The Hitcher - 2-DVD Special Edition Details

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  1. JulianK

    JulianK Supporting Actor

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    From my website:

    http://www.zetaminor.com/whatsnew.htm

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    Momentum will release a new two-disc special edition version of The Hitcher on June 30th. The 1986 film was one of the first movies to become a huge home video seller, gathering a loyal cult following long after it had ended its theatrical release.

    The new two-disc set will feature a new anamorphic transfer (in 2.35:1 ratio), with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (contrary to what you might read elsewhere, it does not have DTS audio). The first disc contains the movie, with a full-length commentary track by director Robert Harmon and writer Eric Red. It also has scene-specific commentary by Harmon, executive producer Edward S. Feldman, Eric Red, composer Mark Isham, cinematographer John Searle and stars C. Thomas Howell and Rutger Hauer.

    The second disc will feature a brand new forty-minute documentary, The Hitcher - How Do These Movies Get Made?, which includes interviews with all the key cast and crew members, with the regrettable exception of Jennifer Jason Leigh. The documentary is in 1.78:1 anamorphic format. Disc two will also contain two trailers, filmographies, script extracts (including two deleted scenes), and two short movies: Robert Harman's 1980 debut China Lake (34m) and Rutger Hauer's 2001 film The Room (11m). Both shorts are presented in non-anamorphic 2.35:1 ratio and have optional director's commentary. China Lake has a 2.0 soundtrack, The Room is in 5.1.

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    To see menu screens from the new discs, follow the link above!
     
  2. Brett C

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    Sounds like a great release,looking forward to getting my hands on it! Thanks for the info...
     
  3. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    fantastic stuff indeed. gruesome movie indeed
     
  4. JulianK

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  5. Steve Christou

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    Nice, put me down for one too.[​IMG]


    Hey c'mon that thumbs up was a good touch, dontcha think? [​IMG]
     
  6. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

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    Here's a review of the DVD: THE HITCHER: SPECIAL EDITION

    Sounds like an excellent release. I haven't seen this film in years. As I recall, it is a nerve-twister and Hauer is excellent.

    I recently got Anchor Bay's superb DVD edition of Road Games and that DVD is definately worth picking up if you like The Hitcher. [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
  7. oscar_merkx

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    Hauer is absolutely riveting and unrelentless in this movie
    compared to some of his other movies he has done

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