19th November 2007
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Our Incoming database passed a
significant milestone this week: it now features more than five thousand
DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray titles!
Don't forget that, in addition to the list
of forthcoming titles, you can also search the database for titles that
have are already available. OK, so it's not the most comprehensive
price-comparison resource out there, but it is skewed to the sort of
titles that visitors to this site are likely to be interested in, and
using our affiliate links helps keep Zeta Minor afloat!
Here are a couple of useful Incoming
Forthcoming DVD releases
Forthcoming Blu-ray releases
Forthcoming HD-DVD releases
My thanks, as always, to the team of people
who help keep the database up to date and running smoothly: Barry Delve,
Mike Hadfield, Ceri Laing, Ian Palmer, and the apparently indefatigable
Books have announced the release of a behind-the-scenes book examining Tim
Burton's forthcoming movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
The 176-page hardback book, which is due on
January the 25th, was written by Mark Salisbury, who had exclusive access
to the set. The book has a foreword by Burton himself, and includes
extracts from the shooting script, more than two-hundred photo's, concept
drawings, production designs, Burton's own sketches, and costume designs
by Oscar-winning designer Colleen Atwood. RRP is £19.99.
Amazon currently have it for £13.19.
CULT TV NEWS
Richardson, the editor of Action TV, by far the best publication
focussing on vintage cult television, has announced the release of a new
issue, which tackles Space: 1999's troubled second season, and the
first couple of seasons of one of my all-time favourite shows,
Here's the announcement...
Action TV Vol 2 No 3 is now
available and offers possibly the most detailed volume yet, as it presents
the most comprehensive works ever assembled on Space:1999 season 2,
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. and Public Eye seasons 1 and 2,
complete with episode guide.
Space: 1999 season 2: In depth
article running through the episodes in production order, complete with
dates of shooting scripts, script revisions and much more!
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.: The most
detailed article ever on this obscure show, complete with shooting dates
and information about the MGM Studios back-lots where most of the
exteriors of this series were shot. We prove that Action TV can do
American shows in the same high level of detail that we have been doing
British ones for years. Assembled with the assistance of the series
associate producer George Lehr.
Public Eye seasons 1 & 2: The most
detailed article ever put together on this show (complete with episodes
guide to both seasons), with some production dates and information on
episodes long since wiped. Assembled with access to original ABC
Television documentation and with assistance from co-creator Roger
Copies can be ordered on the Action TV
website (found at
or alternatively, you can call Star Trader on 01253 400321.
Catweazle Fan Club has
announced details of their annual gathering, which takes place at Hexwood
Farm, East Clandon (where episodes of the second season were filmed).
The event will take place on June the 21st.
For more details email Gary Bowers
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