As you guys know the director's cut will be (only) a few minutes longer than the theatrical release and hit the shelves on January 8th 2007. But on top of these few extra minutes you will find this on the DVDs:
Audio commentaries by director David Fincher, Jake Gyllenhall, Robert Downey Jr., producer Brad Fischer, screenwriters James Vanderbilt and James Ellroy 3 The Film featurettes ("Zodiac Deciphered", "The Visual Effects of Zodiac" and "Digital Workflow") 3 Sequence Breakdowns ("Blue Rock Springs", "Lake Berryessa" and "San Francisco") 5 "The Facts" featurettes ("This is the Zodiac Speaking", "Lake Herman Road", "Blue Rock Springs", "Lake Berryessa" and "San Francisco") 4 "Prime Suspect" featurettes ("His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen", "Linguistic Analysis", "Jeopardy Surface: Geographic Profiling" and "The Psychology of Aggression: Behavioral Profiling") 2 text-based features ("Special Agent Sharon Pagaling-Hagan's Behavioral Profile of the Zodiac" and "Dr. Kim Rossmo's Geographic Profile of the Zodiac") ... and the film's theatrical trailer.
Wow! So that sure sounds like the typical Fincher package, crammed with extras and specials that definitely make this worth a buy or two!
What surprises me is the mentioning of a commentary track by screenwriter James Ellroy, who does not have an official writing (or producing) credit for this film. Since Ellroy and Fincher had probably been collaborating on the film-adaptation of "The Black Dahlia", maybe Ellroy did some uncredited work on "Zodiac" as well? Guess we'll have to wait for the Director's Cut to find out.
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