It's a sparse week for genre films this week, with the only major monster movie release being Comubia Tristar's long-awaited (for some) Alien vs Predator disc, appearing in a plain single disc or double-disc Extreme edition. Aside from the Paul Anderson directed xenomorph fistfight, we'll also gladly drop in a mention for Layer Cake (or should that be L4yer Cak3?), one of the best British thrillers of recent years.
There's even less released Stateside this week, with only The Ring Collector's DVD released in the run-up to the theatrical run of Ring 2.
Alien vs Predator: Extreme Edition Region 2 - Fox - £15.99 / £22.99
Two of the most memorable creature creations face off against one another in this comic book adaptation from writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson.
There will be two editions released to the UK market. A cut down single-disc edition (£15.99) and the 2-Disc 'Special Extreme Edition' (£22.99). Features on the two-disc set are...
Disc One: * Theatrical & Extended Cuts
* 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
* English HOH subtitles
* Commentary by Paul WS Anderson, Lance Henriksen & Sanaa Latham
* Commentary by Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff & John Bruno [SFX Team]
* Inside Look: Hide and Seek, Elektra and Robots
Disc Two: * Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch
Conception Featurette (25:53) with optional Enhanced Viewing Mode
ADI (Special Effects) Workshop (7:02)
Concept Art Gallery
The Making of AvP (59:11) with optional Enhanced Viewing Mode
Miniature Whaling Station (6:53)
Facehuggers and Eggs (14:55)
Trouble at the Mouth of the Tunnel (3:47)
Visual Effects Breakdown (30:11)
Deleted Scenes with optional director's commentary (8:41)
* Licensing the Franchise:
Alien vs Predator: The Comic Book (11:26)
Monsters in Miniature by Todd McFarlane (13:32)
HBO Special (13:02)
Theatrical Teaser (0:53)
Theatrical Trailer (1:57)
Buy this DVD at Amazon.co.uk for £13.99 (correct at time of publishing)
Buy the standard single DVD at Amazon.co.uk for £10.99 (correct at time of publishing)
Layer Cake Region 2 - Columbia Tristar - £22.99
From the producer of Snatch, Matthew Vaughn makes his directorial debut in this stylish crime thriller.
* 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
* English - Audio Descriptive Track
* English HOH, English and Hindi subtitles
* Director/Writer Commentary
* Alternate Endings
* 13 Deleted Scenes
* NFT Q&A Session
Buy this DVD at Amazon.co.uk for £15.99 (correct at time of publishing)
The Ring Collector's Edition Region 1 - Dreamworks - $26.99
Released just ten days prior to the sequels theatrical opening stateside, this cash-in release repackages the original, almost barebones The Ring DVD release with a second disc entitled Rings.
This includes the following additional material...
* Rings - A short film produced exclusively for the DVD tracks the mysterious journey of the videotape from The Ring to The Ring Two
* Cast and Filmmaker Interviews
* The Origin of Terror
* The Ring Trailer
* The Ring Two Trailer
* The Ring Cursed Video
* The Ring Two Cursed Video
* Ringu Cursed Video
Buy this DVD at Amazon.com for $18.89 (correct at time of publishing).