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Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 08, 2003, 07:13:19 PM
Buena Vista has also just announced the full specs for Krzysztof Kieslowski's epic trilogy Red, White and Blue, due in stores on March 4th. This three-disc set featuers plenty of extras. On Blue: an audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf and selected scene commentary with producer Marin Karmitz, actress Juliette Binoche and film editor Jacques Witta, the featurettes "Reflections On Bleu," "A Discussion On Kieslowski's Early Years," "A Conversation With Juliette Binoche on Kieslowski" and "Krzysztof Kieslowski: Cinema Lesson;" on White: an audio commentary by film scholar Jacques Witta and selected scene commentary with producer Marin Karmitz, actress Julie Delpy, and film editor Jacques Witta, the featurettes "A Look At Blanc," "A Discussion On Kieslowski's Later Years,", "A Conversation With Julie Delpy On Kieslowski," "Krzysztof Kieslowski's Cinema Lesson" and "Behind The Scenes Of White With Krzysztof Kieslowski;" and on Red: an audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf and selected scene commentary with producer Marin Karmitz, actress Irene Jacob, and film editor Jacques Witta, the featurettes "Insights Int Troi Coleurs: Rouge," "A Discussion On Working With Kieslowski," "A Conversation With Irene Jacob On Kieslowski," "Krzysztof Kieslowski's Cinema Lesson," "Behind The Scenes With Kryzsztof Kieslowski" and "Red At Cannes 1994." All three films feaurete multiple theatrical trailers, and retail is $39.95.


With the "rebirth" of the modern musical by way of Moulin Rouge! and now Chicago, how fitting that MGM will finally release an extensive collector's edition of the Robert Wise classic West Side Story? Winner of multiple Academy Awards, this favorite comes to DVD in one very impressive box set on April 1st. This two-disc edition includes the feature film on disc one (which you can play with or without intermission) in a new anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby digital 5.1 surround track (additional French and Spanish 2.0 stereo tracks and English, French and Spanish subtitles are also included). Disc two features the one-hour retrospective documentary "West Side Memories," plus the original film intermission music restored and remixed in 5.1, a storyboard to film comparison, and a film archive featuring rare and never-before seen materials. This box set will also include a Collectible Scrapbook with the complete copy of the working script, a reproduction of the lobby brochure, and collectible packaging. Retail is $39.95 for the set, and as of now there is no announcement of the two-disc set being made available separately without the scrapbook.
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/packaging/westsidestory_ce.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: zerocool41 on January 08, 2003, 07:21:14 PM
thanks for the info...can't wait to get it
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Satcho9 on January 08, 2003, 11:01:55 PM
Dont Forget the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Criterion. Thank God for that one..
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on January 12, 2003, 11:44:45 PM
Im not gonna be happy until i see a fucking Airborne DVD!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: ...
Post by: Bud_Clay on January 18, 2003, 01:09:20 AM
Let us not forget Truffaut's "DAY FOR NIGHT" - March 18th

aaaaand "One Hour Photo" - February 18th

the "I Am Curious" box set will be complete February 25th, and that looks real intriguing.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 23, 2003, 12:41:41 AM
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Yet another edition of Sam Raimi's cult classic Army of Darkness is on the way. On March 4th, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment will release The Boomstick Edition, a two-disc set that virtually replicates the two-disc set originally released a few years back (not to mention the myriad of single-disc permutations released since.) Featuring new packaging and an 8-page booklet, extras are plentiful. Disc one features anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions, the original ending presented as a supplement, the featurette "The Men Behind The Army" narrated by Bruce Campbell, talent bios and the trailer. Disc two features the extended cut of the film with 15 minutes of additional footage presented in anamorphic widescreen, an audio commentary by Raimi, Campbell and co-writer Ivan Raimi, and four deleted scenes. Retail is $29.95.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on January 23, 2003, 10:34:35 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/armyofdarkness_boomstick.jpg)


Those bastards.
I bought that single disk Army of Darkness bootleg (the one that looks like it's in a paper bag) that's basically disk two of the last two disk they released because I couldn't find the two disk version anywhere.

The quality of that is shit because it's edited from the daily tape transfers, I assume.

Anyway, I'm not buying it, those fuckers... I'm NOT!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 27, 2003, 07:59:36 AM
Saving of a lot of money will have to go into April 15th for sure.

~rougerum
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on January 27, 2003, 09:34:34 AM
you have any idea what other lions gate titles will be included in this new-fangled 'signature relases' line, macguffin?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 27, 2003, 11:56:20 AM
Quote from: sphinx
you have any idea what other lions gate titles will be included in this new-fangled 'signature relases' line, macguffin?


Adding to their already extensive library of over 2,000 titles, Lions Gate Entertainment recently announced an agreement to buy back the home video distribution rights to 22 of their biggest theatrical films. Originally distributed on DVD Universal Studios Home Video, the 22 titles include such acclaimed and award-winning titles as American Psycho, Affliction, Buffalo 66, Gods and Monsters, Love and Death on Long Island, The Red Violin and Shadow of the Vampire.

With their Universal deal having expired, Peter Block, president of home entertainment, new media and acquisitions, said the company wanted to control the company's own library. "Universal has been a valued partner with whom we continue to work closely in several areas, but we reached a state where controlling our own library was an essential part of our strategy," he said. "Home entertainment is the fastest-growing sector of the industry today, and once our obligations to provide current theatrical titles to Universal expired, establishing an agreement to reacquire our library was the next logical step."

Expect details on the reissues of these titles to arrive in the coming months, as well as the Signature Series line of value-added DVDs, many which will include reissues of some of the 22 titles in the Universal, as well as others from the Lion's Gate catalog.

In addition to Monster's Ball, an unrated extended edition of the acclaimed Eve's Bayou. Extras include audio commentary with the writer and director Kasi Lemmons, producer Cami Winikoff and director of photography, Terilyn A. Shropshire, and Kasi Lemmons' short film "Dr. Hugo," an illumination of Eve's Bayou with an all-new commentary. Lion's Gate will also release a new Signature Series edition of the Shakespeare update 'O,' although specs are not yet available. Street dates are February 18th.

All the Signature Series titles will feature anamorphic widescreen transfers, trailers, new packaging, and more. Retail is $19.95 each.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 27, 2003, 01:56:19 PM
Too bad they cant get a new cover for the DVD, not only is that one tacky, but they have Halle Berry all made up like she is going to the Oscars.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on January 28, 2003, 09:03:26 AM
nah nah na boo boo!

(http://www.davisdvd.com/images/covers/columbine_large.jpg)

The special edition disc comes with a 16x9 widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, an audio commentary with Moore, an interview with Moore, and the theatrical trailer. Bowling For Columbine is due April 22nd and retails $26.98
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 29, 2003, 12:21:46 PM
Obviously it is a marketing ploy, but what exactly makes the Bowling for Columbine disc a "Special Edition"? A special edition compared to what? I wish they would stop doing that.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on January 29, 2003, 01:01:49 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
A special edition compared to what?.


Compared to the VHS version, I'm guessing. But seriously, would you buy it if it didn't call itself "special"?

Are they actually calling that a quadrilogy? They might as well just attach the 4th one to the special features disc and label it as a failed experiment.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on January 29, 2003, 02:18:41 PM
That's some crap.  ARe they gonna offer the new stuff individually?  Probably not...

those fuckers just want all our money...

That's a lot of disks though.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Cecil on January 29, 2003, 02:24:51 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate

those fuckers just want all our money...


finally! the secrets of capitalism revealed!!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on January 29, 2003, 11:26:47 PM
DAMN THOSE 20TH CENTURY FOX BASTARDS AND THEIR CLEVER LITTLE SCHEMES!

I actually watch special features once and then they're totally useless, so that thought will ease the pain...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 30, 2003, 12:46:01 AM
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman
Quote from: Duck Sauce
A special edition compared to what?.


Compared to the VHS version, I'm guessing. But seriously, would you buy it if it didn't call itself "special"?



I wouldnt buy it period. Do they still even make VHS?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pedro on January 31, 2003, 10:23:39 PM
Quote


Compared to the VHS version, I'm guessing. But seriously, would you buy it if it didn't call itself "special"?

 


I wouldnt buy it period. Do they still even make VHS?
 


They still make it.  But i only see them at Walmart.  Speaking of Walmart...has anyone seen the dvd of fight club they're selling there?  It has a different cover and no second disc.  Im not even sure if it has the commentary.   :cry:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on January 31, 2003, 10:27:20 PM
Quote from: Pedro the Wombat
.  Speaking of Walmart...has anyone seen the dvd of fight club they're selling there?  It has a different cover and no second disc.  Im not even sure if it has the commentary.


I don't think it does, but that thing's not just at Walmart, it's all over the place... In fact I see that version for sale more than I see the good one.  It's cheap though... some people don't care about special features.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on January 31, 2003, 11:56:22 PM
Im pretty sure they replaced the deluxe version with this new shit one. Sphinx? Mac?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on February 01, 2003, 12:04:47 AM
it's gone...

Recently, Fox announced that several special edition DVDs would be getting "downgraded" to more consumer friendly, single disc editions that would boast few or none of the extra features that proved so vital to the success of the current "Fight Club" DVD. Fox representatives have informed the public that the last day "Fight Club: SE" will be available for purchase is August 27, 2002.


http://www.petitiononline.com/fcdvd/petition.html
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on February 01, 2003, 12:25:32 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000067J1H.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

nyehhh!  scary
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on February 06, 2003, 01:08:00 AM
Fox has yet to announce the street dates, but here's your first look:

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/bartonfinkdvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/millerscrossingdvd.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on February 06, 2003, 09:10:06 AM
i strongly approve of this

(http://forums.elucidsystems.com/images/icons/icon14.gif)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on February 06, 2003, 10:50:38 AM
Nice covers - I never really like Barton Fink too much, but that's still a good cover
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: polkablues on February 06, 2003, 09:44:54 PM
It's about freakin' time...  I've been waiting for the Barton Fink DVD for years.
Title: T2 re-rerelease
Post by: Dirk on February 10, 2003, 06:15:46 AM
From dvdfile.com: "Artisan Entertainment has announced a new Extreme Edition of the Cameron classic for release on June 20th, just in time for the debut of Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines. What more they will be adding to this one is not yet known, but stay tuned.

 :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 10, 2003, 06:50:00 AM
The video will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and the disc will carry both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS-ES 6.1 soundtracks. Extra features will include all those carried on the original release, including a commentary track with 26 members of the case & crew; "The Making of T2" documentary, "T2: More Than Meets the Eye" featurette, "T2: 3D: Breaking the Screen Barrier" featurette, over an hour of supplemental material, the full screenplay, a complete set of over 700 storyboards and trailers. In addition there will be new extras, including some Terminator 3 materials. The suggested retail price has yet to be confirmed.

www.dvdreviewer.co.uk
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on February 10, 2003, 06:54:09 PM
Excellent. Totally not buying it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 10, 2003, 07:03:18 PM
Almost ridiculous as the Matrix SE's.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Satcho9 on February 10, 2003, 10:42:22 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Fox has yet to announce the street dates, but here's your first look:

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/bartonfinkdvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/millerscrossingdvd.jpg)


Hell Fucking Yes!...I just hope this is true..
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on February 11, 2003, 04:01:59 PM
Quote from: redlum
Almost ridiculous as the Matrix SE's.


(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/matrixsedvd.jpg)

cover art is fun.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 11, 2003, 05:49:13 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Quote from: redlum
Almost ridiculous as the Matrix SE's.


(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/matrixsedvd.jpg)

cover art is fun.


It looks like somebodies first go at photoshop.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 11, 2003, 11:49:30 PM
If I ever made a DVD cover it would not have the movie title on the front.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Derek on February 16, 2003, 06:26:44 PM
This summer, Anchor Bay will release a director's cut of Manhunter, with a new transfer overseen by Mann himself, and who will also provide a commentary.

http://www.davisdvd.com/News/bg_1.htm
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on February 18, 2003, 07:40:05 AM
Details for the Region 4 release of Black Hawk Down on May 14th: http://www.dvddebate.com/article.php?sid=3196&mode=threaded&order=0
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on February 19, 2003, 10:10:48 AM
http://criterionco.com/asp/boxed_set.asp?id=185§ion=feature

will anyone be getting this? i have seen the 400 Blows, but not the rest of them..i wonder how they compare
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ©brad on February 19, 2003, 12:58:36 PM
I was in WHSmith today and I saw a copy of the special edition of Black Hawk Down! It was a double-disc with 3 commentaries. How come the Brits get it before us?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 19, 2003, 01:51:25 PM
Quote from: cbrad4d
I was in WHSmith today and I saw a copy of the special edition of Black Hawk Down! It was a double-disc with 3 commentaries. How come the Brits get it before us?


Ridley Scott is one of us
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on February 19, 2003, 09:37:01 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has just announced the full specs for their new special edition reissue of Milos Forman's The People vs. Larry Flynt. Debuting on May 13th, the film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby digital 5.1 surround, with plenty of new extras: two audio commentaries with cast Woody Harrelson, Edward Norton and Courtney Love, and the writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, deleted scenes with optional commentary, the featurettes "Free Speech or Porn?" and "Larry Flynt Exposed," and trailers. Retail is $29.95.


YES.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 20, 2003, 05:07:27 PM
I got the Road to Perdition DVD today. The sound and the transfer are absolutely perfect. The video in particular; really does justice to the cinematography. I've yet to listen to the commentary but I wonder if it was after the death of Conrad Hall cause I know how much Mendes loved to wax his car. Can't blame him, this film is beautiful. I really hope the academy Do the Right Thing.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on February 26, 2003, 03:27:59 PM
Columbia TriStar will release Adaptation: SuperBit on 5/20!!!

The disc will feature a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer along with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS soundtracks and the theatrical trailer.

(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/adaptation_superbit_adlg.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 26, 2003, 03:38:25 PM
hah, knew it would fall within my time frame.

~rougerum
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: BonBon85 on February 26, 2003, 03:45:24 PM
Hate to sound dumb here, but what's meant by superbit? Any word yet on the special features?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on February 26, 2003, 03:48:45 PM
Quote from: BonBon85
Hate to sound dumb here, but what's meant by superbit? Any word yet on the special features?


Superbit has no special features. It does away with them and uses that disc space to provide the best picture and sound quality possible. In time, I'm sure Columbia will come out with a Spec. Ed. disc.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: BonBon85 on February 26, 2003, 04:15:23 PM
Double dipping makes Sphinx MacGuffin BonBon sad.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ernie on February 26, 2003, 04:25:38 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
hah, knew it would fall within my time frame.

~rougerum


That's cool, good job man, thank you.

Thanks to Macguffin too of course. This is the best news I've heard all week. I'm not too fond of Superbits but I guess this sounds pretty cool. I thought they only gave action movies Superbits...this shoulds be interesting.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Tommy Both on February 26, 2003, 05:16:46 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
It does away with them and uses that disc space to provide the best picture and sound quality possible. In time, I'm sure Columbia will come out with a Spec. Ed. disc.


Actually I find this whole 'superbit' alotta bullshit, cause I can't even hear the difference between DTS and just the standard 5.1 Dolby surround... It must be my ears, but come on...why would we buy these non extra discs? Merely for the better quality of sound and picture? I mean ... thát 'better' quality won't even be recognized on a smaller than 25" inch TV-screen right and I guess we here don't own big ass flatscreen tv's and most of the 'younger' dvd buyers...? Maybe it's just me... but I think the studios are just trying to rip us off by fooling us for buying these cool sounding 'Superbit' DVDs.... So, anyone bought some of the Superbit collection copies?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 26, 2003, 07:17:01 PM
Quote from: tommy_both
I mean ... thát 'better' quality won't even be recognized on a smaller than 25" inch TV-screen right and I guess we here don't own big ass flatscreen tv's and most of the 'younger' dvd buyers...?


Right.. to tell the difference, you'd probably need component video and optical audio.. all monstercable. Scam?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on February 26, 2003, 07:26:49 PM
I got Fifth Element superbit. It was basically get the regular disc w/ no spec features anyway or put in 4 extra dollars to get the superbit. I'd have to say it is the best looking picture in a dvd I think I've seen yet (though AI has a very good transfer, in my opinion).
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 26, 2003, 08:04:05 PM
They were probably going to release just a barebones version anyways so why not make it superbit? This way you can grab all the videophiles and people who cant live without DTS. I know it makes a difference for me.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Recce on February 26, 2003, 11:32:52 PM
I got the 'Panic Room' superbit DVD. I found it did have a very good image and sound. But, then again, that film sort of did have a certain clean-cutness to it in theatres, so it might jsut be the film. Either way, I'll always try to get the better quality DVD's. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be rich and have a big ass TV and then I won't have to go around buying new, better DVD's.  Am I right?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on February 27, 2003, 12:08:04 AM
Quote from: Recce
I got the 'Panic Room' superbit DVD. I found it did have a very good image and sound. But, then again, that film sort of did have a certain clean-cutness to it in theatres, so it might jsut be the film. Either way, I'll always try to get the better quality DVD's. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be rich and have a big ass TV and then I won't have to go around buying new, better DVD's.  Am I right?


No, if you want the best quality you will have to rebuy all your movies when HD-DVD comes out.... and then....
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on February 27, 2003, 06:20:23 AM
From dvdfile.com:
Skipping its way to DVD on May 6th after a $150 million box office run is Steven Spielberg's frothy Catch Me If You Can. DreamWorks Home Entertainment will debut this two-disc set in separate anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions, each including Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround tracks and plenty of featurettes: "Behind The Camera" (A journey from book to screen), "Cast Me If You Can," "Scoring Catch Me If You Can," "Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction," "The FBI Perspective," and "In Closing," a still gallery, filmographies, production notes and trailers. There is no retail price set, but MAP will be $19.95.

EDIT - didn't notice Mac posted this and I can't seem to erase this post. please don't hate me  :oops:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ernie on February 27, 2003, 10:02:38 AM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Quote from: Recce
I got the 'Panic Room' superbit DVD. I found it did have a very good image and sound. But, then again, that film sort of did have a certain clean-cutness to it in theatres, so it might jsut be the film. Either way, I'll always try to get the better quality DVD's. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be rich and have a big ass TV and then I won't have to go around buying new, better DVD's.  Am I right?


No, if you want the best quality you will have to rebuy all your movies when HD-DVD comes out.... and then....


That fucking sucks let me just say.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on February 27, 2003, 08:48:28 PM
Bowling for Columbine has been pushed back from April 22nd to May 13th. Looks like May is shaping up to be a good month with this, Adaptation, and Catch Me If You Can.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: moonshiner on March 03, 2003, 11:37:37 AM
Sam Jones' documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart will be released April 1st...special features:

Commentary by director Sam Jones and Wilco

Over 70 minutes of extra footage, featuring 17 additional Wilco songs: alternate versions of songs from "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot", live concert performances, and new unreleased songs

"I Am Trying to Make a Film" making-of featurette

40-page booklet: Filmmaker's diary, exclusive photos, and liner notes from Rolling Stone's David Fricke

I will enjoy it.

Still waiting for a definite Solaris release date...all i see is some time in April.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 03, 2003, 08:19:14 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Before Spike Jonze directed the quirky and acclaimed Adaptationa dn Being John Malkovich, his originality and humor first surfaced in music videos and other projects that can now be seen together for the first time. A new directors' series of three DVDs from Palm Pictures will spotlight Jonze's past work and the music videos, commercials and short films that defined two other ground-breaking directors: Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham. Launching in August, the discs will be packed with special features such as interviews, storyboards, alternate versions, documentaries and commentaries that will give special insight into the directors' styles. The Jonze disc will contain, among other things, music videos for the award-winning Fatboy Slim "Weapon Of Choice," Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet," Weezer's "Buddy Holly," and the Beastie Boys' "Sagotage." All will also include artist commentaries.


Holy mother of God. I am about to shit my pants right now. "LITERALLY!"
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Recce on March 03, 2003, 11:55:48 PM
Does anyone know if there's an official release date for the Goodfellas Special Edition yet? I can't wait much longer, I'll end up buying the barebones version, dammit.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Recce on March 04, 2003, 09:19:43 AM
Yeah, but that was a month ago. A lot can happen in a month, dude.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 04, 2003, 10:32:08 AM
Quote from: Recce
Yeah, but that was a month ago. A lot can happen in a month, dude.


Not when an SE is just an urban myth.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ©brad on March 05, 2003, 07:28:16 AM
Something tells me we will get a Martin Scorsese commentary for the Gangs DVD. I feel it in my bones...

Has anyone listened to his commentary for The Last Temptation of Christ? Better yet, has anyone even seen The Last Temptation of Christ?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ghostboy on March 05, 2003, 08:08:26 AM
I love Last Temptation Of Christ, and I love it even more with the commentary track. That's one of the few tracks I've listened to repeatedly...probably once a year, in fact. It makes me love the movie even more, and also helps me forgive some of its problems (the NY accents).
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: phil marlowe on March 05, 2003, 09:51:16 AM
Hey! NY accents in ancient Israel are cool.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on March 05, 2003, 02:57:26 PM
Quote from: cbrad4d
Something tells me we will get a Martin Scorsese commentary for the Gangs DVD. I feel it in my bones...

Has anyone listened to his commentary for The Last Temptation of Christ? Better yet, has anyone even seen The Last Temptation of Christ?


I have, fucking gnarly movie.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: moonshiner on March 05, 2003, 11:11:04 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
6/10 is the date that's apparently being targeted). If everything holds together, that same day you can expect Solaris as well.


Soderbergh's website slates Solaris for an April release date(TBC)?
How do you explain that one, MacGuffin? :evil:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 06, 2003, 01:16:59 AM
Quote from: moonshiner
Soderbergh's website slates Solaris for an April release date(TBC)?
How do you explain that one, MacGuffin? :evil:



Quote from: moonshiner
(TBC)


Quote from: MacGuffin
apparently
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: moonshiner on March 07, 2003, 08:12:51 AM
MacGuffin, where'd you get your information from, April to June is a big jump.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 07, 2003, 11:56:43 AM
Quote from: moonshiner
MacGuffin, where'd you get your information from, April to June is a big jump.


What happened to 'lighten up'? Mr. Moonshine, no one here is more full of hot air than I am...literally.

The Digital Bits had the June date.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: moonshiner on March 08, 2003, 10:44:26 AM
i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy.....i lamed out, i was all set, calling you out but i had a change of  heart....you are probably just bitter that you have to do everybody's running around for release dates and what-not. and lastly, i guess in all my anticipation to see Solaris a possible June release date pisses me off.  Sorry i dumped on ya.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 11, 2003, 02:48:46 AM
Just in from New Line Home Entertainment is a June 3rd release date for About Schmidt, featuring Best Actor and Best Supporting actor hopefuls Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates. This one comes with an anamorphic widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital and DTS 5,1 surround tracks, deleted scenes, an alternate opening sequence featuring the "Woodmen Tower," the "Perceptions of the Film from the Editorial Staff" featurette, and the trailer. Retail will set you back $27.95.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers2/blackhawkdownsedvd.jpg)
After over a year-long wait, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has finally announced a June 3rd arrival for a new three-disc special edition of Ridley Scott's acclaimed war epic Black Hawk Down. This one comes fully loaded with a 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 surround tracks (no DTS option is provided), plus tons of extras. Disc one sports three audio Mark Bowden and screenwriter Ken Nolan, and a third track with various U.S. Special Forces veterans. Disc two includes the documentary "The Essence of Combat: Making Black Hawk Down in six parts ("Getting It Right," "Crash Course," "Battlefield: Morocco," "Hymn to the Fallen," "Digital Warriors" and "After Action Report"), 8 Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional commentary, a production design archive, storyboards with commentary, "Ridleygrams" also with commentary, an Opening Title exploration, more still galleries, and Bruckheimer’s own Black Hawk Down Photo Album. Disc three throws in even more: "The History Channel Presents: The True Story of Black Hawk Down" and "PBS Presents: Frontline: Ambush in Mogadishu" TV specials, an Interactive Mission Map/Timeline, "Target Building Insertion" multi-angle sequence with optional commentary, BAFTA Q&A sessions with Scott, Bruckheimer and actors Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaac, Mark Bowden and Tom Matthews, a Editor's Guild tribute to Pietro Scalia, an American Cinematheque Q&A with Bruckheimer and Scott, the “Gortoz A Ran - J’Attends” music video, a theatrical poster gallery, and theatrical trailers. Yikes! Retail for this puppy retails for $39.95.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on March 14, 2003, 10:33:59 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin



Also:
Before Spike Jonze directed the quirky and acclaimed Adaptationa dn Being John Malkovich, his originality and humor first surfaced in music videos and other projects that can now be seen together for the first time. A new directors' series of three DVDs from Palm Pictures will spotlight Jonze's past work and the music videos, commercials and short films that defined two other ground-breaking directors: Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham. Launching in August, the discs will be packed with special features such as interviews, storyboards, alternate versions, documentaries and commentaries that will give special insight into the directors' styles. The Jonze disc will contain, among other things, music videos for the award-winning Fatboy Slim "Weapon Of Choice," Bjork's "It's Oh So Quiet," Weezer's "Buddy Holly," and the Beastie Boys' "Sagotage." All will also include artist commentaries.


i wish more music video directors would do this.  i know hype williams has one.  i would love to have a dvd collection of jonas akerlund and roman coppola music videos.  i can dream, can i?
Title: the. lion. king.
Post by: sphinx on March 18, 2003, 06:17:54 PM
Specs have rolled in for Walt Disney's The Lion King. This two-disc Platinum Edition release, due on October 7th, will feature a THX-Certified anamorphic widescreen transfer, along with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround audio. The film itself will be presented in two different version: the original theatrical release and an extended edition including the newly-animated number "Morning Report" originally created for the Broadway show. Disc 1 extras include The Making of The Morning Report, 3 deleted scenes (Bug Football, Hakuna Matata and Warthog Rhapsody), an all-new music video, a sing-along track, and set-top games (The Lion King Personality Profile, Rafiki's Three Gourd Monty, Timon's Grab-A-Grub, and Pumbaa's Sound Sensations). Additional features over on disc 2 include: Disney Animals (learn how real animals inspired these animated Lion King characters hosted by Roy Disney); Storymaking Magic (the fascinating origin and influences behind the story of The Lion King); behind-the-scenes footage; Character design; Computer design; African art inspiration; exclusive interviews with Sir Elton John and Tim Rice; a virtual safari with tour guides Timon and Pumbaa; Behind the scenes of the award-winning Broadway hit musical; an exclusive interview with Julie Taymor; explore masks, costumes, people and puppets; Lion King music videos; the African influence; and much more. Retail is $29.99.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 18, 2003, 08:04:34 PM
Fuck Lion King. Where's the Sleeping Beauty disc they said would be here on the Lilo and Stitch DVD?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 23, 2003, 12:30:31 AM
Just in from Buena Vista Home Entertainment are a number of new retail dates for some of this year's hottest Oscar contenders. While specs are not yet available, watch for a double-disc set of the acclaimed Frida on June 10th, featuring Salma Hayek's Oscar-worthy Best Actress performance, the Chuck Barris biopic Confessions of a Dangerous Mind on July 15th, Michael Caine in The Quiet American on July 29th, and Chicago on August 19th. Also note that Buena Vista retail has again released a July 1st street date for Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York, a date which many retailers are beginning to take preorders for, but Buena Vista PR keeps telling us it will be more like August at the earliest. Your guess is as good as ours...stay tuned.

