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16th October 2007

DVD / BLU-RAY NEWS

Sony 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 Blu-ray and DVD's Incoming entries. Many of the etailers have the wrong RRP for the Blu-ray edition, so there are some good prices out there!

Universal 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 Incoming entry.

BOOK NEWS

Titan 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: 8.57)


15th October 2007

ZETA MINOR NEWS

Many newly-announced titles have been added to our forthcoming releases database, Incoming, this week, as well as additional details for many titles, and many more etailer links. Please use the links to support Zeta Minor!

HD NEWS

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 - HD DVD    Blu-ray

Bleak House - HD DVD     Blu-ray

Robin Hood - HD DVD     Blu-ray

Galapagos - HD DVD     Blu-ray

Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky - HD DVD     Blu-ray

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.

EVENT NEWS

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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Previous Zeta Minor News entries can viewed here.


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