The DVD will be released in the UK on September 5th 2005. There is a UK exclusive, 2 disc edition (2nd disc only available if bought in the UK).
The Bonus 2nd disc is a making-of documentary called “Don’t Crash”, directed by Grant Gee. (it’s fantastic – I’ve seen it and it is like a film in itself!)
By the way, a reliable source has hinted that this 2nd disc won’t be available in the US for another 3 months…!!
There are 2 different packaged versions of the DVD going on sale:
1) Gift Pack version – This includes the 2 discs, the film edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book and 6 art cards 2) 2 disc DVD only
Keep an eye on www.hitchhikersmovie.co.uk an extra DVD section has just gone live!
Here is a great pic of the gift pack we will all want to get (don't talk to me about the 2 disc DVD only or the US one DVD set!!) :
Here is the content of the 2 DVD disc UK edition :
Don't Crash – Bonus Disc:
UK exclusive featurette of the making of the film and documenting the journey from the initial green light to the galactic premiere
Extras on Disc One (the film is also on Disc One):
Making of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
Behind the scenes with interviews from cast and crew
Additional Guide Entry:
Learn all about the mind-bogglingly useful Babel Fish
EARTH: MOSTLY HARMLESS
Having hitched a ride moments before its destruction, Arthur looks Earth’s Guide entry up
WE’RE GOING TO WIN
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz motivates his bureaucrats
DELETED SCENE: IMPOSSIBLE FORCES
As the Vogons attack, Zaphod is re-acquainted with his vice-president
Really Deleted Scenes:
The Trillian rescue scene gets the full Hollywood treatment, but actors Martin Freeman and Mos Def have some concerns…
Arthur realises Slartibartfast’s plans are wholly evil
Sing Along "So Long And Thanks for All the Fish":
The movie's musical opening number, sung by Earth's second-most intelligent species – and you!
Commentary by Director Garth Jennings, Producer Nick Goldsmith and actors Martin Freeman and Bill Nighy
Commentary by Executive Producer Robbie Stamp and Douglas Adams’ colleague Sean Sollé
A simple word game with detachable results
You never know where you’ll end up