Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release
the third season of sitcom Home Improvement on DVD on January the
The four-disc set will include twenty-five
episodes of the series. In addition, there's an additional bonus, Tim's
Tool Corral, featuring Tool Time girl Debbie Dunning.
Buena Vista will also release the third
season of The Golden Girls on January the 9th.
The four-disc set will
feature twenty-five episodes. Bonus features include a compilation of "the
most entertaining jokes" titled Golden Moments; and a compilation
of "the most hilarious moments from the series", called The Golden
Kong Legends will release the martial arts comedy classic Wheels on
Meals (Kwai tsan tseh) on DVD on January the 30th.
The film, which stars Jackie Chan, Sammo
Hung and Yuen Biao, will be presented as a two-disc Platinum Edition set,
with more than four hours of bonus material.
The film has been "digitally re-mastered
and restored", and will be presented in 16:9 anamorphic format, from a
high definition master. It will feature a choice of English dubbed and
Cantonese (with re-mastered English subtitles) Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks,
and the original Cantonese mono audio track. The film will be accompanied
by a commentary track by the estimable Bey Logan.
The second disc will include an exclusive
interview with Sammo Hung, the film's director and star, titled On
Giants' Shoulders; Born To Fight featurette on action icon Yuen
Biao; Rush and Roll with Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2
director Brett Ratner; The Inside Track with veteran
action-director / stuntman Stanley Tong; Jet Fighter, an interview
and teaching seminar with undefeated kickboxing champion Benny 'The Jet'
Urquidez; King of the Ring featurette with Black Belt Hall of Fame
Karate champion Keith Vitali; outtakes; and a trailer gallery. RRP
for the set is £19.99.
Home Video will release John Huston's Academy Award-nominated film noir
thriller The Asphalt Jungle on February the 13th.
The film, which stars Sam Jaffe, Sterling
Hayden, James Whitmore and Marilyn Monroe, will be presented in 4:3 ratio,
with mono English audio, and optional English subtitles. There's no
indication on the press release that the disc will feature the
introduction by John Huston, or the commentary track, by author Drew
Casper, interspersed with comments by James Whitmore. The RRP is £15.99.
If the lack of bonus features makes you
want to investigate the Region 1 edition, then you might like to know that
the disc is also available as part of Warner Home Video's Film Noir
Classic Collection (a five-film set that retails for about £24).
Home Video will release teen chick flick The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants (sic) on DVD on February the 13th (just in time for
Valentine's Day and the half-term holidays!)
The film is about four lifelong friends on
a journey of self-discovery who have adventures wearing a magical pair of
jeans (shades of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit!) Like
The Gilmore Girls, it, too, stars Sin City's Alexis Bledel
(and Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera and Blake Lively.
The disc will feature deleted scenes with
commentary by director Ken Kwapis; Fun On The Set; Suckumentary
(about one of the character's summer); Sisters, Secrets and the
Travelling Pants - A Video Commentary (sic, in which the cast
reminisce); A Conversation With Ann Brasheres (author of the
enormously popular series of novels used that the film is based on); and a
theatrical trailer. No technical spec's were announced (not that it
matters, because, y'know, it's for the ladies). The RRP is £15.99.
Incidentally, The Sisterhood of the
Traveling Pants was the first to be released simultaneously in
American cinemas, and on DVD in China, in an effort to stem piracy.
Home Video will release The Gilmore Girls - The Complete First Season
on February the 6th.
The six-disc set will include twenty-one
episodes of the series, which is about the relationship between a mother
and her sixteen-year-old daughter. The set will also include additional
scenes, a Welcome to Gilmore Girls documentary, and Gilmore
Goodies and Gossip.
No technical details were announced. The
set has an RRP of £44.99.
The next three volumes of Gerry
Anderson's New Captain Scarlet will be released on DVD by Granada
Ventures on January the 30th. Volumes two, three and four will each
feature three episodes, with an RRP of £7.99 each. Presumably anyone who
was really interested in the series will have bought the box set that came
out in October.
Home Video has announced new dates for three DVD sets that were originally
due to be released earlier this year.
The Essential Steve McQueen Collection
will now be released on February the 6th, with an RRP of £44.99. For
more details see the
News entry for April the 7th.
two Philo Beddoe films,
Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You Can will now
be released on February the 6th. For more information, see the
for August the 24th. Both films will be accompanied by a theatrical
trailer. Nice to see that they've kept the original Bob Peak poster
The Greta Garbo Signature Collection
will now be released exclusively to HMV on January the 23rd. For more
details see the
News entry for the 8th of July.
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Paramount will release a Special Edition
of the most recent Star Trek movie, Nemesis, on December the 26th.
The two-disc set will feature two
commentary tracks (one by director Stuart Baird, and another by producer
Rick Berman); a text commentary by Michael and Denise Okuda; Nemesis
Revisited; New Frontiers (Baird on directing Nemesis);
Storyboarding the Action; Red Alert! Shooting the Action of
Nemesis; Build and Rebuild; Four-Wheeling in The Final
Frontier; Shinzon Screen Test; A Star Trek Family's Final
Journey; A Bold Vision of the Final Frontier; The Enterprise
R; Romulan Lore; Shinzon and the Viceroy; Romulan
Design; The Romulan Senate; The Schimitar; deleted
scenes; storyboards; Production; Props; and a theatrical
trailer. The RRP is £24.99.
Paramount will also release the Star
Trek: Movies Special Collector's Edition I-X box set on Boxing Day.
The twenty-disc set will be packaged in "ultra-slimline" packaging, and
will feature more than fifty hours of bonus features. Each set will be
individually-numbered. The RRP is £129.99.
I've received one of the discs from Fox's
forthcoming The Lone Gunmen box set (which was announced on the
21st of November).
The disc does feature the commentary tracks from the US release, so it's
looking likely that the set will feature the same bonus material as the
Region 1 edition.
Bay will release the third season of the Johnny Depp TV series 21 Jump
Street on DVD on January the 24th. The five-disc set features guest
appearances by Bridget Fonda, Frasier's Peri Gilpin, Dom Deluise,
X-Men 2's Kelly Hu, and Mario Van Peebles. This was the season that
introduced Richard Grieco as a new member of the squad, Officer Dennis
The episodes will be offered with a choice
of Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 audio tracks.
It doesn't look like Anchor Bay have
settled on an RRP for the set. The last set - also a five-disc set - had
an RRP of £29.99. Play.com are listing the new set as having an RRP of
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