NEWS ARCHIVE - 17th - 23rd JULY 2006


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17th July 2006


There's a new review on the site today! It's of the next Doctor Who DVD , The Hand of Fear, which is being released by 2 Entertain next week. Click on the sleeve image, right, or here for the review. The disc's Incoming entry can be found here.

Speaking of Incoming, please have a look at the list if you haven't done so recently. Dozens of new titles have been added in the last week or so - there's something to interest everyone! As usual, my thanks go to Ceri and Ben for their sterling contributions. Incoming is rapidly shaping up to be one of the most useful Region 2 DVD resources on the net, and it's thanks in no small part to their continued hard work.


Anchor Bay will release a two-disc "fully re-mastered" 25th Anniversary Edition of Terry Gilliam's epic fantasy classic Time Bandits on August the 14th.

Special features confirmed to date include an audio commentary (by Gilliam, Michael Palin and John Cleese); an interview with Gilliam and Palin; a July 1981 interview from Chris Kelly's Clapperboard, with Gilliam and Palin; film notes; "dream facts"; photo gallery; storyboards of a missing scene and other storyboard extracts; biographies; scrapbook; and a trailer. The RRP is 15.99.

Anchor Bay will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of Withnail & I soon...

The controversial FX mini-series Sleeper Cell, which is being released on DVD by TLA on August the 21st, has been nominated for an Emmy Award (for Best Mini Series).

2 Entertain / Cinema Club is releasing six classic movies on August the 28th: two directed by Frank Capra (Lady For A Day and Broadway Bill), two films starring Tyrone Power directed by Henry King (The Black Swan and The Sun Also Rises), William Wellman's Yellow Sky, and Raoul Walsh's The Tall Men. Each disc will have an RRP of 12.99.


The next feature film to be shown at IMAX cinemas in the UK (London, Bristol, Birmingham and Glasgow) will be The Ant Bully, an animated family film about ten-year-old child who's magically transported into an ant colony.

The film, which comes from the producers of an earlier IMAX hit, The Polar Express, will be presented in 3D format at the IMAX. Writer / producer John A. Davis comments: "IMAX 3D has the power and depth to engage audiences in a unique way, which works perfectly for a story like this, where you want to leave the real world behind and follow this ten-year-old kid underground into the ant colony or through the wilds of his own front lawn. Part of his adventure is seeing things hes never seen before and seeing familiar things from a whole new perspective, and wed love for audiences to take that amazing journey with him.

The film, which features the voices of Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Regina King, Bruce Campbell and Lily Tomlin, will open at the IMAX on August the 4th (the same time as the normal 35mm version hits ordinary cinemas). Tickets will go on sale later this month.

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