Posted December 09 2004 - 08:03 AM
Jeez, I remember back when it was almost impossible to convince Universal to even consider a special laserdisc edition of Mallrats... My how times (and the fortunes of this film) have changed.
As for a new edition, they could get Universal to get the extra footage out of the vaults and remaster the deleted scenes... all the stuff on the current DVD is from a VHS dub. Some of the bits ended up in the TV cut, obviously looking better.
There's also a cheesy soundtrack EPK with comments from Kevin about the songs on the CD that would be cool to include.
They could also include some galleries of material that only appeared in the long-out-of-print Mallrats book (including Rene's letter to Brodie, excerpts from Tricia's book, and a diary entry from Gwen that hinted at what was coming in "Chasing Amy").
There are also some outtakes floating around that might be interesting. I have a tape of some dailies from the film which includes Jason Mewes doing some alternate lines for the part where he yelled "Fly, fat-ass, fly!"
Might I also suggest (if anyone in the know is lurking) finding some people who attended the early screening of "Mallrats" at the San Diego Comic-Con in July '95. Maybe some fan out there has some tape of the event, or some of those who attended could give their impressions.