Buena Vista has also announced the full specs for perhaps the most overlooked film of 2002, Spike Lee's 25th Hour. This special edition arrives on May 20th and features a THX-Certified 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer ) and an Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, plus two audio commentaries with Lee and screenwriter David Benioff, the "Spike Lee: The Evolution of an American Filmmaker" and "Ground Zero - A Tribute" featurettes, deleted scenes, and trailers. Retail is $29.99.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on March 23, 2003, 12:53:32 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin


Buena Vista has also announced the full specs for perhaps the most overlooked film of 2002, Spike Lee's 25th Hour. This special edition arrives on May 20th and features a THX-Certified 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer ) and an Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, plus two audio commentaries with Lee and screenwriter David Benioff, the "Spike Lee: The Evolution of an American Filmmaker" and "Ground Zero - A Tribute" featurettes, deleted scenes, and trailers. Retail is $29.99.


pricey  :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ©brad on March 23, 2003, 07:31:07 AM
Quote from: rudieob
Quote from: MacGuffin


Buena Vista has also announced the full specs for perhaps the most overlooked film of 2002, Spike Lee's 25th Hour. This special edition arrives on May 20th and features a THX-Certified 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer ) and an Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, plus two audio commentaries with Lee and screenwriter David Benioff, the "Spike Lee: The Evolution of an American Filmmaker" and "Ground Zero - A Tribute" featurettes, deleted scenes, and trailers. Retail is $29.99.


pricey  :roll:


worth it.  :)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on March 23, 2003, 09:05:23 PM
So many great releases coming this year.  I can always live on Ramen noodles for 2 meals a day, right?  Hmm...better make it 1 meal.  Heck, who needs food if you have DVDs?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 23, 2003, 11:40:13 PM
Quote from: bonanzataz
Fuck Lion King. Where's the Sleeping Beauty disc they said would be here on the Lilo and Stitch DVD?


Well, taz, amazon has it listed for a september 9 release date.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 24, 2003, 01:05:31 AM
Who do you think suggested this packaging?

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000089A07.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Director's edition... :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: life_boy on March 24, 2003, 01:39:26 AM
Director's Edition?  There's an edition of the film more conventional than the one theatrically released?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 24, 2003, 10:09:05 AM
FRom DVDFile's review:

The Director's Edition comes with an additional disc. While only true fans of the Hannibal Lecter saga will probably want to pick this up, in a way it's a shame, because this is a pretty cool attempt to create a real DVD diary on the making of a film. A Director's Journey: The Making of Red Dragon is at long last the kind of real documentary true fans want, not that stupid HBO fluff stuff. (Okay, those HBO pieces are fine, but just extended commercials for the movie.) This thing clocks in at 39 minutes (I would have enjoyed it just as much if it was 139 minutes) and we get to track Ratner as he goes through most of the stages of film production, although it feels a bit truncated when it comes to post-shoot: development, scouting locations, fighting with Dino, casting, shooting, fighting with Dino some more, and even so unconcerned with the safety of his actors that it looks like they could have burned to death and he would have tried to CGI their faces in. Those who hate Brett Ratner (which seems to be everyone I went to film school with) will love this. He is frequently seen "discussing" major decisions with everybody, and kudos to the guy for leaving this stuff in. I wouldn't say it is on the level of Hearts of Darkness or even "The Beginning..." on the Star Wars Episode I DVD, but it sure is way better than most crappy making-ofs these days.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Vivian Darkbloom on March 24, 2003, 12:09:07 PM
I can't fucking believe you made me wanna buy the Red dragon DVD ! I just love thos kind of diaries (what do you think about the one David O Russel did for Three Kings ?)

About the Goodfellas SE, didn't The digital Bits post (a long time ago, I agree) something about Warner Bros working on it and on a Mean Streets SE for a future boxset ?

And also, speaking of urban legends, what about Blade Runner ?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 24, 2003, 12:24:17 PM
Quote from: Vivian Darkbloom
(what do you think about the one David O Russel did for Three Kings ?)


I really enjoyed that one. The Scorsese one on the Criterion Last Temptation Of Christ DVD is great too.

Quote from: Vivian Darkbloom
About the Goodfellas SE, didn't The digital Bits post (a long time ago, I agree) something about Warner Bros working on it and on a Mean Streets SE for a future boxset ?


Goodfellas: SE - It's Coming!!
Goodfellas producer Irwin Winkler confirms that a Special Edition is on the way, complete with commentary!
 
April 03, 2002 - Online DVD e-tailer DVD Empire recently held an interview with Life as a House director Irwin Winkler, who just happened to be a producer on the extremely popular mafia flick, Goodfellas.

In this interview, he gave up this nice little bit of information that all fans of the film have been waiting for:

DVD Empire: You've done other commentaries. Care to tell us about them?
Irwin: Well, I just finished Life As A House, and I also just finished the commentary for the special edition of The Net (which streets on 4/2) and I just finished one for Goodfellas.

DVD Empire: Does that mean that we will finally see a special edition of Goodfellas? And is that something I'm allowed to say?

Irwin: You can say it, sure. I don't have any of the dates yet, but I've done my part and it will be coming out soon enough.

As the man said, there is no date yet, but at least we know it's on the way!

Quote from: Vivian Darkbloom
And also, speaking of urban legends, what about Blade Runner ?


From the Blader Runner website, as of Jan 2003:
http://www.brmovie.com/BR_Special_Edition.htm#Reports
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ©brad on March 24, 2003, 12:35:27 PM
That's really really good news, but I hope Scorsese is on that commentary. Not too excited about a Winkler commentary. Producers doing commentaries= :yabbse-thumbdown:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 25, 2003, 11:10:27 PM
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/grease2.jpg)

Hell yes.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Cecil on March 25, 2003, 11:13:36 PM
release date for red dragon: directors edition is april 1rst. how appropriate.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Cecil on March 25, 2003, 11:15:27 PM
Quote from: Vivian Darkbloom
I can't fucking believe you made me wanna buy the Red dragon DVD !


please buy this version of "red dragon" instead

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000509C1.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 15, 2003, 10:37:24 AM
Fans of the Griswolds can finally add the 20th Anniversary Edition of National Lampoon's Vacation to their shelves on August 19th. No details yet.
(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/7/vacation_se.jpg)

Those of you who loved Roman Polanski's The Pianist will be happy to learn that a 3-disc version Limited Edition of the film will be released in Region 1... but to Canadian consumers only. It will be a 2-DVD special edition, along with a 3rd disc - the CD soundtrack. That's a much more elaborate version than we'll get here in the States from Universal (which will be only a single disc). The title streets on 5/27 in Canada.

Damn neighbors to the North.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on April 15, 2003, 12:33:29 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Damn neighbors to the North.


Sucker!  :twisted:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 16, 2003, 01:35:10 AM
Steven Soderbergh's remake of the sci-fi classic Solaris will debut on July 29th. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, extras include what is sure to be a great audio commentary with Soderbergh and producer James Cameron, the HBO First Look special and Soderbergh's own "Making Of Solaris" documentary, a "screenplay still gallery" and trailers. Retail is $26.95.
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According to director Peter Jackson, direct from The Lord of the Rings: Official Fan Club Magazine, the 4-disc The Two Towers: Extended Edition (tentatively set for release in November) will have 43 additional minutes of footage. Much of it will reportedly expand upon the various characters, as was the case with The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition. Word is more than 150 new effects shots have been completed for the new cut as well (since there are many new scenes with Treebeard).
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Finally, word from sources at Disney about the next set of Platinum edition animated titles to expect from the studio. The Lion King will street on DVD on 10/7. The Platinum title for 2004 is expected to be Aladdin. In 2005, look for The Little Mermaid. And finally, Bambi will hit DVD in 2006.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on April 16, 2003, 05:49:05 PM
Specs for The Pianist SE DVD: a 2-disc set featuring an anamorphic transfer, English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 and DD 2.0 Stereo tracks, “Story of Survival” Featurette, Q&A with Roman Polanski, The Warsaw Ghetto: A Historical Background, a photo gallery, poster gallery, a biography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, director's notes, a production diary, trailers, TV spots (including Adrien Brody interview segments), filmographies, a soundtrack spot, and bonus audio tracks from the Sony Classical CD soundtrack. A 3-disc set will also be available including the original soundtrack CD.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ernie on April 17, 2003, 03:11:51 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Quote from: cbrad4d
Something tells me we will get a Martin Scorsese commentary for the Gangs DVD. I feel it in my bones...

Has anyone listened to his commentary for The Last Temptation of Christ? Better yet, has anyone even seen The Last Temptation of Christ?


I have, fucking gnarly movie.


Do you have to know a lot about religion to understand it? I've wanted to see it just because it's Scorsese but I don't know a whole lot about religion. I haven't gone to church since I was little.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pwaybloe on April 17, 2003, 03:34:31 PM
Quote from: ebeaman69
Do you have to know a lot about religion to understand it? I've wanted to see it just because it's Scorsese but I don't know a whole lot about religion. I haven't gone to church since I was little.


Well... not necessarily.  Are you a Christian?  The movie follows the New Testament in the Bible fairly close up until the end.  But, as I say that, the movie has an altogether mood to it unlike the New Testament's Christ.  In TLTOC, Christ is much less confident and more frightened than in the Bible.  

I guess to answer your question, you don't really have to know about Christianity that much to enjoy the movie.  I enjoy it for what it is and what Scorsese wanted to do with it, but I obviously don't take the movie as gospel.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 21, 2003, 10:46:14 AM
Quote from: mogwai
I don't know if the following news have been covered elsewhere, but here goes... The release date of "The Two Towers" in Europe has been set on the 26th of August. That date could change as far as I know. To be continued...


New Line Home Entertainment has officially announced the DVD release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers! The 2-disc theatrical cut will street on August 26th (SRP $29.95) in both full frame and anamorphic widescreen versions. The set will include audio in Dolby Digital 5.1, along with the On the Set: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return to Middle-earth documentaries, 8 featurettes on the people and places in Middle-earth, a 10-minute behind-the-scenes sneak preview of The Return of the King (due in theaters on December 17th), Sean Astin's short film The Long and Short of It, a documentary on the making of the short film, the Gollum's Song music video by Emiliana Torrini, previews of the Return of the King video game and the Special Extended DVD Edition of The Two Towers and more.

That will be followed by The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Special Extended DVD Edition on November 18th (SRP TBA). As with extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring, this will be a massive 4-disc affair, including a 40+ minute longer version of the film in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital and DTS audio. You'll also get audio commentary and a massive bounty of extra features beyond what you'll find on the 2-disc version.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on April 21, 2003, 02:16:37 PM
maybe when all three LORD OF THE RINGS films are out on dvd, i'll buy all 6 theatrical and extended editions versions.  that means i'll have an 18 disc dvd set of THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY!  that's a lot of viewing time!  :)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 22, 2003, 10:08:16 AM
(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/upcomingdvdart/tbd/dueldvd.jpg)
Steven Spielberg's oft-postponed Duel will finally street on August 12th. Features are expected to include the highly-anticipated new Laurent Bouzereau-produced documentary on the making of the film. Retail is $19.95.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 11:57:59 AM
very very nice
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 22, 2003, 01:22:17 PM
I wish the cover was black and white photographish that would be reminiscient of the type of filmmaking Speilberg had in making the movie. It would have felt more right for the feel of realism during the 1970s. When i see this cover, I always second guess whether or not a video game is also being released with the video.

~rougerum
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 01:40:22 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I wish the cover was black and white photographish that would be reminiscient of the type of filmmaking Speilberg had in making the movie. It would have felt more right for the feel of realism during the 1970s. When i see this cover, I always second guess whether or not a video game is also being released with the video.

~rougerum


i think thats the original poster for the film.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on April 22, 2003, 01:47:47 PM
I'm not sure. In picture details, maybe. The effect though smells computerish in the wrong ways. I own the original German poster, which was great and completely of what I was describing.  You may be right though.

~rougerum
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 02:13:11 PM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
I'm not sure. In picture details, maybe. The effect though smells computerish in the wrong ways. I own the original German poster, which was great and completely of what I was describing.  You may be right though.

~rougerum


i agree with you though -- the artwork looks like it should be on a pinball machine.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Duck Sauce on April 22, 2003, 03:25:25 PM
Quote from: mogwai
cowboy & goldtrumpet, you guys should get yoself some colorful avatars. NOW!! :wink:


Not Gold Trumpet, having no avatar is classic, like having no opening credits. I guess you could say his avatar is having no avatar, and Im indifferent towards cowboy
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cowboykurtis on April 22, 2003, 03:59:59 PM
Quote from: Duck Sauce
Quote from: mogwai
cowboy & goldtrumpet, you guys should get yoself some colorful avatars. NOW!! :wink:


Not Gold Trumpet, having no avatar is classic, like having no opening credits. I guess you could say his avatar is having no avatar, and Im indifferent towards cowboy


its always good to know that someone's indifferent about me.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on May 19, 2003, 11:51:47 AM
this movie was suppose to play in cleveland but it didn't and now its coming soon to dvd.  just another movie that comes out on dvd before it plays in theaters in cleveland.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: meatwad on May 19, 2003, 06:27:46 PM
I hate when they put a character that is not the main one and have her in the front of the poster, while jason schwartzman is in the background. Britney Murphy is a shit actress
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: moonshiner on May 20, 2003, 09:51:29 AM
Quote from: Meatwad
Britney Murphy is a shit actress


I disagree.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on May 20, 2003, 10:06:01 AM
I like her rack. It's fun to look at.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: godardian on May 20, 2003, 10:06:14 AM
Quote from: moonshiner
Quote from: Meatwad
Britney Murphy is a shit actress


I disagree.


Yeah, me too. Let us not forget she provides us with the ecstatically squealing voice of Luann on King of the Hill.

In addition to her work in Girl, Interrupted, etc. Maybe not Actress No. 1, but shit? No.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on May 24, 2003, 08:26:55 AM
From dvdfile.com:"At long last for Coen Brothers fans, September 30th will see the release of a new special edition of the Oscar-winning Fargo. Featuring a new 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and English and French 5.1 Dolby surround tracks, extras include an audio commentary with director of photography Roger Deakins, an interview with the Coen Brothers and Frances McDormand, a subtitle trivia track, the new documentary "Minnesota Nice," a still gallery, trailers, "hidden" menus and more surprises. Retail is $24.95. "
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: godardian on May 24, 2003, 11:09:34 AM
Okay, I bought Taxi Driver twice. I bought Carrie twice. I bought Blue Velvet twice. I bought Rushmore twice.

And I bought Fargo twice- ALREADY!

Goddamn you, you stingy, money-grubbing studios! I'll be watching "Minnesota Nice" while you rot- in HELL! [/i]
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sphinx on May 28, 2003, 11:53:54 PM
oh my.

The relentless assault continues on September 16th as New Line Home Entertainment finally releases the long-delayed Mr. Show movie Run Ronnie Run! The DVD includes a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, deleted scenes, the Three Times One Minus One music video, lots of hidden Easter eggs, and bonus trailers. Retail is $24.98

i wonder what bob and david think of this?  nothing is mentioned on their website about it at all...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: godardian on May 29, 2003, 12:46:36 AM
For me right now, it's all about About Schmidt, Strangers with Candy, and Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

And, of course, Punch-Drunk Love.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 09, 2003, 10:32:26 AM
Some interesting details for you on Disney's forthcoming The Lion King: Platinum Edition DVD (street date 10/7). The disc, which has been in production for well over a year now, will include new interviews with Elton John and Tim Rice. You'll get a look at several deleted scenes, in the form of original storyboards, which were never fully completed. The discs' animated menus reportedly feature both new traditional cell and CG animation. The character of Zazu hosts the menus on Disc One, for example, and explains what you'll find on the disc. Using the latest digital technology, the filmmakers have apparently restored and "added more detail" to the image, to bring more clarity and vibrancy to the film. In addition, a special Enhanced Home Theater sound mix has been created for the first time on this DVD release, that is specially designed to "envelop the listener in the sound" and enhance the emotional impact of the film. You will be able to choose to view either the original theatrical version of the film or the new special edition version (with the new musical number, Morning Report, created by the original filmmakers). And, for BOTH versions of the film, you will be able to choose to listen to either the original theatrical audio, or the new Enhanced Home Theater mix. Here's the cover...
(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx2/lionkingplatinum.jpg)

Here's also a look at The Lion King: Special Edition Collector's Gift Set, which will include the DVD, plus 5 exclusive character portrait drawings signed and sketched by the original animators and a new The Lion King: Special Edition book, all contained in a custom slipsleeve case. SRP is $49.99. It streets the same day.
(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx2/lionkingcollectorsset.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ©brad on June 09, 2003, 01:20:02 PM
yipee, i'll buy it. it comes out on 10/7. that's like what, 11 months from now or somethin.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on June 09, 2003, 07:58:43 PM
cooooool... :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Reed Rothchild on June 10, 2003, 12:14:58 AM
I know they are gonna release the John Hughes Films Special Editions thats why I am trying to fight my urge to buy them@!!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 30, 2003, 02:06:54 PM
Just in from Warner Home Video is some great news for classic movie fans. On September 30th, Warner will issue the first three titles in their new "A Night at the Movies" line of two-disc special edition. These sets will attempt to recreate the old-time movie experience with additional supplements such as shorts, newsreels, cartoons and trailers from yesteryear.

Each of the following gets fully restored transfers in their original aspect ratios, plus tons of extras. The Adventures of Robin Hood includes an audio commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer, a music-only track, the 60-minute documentary "Glorious Technicolor," the 65th anniversary documentary "Welcome to Sherwood: The Story of The Adventures of Robin Hood" the Looney Tunes cartoons "Rabbit Hood" and "Robin Hood Daffy," additional shorts including "Cavalcade of Archery" and "The Cruise of the Zaca," the featurettes "Robin Hood Through the Ages" and "A Journey to Sherwood Forest," outtakes and bloopers, a Robin Hood National Radio Broadcast, audio-only excerpts of composer KorngoldÕs piano lessons, and theatrical trailers for 12 Errol Flynn movies.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre will include an audio commentary by Humphrey Bogart biographer Eric Lax, the documentary "John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick," the featurette "Discovering Treasure: The Story of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," the Looney Tunes shorts "8 Ball Bunny," "Hot Cross Bunny" and "So You Want to be a Detective," scoring sessions outtakes, a 1949 Lux Radio Theater broadcast of the story," a vintage newsreel plus theatrical trailers for 12 Bogart classics.

Finally, Yankee Doodle Dandy will include an commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer, the documentary "James Cagney: Top of the World" hosted by Michael J. Fox, the "Let Freedom Sing!: The Story of Yankee Doodle Dandy" documentary, the Looney Tunes shorts "Yankee Doodle Daffy," "Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid" and "Yankee Doodle Bugs," the wartime shorts "Beyond the Line of Duty" and "You, John Jones" starring James Cagney and Greer Garson, audio-only outtakes and rehearsals, the 1942 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater Radio Show with cast members, a vintage newsreel plus trailers for Casablanca and 7 other Cagney films. Retail is $26.95 each.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on August 13, 2003, 05:11:39 PM
The latest in Fox's Studio Classics series, November 4th will see the release of the perennial favorite "Laura". Presented in a newly remastered 1.37:1 full screen and 2.0 stereo, extras include two audio commentaries with David Raskin and Janine Basinger and the second with Rudy Behlmer, the Biography special with Jean Tierney and Vincent Price, a restoration comparison, MovieTone newsreel, still gallery and trailers. Retail is $19.95.


WooHoo!! Now if they would release "Leave Her To Heaven".
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on September 29, 2003, 04:03:07 PM
There's some more great new Fox news as well today. In addition to My Darling Clementine, which we mentioned on Friday, 20th Century Fox is also releasing The Diary of Anne Frank (on 2/4), Peyton Place (3/2) and The Grapes of Wrath (4/6) as part of their Studio Classics series. All will have audio commentary and Movietone newsreel footage.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: coffeebeetle on September 29, 2003, 04:09:51 PM
This sounds fantastic...especially the Sierra Madre release.  Thanks alot guys.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Find Your Magali on September 30, 2003, 08:42:21 AM
Question: "The Safety of Objects" is coming out on DVD in a couple of weeks (Oct. 14). ... I heard some good things about it when it was released, but it never came to theaters around here.

Sooooooooooo, for those of you who saw it, what did you think?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on September 30, 2003, 12:30:29 PM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
Sooooooooooo, for those of you who saw it, what did you think?


http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=1596
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on September 30, 2003, 02:13:07 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: Find Your Magali
Sooooooooooo, for those of you who saw it, what did you think?


http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=1596


If you're be a Mini-Mac, modernage, at least redirect correctly. He's talking about this film:
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0256359/
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on October 14, 2003, 12:54:37 AM
It's been confirmed that Paramount will release special editions of The Untouchables, Top Gun, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Titanic. Untouchables and Top Gun are planned for 2004, with Untouchables at least due early in the year. Don't expect Titanic before the end of 2004 at the earliest however. And yes, these will all feature anamorphic widescreen transfers.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ghostboy on October 14, 2003, 01:05:31 AM
I'm mostly excited about the latter two...I can't wait to see what extra features they put on South Park, and I've been wanting to see Titanic again for a while now, and this will provide a good opportunity.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on October 14, 2003, 03:38:42 PM
i KNEW it was the right decision to hold out on the south park dvd when it first came out. now the special edition is finally here... and i really don't care. unless it's got trey and matt commentary. they're always reliably funny.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ono on October 14, 2003, 05:09:03 PM
Ugh, I just bought South Park: B, L, U a couple months ago, too.  Oh well, it was only $9.99.  Hope I can sell it off or something before I pick up the new edition.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on October 20, 2003, 11:14:00 PM
January 27th is the arrival for a new Masterpiece Edition of the Disney classic Alice in Wonderland. Buena Vista Home Entertainment will stock this perennial favorite with two full discs worth of goodies: remastered 1.33:1 full screen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, all-new introductions, the "One Hour in Wonderland" and "The Fred Waring Show" specials, the "An Alice Comedy: Alice's Wonderland" and "Operation Wonderland" featurettes, abandoned concepts, deleted storyboards, song demos, an art gallery, "Virtual Wonderland Party" activities, two sing-alongs, the "Adventures in Wonderland" interactive game, a bonus "Through the Mirror" animated short, and theatrical trailers. Retail is $29.95.

(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/8/aliceinwonderland_me.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on October 20, 2003, 11:29:20 PM
Kick Ass!! Is Robin Hood gonna get this treatment?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 30, 2004, 06:32:27 PM
Fans of The Marx Brothers are in for a treat as Warner Home Video will release seven classic films onto DVD this year. Due on May 4th, the titles include A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, A Night in Casablanca, and the double features Room Service/At the Circus and Go West/The Big Store. Each disc will include remastered video and audio and a bounty of bonus materials, including audio commentaries (Leonard Maltin on A Night at the Opera and "The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia" author Glenn Mitchell for A Day at the Races), new documentaries, vintage MGM shorts, classic cartoons and more. Each disc will retail $19.97, or you can pick up a boxed set package of all five discs for $59.92.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on January 30, 2004, 06:50:39 PM
YES.
Title: Star Wars update..
Post by: Myxo on January 30, 2004, 08:00:46 PM
In case this hasn't been posted anywhere..

1/30/04

Yep... Star Wars time again. The Rebel Scum fan website is reporting that in recent presentations at London's Toy Fair event, Lucasfilm marketing partner TLC Marketing revealed once again that Lucasfilm plans to release Episodes 4, 5 and 6 on DVD format in October or November of 2004. This is just one more piece in a puzzle that's now growing very large and surprisingly clear. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox aren't commenting on the rumors about the DVD release of the original trilogy, but our industry sources are just giving us too much independent confirmation that the release is in the works. We feel very confident now that it's the real deal - that the Star Wars films ARE finally coming to DVD later in 2004.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/rumormill.html
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on January 31, 2004, 12:47:21 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
Fans of The Marx Brothers are in for a treat as Warner Home Video will release seven classic films onto DVD this year. Due on May 4th, the titles include A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, A Night in Casablanca, and the double features Room Service/At the Circus and Go West/The Big Store.

Where the hell is Duck Soup?!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on January 31, 2004, 01:52:27 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Where the hell is Duck Soup?!

hey yeah! or Horse Feathers or Animal Crackers for that matter! Oh, me. I was blinded by the scent of A Night At the Opera.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on January 31, 2004, 03:24:17 AM
any news on the following

a new Blade Runner DVD?

a new Apocalypse Now DVD (original cut with Hearts of Darkness doc)?

I want both films on disc, not sure if I should buy the current releases.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on January 31, 2004, 11:48:04 AM
Quote from: picolas;
Quote from: Cinephile
Where the hell is Duck Soup?!

hey yeah! or Horse Feathers or Animal Crackers for that matter!  

