11th May 2007
I've heard from various sources that,
despite Optimum's official statement about their delay (see below),
copies of Night of the Eagle and Circus of Horrors have
filtered through to some etailers and retailers.
Prairie Home Companion, will be released on DVD by
Universal on June the 25th.
The film, based on the long-running radio
show created by Garrison Kiellor, boasts a star-studded cast, including
Kevin Kline, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, John C
Reilly, Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep and Lindsay Lohan.
The film will be presented in "Digital
Anamorphic 16:9" format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
The two-disc set will feature deleted
scenes; Onstage at the Fitzgerald - The Soundtrack of the Film;
Come Play With Us featurette; and a commentary track by Kevin Kline
and Robert Altman.
The RRP is £15.99.
7th May 2007
has formally announced the details of one of the most anticipated DVD
releases of the year: Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's follow-up to Shaun
of the Dead, the two-disc Special Edition of police comedy
The film will be presented in 2.35:1
anamorphic widescreen format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, and English
The two disc set will be packed with
bonus features, including four commentary tracks (one by Pegg and Wright;
one by 'Sandford Police Service' - actors Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent,
Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon and Olivia Coleman; one by 'Sandford Village
People' - screen veterans Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Dalton, Paul Freeman
and Edward Woodward; and one by 'The Real Fuzz').
Other bonus features include outtakes;
theatrical trailers; The Man Who Would Be Fuzz (a scene performed
by Pegg and Wright as Sean Connery and Michael Caine); Hot Funk (a
montage of clips using the 'clean' alternate takes from the TV and airline
version of the film); the Fuzz-O-Meter; storyboards; Flick Book:
The Other Side; a Making of... documentary; video blogs;
featurettes (The Art Department, Friends and Family,
Cranks, Cranes and Controlled Chaos, Here Come The Fuzz and
Return to Sandford); Edgar and Simon's Flip Chart; Simon
Muggs; Sgt. Fisher's Perfect Sunday; photo' galleries; Plot
Holes and Comparisons; Dead Right and Making of Dead Right.
The RRP is £24.99. Amazon are offering a
limited edition version with artcards. HMV will have an exclusive version
which uses the film's US poster art for the sleeve. Play.com are also
listing a box set, but have no details. See the disc's
Incoming record for more details. Several etailers are also
listing a Shaun of the Dead / Hot Fuzz double-bill, with an
RRP of £29.99. Roobarb's DVD Forum Hot Fuzz thread
Paramount have announced provisional details of a slew of
new TV releases for the second half of 2007. These are...
The King of Queens - Season 2 will be released on
July the 7th. This is a three-disc set featuring twenty-five episodes.
Bonus features will include commentary by Kevin James and creator /
Executive Producer Michael Weithorn.
Frasier - Season 7 is due on July the 7th. The
four-disc set will include the Emmy-nominated season finale, Something
Borrowed, Something Blue.
The fourth series of The Dead Zone, the paranormal
drama series based on the novel by Stephen King is due on July the 23rd.
The Brady Bunch - Season 1 is a four-disc set that
will be released on September the 3rd.
The first season of Happy Days is due on September
the 3rd. The three-disc set will feature sixteen episodes.
JAG - Season 2 is due on September the 10th. The
four-disc set will feature episode commentaries by cast and crew,
behind-the-scenes footage and a Making of... featurette.
Post-Apocalypse drama Jericho's first season will be
released on September the 24th.
60s science-fiction classic The Invaders, which
starred Roy Thinnes (pictured) as an architect who discovers that the Earth is being
targeted by aliens, will be released on September the 17th. There's
no mention of this being a Season One-type release, so perhaps the set
will feature both seasons of the show? Roobarb's DVD Forum The Invaders
The first part of the first season of 70s cop show The
Mod Squad will be released on September the 24th, as a four-disc box
The Streets of San Francisco - Season 1 Part 1 will
be released on September the 24th. The three disc set will include
the pilot episode, and a four-minute interview with stars Michael Douglas
and Karl Malden, filmed on the show's set.
Finally, a four-disc set of The Untouchables, the
1959 series that inspired Brian De Palma's Oscar-winning 1987 film, will
be released on September the 24th.
Optimum have put back the release date for
their forthcoming Horror Classics and Amicus Classics titles (Night
of the Eagle,
Circus of Horrors,
Beast Must Die). These will now be released on June the 25th.
Pictures will release
Ilusionist on DVD on July the 9th (it will be available to rent on
June the 25th).
The Academy Award-nominated film, which
stars Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell and Jessica Biel, will be
accompanied by a commentary track by writer / director Neal Burger; a
Making of... documentary; and an Easter Egg. (The latter might be the
Jessica Biel on The Illusionist featurette that's on the US DVD,
which was released in January by Twentieth Century Fox Home
Entertainment). No technical details were announced. The RRP is £17.99.
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