“It’s a Wonderful Life” gets turned upside-down in the Universal comedy The Family Man. The romantic comedy from last Christmas will come to video later this summer.
Thirteen years ago, Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) left for London to pursue a prestigious internship, promising his girlfriend Kate (Téa Leoni) that they’d only be apart for a year. Now Jack is a high-powered Wall Street bachelor, while Kate’s a distant memory. That is until Jack wakes up one day in a suburban New Jersey bedroom next to Kate – 13 years older than he remembers – with a baby crying in the next room and a six-year-old girl calling him Daddy. Through his confusion Jack is given a glimpse into what might have been, and all the consequences that come with it.
The new DVD will contain English audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. A French audio track will also be included in Dolby Surround. The disc will boast an anamorphic transfer and a host of special features.The Collector’s Edition will include a Spotlight on Location featurette on the making of the film with cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage, an audio commentary with director Brett Ratner, outtakes, deleted scenes, a music score commentary by composer Danny Elfman, a fast-paced montage called “Hi Jack” with various characters in the film saying hello to Nicholas Cage’s character, Seal’s music video “This Could Be Heaven” and a “Choose Your Fate” game. In addition to the game, the DVD-ROM features include production notes, cast and filmmakers biographies and script to scene access.
Coming July 17th, “The Family Man Collector’s Edition” will carry a $26.98 price tag. The disc will also bring back a variation of the “Buy 2 DVDs Get 1 Free” promotions common among studios during the launch of the DVD format in 1997. Consumers who purchase “The Family Man” on DVD and any one of the following three Ultimate Edition DVD titles – “Notting Hill”, “Patch Adams” and “Meet Joe Black” – will be able to mail-in to receive a free DVD from a list of selected titles.