25th January 2006
Here's a good look at the sleeve art for a
title which I know many of us are eagerly anticipating, 2 Entertain's
release of Philip Martin's mind-bending BBC series Gangsters...
The four-disc set is due for release on
March the 6th. The set has an RRP of £39.99. If you're quick you might be
able to take advantage of
this deal from Amazon.co.uk, who currently think the RRP is £29.99
(and have priced the set accordingly, at £22.49)
23rd January 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
Arrested Development is one of my
favourite series, and deserves much more exposure than the late-night slot
that it was given by the BBC. Arrested Development - Season Two is
If you've not seen the series, and fancy
taking a chance on it, you can get the Arrested Development - Season
One for a bargain £12.99 from
Play.com at the moment (it's part of Fox's promotion of Season One box
The Lost competition has been
extended, but it may be replaced some time this week.
Black's quirky crime caper movie Kiss Kiss Bang Bang struggled to
find an audience, but was a critical hit, and looks likely to build a
loyal cult following.
The movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr as
a petty thief who is teamed up with a hard-hitting private eye known as
"Gay Perry", played by Val Kilmer, after stumbling into a Hollywood
casting session, will be released on DVD by Warner Home Video, on March
The film will be presented in 2.4:1 ratio,
with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. If there any bonus features, they
weren't mentioned in the press release. The RRP is £17.99.
There hasn't been an official announcement
about a Region 1 edition of the film yet, but it's expected on April the
25th, on DVD and HD-DVD. The film was poorly supported by Warner during
its American theatrical release, and it's rumoured that there's some
animosity between Black and the studio. This may mean that there won't be
any bonus features on the US DVD, either.
Pictures will release The Tomorrow People - The Complete Series on
March the 20th.
The sixteen-disc set will include a new
bonus disc containing an exclusive interview with cast members Peter
Vaughan-Clarke, Nigel Rhodes, Mike Holoway and Nicholas Young.
The bonus features from the individual
discs, (including the infamous commentary tracks) will be carried
over in the new set.
The set will be a limited edition release
of five thousand copies. (Revelation predict that this will be on sale for
well over a year). The RRP is £99.99.
The press release includes some revealing
sales figures that might interest some of you. Many fans have vastly
inflated ideas of what particular titles sell, so hopefully these figures
will help give some perspective!
The Tomorrow People series has sold
more than 51,000 units so far (on DVD and VHS). I don't know if this
includes the mid-90s VHS releases from Video Gems. It apparently includes
sales of the The Tomorrow People - The Complete Series set.
Sales of similar titles:
Thunderbirds Complete 
Blake's 7 - Complete Series
Sapphire & Steel - Assignments 1-3
Space: 1999 Collector's Edition
Tomorrow People Complete
 I'm not sure which of the
many Thunderbirds DVD releases this refers to - probably the latest
 Presumably one of the
Complete Series... sets - series four hasn't been released yet.
 The recent Network set, I would
The 1990s follow-up The Tomorrow People - The Complete
Series, which is currently available exclusively in Virgin, will be
released to the rest of the trade on March the 20th. The five-disc set
contains all three series (five stories, totalling twenty-five episodes).
The RRP is £34.99.
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