Ah damn, I smell a Marx Brothers Volume 2 in the future...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 31, 2004, 04:32:26 PM
Quote from: SHAFTR
any news on the following

a new Blade Runner DVD?


The NY Times (Dec. 13th, 2003) has named names on why the Blade Runner Special Edition 3-DVD set is on hold:

They say, "The avidly awaited, definitive version of Ridley Scott's science-fiction classic, "Blade Runner," won't be out on DVD anytime soon for stranger reasons.

When "Blade Runner" was being shot in the early 1980's, Bud Yorkin, a veteran television comedy producer, and Jerry Perenchio, now the C.E.O. of Univision, were the film's bond-completion guarantors. When the film went over budget, by contract they assumed ownership of the film. Paul Sammon wrote in his book "Future Noir: The Making of `Blade Runner' " that they hated the film, had bitter disputes with Mr. Scott and tried to take it away from him altogether.

The studio release, in 1982, contained superfluous narration and a tacked-on rosy ending. Mr. Scott removed both when he was allowed to make a "director's cut" in 1992, but it was, by his own account, a rush job.
Three years ago, Mr. Scott announced that he was working on a three-disc box set, which would offer all the versions of the film, including a new and polished director's cut with previously unseen footage and scads of bonus features. Then, at the end of 2001, Warner Brothers, which was planning to distribute the discs, pulled the plug. It did so, according to a producer who worked on the project, because Mr. Perenchio gave no sign that he would let them be released.

Mr. Perenchio, speaking through an assistant, had no comment on the situation. (Warner Brothers still sells the 1992 "director's cut," though the picture quality is mediocre.)"

Now, you might already know, or have guessed most, if not all, of the above, but let me say that the project is not dead. We still hope for the possibility that the BR:SE DVD set will be finished and released in our lifetimes. I expect that writing to Mr Perenchio will do no good and of course is not something this website supports... ~ An address associated with him is:

Jerry Perenchio
Univision Communications Inc
1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 3050
Los Angeles, CA 90067
phone: (310) 556-7676
fax: (310) 556-3568
http://www.univision.com
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 03, 2004, 10:57:48 AM
DVDFile.com have posted details on a tenth anniversary edition of Reality Bites which stars the likes of Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Steve Zahn and Ben Stiller. This single disc release will be available to own from the 8th June this year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $19.95. As well as an anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the disc will include an audio commentary with director Ben Stiller, some deleted scenes, filmographies and trailers.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on March 07, 2004, 06:55:30 AM
I remember seeing Reality Bites when at its release, but I don't remember too much of it, except the "My Sharona" singalong at at supermarked (or something). Is it any good?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 09, 2004, 06:07:21 PM
Artisan Home Entertainment have kindly sent over the details on the up and coming remastered edition of King of New York which stars the ever-reliable Christopher Walken. This two disc set will be available to own from the 20th April this year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $24.98. The full disc specs for this special edition release are attached below, along with our first look at the artwork:

Widescreen and Full Screen Versions
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Track
Audio Commentary with Director Abel Ferrara
Commentary with Producer, Editor, Composer & Associate Producer
Documentary on Director Abel Ferrara
The Adventures of Schoolly D: Snowboarder
The Schoolly D Music Video
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
English, Spanish Subtitles

(http://www.angelfire.com/film/macguffin0/kingofnewyorkr1artworkpic.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on March 10, 2004, 05:42:13 AM
TONS of new Warner titles revealed:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/030904htfchat.html

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/030904chatlist.html
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 10, 2004, 09:31:18 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
King of New York

So is that movie any good, or what?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 10, 2004, 01:16:13 PM
Quote from: Withnail
TONS of new Warner titles revealed:

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/030904htfchat.html

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/030904chatlist.html

holy shit.  basically ANYTHING thats not a 2 disc WB movie with tons of extras DONT BUY IT!!!! shit, i'm going to have to re-buy a handful of those and am currently updating my wishlist to make sure i dont buy anything currently being worked on for a SE!!!

awesome..

Coming in 2004
-Blazing Saddles: SE (1974) [Summer; "Wait 'til you hear the bean scene (in 5.1)"]
-Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
-GoodFellas: SE
-Hitchcock 7-film box set
-The Lost Boys: SE (1987)
-Mean Streets: SE (1973) ["Sooner than you think"]
-The Shawshank Redemption: 10th Anniversary (1994) [Closely working w/ Darabont]

Coming in 2005
-Batman: SE (1989) [Cross promote w/ 2005 film]

Coming in 2006
-The Searchers: 50th Anniversary SE (1956) [w/ other Wayne/Ford titles]

Being Worked on No Date
-Bonnie and Clyde: SE (1967)
-Bringing Up Baby (1938)
-Gone With the Wind: 2-Disc SE (1939) [w/ Ultra-Resolution process, "mind boggling"]
-King Kong: 2-Disc SE (1933) [Being painstakingly restored; "Will blow you away"; "Kong will now fall from the Empire State Building without gaps"]
-Stagecoach: SE (1939) [restoration planned]
-Strangers on a Train: SE (1951) [being restored]
-The Wild Bunch: SE (1969) [Peckinpah promotion]
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 10, 2004, 01:18:50 PM
Any speculation on which 7 Hitchocks?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 10, 2004, 01:27:57 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Any speculation on which 7 Hitchocks?

Dial M For Murder
Strangers On A Train
Suspicion
North By Northwest?
Juno and the Paycock?
Blackmail?

just speculation. warner has/had the rights to those titles so i would expect at least a few of those.  macguffin, any help?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 10, 2004, 01:29:37 PM
So, in other words, I'm still safe buying the current versions of Psycho, Vertigo, Birds, and Rear Window?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 10, 2004, 01:30:57 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
So, in other words, I'm still safe buying the current versions of Psycho, Vertigo, Birds, and Rear Window?

should be.  those are all Universal, but you never know!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on March 10, 2004, 09:43:38 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
holy shit.  basically ANYTHING thats not a 2 disc WB movie with tons of extras DONT BUY IT!!!! shit, i'm going to have to re-buy a handful of those and am currently updating my wishlist to make sure i dont buy anything currently being worked on for a SE!!!

awesome..

Coming in 2004
-Blazing Saddles: SE (1974) [Summer; "Wait 'til you hear the bean scene (in 5.1)"]
-Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
-GoodFellas: SE
-Hitchcock 7-film box set
-The Lost Boys: SE (1987)
-Mean Streets: SE (1973) ["Sooner than you think"]
-The Shawshank Redemption: 10th Anniversary (1994) [Closely working w/ Darabont]

Coming in 2005
-Batman: SE (1989) [Cross promote w/ 2005 film]

Coming in 2006
-The Searchers: 50th Anniversary SE (1956) [w/ other Wayne/Ford titles]

Being Worked on No Date
-Bonnie and Clyde: SE (1967)
-Bringing Up Baby (1938)
-Gone With the Wind: 2-Disc SE (1939) [w/ Ultra-Resolution process, "mind boggling"]
-King Kong: 2-Disc SE (1933) [Being painstakingly restored; "Will blow you away"; "Kong will now fall from the Empire State Building without gaps"]
-Stagecoach: SE (1939) [restoration planned]
-Strangers on a Train: SE (1951) [being restored]
-The Wild Bunch: SE (1969) [Peckinpah promotion]


I gasped and crapped and creamed my pants at the same time.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 10, 2004, 11:19:39 PM
i hope that dial m for murder is in 3D. that'd be pretty awesome.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 11, 2004, 10:56:41 AM
Miramax Home Entertainment have now released the artwork for the upcoming collector's edition release of hit comedy Flirting With Disaster which stars the likes of Alan Alda, Patricia Arquette; Tea Leoni and Ben Stiller. The disc will be available to own from the 1st June and should retail at around $29.99. I'm afraid we don't have the disc specs for this one yet, although we're expecting the official announcement very shortly. For now though, here's our first look at the official region one package artwork:

(http://www.angelfire.com/film/macguffin0/flirtingwithdisasterr1artwo.jpg)

MGM Home Entertainment have revised artwork for the Robocop Trilogy which will be arriving this June. Extras on the first Robocop film will include an an audio commentary with director Paul Verhoeven, producer Jon Davidson, and screenwriter Ed Neumeier, as well as a number of deleted scenes, featurettes and more:

(http://www.angelfire.com/film/macguffin0/robocoptrilogyrevartr1pic1.jpg)
(http://www.angelfire.com/film/macguffin0/roborev.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 11, 2004, 11:00:03 AM
looking at Patricia Arquette makes SoNowThen happy...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: abuck1220 on March 11, 2004, 12:17:00 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Quote from: themodernage02
holy shit.  basically ANYTHING thats not a 2 disc WB movie with tons of extras DONT BUY IT!!!! shit, i'm going to have to re-buy a handful of those and am currently updating my wishlist to make sure i dont buy anything currently being worked on for a SE!!!

awesome..

Coming in 2004
-Blazing Saddles: SE (1974) [Summer; "Wait 'til you hear the bean scene (in 5.1)"]
-Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
-GoodFellas: SE
-Hitchcock 7-film box set
-The Lost Boys: SE (1987)
-Mean Streets: SE (1973) ["Sooner than you think"]
-The Shawshank Redemption: 10th Anniversary (1994) [Closely working w/ Darabont]

Coming in 2005
-Batman: SE (1989) [Cross promote w/ 2005 film]

Coming in 2006
-The Searchers: 50th Anniversary SE (1956) [w/ other Wayne/Ford titles]

Being Worked on No Date
-Bonnie and Clyde: SE (1967)
-Bringing Up Baby (1938)
-Gone With the Wind: 2-Disc SE (1939) [w/ Ultra-Resolution process, "mind boggling"]
-King Kong: 2-Disc SE (1933) [Being painstakingly restored; "Will blow you away"; "Kong will now fall from the Empire State Building without gaps"]
-Stagecoach: SE (1939) [restoration planned]
-Strangers on a Train: SE (1951) [being restored]
-The Wild Bunch: SE (1969) [Peckinpah promotion]


I gasped and crapped and creamed my pants at the same time.


how about the film noir series? out of the past?! and the set up w/ a scorsese commentary?!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 11, 2004, 12:29:31 PM
A noir boxset is like a dream come true.

One question for all the Macs in the know:

is T-Men gonna be included? Cos I just ordered the old disc off of Amazon...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 11, 2004, 10:18:55 PM
Quote from: Ravi

-The Lost Boys: SE (1987)


...I  DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS BUT THE LOST BOYS  SE...... BROUGHT THE BIGGST SMILE TO MY FACE....
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 12, 2004, 05:24:10 PM
Title: Cop Land
Released: 1st June 2004

Further Details
Miramax Home Entertainment have also just this minute announced the upcoming collector's edition release of Cop Land which includes a never before seen one hundred and sixteen minute director's cut of the movie. This action thriller will also be available to own from the 1st June this year, and will again retail at around $19.99. I'm afraid we don't have the artwork quite yet, but we'll bring you that shortly. For now though, here are the full disc specs for this brand new Miramax release:

-1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer
-English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
-Commentary with Director, Producer & Sylvestor Stallone & Robert Patrick
-Deleted Scenes with Optional Filmmaker Commentary
-Storyboard Sequence for the Shootout
-The Making of an Urban Western Featurette
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 12, 2004, 06:55:41 PM
Good, cos that movie never gets the credit it deserves.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on March 13, 2004, 12:51:26 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen
Good, cos that movie never gets the credit it deserves.


your right man........i  can't wait for this one
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 16, 2004, 02:06:05 PM
i dont know if it's been mentioned or if anyone else cares, but the previously OOP Duel In The Sun is getting a re-release by MGM on May 25th.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001GF2HY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on March 30, 2004, 09:19:27 AM
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001907DA.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

april the 6th, be there.

dvd file review (http://www.dvdfile.com/software/review/dvd-video_8/policeacademy_complete.html)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on March 30, 2004, 03:30:22 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
i dont know if it's been mentioned or if anyone else cares, but the previously OOP Duel In The Sun is getting a re-release by MGM on May 25th.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001GF2HY.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)



oh yes yes yes yes yes yes YES
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 31, 2004, 09:57:41 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001MDQ9E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls is coming

Shout! Factory has secured the rights for the 2003 documentary chronicling the revolution in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood.

After the changes in the MPAA in 1967, film changed quickly and the stars of the film became the directors who dared to tread new ground.

The DVD will contain no features, but will premiere in time to coincide with the Trio Network marathon of films from the documentary. The DVD will arrive on May 10th.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on March 31, 2004, 10:05:52 AM
^^^

How is this? How does it compare to Decade Under The Influence? And should I buy either?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on April 15, 2004, 10:49:19 AM
In reference to the noir box set mentioned by either mac or mod before:

www.dvdtimes.org.uk/conte...ntid=11131

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Film Noir Classic Collection for 27th July 2004. Five of the hardboiled genre's greatest hits featuring tough guys and femme fatales including Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dick Powell, Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe, have been digitally remastered for their WHV DVD debuts. Available in both a five-disc set, for $49.92 SRP, or individually for $19.97 SRP, the DVDs feature commentaries from directors Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese and actor James Whitmore as well as other film noir experts Alain Silver, Jim Ursini and Glenn Erickson.

The films...

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Nominated for four Academy Awards® and long considered a noir classic, John Huston’s heist film about a million-dollar jewelry store burglary stars Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore and features an early appearance by Marilyn Monroe in just her seventh film.

The DVD bonus material includes an introduction by John Huston, commentary by USC Cinema History professor Drew Casper with James Whitmore and the theatrical trailer.

Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor, the film captures perfectly the sharp wit and style of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely, about a gumshoe Philip Marlowe searching for a missing moll named Velma. Renamed so American filmgoers wouldn’t mistake it as a Powell musical; it turned the actor’s career around, helping him to shun his choir-boy image. Edward Dmytryk directed.

The DVD extra content includes commentary by film noir expert and Prime Suspects producer Alain Silver and the theatrical trailer.

The Set-Up (1944) - Robert Wise directs noir icons Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter in the movie, set in boxing’s palooka world, about a down-on-his luck fighter who thinks he’s one bout away from the big payoff.

The DVD bonus material includes commentary by Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese.

Out Of The Past (1947) - Another definitive noir classic (remade in 1984 as “Against All Odds” with Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward) about a trio to reckon with – a troubled PI (Robert Mitchum), a drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) and a moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas). Mitchum plays Jeff Bailey, the private eye hired to find mobster Whit Sterling’s (Douglas) mistress Kathie (Greer) who had shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. The film winds up in Acapulco…where the luscious Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling.

The DVD extra content includes commentary by film noir expert Jim Ursini.

Gun Crazy (1949) - Peggy Cummins and John Dall star in this cult favorite, shockingly dark and brutal for its time, directed by Joseph H. Lewis. A searing forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde, the film tells the story of a gun-obsessed twosome who meet at a carnival, run off to get married and then commit a string of daring robberies across the country. The screenplay was adapted by MacKinlay Kantor from his magazine article and was co-written by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, credited under the name Millard Kaufman.

The DVD bonus material includes commentary by film noir expert Glenn Erickson.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 16, 2004, 10:25:21 AM
Quote from: On Oct. 13th, MacGuffin
It's been confirmed that Paramount will release special editions of The Untouchables, Top Gun, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Titanic. Untouchables and Top Gun are planned for 2004, with Untouchables at least due early in the year. Don't expect Titanic before the end of 2004 at the earliest however. And yes, these will all feature anamorphic widescreen transfers.


From The Digital Bits:

We've gotten word from the studio that their Untouchables: Special Collector's Edition, which had tentatively been slated for July, may now get pushed back to later in 2004. We'll update you when we hear anything new on the title.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Find Your Magali on April 18, 2004, 11:23:15 AM
The film noir box set sounds fantastic. I love the idea of current directors commenting on older films. We need more of that.

Somebody should lock PTA into a room for a weekend and have him do tracks on all the films on his recommendations list.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on April 18, 2004, 11:29:18 AM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
Somebody should lock PTA into a room for a weekend and have him do tracks on all the films on his recommendations list.

... And that's all?
Title: Finally
Post by: joeybdot on April 18, 2004, 07:18:37 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001I54U2.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)


I've been waiting for this for a very long while![/img]
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on April 18, 2004, 07:24:34 PM
What an uninspired way to sell the movie. Wait for the second part to be released a few months later. Yuck.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on April 20, 2004, 11:37:05 AM
According to Universal's Web Site, they will be releasing five films noirs on July 6th. Each will retail for $14.98. No specs are announced (or it may be that they're barebones). Also, no listing of a box set.

This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle/1942)
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder/1944)
The Black Angel (Roy William Neill/1946)
The Big Clock (John Farrow/1948)
Criss Cross (Robert Siodmak/1949)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on April 20, 2004, 05:20:05 PM
Quote from: SoNowThen

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder/1944)

*shits pants, as i've been waiting for this day forever.  hopes this news is true.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 21, 2004, 12:31:08 PM
On 7/27, look for High Art ( :multi: )and The Celebration (SRP $19.98 each).
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on April 21, 2004, 01:14:01 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
On 7/27, look for The Celebration (SRP $19.98 each).


Thanks Mac, I have a strong attraction to this paticular dogme 95 film. I saw it for the first time at a screening during my first month at film school and it had a huge effect on me. So I am extremely happy about this coming out.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on May 03, 2004, 06:24:40 PM
Warner Bros. have just announced a two disc special edition of The Lost Boys which stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. This newly remastered two disc special edition will be available to own from the 10th August this year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $26.99. The full disc specs for this vampire cult favorite are attached below.

Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track
Audio Commentary by director Joel Schumacher
Multi-Angle Video Commentary with Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander
The Lost Boys: A Retrospective Documentary
Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannom
Inside the Vampire’s Cave Featurette
Selection of Deleted Scenes
The Vampire’s Photo Gallery
A Director’s Vision Feature:
   - Comedy vs. Horror
   - Fresh Blood:  A New Look at Vampires
   - The Lost Boys Sequel?
The Return of Sam and the Frog Brothers
Haimster & Feldog: The Story of the 2 Coreys
A World of Vampires: Interactive Ancient Map
Lost In the Shadows by Lou Gramm

(http://www.angelfire.com/film/macguffin3/thelostboysser1artpic2.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: godardian on May 03, 2004, 06:39:48 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
On 7/27, look for High Art ( :multi: )and The Celebration (SRP $19.98 each).


Hey, how did you know what I looked like when I heard that High Art was getting a DVD release??  :)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on May 03, 2004, 06:45:15 PM
Quote from: godardian
Hey, how did you know what I looked like when I heard that High Art was getting a DVD release??  :)


Well, duh, he's rainbow colored.  :yabbse-wink:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: godardian on May 03, 2004, 07:44:01 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: godardian
Hey, how did you know what I looked like when I heard that High Art was getting a DVD release??  :)


Well, duh, he's rainbow colored.  :yabbse-wink:


 :lol:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on May 03, 2004, 10:02:43 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Warner Bros. have just announced a two disc special edition of The Lost Boys
 
Multi-Angle Video Commentary with Corey Haim, Corey Feldman


damn thats cool...  i  wonder if haim will discuss why the production designer stuck a pictrure of the  generic 80's body builder stud w/the patrick swayze haircut on his closet door in the film...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on May 03, 2004, 11:28:26 PM
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001I562I/104-9447004-2113569?%5Fencoding=UTF8
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on May 06, 2004, 04:04:45 AM
What's Up With...?
Want to know when your favorite film/show will be on DVD?
 
May 05, 2004 - The most common letters received here at IGN DVD is questions on when films and TV shows will be released on DVD. Some titles are requested over and over. I can answer it once in a mailbag and two weeks later someone else is asking.


So I created this list, which will be readily available, as a reference point for as many release titles as possible. For future questions, use this link, so it goes into the proper folder. Please include the studio with your title request. I hope to keep it updated regularly.

And now, the rumor list. Please remember this is mostly rumor and gossip with some occasional fact thrown in there. Nothing in here is religion, unless I cite a studio source.

This list will be sorted in descending order of popularity. The ones people bug me about the most will be at the top.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Batman, Batman Returns: In prep now, to be released at the same time as the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale film Batman Begins next year.

GoodFellas: Special Edition: September, two-disc edition, De Niro and Scorsese are reportedly heavily involved in it.

The Iron Giant: SE: Held until the November release of Brad Bird's Pixar flick The Incredibles.

Duel: No word, possibly released this year.

Ed Wood SE: Delayed from February, reportedly coming in October.

Office Space SE: It's been widely reported that Mike Judge and Fox are playing high/low money games and neither will budge. So until they work out financial terms, this goes nowhere.

Orgazmo SE: Is being worked on, no release date.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights: An SE is reportedly planned, but no word beyond that.

South Park: BL&U SE: Paramount is working on a new special edition but there is no release date.

Blade Runner SE: It's in the works, but it's a rather delicate legal situation so at this point, silence is actually golden and good for the process.

The Game SE: Was being worked on, no word.

True Lies: SE: Delayed first due to 9/11 and now Cameron's and Schwarzenegger's availability.

The Shawshank Redemption SE: Planned for this fall.

Newsradio - There's a legal/rights conflict, so no word.

Beetlejuice SE: In the works, all dependent on Tim Burton's availability.

The African Queen: Being restored, possibly by Lowry.

Event Horizon SE: It's happening in R2, but no word here.

Top Gun SE: Coming in late '04 or (more likely) early '05.

THX-1138: 2-Disc SE in September, restored by Lowry, Lucas pulled a Star Wars and fiddled with the effects shots.

Raising Arizona SE Not on the radar.

Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place: Spelling is reportedly waiting to see how Charlie's Angels sells, and there are musical rights issues with 90210 as it had a lot of musical guests.

The New Adventures of Lois and Clark: In discussions.

Crimson Tide SE and Enemy of the State SE: Both are Tony Scott titles that were in production but delayed, they might come with next Tony Scott movie, either Man On Fire or Emma's War, due next year. Neither is expected to be elaborate, just anamorphic transfers and a few extras.

Charmed: No word.

Hamlet (Brannagh's four-hour version): Rights problems, lawyers are working it out.

Space: Above and Beyond: Work is beginning on it.

Flash Gordon: No word but there is a nice R2 SE.

King Kong - Being worked on, delayed from last year, now delayed until the Peter Jackson version comes out.

The Jazz Singer: Being restored.

The Wonder Years: Hung up over music rights and royalties.

Casino - Reportedly being worked on, nothing definite.

A Fistful of Dollars and A Few Dollars More: There's talk, it will eventually happen. Probably depends on how well the Collector's Edition of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly sells.

The Abyss - Been talked about, nothing planned.

The Frighteners: The DVD sucks but the laserdisc version is excellent. Eventually all Jackson films will be revisited with special editions, but Peter is a busy man these days.

The Untouchables: Coming in the fall.

Mean Streets: This year.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Dirk on May 06, 2004, 04:55:27 AM
Quote from: cronopio
The Wonder Years: Hung up over music rights and royalties.


They better hurry up with this, I've been waiting forever   :(
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on May 06, 2004, 06:55:49 AM
They're also releasing a new Mary Poppins DVD ,correct????
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: jasper_window on May 07, 2004, 08:57:05 AM
Poor Spider. The greatest film of the 1990's is finally getting a much-deserved special edition reissue this August. Goodfellas: Special Edition will sport a brand new 1.85 anamorphic transfer along with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Bonus materials on the two-disc set will include audio commentary with director Martin Scorsese and selected cast and crew members, a second "Cop and Crook" track with the real Henry Hill and US Attorney Edward McDonald (who played himself in the film). Additional extras include four new behind-the-scenes documentaries (Getting Made, The Workaday Gangster, The Goodfellas Legacy and Paper is Cheaper Than Film) and theatrical trailers. Retail is $26.99. Also available on the same day are the debuts of After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More, Who's That Knocking At My Door? and a reissue of Mean Streets. Each will feature a Scorsese commentary track plus other extras to be announced. Retail is $19.97 apiece, or $59.92 for The Scorsese Collection set.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on May 07, 2004, 09:02:27 AM
Thank you, Jesus.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on May 07, 2004, 09:08:04 AM
Quote from: Cinephile
Thank you, Jesus.


(http://invisionfree.com:54/83/172/upload/av-60.jpg)"You got it, Cine."
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on May 07, 2004, 09:14:35 AM
I just lost bowel control.


This is so good. Here's to getting greedy, and crossing my fingers for New York New York.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on May 07, 2004, 09:16:45 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I just lost bowel control.




(http://www.rosecity.net/al_gore/toilet_paper.jpg)
I promise this will be my last visual joke of the day.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: jasper_window on May 07, 2004, 09:50:46 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I just lost bowel control.


This is so good. Here's to getting greedy, and crossing my fingers for New York New York.


Nicely put.  I think I scared a few people at my office when I yelled "IT'S ABOUT FUCKING TIME!"
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on May 07, 2004, 10:28:59 AM
YES!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on May 15, 2004, 03:51:24 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: SoNowThen

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder/1944)

*shits pants, as i've been waiting for this day forever.  hopes this news is true.


Source: Digital Bits

Some Universal news... Double Indemnity has unfortunately been dropped from the studio's 7/6 Film Noir promotion - no reason given. Hopefully, they're working on a better release of the film to street on a later date.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: coffeebeetle on May 15, 2004, 09:27:47 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
I just lost bowel control.


This is so good. Here's to getting greedy, and crossing my fingers for New York New York.


Well, at least you had a great bowel movement.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on May 15, 2004, 10:02:07 AM
Quote from: MacGuffin
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: SoNowThen

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder/1944)

*shits pants, as i've been waiting for this day forever.  hopes this news is true.


