Good news about THE IRON GIANT DVD!

Previously, we reported that Warner Bros. Home Video had announced that THEIRON GIANT DVD would be letterboxed at 1.85:1, which would have beenunfortunate because the film has a 2.35:1 aspect ratio and Brad Birddesigned THE IRON GIANT partly in homage to the very wide CinemaScope filmsof the 1950s. But Warners has changed their mind and the DVD will beletterboxed at 2.35:1. THE IRON GIANT DVD will include letterboxed (2.35:1)and pan & scan versions of the movie, be 16X9, have AC3 and 5.1 surroundsound, and be region 1 (North America) encoded. It will also include thefollowing extras: THE MAKING OF THE IRON GIANT, the 22-minute documentarythat was shown on television the week before the film was released; a "ChaHua Hua" music video; a theatrical trailer; and for DVD-ROM players: screensavers, posters and games. Also, we are now being told that the DVD will"possibly" include an audio commentary, deleted scenes and gags. THE IRONGIANT DVD will be released on November 23, 1999 and will retail forUS$24.99. For definitions of DVD technical terms such as "16X9" and "aspectratio," visit the DVD Lexicon at www.dvdjournal.com.

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