the hell are MGM playing at with their Stargate SG-1 DVDs? First
they drop the commentary tracks from the episodes, saying that the usual
participants are now too busy, now that they're producing two series.
These commentaries - some of the most entertaining I've heard - virtually
doubled the disc's value for money quotient, and helped a casual fan of
the series like me to keep tabs on the series' increasingly complex
MGM has now announced the specifications
for Volume 40, and they've reduced the number of episodes on the
disc from the usual four to three. They've done this before, when there's
an odd number of episodes at the end of a season, for example, but there
seems to be no good reason for it now. Where this has happened in the
past, there's been some effort to compensate for the shortfall by
increasing the amount of bonus content. But, as you'll discover, the bonus
features on Volume 40 add up to about forty minutes, about two and
a half hours less that there used to be on the season seven discs!
Volume 40 features three episodes:
Sacrifices, Endgame and Prometheus Unbound. Since
both actresses are featured on the cover, it shouldn't spoil things to
mention that the episodes feature guest appearances by Farscape's
Claudia Black and the return of Star Trek - Enterprise's Jolene
The bonus featurettes on Volume 40
are The Supersoldier: Making of a Monster (15m) and two Beyond
The Gate entries, A Convention Experience With Amanda Tapping
(12m) and A Convention Experience with Michael Shanks (13m).
A thread discussing the new Stargate
SG-1 discs can be found
here, over at Roobarb's DVD Forum. Please feel free to add your
Fox has re-scheduled the release of the
Tru Calling box set (announced
last week) from the 9th of May to the 30th of May.
Tartan has finalised their May release
schedule. The following titles will be released on May the 23rd...
2046 - features exclusive interview
- RRP £19.99
The Isle - interviews with cast and
crew, Making of... documentary - RRP £19.99
JSA: Joint Security Area - extras
TBC - RRP £19.99
Yes Men - exclusive interview with
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno - RRP £15.99
Heimat 2 - seven-disc box set with
extensive background booklet by David Parkinson - RRP £99.99
The Bergman Collection - Eva
and Waiting Women - £19.99 each
The two Bergman Collection titles
are Region 0, the others are all Region 2.
21st March 2005
Not much to report today, so far...
Ceri has updated the
page, which includes new details about a number of forthcoming titles,
including a whole slew of new release dates for Tartan titles. There is
also information about a few unannounced vintage BBC productions,
including tentative release dates for forthcoming DD Video titles.
Previous Zeta Minor News entries can viewed