Source: Digital Bits

Some Universal news... Double Indemnity has unfortunately been dropped from the studio's 7/6 Film Noir promotion - no reason given. Hopefully, they're working on a better release of the film to street on a later date.

yep, i knew it was too good to be true.  hopefully theyll put some fucking extras on it and release it the right way later this year.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on May 15, 2004, 12:05:23 PM
Another great move by Universal  :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on May 18, 2004, 05:03:34 PM
Davisdvd.com:

From Anchor Bay: Dawn of the Dead: SE  (September 7)

From Paramount: The Real Olympics, The Sports Pages, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Jean-Luc Picard Collection (August 3), Happy Days: Season One, Laverne & Shirley: Season One (August 17), The Black Orchid, Broadway Bill, Come Back, Little Sheba, The Country Girl, Desire Under the Elms, I Love Lucy: Season 2, Riding High, The Rose Tattoo, The White Dawn (August 31), Eddie Murphy Raw, Mork and Mindy: Season 1, Murder on the Orient Express, Star Trek Generations: CE, Whispers in the Dark (September 7), Bug, Body Parts, Friday the 13th Collection, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Orca: The Killer Whale (September 14), Footloose: CE (September 28 ), All I Want for Christmas, Black Beauty, The Godfather Part II, The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables: CE (October 5), The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, The Delicate Delinquent, The Disorderly Orderly, The Errand Boy, The Family Jewels, Hogan's Heroes: Season 1, The Ladies' Man, The Nutty Professor: CE, The Patsy, The Stooge, Taxi: Season 1 (October 12), Conquest of Space, D.A.R.Y.L., Deep Impact: CE, Explorers, Fire in the Sky (October 19), Brain Donors, Jimmy Hollywood, The Thing Called Love (October 26), Ace High, Arrowhead, Last Train from Gun Hill, The Naked Jungle (November 9), 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Bopha!, Foul Play, Ragtime, Testament, Top Gun: CE (November 16), It's All True, The Keep, The Lords of Discipline, Racing with the Moon (November 30), Distant Thunder and A Show of Force (December 21)

From Universal: Dazed and Confused: Flashback Edition and Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Special Edition (September 14)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on May 18, 2004, 05:30:24 PM
Quote from: FeloniousFunk
Dazed and Confused: Flashback Edition ... (September 14)


Another bad Universal SE monicker, hopefully it'll at least be animorphic, like the re-issue from just some months ago failed to be.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on May 18, 2004, 10:46:18 PM
Quote from: FeloniousFunk
Davisdvd.com:

From Anchor Bay: Dawn of the Dead: SE  (September 7)

From Paramount: Eddie Murphy Raw, Friday the 13th Collection, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, The Delicate Delinquent, The Disorderly Orderly, The Errand Boy, The Family Jewels, The Ladies' Man, The Nutty Professor: CE, The Patsy, The Stooge,
From Universal: Dazed and Confused: Flashback Edition and Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Special Edition (September 14)


sweeeeet...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on May 21, 2004, 09:24:50 AM
Today, we've got a sneak peek at MGM titles on the way for September and October. On 9/7, look for a David Lean Collection (SRP $99.96) including Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, In Which We Serve, Madeleine, Oliver Twist, The Passionate Friends and This Happy Breed (which will also be available separately at SRP $19.98 each).

We also have confirmation of the titles coming in November as part of MGM's Alfred Hitchcock promotion from the studio. These will include The Lady Vanishes, Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rebecca, Sabotage, Spellbound, The Thirty-Nine Steps and Young & Innocent. They'll be available in a box set and separately as well.

Just so you know, because we know you'll start asking, we don't know what any of the above means for Criterion's current releases of some of these Lean and Hitchcock titles. You might, however, want to pick the Criterion discs up if you haven't done so yet, just in case they do go out of print.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on May 21, 2004, 09:40:11 AM
You should all take the good advice and pick up the Spellbound CC before it's too late:

http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=3607&start=90
(scroll to bottom)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on May 21, 2004, 10:12:39 AM
Quote from: SoNowThen
In reference to the noir box set mentioned by either mac or mod before:
Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Film Noir Classic Collection for 27th July 2004. Five of the hardboiled genre's greatest hits featuring tough guys and femme fatales including Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Dick Powell, Robert Ryan and Marilyn Monroe, have been digitally remastered for their WHV DVD debuts. Available in both a five-disc set, for $49.92 SRP, or individually for $19.97 SRP, the DVDs feature commentaries from directors Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese and actor James Whitmore as well as other film noir experts Alain Silver, Jim Ursini and Glenn Erickson.

The films...

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) - Nominated for four Academy Awards® and long considered a noir classic, John Huston’s heist film about a million-dollar jewelry store burglary stars Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore and features an early appearance by Marilyn Monroe in just her seventh film.

The DVD bonus material includes an introduction by John Huston, commentary by USC Cinema History professor Drew Casper with James Whitmore and the theatrical trailer.

Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Starring Dick Powell and Claire Trevor, the film captures perfectly the sharp wit and style of Raymond Chandler’s novel Farewell, My Lovely, about a gumshoe Philip Marlowe searching for a missing moll named Velma. Renamed so American filmgoers wouldn’t mistake it as a Powell musical; it turned the actor’s career around, helping him to shun his choir-boy image. Edward Dmytryk directed.

The DVD extra content includes commentary by film noir expert and Prime Suspects producer Alain Silver and the theatrical trailer.

The Set-Up (1944) - Robert Wise directs noir icons Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter in the movie, set in boxing’s palooka world, about a down-on-his luck fighter who thinks he’s one bout away from the big payoff.

The DVD bonus material includes commentary by Robert Wise and Martin Scorsese.

Out Of The Past (1947) - Another definitive noir classic (remade in 1984 as “Against All Odds” with Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward) about a trio to reckon with – a troubled PI (Robert Mitchum), a drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) and a moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas). Mitchum plays Jeff Bailey, the private eye hired to find mobster Whit Sterling’s (Douglas) mistress Kathie (Greer) who had shot Whit and absconded with $40,000. The film winds up in Acapulco…where the luscious Kathie makes Jeff forget all about Sterling.

The DVD extra content includes commentary by film noir expert Jim Ursini.

Gun Crazy (1949) - Peggy Cummins and John Dall star in this cult favorite, shockingly dark and brutal for its time, directed by Joseph H. Lewis. A searing forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde, the film tells the story of a gun-obsessed twosome who meet at a carnival, run off to get married and then commit a string of daring robberies across the country. The screenplay was adapted by MacKinlay Kantor from his magazine article and was co-written by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo, credited under the name Millard Kaufman.

The DVD bonus material includes commentary by film noir expert Glenn Erickson.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000244F2S.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Looks like its been moved up to July 7th, by amazon.  its also only $35.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on May 21, 2004, 11:08:55 AM
That's the box art? Beautiful.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on May 24, 2004, 06:13:15 PM
Source: Digital Bits
And Warner has officially announced the DVD release of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed for 9/14 (SRP $27.95). The film will be available in both anamorphic widescreen and full frame versions. Extras will include 10 minutes of deleted scenes with director's commentary, 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries (including True Ghoul Hollywood Story and Dancing Dog), the Triple Threat featurette, the Scooby-Doo Monsters Challenge and Behind the Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Pants interactive games and 2 music videos (for Big Brovaz' Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again and Simple Plan's Don't Wanna Think About You).
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: A Matter Of Chance on May 24, 2004, 06:15:41 PM
Quote from: SiliasRuby
Source: Digital Bits
And Warner has officially announced the DVD release of Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed for 9/14 (SRP $27.95). The film will be available in both anamorphic widescreen and full frame versions. Extras will include 10 minutes of deleted scenes with director's commentary, 2 behind-the-scenes documentaries (including True Ghoul Hollywood Story and Dancing Dog), the Triple Threat featurette, the Scooby-Doo Monsters Challenge and Behind the Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Pants interactive games and 2 music videos (for Big Brovaz' Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again and Simple Plan's Don't Wanna Think About You).


I've been waiting so long for this! Man, thanks xixax.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 02, 2004, 04:49:43 PM
http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4046&n=1&burl=

Title: Bill Cosby Himself
Starring: Bill Cosby
Released: 10th August 2004
SRP: $14.98

Further Details
Fox Home Entertainment has announced the region one release of Bill Cosby Himself which is a new disc featuring Bill Cosby's 1983 stand-up performance in Ontario, Canada. This two-hour show will be available for the first time on DVD from the 10th August this year, and should retail at around $14.98. You can expect both widescreen and full screen presentations to be included on the disc, along with the theatrical trailer for the show.

(see link for cover)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 02, 2004, 10:56:00 PM
News on a "Clerks" 3-Disc Anniversary Edition!!

For years, fans have craved a Special Edition, and it seems now to mark it's 10 anniversary, Director Kevin Smith and Buena Vista Home Entertainment will release a 3-disc set, for the cult favourite, Clerks. Although nothing official can be confirmed from Buena, DavisDVD.com got their hands on some news today on the set. Take it for what it's worth for now, but these preliminary specs do sound quite genuine.

Here's what to expect: a new and badly-needed anamorphic transfer (from new high def master), a patented View Askew audio commentary track (featuring Smith and his usual suspects), deleted scenes, a new documentary and behind-the-scenes footage, the three-hour (!) Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back documentary "Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party," footage from the recent reunion screening and Q&A session at LA's Arclight Cinema, trailers and promotional material and tons more.

They list September 14, 2004 as the release date, and if true, would be released on the same day as another Smith film, the recent Jersey Girl.

For anyone who wants to take a look at the rest of the article, go here (http://www.davisdvd.com/news/rumors.html). The article also mentions that there will be an available branching feature, with the never-filmed "funeral party" sequence, readded into the film as a cartoon sequence.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Find Your Magali on June 03, 2004, 08:22:09 AM
Quote from: Ravi
http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4046&n=1&burl=

Title: Bill Cosby Himself
Starring: Bill Cosby
Released: 10th August 2004
SRP: $14.98



Man, I must have watched that 100 times on HBO as a kid.  :lol:

I have it all memorized, from "Come here. Here. Here. Here. Here. Come HERE!" to "Dad is great. Give us the chocolate cake."

Classic Cosby.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 05, 2004, 12:07:54 PM
(http://www.davisdvd.com/images/covers/billcosby.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 07, 2004, 12:52:57 PM
Quote from: Find Your Magali
"Dad is great. Give us the chocolate cake."


My friend's band used to do an arrangement of that song at their gigs.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on June 07, 2004, 05:17:33 PM
Me:  :-D

My wallet:  :cry:

Warner Bros. has finally officially revealed that they'll street a 9-film DVD box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection, on 9/7 (SRP $99.92). The set will include 7 new titles (Dial M for Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Suspicion, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, I Confess and Mr. and Mrs. Smith) which will also be available separately for $19.97 each. The set will also include a 2-disc Strangers on a Train: Special Edition ($26.99 separately) and the previously released North by Northwest: Special Edition. All will feature documentaries and other extras.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 07, 2004, 05:41:57 PM
Quote from: Withnail
Me:  :-D

My wallet:  :cry:

Warner Bros. has finally officially revealed that they'll street a 9-film DVD box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection, on 9/7 (SRP $99.92). The set will include 7 new titles (Dial M for Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Suspicion, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, I Confess and Mr. and Mrs. Smith) which will also be available separately for $19.97 each. The set will also include a 2-disc Strangers on a Train: Special Edition ($26.99 separately) and the previously released North by Northwest: Special Edition. All will feature documentaries and other extras.


Any word if they're going to stick the 3D version of Dial M on the disc?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 07, 2004, 08:24:00 PM
I've only seen Strangers on a Train from that list.  Are the rest of them worth buying?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 09, 2004, 09:27:57 PM
I don't know if this information has been posted yet (if it has I apolagize) but here it is....
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001Z4P2I.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
and
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0001Z4P6O.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) Both coming out July 27, 2004.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on June 11, 2004, 07:34:54 AM
Following up on their tremendous Herzog/Kinski Collection, Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced The Werner Herzog Collection. Due on August 3rd, this six-disc set highlights the eclectic career of the German director with the films The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Even Dwarfs Started Small, Lessons Of Darkness, Fata Morgana, Heart Of Glass, Little Dieter Needs To Fly and Stroszek. All come with new anamorphic transfers, audio commentary tracks (with Herzog and Norman Hill), production notes, bios and trailers. "Dwarfs" will be available in fullscreen and also includes actor Crispin Hellion Glover in on the commentary. Retail is $89.98.

--

Jesus Christ, a Crispin Glover commentary, that's almost worth the price alone.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 11, 2004, 11:15:01 AM
On August 3rd is Zorba the Greek, starring the father of a thousand children, Anthony Quinn. Presented in remastered 1.33:1 full screen and Dolby 2.0 stereo, extras include audio commentary by director Michael Cacoyannis, the 45-minute Biography special "Anthony Quinn: A Lust for Life," and alternate introduction sequence, two vintage newsreels, a still gallery and theatrical trailers.

(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/box_art/9/zorbathegreek.jpg)

Up next on September 7th is Alexander's Ragtime Band, which also gets a newly remastered 1.33:1 full screen transfer and Dolby 2.0 stereo remix, plus. Supplements include a new audio commentary by Ray Faiola, three deleted scenes, the 45-minute Biography special "Alice Faye," a still gallery, a newsreel, and theatrical trailers. Retail will list for $14.95 each.

Quote from: hacksparrow
Any word if they're going to stick the 3D version of Dial M on the disc?


No. It's the 2-D version.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 11, 2004, 04:26:28 PM
http://www.fangoria.com/news_article.php?id=2435

June 11: Anchor Bay DAWN OF THE DEAD 4-DVD edition details

Fango has just learned the complete contents of Anchor Bay Entertainment’s four-DVD DAWN OF THE DEAD special edition, which streets September 7. This astounding package will contain:

DISC ONE: U.S. THEATRICAL VERSION
(same contents as March’s single-disc release)
• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
• Audio commentary by writer/director George A. Romero, makeup FX creator Tom Savini and assistant director Chris Romero, moderated by Perry Martin
• Theatrical trailers
• TV spots
• Radio spots
• Poster & advertising gallery
• George A. Romero biography
• Comic book preview
• 5.1 DTS Surround sound
• 5.1 Dolby Surround sound
• 2.0 Dolby Surround
• Original mono track

DISC TWO: EXTENDED VERSION
• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
• Audio commentary by producer Richard P. Rubinstein, moderated by Perry Martin
• Monroeville Mall commercial
• Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
• Memorabilia gallery
• Production stills
• Original mono track

DISC THREE: EUROPEAN VERSION
• Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
• Audio commentary by actors David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger and Gaylen Ross
• International theatrical trailers
• UK TV spots
• International lobby card gallery
• International poster & advertising gallery
• International pressbook gallery
• U.S. & international home video & soundtrack artwork
• Dario Argento biography
• 5.1 Dolby Surround sound
• 2.0 Dolby Surround
• Original mono track

DISC FOUR: DOCUMENTARIES
• DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD, The original documentary filmed during the making of DAWN by Filmmaker Roy Frumkes
• THE DEAD WILL WALK, an all-new 75-minute documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew members Claudio Argento, Dario Argento, Pat Buba, Tony Buba, Zilla Clinton, David Crawford, David Early, David Emge, Ken Foree, Michael Gornick, John Harrison, Clayton Hill, Sharon Ceccatti-Hill, Jim Krut, Leonard Lies, Scott H. Reiniger, Chris Romero, George A. Romero, Gaylen Ross, Tom Savini and Claudio Simonetti
• On-set home movies with audio commentary by zombie extra Robert Langer
• Monroeville Mall tour with Romero

No retail price information is available yet, but it sounds like a bargain at any price…
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: grand theft sparrow on June 11, 2004, 07:24:52 PM
Quote from: Ravi
June 11: Anchor Bay DAWN OF THE DEAD 4-DVD edition details


That's not goddamn funny.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 12, 2004, 01:04:40 AM
Quote from: Ravi
June 11: Anchor Bay DAWN OF THE DEAD 4-DVD edition

That makes me tremble with happiness.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 16, 2004, 08:35:04 PM
Clerks Artwork (http://www.viewaskew.com/theboard/viewtopic.php?t=4740)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on June 21, 2004, 10:33:22 PM
Davisdvd.com:

MGM Home Entertainment has removed The David Lean Collection from its release schedule indefinitely. The eight-disc set (which included the films In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, The Passionate Friends, and Madeleine) was due on September 7th. No new date has been set.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 22, 2004, 08:12:55 PM
Source:www.digitalbits.com
Here's an update you guys are going to love! We've got official street dates, straight from the studio, for major releases through the end of 2004. There are some titles here that you've been waiting for a long time. Here goes (note that some of these dates are in addition to titles we've already mentioned as announced in this column - all dates are subject to change)...

9/14 - Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan - The Ultimate DVD Collection (includes the first 8 films, plus a bonus disc of extras)

9/28 - Footloose: Special Collector's Edition

10/5 - The Untouchables: Special Collector's Edition, Bebe's Kids, Black Beauty, All I Want for Christmas, The Godfather, Part II, The Godfather, Part III

10/12 - The Stooge, The Delicate Delinquent, The Ladies' Man, The Patsy, Cinderfella, TheBellboy, The Errand Boy, The Family Jewels, The Disorderly Orderly, The Nutty Professor: Special Collector's Edition

10/19 - Deep Impact: Special Collector's Edition, Explorers, Fire in the Sky, Conquestof Space, D.A.R.Y.L.

10/26 - The Thing Called Love, Brain Donors, Jimmy Hollywood

11/9 - Last Train from Gun Hill, Ace High, Arrowhead, The Naked Jungle

11/16 - Testament, Bopha!, Ragtime, 1492: The Conquest of Paradise, Foul Play, Top Gun: Special Collector's Edition

11/30 - Racing with the Moon, The Lords of Discipline, It's All True, The Keep

12/21 - A Show of Force, Distant Thunder

This of course is only the catalog film titles. Look for additional TV and new film releases to be announced as well.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on June 25, 2004, 04:37:45 PM
Title: The Shawshank Redemption
Starring: Tim Robbins
Released: 5th October 2004
SRP: $26.99 & $44.99

Further Details
Warner has at last announced the special edition of The Shawshank Redemption which stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. This hugely popular Frank Darabont directed film will be available in both two-disc special edition and deluxe limited edition sets from the 5th October this year. Retail for the standard special edition will be $26.99, whereas the limited edition will retail for $44.99. Both sets will feature new 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 Track. Extras will include an audio commentary by director Frank Darabont, a Shark Tank Redemption spoof, two in-depth documentaries, photo gallery, storyboards, a 2004 Charlie Rose Show Segment, the films theatrical trailer, and other DVD-ROM features that have yet to be confirmed. In addition to all this, the limited edition will include film historian Mark Kermode’s book about the movie’s production and huge popularity along with Thomas Newman's soundtrack.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on June 27, 2004, 01:25:51 AM
now that's interesting!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on June 27, 2004, 03:01:13 AM
(http://w1.422.telia.com/~u42243560/tsr1.jpg)

(http://w1.422.telia.com/~u42243560/tsr2.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 27, 2004, 09:43:29 AM
:shock:  WOW.  now THAT is some stunning dvd art.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 27, 2004, 09:47:07 AM
*cough*
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=3508&start=15
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 29, 2004, 03:53:09 PM
Title: The Iron Giant
Released: 7th September 2004
SRP: $19.97

Further Details
Warner has finally announced The Iron Giant: Special Edition which features the voice of Vin Diesel. This classic piece of animation will be available to own from the 7th September this year, and should retail at around $19.97. As well as a newly remastered 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation and English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the disc will include an audio commentary with director Brad Bird, the head of the story department Jeffrey Lynch, Steve Markowski, the supervising animator for the Giant and finally head of animation Tony Fucile. Also included on the disc will be a selection of eight deleted scenes (mostly in storyboard form only), a total of twelve branching mini-documentaries, a Voice of the Giant featurette hosted by Vin Diesel, a motion gallery containing concept designs and storyboards etc, trailers and DVD-ROM features that have yet to be confirmed.
SWEET ARTWORK HERE: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4236&n=1&burl=
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ghostboy on June 29, 2004, 04:00:18 PM
YES! Just looking at that cover makes me want to watch it again.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 29, 2004, 04:25:23 PM
also making my dreams come true....

according to DVD Aficionado, 3 more LEGACY COLLECTIONS will be released October 5th from Universal Studios, probably timed to coincide with the Van Helsing DVD release and obviously, Halloween.

Creature from the Black Lagoon - The Legacy Collection
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
- Revenge of the Creature (1955)
- Creature Walks Among Us, The (1956)
+ Back to the Black Lagoon (2000) documentary

Invisible Man, The - The Legacy Collection
- Invisible Man, The (1933)
- Invisible Man Returns, The (1940)
- Invisible Woman, The (1940)
- Invisible Agent (1942)
- Invisible Man's Revenge, The (1944)
+ Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (2000) documentary

Mummy, The - The Legacy Collection
- Mummy, The (1932)
- Mummy's Hand, The (1940)
- Mummy's Tomb, The (1942)
- Mummy's Ghost, The (1944)
- Mummy's Curse, the (1944)
+ Mummy Dearest - A Horror Tradition Unearthed (1999) documentary
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on June 29, 2004, 10:10:12 PM
that looks amazing.

now they just need to release a Shawshank/Iron Giant box set.  I would be the "Made RK Cry" set.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on June 30, 2004, 01:41:53 PM
FRIDAY THE 13TH–
FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN:
ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION

~ Debuting on DVD on October 5
With More than 10 hours of Bonus Features ~
 

Hollywood, CA (June 29, 2004) -- Paramount Home Entertainment presents the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION on October 5. The 5-disc set features the entire collection of Paramount’s eight FRIDAY THE 13th films, two-per-disc, plus a 5th disc that is dedicated to many hours of behind-the-scenes material on the history and folklore associated with the classic horror series, as well as theatrical trailers, new animated menus, commentary tracks and other FRIDAY THE 13th pleasures. Order cut-off for the DVD collection is August 24.
Special features include:

  +  Cast commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th - PART 3 by author Peter Bracke and actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VI: JASON LIVES by director Tom McLouglin
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD by actor Kane Hodder and director John Carl Buechler
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN by director Rob Hedden
  +  A featurette “Tales From the Cutting Room,” in which exclusive deleted scenes and footage is revealed for the first time.
  +  An 8-part featurette “The Friday The 13th Chronicles,” which looks at the legacy of the films throughout their history, featuring cast and crew commenting on each film and why they appeal to audiences. Includes
  +  Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Corey Feldman, Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Betsy Palmer, Tom Savini and directors Sean Cunningham, Tom McLoughlin, Rob Heddon, Joseph Zito and John Carl Buechler.
  +  A 3-part featurette “Secrets Galore Behind The Gore,” which looks at the work of master make-up effects designer Tom Savini in Part 1 and Part IV and John Carl Buechler in Part VII. Includes rare and never-before-seen footage, drawings and stills illustrating the make-up techniques used to create Jason and achieve elaborate death scenes.
  +  A featurette “Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!,” in which cast and crew from various films share amusing anecdotes. Includes Corey Feldman, Larry Zerner, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Lar Park Lincoln and directors.
  +  A featurette “Friday Artifacts and Collectibles,” which looks at props and collectables from the films.
  +  The theatrical trailers from all 8 movies except Part VI, which is represented by the teaser trailer.

FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION is expected to be priced by retailers for around $60 in the U.S. and at around C$70 in Canada.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on June 30, 2004, 02:19:34 PM
(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/purplerain_cover_1087256758.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: pete on June 30, 2004, 05:41:42 PM
haha, there's an indie theater here in boston that's doing a purple rain midnight screening and I'm the opening acoustic act, doing a purple rain sing a long.

can't wait for the celebration on the 27th.  I heard it's got an alternate ending.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 30, 2004, 07:41:19 PM
Quote from: FeloniousFunk
FRIDAY THE 13TH–
FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN:
ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION

in case anybody was going to buy this, dont.  they're all the edited versions with the only reasons to be watching movies this stupid cut out.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on June 30, 2004, 10:34:57 PM
What?
You're kidding right?
What would motivate even money grubbers to do that?
It's pretty established that the people who like these movies prefer them R an gory.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 30, 2004, 11:52:23 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
What?
You're kidding right?
What would motivate even money grubbers to do that?
It's pretty established that the people who like these movies prefer them R an gory.

no, sadly i'm not.  between gaining an R rating and getting a theatrical release and their release on home video, heavy heavy edits were made to all of these films for inexplicable reasons.  watching through all 10 of them last year with my dad, who saw all of them in the theatre, he (we) couldnt believe what we were watching.  the films, which are all pretty terrible to begin with, were neutered completely by taking out the only reason for watching them: the gore and cool deaths.  the cuts are all pretty bad and obvious cutting away right as you get a glimpse of violence.  there was a rumor Paramount would be restoring them to their uncut versions, (most of which are available in bootleg form or in another country), but alas it was only a rumor.  these will be the same old censored for video versions.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on July 01, 2004, 09:11:00 AM
Quote from: pete
haha, there's an indie theater here in boston that's doing a purple rain midnight screening and I'm the opening acoustic act, doing a purple rain sing a long.

can't wait for the celebration on the 27th.  I heard it's got an alternate ending.


Purple Rain is so bad (the movie), but the soundtrack is so good that the movie becomes a guilty pleasure for me.  That reminds me, perhaps I should start an official prince thread, or would I  be the only one who posted in it?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on July 01, 2004, 04:36:39 PM
Title: Fearless Vampire Killers
Released: 5th October 2004
SRP: $19.97

Further Details
Warner has also announced comedy-horror The Fearless Vampire Killers which is directed by and stars Roman Polanski. The disc will be available to own from the 5th October this year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $19.97. The film itself will receive a 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation along with both English and French Mono soundtracks. Once again, no extra material appears to be included on the disc.

ARTWORK SO SIMPLE AND COOL I CANT BELIEVE THEY'RE ACTUALLY USING IT HERE... http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4250&n=1&burl=
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 03, 2004, 05:05:45 AM
Quote from: Sal
(http://w1.422.telia.com/~u42243560/friday13thboxbig.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4006/FRIDAYDVDNEWSDISCS.jpg)

FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION

Special features include:

-Cast commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th - PART 3 by author Peter Bracke and actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker

-Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VI: JASON LIVES by director Tom McLouglin

-Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD by actor Kane Hodder and director John Carl Buechler

-Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN by director Rob Hedden

-A featurette “Tales From the Cutting Room,” in which exclusive deleted scenes and footage is revealed for the first time.

