NEWS ARCHIVE - 9th TO 15th APRIL 2007


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13th April 2007


Heads up, Gerry Anderson fans...

“The National Media Museum ( in Bradford is hosting “Gerry Anderson in Conversation” with author Richard Holliss on Sunday the 15th April at 3pm, focussing particularly on his work for ITC, such shows as Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Space:1999.

Tickets for the event are just £5 and can be bought from the Museum’s box office in person on the day, or booked in advance by telephoning 0870 70 10 200. Confirmation of this event was quite late and so tickets are still available. The event is scheduled to last two hours and will include images and clips from Mr Anderson’s programmes.”

11th April 2007


Details of several forthcoming Blu-ray discs from Buena Vista Home Entertainment have been added to the Blu-ray section of the Incoming database. These are: Disney's Dinosaur, the recent Tony Scott theatrical release Deja Vu, King Arthur - The Director's Cut, and mouth-watering two-disc editions of smash hits Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. All are due for release next month.

It's nice to see that Buena Vista is being so aggressive with their Blu-ray releases, adding exclusive content on several titles, and delivering on their promise to make the most of the format's capacity and technical capabilities.

9th April 2007


Second Sight's release of the 1983 BBC adaptation of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde has been officially re-scheduled for release on June the 18th.

Optimum have cancelled their plans to release Abel Gance's Napoleon, due to a rights issue. Their release of Gance's Austerlitz, on May the 28th, will go ahead as planned.

Optimum has also re-scheduled their Henri-Georges Clouzot box set for release on May the 28th.

Extra films have been added to two of Optimum's forthcoming Screen Icons sets: the James Mason set will now include The Man In Grey; and the Dirk Bogarde set will now include The Sleeping Tiger. An additional (currently-unannounced) title will also be added to the Mason set.

Details of various other Optimum releases, including the bonus features on their Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Delon, Jean-Paul Belmondo and jean Renoir box sets, have been added to the Incoming database.


John Barrowman will be appearing at the Oxford Street branch of Borders on April the 28th, to promote the release of the three new Torchwood BBC Audiobooks CD releases (see the Audiobooks competition page for more details).

The signing will take place between 12pm and 2pm.

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