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BVHE Announcements - Frida, Gangs of New York and Shanghai Knights

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have revealed the details on three high profile Region 1 DVD releases coming your way this summer...

Frida arrives on June 10th with a retail price of $29.99. A winner of 2 Academy Awards (as the cover proudly boasts) the film has been given a wide selection of extra features across its two discs...

Disc One

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English & French DD5.1 Audio
  • Audio commentary by director Julie Taymor
  • Conversation with star Salma Hayek
  • Selected scene commentary by composer Elliot Goldenthal
Disc Two
  • AFI Q&A with director Julie Taymor
  • Chavela Vargas interview
  • Featurettes:
    • "The Voice Of Lila Downs"
    • "The Vision Of Frida: With Rodrigo Prieto and Julie Taymor"
    • "The Design Of Frida: With Felipe Fernandez"
    • "The Music Of Frida: With Elliot Goldenthal and Salma Hayek"
    • Salman's recording session
    • "Bringing Frida Kahlo's Life And Art To Film: A Walk Through Real Locations"
    • Portrait of an artist
    • "Amoeba Proteus" visual FX featurette
    • "The Brothers Quay" visual FX featurette
  • Frida Kahlo facts
Gangs of New York from director Martin Scorsese will arrive on July 1st with a retail price of $29.99. It would appear the decision has been made to split this 168-minute film across two discs so as to incorporate a DTS audio track and bonus materials without any adverse affects on the transfer quality...

Technical Specs

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer

  • DD5.1 and DTS audio

  • English and French soundtracks
Disc One Bonus Features

  • Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese

  • Featurettes:
    • Exploring The Sets
    • Set Design
    • Costume Design
    • History Of The Five Points
    • Five Points Study Guide
Disc Two Bonus Features
  • Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese (continued)
  • "Uncovering The Real Gangs Of New York" Discover Channel special
  • "The Hands That Built America" music video by U2
Shanghai Knights will debut on July 22nd with a retail price of $29.99. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson return for the sequel to Jackie's best US effort so far and are joined by martial arts legend Donnie Yen who faces Jackie Chan on screen for the first time in their lengthy careers.

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Audio
  • Audio commentary by director David Dobkin
  • Audio commentary by writer
  • Deleted scenes
  • "Fight Manual" and "Action Overload" featurettes
Here is a hi-res look at the artwork for Frida and Shanghai Knights...

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