-An 8-part featurette “The Friday The 13th Chronicles,” which looks at the legacy of the films throughout their history, featuring cast and crew commenting on each film and why they appeal to audiences. Includes Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Corey Feldman, Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Betsy Palmer, Tom Savini and directors Sean Cunningham, Tom McLoughlin, Rob Heddon, Joseph Zito and John Carl Buechler.

-A 3-part featurette “Secrets Galore Behind The Gore,” which looks at the work of master make-up effects designer Tom Savini in Part 1 and Part IV and John Carl Buechler in Part VII. Includes rare and never-before-seen footage, drawings and stills illustrating the make-up techniques used to create Jason and achieve elaborate death scenes.

-A featurette “Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!,” in which cast and crew from various films share amusing anecdotes. Includes Corey Feldman, Larry Zerner, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Lar Park Lincoln and directors.

-A featurette “Friday Artifacts and Collectibles,” which looks at props and collectables from the films.

-The theatrical trailers from all 8 movies except Part VI, which is represented by the teaser trailer.

FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION is expected to be priced by retailers for around $60 in the U.S. and at around C$70 in Canada.

Synopses

FRIDAY THE 13th (1980) takes place years after a young boy named Jason drowns in a lake while attending Camp Crystal Lake and shortly thereafter, the camp closes. Flash forward to the present, where the owner decides to re-open the camp and one by one, the counselors have mysteriously been murdered by an unseen person.

94 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English and French Mono.
FRIDAY THE 13th – PART 2 (1981) picks up with Jason Voorhees, presumed dead from drowning years ago, exacting revenge on the innocent campers at “Camp Blood.” Living as a hermit in the woods all these years, Jason witnesses the graphic murder of his mother and decides to wreak havoc on everyone at the camp – killing each camp counselor one by one.

86 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English and French Mono.
In FRIDAY THE 13th – PART 3 (1982), vacationing teenagers take off for a weekend of relaxation at Camp Crystal Lake. Planning a few days of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, they are in for a series of frightening surprises when a local motorcycle gang follows the teenagers back to their campsite, only to find a persistent Jason with an agenda of his own. Adorned with his trademark hockey mask for the first time in the series, Jason delivers non-stop chills and thrills as everyone on the lake must fight for their lives.

95 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English and French Mono.
In FRIDAY THE 13th – THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984), Jason resurfaces from a seemingly deadly massacre and returns to Camp Crystal Lake to a new set of prey. Starring a young Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys) as Tommy Jarvis, it seems Jason has finally met his match in the 12-year old horror movie maven. Enlisting the help of a local hunter, Tommy and his sister must rely on one another to help defeat Jason, while also trying to avoid their own demise.

91 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English and French Mono.
In FRIDAY THE 13th – PART V: A NEW BEGINNING (1985), with Jason dead, someone new has begun a killing spree of their own, using Jason’s M.O. and preying on inhabitants of a sanctuary.

92 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English and French Mono.
FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VI: JASON LIVES (1986) has Tommy returning to the grave to ensure that Jason is indeed dead. Instead of remaining dead, Jason is accidentally brought back to life by Tommy and now Tommy must stop all the mindless killing and make sure Jason dies for good this time.

87 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English Ultra-Stereo and French Mono.
FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD (1988) centers on Tina Shepard, a young girl with telekinetic powers who believes she drowned her father in Crystal Lake. Returning back to the site as a method of supposedly helping her cope with her grief, Tina accidentally frees Jason from his watery grave, only to lead to more killing sprees by the man in the infamous hockey mask.

88 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround
English Ultra-Stereo and French Mono.
In FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989), a graduating class of a local high school vacation on a cruise ship and unbeknownst to them, Jason is a stowaway on the same ship. Slowly killing students one at a time, Jason eventually sinks the boat, stranding the few lone survivors in Manhattan. Among those survivors, is Rennie, who believes Jason attempted to drown her as a child. Fighting for her their lives, Rennie and the other survivors must make sure Jason dies once and for all.

100 minutes
Rated R (R in Canada)
Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 televisions
Dolby Digital English Ultra-Stereo and French Stereo Surround
All five discs are sub-titled in English and Spanish, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and encoded with the Macrovision‘ AntiCopy process.

(Thanks to DVDFile for this information)

----------------------------------------------


i guess there's a lot of dissapointment in the friday the 13th community about these dvd's, and some bureacratic shit combined with cost cutting have effectively NOT made this set "ultimate."  here's some more information on what's missing:

"Expect it too much? Ha!

One of the commentaries only happened because the director strongly requested to do it. He did it for free, but we almost didn´t get it - why? Because Paramount cut the production short.

Two commentaries did not happen, despite the parts being available and willing.

One commentary already available in R2 was not acquired.

Restored cut footage available in R2 and R4 is not part of the set - it was not acquired.

Paramount cut the music video and bloopers reel to cut down on costs.

One employee at Paramount confirmed by phone they do have cut footage (not in VHS, in actual film), all it takes is someone go down there dig it up. Not an easy job, right - it´s definetly a lot of man-hours. Well, two different professional DVD producers (one of them coming from the Nightmare set and other horror DVDs) offered to go into Paramount´s vaults look for the cut footage for free. Two different guys offered to do it. Not some random fans, two DVD producers. FOR FREE.

Paramount turned them both down.

The team that produced the DVD set wanted more time. Paramount refused.

Paramount´s rep said he was "dying to prove you wrong" when the regulars at HTF said there was no way the movies were going to be released unrated.

This set could be much better. They had the guys for the part 1 and 4 commentaries THERE, being interviewed and willing to do the commentaries. All it would cost was paying the sound booth guys to record it. A commentary track can be shot in a few hours. Part 3´s commentary was shot in a couple hours, so in 3 or 4 hours of work, they would´ve gotten TWO EXTRA commentaries.

This has been confirmed by not only Savini but also By Peter Bracke and the team behind the DVD set itself(toolbox): we didn´t get commentaries for part 1 and 4 because Paramount didn´t allow them to do it.

Cut scenes? It wouldn´t cost anything to Paramount. All it would take would be opening the door for two guys. Even if Paramount didn´t want to restore it, they would have the scenes in better shape than the VHS copies they have now - and for more movies too.

Paramount set a pointless date for release and cut production on the set short. Why the hell were they so dead-set into releasing this now? Why not next year? Freddy vs Jason´s buzz is long dead. They´re not cashing in on anything, they could easily let this set develop more and release it NEXT Halloween instead of this one.

If Paramount simply allowed them to do it, we would have more cut footage in the extras and more commentaries. If Paramount CARED, we would have a few unrated cuts and more commentaries."




so, there you go.

It's 60 dollars, not a bad price for these.  But as you see from the photos theyre putting 2 movies per disc, and that's fucking ridiculous.  Paramount is such a shitty studio when it comes to this stuff.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Sal on July 03, 2004, 12:13:18 PM
Quote from: FeloniousFunk
FRIDAY THE 13TH–
FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN:
ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION

~ Debuting on DVD on October 5
With More than 10 hours of Bonus Features ~
 

Hollywood, CA (June 29, 2004) -- Paramount Home Entertainment presents the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION on October 5. The 5-disc set features the entire collection of Paramount’s eight FRIDAY THE 13th films, two-per-disc, plus a 5th disc that is dedicated to many hours of behind-the-scenes material on the history and folklore associated with the classic horror series, as well as theatrical trailers, new animated menus, commentary tracks and other FRIDAY THE 13th pleasures. Order cut-off for the DVD collection is August 24.
Special features include:

  +  Cast commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th - PART 3 by author Peter Bracke and actors Larry Zerner, Paul Kratka, Dana Kimmell and Richard Brooker
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VI: JASON LIVES by director Tom McLouglin
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VII: THE NEW BLOOD by actor Kane Hodder and director John Carl Buechler
  +  Commentary on FRIDAY THE 13th – PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN by director Rob Hedden
  +  A featurette “Tales From the Cutting Room,” in which exclusive deleted scenes and footage is revealed for the first time.
  +  An 8-part featurette “The Friday The 13th Chronicles,” which looks at the legacy of the films throughout their history, featuring cast and crew commenting on each film and why they appeal to audiences. Includes
  +  Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Corey Feldman, Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, Betsy Palmer, Tom Savini and directors Sean Cunningham, Tom McLoughlin, Rob Heddon, Joseph Zito and John Carl Buechler.
  +  A 3-part featurette “Secrets Galore Behind The Gore,” which looks at the work of master make-up effects designer Tom Savini in Part 1 and Part IV and John Carl Buechler in Part VII. Includes rare and never-before-seen footage, drawings and stills illustrating the make-up techniques used to create Jason and achieve elaborate death scenes.
  +  A featurette “Crystal Lake Victims Tell All!,” in which cast and crew from various films share amusing anecdotes. Includes Corey Feldman, Larry Zerner, Adrienne King, Amy Steel, Lar Park Lincoln and directors.
  +  A featurette “Friday Artifacts and Collectibles,” which looks at props and collectables from the films.
  +  The theatrical trailers from all 8 movies except Part VI, which is represented by the teaser trailer.

FRIDAY THE 13th – FROM CRYSTAL LAKE TO MANHATTAN, ULTIMATE EDITION DVD COLLECTION is expected to be priced by retailers for around $60 in the U.S. and at around C$70 in Canada.


anyone else dissapointed by this?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 03, 2004, 12:16:18 PM
Quote from: Sal
anyone else dissapointed by this?


Go to top of page. Read.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 03, 2004, 12:55:41 PM
maybe anchor bay could buy them loose so that they could release them uncut. the uncut versions are mostly floating around in sleazy second hand stores in holland.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Sal on July 03, 2004, 04:22:43 PM
im hopeful they will be released uncut on blu ray or hd-dvd.  It's mind boggling that paramount refused 2 people to find the uncut footage, FOR FREE.

Also: you guys are kind of nazis here about making sure there arent repetitious posts.  I mean - I searched for friday the 13th, and nothing came up.  Lo and behold theres something going on in this thread--which is 17 pages long.  ???  Don't get so uptight guys.  ::glaring at mcguffin::
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 03, 2004, 05:18:05 PM
Quote from: Sal
Also: you guys are kind of nazis here about making sure there arent repetitious posts.  I mean - I searched for friday the 13th, and nothing came up.  Lo and behold theres something going on in this thread--which is 17 pages long.  ???  Don't get so uptight guys.  ::glaring at mcguffin::


I didn't lock and redirect your thread, so don't glare at me. You asked a question that had an answer right above you.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 04, 2004, 04:13:41 AM
sal, i locked your thread and there's no need to get so uptight.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on July 15, 2004, 04:27:05 PM
Due on October 5th is The Untouchables: Special Collector's Edition with a 2.35 anamorphic transfer, DD5.1 and 2.0 tracks, five new featurettes ("The Script," "The Cast," "Production Stories," "Reinventing the Genre," "The Classic"), "The Men" vintage featurette and the theatrical trailer. Retail is $19.99 each.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on July 15, 2004, 05:12:35 PM
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00024769C.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Audio commentary from director Dennis Hopper
Filmographies
'Shaking The Cage' featurette (67 mins)
@easy Riders, Raging Bulls' DVD
BFI Modern Classic book 'Easy Rider' by Lee Hill
Limited edition postcards
Interactive menu
Scene access

http://www.play.com/play247.asp?page=title&r=R2&title=166931

This looks so cool but I just bought the damn regular edition.

And...it comes with Easy Riders, Raging Bulls - woo!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on July 15, 2004, 05:59:19 PM
Fuckin'a!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 15, 2004, 06:39:43 PM
fuckin B-
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on July 15, 2004, 06:58:22 PM
Yeah, you're right. Sans the minus. That set though, is a definite buy for me. I gotta say those limited edition postcards won me over.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 15, 2004, 11:01:18 PM
LIVE AID Four-Disc DVD Due In November  
 
The historic Live Aid concert, featuring performances by BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN, THE WHO and LED ZEPPELIN, will be released on DVD in the fall. Earlier this year, the Band Aid Trust agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts for the first time, after pirated copies were found for sale on the Internet.

Warner Vision International won the bidding and has set a Nov. 10 release date for a four-disc DVD package. The 1985 event, which was held in London's Wembley Stadium and the JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, and instantly raised £50 million (approx. $92 million) — eventually climbing to £80 million (approx. $148 million) — for African famine victims.

"Twenty years ago they not only played 'real good for free,' they took an issue that was nowhere on the agenda of the political world and placed it at the very top," said concert organizer Bob Geldof. "By buying the Live Aid DVD, that day continues far off into some distant but hopefully better future for all those people in whose name those great artists played."

Among the selections performed during the Live Aid concert were the following:

BLACK SABBATH:

01. Children Of The Grave [04:18]
02. Iron Man [07:44]
03. Paranoid [03:18]

JUDAS PRIEST:

01. Living After Midnight [04:01]
02. The Green Manalishi [03:42]
03. You've Got Another Thing Comin' [07:16]

QUEEN:

01. Bohemian Rhapsody [02:22]
02. Radio Ga Ga [04:00]
03. Hammer To Fall [04:46]
04. Crazy Little Thing Called Love [03:37]
05. We Will Rock You [01:16]
06. We Are The Champions [03:41]

LED ZEPPELIN:

01. Rock & Roll [04:43]
02. Whole Lotta Love [05:20]
03. Stairway To Heaven [09:19]

THE WHO:

01. My Generation [01:40]
02. Pinball Wizard [03:02]
03. Love Reign O'er Me [04:47]
04. Won't Get Fooled Again [09:25]
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on July 16, 2004, 09:49:02 AM
Here's a better shot of the Easy Rider set.

(http://www.coldstate.com/dvddebate/smallpics/erpackr2lrg.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on July 18, 2004, 09:12:35 PM
September 7th releases:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002IQNAG.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002HOES0.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00009M9BK.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JKGO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://www.dvdplanet.com/productimages/front/44370.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002I8372.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

also....Clerks: CE, Jersey Girl, the Ladykillers, and Resident Evil: DE.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Chest Rockwell on July 19, 2004, 03:28:51 PM
So many good ones coming out on the 7th:
Dawn of the Dead
Hitchcock (what's in it?)
La Dolce Vita
maybe Iron Giant

I just realized that Easy Rider box is a R2 only thing. Sometimes I really hate living in R1. Any cheap multi-region players out there?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 19, 2004, 03:44:24 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
Hitchcock (what's in it?)


Quote from: On page 15, Withnail
Warner Bros. has finally officially revealed that they'll street a 9-film DVD box set, The Alfred Hitchcock Signature Collection, on 9/7 (SRP $99.92). The set will include 7 new titles (Dial M for Murder, Foreign Correspondent, Suspicion, The Wrong Man, Stage Fright, I Confess and Mr. and Mrs. Smith) which will also be available separately for $19.97 each. The set will also include a 2-disc Strangers on a Train: Special Edition ($26.99 separately) and the previously released North by Northwest: Special Edition. All will feature documentaries and other extras.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on July 19, 2004, 06:59:09 PM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell

I just realized that Easy Rider box is a R2 only thing. Sometimes I really hate living in R1. Any cheap multi-region players out there?


Actually, I think Easy Rider is coming out on the 28th of September. I'm not sure if it's going to be like the R2 version though. We'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on July 20, 2004, 09:36:34 AM
Quote from: Chest Rockwell
maybe Iron Giant

there is no maybe about it!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on July 20, 2004, 12:39:23 PM
Hell right, there isn't!!!!

I'm gonna have to wear my shopliftin' pants come September 7th.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 21, 2004, 12:38:19 PM
"Here's some good news and bad news all at once. Sources are telling us that Warner is FINALLY at work once again on a Blade Runner: Special Edition. That's the good news. The bad news is that instead of the 3 or 4-disc ultimate edition we all hoped for (featuring all the different versions of the film), the title is now likely to be one of the studio's 2-disc editions, featuring only the recent "director's cut" version of the film (remastered from a new HD transfer), the Channel 4 On the Edge of Blade Runner documentary and perhaps a few other odds and ends. Look for it sometime in the first half of 2005."

thedigitalbits.com (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/rumormill.html#0721)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on July 21, 2004, 07:43:23 PM
I can't imagine anyone caring about that  :roll:


...but, yeah, I'm kinda trembling with exitement  :-D
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 22, 2004, 12:46:35 PM
Quote from: RegularKarate
Hell right, there isn't!!!!

I'm gonna have to wear my shopliftin' pants come September 7th.

according to warner bros the dvd has been postponed to november 16th.

I'm afraid it's delayed till November. The good news though is they've changed it to an amaray case

Tom Woodward
DVDAnswers.com


(http://www.dvdanswers.com/images/screenshots/irongiantser1artworamary.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on July 22, 2004, 04:29:05 PM
It seems the Iron Giant SE is suffering from the Duel-syndrome.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Derek on July 22, 2004, 05:04:32 PM
Has anyone seen the new Ali director's cut? How does it compare to the original? I can't seem to find any reviews on it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on July 22, 2004, 05:45:37 PM
Quote from: Derek
Has anyone seen the new Ali director's cut? How does it compare to the original? I can't seem to find any reviews on it.

You can't find any reviews on it? I went to Google, searched "ali director's cut review" and the first 3 links were 3 different review sites... Maybe do that next time?

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=11213
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on July 23, 2004, 03:18:19 PM
sorry, RK...

Warner has finally announced The Iron Giant: Special Edition which features the voice of Vin Diesel. This classic piece of animation will be available to own from the 16th November this year, and should retail at around $19.97. As well as a newly remastered 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation and English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the disc will include an audio commentary with director Brad Bird, the head of the story department Jeffrey Lynch, Steve Markowski, the supervising animator for the Giant and finally head of animation Tony Fucile. Also included on the disc will be a selection of eight deleted scenes (mostly in storyboard form only), a total of twelve branching mini-documentaries, a Voice of the Giant featurette hosted by Vin Diesel, a motion gallery containing concept designs and storyboards etc, trailers and DVD-ROM features that have yet to be confirmed.

although it was pushed back 2 months it now has a keepcase and not a snapper.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on July 26, 2004, 11:00:46 PM
if this has already been posted, sorry.
i read in the Dallas Morning News that Jason Alexander said that there would be a Seinfeld DVD release this fall, followed by another in 6-9 months and so on.......he spoke about the cast coming in at different times to record commentaries
that is all.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on July 27, 2004, 02:15:38 AM
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?t=1546&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: classical gas on July 27, 2004, 02:26:13 AM
the hell are you talking about?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on July 30, 2004, 02:40:27 PM
Quote from: ®edlum
Here's a better shot of the Easy Rider set.
(http://www.coldstate.com/dvddebate/smallpics/erpackr2lrg.jpg)


sorry fellow region 1ers, but our Easy Rider: SE wont be nearly as cool as this one.  details here...

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4490&n=1&burl=
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on July 31, 2004, 12:09:09 AM
http://www.davisdvd.com/news/daily_news.html

Warner Home Video will release a brand-new special edition of the MGM classic Gone With the Wind on November 9th. The four-disc set will feature over five hours of old and new documentaries, interviews and other bonus features. Digitally restored with Warner's "Ultra-Resolution" hi-def technology, the film's original three-strip Technicolor negatives were digitally separated, aligned frame-by-frame in a computer and scanned at high-resolution. And according to the studio, the results are nothing short of miraculous.

The four hour film will be presented across two dual-layer discs in fullscreen and with Dolby Digital 5.1 and original mono audio tracks. A plethora of bonus materials include a new full-length audio commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer, hour-long documentaries on actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, "Melanie Remembers: Olivia de Havilland Recalls Gone With the Wind" 45min featurette (with a recent interview with 88-year-old star), the 1989 documentary "The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind," behind-the-scenes footage, advertising materials and more. Incidentally, actor Christopher Plummer will narrate and introduce many of the bonus features. Also included with the set is a full-color reproduction of the original 22-page souvenir booklet that was sold during premiere road-show engagements from 1939 through 1941. Retail for the four-disc set is $39.92.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Henry Hill on July 31, 2004, 10:39:58 AM
Quote from: themodernage02
Quote from: ®edlum
Here's a better shot of the Easy Rider set.
(http://www.coldstate.com/dvddebate/smallpics/erpackr2lrg.jpg)


sorry fellow region 1ers, but our Easy Rider: SE wont be nearly as cool as this one.  details here...

http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4490&n=1&burl=


So who gets that Easy Rider set?  Thats one the best packages I have seen.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on July 31, 2004, 12:10:20 PM
it's really not that great, the current package has the same extras apart from the shitty booklets, new cover, and Raging Bulls Easy Rider documentary. big deal, the dvd was great as it was.

at least this bogus new set will lower the price of the old (better) version.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 04, 2004, 07:43:45 PM
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=378266

Super news! I was reading an article about Natalie Portman in Time Out London and she said she recorded a commentary for the 10th anniversary release of Leon The Professional. Whoohoo! Hopefully this release will feature some other extras. The Internation Uncut version, that many of us own, is lacking in that department. Supposedly the American release will hit shelves later this year. Although I haven't heard anything about it. I checked amazon.com to see if it was advertised there, but alas it was not. Soon enough some details of one of my favorite films will be unveiled. I for one can't wait!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 04, 2004, 10:26:19 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
it's really not that great, the current package has the same extras apart from the shitty booklets, new cover, and Raging Bulls Easy Rider documentary. big deal, the dvd was great as it was.

at least this bogus new set will lower the price of the old (better) version.


But will the old one be THIS official?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on August 05, 2004, 01:41:53 AM
Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Quote from: Pubrick
it's really not that great, the current package has the same extras apart from the shitty booklets, new cover, and Raging Bulls Easy Rider documentary. big deal, the dvd was great as it was.

at least this bogus new set will lower the price of the old (better) version.


But will the old one be THIS official?

Nope, it won't be THIS official.....But I'm still not getting it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: FeloniousFunk on August 06, 2004, 06:29:33 PM
Davisdvd.com - New details on the Seinfeld DVD:

Be the master of your domain when Seinfeld finally arrives onto DVD on November 23rd. Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment's highly anticipated (that's an understatement) release of the sitcom goldmine actually will be two separate disc issues. Seinfeld vol. 1 will feature eighteen episodes from the freshman and sophomore years and Seinfeld vol. 2 will include twenty-two episodes from the third season. The sets will feature newly remastered transfers and boast a total of 24 hours of combined extras, including commentaries and interviews with the show creators, cast and crew members. Other extras will include episodic "Inside Looks" making-of interviews with the cast and the creators, "Yada Yada Yada" audio commentary tracks, "In the Vault" deleted scenes, "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" bloopers and outtakes, "Master of His Domain" never-before-seen footage of Seinfeld's stand-up comedy, "Sponsored by Vandelay Industries" original NBC ads and trailers and "Notes About Nothing" behind-the-scenes production notes. Retail is $49.95 per volume. Also available will be a Seinfeld Gift Set with both volumes, a limited edition script with handwritten notes from creator Larry David, Monk's Diner salt-and-pepper shakers and collectible playing cards. Retail on this is $119.95.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on August 07, 2004, 06:32:09 PM
The Easy Rider set also adds a Hopper director's commentary to the original discs features.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 07, 2004, 07:10:28 PM
The Hopper commentary was there on the original disc.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on August 14, 2004, 12:48:27 PM
Quote from: thedigitalbits.com
By the way, we know that Warner Bros is quietly working on a 2-disc 2001: A Space Odyssey - Special Edition for release at some point in the future. Consider that Rumor Mill-worthy, but it's more good news for Kubrick fans.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on August 14, 2004, 10:47:50 PM
You forgot:

Quote from: thedigitabilts
Here's something you Kubrick fans are going to enjoy... Columbia TriStar is currently preparing a 2-disc Dr. Strangelove: 40th Anniversary Special Edition for release on 11/2. We have no details yet on extras, but expect the title to be announced soon. Maybe we'll finally get to see that "cream pie fight in the War Room" deleted scene.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on August 21, 2004, 10:32:41 AM
Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced the new collector's edition of Top Gun which stars Tom Cruise as Maverick, a talented training pilot in an elite U.S. school for fighter pilots. This brand new two-disc set will be available to own from the 16th November this year, and should retail at around $19.99. The film itself will be presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen along with English 6.1 DTS Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and Dolby 2.0 Surround tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, screenwriter Jack Epps, Captain Mike Galpin, retired Admiral Pete Pettigrew and Vice Admiral Mike McCabe, six documentaries on the making of the film and its cultural impact, from pre-production through its theatrical release and four music videos that defined their era: Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away,” Loverboy’s “Heaven in Your Eyes” and Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens’ “Top Gun Anthem”. Completing the package will be a vintage Tom Cruise interview, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a survival Training featurette, multi-angle storyboards with an optional commentary by director Tony Scott and seven original TV spots.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on August 23, 2004, 06:19:21 AM
Quote from: thedigitalbits.com
We have details on the extras you can expect on Paramount's forthcoming 2-disc special collector's editions of The Untouchables, Footloose and Deep Impact. The Untouchables (10/5 - SRP $14.99) will include 4 new featurettes (The Script, The Cast, Production Stories, Reinventing the Genre and The Classic), 1 vintage featurette (The Men), and the film's theatrical trailer. Video will be anamorphic widescreen with audio in English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Footloose (9/28 - SRP $19.99) will include audio commentary by Kevin Bacon, a separate commentary by producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pitchford, 3 featurettes (Footloose: A Modern Musical, Part I, Footloose: A Modern Musical, Part II and Footloose: Songs that Tell a Story) and the theatrical trailer. Video will be anamorphic widescreen with audio in English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX and 2.0 Surround, and French Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. Finally, Deep Impact (10/5 - SRP $14.99) will include audio commentary with director Mimi Leder and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar, 4 featurettes (Preparing for the End, Making an Impact, Creating the Perfect Traffic Jam and Parting Thoughts), a photo gallery, theatrical trailers and a teaser trailer. Video will be anamorphic widescreen with audio in English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Whew!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on August 24, 2004, 09:09:03 AM
Quote from: dvdfile.com
Due on November 2nd is a two-disc set of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, which will be presented in 1.33:1 full screen and Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround. Extras include the new documentary "The Art of Stanley Kubrick from Short Films to Strangelove" and "Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove" featurette, split-screen interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, an advertising gallery, talent files and production notes (mogwai note: no deleted scenes!). Retail will be $34.95 (<-- that has to be a typo :eton iawgom).

