Lions Gate Signature Series

After acquiring several titles back from Universal earlier this year Lions Gate have announced the first re-releases in their new Signature Series. These new releases will feature autograph-branded packaging and a range of previously available and all-new bonus features, and in some cases even extended versions of the film.

The first titles will be available from February 18th 2003 and are as follows...

Monster's Ball - $24.99 RRP

  • Longer Unrated Directors Cut
  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD5.1 Audio
  • New production commentary by director Marc Foster and Writers Milo Addica and Will Rokos
  • Cast & crew interviews
  • Sundance Channel presentation of Anatomy Of A Scene
  • Trailers
Eve's Bayou - $19.99 RRP

  • Longer Unrated Directors Cut
  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD5.1 Audio
  • A new cast commentary featuring Samuel L. Jackson
  • A production commentary with the filmmakers (writer, director, producer, director Of photography and editor)
  • Kasi Lemmons' "Dr. Hugo"-the short film-an illumination of "Eve's Bayou" with new commentary
  • Trailers
O - $19.99 RRP

  • Audio commentary with director Tim Blake Nelson
  • Cast and crew interviews
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Analysis of the basketball scene with Nelson and director of photography Russell Lee Fine
  • Trailers
Amores Perros - $19.99 RRP

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • DD5.1 Audio
  • Production commentary track
  • Deleted scenes
  • Two featurettes
  • Three music videos
  • Stills
  • Storyboards
  • Trailers

Then on April 15th a further two titles will be added to the Signature Series collection...

Cube - $19.99 RRP

  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD2.0 Surround Audio
  • New audio commentary by director Vincenzo Natali
  • An interview with Nicole deBoer
  • Two featurettes on the set design and special effects
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboards
  • Trailers
Lolita (1997) - $14.99 RRP

  • Audio commentary by director Adrian Lyne
  • "On The Set" featurette
  • Casting session with stars Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Trailers
The latter is looking to be a straight re-issue of the previously released DVD which would explain the low retail price.

Not part of their Signature Series but released to coincide with the reissue of Cube is Cube 2: Hypercube available from April 15th. Features include...

  • Anamorphic widescreen transfer
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Audio commentary by producer Ernie Barbaresh and editor Mark Sanders
  • Interview with director Andrzej Sekula
  • Making-of featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Storyboard presentation
  • Still gallery
  • Trailer
Retail is $24.95.

Sources: DVDFile and DavisDVD

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