New Blu-ray Boasts Fringe, Creepshow, Catwoman –Plus, Bedknobs on DVD
* Crank'd Out Commentary -- available in both a "Traditional" and "High Voltage" mode -- is a picture-in-picture feature that sees Neveldine/Taylor and several other participants discussing the film in both a serious and playful tone.
* Making Crank 2 -- is an extensive piece that looks at the process of bringing this sequel to life, starting with the studio's desire to produce a sequel; Neveldine/Taylor's involvement in writing/directing the picture.
* Crank 2: Take 2 -- is a brief extension piece that looks at the guerilla-style shooting method that captured the action in CRANK 2 and showcases some of the accidents that are often captured on-camera.
* Wrap Party Gag Reel -- look at some of the lighter moments from the set. This disc also features "LG Live" which offers "LG Gadgets" that place news, local weather and a clock on the menu screen; Twitter/Facebook Integration; Ringtones; and Wallpapers.
* CRANK 2: High Voltage trailer – and HiDef previews for MORE THAN A GAME, TRANSPORTER 3, CRANK, PUNISHER: War Zone, and RAMBO.
* Disc two of this set contains a digital copy of CRANK 2: High Voltage.
FRINGE: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
Warner Bros./2008-09/1028min/Unrated/SRP $79.98
Cast: Josh Jackson, John Noble, Anna Torv
Creator: J.J. Abrams
Vfx: Rocket Science VFX
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH
Discs: 5/50GB Blu-ray Disc
Fringe revolves around three unlikely colleagues – a beautiful/determined FBI agent (Anna Torv), a brilliant/eccentric scientist (John Noble), and his mysterious son (Joshua Jackson) – who team to investigate a series of peculiar deaths and disasters (The Pattern).
* Audio Commentaries: includes a trio of fast and funny commentaries. Series creators Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci, and J.J. Abrams discuss the "Pilot," delving into the series inspirations, its debt to director David Cronenberg's cinematic canon, the techniques used to draw in an audience, special effects, the title sequence and score, casting, and more.
* Deciphering the Scene (SD, 34min total): Each episode features a brief piece that provides an overview of the makeup applications, creatures, death scenes, computer vfx, chase sequences, transformations and weapons unique to that episode.
* Dissected Files (SD, 10min): A collection of deleted and extended scenes, FRINGE’s "Dissected Files" offer an interesting mix of revealing character interactions, additional lab sequences, and other cuts.
* The Massive Undertaking (SD, 21 min): These streamlined EPKs dig into the visual effects, set construction, production work, and challenges presented by the series' pilot episode, "The Ghost Network," "The Transformation," and "There's More Than One of Everything."
* Spoilerific Production Featurettes (SD, Discs 4 & 5, 44 min): These three mini-docs are packed to the brim with series spoilers, so much so that a warning has been added to each one to ward off viewers who haven't finished the season. "Evolution: The Genesis of Fringe" give the creators another opportunity to describe the attributes that make the show so unique, "Behind the Real Science" looks at the blurred lines between science fiction and science fact in FRINGE, "Visual Effects" unravels the series' more complicated VFX, and "The Casting of Fringe" provides an overview of the casting process.
* Robert Orci's Production Diary (SD, 13min): Series co-creator Robert Orci takes viewers on a tour of Season one locales.
* Unusual Side Effects (SD, 5min): Torv, Jackson, and Noble break scene for this gag reel.
* Gene the Cow (SD, 3min): A cow is one of FRINGE’s secret weapons. Actually three different bovines, this cute featurette looks at the Harvard lab's resident mascot.
* FRINGE Pattern Analysis (HD, Disc 5, 25 minutes): A bevy of field experts and scientists weigh-in on six scenes and concepts from the series.
* BD-Live Functionality: Trailers plus FRINGE’s online suite includes a bonus audio commentary for the season finale with writers Jeff Pinker, J.H. Wyman, Akiva Goldsman and Bryan Burk.
Warner/2004/104min/Rated PG-13/SRP $28.99
Cast: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt