19th May 2008
Titles added to our database of forthcoming
this week include the award-winning mini-series
Masada, which starred Peter O'Toole and Anthony Quayle; Rob
Reiner's comedy The Bucket List (on
the next feature-length adventure for Leela, Fry, Bender and the rest of
the Planet Express team,
Futurama - The Beast With A Billion Backs; the sixth series of BBC
Ain't Half Hot Mum; acclaimed drama
Savages; and the recent tongue-in-cheek British horror movie
I've also added details of an array of
forthcoming releases from Tartan:
Bittersweet Life - Collector's Edition, I'm A Cyborg (on
Princess Aurora; the
Ghost School Horror box set; the
Fukasaku Trilogy box set (three films from the director of Battle
Royale: Blackmail is My Life, Black Rose Mansion and
If You Were Young) ; and their
Paul Verhoeven Collection box set (which contains pre-Hollywood
movies Business is Business, Turkish Delight, Katie
Tippel, Soldier of Orange and The Fourth Man).
Recent Blu-ray additions include Optimum's
box set of the four Rambo movies,
Ultimate Rambo Collection, sadly, it seems, missing the commentary
tracks that accompany the first three films in the US Blu-ray set, from
Potential customers of Abbey Kids' new
Wombles - Complete Collection DVD should be aware that there
appear to be authoring problems with the disc. The menus are a complete
mess - selecting any of the first twenty-five episodes will play a
completely different episode. One episode, A Sticky End, appears to
be missing, and another, Madame Cholet Returns, is apparently on
the disc twice (it appears when you select episode nine, The Invisible
Womble, or, correctly, when you select episode sixteen).
Books will release a revised and expanded edition of David Hughes' book
The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made on July the 25th. The 320-page
book will include information about legendary unmade films like
Spielberg's Night Skies, Philip Kaufman's Star Trek - Planet of
the Titans, Tim Burton's Superman Lives and James Cameron's
Intrigued? The book also examines what
Watchmen might have been like if it had been directed by Terry
Gilliam, or what Spider-Man might have turned out if James Cameron
had been at the helm.
The book has a foreword by visionary artist
H.R.Giger. and an afterword by Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles.
RRP for the book is £9.99.
Amazon have it available for pre-order for £6.59 (+ P&P).
Play.com are offering it for £7.49.
Fantom Films are organising a celebration
of the fortieth anniversary of the Patrick Troughton Doctor Who
story Fury From The Deep, which will be held in the Tabard Theatre,
Chiswick (west London), on the 8th of June.
Guests at the Fury at Forty event
will include actors Deborah Watling (who played the Doctor's companion,
Victoria), June Murphy, Brian Cullinsford, Roy Spencer; writer Victor
Pemberton; Assistant Floor Manager Margot Hayhoe; and visual effects
designer Peter Day.
Full details can be found at the
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