Herzog's remarkable award-winning documentary about Timothy Treadwell, a
man who lived among the Grizzly Bears of Alaska's Katami National Park,
Grizzly Man, will be released on DVD by Revolver Entertainment on May
The film, which was assembled using the
hundred hours of footage shot by Treadwell, was produced by the Discovery
The American version of the disc featured a
version of the film that was slightly different to the one that was shown
theatrically. An appearance by Treadwell on The Late Show With David
Letterman was in the theatrical version, but couldn't be cleared for
DVD. This segment will also be missing from the UK disc.
The UK DVD will feature a bonus
fifty-minute follow-up documentary about the film's music, In The
Edges: The Grizzly Man Session, and an interview with Werner (this
wasn't mentioned in the press release, and it's not clear what form this
The BFI has confirmed two new titles
that will be released on April the 24th: Silent Waters, Sabiha
Sumar's 2003 film about the changes sweeping a town near the Pakistani /
Indian border, and Fanta Régina Narco's examination of the truth and
reconciliation process in an unnamed African country, The Night of
Nuit de la Vérité).
will be presented in 1.85:1 ratio, and will come with an
illustrated booklet with essays, details on the film's historical
background, a director's note, an interview with Sabiha Sumar and a
The Night of Truth
will also be presented in 1.85:1 format, and will also come
with an illustrated booklet, this time offering essays, film reviews, an
Fanta Régina Narco, a biography and a filmography.
Both titles have an RRP of £19.99.
Ferreri's 1981 film adaptation of Charles Bukowski's sleazy short stories,
Tales of Ordinary Madness (Storie di ordinaria follia), will
be released on DVD by Nouveaux Pictures on May the 29th. The film
stars Ben Gazzara, Susan Tyrell and Flash Gordon's Ornella
The disc will also offer an additional
Ferreri feature, his modernist interpretation of Custer's Last Stand,
Touche Pas a la Femme Blanche, which stars Marcello Mastroianni,
Catherine Deneuve, Philippe Noiret and Alain Cuny.
The film will be presented in widescreen
format. The disc will also include a a picture gallery RRP is
The English version of Giuseppe Tornatore's
mafia thriller The Professor (Il Camorrista), which also
stars Gazarra, will also be released by Nouveaux Pictures on May the 29th.
RRP for the disc is £17.99.
Dumplings, Fruit Chan's dark fantasy
about a former starlet who discovers the secret of eternal youth, will be
released by Tartan Films on June the 16th.
has dropped their plan to release a double-bill of Paul Morrissey's
Flesh For Frankenstein and Blood For Dracula due to "production
issues and a revision of strategy". It will now release them separately,
with an RRP of £19.99 each, on May the 22nd.
Both titles will be Region 0 encoded, and
will have anamorphic 1.85:1 transfers, with mono audio. Hopefully this is
a typo, because previous releases of Flesh For Frankenstein have
been in 2.35:1 ratio.
Flesh For Frankenstein will feature
a commentary by Morrisey, Udo Kier and film historian Maurice Yacovar;
screen tests; production stills; and a booklet, BBFC, Morrissey and the
Horror Genre, by the BBFC's senior examiner, Craig Lapper. (That's the
US one-sheet poster art, above, not the DVD sleeve, by the way).
Blood For Dracula will feature a
commentary by Morrisey, Udo Kier and film historian Maurice Yacovar;
screen tests; production stills; original press reviews; and a booklet by
Three further Morrissey films (Women In
Revolt, Madam Wang's and Mixed Blood) will be released
by Tartan "soon".
Garris' Chocolate and Don Coscarelli's Incident On And Off A
Mountain Road are the next two episodes of Showtime's Masters of
Horror anthology series to be marked for DVD release. They'll be
released on May the 15th.
The two-disc set will feature extensive
Incident On And Off A Mountain Road
has featurettes titled Predators and Prey - An Interview With Don
Coscarelli; Behind The Scenes: The Making of...;
On Set Interview segments with John
De Santis, Ethan Embry; audio
commentary by Coscarelli and writer Stephen Romano; trailers; stills
gallery; Coscarelli Bio; Screenplay (DVD-ROM) and Screensaver (DVD-ROM).
Chocolate will have two featurettes
(The Sweet Taste of Fear - An Interview With Mick Garris and
Working With A Master: Mick Garris); On Set Interview segments with
Henry Thomas and Lucie Laurier; Behind The Scenes: The Making of
Chocolate; audio commentary with Mick Garris and DVD Producer Perry
Martin, Fantasy Film Festival; Mick Garris interviews Roger Corman;
trailers; stills gallery; Garris Bio;
Screenplay (DVD-ROM) and Screensaver
The episodes will be presented in
anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio
AUDIO BOOK NEWS
Audiobooks will release Dirk Maggs' play Superman - Doomsday & Beyond
on CD on May the 1st, to tie in with the release of Warner Bros' new
Superman movie, Superman Returns, which will be released in June.
The two-CD set marks the play's CD debut.
The discs run for two and a half hours, and have an RRP of £12.99.
3rd April 2006
ZETA MINOR NEWS
We have a new review for you today: of of 2 Entertain's forthcoming
Bird of Prey DVD set, which features both seasons of the early 80s
BBC techno-thriller. The set is released next week. Click on the sleeve
image, right, or here to go to the review.
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