DVD Info: Release dates for Rendition and Charlie Chan volume 4, plus details for Gone Baby Gone.

Buena Vista has announced the date and details for the DVD of Gone Baby Gone.

Based on the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name, GBG tells the story of a pair of Boston private eyes and their search for a missing child. The mother leaves the child alone while she goes out for some fun. When she returns home, her four year old daughter is missing from her bed. While the cops are doing all they can, the girl’s aunt turns to Patrick (Casey Affleck) and Angie (Michelle Monagahan), a pair of neighborhood private investigators. She hopes the locals might talk more to them than the police. This search leads them into the drug world as well as that of pedophiles and questionable cops.

It also featured an impressive directorial debut by Ben Affleck.

GBG will be released on Feb 12 and will have a SRP of $29.99.
*Going Home: Behind The Scenes with Ben Affleck – An exclusive look behind the scenes, including a conversation with director Ben Affleck and star Casey Affleck about the brothers’ most memorable professional collaboration to date.
*Capturing Authenticity: Casting Gone Baby Gone
*Deleted scenes with Optional Commentary by writer/director Ben Affleck and writer Aaron Stockard
*Audio Commentary by writer/director Ben Affleck and writer Aaron Stockard

Read my review of Gone Baby Gone.

Also coming out on the 12th is the fourth volume in Fox’s Charlie Chan collection. This volume will feature four films : Charlie Chan in Honolulu, Charlie Chan in Reno, Charlie Chan at Treasure Island and City in Darkness.

Charlie’s called to solve a murder aboard a freighter headed to sea. Upon arrival, he orders the ship held at anchor, detaining its passengers several days until the crime is solved and discovers two of his sons attempting to hone their crime-solving skills. Further complicating matters, $300,000 has been stolen, another person is murdered, and the Captain of the liner is putting pressure on the Honolulu Police Department to let him take the ship out of the harbor and get on its way before the shipping company loses too much money.
Reinventing Chan
Sidney Toler: The Man Who Became Chan
“Charlie Chan? Courage: A Re-creation of a Lost Chan Film”
Restoration Comparison
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Mary Whitman has gone to the divorce mecca, Reno, to obtain a divorce. While there, she is arrested on suspicion of murdering a fellow guest at her hotel. Confusing matters, many others at the hotel wanted the victim out of the way. Charlie comes from his home in Honolulu to solve the murder and determine if Mary is innocent.

Welcome to Reno: America’s Divorce Resort
*Reno Memories **Chan’s Killer Actress: Kay Linaker
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Charlie’s novelist friend has appeared to have committed suicide, but things are not always as they seem. At the 1939 World’s Fair held at San Francisco Bay’s Treasure Island, Charlie investigates the true nature of this crime including digging up information about the mysterious Dr. Zodiac, a phony mystic who blackmails clients.
Commentary by Film Critic Ken Hanke & Film Historian John Cork
The Real Treasure Island
Charlie Chan & the Zodiac
Restoration Comparison
Still Gallery

While in Paris for a reunion with friends from World War I, Charlie investigates the murder of a munitions manufacturer who was supplying arms to the enemy. At the end Charlie preaches to us about the dangers of peace conferences.
The Making of Charlie Chan in City in Darkness
Writing Chan: Robert Ellis & Helen Logan
Restoration Comparison
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SRP is $49.98

One week later (Feb 19th) will see Rendition come out. Rendition stars Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard and Jake Gyllenhaal.
“When a man mysteriously vanishes from an overseas flight, his disappearance sends shockwaves all the way to the nation’s capitol. Desperate for the truth, his wife begins a search for the missing man which leads a CIA unit head and a novice agent into an international web of deceit, conspiracies and top secret truths far more frightening than the lies that conceal them.”

Extras include:
commentary with director Gavin Hood
“Intersections: The Making of Rendition” documentary
“Outlawed” featurette
Deleted scenes with audio commentary
Alternate scenes
Theatrical trailer
SRP is $29.98