Paramount Home Media announced two new Blu-ray promotions for the first quarter this past week. The first of these is the Mar. 2 Blu-ray debut of director Andy Fickman’s 2006 high school comedy, She’s the Man: 15th Anniversary Edition, starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.
Bonus features include two separate commentary options, the first featuring cast members Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Robert Hoffman and Alexandra Breckenridge, who are joined by director Andy Fickman (Playing with Fire, Race to Witch Mountain) and writer/producer Ewan “Jack” Leslie, and the second features Leslie with co-producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
There are also nine deleted scenes, a gag reel, the David Lichens’ music video titled “Let Go” and three featurettes — “Making the Man,” “The Troupe” and “Inspired by Sharkespeare’s … Twelfth Night.”
The other Blu-ray promotion added to the ‘Q1 release calendar by Paramount Home Media this past week is a 13-strong slate of Miramar Productions returning to the home entertainment marketplace (Paramount acquired the library last April). The street date is Feb. 23 (all include Digital Copy).
The mix includes director Anthony Minghelia’s 1996 Best Picture-winner, The English Patient (Best Director, Best Supporting Actress for Juliette Binoche and six additional Oscar wins); director John Dahl’s 1998 film release of Rounders (with Matt Damon, John Malkovich, Edward Norton and Gretchen Mol), Billy Bob Thornton’s 1996 drama Sling Blade (he wrote, directed and starred … winning the Oscar for adapting his stage play) and writer/director Kevin Smith’s 1997 romantic dramedy, Chasing Amy, starring Ben Affleck, Jason Lee and Joey Lauren Adams.
Rounding out the Feb. 23 Blu-ray release list from Paramount Home Media are the foreign-language imports, Amélie (Best Foreign Language Oscar-nominee in 2002) and Like Water for Chocolate, as well as Doubt (acting nominations for Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman), Frida, Gone Baby Gone, Hostage, Paid in Full, The Queen (Best Actress Oscar for Helen Mirren) and Trainspotting.