Warner Home Video has just unveiled plans to release Oliver Stone’s latest film, the 1999 star studded pro football drama Any Given Sunday on DVD on September 1.
Four years ago, Tony D’Amato’s (Al Pacino) Miami Sharks had nailed two championships in a row. Now his team is struggling with three consecutive losses, sliding attendance, and aging heroes. Off the field, D’Amato has a failed marriage and estranged children, and he’s on a collision course with Christina Pagniacci (Cameron Diaz), the young president/co-owner of the Sharks. When a devastating hit knocks star veteran Cap Rooney and the second-string quarterback out of the game, the Sharks“ third-stringer, Willie Beamen (Jamie Foxx), is called out, and he stuns everyone with his performance. Soon, “Steamin” Beamen” is playing for all of the material perks that he can acquire during the short life span of a pro football player. With Beamen pushing from one side, and Christina Pagniacci pressuring from the other, Tony D’Amato sees the Sharks coming apart at the seams.
The DVD will feature a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer in a 2.35:1 aspect ratio with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio tracks in English and French. Although not exactly a special edition, the DVD will feature a Director’s Cut of the movie which incorporates 6 minutes of additional footage that had previously been deleted. The disc will also include a making-of featurette called “Full Contact” as well a LL Cool J’s music video “Shut ‘Em Up” and the movie’s trailer. It is rounded off by a movie review “Scoreboard” and cast and crew biographies. The DVD will carry a suggested retail price of $24.98.