DVD Releases For August 25, 2008
It all begins in 1980s Britain, when young Will Proudfoot, raised in isolation among The Brethren, a group which strictly forbids music and TV, encounters something beyond his wildest fantasies: a pirated copy of RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD. His virgin viewing of the iconic thriller blows his mind -- and rapidly expanding imagination -- wide open. Now, Will sets out to join forces with the seemingly diabolical school bully, Lee Carter, to make their own action epic, devising wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, not to mention equally elaborate schemes for creating a movie of total commitment and non-stop thrills while hiding out from The Brethren. But when school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of, oui, the super-cool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to the breaking point.
Special Features Include:
--Commentary with Director Garth Jennings, Producer Nick Goldsmith, Bill Milner and Will Poulter
--Interviews with Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson), Bill Milner and Will Poulter
--Competition Winner Footage
--Garth's short film
--Boys Will be Boys: The Making of SON OF RAMBOW
CHICAGO 10 On DVD
From Brett Morgen, director of THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE, comes a highly-stylized and original documentary film from Paramount Home Ent., chronicling the real-life events surrounding the anti-war protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention held in Chicago and the charismatic protest organizers brought to trial by the city. Told through a visually-arresting animation style and a bold use of archival footage and music, CHICAGO 10 channels yesterday's voices for peace in a manner that speaks peace for today.
Morgen was in his mother's womb back then, and "she was apolitical," says the filmmaker. It was the similarities -- and differences -- between the Vietnam and Iraq conflicts that drove him to create CHICAGO 10, his mixed-media look back at the cultural collision that took place on that city's streets and in one of its courtrooms.
"We were about to invade Afghanistan and no one was taking to the streets," Morgen recalled. "I thought it was time to look back at the '60s and what it meant to take a stand against the government." Rather than splicing together news footage and interviews with the surviving participants, Morgen wanted to create a "you are there" experience for young audiences whose presidential memories begin with Ronald Reagan.
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF -- Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) On DVD
BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF is now available as an all-new Two-Disc Director's Cut from Universal Studios Home Ent; vfx by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
Now, experience more of the breathtaking action and incredible suspense in an extended version of the film featuring high-flying martial arts excitement. Loaded with four hours of bonus features including an in-depth documentary, deleted scenes and storyboards, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF Two-Disc Director's Cut" is a dangerous, thrilling mystery of chilling proportions.
When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. And now, their battle against dark, unspeakable terror is even more gripping with a daring extended version of the film that showcases more of the breathtaking martial arts action
Bonus Features Include:
--Deleted Scenes: Watch 40 minutes of additional footage from the film.
--Making Of BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF: The Guts Of The Beast: Explore the creation of the movie from its unlikely genesis to the fight scenes and digital effects.
--Documentary: Go on-location with the cast and crew as they deal with everything from fight choreography to costume decisions and weather challenges.
--The Legend: Uncover the chilling historical facts behind the legend of the vicious Gevaudan Beast.
--Storyboards: See extensive storyboard galleries from some of the film's most memorable scenes.
BOB THE BUILDER On Site: Houses & Playgrounds On DVD