16th April 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
A new DVD review has been added to the site
today. It's of Cinema Club's Harold Lloyd - The Shorts DVD set,
which is released today. Click
here, or on the
sleeve image, right, to read Andrew Smith's report.
Century Fox Home Entertainment will release a two-disc, "five-hour"
collector's edition box set of Bernardo Bertolucci's epic
1900 on April the 30th.
The film, which stars Robert De Niro,
Gérard Depardieu and Donald Sutherland, will be presented in anamorphic
1.85:1 format, with English audio. No further technical details were
The set will also contain two featurettes:
1900 - The Story, The Cast (14m) and 1900 - Creating an Epic
(14m). The RRP is £17.99.
Optimum have cancelled the release of
Gance's Austerlitz. This is a consequence of the cancellation of
Napoleon, which was reported here last week. Optimum think there's
little point releasing one without the other.
The James Mason and Dirk Bogarde
box sets from Optimum, currently due on June the 25th, may be
postponed, but will definitely be out "in the summer".
Anchor Bay UK has formally announced which
titles will be in the
Jess Franco Collection 2 DVD box set, which is now due on May the
They are: The Story of O, The
Incofessable Orgies of Emmanuelle, Downtown Heat, Down Town,
Mansion of the Living Dead and Macumba Sexual. The RRP is
A new IMAX
movie, Roving Mars, makes its debut at the BFI's IMAX cinema at
Waterloo on May the 4th. Here's the blurb...
centuries human beings have contemplated Earth's nearest planetary
neighbour, Mars, dreaming impossible dreams of exploring its surface and
divining its mysteries. Now the impossible has become a reality. Roving
Mars documents a remarkable mission which sent two intrepid,
death-defying explorers - Spirit and Opportunity, the robot rovers - to
the Red Planet.
Through the eyes of these exploration robots, viewers will
see Mars in a way that no-one ever has. The size and clarity of the IMAX
screen will draw you into an awe-inspiring landscape that has never seen
the footprint of an earthling - until now - and the rovers' findings make
a scientific breakthrough in answering the persistently haunting question:
Is there life on Mars?
Produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Frank
Marshall and Scott Swofford, and from acclaimed director George Butler (The
Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition), this film
will take you on a fantastic journey unlike any that has ever been seen on
the giant IMAX screen before. Added to this is a brilliant score from
multiple Oscar-nominated composer Phillip Glass.
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