Aug 11, 2006

DVD releases for Aug 15th.

Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier $19.99 Extras: Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola, Watch Apocalypse Now with Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando's complete reading of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men", Lost "Monkey Sampan" Scene, Additional Scenes: Saigon Streetlife, Military Intelligence Escorts, Intelligence Briefing (two extensions), Willard Meets the PBR Crew, Letter From Mrs. Kurtz, Booby Trap, Do-Lung Bridge “…That Road Is Open”, The Photojournalist, Colby, The Tiger Cages, “Special Forces Knife” , The A/V Club, The Post Production of Apocalypse Now: A Million Feet of Film: The Editing of Apocalypse Now, The Music of Apocalypse Now, The Sound of Apocalypse Now, The final Mix, A/V Club: The Birth of 5.1 Sound, Ghost Helicopter Flyover, “The Synthesizer Soundtrack” by Bob Moog, Technical FAQ, "PBR Streetgang" Cast Members' Reunion, "Apocalypse Then and Now" Retrospective, The Added Scenes and Expanded Scenes of Apocalypse Now Redux, The Color Pallet of Apocalypse Now (Paramount)
Everything you could ever want to know about Apocalypse Now, and then some. I think if you watch all of the extras, you will be half way through film school. AN- the complete Dossier provides some serious bang for your buck. I would add that much of this is strictly for major fans of the film and of film-making in general.

Remington Steele: Seasons Four and Five Five-disc set with 27 episodes, $49.98. Extras: Commentary on select episodes, featurettes. (Fox).
For five years, Pierce Brosnan was Remington Steele. This package provides the last two seasons of the show. Not as good as the early stuff, but still very entertaining.

Surface: The Complete Series all 15 episodes, $37.98. Extras: Deleted scenes, special effects featurette (Universal)
The short-lived NBC sci-fi drama about aliens rising up from the oceans. Reviews were mixed, but it has the lovely Lake Bell, so can it be all bad?

Next week will bring us CBS's sci-fi drama Threshold which, while garnering better reviews, faired about as well as Surface. Also next week is Poseidon and season two of Veronica Mars.

Jeremy Lynch

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