The Zodiac: Director’s Cut is closing in on you

From Paramount Home Entertainment finally comes full information on the release of the Zodiac: Director’s Cut scheduled for release in January on DVD and HD-DVD.

Based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nation’s history, “Zodiac” is a thriller from David Fincher, director of “Se7en” and “Panic Room.” As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

The Director’s Cut of David Fincher’s thriller will comes as a 2-Disc set featuring the movie in anamorphic widescreen with 5 minutes of additional footage inserted back into the film. As extras the release will contain a Commentary Track by director David Fincher, as well as another Commentary Track featuring the cast and crew, including Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr., Producer Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy.

A long string of Featurettes and Documentaries is included on the release, such as the multi-part documentary ”Zodiac Deciphered” covering aspects such as “The San Francisco Chronicle,” “Hall of Justice,” “Obsession,” “Blue Rock Springs,” “Presidio Heights,” and “Lake Berryessa.”

”The Visual Effects of Zodiac” is another multi-part documentary showing the “Digital Workflow,” and Sequence Breakdowns for “Blue Rock Springs,” “”Lake Berryessa” and “San Francisco.”

”This is the Zodiac Speaking” is a look at the facts behind the movie, covering “Lake Herman Road,” “Blue Rock Springs,” “Lake Berryessa” and “San Francisco.” Then in Prime Suspect we get to take a look at “His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen” and the “Linguistic Analysis.”

The release will also offer up Jeopardy Surface: Geographic Profiling a 6:30 minute video, the 5-minute video The Psychology of Aggression: Behavioral Profiling and the movie’s Theatrical Trailer

The HD-DVD version will feature a 1080p widescreen transfer complemented by a Dolby Digital Plus audio track. Also coming as a 2-Disc set, it will contain the same bonus materials, though all of them presented in full 1080p high definition, plus two additional text-based features, “Dr. Kim Rossmo’s Geographic Profile of the Zodiac” and “Special Agent Sharon Pagaling-Hagan’s Behavioral Profile of the Zodiac”.

The “Zodiac: Director’s Cut” will be in stores on January 8 and carries a $39.99 price tag.

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