8th October 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
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details of Eureka's Masters of Cinema Series edition of Murnau's
Nosferatu are now available.
The two-disc set features a brand new,
tinted "definitive fully-restored" version of the film on disc one.
The film is accompanied on this DVD for the
first time by Hans Erdman's original score (the previous Eureka! edition
had a modern industrial grunge score; the BFI edition had a score by
Hammer maestro James Bernard).
The film is accompanied by an optional
commentary track, by silent cinema specialist R. Dixon Smith and film
journalist Brad Stevens.
Disc two features a new fifty-odd minute
documentary, The Language of Shadows: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau and His
Films, and a short (and rather vague) restoration demonstration.
The set will be accompanied by a ninety-six
page book, featuring essays on the film.
The RRP is £22.65. Menu screens and sample
frame grabs from the two discs can be found
here. Reviews of
Eureka's previous DVD edition, and the BFI edition can be found
HAMMER DVD NEWS
screens and screen grabs comparing Showbox Home Entertainment's
forthcoming UK versions of
Evil of Frankenstein and
Brides of Dracula with their equivalent in Universal's Hammer
Horror Series - Franchise Collection R1 set have been added to the
Neither of the new discs compares
favourably. Showbox, a company more used to releasing titles like Girls
Gone Wild – All New Dormroom Fantasies 2 and Playboy’s Lusty Latin
Ladies, have chosen to release both titles in 4:3 format. In the case
of The Brides of Dracula, this means considerable cropping at the
sides of the image. With The Evil of Frankenstein the un-matted
presentation reveals extra information at the top and bottom of the screen
(largely 'dead' space), but it loses picture information from the sides.
See for yourself,
The Evil of Frankenstein disc has
theatrical trailers for both films. The Brides disc has the
Brides trailer. There's a gallery on the Evil disc, but it only
amounts to about half a dozen images. Details of both discs have been
added to the relevant section of the
Hammer DVD Guide.
Kevin Smith will be signing copies of his
My Boring Ass Life: The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith
at the Forbidden Planet store in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on Tuesday
October the 16th, between 5 and 6pm. Copies of the book will be sold for
£7.99, £2 less than its RRP.
Signed copies can be ordered by post, from
the Mail Order department, on 020 7803 1900.
Former Doctor Who assistant Anneke
Wills, who also starred in the ITC crime series Strange Report, has
recently published the first volume of her autobiography, which charts her
career as a busy actress in the swinging sixties. She is promoting the
book, Self Portrait, with a signing tour, which will include...
October 20th - Tenth Planet, Barking
November 18th - Doctor Who Day, The Kennet
Centre, Newbury, Berkshire
November 24th - Memorabilia, NEC,
November 30th - Beccles, Suffolk (with
Elisabeth Sladen and Terry Molloy)
December 1st - Norwich Library
More details at her
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