16th October 2007
DVD / BLU-RAY NEWS
Pictures Home Entertainment will release a 30th Anniversary Ultimate
Edition of Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind on
DVD and Blu-ray on December the 3rd.
The set will feature three versions of the
film: the original 1977 theatrical version, the 1980 Special Edition,
and the 1988 Director's Cut.
The DVD edition will be a three-disc set.
The Blu-ray edition will use seamless branching to offer all three
versions on a single 50Gb disc.
The new edition features a new interview
with Spielberg, a new production scrapbook, and a "ninety-minute"
Making of.. documentary.
Both versions have the same RRP: £22.99.
Press release details can be found in the
Incoming entries. Many of the etailers have the wrong RRP for the
Blu-ray edition, so there are some good prices out there!
will release a box set of seventeen films featuring W.C. Fields, on a
ten-disc set, on December the 10th.
W.C. Fields - The Movie Collection
includes Million Dollar Legs, My Little Chickadee (Fields'
1940 collaboration with Mae West), If I Had A Million, Tillie
and Gus, Mississippi, The Bank Dick, Follow The Boys,
Six of a Kind, International House (with Bela Lugosi),
You Can't Cheat An Honest Man, The Old Fashioned Way, You're
Telling Me, It's A Gift, The Man on the Flying Trapeze,
The Big Broadcast of 1938, Poppy and Never Give a Sucker
An Even Break.
RRP for the set is £69.99. Full press
release details can be found in the set's
Books will release a graphic novel based on Universal's hit telefantasy
series Heroes on November the 23rd. Artists contributing to the
book include Tim Sale, who created the show's iconic paintings. The cover
is by Alex Ross. The 240-page hardback has an RRP of £17.99 (Amazon
currently has it for a much more appealing £10.19).
Titan will release Bones: The Official
Companion - Seasons 1 and 2, a guide to the Sky One series starring
Angel's David Boreanaz, on October the 26th. The book will feature
exclusive new interviews with cast and crew members, a complete episode
guide, and a forward by series writer / producer Kathy Reichs. The book
has an RRP of £12.99 (Amazon:
15th October 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Many newly-announced titles have been added to our forthcoming releases database,
this week, as well as additional details for many titles, and many more etailer links.
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The BBC has formally announced their first
UK HD DVD and Blu-ray titles.
Full details of both editions of Planet
Earth have been added to the Incoming database,
here for Blu-ray and
here for HD-DVD.
No details of their other HD releases were
made available. These are: Robin Hood - Series 1, Hotel Babylon
- Series 1, Galapagos, Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky
and Bleak House. These have been added to Incoming...
Hotel Babylon -
Bleak House -
Robin Hood -
Twenty Thousand Streets Under the
From the pack-shots on some retailer's
websites, it looks like the HD DVD versions of Robin Hood and
Hotel Babylon will be HD DVD / DVD Combo discs.
David Tennant and Freema Agyeman will be
signing copies of the
Doctor Who - Complete Series 3 DVD set at the 150, Oxford Street
branch of HMV on Monday the 5th of November, at 1.30pm
Entry to the event will be by wristbands,
which will be available from 9am on the 5th.
Elisabeth Sladen, star of The Sarah Jane
Adventures, will be signing copies of BBC Audiobooks The Glittering
Storm and The Thirteenth Stone at the Borders store at 203-207
Oxford Street on October the 27th, between 2 and 4pm. The two audiobooks
will be available a week early at the event: they're officially released
on November the 5th.
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