Friday, 19 January 2001
THE ANIMAL FACTORY (Columbia/TriStar) is director Steve Buscemi’s 2000 drama about prison life, starring Willem Dafoe and Edward Furlong. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and Spanish subtitles.
BATTLEFIELD EARTH (Warner Home Video), released in 2000, is director Roger Christian’s widely derided version of L. Ron Hubbard’s science-fiction novel about humans rebelling against alien domination in the future. John Travolta (one of the film’s producers) and Barry Pepper star. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include an audio commentary track with director Christian and designer Patrick Tatapoulos, three different making-of documentaries, Travolta’s makeup test, a storyboard montage, cast and director film highlights and "hidden extras."