The following was recently revealed by Kevin:
Posted by Kevin on January 14, 2000 at 14:50:55:
"Some news: I've learned that Criterion will be releasing the 'Amy' DVD in April. It's basically a copy of the superior Laser Disc they put out (which very
few probably saw). That should settle that unresolved issue.
Which leaves the 'Dogma' DVD, which I'm now told will be released (with the VHS) on May 2. It's going to be the fully loaded edition (we're recording
commentary in early Feb.), so you won't be burdened with having to buy two versions of the flick. Mark those calendars."
UPDATE:: There actually will be two versions of the Dogma DVD, a bare-bones version to be released May 2nd, and a fully packed version to be released later this year. The above news on the Dogma DVD is no longer true, although it was at the time.
See here for the DVD/VHS Press release.
February 24, 2000:
We recorded the Dogma DVD commentary in NY on Sunday (Feb 20th, 2000). Kevin and Scott and
both Jasons were there. I'm doing a follow-up one on one tomorrow. The guys
seem to be putting a tremendous amount of work into the Dogma DVD and if you
liked the Mallrats disc, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one even more.
And just in case you forgot, the Criterion Edition of Chasing Amy features the following:
- A new widescreen (1.85:1) digital transfer
- Discrete 5.1 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack
- Screen-specific commentary by director Kevin Smith, producer Scott
Mosier, actors Ben Affleck and Jason Mewes, associate producer Robert
Hawk, and Miramax executive Jon Gordon.
- Ten deleted scenes
- The original theatrical trailer
- Special video introductions from the cast and crew
- The Askewniverse Legend; a guide to the characters
in the "New Jersey trilogy"
See The Criterion Collection for more info.