Slew of MGM Announcements

MGM has just announced a slew of new releases coming to DVD in the near future. Titles like Be Cool, Stargate Atlantis: Rising, and Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection.Read on for specs and we’ll bring you cover art once we get them.

**Update – Cover Art for Stargate Atlantis added****Update – Cover Art for Be Cool & Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection added**
Be Cool will hit store shelves on June 7th and will feature the following extras. Cover art to follow.

  • Anamorphic Widescreen (ratio unknown)
  • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Deleted Scenes – 25 minutes of deleted scenes featuringthe cast, as well as Patti LaBelle, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit and Phil Jackson, former coach of the Los Angeles Lakers:
    • “The Rehab Café”
    • “Derek’s Comeback #1”
    • “Derek’s Comeback #2”
    • “I’m A Believer”
    • “Nick Carr On Yoga”
    • “After The Game”
    • “The Patti LaBelle Show”
    • “Raji Deceives Elliot – Extended Verssion”
    • “Video Shoot – Alternate Veersion”
    • “Sin’s Monologue – Alternate Cut”
    • “Shootout At Carosell”
    • “Backstage Pep Talk”
    • “Pawn Store Bust”
    • “Fred Durst Wants Linda”
  • Gag Reel – Seven minutes of hilarious bloopers and outtakes.
  • “Be Cool, Very Cool” – 22-minute behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew.
  • Music Video – “You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man” featuring The Rock as Elliot Wilhelm.
  • “Close Up: Dance Partners” – Inside look into John Travolta andUma Thurman’s dance sequence and their reunion of their experience onPulp Fiction.
  • “Close Up: The Rock” – Focuses on The Rock, his character, the recording of his son and the production of his music video.
  • “Close Up: André Benjamin” – Reveals the creation of André’s character and his experience on the film.
  • “Close Up: Cedric The Entertainer” – Featurette on Cedric The Entertainer and his role in the film.
  • “Close Up: Christina Milian” – Christina Milian gives the scoop on acting, singing and dancing in the film.
  • Original theatrical trailer

Stargate Atlantis: Rising is the premiere episode of the spin-off series from the hit show Stargate SG-1. Special features will include a “Preview to Atlantis” featurette, a sneak peek at Season 2, an audio commentary by Wood and Flanigan and a trailer and artwork featuring the Stargate Alliance videogame. The video will be presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen and will have an English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track. Release date: June 7th.

Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection will feature both movies (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey), as well as a third DVD entitled Non-Bogus Disc of special features, on which you’ll find all the bonus material for this set. This set will see the light of day on July 12th.

  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Both will feature English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Air Guitar Tutorial – Learn how to become an air guitarist with a tutorial by professional air guitarists Bjorn Torogue (Dan Crane) and the Rockness Monster (Fatima Hoang).
  • “The Most Triumphant Making-Of Documentary” – Documentary on the making of the film with behind-the-scenes footage and new interviews with actor Alex Winter, Excellent Adventure director Stephen Herek, Bogus Journey director Peter Hewitt, producer Scott Kroopf, writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson and Excellent Adventure production designer Roy Forge Smith.
  • “The Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation With Chris & Ed” – Writers Solomon and Matheson reminiscing on the creation of the characters and the story of Bill & Ted.
  • “Score! An Interview With Guitarist Steve Vai” featurette Featurette with music composition with Steve Vai.
  • “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” cartoon episode – Cartoon episode titled “One Sweet And Sour Chinese Adventure To-Go”
  • “Hysterical Personages: A History Lesson” – A montage of bios of the historical figures that Bill & Ted encountered in the film, including Joan of Arc, Lincoln and Socrates, played in “Three Minutes Or Less” or in “Six Minutes Or More.”
  • “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book” – 20 still photos
  • Radio spots – Original radio commercials from the theatrical release

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