CATEGORIES Action, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Festival Reports, Distribution, New on DVD, DVDs, Movie News, CinematicalDigital Bits held a "DVD Producers 2005" presentation at Comic-Con International. The presentation started with a Q&A with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson who was filming a DVD bonus feature for some unknown film, but it isn't King Kong. He admitted that he has hours and hours of behind the scenes footage from his older films like Meet the Feebles and Bad Taste, and that he plans to do something with it in the next year if he can arrange the time. He also stated that he and New Line unofficially (read: nothing has been signed) would like to do a "Super Uber Lord of the Rings" DVD box set. I can't even imagine such a thing. What would such a set include that isn't on the special editions now? Jackson says he wants to do it showing the making of the film "from a different perspective." Whatever that means. It was also mentioned that the King Kong web videos at KongisKing.net will continue up till the release of the movie, then they'll switch to working on the DVD fully.
They showed a video greeting from Superman Returns director Bryan Singer. Singer showed off the Daily Planet Plaza set, footage of Clark Kent jumping high in the air and running next to a corn field, and other various other shots of Kent. They also showed footage of a helicopter being shot against a blue screen, while Singer teased that they were going to show Lex Luthor on the set. The footage cut off before we saw him, as a joke.
There was a brief discussion of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe DVD, the King Kong DVD, and a couple others. They also indicated that DVDs were in the works at the moment for Seinfeld, Ghost Rider, Underworld: Evolution, a Cary Grant boxed set, "James Bond," Kingdom of Heaven, Superman Returns, Domino, XXX: State of the Union, Stealth, and more. They mentioned An Evening with Kevin Smith 2, the Mallrats 10th Anniversary DVD, and a Blue Thunder Special Edition. It was also hinted, but not confirmed that an X-Men 2.5 DVD might be in the works to hype X-Men 3's release.
The director of Lords of Dogtown showed alternate versions of scenes with dialogue changed to make the MPAA happy, which will be included on the DVD. They also showed some footage from the upcoming Gladiator 3 disc set which is comes out on August 23rd.