The Big Bounce, Undefeated and The Hitchhiker

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of the original 1969 version of The Big Bounce for 2nd March 2004 with a retail price of $19.98. Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and brought to the screen again in 2003 with Owen Wilson, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman, this original 1969 incarnation stars Ryan O’Neal as Jack, a hard-luck GI smitten with Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young) and never stopping to think where her seductive spree of petty-crime kicks might end.

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Arriving one week later though HBO on 9th March 2004 is John Leguizamo’s directorial debut, the made for TV Undefeated. This story of a young, lightning fast Latino boxer who must navigate the path between his newfound fame and his humble yet proud roots growing up on mean streets of Queens will retail for $26.98 and come with the following features:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary with director/star John Leguizamo
  • Behind the Scenes featurette
  • HBO Latino Piece: Charlando Con-John Leguizamo
  • HBO Films Spot
On 16th March 2004 HBO will release The Hitchhiker, a series of stories linked only by a hitchhiker, walking a lonely road where terror awaits around every curve. This two-disc set will retail at $34.98 and contains a selection of episodes from the long-running American TV series that featured the likes of Willem Dafoe, Helen Hunt and Tom Skerritt.
  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • 5 Audio Commentaries (with Directors)
  • Additional Scenes:
    • Paul Verhoeven "Last Scene"
    • Phillip Noyce "Nightshift", "Man's Best Friend"
    • Carl Schenkel "Ghostwriter", "Homebodies"

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