19th June 2008
HAMMER DVD NEWS
I have updated the Hammer DVD Guide
entry for The Stranglers of Bombay with notes on the 1996 UK VHS
release, from Encore. Click
here to go to the
page in question.
18th June 2008
exciting press release from MGM and Fox:
The world’s most famous secret agent and his bevy of
beautiful women are even hotter in high definition when six, must-have,
classic James Bond films debut worldwide on Blu-ray Disc on October 20
from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Recently restored and re-mastered for the highest quality
picture and sound quality via the state-of-the-art Lowry process digital
frame-by-frame restoration and featuring special features galore, Bond is
primed for Blu-ray Disc with a selection of 007 adventures spanning the
storied career of cinema’s most recognisable spy. Bond titles arriving on
Blu-ray Disc, timed to the highly anticipated worldwide theatrical release
of the 22nd James Bond mission Quantum of Solace on October 31st,
include Dr. No, Die Another Day, Live and Let Die,
For Your Eyes Only, From Russia With Love and Thunderball.
The world’s most successful film franchise, Bond… James
Bond has generated more than one billion in global box office gross and
boasts an astounding 98% global consumer awareness. Casino Royale,
the most recent James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, debuted on BD March
2007, and continues to rank as the best selling Blu-ray Disc to date in
“With Quantum of Solace on the horizon, Bond fever
is building once again and there is no better time to re-introduce these
beloved films featuring the best picture and sound quality available today
to the 60 million+ HD-capable households worldwide,” said Eric Doctorow,
General Manager Worldwide, MGM Home Entertainment.
You can find our guide to James Bond movies
16th June 2008
updated the Hammer DVD Guide today!
very quiet period, June has seen a couple of important releases, most
notably the Icons of Adventure set, which contains three films
never-before released on DVD (The Stranglers of Bombay, The
Pirates of Blood River and The Terror of the Tongs), and one
previously unavailable in the US (The Devil-Ship Pirates). It's a
lovely set, even if it does have some of the worst sleeve art I've ever
Next month will see the release of another
previously-unreleased Hammer movie: The Man Who Could Cheat Death, from
US indie label Legend Films (one of a number of cult films they've
licensed from Paramount). Sadly, this is going to be sold exclusively by
US retailer Best Buy, which will make it difficult for UK fans to
looks like the deal between Sony Pictures and DD Home Entertainment has
fallen through, after financial problems for DD's parent company. The
rights to the films have now apparently reverted to Sony.
The next issue of the Hammer magazine
Little Shoppe of Horrors is imminent! Issue twenty features an
"uncensored history" of Hammer rival Amicus. More details
here to go to the Hammer DVD Guide index.
Many titles have been added to the
Incoming database in the last week, including
Only When I Laugh - The Complete Third Series,
Robin's Nest - The Complete Fourth Series,
King - The Complete Series Special Edition,
Spitting Image - Series 2,
Into The Labyrinth, theatrical hit
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and long-overdue UK editions of
I've also added full details of the
X-Files Essentials DVD set, which is being released in the lead up
to the new X-Files feature film.
There are lots of new Blu-ray titles in the
database, too, including
of Rambow and
Last week's Zeta Minor News
can be viewed here.
Previous Zeta Minor News entries can viewed