Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Mike Judge's ill-treated
Idiocracy on DVD on April the 23rd.
The film stars Luke Wilson as the unwitting subject
of a government experiment in hibernation techniques, who is accidentally
put into stasis until the year 2505. When he revives, he finds that the
average IQ has plummeted, and that he's now the smartest man alive...
The film, from the creator of cult
favourite Office Space (not to mention the man who spawned Beavis
and Butt-head and King of the Hill) was given a tiny theatrical
release in the US, where Judge's fans accused the studio of deliberately
sabotaging it's chances.
The film arrives on DVD with English HoH
subtitles. No further technical details were announced. There are
apparently no bonus features, so the UK is missing out on the meagre
handful of deleted scenes that are on the Region 1 disc. The RRP is
Classic will release a new edition of Russell Mulcahy's fine 1986 fantasy
classic Highlander on February the 26th.
Highlander - Immortal Edition is a two disc set that will feature
a "new and exclusive" director's commentary, a "new and exclusive"
ninety-minute documentary; a Christopher Lambert interview; and a trailer.
The set will apparently be released in steel-tin packaging.
The film will be presented in anamorphic
1.78:1 widescreen format, with Dolby Digital "stereo" audio. Further
details and clarification will follow if I receive the check disc I've
asked for. The RRP is £17.99.
Universal Pictures will release two
science-fiction TV series on DVD on March the 26th.
The first is the "six-hour" mini-series
Revelations, which was shown on ITV2 last year. The series will be
presented on a two-disc set, which will include an on-set featurette;
on-set interviews with stars Bill Pullman, Solaris' Natasha
McElhone and Michael Massee, and writer / producer David Seltzer (the man
who wrote The Omen). The set has an RRP of £24.99.
The second is the fifteen-episode series
Surface, which received generally positive reviews when it
appeared on Sky last year.
The series will be offered on a four-disc
set, with deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, Sci-fi
Special Effects; and cast interviews. The set has an RRP of £30.99.
Here is some sleeve art...
BFI IMAX cinema at Waterloo has announced their February After Dark
Here are the details, from the press
Films are screened in their original
theatrical 35mm formats using standard projection (i.e. not IMAX or IMAX
digital re-mastering); the image fills approximately one third of the
screen, making it one of the biggest pictures in London. As the auditorium
is designed as a sound studio, sound quality is excellent. The BFI IMAX, a
485-seater auditorium two minutes from Waterloo station, offers a perfect
view from steeply raked seats. Alcoholic drinks along with snacks, sweets
and soft drinks are available to buy.
The After Dark programme changes
regularly and customers are advised to check local listings information
for details. Tickets prices are: Adults £8.50, Concessions £6.25
Casino Royale (15)
Fri 26 January - Thurs 8 February (except 7 Feb) at 9pm
Flags of Our Fathers (15)
Fri 9 - Thurs 15 February at 9pm
Black Book (15)
Fri 16 - Thurs 22 February at 8.45pm, with additional shows at 6pm on Mon
19 and Weds 21
Déjà Vu (15)
Fri 23 February - Thurs 1 March at 8.45pm, with additional shows at 6pm on
Tues 27 Feb and Thurs 1 March
The BFI IMAX is located at South Bank,
London SE1. Nearest tube is Waterloo. Tickets can be bought in advance
from the ticket desk or by telephone on 0870 787 2525 or online from
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