Picks and Pans Review: DVD View
These new DVD special editions will help you prep for this summer's blockbusters.
•T2: Extreme DVD (Artisan, $29.98) In 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day proved that action flicks could have eye-popping effects and a moving storyline. Extras 16 extra minutes, which actually enhance the film, a witty Pop-Up Video-like trivia track and enthralling audio commentary by director James Cameron, who at one point takes a sly swipe at July's Cameron-less Terminator 3. (R)
•The Animatrix (Warner, $24.98) This exhilarating collection of nine animated short films offers new insight into the Matrix world. Plot points from two of the shorts, the wondrous Final Flight of the Osiris and Kid's Story resurface in The Matrix Reloaded. Extras A terrific primer on Japanese anime. (Not rated)
•The Fast and the Furious Tricked Out Edition (Universal, $26.98) Its script could have used a tune-up, but 2001's Fast still provided quite a rush. Extras Forget the hyperbolic commentary from director Rob Cohen and the bland five-minute prelude to the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and skip to the fun feature on tricking out a car. (Got a spare $50,000?) (PG-13)
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