Commando: Director's Cut – Press Release

Credit: Fox Home Entertainment

For immediate release:


Arnold’s Action Classic Packs Some Serious New Ammo
With Brand-New Footage Added Back Into The Film,
Plus Deleted Scenes, Two New Featurettes And More

Available on DVD September 18th From Fox Home Entertainment

CENTURY CITY, Calif. — The vintage Schwarzenegger film that helped to cement his world-renowned action hero status following the huge success of The Terminator, Commando was produced by mega action icon Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) and quickly became another “Arnold action classic” — and is now being re-released as a special Director’s Cut DVD on September 18th from Fox Home Entertainment. Schwarzenegger stars as a retired special operations soldier who engages in a vengeful rescue mission to save his kidnapped daughter from enemy hands. Recognized for its unapologetic non-stop explosive action, Commando gloriously infuses non-stop car chases, punch ups, gun fights and explosions with a unique blend of humor and quick one-liners that became Arnold’s signature style. The film also stars Alyssa Milano (“Charmed,” “Who’s The Boss”), Rae Dawn Chong (The Color Purple, Soul Man), Dan Heyada (Clueless), David Patrick Kelly (Flags Of Our Fathers) and Bill Duke (Predator).

The Commando Director’s Cut DVD features the original theatrical film plus an all-new unrated version as envisioned by director Mark L. Lester (Firestarter, Armed and Dangerous) featuring over five minutes of never-before-seen footage added back into the film; additional DVD special features include director audio commentary, deleted scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, photo galleries and more. The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S. / $25.98 Canada.


Former head of a special commando strike team, Colonel John Matrix (Schwarzenegger) is a soldier without peer. And because he’s lead so many special ops assignments, he’s been “retired” in order to protect him from retaliation. But now a vicious South American dictator that has a deadly grudge against Matrix has tracked him down and kidnapped his daughter Jenny (Milano). To get her back, Matrix is forced back into action and must return to South America for one last mission: kill President Velasquez — at any cost!

Special Features:

Commando Director’s Cut is presented in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround audio, Spanish Mono, French Stereo plus French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes:

  • Seamlessly branched Director’s Cut with never-before-seen footage
  • Audio commentary by director Mark Lester (on theatrical version only)
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Pure Action featurette
  • Let Off Some Steam featurette
  • Photo galleries with over 150 images
  • – Creating Commando
    – Domestic Bliss with John and Jenny
    – Kill Arnold, Kill!
    – Trashing the Galleria

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