Police Academy 20th Anniversary SE and Giftset announced

Further to our previous news piece we now have the official details direct from the press release for the new Region 1 DVD release of the Police Academy movies.

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Police Academy 20th Anniversary Special Edition for 13th April 2004 with a retail price of $19.97. Available for the first time in widescreen you will also find a range of new bonus material to accompany the film.

Released on the same day are all six sequels, each retailing at $14.97 or for the hardcore fans you can pick up a Police Academy Giftset featuring all 7 titles for the retail price of $59.92.

With the exception of Police Academy 4 and 5 (that will be presented in Full Screen) these movies will all be presented in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen (a "matted" widescreen to preserve the films original theatrical aspect ratio) with English and French Mono audio tracks and optional English, French and Spanish subtitles also present.

Details on the films and bonus features follow...

Police Academy 20th Anniversary Special Edition – Building on a nightsticks-and-slapstick tradition going back to the Keystone Cops, Police Academy follows a class of recruits as they bumble their way through training. Now the popular debut film calls for backup, adding 20th anniversary DVD extras. Stars Steve Guttenberg. Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow and George Gaynes are ready to uphold law and disorder and make the world a funnier place.

  • All-new digital transfer
  • Commentary by Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook, G.W. Bailey, director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Maslansky
  • Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed - all-new reunion documentary
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment – An anti-social mastermind and his leathered band of pranksters are on the prowl, spray-painting the town red and emptying the pockets of anyone sharing the sidewalk. The newly graduated Police Academy cadets tangle with these pinheaded punkers to save the day. The original cast returns to face Bobcat Goldthwait in the tailor-made role of the Ozzy Osbourne-like gang leader.
  • Accidental Heroes: The Best Of – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy 3: Back in Training – A budget crisis has decreed that only one of the state’s two cop schools can survive, so the race is on to see which academy can avoid the ax by turning out the superior force.
  • All Washed Up: Floating Memories – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol – The original cadets sign up for more misadventure as Cmdt. Lassard (George Gaynes) decides to toughen up neighborhood watch groups by training them to be Citizens on Patrol, or COPs. The film features rising stars Sharon Stone as a reporter who strikes sparks with Mahoney (Steve Guttenberg) and David Spade as a loopy skateboarder.
  • Remembering a Lofty Investigation – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach – The Police Academy team are in Miami for a convention honoring beloved Cmdt. Lassard. But they soon realize that crime doesn’t take a vacation, even if they do, as Lassard is kidnapped and the team must save him.
  • Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege – A crime spree called Operation Chaos is plaguing the city and the Police Academy alumni are called in to save the city, but Cmdt. Lassard is suspected when it becomes clear that a police department information leak is keeping the bad guys one step ahead.
  • Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow – The Police Academy squad goes global as they take on the Godfather of the Russian mob (Ron Perlman), whose computer program plays like a video game but can actually steal money and goods planet wide without a trace.
  • Underneath the Mission – all-new making-of featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
Below is the artwork for all 7 individual releases, we'll bring you the Giftset artwork just as soon as we have it...

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