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#1 of 114 OFFLINE   TomWoodward


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Posted January 20 2004 - 09:53 AM


I've just got hold of the details for Panic Room: Special Edition which will be arriving on the 30th March. Retail should be set at around $39.95. The big bummer is that no DTS track will be included - I guess because of the three commentaries and three Dolby Dolby 5.1 tracks. Really not a big fan of that artwork either, the font looks awfully cheap to me. I'm sure the features will rock though! Anyway, the specs and artwork are as follows:

2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Track
Audio Commentary by Director David Fincher
Audio Commentary with Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker & Dwight Yoakam
Audio Commentary by Writer David Koepp & Special Guest
Six Featurettes on the Prep Phase from Previsualisation through Testing
Compare Storyboards, Dailies, Final Film etc with Multiple Angles & Audio with Optional Commentary
Shooting Panic Room Documentary (One Hour)
Make-Up Effects Featurette with Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr.
Sequence Breakdowns on Four Seperate Scenes
Twenty One Documentaries & Featurettes on Visual Effects
On Sound Design with Ren Klyce Feature
Digital Intermediate & Other Featurettes on Post Production
Multi-Angle Look at the Scoring Session by Howard Shore
Plus a Few Surprises!
English, Spanish, French Subtitles

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#2 of 114 OFFLINE   Damin J Toell

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Posted January 20 2004 - 09:55 AM

Special guest? Andrew Kevin Walker? BTW, that's David Koepp, not Knepp. DJ

#3 of 114 OFFLINE   Robert Ringwald

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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:06 AM


#4 of 114 OFFLINE   Kristoffer


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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:11 AM

So we get two 5.1 tracks in different language but no dts...thanks Columbia! Hopefully the transfer will be better,! Otherwise looks like a decent SE, Fincher commentary should be interesting as always! I wonder what a few surprises are? Easter eggs.

#5 of 114 OFFLINE   jonathan_little


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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:57 AM

That sounds interesting.

#6 of 114 OFFLINE   Eric Estrada

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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:58 AM

I haven't been disappointed in any of Fincher's Special Editions so I am looking forward to this one as well.

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Posted January 20 2004 - 10:59 AM

While I appreciate the fact that it doesn't feature any big heads, etc., I think the cover art looks kinda cheap. Just big red lettering. But the set does sound good.
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#8 of 114 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted January 20 2004 - 11:08 AM

30 featurettes/docs. for a single film! ????

Lordy! This must surely be a new all-time record.

I challenge anybody to watch 30+ featurettes for the same movie all at once. (That kind of Panic Room overload might just make me ..... panicky!) Posted Image


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Posted January 20 2004 - 11:32 AM

I guess they looked at the Lord of the Rings ext editions for that amount of special features. The common link with both films is that Howard Shore did the music for both films
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#10 of 114 OFFLINE   Josh Simpson

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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:09 PM

Now I'm torn. I had been waiting for this SE, but with no DTS I dunno. I guess I have to decide which I prefer more, DTS or all those Extras.

#11 of 114 OFFLINE   TomWoodward


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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:16 PM

