Warner Bros. To Release Deluxe Uber-Editions of Library Titles


For those completist folks out there, Warner Bros. announced they will be repackaging some not-so-old classics as Diamond Luxe Editions.  These Blu-ray editions boast swanky new slim-case packaging, new bonus features and a list price of $24.98.  Some of the films slated for the packaging makeover are The Green Mile, Ben-Hur, Natural Born Killers, Forrest Gump and Gremlins.

The titles will begin hitting stores on September 30th.  Here’s a breakdown of the bonus features:

The Green Mile: 15th Anniversary Edition

  • Walking the Mile (New Extended Version): High-def documentary feature with Tom Hanks, Frank Darabont, Stephen King, and Mr. Jingles, the mouse
  • Audio Commentary by Frank Darabont
  • The Teaser Trailer: A Case Study
  • Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile
  • Miracles and Mystery – Creating the Green Mile:
    • Stephen King: Storyteller
    • The Art of Adaptation
    • Acting on the Mile
    • Designing the Mile
    • The Magic of the Mile
    • The Tail of Mr. Jingles
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Frank Darabont
  • Michael Clarke Duncan’s Screen Test
  • Tom Hank’s Makeup Test
  • Teaser
  • Trailer

Natural Born Killers: 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Natural Born Killers: Method In The Madness (New)
  • Audio Commentaries by Oliver Stone (Theatrical version and Director’s Cut)
  • Introduction by Oliver Stone (2009)
  • Natural Born Killers Evolution: How Would It All Go Down Now?
  • Chaos Rising: The Storm Around Natural Born Killers
  • “The Charlie Rose Show”
  • Alternate Ending With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
  • Trailer

Forrest Gump: 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Greenbow Diary
  • The Art of Screenplay Adaptation
  • Little Forrest
  • An Evening with Forrest Gump
  • Easter Egg: Groom on Gump
  • The Make-up of Forrest Gump
  • Through the Ears of Forrest Gump – Sound Design
  • Building The World of Forrest Gump
  • Seeing is Believing – The Visual Effects of Forrest Gump
  • Screen Tests
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Remember Trailer

Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Edition

  • From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures (New) – Special effects wizard Chris Walas plus the filmmakers and cast guide us through the art of creating Gremlins, Gizmo and Stripe, how the puppets worked (or didn’t!) and how their voices came to be.
  • Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins (New) – Steven Spielberg tells how he found the screenplay for Gremlins and why it was perfect for his then-new company Amblin Entertainment. Dante, Marshall and Finnell also participate.
  • Motion Comic of the 1984 Book “Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai” (New)
  • Motion Comic of the 1984 Book “The Last Gremlin” (New)
  • Hangin’ With Hoyt on the Set of Gremlins (New)

Ben Hur: 55th Anniversary Edition

  • Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher and Charlton Heston
  • Feature Length Documentary: Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey – Retrospective on the Ben-Hur star, written and directed by his son Fraser C. Heston, featuring never-before-available images and footage from the Heston family archives
  • The 1925 Silent Version: Thames Television
  • Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Carl Davis
  • The Epic That Changed Cinema
  • The Making of an Epic
  • A Journey Through Pictures: Audiovisual recreation via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue
  • Screen Tests
  • Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards® Telecast
  • Newsreels