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6th February 2008


The cover for the DVD version of the recent BBC adaptation of Oliver Twist has been released. Here it is...



The press releases for the Primeval - Series 2 and Primeval - Series 1 & 2 box sets have been added to Incoming. They're both more expensive than originally thought, and both will be released a couple of weeks later than expected (on March 17th).

4th February 2008


Details of Metrodome's forthcoming DVD of Lucasfilm's Howard The Duck are now available.

Metrodome is claiming that the film is "uncut", with a running time of 105'52". The 1986 theatrical release and the subsequent 1987 VHS release were both cut for a PG rating - the VHS version was certificated at 105'24"). The BBFC has given the DVD a 12 certificate.

The film is presented in 1.85:1 format, with anamorphic enhancement. The audio is Dolby Digital stereo 2.0 (at 224kbps).

The disc itself is a DVD-5. The transfer has an average bit-rate of 4.75Mb/s. The disc is coded for Region 2 playback only.

The German disc has a promotional featurette, which is missing from Metrodome's disc, but the film only has mono audio. The UK disc has a theatrical trailer for Howard The Duck, (and one promoting their Super Mario Brothers DVD).

Menu screens and a selection of screen grabs from the disc can be found here.

Last week's Zeta Minor News can be viewed here.

Previous Zeta Minor News entries can viewed here.


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