Never mind that the fact Groundhog Day is 15 years old makes me feel old, this is exciting news. Groundhog Day is one of the best movies of the '90s, let alone best comedies of the '90s, let alone best Bill Murray comedies of the '90s. And this new DVD features some great bonus material, including "newly discovered" deleted scenes. I'm not one for always watching deleted scenes (they're cut out for a reason, right?), but I'll definitely be checking these out -- especially if they feature my beloved Stephen Tobolowsky. Also, director Harold Ramis has supervised a digital remaster of the film and recorded a commentary. And of course, it comes just in time for a marathon viewing (haven't you ever appropriately watched it on repeat for a whole day?) on Groundhog Day.
Along with the Groundhog Day anniversary edition, Sony has announced an upcoming 25th anniversary edition of Tootsie (yeah, I'm feeling old still) with its own never-before-seen deleted scenes -- hopefully featuring more Bill Murray -- and Dustin Hoffman's original screen test. That one hits stores a week after the Groundhog Day disc, on February 5. Also announced was another straight-to-DVD sequel to Doctor Dolittle (I think this would be part 4), which Sony has begun preparing. Hopefully that one has nothing to do with Bill Murray, even though he already voiced Garfield so it wouldn't be the worst idea he ever had.