Big Slate Of November Animation And Special Effects DVD And Video Releases
Based on Eidos Interactives top selling video game, wealthy and sophisticated Lara Croft is in constant search of rare artifacts and lost crypts and indulges her desire for adventure by packing some large guns and wearing some short shorts. Lara finds an ancient object with the power to control time and takes on a dangerous secret society to make sure the powerful artifact doesnt fall into the wrong hands. Bonus features include commentary by director Simon West, the visual effects of TOMB RAIDER: eight shot-by-shot featurettes, including cast and crew interviews, an overview of the TOMB RAIDER game phenomenon, including the background of Lara, the evolution of the game (using footage from each game to date) and interviews with the creators of the game and the film's cast and crew. DVD-ROM features include access to a special TOMB RAIDER Website. Suggested retail price: Widescreen DVD $29.99.
THE MATRIX REVISITED
This companion to THE MATRIX, has new behind-the-scenes footage from the original film and an exclusive look into the sequels, background on the origins of THE MATRIX, how Academy Award-winning special effects were developed and a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes footage from THE MATRIX's upcoming sequels and a preview of THE MATRIX anime project including a first look at sketches, storyboards, interviews and footage with the animators. Suggested retail price: DVD $19.98; VHS $14.95. Also available will be a 2-pack containing THE MATRIX REVISITED and THE MATRIX. Suggested retail price DVD $39.98; VHS $29.97.
PLANET OF THE APES Special Edition DVD
Mark Wahlberg monkeys around on a planet dominated by intelligent apes. Features include an enhanced viewing mode that enables the viewer to choose when to go behind the scenes, search cast and crew biographies or view the special effects, an audio track by composer Danny Elfman, DVD-ROM with screenplay/script/storyboard comparison, NUON-enhanced features such as Viddies and Cool Zooms, animated menus, a gallery of multi-angle features that lets the viewer climb into the director's chair for several key scenes, a concept art and design gallery and more. Suggested retail price: Anamorphic widescreen DVD (2-disc set) $29.98.
DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
All the Whos down in Whoville couldnt wait for last years live-action Christmas hit to be available on video and DVD. Collector's Edition DVD features include a featurette on the making of the film with cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes and featurettes on Whoville, Grinch make-up application and special effects. Suggested retail price: DVD $26.98; VHS $24.98.