Basic, Read My Lips and Spun from Columbia this July

Columbia Tristar

have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Basic for 8th July 2003 with a retail price of $27.94. This thriller stars John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson and is only just arriving in UK cinemas, but will be available to buy on R1 DVD in a few weeks time. The specs for the disc are...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and French DD5.1 Audio
  • English and French subtitles
  • Director’s Commentary
  • “BASIC Ingredients: A Writer’s Perspective” featurette
  • “BASIC: A Director’s Design” featurette
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Here is a look at the DVD artwork and the discs main menu...

On 22nd July 2003 Columbia Tristar will debut the Region 1 DVD release of Read My Lips. This clever French thriller (reviews here and here) comes from director Jacques Audiard and stars Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos. Sadly the R1 DVD will be completely lacking in bonus features but does manage to present the film in Anamorphic Widescreen with French DD5.1 audio and English subtitles. Retail is $29.95.

On the same day Columbia Tristar will release both Rated and Unrated editions of Spun, a film from director Jonas Åkerlund that sees an out-of-control speed freak (Jason Schwartzman) introduced to his drug of choice's creator (Mickey Rourke) by his dealer (John Leguizamo). A massive three-day adventure ensues (with acting talent Patrick Fugit, Brittany Murphy, and Mena Suvari in tow). The Uncensored Director's edition is of course the version any self-respecting movie fan will go for and on that disc you will find the following features...

  • Widescreen presentation
  • English DD5.1 and DD2.0 Surround Audio
  • French DD5.1 Audio
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Director and Writer's Commentary
  • Producer and Writer's Commentary
  • Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer TV Spot & SPUN Cook Trailer

The 'Rated' version misses out on the Audio Commentaries found on the 'Unrated' release, and is obviously a different cut of the film. Retail is $24.95 each.

Here is a look at the artwork for Read My Lips and Spun (Unrated)...

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