Travel to hell and back when Constantine blasts onto DVD from Warner Home Video this summer. This comic book adaptation is an action-packed thriller from DC Comics’™ “Hellblazer” and stars Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz and features Djimon Hounson, Shia La Beouf and Gavin Rossdale.
As “Constantine, ” Keanu Reeves fights a new otherworldly foe in this eye-opening supernatural thriller based on characters from the “Hellblazer” Graphic Novels and set in a City of the Angels where spirit-world bounds have broken…and all hell is breaking loose. Holy water. A dragon’s-breath flamethrower. A shotgun crafted from a crucifix. Armed with these and assisted by an intrepid cop, John Constantine is a spiritual warrior gone to apocalyptic war. Be glad he’s on your side.
The release will come in two versions, as a single disc release and as a 2-disc Deluxe Edition. The single disc version includes 18 minutes of additional scenes and an alternate ending. The deluxe version on the other hand comes with a number of cool extras. The additional scenes and the alternate ending are included, of course, as well as a commentary track by Francis Lawrence, Akiva Goldsman, Frank Cappello and Kevin Brodbin. You will also find multi-part featurettes on the release, called “The Production From Hell”, consisting of three parts, “Director’s Confessional,” “Collision With Evil,” and “Holy Relics.” Another multi-part featurette is “Imaging the Underworld,” consisting of “Visualizing Vermin,” “Warrior Wings,” and “Unholy Abduction.”
“Conjuring Constantine” takes a look at the process of taking the material from comic book to film. “Constantine Cosmology” is a featurette focused on explaining the mythology behind the movie, and “Foresight” is a featurette on the subject of Pre-visualization and how it was used during the production of the movie. Also included is an exclusive collectible reprint of number #41 of the “Hellbalzer” comic book.
“Constantine” will arrive on July 19 and carry a $28.98 price tag for the single-disc version and a $30.99 retail price for the Deluxe Version. Not sure how these prices make sense to anyone, though, as the single disc version is terribly overprized in comparison to the Deluxe Edition.