DVD Forecast: Release News for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hot Tub Time Machine, Our Family Wedding and More

DVD Forecast: Release News for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Hot Tub Time Machine, Our Family Wedding and More

May 10, 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 general lunacy and some isolated violent storms.

Warner Bros. is going cuckoo for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The winner of the Best Picture Oscar in 1975 starring Jack Nicholson is already available on DVD and Blu-ray, but the studio is preparing an Ultimate Collector’s Edition on September 7 to commemorate Cuckoo’s 35th anniversary. The DVD and Blu-ray will feature more than four hours of bonus content, including the documentary “Completely Cuckoo,” a new interview with producer Michael Douglas, a commentary track and deleted scenes. Both versions will contain unique collectibles honoring the film and its legacy, such as playing cards, posters, character cards, pre-production correspondence and movie trivia.

See John Cusack and pals do the time warp back to 1986 in the outrageous comedy Hot Tub Time Machine, available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 29. This uncut version will feature 10 minutes not seen in theaters as well as additional deleted scenes and a trailer.

You’ve heard people say that when you marry someone, you marry the entire family. This is the premise of Rick Famuyiwa’s comedy Our Family Wedding starring Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, Lance Gross and Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera. Fox is bringing the family affair home on DVD and Blu-ray on July 13 with deleted and extended scenes, “Til Dads Do Us Part” featurette, and a gag reel.

Sylvester Stallone recently stated that it is unlikely that he will return to the big screen as John Rambo. This is perfect timing for a double dip of Rambo, the fourth film in the series, right? Lionsgate thinks so on July 27 when it re-releases the ultra-violent Stallone sequel on DVD and Blu-ray in an extended cut with nine more minutes of footage. The release will include almost 90 minutes of new bonus material, like Stallone’s video production diary “Rambo: To Hell and Back.”

Ben Stiller’s latest flick, Greenberg, barely made $4 million in theaters but is getting a DVD and Blu-ray release on July 13 that is packed with more extras than some blockbusters. Writer-director Noah Baumbach returns with a vengeance for his quirky comedy in a comprehensive behind-the-scenes featurette, another one in which Baumbach shares his aspirations for making the film, and “Noah Baumbach Takes the Novel Approach” in which he discusses how essential writing is to filmmaking. Imagine if Baumbach had directed The Lord of the Rings—that box set of supplements would be 20 discs thick.

The gritty crime drama Brooklyn’s Finest starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes comes home on July 6 on DVD and Blu-ray. Extras include a director’s commentary, deleted scenes, “Chaos & Conflict: The Life of a New York Cop,” “Boyz N the Real Hood,” “An Eye for Detail: Director Featurette” and “From MTA to the WGA: Writer Featurette.” Someone—perhaps director Antoine Fuqua—seems to want you to know his film is keepin’ it really real. Truth!

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