Title: Free Enterprise
Starring: William Shatner
Released: 31st May 2005
Anchor Bay has officially announced a new Free Enterprise: 5 Year Extended Edition which stars William Shatner and Emmy Winner Eric McCormack. This new two-disc set will be available to own from the 31st May, priced at around $29.98. As well as a brand new DiviMax Director’s Cut with an additional five minutes of footage, the set will include brand new audio commentaries with Stars William Shatner, Eric McCormack and Rafel Weiger, Director/Editor/Co-Writer Robert Burnett & Producer/Co-Writer Mark Altman, an 8-bit subtitle trivia track explaining Free Enterprise Arcana, a ninety-minute documentary on the making of the film, and a twenty-minute featurette entitled A Look Back at Free Enterprise. Completing this impressive package will be thirty minutes of deleted scenes, a Café Fantastique Pilot, footage from a ’98 San Diego Comiccon Panel featuring filmmaker and star Rafel Weiger, a twenty-two minute 'Sci-Fi Dinner', screen tests, a No Tears for Ceaser music video and a TV spot. We'll bring you artwork shortly.
03-17-05, 02:23 AM
I already have the old DVD from Pioneer, any real reason to upgrade?
03-17-05, 06:09 AM
I have the old edition as well but the new commentary track sounds interesting and I'm happy they're keeping the trivia track. We'll see.
03-17-05, 07:28 AM
Kind of tempted but I'm also kind of sick of double dipping ;) Might have to wait a bit on this one...
03-17-05, 09:57 AM
Son of a bitch. Just finally broke down and bought the old disc. Don't think I'll end up double-dipping on this one.
03-17-05, 10:30 AM
The old disk stated that its 5.1, but its not. I'll probably double dip :/
03-17-05, 11:53 AM
Well this new transfer is anamorphic. I wouldn't have cared for this release, but I recently bought a 16X9 television so I'm an anamorphic freak now. I'll double dip on this one.
03-17-05, 11:56 AM
this was a great blind buy for me. never thought a christmas ornament could be used as a bargaining tool like that.
03-17-05, 12:04 PM
It looks like the commentary on the existing disc won't be carried over... unless I'm reading this incorrectly (??)
They call the commentaries on this Anchor Bay edition "all new".
03-17-05, 07:28 PM
I wonder why they misspelled Rafer Weigel's name wrong...twice.
03-17-05, 09:58 PM
I love Free Enterprise, so I'll probably double-dip. Besides, it's an anamorphic transfer, so that alone makes it enticing.
06-02-05, 10:34 PM
so i guess this got pushed back...no new date
from the anchor bay website
FREE ENTERPRISE (1998)
Two sci-fi/comic geeks get more than they bargained for when they befriend their idol, William "Capt. Kirk" Shatner and discover he is not quite the man they imagined him to be. From producer Mark Altman (THE SPECIALS) comes this hilarious comedy which will have a new DiviMax hi-def transfer with enough new extras to fill a 2 Disc Set!
Starring: Eric McCormack, William Shatner - Director: Robert Meyer Burnett
06-03-05, 04:04 PM
Wonder why it didn't say, "From producer Mark Altman (HOUSE OF THE DEAD)..." :p Actually, I love FREE ENTERPRISE, but couldn't resist!
06-03-05, 04:46 PM
Never seen this flick. Going to pick this one up for sure.
06-03-05, 05:08 PM
it was a fun blind buy for me, too. i know collectors/fans like the characters in the movie. too funny.
06-03-05, 11:21 PM
i saw it once and thought it was really funny...wouldn't say i'm a trek fan, but i know some trek fans...and that was enough to make it for me
06-03-05, 11:30 PM
I really loved this movie but for some reason I never bought the old release. So I'm definitely in.
06-04-05, 09:16 AM
A definite double dip for me, my favorite blind buy pickup probably.
08-04-05, 12:20 PM
Did this get cancelled or delayed?
08-04-05, 08:13 PM
see post 12 above
08-20-05, 11:55 AM
Any word from anywhere on when we might see Anchor Bay's Free Enterprise special edition?
09-28-05, 08:52 PM
Any news on this?
01-08-06, 05:32 AM
best buy has a preorder page set up for free enterprise.
someone at HTF says that the anchor bay site lists best buy as getting some sort of exclusive...
01-08-06, 06:28 PM
Can't wait for this to come out. I remember breaking down and paying $31 for the first release. I think it was worth it. This hits a little too close to home for my friends and I. The movie is hoot if you're into anything like comics, Trek and Sci-Fi.
