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» Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
» 2 Discs
» Unknown amount
» 30 Days of Night (movie)
» Audio Commentary by actors Josh Hartnett, Melissa George and producer Robert Tapert.
» Featurettes (50m 18s total)
» - Pre-Production (08m 27s)
» - Building Barrow (05m 15s)
» - The Look (06m 48s)
» - Blood, Guts & The Nasty #@$&! (07m 24s)
» - Stunts (07m 15s)
» - The Vampire (05m 57s)
» - Night Shoots (06m)
» - Casting (09m 05s)
» Blood+, Episode 1: First Kiss (20m 40s) (animated series)
» 15 Bonus Trailers
» DVD, R1, NTSC
» 2.40:1 Anamorphic
» English DD 5.1
» French DD 5.1
» English, French, Spanish (yellow subs!)
» 730 Days of Night (24m 42s)
» DVD, R1, NTSC
» 1.78:1 Anamorphic
» 30 Days of Night
» David Slade
» Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior, Mark Rendall, Amber Sainsbury, Manu Bennett, Megan Franich, Joel Tobeck, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Nathaniel Lees, Craig Hall, Chic Littlewood, Peter Feeney
Quite a simple package with you regular keepcase stacked tightly together with an extra slimcase and some exclusive slipcase artwork.
The exclusive slipcase is not very fancy and comes with no embossing or other notable pluses (except possibly for the alternate artwork). The quality is okay but it's not very sturdy and pretty much the same quality as your average thin cardboard sleeve.
All in all a rather dull design and not really worth picking up if you don't want the extra bonus disc IMO.
Disc 1 is exactly the same as the standard R1 edition, as it's basically just been re-packaged together with an exclusive bonus disc.
As far as the "regular" special features (of the first disc) are concerned it's got a little of this and a little of that. The featurettes section is not super-packed but it does add up to a little under one hour worth of footage.
All the featurettes on disc 1 are presented with optional english or spanish subtitles, while the audio commentary comes with english subtitles only (and yeah, they're all in yellow).
It's a bit sad that the audio commentary does not include director David Slade but on the plus side, the film is presented in it's original aspect ratio of 2.40:1, which apparently is not available on the R2UK or R4AU releases of the film.
The standard R1 disc also comes with the first episode of upcoming animated series Blood+ (available march 4th on dvd apparently). This runs for 20 min and 40 sec and is presented in 4:3 Fullscreen with english, french or spanish subtitles. And so far, the R1 edition appears to be the only region to feature this extra.
Moving on to the FYE exclusive bonus disc, there is not a lot of options around. The disc automatically plays without any menus or subtitles available.
The exclusive featurette is in fact a 24 min long production diary spanning from day one all the way up to the premiere of the film. So far, this bonus feature has not been available on any other release and certainly pushes this edition into the lead as the best so far if you ask me.
It should be noted that R2UK and R4AU are presented with DTS tracks but then again without the correct aspect ratio so it's really a matter of taste as to what's more important.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a better release coming up but so far the extras are quite simular all over the world apart from the exclusives on this particular release.
This release is exclusive to FYE stores in the US but is now completely sold out. In comparison the regular R1 release it adds a slimcase with an exclusive bonus disc as well as an exclusive slipcase with alternate artwork. The included keepcase and the movie disc is still exactly the same as the regular R1 release.