Here's the press release: “A classy, intelligent thriller for grown-ups!” Paul Clinton, CNN PANIC ROOM SPECIAL EDITION Special Three-disc Set Takes a Detailed Look at the Filmmaking Process Premiere’s March 30, 2004 Culver City, CA (January 19, 2004) - Director David Fincher’s edge-of-your-seat thriller has received critical acclaim as much for its cold-sweat moments as for its revolutionary, mind-bending camera shots. And now through a special 3-disc DVD set available March 30 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, audiences can explore Fincher’s groundbreaking approach to filmmaking and gain insight into the director that Roger Ebert called “a visual virtuoso.” The PANIC ROOM SPECIAL EDITION examines the entire movie-making process from start to finish. Organized into Pre-production, Production and Post-production segments, this 3-disc DVD set includes feature commentary by director David Fincher, commentary by the film’s stars, Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker and Dwight Yoakam and commentary by screenwriter David Koepp and special guest legendary screenwriter William Goldman. The pre-production phase is examined through eight featurettes while a special interactive pre-visualization component allows the viewer a comprehensive hands-on experience. The production phase is explored through an hour-long documentary, interactive sequence breakdowns and a featurette hosted by the film’s SFX makeup wizards, Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. And finally, the post-production phase is scrutinized with over twenty-one separate featurettes, a special segment hosted by the film’s sound designer Ren Klyce and a multi-angle look at the scoring session with composer Howard Shore. And of course, there’s a lot of other surprises! Trapped in their New York brownstone’s panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter, Sarah (Kristen Stewart), play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders-Burnham (Forest Whitaker), Raoul (Dwight Yoakam) and Junior (Jared Leto) - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it. PANIC ROOM: A Columbia Pictures Presentation of a Hofflund/Polone Production. Produced by Gavin Polone, Judy Hofflund, David Koepp, Cean Chafin. Written by David Koepp. Directed by David Fincher. DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Disc One Feature Film Presentation in Anamorphic 2.40:1 aspect ratio Feature Commentary by David Fincher Feature Commentary by Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker and Dwight Yoakam Feature Commentary by David Koepp and William Goldman Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Disc Two PRE-PRODUCTION 8 Featurettes on the prep phase, from previsualization through testing Interactive previsualization compare - storyboards, dailies and final film in a multi-angle, multi-audio feature with optional commentary by VFX Supervisor Kevin Huag, VFX Coordinator Leslie McMinn, Storyboard Artist Peter Ramsey and Pre-visualization Animator Colin Green PRODUCTION “Shooting Panic Room” - An hour long documentary on the principal photography phase Sequence Breakdowns - An interactive look at the creation of 4 separate scenes in the film Makeup Effects Featurette - with SFX Makeup Artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. Disc Three POST-PRODUCTION 21 documentaries and featurettes on the visual effects “On Sound Design” with Sound Designer Ren Klyce “Digital Intermediate” and other features dealing with the post-production phase Multi-angle look at the scoring session conducted by Howard Shore Plus a few surprises! Rated R Color Closed Captioned Running Time: 112 Minutes DVD Catalog # 02609 UPC Code: 0-43396-02609-4 Order Date: 2/26/04 SLP: $39.95 DVD
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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:18 PM

Looking forward to it, DTS or not.


#13 of 114 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak



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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:28 PM

That cover art is genius. And by genius I mean a complete waste of effort. The specs look good, though this is my least favorite Fincher film.
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#14 of 114 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted January 20 2004 - 12:42 PM

Who cares about DTS? Fight Club is probably the best mix in my entire collection and it's not DTS.

I enjoyed the film (although, from a photographer's POV, it was shot a little too dark IMHO), so I will be picking this up on release. I still think that Fincher is going to become the next Kubrick... but that's just me Posted Image

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Posted January 20 2004 - 01:26 PM

yes, he to is going to die one day price will be the deciding factor for me on this set

#16 of 114 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted January 20 2004 - 01:49 PM

Hmmmm, I wonder if Nicole Kidman would sign off on allowing some of the footage Fincher shot with her onto the DVD.

And TWENTY-ONE featurettes on visual effects alone?! Those must've been some of the most subtle visual fx in film history, because I cannot remember anywhere near that amount being in the movie.
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#17 of 114 OFFLINE   Nathan V

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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:19 PM

What about all those countless shots of the camera gliding through the entire house, flying through walls, between floors, inside keyholes, across streets, etc? The film is so well crafted I just might pick it up, regardless of its flaws.
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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:35 PM

Looking forward to this one. Now I just need to sell my Superbit version.
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#19 of 114 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:36 PM

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#20 of 114 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted January 20 2004 - 02:49 PM

I've got the original superbit release with DTS, but can't wait for this SE. I really liked this movie and all the extras will be way cool. Some of the more recent DD tracks I've heard have been very good indeed, so I probably won't miss DTS on the SE but will keep the SB anyway.
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