14th November 2007
HAMMER DVD NEWS
A four-disc set of Warner Home Video
Dracula movies, titled 4 Film Favorites Draculas (sic), comprising
Horror of Dracula, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave,
Dracula AD '72 and Taste The Blood of Dracula, has been
released in the US. These discs are the same as the individual Warner Home
Video discs. The set is very cheap - less than $15 in Wal-Mart,
Thanks to William S. Wilson at
Mobius Home Video
Forum for the info. The Hammer
DVD Guide has been updated accordingly.
Zemeckis' Beowulf is the latest epic to hit the IMAX - and it's in
3D, too! Here's the press release...
On 16 November at the BFI IMAX, moviegoers
will experience the epic tale of Beowulf told as never before - in
stunning IMAX 3D. Beowulf has been converted into IMAX 3D and
re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX
Experience through IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The unique
theatre geometry of an IMAX theatre combined with crystal clear, larger
than life 3D images and 12,000 watts of digital surround-sound, creates an
environment that puts the audience in the movie. Moviegoers will be
transported inside the film to experience the action, heroism, and bravery
of Beowulf brought to life. Beowulf: An IMAX 3D Experience will
open concurrently with the nationwide 35mm and digital 3D releases from
Warner Bros. Pictures on 16 November.
The film’s director, Academy Award winner
Robert Zemeckis, stated, “IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a
whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to
experience Beowulf in this incredible format.” “IMAX lends itself
to the incredible image detail in Beowulf and in 3D, it will
transport the audience directly into the story.”
In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior
Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous yet
seductive mother in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend.
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf
saga that has never been told before Beowulf, starring Ray Winstone
in the title role and Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, as
well as John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin
Glover, Alison Lohman, and Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s mother. Neil Gaiman
(Mirrormask, the graphic novel, Sandman) and Roger Avary (Pulp
Fiction) adapted the legend for the screen.
Beowulf will be distributed in the
United Kingdom and Ireland by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The BFI IMAX is located at South Bank,
London SE1. Nearest tube is Waterloo. Tickets can be bought in advance
from the ticket desk or by telephone on 0870 787 2525 or online from
Ticket prices: Adults £12.00, Children £8.00, Concessions £9.75. Tickets
are on sale now.
12th November 2007
DVD AND BLU-RAY NEWS
Many newly-announced titles have been added to our forthcoming releases database,
this week. Last-minute additions include new stand-up discs from
Peter Kay and
Billy Connolly, and a timely release for last week's ITV drama
I've also added details of Fox's release of
the Family Guy - Blue Harvest DVDs, which are due on January the
For those who don't know, Family Guy
recently aired a special episode which spoofed the original Star Wars
movie. They had co-operation from Lucasfilm, and were allowed to use
original Star Wars music and sound effects.
Fox is releasing two DVD editions: a basic
one, with a good array of bonus material, and a special box set, bundled
with a T-shirt, trading cards, a brochure, and 3D glasses.
For more details, go to Incoming:
Special Edition DVD
HMV has the Special Edition version
available for pre-order at a very tempting £13.99
here - almost seven pounds cheaper than any of the other etailers!
We've also added additional details for many titles, and more etailer links.
Please use the links to support Zeta Minor! My thanks, as always,
to Ben and Barry, for helping to keep the database up to date.
Tartan has released a new sleeve design for
its forthcoming Seventh Seal DVD and Blu-ray discs. The new design
incorporates the film's original Swedish theatrical artwork. Incoming
Here's the new look...
Torchwood star John Barrowman will
be signing copies of his new CD, Another Side, at the Oxford Street
branch of HMV on Friday between 12.30 and 1.30pm.
"250 wristbands will be available at the store on the day of the event
from 9.00am, limited to one per person only, first come first served, no
reservations, while stocks last."
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