01-17-06, 05:21 PM
from the bits
Also today, our old friend Robert Burnett has let us know that his long-awaited Free Enterprise: Extended "Five Year Mission" Edition will finally be released by Anchor Bay on 3/7. The 2-disc set will feature the film in a new Divimax anamorphic widescreen transfer with 6 minutes of added footage. Audio will be included in Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras on Disc One will include two new commentary tracks (the first with writer/producer Mark A. Altman and director Burnett, and the second with stars William Shatner, Eric McCormack and Rafer Weigel along with Burnett). Disc Two will add the now 20-minute longer documentary, Where No Fan Has Gone Before: Making Free Enterprise - The Atavachron Edition, featuring never-before-seen deleted scenes, extended takes, bloopers and interview material. Additional extras will include still more deleted scenes and the unaired television pilot Cafe Fantastique. You'll also get a 10-page booklet of liner notes.
01-17-06, 05:31 PM
why didn't they do this the first time around? :mad:
Yeah I'll probably double dip again :( (just answered my own question).
01-17-06, 06:27 PM
well to be fair, the old dvd came out in 1999...thats seven years ago now... I think that is ample time for a second version to come with special features in full effect
01-17-06, 10:56 PM
I'll definitely double-dip. I love this movie. And as Cameron pointed out, it's been over 6 years since I picked up the previous DVD, so I can hardly fault Anchor Bay for releasing a new version. Plus, this one's anamorphic with 5.1 audio.
I just hope that trivia track is carried over to the new disc.
01-18-06, 07:29 AM
01-18-06, 02:06 PM
This was one of my very early DVD purchases in Nov. of 1999. I've only watched it two or three times, so I'm not sure I'll double-dip, but an anamorphic transfer would be nice.
"Almost there! Stay on target."
02-27-06, 07:35 PM
I don't think its bad that they waited 9 years for the 2nd version. What kills me is these days they wait a year or two and do a editors cut or a box set. That just really makes me mad.
I am looking forward to seeing the deleted sceens and the music video. Had no clue they made a video. I wonder what the "eggs" will be like?
03-07-06, 12:03 AM
Got mine in the mail today. First, kudos to DDD. I ordered this several months ago at $11.99 and then the release was severely delayed and they cancelled my order. I called them up and told them I want this movie whenever it comes out and asked that they honor the $11.99 price I had ordered it for. Several months later when the preorder came out I called them up, and sure enough, they checked their files and verified the promise to sell it to me for $11.99 - so that's what I ended up paying.
Haven't watched it all yet..but started on the 2 commentaries (the writer/directors & the actors/including Shatner)..both are excellent..I kept switching between them - fun stuff - this is a really great movie. And it really looks loaded with extras. Evidently the movies longer now too.
My one disappoitnment though: I had heard the earlier version (the 2nd?) of this had a subtitle track of popcultural references. Seems they did away with it on this version. Bummer. It sounded like that would be pretty cool..especially when watching this with a less SF-initiated friend!
03-07-06, 09:51 AM
picked up my Bestbuy exclusive edition this morning for $15.99. they only had 4 copies on the shelves. can't wait to watch it again tonight.
03-07-06, 12:08 PM
I was unaware there was an exclusive edition at Best Buy. What does it come with?
03-07-06, 12:11 PM
see here (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat83700050011).
Best Buy Exclusive! Best Buy is the only place you can get Free Enterprise (Special Edition) with two exclusive bonus featurettes: "Sneak Peek at Free Enterprise 2: The Search for Shatner" and "Our Favorite Trek Episodes"!
03-07-06, 12:20 PM
I'm nowhere near a best buy so i placed an order online for in store pick up. Do you know if the extra features come on a separate disc (card board sleeve)?
03-08-06, 05:04 PM
I ordered it straight from anchor bay. It is a two disc set so the extra features are likely to be on the second disc. That is usually how these things go.
03-08-06, 05:53 PM
Yeah, I was talking about the "exclusive" features that Best Buy has. They are on the second disc.
The sneak peak is really just the director talking about the script. No actual footage is shown. Was a little bummed about that.
03-09-06, 01:06 PM
i am very interested in seing the film now with all of the deleted scenes that were cut & see how it looks & feels this time out.. also that foil card is quite nice looking.. but wow they have jampacked this with alot of bonus features.. i was cracking up at shatner thruout the film, just seeing him mocking hisself was quite funny
03-10-06, 03:11 PM
Even though this DVD has the kinds of background features that you will usually find on many other DVDs, the stands out with this DVD is that all of them are not only interesting, but also amusing. Even with the ‘making of’ documentary running at just under an hour, it is both self-deprecating and humorous.