20th April 2006
urban drama Kidulthood, which was written by Doctor Who star
Noel Clarke, will be released on DVD on May the 22nd by Revolver
The disc will feature what looks like a
good array of bonus material: interviews with director Menhaj Huda, music
supervisor Ian Neil, actors Noel Clarke, Jaime Winstone, Aml Ameem and Red
Madrell; premiere footage; after-party footage (including performances by
Skinny Man and Singa Blinga, Blak Twang, Roots Manuva, DJ Skitz, MCD and
Million Dan); exclusive Arkane music video (Supo Mungam); trailer;
uncensored deleted scenes and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Total
running time is given as "187 mins approx", so the bonus material should
add up to about ninety minutes. Technical spec's weren't announced. RRP
for the disc is £15.99.
Here's the sleeve
art for two titles which are eagerly awaited by telefantasy fans....
Thanks to Evan Marshall for providing
these! Click on the images to get the latest updates from the
database on these!
18th April 2006
received a copy of Fox's Shock Treatment DVD, which is due for
release on May the 22nd. The film will be available in two versions: a
simple box set, which pairs the film with a re-released version of The
Rocky Horror Picture Show (here),
or as a more lavish 'Lips' box set (here),
which also contains a Shock Treatment soundtrack CD, a copy of the
RHPS Audience Par-tic-i-pation Guide book, three Mick Rock stills,
and two RHPS comic books.
The Shock Treatment disc is a
no-frills release, and this will no doubt dissapoint its loyal following. It features
a trailer, which is relatively elaborate, but, aside from that, zilch. The
film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format, with Dolby
Digital 2.0 audio (at 192kbps). The average bit-rate is 6Mb/s, because,
unsurprisingly, it's on a DVD-5. The transfer is rather unimpressive, but
it has vibrant colours, and - grain aside - is pretty clean. It is, of
course, a huge improvement on what's available at the moment, which is
Comparing the new disc to an off-air Sky
Movies recording shows that the new transfer crops the full-frame image
top and bottom, but this results in compositions which are far more
appealing. Menu screens and a couple of sample grabs from early in the
film can be seen
If you've been on any of the cult
TV-related message boards and forums in the last couple of weeks, the
chances are that you'll have heard about the appeal to help Su Woodley, a
mother of two who has been diagnosed with cancer.
You can find a website organised by her
Doctor Who-fan husband, Dave,
here. There's a
thread about this on Roobarb's DVD Forum, which you can find
Their latest fund-raiser is an Ebay auction
of props used in the Eye on Blatchford and Oh Mummy films,
which were featured on the Doctor Who - City of Death and Doctor
Who - Pyramids of Mars DVDs. These have been signed by Pyramids of
Mars star Gabriel Woolf. You can find the items offered
You can, of course, simply donate directly
at Dave's website.
Now, I know that over the last couple of
years this website has probably saved you a few quid, especially if you've
regularly visited our
and Offers pages. Please make a
donation to Dave and Su's appeal. Thank you.
17th April 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
We have a treat for CSI fans
today: interviews with two of the series' stars - Marg Helgenberger (who
plays Catherine Willows) and Gary Dourdan (who plays Warrick Brown). The
interview transcripts were kindly supplied by Momentum, and were in
supplied in note form, so there are a few places where things perhaps
don't make complete sense. I hope CSI fans won't mind that they're
a bit rough-and-ready, and that they'll get a kick out of them. Click
here for the
interview with Marg Helgenberger, or
here for the Gary
Dourdan interview. Check out the best price for the new CSI set
from our affiliates
If you haven't visited our
list in the last few days, do please check it out! Ceri's added dozens of
tempting new titles, and there are more than a few great pre-order
bargains to be found (on Alan Bleasdale's landmark Channel 4 series
Video will follow up their lauded release of The Lost World of Mitchell
and Kenyon with The Lost World of Friese-Greene.
The new disc features all three of the
hour-long episodes of the series, which starts on BBC 2 this week. It
features remarkable colour footage shot during a car journey from Land's
End to John O'Groats, made in 1924 by pioneering filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene.
The journey has been recreated by presenter
Dan Cruikshank, who re-visits the places captured on film by Friese-Greene,
and finds not only friends and relatives of those who appeared in the
original film (called The Open Road), but also some of those who
actually appeared in it as children!
The DVD will feature a bonus featurette,
More Stories, which includes an interview with renowned
cinematographer Jack Cardiff, who remembers Friese-Greene, and extended
interviews with contributors including the grandson of landscape artist
Lamorna Birch, and the son of legendary Cardiff footballer Hughie Ferguson
(total approx. 30m).The disc is released on May the 3rd (after the last
episode is broadcast).
The RRP is £19.99. Check out
disc's Incoming entry for the best offer from Zeta Minor's
Tartan's Asia Extreme label will continue
to ride the J-Horror pony when it releases the first of six films created
by the producer of the original Ring trilogy, Dark Water and
The Grudge, Takashige "Taka" Ichise. The six films will be grouped
under the J-Horror Theatre umbrella title.
The first of these is Premonition
which, as the title suggests, is about a man who can foresee the future.
The disc will be released on June the 26th, with an RRP of £19.99. It will
feature a Making of... documentary; footage from the Japanese Press
Conference, and a featurette called Visual FX Exposed.
Next up is Infection, which is due
on July the 24th. It's about a viral outbreak at a hospital.
Reincarnation will follow in August.
The press release suggests that the discs
will have anamorphic transfers, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1
and DTS 5.1 audio tracks.
Italian composer Ennio Morricone will perform a rare, one-off concert at
the London Hammersmith Apollo Theatre on July the 19th, as part of this
year's retrospective Don't Look Back concert series (official
The concert will include material from the
live Warner Records album Arena Concerto, recorded in Verona, Napoli, Rome
and Siviglia, which includes material from the following films: Once
Upon a Time in America, The Legend of 1900, The Mission,
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (titles), Once Upon a Time in the
West, A Fistful of Dynamite, Cinema Paradiso, The
Untouchables, Novecento, I Promessi Sposi, The Red
Tent and Canone Inverso.
He will be conducting the Gyor Philharmonic
Orchestra and he Crouch End Festival Chorus Choir. Doors will open at 7pm,
and there is no support act. Venue telephone: 0208 563 3800.
Tickets, available from
and other outlets, are £50, £40 and £35.
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