10th January 2007
Home Video will finally release one of the most controversial movies of
the seventies, Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cameron's Performance, on
DVD on March the 5th.
The film, which stars James Fox, Mick
Jagger and Anita Pallenberg, will be presented in 1.77:1 anamorphic
widescreen format, with Dolby Digital mono audio.
The disc features a new twenty-five minute
featurette, Influence and Controversy, and a contemporaneous
five-minute promotional featurette, Memo From Turner. RRP is
HBO Video has confirmed the bonus features
for the forthcoming
Wire - Season 3 DVD set. They are: commentary tracks on episodes
26 (with David Simon and Nina Noble), episode 27 (with Richard Price),
episode 28 (with David Simon), episode 36 (with George Pelecanos and Joe
Chapelle) and episode 37 (with David Simon and Karen Thorson); Museum of
TV and Radio Panel Discussion; and David Simon and Eugene Lang College.
Vista Home Entertainment has announced a digitally re-mastered 25th
anniversary edition of
Fox and the Hound, which will be released on DVD on February the
The disc will feature a new Making of...
featurette titled Passing the Baton (the film was made during a
period of upheaval at the studio); New Best Friends storybook;
Forest Friendship game; a sneak peek at The Fox and the Hound 2
(released on DVD the same day); cast interviews; "and much more".
Bonus features on the
and the Hound 2 disc are a behind-the-scenes featurette, The
Making of the Music; Mutt Mix Master DVD ROM game; playable
demo of Disney DVD GameWorld Dogs Edition; Goofy and Wilbur
animated short; and a music video.
RRP for each disc is apparently £19.99.
Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the first season of the colour
Outer Limits on DVD on April the 30th.
Guest cast in the twenty-two episodes on
the six-disc set include Alyssa Milano, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca De Mornay,
Robert Patrick, Beau Bridges, David Warner and Leonard Nimoy. The set will
include the two-part version of the pilot movie, The Sandkings.
The set will include several featurettes:
Origins of The Outer Limits, The Outer Limits Story; The
Making of Quality of Mercy.
Fox has not confirmed whether or not the
episodes in the set will be the unedited Showtime versions (which featured
nudity, additional violence, and stronger language).
According to the press release the episodes
will be presented in 1.78:1 format (the US discs are in 4:3 ratio), with
2.0 audio. The RRP is £39.99.
The second series of
Dead Like Me will be released on disc by
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment on April the 2nd. The four-disxset
will feature a selection of deleted scenes; a photo' gallery and two
featurettes: Dead Like Me... Again and Putting Life Into Death -
he episodes will be presented in 4:3
format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. The RRP is TBA.
will release the popular 1985-6 sitcom Girls on Top on DVD on
January the 22nd.
The set will contain both series (thirteen
"complete and uncut" half-hour episodes).
The show, about four women sharing a flat
in Chelsea, starred Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Tracey Ullman and Ruby
Wax. It also featured appearances by Joan Greenwood, Helen Lederer, Robbie
Coltrane, Hugh Laurie, and John Sessions. The series was written by
French, Saunders and Wax.
The set will feature two vintage TV
interviews: Ruby Wax on The 6 O'Clock Show (22/1/88) and Tracey
Ullman on Sunday Sunday (8/1/84).
The two-disc set apparently has an RRP of
January's After Dark screenings at the IMAX
cinema at Waterloo are The Prestige (12-13th, 8.45pm), Little
Children (19-25th at 8.45pm, except the 21st) and Casino Royale
(26th Jan - 8th Feb, except 7th Feb).
These will be from standard 35mm prints.
More details from the BFI IMAX
8th January 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
mark the release of Alien Nation: The Complete Series on DVD we
also have a terrific interview with Kenneth Johnson, the legendary
producer behind favourites like V, The Incredible Hulk and
The Six Million Dollar Man.
Naturally, the interview focuses on
Alien Nation, but also touches on the Sherlock Holmes pilot film
Johnson made in 1993, and offers some tantalising details about his plans
for V: The Second Generation. Click
read the interview!
Kenneth has contacted me to let me know
that more information about the forthcoming Alien Nation TV movies
box set has been added to
There you'll find a terrific photo'
of a recent "family reumion" gathering at Kenneth's home. Check it out!
My thanks to Mr Johnson for taking the time
to answer my questions; to Victoria at the PR company, for setting it up;
and to Sandra, for transcribing it!
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can be viewed here.
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