Red Dragon artwork and Empire details

We now have the artwork for both editions of Red Dragon (release details here) along with a few snippets from the Press Release that detail the extra features for you.

Details on the extra features from the Press Release...

Red Dragon is the first terrifying chapter in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, and introduces the chilling character prior to the events depicted in The Silence of the Lambs. For the first time ever, the Red Dragon DVD explores the life and criminal mind of serial killer Hannibal Lecter. The DVD features an FBI file based on his case history and an interview with famed FBI profiler John Douglas, who founded the profiling system that has become the standard for crime-solving investigations. Douglas has also interviewed such real life serial killer as Charles Manson, Richard Speck and Ted Bundy, among others.

Other highlights include: The Making of Red Dragon, a behind-the-scenes look with director Brett Ratner throughout the production of the film that contains interviews with producer Dino De Laurentiis and actors Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson among others; Feature Commentary with Brett Ratner; a segment on Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, and deleted scenes and alternate versions.

Also worthy of note is how the Audio options are currently listed as 'To Be Determined', so DTS is still a possibility.

Universal have also released details on their March 18th Region 1 DVD release of Empire, a film that has won actor John Leguizamo much applause. The DVD release will retail at $26.98 and contains the following features...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
  • English and Spanish Audio
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette entitled “The Making-of Empire”
  • Audio commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Footage from the film’s Los Angeles premiere
The Press release also explains how the Spanish DVD version of Empire includes Spanish packaging, a Spanish language track, and exciting DVD bonus features created exclusively for the Spanish language DVD.

Here is the films synopsis from the Press Release...

EMPIRE tells the story of two worlds colliding when the gritty streets of the South Bronx meet the white-collar world of Wall Street. Victor (Leguizamo) is determined to escape his criminal past and make a new, legitimate life for himself and his girlfriend (Delilah Cotto). He thinks he may have found a way out of the trappings of easy money and the violent streets of the South Bronx when he meets a Wall Street investment banker (Peter Sarsgaard of Boys Don’t Cry and K-19: The Widowmaker), who promises Victor a new lifestyle. Victor soon discovers, however, that the price he must pay for his new lifestyle is more than he bargained for in a shocking climax that leads to the destruction of an EMPIRE.

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