Pictures UK will release Alfonso Cuaron's prophetic apocalyptic drama
Children of Men on DVD on January the 15th.
The film is set in the near-future, when
mankind has become sterile, and society is on the brink of collapse. It
tells the story of the first woman to give birth in nineteen years, and
her dangerous journey across country, as she looks to seek sanctuary with
an elite group called The Human Project.
The film stars Sin City's Clive
Owen, Far From Heaven's Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Love
Actually's Chiwetel Ejiofor and Shooting Dogs' Claire Hope
Ashitey. It will be presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 format, with Dolby
Digital 5.1 audio. The disc will have optional English SDH subtitles.
The film will be supplemented by a
featurette called Men at War. The RRP is £19.99.
Video will release the third season of
Wire on DVD on February the 5th.
The five-disc set will feature all thirteen
episodes of the acclaimed 2004 series, which deals with the fight against
drugs on the streets of Baltimore (and specifically looking at the city's
problems from a political perspective, as local mayoral elections loom,
and pressure mounts).
Two episodes will be accompanied by audio
The RRP is £39.99.
BFI Video will release a trilogy of
"digitally restored and re-mastered" Derek Jarman films on DVD on January
the 29th: Caravaggio, Wittgenstein and The Angelic
Conversion (the films were made with the BFI Production Board).
Caravaggio, the story of the seventeenth-century Italian artist,
stars Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and, in her first role, Tilda Swinton, who
would go on to feature in several of the director's projects.
The film will be presented in 1.85:1
anamorphic widescreen format.
The disc will feature
specially-commissioned interviews with Swinton, Terry and Production
Designer Christopher Hobbs; a commentary track by cinematographer Gabriel
Beristain; filmed and audio interviews with Jarman; storyboards and
production sketches galleries; Derek Jarman's notebooks; and an
eighteen-page illustrated booklet with an essay by Colin McCabe, and an
interview with costume designer Sandy Powell.
Angelic Conversion, Jarman's radical interpretation of
Shakespeare's love poems, features readings of fourteen sonnets by Judi
Dench. The film was shot on Super-8, and then transferred to 35mm, giving
it a distinctive aesthetic look. The film will be presented in 1.33:1
The disc features new interviews with
Producer James Mackay and Production Designer Christopher Hobbs; Derek
Jameson in conversation with Simon Field (a 1989 interview, 32m); a stills
gallery; and a twenty-page illustrated booklet featuring an introductory
essay by Colin McCabe, Tilda Swinton's testimonial letter to Derek Jarman,
and photo's taken during the film's production.
Wittgenstein, Jarman's off-kilter biography of the Austrian
philosopher, features Tilda Swinton, Michael Gough and Karl Johnson.
The film will be presented in anamorphic
The disc will feature new interviews with
Swinton, Johnson and producer Tariq Ali; "extensive" behind-the-scenes
footage showing Jarman at work; a filmed introduction by film historian
Ian Christie; a 1994 short film featuring Jarman, The Clearing (7m); and
an eighteen-page booklet with an
introductory essay by Colin McCabe, and and
interview with Sandy Powell.
All three discs
have optional English HoH subtitles "on all
items", and an RRP of £19.99.
18th December 2006
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Films will release the award-winning British horror film
London Voodoo on February the 5th (a couple of weeks later than
some sources are quoting).
The film, which stars Band of Brothers'
Doug Cockle and Sugar Rush's Sara Stewart, will be presented in
anamorphic 1.81:1 format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 audio
tracks (at 192kbps and 448kbps, respectively).
Bonus features are a production video
documentary, The Voodoo Diaries (59m); an Interview With a
Voodoo Priest (19m); deleted scenes (14m); two trailers; a commentary
track (by director Robert Pratten); premiere interviews (5m, including
comments by the film's composer, Siouxsie and the Banshees' Steve Severin);
and a Nucleus Films promo' reel (which includes a trailer for their
forthcoming release of the 1980 video favourite Death Ship). The
RRP is £14.99.
Vista Home Entertainment will release the first series of US top ten hit
Criminal Minds on DVD on February the 12th.
The series features an elite team of
psychological profilers, headed by Chicago Hope's Mandy Patinkin.
It also stars Dharma & Greg's Thomas Gibson and Tru Calling's
The twenty-two episodes will be accompanied
by a behind-the-scenes documentary, The Making of Criminal Minds
(25m); an exclusive interview with Matthew Gray Gubler (who plays the
weird one, Doctor Spencer Reid) (14m); deleted scenes; a Stage Tour
(3m); Goobie Awards (4m); and unspecified "Easter Eggs". The RRP is
will release the notorious Anne Hathaway film
Havoc on DVD on February the 5th.
The film, about affluent teenagers who
aspire to belong to LA street gangs, also features Michael Biehn, Freddie
Rodriguez, Bijou Philips and Roswell's Shiri Appleby.
The film will be presented in "16 x 9"
format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 audio tracks, and
optional English ENNHOH subtitles.
The quoted "81 minutes" running time
suggests that the UK might not be getting the unrated version that's on
the US disc (which runs for just over 92m - accounting for PAL speedup,
this would be about 88m). The RRP is £12.99.
Century Fox Home Entertainment will release
History Boys on DVD on March the 5th.
The film, which is based on the
award-winning play by Alan Bennett, stars Richard Griffiths, Bright
Young Things' Stephen Campbell Moore and Starter For Ten's
Dominic Cooper. It marks the second time director Nicholas Hytner's second
collaboration with the playwright, following 1994's The Madness of King
George. The film is a nostalgic look at sixth form school life in
Sheffield in the 1980s.
No technical details, or details of any
bonus materials - if there are any - were released. The RRP is £19.99.
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