Sunday DVD Release News: Public Enemies, Funny People, District 9, and more
by Josh Clinton on October 18, 2009

Alright, folks. Be sure to check out the latest theatrical reviews: Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, Gerard Butler trying to be Law Abiding Citizen, and the blaxploitation parody, Black Dynamite.

And Inside Pulse Movies would like to thank all who entered the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs “Describe Your Favorite Dwarf” contest.

Getting to the latest DVD announcements, Universal has announced that Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock will be available to own on DVD and Blu-ray Disc beginning December 15. Extras for the DVD include audio commentary, deleted scenes and a featurette. The Blu-ray will include additional deleted scenes, a second featurette and more.

Universal has also announced Funny People will get three different releases (1-disc DVD, 2-disc DVD, and 2-disc Blu-ray). Each release will include theatrical and unrated cuts of the films, but the 2-disc releases will include deleted/extended scenes, an extended gag reel, actual home videos of Adam Sandler’s prank phone calls, a Line-O-Rama, and more. Special to the Blu-ray release is U-Control and BD-Live features. Funny People will be available to own on November 24.

Finally, you can own Michael Mann’s Public Enemies on December 8. Available as a single DVD, a 2-disc DVD and a 2-disc Blu-ray, all three versions will include a commentary with Director Michael Mann, and a featurette (“Larger Than Life: Adversaries”). The 2-disc standard and Blu-ray editions will also include 5 featurettes (“Michael Mann: Making Public Enemies”, “On Dilliger’s Trail: The Real Locations”, “Larger Than Life: Adversaries”, “Criminal Technology”, “Last of the Legendary Outlaws”), and a digital copy of the film. Artwork below:

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Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight’s (500) Days of Summer, which was a small, independent hit during a blockbuster-heavy summer, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray three days before Christmas, December 22. The only extras on the DVD release will be a commentary with Director Marc Webb, Writer Michael Weber, Co-Writer Scott Neustadter and Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Deleted and Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary. The Blu-ray will include all those features, along with a Making (500) Days of Summer featurette, 2 audition tapes for Geoffrey Arend and Matthew Gray Gubler with optional director commentary, storyboards, a “Sweet Disposition” music video by Temper Trap, 6 Conversations With Zooey and Joseph, Bank Dance music video (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel) Directed By Marc Webb, Filmmaking Specials, a digital copy of the film, and more.

The monstrously successful District 9 gets a post-Christmas DVD and Blu-ray bow from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on December 29. Extras on the 1-disc DVD will include a director’s commentary, a 3-part documentary (“The Alien Agenda: A Filmmaker’s Log”), and a Koobus Big Gun feature. The 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray releases will include all that, along with additional featurettes (“Metamorphosis: The Transformation of Wikus”, “Innovation: Acting and Improvisation”, “Conception and Design: Creating the World of District 9″, “Alien Generation: Visual Effects”).

And Warner Home Video has announcements regarding the TV show Dallas, the movie Shorts and the Peanuts gang. Dallas‘s twelfth season gets a DVD release of January 19. The 3-disc set will include all 26 episodes, each of which will be presented in full frame along with English Mono tracks.

Robert Rodriguez’s Shorts will be available to own on DVD on November 24. Extras will include a new Ten Minute Film School (“Short Shorts making of”), and a Ten Minute Cooking School (“Chocolate Chip Volcano Cookies”), the second of which has the Rodriquez family teaching kids how to bake cookies. The Blu-ray release will also include an additional digital copy of the film, and a copy of the standard definition DVD.

The next Peanuts title to be released by Warner will come on January 26 with the never before released on DVD musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Along with the 50-minute feature, the disc will also include an Animating A Charlie Brown Musical documentary that explores the twenty year journey of the 1967 Clark Gesner album that became a Broadway hit and finally an animated TV special.



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