23rd January 2007
Club will release the 1970 BBC series
Six Wives of Henry VIII on DVD on February the 26th.
The four-disc box set will feature all six
feature-length episodes of the series, which starred Emmy award-winner
Keith Michell as Henry VIII, and Annette Crosbie, Dorothy Tutin, Anne
Stallybrass, Elvi Hale, Angela Pleasence and Rosalie Crutchley as his
Bonus features include the 2003 BBC play
The Other Boleyn Girl, which focuses attention on Anne Boleyn's
sister, Mary (played by Natascha McElhone), and What If...? - The
Reformation, a 2000 BBC programme where leading historians examine
what might have happened if Henry VIII had been granted a divorce by the
Pope. RRP for the set is £34.99. Amazon currently have it available for
pre-order for £17.99 - click
Century Fox Home Entertainment will release the 1970 cult favourite
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on DVD as part of their Cinema
Russ Meyer's film, the story of an all-girl
rock band headed for the bright lights of Hollywood, will be presented in
2.35:1 anamorphic format. Bonus features include an introduction by John
Lazar (2m); five featurettes: Above, Beneath and Beyond The Valley
(30m), Look Up At The Bottom - The Music of... (12m), Sex,
Drugs, Music and Murder: Signs of the Time, Baby! (8m); The Best of
Beyond (12m); Casey and Roxanne - The Love Scene (4m);
Z-Man's Far Out Party Favours ("a collection of Dolls treats");
two screen tests (Michael Blodgett and Cynthia Myers (4m) and Harrison
Page and Marcia McBroom (3m)); three trailers and six stills galleries.
This appears to be substantially less than the R1 version, which seems to
have more screen tests, and two commentary tracks (a cast commentary and
one by scriptwriter Roger Ebert). The RRP is £17.99.
have clarified what's going on with the Tremors and The Thing
From Another World DVD releases (see below).
Thing From Another World was going to be a single-disc release,
but has been expanded to a two-disc set, with a new RRP of £15.99. (This
means that some of the etailers are currently under-pricing it based on
the old RRP!) Disc one will feature the original 1951 film, with John
Carpenter commentary, and a colorized version of the film. Disc two will
feature a re-mastered version of the film. (Why didn't they simply combine
the re-mastered version of the film and the Carpenter commentary - who
A double-bill featuring the "re-mastered"
The Thing From Another World and Carpenter's 1982 remake will be
released later this year (probably in April). This will contain the
re-mastered version of the 1951 film, but not the Carpenter commentary.
These are the extras on the Tremors -
Attack Pack discs:
Tremors - Making of Tremors
featurette; trailers (including Tremors II); production notes; cast
and filmmakers' biographies
Tremors 2: Aftershocks - Tremors
and Tremors 2: Aftershocks trailers
Tremors 3: Back To Perfection -
Spotlight On Location; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and
22nd January 2007
Universal Pictures will release a box set
containing the four Tremors movies on March the 5th, the
Tremors Attack Pack. No technical details were announced, and the
press release did not mention whether or not the bonus features from the
standalone Tremors disc would be included. The set has an RRP of
Christian Nyby's classic 1951 science
Thing From Another World will be released by Universal Pictures on
March the 19th.
The UK version will feature several bonus
items that aren't on the US edition (from Warner Home Video), including an
exclusive commentary track by the director of the 1982 remake, John
Carpenter, and a - spit - colorized version of the movie. No technical
details were announced. It will be a two-disc set, with an RRP of £15.99.
This seems to contradict the etailers' listings - most of them have it
with an RRP of £9.99 (making it available for pre-order for as little as
£6.99 - at
HMV, for example). But, the etailers are generally listing it as a
single-disc. Some are listing a Thing From Another World / The
Thing double set, which does fit more with the press release
(especially the bit about the John Carpenter commentary, since The
Thing does have a commentary by the director). The sleeve (below)
supports the idea that The Thing From Another World is a two
disc set (no mention of The Thing), and that it will indeed feature
a Carpenter commentary! Typical Universal Pictures confusion, I'm
Behold. Sleeve art!
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