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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Commando Final Specs

We'll be reviewing the disc in the next week or so and we will let everyone know whether the rumor "handslap" scene has been restored (if it was actually filmed). Still here is the final specs and press release for Commando. We plan to have additional art and clips in the near future. I can say based on my experiences with Fox SE's for Predator 1 and Predator 2 we can expect some great discs. Thanks to Crystal at M-80.


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 (True Lies, Total Recall) 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 (Swimfan, 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 Commando Director’s Cut 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 and Dolby 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
o Creating Commando
o Domestic Bliss with John and Jenny
o Kill Arnold, Kill!
o Trashing the Galleria

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on VHS, DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.
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Street Date: September 18, 2007
Price: $19.98 U.S. / $25.98 Canada
U.S. Rating: R
Theatrical Run Time: 90 minutes
Director’s Cut Run Time: 95 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

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