9th June 2006
Vista will release the first half of the second season of
on July the 17th - three months before the Region 1 release. It will
include the first twelve episodes of the series.
The four-disc set includes an entire disc
dedicated to bonus material, including a look at the location filming of
seven episodes, Lost on Location; two exclusive never-before-seen
Lost Flashbacks; Flashbacks and Mythology (behind the scenes
with the creative team); eleven deleted scenes; and commentary tracks
(including contributions by Evangeline Lilly); and Even More Secrets
Under The Hatch.
It will also include a promo' by David
LaChapelle (possibly the wonderful Portishead-scored slow-motion
ballet-like promo' shown by Channel 4 - although what are the odds that
the music will have been replaced by something generic - as it was on the
version available from Channel 4's website?) The RRP is believed to be
it's beginning to seem like CSI central around here, it's because
Momentum Pictures have so many half-season sets of the three CSI
series to release that there's one every other week until October!
The latest to tell you about is
Crime Scene Investigation - Season 5 - Episodes 5.13-5.25, which
is due on June the 26th.
As usual, the set features the episodes in
1.78:1 anamorphic format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (at 448kbps), and
optional English subtitles.
The series includes the explosive two-part
season finale, Grave Danger, which was directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Guest stars include Donna Murphy, John Saxon, Andrew Prine, Tony Curtis
and, in his last acting role, Frank Gorshin.
The set features four episodes with
commentary tracks: Spark of Life (by Ken Fink and Allen MacDonald),
4 x 4 (by Terence O'Hara, David Rambo, Dustin Lee Abraham and Naren
Shanker), Committed (by Richard J. Lewis and Jorja Fox) and
Weeping Willows (by Marg Helgenberger and Ken Fink). There are also
three featurettes: Season 5 - A Post Mortem (19m), CSI:
Tarantino Style (18m) and a bunch of clips that make up CSI:
Procedures on the Scene and in the Lab (16m).
The RRP is £39.99. Menu screens from this
set can be seen here.
8th June 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Network has kindly supplied us with an
interview with The Last Seduction's screenwriter Steve Barancik, in
support of the release of their
Last Seduction - Special Edition DVD, on Monday. Click
read the interview, and discover who - thankfully - missed out on the
chance to play Linda Fiorentino's role, and what the film was originally
going to be called.
My thanks to Network.
Home Video will release the first season of
on July the 17th.
The two disc set features all thirteen
"30m" episodes of the animated series, which takes place a couple of years
after Batman Begins. The series features Batman tackling updated
versions of familiar foes like The Joker, The Penguin, Catwoman, The
Riddler and The Wombat, with a new arsenal of bat-gadgets, including a new
version of the Batmobile.
However, all is not well in Gotham City.
The UK edition appears to be bonus-free: the Making of...
featurette and other more disposable goodies that are on the Region 1
edition weren't mentioned in the press release. Unofficial RRP for the UK
edition is £17.99.
Warner Home Video will release the second
season of The Waltons on July the 2nd.
The five-disc set will feature twenty-four
episodes, including the two-part Emmy-winning The Thanksgiving Story.
for for the Incoming listing, which also has the pack-shot. Unofficial
RRP is £39.99.
information about Optimum Releasing's
Dust Devil DVD is now available.
The film is presented in 1.86:1 ratio, with
anamorphic enhancement. It has Dolby Digital 2.0 audio (at 224kbps), with
no subtitle option. The version of the film on the disc runs for 103'67",
about fifteen seconds longer
previously-released UK home video versions (according to the BBFC). This
may be attributed to logo' changes. The disc is a DVD-5, and the main
feature has an average bit-rate of 5.53Mb/sec.
The disc has four deleted scenes (Cross
Lines 1 (1'24"), Bethany Train (1'03"), Crossed Lines 2
(1'05") and Final Apparition (24")), which have been taken from
timecoded VHS tapes, and a commentary track (by director Richard Stanley).
I've sampled the commentary, and it's excellent - fans of the film are
going to be thrilled.
Menu screens from the disc can be seen
Devil will be released on June the 25th, with an RRP of £15.99.
5th June 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
There's a new DVD review on the site today!
It's of John Dahl's 1994 film noir classic The Last Seduction.
Network will release this two-disc edition of the film next week. Click on
the sleeve image, right, or
here to read the review.
for the latest etailer prices (last time I checked,
The Hut had the best deal - offering the film for a very cool £7.49).
page continues to evolve, with numerous new additions and updates. Check 'em
Note: clicking on any highlighted title
will take you to the disc's Incoming entry.
Releasing will release David Lynch veteran Scott Coffey's
film about an aspiring actress struggling with life in LA, Ellie Parker,
on DVD on July the 24th.
The film, which stars Mulholland Drive's
Naomi Watts as the actress in question, was developed from a 2001 short
film (which also starred Watts). It also features Chevy Chase and Keanu
Reeves. The DVD will feature a commentary track; deleted scenes and a
theatrical trailer. Technical specifications were not announced. The RRP
Tartan will release Alison Maclean's 1992
Crush on July the 24th. Described as "a powerful psychological
thriller with shades of The Last Seduction" - hey! synergy! - the
film is about two friends who are involved in a car crash on their way to
visit a novelist. The film stars Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden.
The disc will have an anamorphic transfer,
and a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1 and DTS audio tracks. The RRP is
Arrow films is releasing four films by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder on August the 7th: Fear Meets The Soul,
The Merchant of Four Seasons, The Marriage of Maria Braun and
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. More details
Pictures will release Jean-Marc Valleé's award-winning autobiographical
C.R.A.Z.Y. on DVD on August the 21st. The film follows the life of
its protagonist from birth in 1960, via teenage years obsessed with Bruce
Lee movies and glam rock, to self-discovery in the 80s.The movie
extensively features music of the period, from The Rolling Stones and
David Bowie, to punk and Charles Aznavor.
The disc will feature an "exclusive"
Script Factory Masterclass with the director, at the Gothenburg Film
Festival; a Q&A with the director and key cast, introduced by
Kaleem Aftab, following the film's UK premiere; and a theatrical trailer.
Technical spec's were not announced. The RRP is believed to be £19.99.
Warner Home Video will release the MTV
Joe's Apartment on July the 24th. The film, a black comedy about a
young man (Sliders' Jerry O'Connell) who lives in a 'roach-filled
apartment, won an award for it's special effects animation.
The film will be presented in 16:9 format,
with Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound audio. The RRP is believed to be
£12.99 (Warner's PR company has stopped putting the RRP on the press
releases). HMV are listing it as an exclusive, but most of the other
etailers are listing it, too.
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