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Special tracks for DVDs

Films include 'Braveheart,' 'Naked Gun'

Mel Gibson will talk about the making of the Oscar-winning “Braveheart” on a newly recorded audio track that’s part of a DVD special edition of the pic to be released Aug. 29 by Paramount Home Video.

It wouldn’t have worked to shoot the movie in Gaelic, Gibson says tongue-in-cheek, “because it would have needed a lot of subtitles.”

He also describes the difficulties recreating pic’s medieval period, noting a bridge that washed away three times.

The DVD will also include the 28-minute featurette on the making of the movie that was produced for the special laserdisc edition a few years ago.

Separately, director David Zucker will provide reflections on the “Naked Gun” trilogy, which he also wrote and produced, in special DVD editions set for release by Paramount on Aug. 15.

Joining Zucker on the audio commentary tracks will be producer Robert K. Weiss. Peter Segal, the director of “Naked Gun 33-1/3: The Final Insult,” and associate producer Michael Ewing will join Zucker and Weiss for that film’s audio commentary. Peter Tilden hosts the audio tracks for the first two films.

New audio commentaries will also enhance special DVD editions from Columbia TriStar Home Video, including James Caan and Billy Dee Williams speaking about “Brian’s Song” (Aug. 8); actors Dwayne Hickman and Michael Callan discussing “Cat Ballou” (Aug. 8); and associate producer Ivan Moffat and production assistant George Stevens Jr. reminiscing about “Shane” (Aug. 15).

Warners is releasing a special edition DVD of “Romeo Must Die” on Aug. 1 that will include three featurettes, two musicvideos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Aaliyah musicvideo “Try Again.”

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