2nd October 2004
A page of menu screens from Warner Home
Video's forthcoming releases of The Beast Must Die and Blood of
Fu Manchu discs is available
here. I've also
added screen grabs from the Warner Home Video and Anchor Bay UK versions
of The Beast Must Die. Neither version is very impressive, but
Warner's version has the edge for colour balance and detail.
Back on Monday, with news, updates and new
29th September 2004
have reduced the price of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy - The
Tertiary Phase triple-CD set to a jaw-dropping £9.59 - click
here to pre-order a copy! They've also got the Douglas Adams at the
BBC set for the same price. The Tertiary Phase is released on
October the 25th. Be aware that the BBC are planning to release a Dolby
Digital 5.1 version of the series.
28th September 2004
you're a fan of Smallville, the Warner Brothers series about
Superman's teen years, you might like to peruse the Smallville - Season
1 Official Companion book review that I've written. You can find it
I've added a new Reviews Index page
today, to facilitate easy access to the film, book and audio book reviews.
You can find the page
or by clicking on the "Reviews Index" button near the top of the left-hand
column. You can get to the DVD reviews that way, too (as well as via the
Tartan have announced the addition of four
more Begman films to its catalogue. These are due on December the 6th.
These are: Torment (Bergman's debut as screenwriter, 1944), Port
of Call (1958), the 1954 comedy A Lesson In Love and
controversial 1969 TV movie The Rite. Each film has been restored
and re-mastered, and will be presented in their original aspect ratio.
Other extras will include trailers and notes by Philip Strick. RRP is
27th September 2004
begin the week with another new review! Contributor
Mike Hadfield has taken a look at Universal's Columbo - The Complete
First Season DVD set, which was released recently.
The six-disc set features two pilot movies, and the first seven
movie-length episodes, from 1971. It's worth noting that, despite the
series appearing on three different terrestrial channels recently, quite a
few episodes of the long-running series haven't been transmitted for a
very long time! Click on the sleeve image, right, or
here to read it.
There are three new competitions beginning
today, offering you the chance to win Granada Ventures' new The
Prisoner box set, the second season of Millennium, from
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment - out today! - and a copy of
Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, and some sunny T-shirts, courtesy of Momentum and
Focus Pictures! Click on the banners, above, or
here for The
here for the Millennium competition, or
here for the
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind competition!
you're in London this afternoon, you might want to attend Christopher
Lee's signing at the Forbidden Planet Megastore (it's at 179 Shaftesbury
Avenue, if you've not been in the last year or so).
Mr Lee will (only) be signing copies of the
two-disc Jinnah DVD (which Lee regards as the best and most
important film he's appeared in), and The Dark Secret CD (of which
I know nothing, sorry!)
The signing takes place between 5 and 6pm.
You can contact Forbidden Planet for more details (on 0207420 3666), or
order signed copies from their mail order department (on 0207 7803 1900).
There's no update from Ceri this week. For
the latest bargains visit The High Street section of
Roobarb's DVD Forum.
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