Films will release the quirky 1991-92 fantasy series Eerie, Indiana
on DVD on July the 10th.
The three-disc box set features nineteen
half-hourish episodes of the show, which featured the adventures of a
thirteen year-old boy who discovers that the town of Eerie is host to all
sorts of paranormal events and characters.
Episodes of the series were directed by Bob
Balaban and Gremlins' Joe Dante (who was also the show's Creative
RRP for the set if £24.99.
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will release the indifferently-received science-fiction action movie
Aeon Flux on May the 22nd.
The film stars Charlize Theron as the
eponymous secret agent / assassin, who made her debut in an animated MTV
The film will be supported with more than
four hours of bonus material, including two commentary tracks (one with
Theron and producer Gail Anne Hurd; and a second with writers Phil Hay and
Matt Manfredi); various featurettes (Creating a World; The
Locations of...; The Stunts of...; The Costume Design
Workshop of... and The Craft of the Set Photographer...); and a
The film will be presented in anamorphic
widescreen format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and optional English
subtitles. The RRP is £19.99.
The featurette about the set photographer
should be interesting. It's something of a dying art, and many a good
film has been let down by simply horrible on-set photography (most of John
Carpenter's films, for example). It must be tempting to scrimp on hiring a good
photographer, but using some hack snapper is guaranteed to harm your movie
in the long term (just think of all the terrible Photoshop composite DVD sleeves you've
seen: the chances are that the designers don't have good images to
work from). The quality of promotional photographs from a film can tell me a
lot about the quality of the production. Great photography can create
enormous anticipation for a project (remember the first photo from
Gladiator - the one of Maximus, Tiger and the tiger in the arena?) For
a current example, look at the photo's coming out of Mel Gibson's
Apocalypto - simply stunning!
Home Video will be shamelessly cashing in on the theatrical release of
Superman Returns by releasing a bare-bones disc of Jeannot Szwarc's
Supergirl on June the 26th.
The UK disc is missing all of the bonus
features that were on Anchor Bay's US release (a commentary track,
featurette, trailers, etc). WHV is quoting a running time of "119m", so
it's unlikely to be the 138m Director's Cut version that was
offered as part of Anchor Bay's Limited Edition disc set. No
technical specifications were announced. The RRP is £12.99.
Tartan will release two early Bergman
films, Music in Darkness and Prison, on June the 26th. Both
films will be Region 0 titles, with anamorphic widescreen transfers, and
Dolby Digital 2.0 audio. Both discs will be supplemented by a trailer,
filmographies, and notes by Philip Strick. RRP will be £19.99 each.
Menu screens for Tartan's forthcoming
Flesh For Frankenstein and
Blood For Dracula DVDs can be found
to information provided by the press release, Flesh For Frankenstein
is in 2.31:1 ratio, and Blood For Dracula is in 1.83:1 ratio
(both with anamorphic enhancement).
Revelation will release the third season of
The Tribe on May the 22nd. The seven-disc set will feature
fifty-two episodes, and will have an RRP of £34.99.
The DVD release of Bryan Singer and Dean
Devlin's science fiction mini-series
Triangle has been re-scheduled for May the 29th. The series will
air on BBC1 on May the 27th, 28th and 29th. Menu screens for this two-disc
set can be seen here.
Bay UK will release Larry Cohen's provocative 1972 thriller
on June the 19th.
The film, which stars Alien's Yaphet
Kotto as a criminal who invades the lives of a wealthy white couple living
in Beverly Hills, is presented in 1.84:1 anamorphic widescreen format,
with Anchor Bay's usual choice of Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio tracks.
The film is supported by a commentary track
(by writer / director Cohen); a featurette on prolific producer Jack H
Harris (8m); a featurette titled Unreal, which presents half an
hour of footage from the aborted original version of the film (which
features a different lead actress); trailers; radio spots; posters and
stills galleries; and a Larry Cohen filmography. The RRP is £16.99.
Universal Playback will release the third
season of The A-Team on May the 22nd. The six-disc set will feature
twenty-five episodes, and has an RRP of £34.99.
May the 22nd also sees Universal Playback
releasing the third season of Knight Rider.
The six-disc set will feature twenty-one
episodes, and has an RRP of £34.99.
Here's the sleeve art...
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