Eureka will release Robert Mulligan's 1972
horror gem The Other on April the 17th.
The 20th Century Fox film, about
nine-year-old twins growing up on a Connecticut farm in the 1930s, is
rarely-seen, but well-remembered.
The film features renowned acting coach Uta
Hagen in a rare role in front of the cameras, Star Trek - The Next
Generation's Diana Muldaur, and, in a small role, the late John
Eureka's disc presents the film in
full-frame 4:3 format. It's a pretty
good-looking transfer, although lightly flecked with film and negative
dirt. The audio is a Dolby Digital 2.0 track, at 192kbps.
It's a DVD-5 disc, coded for all regions
(with PAL video). The framing looks OK, but may be missing some peripheral
The disc features an original theatrical
trailer (also in 4:3 format); an image gallery. There are also two
interesting PDF files: one featuring the film's continuity and dialogue
script (rather worryingly labelled "WIDE SCREEN"), and one featuring the
film's music cue listing. Neither are documents the public usually gets a
peek at, and so their inclusion here is especially noteworthy. T
film's score is by Jerry Goldsmith. A lot of his score was ditched during
editing. Cues from the score were featured on the 1997 CD for The
Vista Home Entertainment has officially announced the DVD release of
The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, which
is due on April the 3rd.
There are two versions: a single-disc
version, and a two-disc version.
Disc one of the two-disc set will feature
the film, two commentaries (one by the filmmakers, and another by the
"director and kids", Fun Facts and bloopers. Disc two will feature
various featurettes, titled Creating Narnia - Behind The Scenes;
Chronicles of a Director; The Children's Magical Journey;
Evolution of an Epic ("in depth" features on C.S.Lewis - One Man's
Mind, Cinematic Storytelling, Creating Creatures,
Anatomy of a Scene: The Melting River); Creatures' Lands and
Legends (hosted by Mr Tumnus); Creatures of the World;
Explore Narnia and Legend in Time.
As is usual for BVHE, no technical spec's
were announced. Neither was the RRP, which is believed to be £24.99.
Here's a look at the two-disc edition...
Right Entertainment are releasing
"digitally restored" collector's editions of three Gordon Murray series,
Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley on the 27th of
March, the 24th of April and 22nd of May, respectively.
Each thirteen-episode series has been
"fully restored using state-of-the-art technologies reproducing the
original broadcast quality of the colour and sound", and will feature
bonus material: an interview with Gordon Murray on Trumpton; "the
story of the restoration" on Chigley; and the Windy Miller Quaker
Oats commercials on Camberwick Green.
Each disc has an RRP of £14.99. Considering
that that's two or three times the cost of the earlier versions, let's
hope that the re-mastering is revelatory, and the bonus material more
substantial than it sounds!
20th March Update - the Camberwick Green
disc will now not feature the Quaker Oats adverts.
27th March Update - new dates:
Camberwick Green on May 8th, Chigley on June 19th
Here are the very nice sleeve images...
A three-part science fiction miniseries
created by Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin about the Bermuda Triangle, The
Triangle, will be released on DVD by Momentum on April the 10th.
The series, aired in the US at the end of
last year, on the Sci-Fi Channel, and will be shown here by the BBC in
March or April. It stars Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Bruce Davison, Lou
Diamond Phillips and Sam Neill. Apparently "the production is undaunted by
the perceived confides of the medium". Ahem. It features more than
eight-hundred effects shots supervised by Oscar winner Volker Engel (Independence
The double-disc set will apparently be
"presented in limited packaging". The press release didn't reveal the
technical specifications, or the RRP, but does list the bonus material: a
twenty-minute Sci-Fi Inside - Making The Triangle featurette, and
about a hundred minutes of cast and crew interviews (TBC).
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