story Featurette
• The Chief of Stuff Featurette
• Commentaries on three episodes with Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, Allison Janney and others
The episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English Dolby Surround Sound and English, French and of course Spanish subtitles and will run non Bravo addicts something like $59.99.
And finally, Newmarket Home Entertainment has announced that Tom “The Punisher”Jane and Ashley “just Ashley” Taylor’s bio-pic Stander (the true story of André Stander, a notorious South African homicide/robbery police captain who became a legendary bank robbers in the country—to protest apartheid apparently) will break out this December 21st. This amazing rebel/revolutionary heist-pic will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1. Its extras will include a director’s audio commentary, deleted scenes and an Anatomy of a Scene featurette. The disc will retail for something like $24.99 unless you decide to follow in its heroes footsteps.