DVD Releases for June 19th

Die Hard Collection $39.98 Four-disc set.
Extras Disc 1 (Die Hard): Commentary by director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia, Additional scene-specific commentary by special effects supervisor Richard Edlund, Subtitled commentary by various cast and crew, Branching version with the extended power shutdown scene, DVD-ROM – script-to- screen comparison. Disc 2 (Die Harder): Directors commentary, HBO Special Featurette, 4 Deleted scenes, The Bad Guys, Interview with Renny Harlin, 3 broken-down visual effects, 3 side-by-side comparisons, 4 trailers, 2 TV spots, 2 stunt vignettes. Disc 3 (Die Hard with a Vengeance): Directors commentary, CBS Special: A Night to Die For/ McClane, HBO Special Featurette, Alternate ending, 3 special effects vignettes, Bruce Willis interview, Villains with a Vengeance, 7 special effects , Stunt studies, Storyboard sequence, 2 trailers, 10 TV spots. Disc 4 (Bonus Disc) : LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD trailer, Wrong Guy, Wrong Place, Wrong Time: A Look Back At Die Hard, The Continuing Adventures of John McClane. (Fox)
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Ok folks, we have a veritable smorgasbord of badassness. Evil McNasties and one lone noble man standing up for Goodness and the American Way.

John McClane has become an American Icon. Maybe not as big as Rocky (OK, not even close to Rocky), but certainly a figure that is engrained into the minds of 30somthings everywhere.

This collection’s release has been timed to coincide with the theatrical release of the fourth installment in Die Hard series.

Here is your chance to own all things Die Hard…at least until they release a box set with all FOUR films (Don’t worry, that is at least a year away).

Lovejoy: Complete Season 1 $49.95 Three-disc set. Extras: Interviews with author Jonathan Gash, stars Ian McShane and Gwen Humble, Ian McShane looks back on Lovejoy. (Warner)
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Based on the character from the novels of British novelist Jonathon Gash, this BBC series is about Lovejoy (no first name) an antiques divvy (one that has a special sixth sense for detecting fake antiques) who is both charming and a tad scruffy. The series went for 6 years. It is about damn time Lovejoy comes to DVD.

Perry Mason: Second Season Vol One Raymond Burr, $38.99 (Paramount)
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Pinky & The Brain Vol 3 (Warner)

Sweetness! My favorite rodent mastermind is back in the third volume of Pinky & the Brain.