7th June 2007
details of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Extended Edition
of Fantastic 4 DVD, which is due on sale on Monday, are now
The disc offers an extended version of the
film, which is twenty-five minutes longer than the theatrical version (the
new version runs for 120'56).
The film is presented in 2.35 anamorphic
widescreen format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 audio
tracks, and optional English subtitles.
The disc also includes a new featurette,
promoting the film's sequel, Origins of the Silver Surfer (8m) and
a recent Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer theatrical
trailer. The disc also includes a full-length trailer for Live Free or
Fox is also offering a 2-for-1 ticket offer
(redeemable at Odeon cinemas in UK, and UCI cinemas in Ireland).
The RRP is £9.99. A couple of etailers have
it available for pre-order for £6.99 (see the disc's
Sight will release Peter Brook's 1963 adaptation of Lord of the Flies,
William Golding's chilling novel about a group of children marooned on a
deserted island, on DVD on July the 23rd.
The disc will feature a commentary track by
director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom
Hollyman and cameraman / editor Gerald Feil. (This is probably ported from
the Criterion edition, since that features the same participants).
Second Sight's disc apparently lacks the
other features found on the Criterion disc, which include a deleted scene;
extracts of the novel read by Golding; a production scrapbook; trailer
with commentary; and extracts from a 1972 documentary, The Empty Space,
which showed Brook at work.
No technical details were announced. The
RRP is £19.99.
cult TV label Madman Television will release a five-disc set containing
thirty-six uncut episodes of McHale's Navy - Season One on August
The series, which ran for four seasons,
from 1962 to 1965, starred Ernest Borgnine as Lieutenant Commander Quinton
McHale, the roguish skipper of a World War II Torpedo Patrol (PT) boat. It
also featured The Love Bug's Joe Flynn, as Captain Wallace
Binghampton, and sit-com stalwart Tim Conway, as straight-laced Ensign
The set will also feature a McHale's
Navy reunion featurette. A limited number of sets will come with
collectable temporary tattoos. The RRP is AU$39.95 (about £17).
label will also be releasing the first season of Ironside on August
the 15th, as an eight-disc Complete Season 1 set, or as two
four-disc Season 1 - Part 1 and Season 1 - Part 2 sets. The
former has an RRP of AU£69.95 (about £30); the half-season sets have an
RRP of AU$39.95 (about £17).
The series, which ran for eight seasons
between 1967 and 1975, starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a
wheelchair-bound detective working for the San Francisco Police
Department. The series features memorable music by Quincy Jones.
Guest stars in the first season episodes
include Harrison Ford, Bruce Lee, David Carradine and Jack Lord. The sets
will include the original feature-length Pilot episode.
The IMAX theatre near Waterloo station will
be screening Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from August
It will be the only cinema in London where
fans of the franchise will be able to see the film's twenty-minute finale
Tickets can be booked at
tickets.imax.bfi.org.uk or by phone, on 0870 787
4th June 2007
More details about the additional bonus
features on Sony's forthcoming
Hostel Special Edition
two-disc set are now available.
The featurettes are: KNB Effects
(11m); Music and Sound (12m); Set Design (5m); Hostel
Dismembered (30m); 'An Icelandic Meal' (3m); and Takashi
Miike Interview (10m).
The 'An Icelandic Meal' featurette
shows a man eating a local Icelandic delicacy: a dried sheep's head.
Here's the menu screen for the second
Here's the superb sleeve art for Contender
Jekyll DVD set...
Here are two of the menu screens from
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