Saturday, 6 June 2015

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies and Ted Danson.

2-disc Commemorative Edition DVD bought in 2005
2-disc Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2011
169m 28s


Blu-ray extras -

An Introduction to the Film
Looking into the Past
Miller and His Platoon
Boot Camp
Making Saving Private Ryan (22mins)
Re-Creating Omaha Beach (18mins)
Music and Sound (16mins)
Parting Thoughts
Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan (25mins)
Shooting War (88mins)
Theatrical Trailers

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Directed by Terence Malick and starring Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte and John Travolta.

DVD bought in 2003
Blu-ray bought in 2014
170m 37s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary with cinematographer John Toll, production designer Jack Fisk, 
and producer Grant Hill
The Thin Red Line: Actor's Perspective (34mins)
The Editing of The Thin Red Line: Shaping a Terrence Malick Film (27mins)
Hans Zimmer on The Thin Red Line (16mins)
Deleted Scenes (13mins)
Guadalcanal in Newsreels (15mins)

Halloween H20 (1998)

Directed by Steve Miner, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams, Adam Arkin, LL Cool J, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Janet Leigh.

DVD bought in 2009
82m 28s

Unmasking The Horror (18mins)
Music video
Trivia game

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif and Katherine Heigl,

DVD bought in 2003
85m 08s

Audio Commentary by director Ronny Yu
Audio Commentary by Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif and writer Don Mancini.
Introduction by Jennifer Tilly
Spotlight On Location (10mins)
Jennifer's Diary (text-based)
The History Of Chucky (text-based)
Production Notes
Cast and Filmmakers: Biographies
Theatrical Trailer
Short Film:  Chucky & Tiffany Do London: International Murder and Mayhem (10mins)

Vampires (1998)

Also known as - John Carpenter's Vampires.

Directed by John Carpenter and starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Thomas Ian Griffith, 
Sheryl Lee and Maximilian Schell.

DVD bought in 2006

Audio commentary by director John Carpenter.
Behind The Scenes - featurette
Theatrical Trailer

Blade (1998)

Directed by Stephen Norrington and starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, 
N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Traci Lords and Udo Kier.

DVD bought in 1999
Blu-ray bought in 2013
120m 16s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary with Wesley Snipes, Steven Dorff, screenwriter David S. Goyer, producer Peter Frankfurt, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, and cinematographer Theo van de Sande
La Magra (14mins)
Designing Blade (23mins)
Origins of Blade: A Look at Dark Comics (12mins)
The Blood Tide (20mins)
Theatrical Trailer

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Directed by Vincent Ward and starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr, Annabella Sciorra 
and Max Von Sydow.

Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Commentary by director Vincent Ward
Making of featurette (15mins)
About the visual effects
Production notes
Theatrical trailer
Alternate ending
Photo gallery

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Directed by Ron Underwood, starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija and Peter Firth

DVD bought in 2000

No extras

Merlin (1998 TV)

Directed by Steve Barron and starring Sam Neill, Helena Bonham Carter, Miranda Richardson, Isabella Rossellini, John Gielgud, Rutger Hauer and Martin Short.

DVD bought in 2003

The Making of Merlin (18mins)

Elizabeth (1998)

Directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud and Richard Attenborough

DVD bought in 2008
Blu-ray bought in 2014
123m 32s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio commentary with director Shekhar Kapur
The Making of Elizabeth (25mins)
Elizabeth - featurette (6mins)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson and Judi Dench.

DVD bought in 2002
Blu-ray bought in 2014
123m 36s


Blu-ray extras -

Audio Commentary with director John Madden
Audio Commentary with actors Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth, and 
Ben Affleck, producers Donna Gigliotti, David Parfitt, and Marc Norman, screenwriter Tom Stoppard, production designer Martin Childs, costume designer Sandy Powell, and cinematographer Richard Greatrex
Shakespeare in Love and On Film (22mins)
Academy Award Winning Costumes
Deleted Scenes
Shakespeare Historical Notes
Theatrical Trailer