July 2003
DVD Releases

Compiled by Wilson Morales

DVD Releases

 

The Hours

Starring: Academy Award winner: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, & Claire Danes
Director: Stephen Daldry
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Paramount Home Video
DVD Release Date: June 24, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by director Stephen Daldry and novelist Michael Cunningham
  • Commentary by actresses Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • Filmmakers introduction
  • 4 featurettes:
    • "Three Women"
    • "The Mind and Times of Virginia Woolf"
    • "The Music of The Hours
    • "The Lives of Mrs. Dalloway"
  • Widescreen anamorphic format

The Gangs of New York

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day Lewis, & Jim Broadbent
Director: Martin Scorsese
Studio: Miramax
Rated: R. Not for sale to persons under age 18.
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by director Martin Scorsese
  • History of Five Points featurette
  • Exploring the sets (multi-angle)
  • Set & costume design featurettes
  • U2 music video
  • Discovery Channel special "Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York"
  • Five Points study guide
  • Widescreen anamorphic format

Phone Booth

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, & Katie Holmes
Director: Joel Schumacher
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: R. Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • Full-screen and widescreen anamorphic formats
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Basic

Starring: John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, & Taye Diggs
Director: John McTiernan
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: R. Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by director John McTiernan
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • Featurettes:
    • "Basic: A Director's Design,"
    • "Basic Ingredients: A Writer's Perspective"
  • Widescreen anamorphic format
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La Femme Nikita: The Complete First Season

Starring: Peta Wilson, Roy Dupuis, Don Francks, Alberta Watson, & Eugene Robert Glazer
Format: Color, Closed-captioned
Rated: NR
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by Joel Surnow, writer/creative consultant Robert Cochran, and director Jon Cassar on 'Nikita'
  • Commentary by Joel Surnow on 'Mercy'
  • Canceled scenes with optional commentary by Joel Surnow
  • "Section One Declassified: The Making of La Femme Nikita"
  • Number of discs: 6

Fear of a Black Hat

Starring: Rusty Cundieff, Mark Christpher Lawrence, Larry B. Scott, Kasi Lemmons, & Faizon Love
Director: Rusty Cundieff
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
Rated: R. Not for sale to persons under age 18.
Studio: Columbia Tristar Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
DVD Features:
  • Commentary by director
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • Deleted scenes
  • Interviews
  • Music videos

Lift

Director: DeMane Davis & Khari Streeter
Cast: Kerry Washington, Lonette McKee, & Eugene Byrd
Format: Color, Closed-captioned
Rated: R
Studio: Showtime Entertainme
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2003
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