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The Jack Ryan DVD Box Set from Paramount

Paramount have announced The Jack Ryan Special Edition DVD Collection for release on May 6th both individually and as a box set. Featured are brand new Special Collector's Edition DVDs of The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger, while the currently available Special Edition of The Sum of All Fears will also be featured in the box set release. Individual specs on the titles are as follows...

The Hunt For Red October: Special Collector's Edition contains:

  • Commentary by director John McTiernan
  • Featurette "Beneath the Surface" - new cast and crew interviews (with Alec Baldwin, James Earl Jones, screenwriter Larry Ferguson and producer Mace Neufeld)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital English 5.1, DTS Surround, French Stereo, English and Spanish sub-titles
Patriot Games: Special Collector's Edition contains:
  • Featurette "Patriot Games Up Close" - new cast and crew interviews (interviews with Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones, producer Mace Neufeld, director Phillip Noyce, associate producer Lis Kern and screenplay writer W. Peter Iliff)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital English 5.1, DTS Surround, French Stereo, English and Spanish sub-titles
Clear And Present Danger: Special Collector's Edition contains:
  • Featurette "Behind the Danger" - new cast and crew interviews (interviews with Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones, Henry Czerny, Miguel Sandoval, Joaquim de Almeida, Donald Moffatt, producer Mace Neufeld and director Phillip Noyce).
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
  • Dolby Digital English 5.1, DTS Surround, French Stereo, English and Spanish sub-titles
Sum of All Fears remains unchanged, but here are the specs for those interested...
  • Two commentaries by director Phil Alden Robinson, one with novelist Tom Clancy and one with cinematographer John Lindley
  • Two featurettes -- on "The Making of" the film and on the visual effects
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
  • English DD5.1 Audio
The DTS fans amongst you may notice that the new Special Editions also mark the first time Paramount have included the audio format on their discs so hopefully there is plenty more to come.

Suggested Retail Price on the new individual releases is $19.99, while the box has no SRP but is expected to be set at around $70-$80 by retailers.


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