Just in from New Line Home Entertainment is a June 3rd release date for About Schmidt, featuring Best Actor and Best Supporting actor hopefuls Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates. This one comes with an anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital and DTS 5,1 surround tracks, deleted scenes, an alternate opening sequence featuring the "Woodmen Tower," the "Perceptions of the Film from the Editorial Staff" featurette, and the trailer. Retail will set you back $27.95.
After over a year-long wait, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has finally announced a June 3rd arrival for a new three-disc special edition of Ridley Scott's acclaimed war epic Black Hawk Down. This one comes fully loaded with a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks (no DTS option is provided), plus tons of extras. Disc one sports three audio Mark Bowden and screenwriter Ken Nolan, and a third track with various U.S. Special Forces veterans. Disc two includes the documentary "The Essence of Combat: Making Black Hawk Down in six parts ("Getting It Right," "Crash Course," "Battlefield: Morocco," "Hymn to the Fallen," "Digital Warriors" and "After Action Report"), 8 Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional commentary, a production design archive, storyboards with commentary, "Ridleygrams" also with commentary, an Opening Title exploration, more still galleries, and Bruckheimer’s own Black Hawk Down Photo Album. Disc three throws in even more: "The History Channel Presents: The True Story of Black Hawk Down" and "PBS Presents: Frontline: Ambush in Mogadishu" TV specials, an Interactive Mission Map/Timeline, "Target Building Insertion" multi-angle sequence with optional commentary, BAFTA Q&A sessions with Scott, Bruckheimer and actors Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaac, Mark Bowden and Tom Matthews, a Editor's Guild tribute to Pietro Scalia, an American Cinematheque Q&A with Bruckheimer and Scott, the “Gortoz A Ran - J’Attends” music video, a theatrical poster gallery, and theatrical trailers. Yikes! Retail for this puppy retails for $39.95.