The latest in Warner Home Video’s Raw Feed direct-to-video series, Otis (Uncut), was originally scheduled to appear on Blu-ray day-and-date with DVD earlier this summer. Shortly before release Warner pulled only the Blu-ray version from the release schedule and a few weeks later rescheduled it for October 7.
Now we’ve learned Warner has scrapped the original cover art featuring a big shot of Otis and gone with a collage layout instead. You can view both the old and new covers below (the old is on top).
We also have the new back cover for Otis on Blu-ray which reveals the disc specs: widescreen 2.4:1 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio.
Missing from the back cover is any sign of the extra features announced way back in March. We cross-checked the relatively new Body Heat Blu-ray press release that includes Otis and the extras aren’t listed there either.
Are the extras included or aren’t they? We don’t have a definitive answer but it sure looks like they’ve been scrapped. Just in case, here’s a refresher of what they were once scheduled to include.
- Commentary by Director Tony Krantz and Writer Erik Jendresen
- The Twisted World of Otis in which the cast and crew discuss how and why comedy works within the confines of the film
- Suite 16, the home movie of Otis
- Alternate Ending with introduction by Tony Krantz – gives a starkly different tone and finality to the film.
Otis (Uncut) on Blu-ray will carry an SRP of $28.99. You can support HDR by choosing to pre-order Otis through Amazon.com at a discounted price through this link.