Home Video will release the Stephen King anthology series
Nightmares & Dreamscapes on DVD on April the 16th.
The set features eight stories, spread over
three discs: Battle Ground, Crouch End, Umney's Last Case,
The End of the Whole Mess, The Road Virus Heads North,
The Fifth Quarter, Autopsy Room Four and You Know They've
Got a Hell of a Band.
The set features a long list of bonus
features: The Inside Look: Battleground & Crouch End;
Battleground Special Effects; Eion Bailey of Crouch End;
William H Macy of Umney’s Last Case; From The Mind Of Stephen King;
Ron Livingston of The End Of The Whole Mess; Tom Berenger of The
Road Virus Heads North & The End Of The Whole Mess; The
Inside Look: The Road Virus Heads North; Jeremy Sisto of The Fifth
Quarter; The Inside Look: Umney’s Last Stand & The End Of The Whole
Mess; Overview: Behind The Drama Of Nightmares & Dreamscapes;
Page To Picture; Richard Thomas Of Autopsy Room Four;
Steven Weber of You Know They’ve Got A Hell Of A Band; The Inside
Look: Autopsy Room Four & You Know. No technical details were
The RRP is £34.99.
Music Video will release the recent adaptation of
Wind In The Willows, which was shown by the BBC over Christmas.
The live-action adaptation of Kenneth
Grahame's 1908 novel featured Matt Lucas as Toad, Bob Hoskins as Badger
and Mark Gatiss as Rat.
The disc will also feature a twenty-five
minute documentary, and a photo' gallery. No technical specifications were
announced. The RRP is £17.99. Some etailers are also listing a deluxe
version that comes with a copy of the novel.
Optimum have sent me disc one of their
forthcoming two-disc edition of
Pan's Labyrinth, so I can now offer the following details...
The film is offered in 1.85:1 anamorphic
widescreen format, with a choice of Dolby Digital 2.0 or 5.1 audio tracks
(at 192kbps and 448kbps). The film is in Spanish, with optional English
Disc one also features a commentary track,
from director Guillermo del Toro, and trailers for Cronos and
The Devil's Backbone. The disc's lovely menu screens can be seen
Incoming record has been updated with details of some of the
etailer exclusive versions.
information about Metrodome's
Clawed - The Legend of The Sasquatch
DVD, which is due for release on March the 5th, is now available.
The film is presented in non-anamorphic
1.75:1 format, with Dolby Digital 2.0 audio (at 192kbps). I suspect that
the Metrodome's version is not the unrated version released on disc in the
The disc contains a Making of...
featurette (8m), and five minute's worth of deleted scenes that weren't
mentioned in the press release. There's also a trailer, and some text
will release a two-disc set featuring Darren Aronofsky's harrowing
Requiem For A Dream and the Hubert Selby Jr documentary It/ll Be
Better Tomorrow [sic] on April the 2nd.
Both discs have bonus features. Requiem
has a director's commentary; deleted scenes with commentary; Tappy
Tippon’s Life Story; Making of Requiem For A Dream;
Memories, Dreams And Addictions (Interview with Ellen Burstyn);
Anatomy Of A Scene; a trailer, and TV Spots.
It/ll Be Better Tomorrow features
audio interviews with Hubert Selby Jr (his last ever interview), Uli Edel
and Michael Silverblatt.
The RRP is £12.99. The set's Incoming
will release Stuart Samuels' documentary
Midnight Movies - From The Margin To The Mainstream as a two-disc
DVD set, on April the 16th.
It's the story of six cult films (Night
of the Living Dead, Pink Flamingos, Eraserhead, El
Topo, The Harder They Come and The Rocky Horror Picture Show),
showing how they built loyal following with late-night screenings.
The documentary, which was shown on TV over
Christmas, will be supplemented by a commentary track; Meet The
Creators of The Midnight Movies (eighty minutes of additional
interviews with the filmmakers); Midnight Movies e-book; stills
gallery; a trailer reel; and two full-length feature films: Night of
the Living Dead and Reefer Madness.
The RRP is £19.99.
will release a two-disc Special Collector's Edition of Warren
Beatty's epic 1981 drama
Reds on DVD on April the 2nd. It's the first time the film's been
available on DVD in the UK.
The three hour film, which was nominated
for twelve Academy Awards, is supplemented by a documentary, Witness To
Reds, created by Laurent Bouzereau. It features new interviews with
Beatty, Jack Nicholson, cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and composer
Assuming it's identical to the US DVD (and
Blu-ray and HD DVD), Witness To Reds is just over an hour long, and
is broken down into seven parts: The Rising, The Comrades,
Testimonials, The March, Revolution part 1,
Revolution part 2 and Propaganda.
The film will be presented in "16:9
anamorphic" format, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. The RRP is £19.99.
The BFI IMAX's After Dark season
continues in March, with Déjà vu on March the 1st, and The Last
King of Scotland every night from the 2nd to the 8th.
The three Lord of the Rings films
return to the IMAX screen in March. Due to public demand, the films will
now be shown on consecutive evenings for two weeks in a row, during the
week, with all three films in the trilogy showing during an all-nighter on
Saturday the 17th.
The full schedule is:
Friday 9, 8pm The Lord of the Rings: The
Fellowship of the Ring Saturday 10, 8pm The Lord of the Rings: The
Sunday 11, 8pm The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Saturday 17, 8pm: The Lord of the Rings
All-Nighter - all three films showing back to back, with a 30-minute
break between each
Sunday 18, 8pm The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Monday 19, 8pm The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Tuesday 20, 8pm The Lord of the Rings:
Return of the King
Wednesday 21, 8pm The Lord of the Rings:
Return of the King
All films will be shown courtesy of
Entertainment Films in their original theatrical 35mm versions (NB. not
IMAX or IMAX DMR); the image will fill approximately one third of the
giant screen. During the all-night event teas and coffees will be provided
FREE, with snacks, sweets, soft drinks and alcohol for sale. Fans dressing
in costume could win a prize and everyone has a chance to win, with a free
draw for DVDs and books to kick off the evening.
More BFI IMAX news, from the latest
Separate to the After Dark
programme, the BFI IMAX will be one of the host venues for Optronica 2007
(14 - 18 March), part of the PlayStation season, in which the BFI once
again joins forces with audiovisual artists and producers Addictive TV and
new-media curators Cinefeel, to present a series of music and film events.
The BFI IMAX will host the world premières of new shows from
ground-breaking artists such as graphic designer and musician Trevor
Jackson, Fred Deakin of Lemon Jelly and design group Airside, and a
special collaboration between Austrian electronic music pioneer Christian
Fennesz and renowned New York video artist Charles Atlas.
23 March (including a preview on 22 March) will see a major IMAX DMR film
opening for the cinema; Warner Bros. Pictures’ 300 directed by Zack
Snyder is a ferocious re-telling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae
based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller. More details to follow
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