New technologies and the digital realm of home theater have brought once distant icons and films closer to us than ever before. Of course, everyone has their Dream DVD, and fans of Village of the Giants are no exception. A dream DVD of Village of the Giants would most likely include: 1)Commentary by Writer/Director Bert I Gordon, 2)A comprehensive photo gallery, 3)Radio, TV & Movie advertisements, 4)A 'Where are they now' featurette with the former cast and crew, 5)A 'Jack Nitzsche Tribute,' showcasing the man who helped with the swinging bass beat rhythms of the giants, 6)A feature chronicling the locations used in the movie, 7)A 'Tribute to HG Wells,' which shows the comparisons of Wells work and their effects on Bert I Gordon's films, and much more.
Of course, the special features would almost all be included on the second disc, while the first disc would feature the film in it's original 1.85:1 aspect ratio (eliminating the more common 1.33:1 aspect ratio that all films are usually formatted with to fit conventional television screens). There would even be an upgrade to Dolby 5.1 Surround sound, elminating the outdated Mono channel we are accustomed to.
And for those of us with the latest in technology, there would be the Blu-Ray release of Bert. I Gordon's film. Much of the same content as the 2-disc DVD would be evident, but the disc would also utilize the BD-Live feature, to show some items that are archived in regards to the film, such as the shooting script, and maybe additional items like costume concepts and more from the film archives.
But what about the music, you say? Those swingin' tracks that we heard that made Toni Basil shake, and Beau Bridges shimmy? For years, many had hoped for a soundtrack like this. Of course, who wouldn't be impressed to see a retro vinyl record that contained the tracks from the film, including the long-lost Mike Clifford trackin, 'Nothing Can Stand in My Way?' Dig THAT nitty-gritty!