Also getting the two-disc treatment on the 2nd is Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia. Remastered in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby 5.1 surround, extras include an audio commentary with Demme, a new documentary, deleted scenes, additional courthouse protest footage and interviews, the Oscar-winning Bruce Springsteen "Streets of Philadelphia" music video, and the theatrical trailer. List price will be $24.95.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on August 25, 2004, 08:59:22 PM
Epidemic by Lars Von Trier
Street: 9/21/04
1.66 ws, director commentary, documentary: FREEDOGME
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 25, 2004, 10:13:10 PM
Hellraiser UK Box Set (http://www.anchorbay.co.uk/hellraiser/index.html)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sickfins on August 26, 2004, 02:24:00 PM
who likes the new gavel cover art

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002XNT0I.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

i know i do

i like how they replaced the city of philadelphia with the gavel
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on August 26, 2004, 04:46:20 PM
macguffin, any news on Epidemic coverart?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: sickfins on August 26, 2004, 07:22:04 PM
cough cough cough

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0002KPHTW.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on August 26, 2004, 09:58:58 PM
sorry, thanks
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on August 26, 2004, 10:07:25 PM
The Philadelphia cover art with Tom Hanks reminds me of Bruce Lee's Elvis painting.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on August 27, 2004, 12:07:59 PM
Never one to shy away from a marketing opportunity, Warner Home Video is re-releasing the Oliver Stone catalog on October 19th, just in time for his newest film Alexander. Previously released in 2001 as the ten-disc "The Oliver Stone Collection," the new fourteen-disc The Ultimate Oliver Stone Collection will include the films "Wall Street," "Talk Radio," "Born on the Fourth of July," "The Doors," "JFK: Director's Cut," "Heaven and Earth," "Natural Born Killers," "Nixon," "U-Turn," "Any Given Sunday: Director's Cut" and the career retrospective documentary "Oliver Stone's America." New to this edition are the DVD debuts of Stone's recent documentaries "Looking for Fidel" and "Persona Non Grata," MGM's "Platoon" and "Salvador" special editions, and a bonus disc featuring an exclusive preview and a free movie ticket to Stone's "Alexander." Retail will be $129.92. "Alexander" opens in theaters on November 5th.

ARTWORK HERE: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4753&n=1&burl=

also: if this really is only $130 retail price, which means it should actually be just over 100 bucks or so, that is really damn cheap for 12+ movies.  umm... like i only have JFK so i am getting this big time.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on September 08, 2004, 09:59:51 PM
Pirates of the Caribbean 3-disc (http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4726&n=4&burl=r%3D0%26s%3D1%26n%3D4)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Henry Hill on September 09, 2004, 03:30:22 PM
Quote from: Ravi
Pirates of the Caribbean 3-disc (http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=4726&n=4&burl=r%3D0%26s%3D1%26n%3D4)


:roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Florya Naoki on September 30, 2004, 06:05:57 PM
Two long awaited Bresson-films are released on DVD (region 2, Nouveaux pictures): Au Hasard Baltazar and Mouchette.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Myxo on October 03, 2004, 02:11:47 AM
I just searched for 'Dutch' on DVD but found out it has never been released.

:(

Pisses me off!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on October 03, 2004, 12:27:27 PM
We also have some early details on Wake of Death which stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Valerie Tian and Tony Schiena. The film tells the story of an ex-mobster who wages war against the Chinese triad and becomes the protector of a very special little girl: the adopted daughter of the triad kingpin. The disc will be available to own from the 28th December this year, priced at around $24.96. As well as a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the disc will include a making of featurette and a photo gallery.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on October 03, 2004, 05:39:59 PM
i apologize if alot of fellow fassbinder fans [samsong] might be aware of this already:
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0002VEVDO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
released by fantoma on the 26th.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: meatball on October 03, 2004, 05:43:53 PM
..
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: samsong on October 03, 2004, 05:53:51 PM
Quote from: 03
i apologize if alot of fellow fassbinder fans [samsong] might be aware of this already:
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0002VEVDO.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
released by fantoma on the 26th.


actually i had no idea.. thanks for the heads up.  i've been wanting to see Herr R. for a while.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on October 03, 2004, 09:52:43 PM
this month??
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on October 03, 2004, 10:10:50 PM
yes.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on October 03, 2004, 11:38:59 PM
(http://www.kino.com/images/product/216/823.jpg)
oct 19th.  i need this, although i already have these dvds, i don't have the box.  also "Buenos Aires Zero Degrees" (the christophor doyle documentarty about wong kar-wai and the film) is on the HAPPY TOGETHER disc.  this is fuckin' awesome!!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on October 03, 2004, 11:42:00 PM
Yeah that was posted here: http://www.xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=156303#156303
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on October 10, 2004, 05:10:48 PM
Quote from: mogwai
Quote from: dvdfile.com
Due on November 2nd is a two-disc set of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, which will be presented in 1.33:1 full screen and Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround. Extras include the new documentary "The Art of Stanley Kubrick from Short Films to Strangelove" and "Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove" featurette, split-screen interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, an advertising gallery, talent files and production notes (mogwai note: no deleted scenes!). Retail will be $34.95 (<-- that has to be a typo :eton iawgom).

quote]


so the only new thing is the 5.1 surround mix? the "new documentary 'The Art of SK'" is on the single disc SE, as well as the other things listed. if it was 'new' on the single disc SE, it certainly shouldn't be 'new' on this edition.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on October 11, 2004, 12:38:55 PM
If Dr. Strangelove needed anything, it was a DTS soundtrack  :roll:

Columbia, the master of selling one movie 3 times.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Chest Rockwell on October 11, 2004, 04:56:52 PM
I'm not even sure if I like Oli Stone, but thats such a good deal. The number of discs doesn't add up though, unless they're cutting all of the 2-disc DVDs to 1-discs...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on October 19, 2004, 11:02:41 AM
Holy Crap!!!

Image Entertainment has announced that it will release The Twilight Zone: The Definitive Edition - Season 1 on 12/28 (SRP $119.99). This 6-disc set will include all 36 episodes mastered from new high-definition transfers using the original camera negatives, audio in the original mono, audio commentaries (by Earl Holliman, Martin Landau, Rod Taylor, Martin Milner, Kevin McCarthy, Ted Post and William Self), vintage audio "recollections" (with Burgess Meredith, Douglas Heyes, Richard Bare, Buck Houghton, Anne Francis and Richard Masterson), Rod Sterling audio lectures from Sherwood Oaks College, isolated music scores (featuring the work of Bernard Herrman, Jerry Goldsmith and more), Rod Serling's promos for "next week's show", the original unaired pilot episode (Where Is Everybody?) featuring Serling's network pitch, a rare Serling blooper, the 466-page Twilight Zone Companion book by Marc Scott Zicree and more!

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/twilightzonedes1dvd.jpg)

 :multi:  :notworthy:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Sleuth on October 19, 2004, 01:44:09 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on October 19, 2004, 02:10:06 PM
ugh, fuck you guys! i just bought the 1st fucking boxed set!

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000714AP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

whatever, it's a birthday present for my mom. i don't think she'll mind.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on October 20, 2004, 05:43:51 PM
(http://www.lasersedge.com/gfx/1/front/57267.jpg)
964 PINNOCHIO BY SHOZIN FUKUI

STREET:28.12.04
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I do not consider the following paragraph a 'spoiler', even though technically it is. If you have seen the film, you would agree with me
Created solely to satisfy the sexual cravings of older women, the Pinocchio 964 is born to serve without question. A humanoid, messily re-programmed via bloody surgery with only one goal in mind, to serve the sexual whims of its owner with a consistent level of high performance. A live flesh and blood sex slave that knows no better and has no concept of self. However, one model falls short of its clients expectations and she releases him to stumble around the streets of Tokyo. Unsure of his whereabouts and surroundings he shuffles down a street towards a young girl who is sitting watching the whole world go by. The 964, gaunt, dressed in rags and virtually devoid of hair except for a small plume at the front of his head cuts a strange figure as he wearily stumbles onwards. Himiko notices the strange shuffling figure moving towards her and, when the 964 collapses into her lap, she comforts him. Both Himiko and the Pinocchio seek refuge in the basement of an old, abandoned building in the city. Intrigued by this odd individual Himiko discovers a branding on Pinocchio's back which details his model name - Pinocchio 964. Himiko then attempts to teach 964 to speak starting with pronouncing his own name. Gradually, her lessons meet with some success as Pinocchio slowly begins to form coherent speech. In amongst the language lessons, Himiko and Pinocchio drift around the streets and shoplift as much food as they can from the nearby supermarkets. One day while wandering around in their favourite train station Pinocchio goes missing and Himiko, tears in her eyes, frantically searches in vain. However, returning to the basement home, lo and behold there stands Pinocchio - all spruced up and waiting for her. Himiko and Pinocchio then sleep together but during the next day Pinocchio's headaches become unbearable and he starts to haemorrhage. Pinocchio's blood and other bodily fluids flow out and cover everything in the subterranean home. Watching him rolling around in agony Himiko is first shocked although she doesn't stay stunned for long and rapidly this gives way to maniacal laughter. After this Himiko is then seen wandering through the train station, expelling a strange white gunge from her mouth and rolling around in it on the ground. Seemingly consumed by hysteria she makes her way back to Pinocchio and hauls him off to a scrapyard. Once there she chains Pinocchio to a rock in spite of the latters painful protests and shouts at him, saying that she has tricked him and that he will now belong to her forever. Himiko then hauls Pinocchio to his feet and drags him away while the latter struggles with the iron collar around his neck and the chains that bind his hands. Running parallel with the increasingly twisted relationship between Pinocchio and Himiko, the formers creators are busy scouring the streets to try and find him. One day Himiko oversees one of the men in this group and walks up to him, saying that she can take him to the location of the lost Pinocchio. The group then launch an attack on the underground lair but it is unsuccessful and gives Pinocchio the chance to escape. And escape he does. Still attached to a huge boulder that drags behind him, Pinocchio runs in fast motion through the streets of Tokyo spurting blood from his screaming mouth and waving his arms wildly. Meanwhile, pedestrians line the streets, standing and staring at the strange spectacle of this odd looking man running by. Eventually Pinocchio heads for his creators office but before he can get inside they meet him in the grounds of the building. A confrontation takes place but the unhinged Pinocchio is in no mood to reason and takes his revenge on his creators.

FEATURES
Interview with Shozin Fukui for Pinocchio 964, 1988 Short Film 'Caterpillar', Gallery, Trailers
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Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on October 20, 2004, 06:42:31 PM
that's really scary
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on October 20, 2004, 07:23:21 PM
As this seems intriguing and I didn't wanna spoil an eventual viewing, I didn't read any of that. But I got to say those are some of the most disturbing screenshots I've ever seen. Is that film fucked beyond apprehension, or is it just me, 03?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on October 20, 2004, 08:01:16 PM
Quote from: Withnail & Garfunkel
Is that film fucked beyond apprehension, or is it just me, 03?

one post up.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on October 20, 2004, 08:02:33 PM
it is certainly relative, but if you found 'tetsuo' by shinya tsukamoto disturbing, then you will find this moreso. i like it very much, i recommend seeing it as soon as possible.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on October 28, 2004, 02:14:51 PM
Warner has just announced that they'll release a 2-disc Chariots of Fire: Special Edition on 2/1/05 (SRP $26.99). The previous and out of print DVD release was full frame only, but this new version will be anamorphic widescreen with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Over 3 1/2 hours of extras will be included. Expect audio commentary with director Hugh Hudson, 11 deleted scenes, screen test footage for Ben Cross and Ian Charleson, the Wings on their Heels: The Making of Chariots of Fire and Chariots of Fire: A Reunion documentaries, 2 Easter eggs and the theatrical trailer.

Warner will finally release James Cagney's White Heat on 1/25/05, along with Angels with Dirty Faces, Little Caesar, The Petrified Forest, The Public Enemy and The Roaring Twenties (SRP $19.97 each). They'll all be available together in the Warner Gangsters Collection box set (SRP $68.92) the same day.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on November 04, 2004, 08:55:26 PM
Quote from: bigideas
Quote from: dvdfile.com
Due on November 2nd is a two-disc set of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, which will be presented in 1.33:1 full screen and Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround. Extras include the new documentary "The Art of Stanley Kubrick from Short Films to Strangelove" and "Inside the Making of Dr. Strangelove" featurette, split-screen interview with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, an advertising gallery, talent files and production notes (mogwai note: no deleted scenes!). Retail will be $34.95.

so the only new thing is the 5.1 surround mix? the "new documentary 'The Art of SK'" is on the single disc SE, as well as the other things listed. if it was 'new' on the single disc SE, it certainly shouldn't be 'new' on this edition.


Quote from: Ravi
If Dr. Strangelove needed anything, it was a DTS soundtrack  :roll:

Columbia, the master of selling one movie 3 times.


All Strangelove editions compared here. (http://www.dvdfile.com/software/review/dvd-video_9/drstrangelove.html)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on November 05, 2004, 10:50:46 AM
Malcolm X SE (http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=5222&n=1&burl=)

Warner has also announced a special edition of the Spike Lee directed Malcolm X which stars Denzel Washington, Albert Hall, Angela Bassett and Delroy Lindo. This two-disc release will be available to own from the 8th February next year, and should retail at around $26.99. The film itself will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen along with an English Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Extras will include an audio commentary by Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Barry Alexander Brown and Ruth Carter, ten additional scenes with intro by Spike Lee, the Academy Award Nominated feature-length documentary "Malcolm X", a new By Any Means Necessary: The Making of Malcolm X featurette and the films theatrical trailer.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/malcolmxsedvd.jpg)

Heat SE (http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=5221&n=1&burl=)

Warner has kindly sent over this first look at artwork for Heat: Special Edition which stars the likes of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. This brand new two-disc release will be available to own from the 22nd February next year, and should set you back around $26.99. The film itself should be presented in anamorphic widescreen along with English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby 2.0 Surround tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary, additional scenes, documentaries and the films theatrical trailer. We'll bring you a more detailed rundown shortly.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/heatsedvd.jpg)


Can't wait to hear Spike bitch about Warner Brothers.  The box art is ugly though.  Why couldn't they just stay with the classic X logo?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cowboykurtis on November 05, 2004, 11:22:09 AM
Quote from: 03
it is certainly relative, but if you found 'tetsuo' by shinya tsukamoto disturbing, then you will find this moreso. i like it very much, i recommend seeing it as soon as possible.


do you know what format that was shot on -- those stills look to be some sort of beta cam
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Derek on November 13, 2004, 01:28:58 PM
Has anyone picked up that Oliver Stone set? I am assuming all of the movies are his director's cuts?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on November 13, 2004, 02:13:29 PM
Quote from: Derek
Has anyone picked up that Oliver Stone set? I am assuming all of the movies are his director's cuts?

Except Natural Born Killers, the one is the collection I think is the rated version. Help me out here, the people who bought the boxed set, or maybe Mac would know...I don't have it so I don't know for sure.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on November 13, 2004, 02:31:55 PM
Quote from: SiliasRuby
Quote from: Derek
Has anyone picked up that Oliver Stone set? I am assuming all of the movies are his director's cuts?

Except Natural Born Killers, the one is the collection I think is the rated version. Help me out here, the people who bought the boxed set, or maybe Mac would know...I don't have it so I don't know for sure.


Yes, Any Given Sunday and JFK are the only Directors Cuts...

Quote from: Someone on Amazon
The actual films are great, but this set is a bad marketing ploy produced to tie-in to Alexander. It's 14 discs, the 12 movies and 2 documentary discs. Each of the 12 films gets one disc, and they are the exact same DVDs that you would get if you buy the discs separate. The difference is, some of these are 2-disc sets when sold separately, and the second discs are not included in this set (so you're basically only getting disc 1 of JFK, of The Doors, Any Given Sunday, and Nixon). The extras from those weren't transferred over.. The set was produced sloppy, and fast.

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Crying Game CE Due in January

Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced a special edition of the 1992 film The Crying Game, starring Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent. The disc will be available on January 25 for $19.98.

The film will sport a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer and both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS audio tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary with director Neil Jordan, an alternate ending with optional commentary, a making-of The Crying Game featurette and a second featurette examining the war in Northern Ireland as seen through the eyes of a Catholic and a Protestant.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on November 13, 2004, 03:24:06 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin

Yes, Any Given Sunday and JFK are the only Directors Cuts...

Quote from: Someone on Amazon
The actual films are great, but this set is a bad marketing ploy produced to tie-in to Alexander. It's 14 discs, the 12 movies and 2 documentary discs. Each of the 12 films gets one disc, and they are the exact same DVDs that you would get if you buy the discs separate. The difference is, some of these are 2-disc sets when sold separately, and the second discs are not included in this set (so you're basically only getting disc 1 of JFK, of The Doors, Any Given Sunday, and Nixon). The extras from those weren't transferred over.. The set was produced sloppy, and fast.


So, don't be fooled, Derek. Try and get the discs separely, that way You can get only the ones you want and not get the others, pretty cool, huh?

Quote from: MacGuffin

Crying Game CE Due in January

Lions Gate Home Entertainment has announced a special edition of the 1992 film The Crying Game, starring Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent. The disc will be available on January 25 for $19.98.

The film will sport a newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer and both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS audio tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary with director Neil Jordan, an alternate ending with optional commentary, a making-of The Crying Game featurette and a second featurette examining the war in Northern Ireland as seen through the eyes of a Catholic and a Protestant.


This is on my wish list and I am waiting patiently for it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on November 13, 2004, 04:21:29 PM
actually i think nixon is too.  it says 25 extra minutes added back in or something like that.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on November 30, 2004, 05:55:08 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
actually i think nixon is too.  it says 25 extra minutes added back in or something like that.

Your right, just got it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on December 02, 2004, 03:18:32 PM
yay!  i love this film.

Title: Bringing Up Baby
Released: 1st March 2005
SRP: $26.99

Further Details
Warner has also made available artwork for a special edition of Bringing Up Baby which again stars Cary Grant alongside Katharine Hepburn. The two-disc release will be available to own from the 1st March next year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $26.99. The film itself will be presented in 1.37:1 full frame along with an English Mono track. English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be provided. I'm afraid Warner has yet to release details on the extra material, but we'll bring you some news on that very shortly. For now though, here's our first look at the official region one package artwork: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=5384&n=1&burl=


boo!  i already have this.

Title: The Philadelphia Story
Released: 1st March 2005
SRP: $26.99

Further Details
Warner has kindly sent over artwork for a special edition of The Philadelphia Story which stars Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. The two-disc release will be available to own from the 1st March next year, and should set you back somewhere in the region of $26.99. I'm afraid Warner has yet to release details on extra material, but we can tell you that the film will be presented in 1.37:1 along with an English Mono track. We'll bring you further details very shortly. For now though, here's the artwork: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=5383&n=1&burl=
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: jasper_window on December 08, 2004, 09:58:26 AM
Best Buy Bonus Discs
 

Best Buy stores once again have locked up a couple of exclusive deals with two major upcoming DVD releases. Next week's release of the Top Gun: Collector's Edition from Paramount comes with bonus disc featuring "Best of the Best: Inside the Real Top Gun" featurette, while DreamWorks' December 28th release of Anchorman (Extended Unrated Version) will come with a "Breaking News" bonus disc containing extra deleted scenes, outtakes and more. The discs will be available while supplies last.

 

I Don't Know Jack (Nance)

 

Next Step Studios and Had To Be Made Films will re-release David Lynch Presents... I Don't Know Jack as a two-disc "Movie-Music Edition" on January 11th. The 90-minute documentary profiles character actor Jack Nance (Eraserhead, Twin Peaks) with a look at his eccentric career, his destructive alcoholism and, ultimately, his odd death. Extras include a 22-minute unsolved homicide documentary and a photo montage tribute. This set will also include a bonus soundtrack CD featuring Brantley Kearns and Rick Shea with new songs by Adam Harding and Richard Green. Retail is $14.98.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on December 16, 2004, 04:31:17 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000228EJA.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

danger: diabolik

was supposed to be released in july, but that never happened. anybody know the story behind this? i searched on google and couldn't find any info.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on January 05, 2005, 11:57:09 PM
wholly effin shit, looky whats comin out on january the twenty fifth:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006HBV3M/qid=1104991001/sr=8-3/ref=pd_ka_1/102-7186179-7937706?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 06, 2005, 01:03:33 AM
Quote from: eward
wholly effin shit, looky whats comin out on january the twenty fifth


Guess you didn't read about it when I posted it on the previous page.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on January 06, 2005, 04:39:44 PM
haha guess not.  i just knew i was gonna get called on it too.  oh well, my links easier to get to for those who havent read it yet.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 09, 2005, 11:35:54 AM
for ebeaman and eward...

Title: Stand By Me
Released: 22nd March 2005
SRP: $24.96

Further Details
Early details have begun to emerge on a new collector's edition of Stand By Me which stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland and John Cusack. The new edition of this Rob Reiner directed film, will arrive in shops from the 22nd March, priced at around $24.96. The two-disc package will include the CD soundtrack, a collectible booklet along with a director's commentary, a Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me featurette, a music video and more. We hope to bring you further details on this one, including a look at the artwork, shortly. Make sure you stay tuned for that.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on January 09, 2005, 12:18:48 PM
hehe.  you know, it ain't so bad. i was in a shitty mood that day.  stand by me's alright.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Just Withnail on January 09, 2005, 02:37:42 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
for ebeaman and eward...

Title: Stand By Me
Released: 22nd March 2005
SRP: $24.96

Further Details
Early details have begun to emerge on a new collector's edition of Stand By Me which stars Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, Kiefer Sutherland and John Cusack. The new edition of this Rob Reiner directed film, will arrive in shops from the 22nd March, priced at around $24.96. The two-disc package will include the CD soundtrack, a collectible booklet along with a director's commentary, a Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me featurette, a music video and more. We hope to bring you further details on this one, including a look at the artwork, shortly. Make sure you stay tuned for that.


That's basically the exact disc that's out there right now, with the addition of the soundtrack and a booklet.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 21, 2005, 07:23:27 PM
Because I'm afraid it got lost in the Michael Mann debate, I'll repost it here:

Heat SE Due 2/22

Details on Warner Home Video's forthcoming Heat two-disc special edition, the 1995 Michael Mann film starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer.

Disc one will feature the film with a new transfer and remixed audio, plus a commentary by writer/director Michael Mann, plus three trailers. Disc two will contain the rest of the goodies.

*11 additional scenes

*Five new making-of documentaries featuring the cast and crew

*Return to the Scene of the Crime - Location Manager, Janice Polley, and Associate Producer, Gusmano Cesaretti, visit the real life LA locations used in the film

*Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation - Mann, cast and crew explore this historic on-screen showdown in the pivotal confrontation at Kate Mantellini's

*The Making of Heat: True Crime - Michael Mann and Chuck Adamson, Technical Advisor and real life inspiration for the Lt. Vincent Hanna character, discuss the Chicago crime scene and the events surrounding the real Neil McCauley (who Adamson took down in the late 60s) that inspired the film.

*The Making of Heat: Crime Stories - Mann, cast and crew discuss the twenty year origin of the script, the film's genesis and the complexity of the characters portrayed on screen

*The Making of Heat: Into the Fire - Mann, cast and crew discuss training for their roles, filming in LA, shooting the climatic downtown heist and post production.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 21, 2005, 07:26:17 PM
ooh, i love heat.  probably the best movie of its kind since rififi.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 21, 2005, 09:41:44 PM
Quote from: themodernage02
ooh, i love heat.  probably the best movie of its kind since rififi.


ha!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on January 26, 2005, 12:20:59 PM
DVDAnswers:

"Well, here comes a suspiciously well timed release! Being rushed out to shops for release next month is Tsunami: Killer Wave which depicts nature at its most extreme, profiles the efforts being made to curb its effects and illustrates the financial, physical and emotional toll it can leave on its victims. The disc will be available to own from the 22nd February, and should retail at around $19.98. I should point out that a portion of National Geographic's net proceeds from sales of this DVD will be donated to tsunami relief funds to help the victims of the recent tsunami disaster. Just a month after the tsunami in Asia, you'd think they'd be giving all proceeds toward the disaster fund - but what do I know!"
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: samsong on January 26, 2005, 09:26:38 PM
not sure if someone posted something about this one already, but it almost made me cry.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00062IVKS.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Commentary by director of photography Michael Chapman, producer Irwin Winkler, music producer Robbie Robertson, producer Robert Chartoff, actress Theresa Saldana, actor John Turturro, and supervising sound effects editor Frank Warner

Commentary by writer Mardik Martin, writer Paul Schrader, boxer-author Jake LaMotta, and LaMotta's nephew Jason Lustig

"Raging Bull: Before the Fight": documentary on the writing, casting, and preproduction of the film

"Raging Bull: Inside the Ring": in-depth look at the choreography and the shooting of the fight scenes

"Raging Bull: Outside the Ring": Behind-the-scenes stories

"Raging Bull: After the Fight": featurette on the sound design, music, and impact of the film

"The Bronx Bull": making-of documentary

"De Niro vs. LaMotta": shot-by-shot comparison of De Niro and LaMotta in the ring

Newsreel footage of the real LaMotta

Original theatrical trailer

Number of discs: 2
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 26, 2005, 10:14:18 PM
Quote from: samsong
not sure if someone posted something about this one already...


Guess you don't visit the Scorsese forum.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pwaybloe on January 27, 2005, 08:36:55 AM
Well, he's crying now.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on January 27, 2005, 09:01:41 AM
wtf? no Scorsese commentary?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: samsong on January 27, 2005, 06:13:05 PM
shit... left off "Commentary by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker"

 :yabbse-cry:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: john on February 09, 2005, 12:37:10 AM
From the digital bits:

"Also, Warner apparently revealed to the USA Today yesterday that it plans to release a Controversial Classics Collection on DVD on 5/10. The set will include I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Fury (1936), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Blackboard Jungle (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Advise and Consent (1962) and The Americanization of Emily (1964). Each of these films dealt with "controversial" topics like race, homosexuality, violence, etc. On disc, each title is expected to include bonus materials specifically addressing the film's impact and legacy. We're waiting to hear more on this from the studio officially."


BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK....goddamn, I've been waiting this DVD since 1998.

Great, great news. Fantastic, really.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on February 09, 2005, 12:44:04 AM
Quote from: john
From the digital bits:

"Also, Warner apparently revealed to the USA Today yesterday that it plans to release a Controversial Classics Collection on DVD on 5/10. The set will include I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Fury (1936), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Blackboard Jungle (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Advise and Consent (1962) and The Americanization of Emily (1964). Each of these films dealt with "controversial" topics like race, homosexuality, violence, etc. On disc, each title is expected to include bonus materials specifically addressing the film's impact and legacy. We're waiting to hear more on this from the studio officially."

sorry, I know it's not official...and there's not a relase dat...but it obviously IS coming.

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK....goddamn, I've been waiting this DVD since 1998.

Great, great news. Fantastic, really.


Advise and Consent is a very good Preminger film.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: john on February 09, 2005, 01:06:43 AM
Quote from: SHAFTR


Advise and Consent is a very good Preminger film.


It sure as hell is. Other then that, Bad Day, and Blackboard jungle...I haven't seen any of these.

these Warner sets are just continually great purchases.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 09, 2005, 01:21:48 AM
Quote from: john
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK....goddamn, I've been waiting this DVD since 1998.


maybe it will have the infamous commentary PTA talks about, but considering the commentary belongs to Criterion and Warners is releasing this DVD, don't bet on it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on February 09, 2005, 07:45:09 AM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet
Quote from: themodernage02
ooh, i love heat.  probably the best movie of its kind since rififi.


ha!


haha!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: john on February 09, 2005, 11:50:36 AM
Quote from: The Gold Trumpet

maybe it will have the infamous commentary PTA talks about, but considering the commentary belongs to Criterion and Warners is releasing this DVD, don't bet on it.


Oh yeah...I forgot about that track!

I'm happy with just the film itself, but that would be a real gem if they could score it.

I can't really think of any instances of Criterion leasing out any of their old features to Warners...but they've done it in general, right? Maybe not...I'm not sure.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on February 09, 2005, 04:31:07 PM
Quote from: john
From the digital bits:

"Also, Warner apparently revealed to the USA Today yesterday that it plans to release a Controversial Classics Collection on DVD on 5/10. The set will include I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Fury (1936), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Blackboard Jungle (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Advise and Consent (1962) and The Americanization of Emily (1964). Each of these films dealt with "controversial" topics like race, homosexuality, violence, etc. On disc, each title is expected to include bonus materials specifically addressing the film's impact and legacy. We're waiting to hear more on this from the studio officially."

sorry, I know it's not official...and there's not a relase dat...but it obviously IS coming.

BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK....goddamn, I've been waiting this DVD since 1998.

Great, great news. Fantastic, really.

great artwork found here: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=5808&n=1&burl=
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on February 09, 2005, 04:43:51 PM
I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang is a pretty good movie.  It isn't in the league of great Great Depression films like The Grapes of Wrath, but it is worth seeing.  It deals largely with the deplorable working conditions on chain gangs.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: rustinglass on February 11, 2005, 01:37:17 PM
bliss....
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0007MYPR0.08.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)a french 3 disc collector's edition
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: kotte on February 11, 2005, 01:49:32 PM
Quote from: rustinglass
bliss....

Underground

a french 3 disc collector's edition


The soundtrack rocks...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: john on February 11, 2005, 01:58:03 PM
Quote from: rustinglass
bliss....
 Underground ... a french 3 disc collector's edition


how is this? I've only seen Arizona Dream, as far as Kusturica goes....the French 2 disc of that is pretty wonderful.

i'd like to see what else this guy can do, because Arizona is one of my favorites.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: rustinglass on February 11, 2005, 01:59:51 PM
Quote from: john

i'd like to see what else this guy can do


what, besides making some of the best films in the last decade?...
he plays the guitar like fucking crazy!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on March 01, 2005, 11:27:07 AM
Quote from: thedigitalbits.com
Finally today, let's talk about the BIG Fox title you probably want to know about. No, not Episode III (although you can likely expect that to hit DVD in time for the holidays). We're talking about James Cameron's Titanic. Our industry sources have confirmed that a SERIOUS special edition is currently being worked on by Fox. You can expect it to follow a similar pattern to New Line's Lord of the Rings films on DVD - a 2-disc version and a more elaborate 4-disc edition. Both will feature a sparkling new anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film. Among the many extras you can expect are lots of deleted scenes and tons of "behind-the-scenes" material. Watch for it to be announced later this year for release in the 4th Quarter. As expected, it'll be released by Paramount here in the States, and Fox internationally.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: pete on March 01, 2005, 11:46:01 AM
yeah, 'cause people totally still give a shit about titanic.
shitanic.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on March 01, 2005, 11:56:22 AM
Quote from: pete
yeah, 'cause people totally still give a shit about titanic.
shitanic.

nomoretitanic
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on March 02, 2005, 09:23:33 AM
SPOILERS :yabbse-angry:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Gold Trumpet on March 07, 2005, 12:14:30 AM
Beyond any Criterion release, this is the DVD news I've anticipated the most:  

"To make DVDs of such RKO classics as Citizen Kane (a superb transfer, even though the original negative was burned in a warehouse fire), Bringing Up Baby (coming out next month), and a series of Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers films (five later this year, five next year), Warner executives have hunted down elements from as many as seven archives, in the United States and Europe, piecing together the best-preserved pieces from each to form the best-looking master."

http://slate.msn.com/id/2114143/sidebar/2114157/
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 07, 2005, 09:25:34 AM
sweet.  i want to buy Swing Time, and i want to see more.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 09, 2005, 03:33:51 PM
Title: The Essential Steve McQueen Collection
Released: 7th June 2005
SRP: $68.92

Further Details
Warner has announced a seven-disc Essential Steve McQueen Collection which includes a new two-disc edition of Bullitt,  The Getaway and Papillon and the new-to-DVD titles The Cincinnati Kid, Never So Few and Tom Horn. The set will be available to own from the 7th June, priced at around $68.92. The films will also be available to own seperately. Extras on the new Bullitt set will include an audio commentary by Director Peter Yates, a Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Edition documentary narrated by Kathy Bates, a Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool documentary on the complex man behind the image, and a vintage featurette entitled Bullitt: Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality. Completing the set will be the films theatrical trailer. The Cincinnati Kid on the other hand, will include a commentary by the director Norman Jewison, a scene specific commentary with David Foley and Phil Gordon, the hosts of Bravo’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown, an archival featurette entitled “The Cincinnati Kid Plays According to Hoyle” and the trailer. Lastly, The Getaway will include a commentary by DVD Producer Nick Redman, authors Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons & David Weddle, another “Virtual” audio commentary with stills featuring Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw and Sam Peckinpah and the films trailer. We'll bring you the artwork shortly.

just the other day i was thinking about buying bullitt, and then i remembered that any dvd that is not superpimp that warner bros owns, will be re-released in a super-edition.  actually i've tried to put off buying anything in those great cheap best buy ads too because, chances are, if its good, its getting a better dvd.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 09, 2005, 05:15:15 PM
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Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on March 15, 2005, 09:28:28 PM
Title: Titanic
Released: October 2005
SRP: Prices TBC

Further Details
Paramount Home Entertainment has released early details on two editions of the Oscar-winning Titanic which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The film will be available in seperate two-disc and four-disc collector's editions. The two-disc special edition will include a branching feature, enabling fans to view a wide selection of never-before-seen footage. The four-disc collector's edition will be the ultimate for film and DVD enthusiasts - containing numerous deleted scenes, new in-depth documentaries that explore the odyssey of the making of the film and much more. The film itself will be presented in a brand new high definition transfer along with 6.1 Dolby Digital Audio offering the highest level of picture and sound quality on DVD. James Cameron commented:  "The three year process of making Titanic seemed at times as arduous as the building of the original ship itself.  Until recently, I wasn't really ready to dive back into it all and re-live the conflicts, disappointments, tough choices and, ultimately, the film's crazy, unexpected success.  This special edition is more than just the hour or so of unseen footage we're including.we're taking fans on an untold journey, one which could have ended just as disastrously as Titanic's maiden voyage, and often seemed as if it would." We'll bring you further details very shortly.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 16, 2005, 12:21:25 AM
Way more details from The Digital Bits:

I've just gotten back from Paramount and 20th Century Fox's special press event this afternoon in Beverly Hills. Director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau were on hand (as were Paramount CEO Rob Friedman and Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos) to announce the DVD release of the long awaited Titanic: Special Collector's Edition. As we first reported here at The Bits in February, there will be two versions... a 2-disc release and a 4-disc release, both of which will street on the same day in October. The exact street date and SRP are both still TBA (Paramount will release the discs in the U.S. and Fox will release them internationally on the same day). Just so you all can relax, the 2-disc version will basically be identical to the first two discs of the 4-disc release, so there's no need to buy both. If you buy the 4-disc release, you'll get ALL the extras and supplemental content available. Longtime readers of The Bits will be pleased to know that Van Ling, a regular collaborator with Cameron on his past DVD releases, has been tasked with supervising the production of this new edition.

Cameron and Landau revealed some details about the DVDs during the press conference, and I was able to get additional information during the Q&A session that followed their presentation. Both versions will feature the original theatrical cut of the film, which Cameron considers to be his 'director's cut'. He's just supervised and approved a new high-definition transfer of the film, so you can expect it to be presented (at long last) in anamorphic widescreen on the DVDs. Both DVDs will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio (DTS MAY be included as well, but this has yet to be decided - it's an issue of how much content needs to be included on the discs, and how much room will be available once all the extras are finalized). As with the recent 4-disc Lord of the Rings DVDs, the film itself will be split over the first two discs to allow for the highest possible video and audio quality. I was also able to learn that the film discs will likely include multiple audio commentary tracks - certainly one with Cameron, but also separate tracks with various crew members and possible a cast commentary as well.

In terms of bonus features, the film discs will offer a special 'branching' option (similar to what Fox has used on its complete season sets of The X-Files) that allows you to jump out of the film at various points (when an icon appears on screen) to view footage that was deleted from that particular point in the film. Some 58 minutes of deleted scenes will be available in all. Keep in mind, this will NOT be edited back into the film. The deleted scenes will be offered separately on the discs (in addition to their accessibility via the branching feature while viewing the film). The deleted scenes will reportedly have special video lead-ins and optional Cameron commentary that explains why the footage was cut. The deleted material is reportedly fairly substantial and will include a number of nice character moments with Jack and Rose, as well as additional less important (but historically accurate) footage. Cameron is currently making the creative decisions necessary to 'finish' this footage in order to bring it up to release quality (including any visual effects that might need to be completed, as well as supervising sound mixes and scoring the material).

Other extras you can expect on the new DVDs include a wealth of rare behind-the-scenes footage from the Lightstorm vaults - 2 full discs worth. This will include time-lapse footage of the massive set and studio construction, new and vintage cast and crew interviews and other never-before-seen material. Nearly 400 hours of behind-the-scenes footage was shot during the production of Titanic in all. Another long-time Cameron collaborator, Ed Marsh (who shot much of this footage originally), is sorting through it all to produce a definitive, feature-length documentary on the making of the film, taking you from the very beginnings of the idea with Cameron pitching the concept to the studio, through all of the stress, angst and criticism generated by the production, to the film's eventual release and massive worldwide success. Along the way, you'll hear from literally everyone involved in the production, including all of the major cast and crew. Both Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio have agreed to participate in the DVD production, for interviews and possibly commentary if schedules permit. By the way, you should already be familiar with Ed Marsh's work - he's the man who created the outstanding Under Pressure: Making The Abyss documentary on Fox's previous The Abyss: Special Edition (both the laserdisc and later DVD).

After the press conference, I had the chance to speak with Cameron directly for a few minutes. Asked about his take on the looming format war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Cameron said that he'd seen demonstrations of both formats, and has looked at each critically with an eye toward spotting artifacts and other quality related issues. He's impressed with both HD-DVD and Blu-ray, and feels that it's a bit of a wash in terms of which format has the technical edge. Although Cameron is looking forward to a future high-definition release of Titanic (and the new transfer of the film was done in HD), he's not planning an HD release anytime soon. This new SCE will be standard DVD only. When asked if he has a preference for either HD-DVD or Blu-ray, he wisely noted that he's letting the industry and the market decide which format will prevail, although he does hope that a single, unified format will be adopted by the industry sooner rather than later.

Interestingly, Cameron also said that there were two main reasons why it took so long for a special edition DVD of Titanic to happen. The first is that the previous movie-only version is still selling quite well (meaning there was no urgent economic pressure to get a more elaborate version done before this). The other is that the process of making the film was such a grueling experience that most involved needed to leave the project behind for a few years in order to feel the desire to revisit it again for a worthy special edition. That said, Cameron and Landau have been planning this new edition for nearly two years, and have put a great deal of thought into what they want to include for the film's many fans.

On an interesting side note, Cameron also spoke about his passion for 3-D filmmaking. He and fellow director George Lucas are spearheading an effort to get movie theaters around the world to upgrade not only to digital projection, but also to add the capability to exhibit films in 3-D format. In fact, Cameron and Lucas are hosting a demonstration of the 3-D process for theater owners at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas this week (in addition to CG-animated 3-D films, Lucas's people have reportedly developed a way to render 3-D versions of existing 2-D films). Cameron says that this is the main reason he's waited so long to begin production on his next major theatrical film - a live action version of the Japanese anime Battle Angel Alita. Cameron plans to shoot the film digitally in 3-D format. What's more, he says that Lucas and other filmmakers (like Robert Zemeckis and possibly Peter Jackson too) are also planning to shoot 3-D films in the future. They expect that the availability of good 3-D feature film content will drive interest in the 3-D experience theatrically, and that in turn could fuel demand for bringing the 3-D process into the home as well. Cameron noted that both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc (and current DVD as well) could be adapted to deliver 3-D footage, but that the main obstacle to high-quality 3-D at home is the low refresh rate of current TV monitors. Displays offering much higher rates (96Hz) will be needed in the future to show flicker-free 3-D images in your living rooms.

So there you have it. All the available details regarding the forthcoming Titanic: Special Collector's Edition and some other interesting stuff too, all straight from The Man himself. I have to tell you, I really enjoyed the opportunity to speak with Cameron in person. He's clearly very thoughtful and savvy in terms of the latest developments in film and video technology, and I found him to be both genuine and personable. I look forward to having the chance to speak with him at greater length in the future. I also chatted with Ed Marsh for a few minutes about his currently on-going work on the DVDs. You can expect to hear more from him here at The Bits in the months ahead as well.

Just so you know, there's no cover art available yet for these DVDs, and all of the specific disc specs are still being worked out. You can be sure that we'll get them to you as soon as they're finalized by the studio. I hope you've all enjoyed the report.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Weak2ndAct on March 23, 2005, 03:57:37 PM
Warner Bros. is really getting their act together.  Here comes Film Noir box #2!

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume Two for 5th July 2005. Hollywood’s legendary tough guys and femme fatales collide again with this second collection which includes five smouldering classics, all new to DVD and all digitally remastered: Born to Kill, Clash By Night, Crossfire, Dillinger and The Narrow Margin.

The movies star film noir icons Robert Mitchum, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Lawrence Tierney and Claire Trevor, among others, and feature commentaries from film historians and directors including Robert Wise on Born To Kill Peter Bogdanovich, with archival contributions from Fritz Lang, on Clash By Night; John Milius on Dillinger and William Friedkin and Richard Fleischer on The Narrow Margin.

In addition to the Collection, John Boorman’s (Deliverance, Excalibur) classic neo-noir, Point Blank, will also make its DVD debut featuring commentary from Boorman and director Steven Soderbergh.

Titles will be available in both a five-disc set, for $49.92 SRP, or individually for $19.97 SRP.

About The Film Noir Classic Collection Volume Two

Born to Kill (1947)
Director Robert Wise (The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Sound of Music, West Side Story) showed his versatility with this dark gem -- a mix of heiress sisters, stone-hearted men, needy hangers-on and illicit but inevitable love. Walter Slezak portrays the verse-quoting shamus and Claire Trevor and Lawrence Tierney are lovers who play with fire… and burn their names forever into film-noir lore.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by film historian Eddie Muller with archival contributions by director Robert Wise
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


Clash by Night (1952)
Film noir master Fritz Lang (M, The Big Heat, Ministry of Fear) directs Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan and rising star Marilyn Monroe in a stark tale of lives burnished by human emotion and shattered by human failings. Intense and powerfully realistic, Clash by Night (from a Clifford Odets play) is about many towns and many families, all serene on the surface but boiling underneath with desperation.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich with archival contributions by director Fritz Lang
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


Crossfire (1947)
Robert Mitchum, Robert Young and Robert Ryan star in this landmark film noir nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Edward Dmytryk (Murder, My Sweet) directs, draping the genre’s stylistic backdrops and flourishes around the controversial subject of anti-Semitism, a topic rarely explored in American films.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini with archival contributions by director Edward Dmytryk
Featurette Crossfire: Hate is like a Gun
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


Dillinger (1945)
Oscar-nominated for its screenplay, this is a bullet-paced story of the legendary gangster whose crimes captivated and terrified the nation. Lawrence Tierney plays the title role, breaking free of screen anonymity and moving into a 50-year tough-guy career that would range from Born to Kill up through Reservoir Dogs.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by filmmaker John Milius (director of the 1973 Dillinger) with archival contributions by writer Philip Yordan
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


The Narrow Margin (1952)
The Oscar-nominated story, directed by Richard Fleischer (Fantastic Voyage, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) and scripted by his frequent collaborator Earl Felton, zigzags with surprise turns. Film noir favorite Charles McGraw plays a cop guarding a gangster’s moll (fellow genre icon Marie Windsor) as she travels west to testify before a grand jury. Also riding the Pullmans are two determined hit men who know the moll is on the train but don’t know what she looks like. The film was remade in 1990 with Gene Hackman and Anne Archer.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by filmmaker William Friedkin with archival contributions by director Richard Fleischer
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish


Point Blank (1967)
Based on Donald E. Westlake’s novel The Hunter, Point Blank is an edgy neo-noir that merges a classic revenge story with imaginative New Wave style. Directed by John Boorman (Deliverance), Point Blank stars Lee Marvin in full anti-hero mode as a thief out for payback. The film also features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Angie Dickenson, Carroll O’Connor and Keenan Wynn.

DVD special features include:
Commentary by directors John Boorman and Steven Soderbergh
Vintage Featurettes: The Rock Part 1 and The Rock Part 2
Theatrical Trailer
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on March 23, 2005, 07:02:48 PM
Kick ass! I love Film Noir.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on March 23, 2005, 08:20:14 PM
http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/articles/showarticle.php?ID=1313

"Song of the South" to go on sale in '06
Jim Hill shares what he just heard from his sources deep inside Buena Vista Home Entertainment. That a DVD of this long supressed Disney classic will finally hit store shelves in the Fall of 2006.
by Jim Hill

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I know that it's been a really rough winter so far. But who would have thought that Hell was gonna to freeze over?

"What do I mean by that?," you ask. Well, I just got word that Buena Vista Home Entertainment will be releasing "Song of the South" on DVD in the Fall of 2006.

That's right. "Song of the South." The Academy Award winning film that former Disney Feature Animation head Thomas Schumacher once told Roger Ebert was on "permanent moratorium" has reportedly been greenlit for release late next year. A special 60th anniversary edition that -- thanks to a plethora of extra features -- will try & put this somewhat controversial motion picture in historial context.

"Why -- after all these years -- did Disney finally give in?," you query. It's simple, really. "Song of the South" 's 60th anniversary was simply too good a promotional hook for the Mouse's marketing staff to pass up. More to the point, Buena Vista Home Entertainment could really use a hit right about now.

Don't believe me? Then go check out Disney's financial reports for the first quarter of 2005. Where you'll discover that the Mouse's accountants actually blame the 20% drop in revenue that the company's Studio Entertainment division recently experienced on lower DVD sales of current-year films.

Given that Disneyana fans have been clamoring for a "Song of the South" DVD for nearly a decade now, BVHE execs are hoping that all of this pent-up demand will eventually translate in really big sales for this disc. Disney is hoping to sell at least 10-12 million units of this particular motion picture.

"But aren't Disney Company execs concerned about how the African American community may response to 'Song of the South' 's release of DVD?," you continue. Yep. I won't lie to you folks. There's a lot of people in the Team Disney Burbank building who are very concerned that -- by releasing this much maligned motion picture on home video & DVD -- that the Mouse House is potentially opening itself up to a ton of bad publicity.

With the hope of avoiding that, BVHE reportedly plans to really pile on the extra features with "Song of the South." Among the ideas currently being knocked around is producing a special documentary that -- through use of clips from that TV movie version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" that Disney produced back in 1997 as well as sequences from "The Proud Family" & "That's So Raven" -- would demonstrate that a person's color really doesn't matter at the modern Walt Disney Company. There's also talk of including Walt Disney Feature Animation's seldom-seen short, "John Henry," as one of the disc's special features.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment is also supoosedly toying with approaching a prominent African-American performer to serve as the MC on the DVD version of "Song of the South." You know, someone who could then introduce the film, explain its historical significance as well as re-enforcing the idea that "SOTS" was a product of a much less enlightened time in Hollywood's history. I'm told that -- up until recently -- Bill Cosby was actually at the top of Disney's wish list. But now that Dr. Cosby has been accused of inappropriate behavior with several ladies ... Well, let's just say that Bill is no longer Mickey's top choice for this position.

Anywho ... There's one other aspect of this "Song-of-the-South"-soon-on-on-DVD saga that I guess I should mention. Which is why Buena Vista Home Entertainment is low-balling its predictions of the number of units that "SOTS" might sell (I.E. 10-12 million versus "Finding Nemo" 's 39 million+ units). Why is that, do you suppose? Mind you, it's not because "Song of the South" is decidedly old fashioned (Well, what do you expect from a 60 year-old motion picture?), but rather .... Here, why don't I let my source inside BVHE explain:

"This movie isn't nearly as good as people seem to remember it being. Sure, the animated sequences are charming. But the pace of the rest of the picture is so damned pokey.

Which is why I seriously doubt that we'll get all that many letters about "Song of the South" 's racial content. The way I figure it, most kids & adults will be nodding off 30 minutes into the thing. And people who are sleeping can't write letters of complaint."

Well, I don't know about that. But what I can tell you folks is to stop bidding NOW on those black market "SOTS" DVDs that keep popping up on eBay. For -- if you can just wait another 17-18 months -- you can actually purchase a really-for-real authorized version of Disney's "Song of the South" of your very own.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 23, 2005, 10:39:47 PM
fuck that, i'm holding onto my bootleg. it's got character.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on April 18, 2005, 08:14:45 PM
http://www.davisdvd.com/news/animation.html

Davey and Goliath, the beloved 1960's stop-motion animated television series will be released in a newly refurbished and digitally restored collection from Starlight Home Entertainment. Due on June 7th, Davey and Goliath vol. 1 Collector's Edition features the all-time classic episodes "The Kite," "Finders Keepers," "Blind Man's Bluff" and "Stranded on an Island" plus the 30-minute summer camp special "To The Rescue." Bonuses in this two-disc set will include the hour-long documentary "Oh Davey!... History of the Davey and Goliath Television Series" (originally aired on ABC television and featuring interviews with the original creators and behind the scenes footage of the making of the all new "Davey and Goliath's Snowboard Christmas") and an interactive read-along by Scholastic Books. And for a limited time, the DVD cover will come with a voice chip featuring Goliath's famous "I don't know, Daaaavey!" phrase. Retail is only $19.99.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: meatball on April 18, 2005, 10:59:31 PM
Available June 21, 2005.
Newly remastered anamorphic widescreen transfer
English Dolby Digital 5.1 EX track
Audio commentary with the films director and writer
Deleted scenes with an optional director audio commentary
Three video essays entitled The 80's: Downtown, American Psycho: From Book to Screen and The Pornography of Killing.


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Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 03 on April 19, 2005, 12:01:53 AM
http://www.midnighteye.com/reviews/donaldrichie.shtml

Well, what are we to make of this? We'd all had Donald Richie pegged as film writer, arts critic and cultural commentator, but up until now, the series of experimental films he made during the 60s were the stuff of legend, often alluded to, but, for most of us, never seen. This DVD release from the fall of 2004 from that bastion of Japan's avant-garde film culture, Image Forum, should certainly put pay to all thoughts among his critics that Richie is an old fuddy-duddy belonging to a bygone era. If nothing else it reminds us just how refreshingly uninhibited, unaffected and spontaneous this era was in comparison to now.

Shot on 16mm, the director himself claims that these personal works were initially not intended for public screening, or at least not within mainstream exhibition venues. They were Underground Films, aired within more closed-off cinephile networks and made with his friends. It should be pointed out though, that these friends included the likes of composer Toru Takemitsu (Onibaba, Ran) working on the sultry score of Atami Blues (1962), a simple tale of boy meets girl in Japan's top coastal resort, and initial audiences included such notable members of the filmmaking community as Nagisa Oshima and Susumu Hani.

Richie's work falls into the category of experimental or avant-garde cinema, a notoriously tricky area to write about because of its intrinsically non-narrative nature and the lack of familiarity most viewers have with either the characters working within this hermetic field or the ostensibly cryptic intentions of their work. Most people know about the films of Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger, for example, but how many of us can actually say we've seen any, yet alone in the way in which they were intended to be shown, on a big screen with an audience?

