Official Ghost Rider DVD Announcement

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced the Ghost Rider DVD for a release on June 12:

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the action-packed superhero box office hit Ghost Rider, which has grossed over $200 million worldwide on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and PSP on June 12, 2007. Two versions will be released on DVD: the one-disc theatrical version and a two-disc extended cut with 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage and over two hours of special features. Based on Marvel Comic’s popular series, the film stars Nicolas Cage (National Treasure), Eva Mendes (2 Fast 2 Furious), Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Sam Elliott (Hulk), Donal Logue (Zodiac) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) in this high-octane adventure. Ghost Rider races onto DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at an SLP of $28.95 for one-disc DVD and $34.95 for two-disc, $38.96 for Blu-ray Disc and $28.95 for PSP.

Viewers will get a chance to go behind-the-action with the DVD bonus feature “Spirit of Vengeance: The Making of Ghost Rider,” which includes commentary with director/writer Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil). The Extended Cut also includes “Sin and Salvation,” which delves into the history of the Ghost Rider comics and how it became a hit. Animatics are also featured.

The Extended Cut of Ghost Rider also includes an additional 15 minutes of never-before-seen footage including more suspense, more story and more excitement! Additional scenes include more backstory between Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) and his father, additional scenes between Johnny and evil incarnate Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda) and an intense confrontation between the Caretaker (Sam Elliot) and Blackheart (Wes Bentley).

Synopsis:

From Marvel Comics, creators of Spider-Man 2.1, Blade and X-Men, comes a new hero….Ghost Rider. Long ago, superstar motorcycle stunt rider Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) made a deal with the devil to protect the ones he loved most: his father and his childhood sweetheart, Roxanne (Eva Mendes). Now, the devil has come for his due. By day, Johnny is a die-hard stunt rider… but at night, in the presence of evil, he becomes the Ghost Rider, a bounty hunter of rogue demons. Forced to do the devil’s bidding, Johnny is determined to confront his fate and use his curse and powers to defend the innocent.

Ghost Rider Theatrical One-Disc DVD Bonus Features Include:

- Theatrical version of the film

- “Spirit of Vengeance: The Making of Ghost Rider” documentary

- Film commentary with director/writer Mark Steven Johnson and VFX Supervisor Kevin Mack

- Film commentary with producer Gary Foster

Ghost Rider Extended Two-Disc DVD Bonus Features Include:

- Extended version of the film with never-before-seen footage

- “Spirit of Vengeance: The Making of Ghost Rider” documentary

- Sin & Salvation: Featurette on the Comic Book Origins of Ghost Rider

- Animatics

- Film commentary with director/writer Mark Steven Johnson and VFX Supervisor Kevin Mack

- Film commentary with producer Gary Foster

Ghost Rider Extended Cut Blu-Ray Disc Bonus Features Include:

- Extended version of the film with never-before-seen footage

- “Spirit of Vengeance: The Making of Ghost Rider” documentary

- Film commentary with director/writer Mark Steven Johnson and VFX Supervisor Kevin Mack

- Film commentary with producer Gary Foster

Source: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment