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Fox/MGM Definitive Editions in March

Fox Home Entertainment have MGM Home Entertainment will launch their new “elite Definitive Editions” collection next year with a new uncut version of Fight Club and the director’s cut of Mr. and Mrs. Smith the highlights of the 22 titles arriving on 5th March 2007. Priced at £12.99 each these ultimate special editions are presented in individual, iconic packaging and apparently boast the “best-ever picture quality along with state-of-the-art audio, exploiting the entire range of DVD sound!”

The brand-new Fight Club Definitive Edition uncut version not only includes additional footage, but also some “new” special features which bring the UK release up to spec with the Region 1, including a featurette about the fight between Tyler Durden and Angel Face (originally cut by censors for being too violent!), an Easter Egg, and commentaries from writer Chuck Palahniuk, scriptwriter Jim Uhls and the crew.

Features include:

  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Audio commentary by David Fincher
  • Audio commentary by David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham-Carter
  • Audio commentary by Chuck Palahniuk and Jim Uhls
  • Audio commentary by Alex McDowell, Jeff Cronenweth, Michael Kaplan and Kevin Haug
  • Easter Egg – Merchandise
  • 6 ‘behind the scenes’ production featurettes
  • 9 ‘behind the scenes’ visual effects featurettes
  • Behind the scenes – on location
  • 7 deleted and alternate scenes
  • 3 trailers
  • 12 USA TV spots
  • 3 Spanish TV spots
  • 2 PSA’s
  • Music video
  • 5 internet spots
  • 3 promotional galleries
  • Stills gallery – Edward Norton interview
  • Art gallery – 6 galleries

The new director’s cut Definitive Edition of Mr. & Mrs. Smith features brand-new, never before seen additional footage. Extras include a director’s commentary, a ‘making of’ featurette, and Doug’s Film School.

Features include:
  • Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English HOH subtitles
  • Audio commentary by Doug Liman
  • 13 deleted scenes including alternate ending
  • Screenplay alternate ending
  • Easter Egg – deleted scenes
  • Domestic violence – shooting Mr. and Mrs. Smith
  • 3 galleries
  • Doug’s film school:
    • Framing device
    • Mother and father
    • Snowy ravine
    • Hood jump
    • Underground garage
    • Homemade
    • Pre-visualizations

The 20 other “Definitive Editions” are almost certainly just repackaged versions of the existing releases. They are:

  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Battle of Britain
  • Braveheart
  • Daredevil
  • I, Robot
  • Master and Commander
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Platoon
  • Predator
  • Raging Bull
  • Ronin
  • Speed
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • The Great Escape
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Terminator
  • Windtalkers
  • X-Men
  • X2

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