Warner re-releases multi-disc classics

Warner Home Video has a great new line-up of classics being
re-released as special editions come this autumn;
Amadeus Director’s Cut, One Flew Over the
Cuckoo’s Nest
, Unforgiven (10th Anniversary
, Singin“ in the Rain (50th Anniversary
and True Romance Unrated Director’s
are all getting touch-ups in September.

In addition to the extra 20 minutes of footage
added for the recent theatrical re-release, “Amadeus”
includes commentary by
director Milos Forman and writer Peter
and a 37-minute behind-the-scenes

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” also contains an
audio commentary by Forman, this times
accompanied by producers Michael Douglas and
Saul Zaentz. The special edition includes
additional scenes and the 48-minute
documentary released previously on laserdisc
focusing on the actors, moviemakers and writer Ken
recounting the history of the original novel
to its stage and movie adaptations.

“Unforgiven” features the unique addition of the
“Maverick” episode It’s Duel at Sundown,
featuring Eastwood in a role similar to the character
he played in “Unforgiven” decades later. The DVD also
includes an audio commentary by Time film
critic and Eastwood biographer Richard
, Schickel’s career retrospective
Eastwood on Eastwood, a featurette
hosted by Morgan Freeman called All on
Account of Pullin” a Trigger
, a behind-the-scenes
documentary Eastwood & Co. Making
and interviews with Eastwood,
Gene Hackman and Richard Harris.

“Singin’ in the Rain”, previously released as a
sorrowfully barren disc, will now feature a 30-minute
documentary, What a Glorious Feeling,
soundstage sessions, the deleted
musical number
You Are My Lucky Star, three
separate recorded audio commentaries; the first by
Donald O’Connor, Cyd Charisse, Rita
, the second Baz Luhrmann and
Kathleen Freeman and the final commentary by
screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph
, Rudy Behlmer and Stanley
are woven together and introduced by
Debbie Reynolds. A 96-minute documentary
about the career of producer/songwriter Arthur
Freed will be included as will excerpts
from movies inspired by Freed/Brown songs.

Finally “True Romance” includes three separate
audio commentaries by Christian Slater
and Patricia Arquette, Tony Scott and
Quentin Tarantino, more than 30
minutes of deleted or extended scenes
with optional director
, an
alternate ending with optional director and
writer commentaries, selective commentaries
with Hopper, Kilmer, Pitt and Michael Rapaport, and a
behind-the-scenes multiangle featurette.

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