Monday, February 14, 2005

DVDs R Us

EDITOR'S NOTE: A COUPLE NEW DVDs ON THE WAY.....

ANGEL: SEASON 5 On the Way
In this must-see final season, Angel - cursed with a conscience and a soul - continues his quest to redeem himself and the rest of the world when the fifth season of “Angel” is reborn on DVD February 15, 2004 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Familiar faces, including Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Willow (Allyson Hannigan) and Harmony (Mercedes McNab), make their return in the climatic last season of this sexy, sci-fi action-thriller series that has left an indelible mark on the pop-culture landscape.

Nominated for six Saturn® Awards in 2004, “Angel” won for Best Network Television Series, as well as earning David Boreanaz the Best Actor in a Television Series award. The stellar supporting cast was also recognized at the 2004 Saturn awards when James Marsters (Spike) won for Best Supporting Actor and Amy Acker (Winifred Burkle/Illyria) for Best Supporting Actress.

The “Angel” Season Five DVD Collection is loaded with extras that will whet any Angel fan’s appetite including commentary by Joss Whedon, writer/director commentary for “Choreography of a Stunt” and seven jam-packed featurettes including “Angel: The Final Season,” “To Live & Die in LA: The Best of Angel,” “Angel Unbound: The Gag Reels” and much more for the suggested retail price of $59.98 US/$89.98 Canada.

Own the final season “Angel” Season Five DVD Collection before it slips away.

“Angel” Season Five Synopsis:
The City of Angels has proved to be the ideal address for a fallen vampire looking to save a few lost souls and, in turn, redeem his own. Now, in his new position at the head of Wolfram and Hart, Angel makes use of the firm’s state-of-the-art technology and the darkly tinted windows in his luxurious new office, stunning penthouse apartment and fleet of limousines. After more than 200 years spent hiding from the light, he will at last be able to move about during the day.
With Wolfram and Hart under new management, Angel and the gang will take on one supernatural cause after another. Their client list will be a mix of good and evil characters, including a werewolf, a necromancer who uses human bodies as vessels for demon spirits and a terrorist who threatens Los Angeles with a deadly virus.

“Angel” Season Five DVD Special Features:
All episodes of “Angel” are compiled on six discs (letter box: aspect ratio 1.78:1). The following is the breakdown for each disc:
Disc One: Episodes:
Conviction (10/01/03)
Just Rewards (10/08/03)
Unleashed (10/15/03)
Hell Bound (10/22/03)

Additional Bonus Feature:
Commentary for “Conviction” by writer/director Joss Whedon
“Hey Kids! It’s Smile Time” featurette

Disc Two: Episodes:
Life of the Party (10/29/03)
The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco (11/05/03)
Lineage (11/12/03)
Destiny (11/19/03)

Additional Bonus Feature:
Commentary for “Destiny” by director Skip Schoolnik and writers David Fury, Juliet Landau and Steven S. Deknight.

Disc Three: Episodes:
Harm’s Way (1/14/04)
Soul Purpose (1/21/04)
Damage (1/28/04)

Additional Bonus Feature:
Commentary for “Soul Purpose” by director/actor David Boreanaz and writers Brent Fletcher, and Christian Kane

Disc Four: Episodes:
You’re Welcome (2/04/04)
Why We Fight (4/11/04)
Smile Time (4/18/04)
A Hole in the World (4/25/04)

Additional Bonus Features:
Commentary for “You’re Welcome” by writer/director David Fury, Christian Kane and Sarah Thompson
Commentary for “A Hole in the World” by writer/director Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof
“Angel 100” featurette

Disc Five: Episodes:
Shells (3/03/04)
Underneath (4/14/04)
Origin (4/21/04)
Time Bomb (4/28/04)

Additional Bonus Features:
Commentary for “Underneath” by director Skip Schoolnik and writers Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain and Adam Baldwin
“Angel: Cheography of a Stunt” featured

Disc Six: Episodes:
The Girl in Question (5/05/04)
Power Play (5/12/04)
Not Fade Away (5/19/04)

Additional Bonus Features:
Commentary for “Not Fade Away” by co-writer/director Jeffrey Bell
Featurettes: “Angel: The Final Season,” “To Live & Die in LA: The Beset of Angel,” “Halos and Horns: Recurring Villainy” and “Angel Unbound: The Gag Reels.”

“ANGEL” SEASON FIVE DVD
Price: $59.98 U.S./$89.98 Canada
Street Date: February 15, 2005
Total Running Time: 990 minutes
U.S. Rating NR
Canadian Rating: NR
Closed Captioned: Yes

DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR'S CUT Sneak Peek
Richard Kelly’s director's cut of DONNIE DARKO, which hits the stands on Tuesday.

Here is the scoop directly from Fox.

Fox Home Entertainment invites you to go down the rabbit hole to re-discover writer/director Richard Kelly’s sensational and disturbing cult masterpiece when DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR’S CUT arrives on DVD February 15, 2005.

Defying genre boundaries and simple explanations, the mind-bending film captures the darkness and angst of a disturbed teenager in a unique and dreamlike story. Boasting powerful performances by an all-star cast including Jake Gyllenhaal (The Day After Tomorrow), Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels), Jena Malone (Saved!), Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) and Noah Wyle (“ER”), DONNIE DARKO has been hailed as “an engaging, time-tripping Holden Caufield” by the New York Post.

DONNIE DARKO: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT includes never-before-seen footage, audio commentary with writer/director Richard Kelly and Kevin Smith, a Donnie Darko Production Diary with optional commentary by director of photography Steven Poster, “They Made Me Do It Too — The Cult Of Donnie Darko,” a storyboard to screen featurette, “#1 Fan: A Darkomentary” and the director’s cut theatrical trailer. The 2-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S./$41.98 Canada.

DVD Special Features
Presented with English Dolby Surround 2.0 and English Dolby Digital 5.1 in widescreen (aspect ratio 2.35:1), the DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR’S CUT DVD includes a wealth of bonus features including audio commentary with writer/director Richard Kelly and Kevin Smith, a Donnie Darko Production Diary with optional commentary by director of photography Steven Poster, “They Made Me Do It Too—The Cult Of Donnie Darko,” a storyboard to screen featurette, “#1 Fan: A Darkomentary” and the director’s cut theatrical trailer.

DONNIE DARKO Synopsis
During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night, and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. As he tries to figure out why he survived and tries to deal with people in his town, like the school bully, his conservative health teacher, and a self-help guru, Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse. In the tradition of Urban Legends and Final Destination, DONNIE DARKO is an edgy, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. Gyllenhaal leads a star-filled cast as a delusional high-school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past – and deadly predictions for the future. A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS and DVD as well as video acquisitions and original productions for the U.S. and Canada. Each year the Company introduces hundreds of new and newly repackaged products, which it services to more than 70,000 retail outlets – from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce – throughout North America. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Group company.

DONNIE DARKO: DIRECTOR’S CUT
Street Date: February 15, 2005
Suggested Retail Price: $26.98 U.S./$41.98 Canada
Running Time: 133 minutes
U.S. Rating: R
Canadian Rating: 14A
Closed Caption: Yes

1 Comments:

Anonymous Chewyandy said...

Okay. I was the biggest Buffy fan in the world, and I followed Angel for a while. But then, I just stopped watching. They kept talking about apocalypse happening and all kinds of bad hudu, but I never felt like Angel was moving towards an ultimate redemption. Is the series over? How did it end and what happened to Angel in the finale? I don't even remember them talking about an Angel finale.

Help please.

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