Additional extras include two episodes of
Time Team Extra (the 1998 follow-up series); and a new film,
Geofizz Explained, which shows viewers three different Geofizz
The line-up is:
Mick Aston's choice: Llygadwy, Wales
Phil Harding's choice: Ancaster, Lincs
(Roman town and burials)
Tony Robinson's choice: Wierre Effroy,
France (a crashed Spitfire)
John Gater's choice: Turkdean, Gloucs
Helen Geake's choice: Braemore, Hampshire
Stewart Ainsworth's choice: High Worsall,
N. Yorks (medieval village)
Victor Ambrus's choice: Nevis, West Indies
Carenza Lewis's choice: Cirencester, Gloucs
A word from Tony
Nevis, West Indies Part 2
The RRP for the set is £24.99.
details of Anchor Bay's forthcoming
Time Bandits - The 25th Anniversary Edition DVD are now available.
The film itself is presented in 1.78:1
anamorphic widescreen format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0 (at
192kbps), 5.1 (at 448kbps) or DTS (at 768kbps) audio tracks. It wasn't
possible to get a reliable bitrate reading (it might be
The bonus features are a commentary track
(by Gilliam, Palin and Cleese); an interview with Gilliam and Palin (27m);
an extract from a July 1981 edition of the ITV film magazine programme
Clapperboard (17m); an interview with Gilliam and Palin (27m); the
elaborate theatrical trailer; and several text or image-based galleries:
scrapbook; biographies; film notes; dream facts; production photo gallery;
missing storyboard scene; storyboard extracts; hidden Spiderwoman
storyboard with photo and script.
Menu screens from this release can be found
A few clips are also available:
Something strange in Kevin's bedroom...
Kevin meets the Time Bandits
The Time Bandits Meet Napoleon
Kevin Meets Robin Hood
A new press release has confirmed the bonus
Nameless DVD (see
below). The extras will be a Making of..., a trailer and a music
26th July 2006
Christopher Lee will join Robin Hardy at
the London launch of his new book Cowboys For Christ tomorrow at
Borders Bookstore, 203 Oxford Street, at 7pm. More information about the
book at the
24th July 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Apologies that there was only one News
entry last week. Sadly real life got in the way!
There are two new competitions starting
today, offering you the chance to win a copy of Optimum's The Collected
Adventures of Asterix DVD set (which is released next week), or a copy
of Fox's Boston Legal - Season One set (which is released today).
Click on the banners, above, or
here for the
Asterix competition, or
here for the
Boston Legal competition.
page continues to evolve. Lots of new titles were added in the last
week. There are a lot of great titles out today, not least of which the
new BBC telefantasy titles (Adam Adamant Lives, etc).
One minor inconvenience to note - Choices
Direct has updated its website software, so some of our links aren't
working at the moment. We'll be working on the problem.
Don't forget that you can also access a
list of titles released in the last four weeks
It's not a definitive list (it's created using the 'expired' Incoming
data), but it will help you spot any interesting titles you might have
will release Brit Pack thriller
Final Cut (the 1998 film starring Ray Winstone, Jude Law and Sadie
Frost) on DVD on September the 25th. The film, which was directed and
produced by The Krays' Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis, is about a
group of friends who gather together after a funeral, to discover that for
the last two years the deceased had been secretly filming them...
The disc will feature a director's
commentary track, and cast interviews (this information has not been
picked up by most of the main etailers). No technical details were
announced. The RRP is £15.99. (A relatively bare-bones version of Final
Cut was released by MGM in April 2000).
third series of
King of the Hill will be released by Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment on August the 21st.
The set contains twenty-five episodes,
including shows with guest stars Mary Tyler Moore (Revenge of the
Lutefisk), Sarah Michelle Gellar (And They Call It Bobby Love),
William H. Macy (Pregnant Paws), Buddy Ebsen (A Fire Fighting We
Will Go) and Billy Bob Thornton (Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men).
As usual, the episodes will be presented in
4:3 format, with Dolby Digital 2.0 audio. Unlike the first two seasons,
which had a lot of bonus material, the third season is extras-free (it's
the same as the Region 1 edition. Bummer!) The RRP is £24.99.
fourth season of
will be released by Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment on August the 14th.
The six-disc set will feature twenty-two
episodes. Bonus features will include commentary tracks (by director Mark
Tinker and writer Bill Clark on Where's Swaldo? and Alice
Doesn't Fit Here Anymore; and by star Andrea Thompson and guest star
Debra Christofferson on Tom and Geri); and two behind-the-scenes
featurettes, titled Through The Lens: The Look of Blue (16m) and
In With The Blue (22m). The RRP is £44.99.
Warner Home Video will release
Supernatural Season One Part Two on August the 21st. The RRP is
£29.99, but a couple of etailers are listing it for as low as £17.99
(click the Incoming link, above, for details).
Buena Vista will release the fourth season
Scrubs on September the 18th (before anywhere else in the world).
The four-disc set will include deleted scenes, audio commentaries and a
Nameless, the film based on a novel by Ramsey Campbell (which was
here a few weeks ago) has been re-scheduled for September the 4th. The
disc will be released by Altra Films (a Dogwoof label). The revised press
release still doesn't mention any bonus material.
Hyams' long-delayed, critically-hammered science fiction thriller
Sound of Thunder will finally be released on DVD on September the
The film, an adaptation of the classic Ray
Bradbury time paradox story, stars Ben Kingsley, wearing one of the most
bizarre wigs in Hollywood history, Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack and
The film will be presented in 2.40:1
widescreen format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Sadly, but not
surprisingly, the only bonus feature is a trailer. The $50m+ movie was
practically abandoned by the studio, and given a very low-key theatrical
release in the US (and no theatrical release at all here in the UK). RRP
for the disc is believed to be £17.99.
BBC Audiobooks have announced two new
Doctor Who audio titles.
The first is a narrated version of the 1966
William Hartnell story The Ark. The two-disc set is narrated by
Peter Purves, who played companion Steven Taylor in the series. An
interview with Purves is offered as a bonus feature, on the two-disc set.
The RRP is £13.99, and this is due on August the 7th.
Rather more interesting is Doctor Who at
the BBC: The Plays, which is due on September the 4th. This presents three complete radio plays based on, or
inspired by, the series.
These are Regenerations, about a
group of Belfast friends reunited at a Doctor Who convention (this
play features cameos by Sophie Aldred, and Tom Baker); Blue Veils and
Golden Sands, which offers the story of ground-breaking Radiophonic
Workshop composer Delia Derbyshire; and Dalek, I Love You, the
recent BBC7 play about a young man who meets the girl of his dreams... a
girl named Romana...
The two-disc set has an RRP of £13.99
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