DVD Forecast: Release News for Kick-Ass, Date Night, Two Kim Novak Debuts and More

DVD Forecast: Release News for Kick-Ass, Date Night, Two Kim Novak Debuts and More

Jun 14, 2010

Every Monday Blu-ray Bob gazes into his crystal ball and predicts what discs will be spinning in your DVD player in the upcoming months. This week’s forecast calls for some serious ass kicking followed by unorthodox marital therapy.

It's time to Kick-Ass. The amusing comic-book adaptation starring Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz comes home on August 3 on both DVD and Blu-ray with some kick-ass extras. Both the DVD and Blu-ray have audio commentary with writer-director Matthew Vaughn, "Gallery: The Art of Kick-Ass," "It's On! The Comic Book Origin of Kick-Ass and a marketing archive; the BD adds the documentary "A New Kind of Superhero: The Making of Kick-Ass" and an "Ass-Kicking BonusView Mode" with an enhanced multimedia presentation to accompany the film.

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star as a married couple in Date Night who embark on a wild ride to save their marriage and their lives after a case of mistaken identity. The comedy hit hits stores shelves on August 10 with a bunch of fun extras. Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain a gag reel, an extended car chase, "Directing Off Camera," Date Night PSAs, "Directing 301 With Shawn Levy and audio commentary by Levy; the BD adds deleted and extended scenes, "Disaster Dates With the Cast" and "Steve and Tina Camera Tests."

You'd think that just about every movie of note would be on DVD by now, but studios are still dusting off forgotten flicks and polishing them for new collections. The Kim Novak Collection, which comes out on August 3, is one such set and contains two debuts from the screen siren—Jeanne Eagels and Middle of the Night—as well as the more familiar titles Picnic, Pal Joey and Bell Book and Candle. The collection features rare archival photographs of Kim Novak on set and at work on her most popular films as she shares her personal stories in newly recorded intimate conversations with author Stephen Rebello.

David Duchovny and Demi Moore star as a seemingly perfect married couple that are the envy of all the neighbors in The Joneses, but not everything is what it seems. The critically praised satire comes to your neighborhood on August 10 on both DVD and Blu-ray with only one bonus feature: a pair of deleted scenes.

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