Mainstream film discourse pretty much sees experimental film outside of its scope, and so this alternate history of cinema remains sketchily written. You'll rarely see experimental film in American Cinematheque or British Film Institute Top 100s or Best Ofs, and only a few representative works of the best-known filmmakers are available on DVD. By definition, the avant-garde lies outside the commercial industry, and thus these films are also characterised by the nature of their audience and their exhibition venues - in art galleries, specialist cinema clubs, university campuses etc - thus concealing them from the attention of the general public. Once any progressive developments from the avant-garde are assimilated into mainstream filmmaking practice, they cease to be avant-garde.

So what is an experimental film? A tricky question, but we can essentially define this area as being anything that attempts to do something other than tell a story, that prioritises elements of the moving image other than its narrative, and in doing so throws up interesting questions about the nature of reality and our perception of it, and also about the nature of the cinematic form in itself.

In one of the filmed interviewers included on the Criterion DVD release of Stan Brakhage's work, Brakhage ponders why, when for the first time in history, mankind has the ability to visualise internal states and communicate them to a mass audience, filmmakers, in fact the industry in general, remain seemingly content to lavish such expense and energy on what are basically "moving comic books", stories told with pictures.

A good question then is why did film evolve along such narrative and representational lines. In the early stages of the twentieth century when the syntax of cinema was becoming established, a whole movement of artists including Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Maurice Denis, and Piet Mondrian were pushing the idea that 2-dimensional picture painting or 3-dimensional sculpture could be far more than purely representational, that once you break out of the idea of restricting yourself to reproducing a real life object, you open up a whole new world of opportunities.

With film, the element of time is introduced. Movies are fundamentally comprised of a collection of sequences of moving pictures combined with sound. How, therefore, did this slavish adherence to portraying the real world within the dramatic codes of the theatre come about?

At the dawn of the century, the world of fine art was primarily the domain of a small, moneyed elite. Cinema was emerging as a new entertainment form for the impoverished masses, and its origins lay in the spheres of working class entertainment - Music Hall or Vaudeville Theatre, or in other words the stage, with its dramatic action. The two worlds were poles apart.

Early efforts of avant-garde filmmakers might be best understood as attempts to bridge the gap. Gradually artists such as Fernand Leger (Ballet Mecanique, 1924), Man Ray (Return to Reason, 1923), Marcel Duchamp (Anemic Cinema, 1926) and Salvador Dali (Un Chien Andalou, made with Luis Bunuel in 1928) dabbled in film as an extension of their art work. Meanwhile, as French directors such as Abel Gance (La Roue, 1923) and Germain Dulac (The Clergyman and the Seashell, 1927) tried to move the new art of cinema further away from its theatrical origins, in Germany the figures of Viking Eggeling (Diagonal Symphony, 1925), Hans Richter (the Rhythmus series, 1923-25), Walter Ruttman (Opus I-IV, 1921-25) and later Oskar Fischinger (Circles, 1932), inspired by the ideas in Kandinsky's book Concerning the Spiritual in Art, pushed the moving image into the realms of the pure abstract, using animated curves and geometric shapes to emphasise the temporal nature of the moving image - a kind of "visual music" - all until World War 2 put pay to such decadent Bohemian thoughts.

With the war, the epicentre of the cinematic avant-garde moved to the USA, and pivotal filmmakers such as Oskar Fischinger and the formerly British-based New Zealander Len Lye along with it. Mainstream cinema had moved on to a completely different phase of its existence, with sound film now the norm and Hollywood dominating the screens of the world. In this context, the American avant-garde concerned themselves less with investigations into aesthetics and form, and more with breaking with conventional narratives or drawing upon previous developments in popular film culture to fuel their content, as was the case in Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid's Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) or Rituals in Transfigured Time (1949), and Kenneth Anger's films, like Fireworks (1947). These particular directors were also heavily influenced by mysticism, the occult and voodoo. The works of Stan Brakhage evolved from the anti-narrative of the wonderfully-titled Desist Film (1954) into the complete abstraction of later pieces such as Rage Net (1988).

The above is a highly simplified overview of what is in reality a far more complicated history, and one that ignores developments outside of America and Europe, about which very little has been written. But it nonetheless leads us to Donald Richie's first filmmaking efforts, which occurred in the years before he moved to Japan in 1947, while he was a youth in Ohio.

Richie himself insinuates that he was "one of the few people to introduce the whole concept of the Experimental Film to the Japanese". Whether this is entirely true or not is contentious. While it is best to discount the significance of Teinosuke Kinugasa's avant-garde masterpiece A Page of Madness in this discussion (the 1926 film, heavily indebted to German Expressionism and the French school of photogenie of Gance and Dulac, reached few viewers on its release and was lost soon after, remaining unseen by an entire generation of filmmakers), it is fair to say, however, that the experimental scene in Tokyo really got underway in the 60s, around the time the films on this disk were made (for an overview of the Japanese avant-garde, see www.asianfilms.org/japan/experimental.html).

During the 60s, several groups of filmmakers were also busy at work outside of the commercial mainstream. Masao Adachi, before joining forces with anti-establishment pink filmmaker Koji Wakamatsu and later leaving Japan for a self-imposed exile of almost three decades in the Middle East, made two highly-acclaimed works in the form of Rice Bowl (Wan, 1961) and Sain (1963) while he was a member of the Nihon University Film Club.

The poet/playwright Shuji Terayama also dabbled in film, operating within a broader artistic avant-garde among figures such as Hiroshi Teshigahara, who was famed for his unconventional adaptations of the author Kobo Abe, such as Woman in the Dunes and The Face of Another. Terayama's more famous directorial works include Throw Away Your Books and Go Out into the Streets, and Emperor Tomato Ketchup (both 1971), the latter depicting a society taken over by children. He also wrote the script for Susumu Hani's Nanami: Inferno of First Love, and later directed Klaus Kinski in the arty softcore French co-production of Fruits of Passion (1981).

Probably the closest to what Richie was doing at the time, both in terms of the style of the works produced and the amateur (in all the best senses of the word) spirit in which they were made are the personal home-made 8mm efforts of the Hiroshima-born Nobuhiko Obayashi, a director who later became firmly ensconced within the mainstream with films such as House (1977), Drifting Classroom (1982), and most recently The Motive (2004). Like Richie, his most accomplished experimental period was the period from 1960 to 1968. His works are infused with an inspiring sense of fun, and, operating primarily on an aesthetic level, don't initially appear to make much sense. And like Richie's, they have also recently been issued on DVD in Japan (unsubbed, unfortunately), as Obayashi Nobuhiko Seishun Kaiko-roku ("Nobuhiko Obayashi Youth Recollection Record") - a Western release would be gratefully welcomed!

The main difference between Richie and Obayashi is of course that Richie never went on to pursue a career in the movies, seeing writing as his main metier and filmmaking as something he did for fun. And indeed, fun is one of the aspects that most comes across in the 6 films that make up the 127 minutes of the DVD anthology of his works, all of which manifest a wry sense of humour, a camp flamboyance and a preoccupation with the aesthetics of the image.

Take for example Boy With Cat (1966), a five minute long sequence of a young man's attempts to masturbate being continuously thwarted by the affectionate interruptions of the feline with which he shares his apartment. The wittily titled Five Filosophical Fables (1967) consists of a series of sketches set to an accompaniment of music by Mendelson seemingly devoid of any higher meaning. In one, a young Japanese man attends a plush garden party held by a group of well-heeled Westerners, who periodically approach him and take possession of an item of his clothing. By the end of the film, he is left stark naked and wondering around the streets of Tokyo to the stares of clearly bewildered passers-by.

In another more grotesque segment, four genial-looking picnickers lay down their blanket beneath the trees and immediately set about eating one of their gathering. This situation is very reminiscent of one of Obayashi's films, Tabeta Hito (1963), in which a waitress at a busy restaurant imagines herself being eviscerated in the kitchen by the chef, who, after removing bloody wads of spaghetti and strings of sausages from her stomach which are served up to the assorted diners, proceeds to cover her face with pie dough and bake her.

Richie's best-known film is the atmospheric, allegorical Wargames (1962), set on a deserted beach where a group of young boys are first seen running up to and surrounding a goat. Against the soft, hypnotic sounds of waves breaking across the beach, from initially stroking and petting the creature, petty tensions emerge within the group, who divide into two squabbling factions, that eventually result in the goat dead, with just one outsider left to tend its half-buried body in the sand.

But perhaps the most eye-popping offering of this disk is the bizarre Cybele: A Pastoral Ritual in Five Scenes (1968), whose exuberant content borders on the near pornographic - remember, due to the nature of these films' exhibition, they were not subjected to Japan's usual censorship requirements. A group of naked men frolic around a forest clearing in an impromptu ballet before their attention focuses on a young girl, whom they strip naked. The girl takes her revenge by graphically inserting lighted incense sticks between their buttocks, tying strings to their penises and grinding their heads between her naked thighs.

In more recent years these films have screened at the Image Forum theater on a fairly regular basis, but this recent release serves admirably in bringing them to a wider audience. English subtitles are included on the disk to accompany the only film that requires them, the morose Dead Youth (1967), and Richie is on hand himself to provide a much-needed explanation for his means and motives.

It should be pointed out that this package doesn't include all Richie's films, with earlier 8mm works such as Small Town Sunday (1941), made while he was still based in America, A Sentimental Education (1953), Aoyama Kaidan (1957) and Shu-e (1958), as well as shorter films like the 4-minute-long Life (1965) unfortunately not included, making it difficult to really assess Richie's situation and influence within Japan's filmmaking scene.

The disk is being made available outside of Japan by Marty Gross Productions (email videos[at]martygrossfilms[dot]com for more details). As well as revealing another string to the bow of the prodigious and eccentric figure behind much of what the West knows about Japan, it is well worth a look for those interested in exploring 60s Tokyo underground film culture in all its hedonistic splendour.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 22, 2005, 01:39:11 PM
Universal has just announced the DVD release of Carl Reiner and Steve Martin's The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition on 7/26 (SRP $19.98 ). The film will be available in anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include the Learn How to Play "Tonight You Belong to Me" and The Lost Filmstrips of Father Carlos Las Vegas de Cordova featurettes, the film's theatrical trailer and production notes. Other extras are TBA.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Sleuth on April 25, 2005, 11:51:35 PM
Constantine
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on May 02, 2005, 11:42:36 AM
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B0007URST4.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

region 2, release date may 16, 2005

special feature information:  
talk lukas moodyssons first short film  
trailers  
filmography  
text interview  
guardian interview with lukas moodysson  
lukas moodysson trailer reel  
unicef film more precious than gold  
amnesty international appeal promotional video  
a hole in my second heart making of  
lukas moodysson master class
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on May 02, 2005, 11:55:49 AM
butt fucker! i already own the first three
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on May 02, 2005, 12:01:19 PM
cool, soon to be my first region-2 box set purchase.

any idea what u ppl would charge for sumthing like that, mogs?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on May 02, 2005, 12:07:54 PM
Quote from: Pubrick
any idea what u ppl would charge for sumthing like that, mogs?

about £29,99.

that's $70,11 (aud)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on May 02, 2005, 12:12:13 PM
awesome, thanks.

and just to flesh out this post a bit, i'll mention that it's a shame there's no commentaries. u just know u'd hear him snuff it during one of them.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on May 06, 2005, 01:46:44 PM
We recently received a communication from Metrodome regarding their forthcoming release of the 4 Films by Lukas Moodysson boxed set. It appears that some fans of Show Me Love are less than enthusiastic about the film's proposed 4:3 transfer. Here is Metrodome's official line on the subject:

We have received quite a few missives from disgruntled DVD buyers about the May release of Lukas Moodysson's 4 Disc Box Set and would like to address the concerns and displeasure from the most honest viewpoint, free from conjecture and "back seat" DVD production that unfortunately fans the flames of discontent rather unfairly.

While the sentiments of those who have emailed us are understandable, it is an all too familiar chorus from consumers who, quite frankly, are not at all familiar with the processes of independent distribution - an arena which is sadly not as blessed with the unlimited ancillary funds of a major studio. I fully expect this reply may "not be good enough" for many who wrote in and while I apologise and echo their disappointment as a consumer that the "definitive" release of "Show Me Love" is not on the horizon, I also am all too aware of the logistical reasons that are not always obvious to the average consumers, reasons that impact greatly on these niche releases.

Quite simply, Memfis do not have a widescreen video master available. The digi beta was originally created for the VHS release by Momentum in 2001. Unfortunately, due to "Show Me Love"'s status as a smaller arthouse release, it was not cost effective to pay a substantial amount upfront to convert this in a 16x9 transfer and lose picture information which would have done a disservice to the film, or - always the most desirable - create a band new widescreen transfer via telecine from the original negative.

We understand that completists are expecting the best possible releases of their desired product, but the reality is, that the business side of the equation takes precedent. It is a business after all. We were aware that many fans would not take kindly to this but we wanted the box set to come out in conjunction with the release of 'A Hole In My Heart' and we simply couldn't wait for the possibility that this may happen at some point, someday, hopefully sooner rather than later. As an independent distributor we can only work with what we've been supplied. This may be undertaken in the future by Memfis themselves, but we wanted to make a true retrospective of Moodysson's work available that included his newest and his first pictures together for the first time.

We are often at the behest of the original production company or sales agent with regards to these kinds of releases, in this case, Memfis Films in Sweden who have generously supplied  and sub-licensed us with a film to create a definitive retrospective of an important European talent, which is in a 4:3 Letterboxed transfer identical in ratio to the video release of 2001. It is not panned and scanned. In addition, as opposed to the current Region 1 edition, we have not used burnt in subtitles and have them as player generated. Memfis and Lukas Moodysson themselves are quite happy that we will have the best possible version of the film, from the materials supplied to us, available for the UK market.

For a UK market that is substantially smaller than the market for, say, Criterion or other major independents, the cost effectiveness must unfortunately be taken into account lest we lose money on "wish list" releases and risk not being able to release anything at all in the future. With the continued support and understanding of the DVD community, we will be able to prove that the vibrant sales of such perceived niche product are worth the initial investments by the companies involved.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on May 06, 2005, 02:19:27 PM
What happened to you, man?  You used to be so cool, but now you're all about the money.  You've changed, man, you've changed.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on May 09, 2005, 04:31:13 AM
frank whaley
swimming with sharks
dolphin signature


something fishy's going on here..
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on May 09, 2005, 02:23:39 PM
Other titles newly announced from Buena Vista include My Left Foot: Special Edition on 8/16...

 :multi:


Quote from: M
(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/upcomingdvdart/0607/swimmingwithsharksse1995dvd.jpg)
June 7


Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Commentary with actor Kevin Spacey
Commentary with Director George Huang
Commentary with Director George Huang and Actor Frank Whaley
Back to the Tank: Swimming Ten Years Later
Shark Tales: Life as a Hollywood Assistant
Let's Do Lunch: A Conversation with Colleagues
Deleted Scenes
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on May 13, 2005, 04:57:16 PM
http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=6615&n=1&burl=

Title: Ben Hur
Starring: Charlton Heston
Released: September 2005
SRP: Price TBC

Further Details

Warner has kindly sent over artwork for a four-disc collector's edition of Ben Hur which should be arriving in shops this September. The set has yet to be officially announced I'm afraid, so details are still pretty sketchy at the moment. However, we can confirm that the set will feature an all-new transfer from newly restored 65mm elements, as well as the original 1925 silent film version of Ben-Hur. As for the extra material, you should expect an all new documentary, scene specific commentary by Charlton Heston, a Making of an Epic Documentary, screen tests and more. We'll bring you the full spec rundown, just as soon as we get it.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on May 17, 2005, 11:19:11 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0007PALTS.01._PE25_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Available subtitles: English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Biography: Anna and the King - The Real Story of Anna Leonowens

Finally! Such a good film.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 01, 2005, 11:55:34 PM
Variety is reporting briefly today that Warner Bros. will finally release the fully-restored, original 1933 version of King Kong on DVD later this year, likely shortly BEFORE Peter Jackson's re-imagined version hits theaters on December 14th
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on June 02, 2005, 09:24:48 AM
well duh, Variety.   :roll:
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 10, 2005, 03:43:04 PM
On 9/6, look for The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (SRP $26.98 ), a 2-disc set featuring anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, audio commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, video of the acceptance of the Best Picture Award, the Anatomy of a Scene featurette, deleted and extended scenes, production notes and the film's original theatrical trailer.

Also on 9/6, you'll get The Sting: Special Edition (SRP $26.98 ), a 2-disc set featuring anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 audio, The Art of The Sting retrospective documentary, the film's theatrical trailer and production notes.

Again on 9/6, Universal will street its To Kill a Mockingbird: Special Edition (SRP $26.98 ), also a 2-disc set featuring the original full frame video, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mono audio, DTS 5.1 audio, audio commentary with director Robert Mulligan and producer Alan Pakula, the Fearful Symmetry "making of" documentary, the A Conversation with Gregory Peck featurette, video of Peck's Academy Award Best Actor acceptance speech, video of Peck receiving the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, a video excerpt from an Academy tribute to Gregory Peck, the Scout Remembers featurette and the film's theatrical trailer.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/tokillamockingbirgsedvd.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 11, 2005, 03:25:56 PM
I thought To Kill a Mockingbird was 1.85:1.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on June 11, 2005, 03:44:48 PM
Hmm at first DTS and a 5.1 soundtrack seems a bit absurd for TKAMB, but then I remember the score and it I can understand the appeal. But apart from that its the same special features I believe.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on June 11, 2005, 04:44:31 PM
Quote from: Ravi
I thought To Kill a Mockingbird was 1.85:1.


According to the previous DVD release (although not anamorphic) and IMDB, it was. It must be a typo.

Quote from: ®edlum
But apart from that its the same special features I believe.


All this is new:

Quote from: MacGuffin
the A Conversation with Gregory Peck featurette, video of Peck's Academy Award Best Actor acceptance speech, video of Peck receiving the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, a video excerpt from an Academy tribute to Gregory Peck, the Scout Remembers featurette
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 11, 2005, 07:36:19 PM
Quote from: ®edlum
Hmm at first DTS and a 5.1 soundtrack seems a bit absurd for TKAMB, but then I remember the score and it I can understand the appeal. But apart from that its the same special features I believe.


Well, there are DTS versions of From Here to Eternity and Dr. Strangelove...

TKAMB CE looks more like the "I Love Gregory Peck Edition."  Is the doc the same one included on the previous DVD, LD, and widescreen VHS?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 02, 2005, 03:07:38 AM
(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/titanicboth.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on July 02, 2005, 03:36:27 AM
that inspires my own upcoming release:


(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/wuerg/vomit-smiley-007.gif)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on July 02, 2005, 11:06:15 AM
Since the studios seem to be getting creative with their special edition titles, they might as well call this the "Aren't you Fucking Sick of This Movie Yet Edition."
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 05, 2005, 02:56:48 PM
Quote from: MacGuffin
On 9/6, look for The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (SRP $26.98 ), a 2-disc set featuring anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, audio commentary with cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, video of the acceptance of the Best Picture Award, the Anatomy of a Scene featurette, deleted and extended scenes, production notes and the film's original theatrical trailer.


(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers4/deerhuntersedvd.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Weak2ndAct on July 05, 2005, 03:50:29 PM
Arrrrggghhh.  The UK R2 has Cimino commentary and different featurettes.  Crap.  I'm torn.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on July 05, 2005, 04:22:28 PM
that cover sucks.  so do all the universal Legacy series ones i've seen so far.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: soixante on July 08, 2005, 10:15:28 AM
Michael Cimino did an audio commentary for Year of the Dragon (which was fascinating, by the way).  Too bad he can't do the same for Deer Hunter.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on July 10, 2005, 05:16:04 PM
I finally get the bits I missed from the US edition:
http://www.bttf.com/index.php?/weblog/more/exclusive_first_look_at_upcoming_bttf_4_disc_collectors_set/



(http://www.bttf.com/dvd/BTTF_Digi_Slip.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on August 05, 2005, 11:40:30 AM
Jackson working on DVD for original 'King Kong'

Director Peter Jackson, at work on his own remake of "King Kong," is helping produce bonus materials for the DVD debut of the 1933 original.

Jackson is working on a new documentary, "RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World," a two-hour, seven-part feature included in the two-disc "King Kong" set, which Warner Home Video will release on Nov. 22.

"Fans of this film are going to go crazy; we've got everything but the kitchen sink on here," said George Feltenstein, the studio's senior vp of classic catalog.

One part of the documentary focuses on the mysterious "spider pit" sequence deleted from the film before its theatrical premiere in New York and Los Angeles.

"For years, there has always been speculation, does this footage exist, so we have a piece that actually explains what it was and we do a recreation of it," Feltenstein said. "For fans of the film, that's a big, important thing."

In true Warner fashion, "King Kong" -- which has never before been available on DVD -- will arrive in stores in two configurations: a two-disc special edition and a two-disc collector's edition packaged in a collectable tin and including a 20-page reproduction of the original souvenir program, postcard reproductions of the original one sheets, and a mail-in offer for a reproduction of a vintage 27-by-41-inch movie poster.

"The real one is worth about $25,000," Feltenstein said. "These are all reproductions, but they're still nice to have."

Warner also will release a four-disc collector's set featuring the two-disc "King Kong" special edition along with "The Son of Kong" and "Mighty Joe Young."

Feltenstein said the DVD of "King Kong" was two years in the making and the fact that the DVD is arriving right before Jackson's remake opens in theaters on Dec. 14 via Universal Pictures is "actually a coincidence."

In addition to the seven-part documentary, the "King Kong" DVD set includes such extras as a documentary on "Kong" director (and creator) Merian C. Cooper, a trailer gallery of Cooper's other films, and a commentary from stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen, actress Terry Moore ("Mighty Joe Young") and special effects master Ken Ralston ("Star Wars").
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 07, 2005, 03:00:38 PM
Revised Titanic artwork.

(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4546/titanicserevartr1pic9lk.jpg)

It's no Kevin Smith peekaboo.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on August 07, 2005, 03:12:14 PM
ew, NEW RULE: please dont advertise the extras on the cover.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on August 07, 2005, 04:41:49 PM
just when you think that they've done it all to screw covers up, something like this comes.  great. it's almost like an artform
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Myxo on August 07, 2005, 04:44:13 PM
Decraprio looks like he's about 12 in that movie.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 07, 2005, 10:29:26 PM
Even on the cover it seems James Cameron is preoccupied with trying to get an Oscar than direct.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on August 07, 2005, 10:49:35 PM
yeah, it looks like he's trying to use the force...

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y74/regularkarate/Cameronoscargrabcopy.jpg)
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: life_boy on August 07, 2005, 10:50:34 PM
Quote from: The W
Even on the cover it seems James Cameron is preoccupied with trying to get an Oscar than direct.


Hahaha.  You're right.  This revised cover even has him physically reaching for it.  That's funny.

Quote from: Ravi
(http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/4546/titanicserevartr1pic9lk.jpg)


Classic.

EDIT-------
Note to Studio Graphic Designers: Try to avoid photos where it appears that prominent figures in the film have pinkie stubs.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on August 07, 2005, 11:00:12 PM
on the new cover of the special edition of TITANIC, james cameron, the director of TITANIC, has his arm outstretched as if he is trying to grab the image of the academy award which is placed on the other side of the revised cover of TITANIC. this is funny because titanic won 11 academy awards and at the ceremony james cameron, director of TITANIC, said "i'm the king of the world" and gave the impression that he made the film to win the oscars.

so, as u can see in the above pic, the original joke made my The W, the REVISED revised cover at the bottom of the previous page posted by RegularKarate, and in the above post wherein life_boy highlights the joke using the cover once again to illustrate it, it is funny on several levels.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on August 07, 2005, 11:11:14 PM
I call it "teamwork".
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 08, 2005, 04:59:49 PM
DavisDVD reports that the UMD version of Old Boy will have deleted scenes not on the DVD  :yabbse-thumbdown:  :yabbse-thumbdown:  :yabbse-thumbdown:


Oldboy  

Championed by Quentin Tarantino as the film of the year at Cannes, Park Chan-Wook's epic of revenge Oldboy will be released on August 23rd. The UMD disc, from Tartan's Asia Extreme line, will feature a 1.85 anamorphic transfer, Korean Dolby Digital Stereo audio and English subtitles. Special features will include the trailer and - get this - deleted scenes not available on the DVD. Retail will be $24.99.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 08, 2005, 07:54:21 PM
Man, that Titanic cover is something else. Could Cameron have more of an ego??

Imagine other DVD special edition covers:

--- Steven Spielberg posing with Amon Goeth
--- George Lucas mugging with Mace Windu and The Emperor
--- Paul Thomas Anderson give stage direction to Rollergirl
--- George Romero hanging out with some zombies.

On DVDs, Mr. Cameron, directors should be heard but not seen!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: 72teeth on August 28, 2005, 05:19:10 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000A9QK6E.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Oct. 18th...

'bout fuckin' time...
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on August 28, 2005, 11:35:59 PM
agreed
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on September 07, 2005, 01:13:00 AM
why is the 4 disc TITANIC set only available in europe?  i want answers people!!!
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on September 07, 2005, 12:06:34 PM
Quote from: rudiecorexxx
why is the 4 disc TITANIC set only available in europe?  i want answers people!!!


There's a huge thread about this on HTF (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htforum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16617).
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on September 07, 2005, 01:33:23 PM
Quote from: rudiecorexxx
why is the 4 disc TITANIC set only available in europe?  i want answers people!!!


Because we've befallen enough tragedy with the hurricane and all.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on September 08, 2005, 12:26:25 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000A59Q0K.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Showtime's I'M IN PAIN and the cable ACE Award-nominated HBO specials I'M EXHAUSTED and I'M DOOMED

A 90-minute interview is also included.  September 13th.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on September 08, 2005, 03:37:45 PM
he was on conan last night, quite funny....
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on September 08, 2005, 04:28:23 PM
I've not seen any of Richy boys stand up but I presume (from the title) that there is some kind of history to the "blank from hell" Curb episode?


Oh and does anyone know what happened to the Midnight Cowboy and All the Presidents Men SE's?
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on September 09, 2005, 07:57:48 AM
just wanted to say that the new gladitor special edition is so good. the audio commentary is informative and entertaining. the only beef is that russel crowe sometimes interupts ridley scott. the extra material on the other discs is also good. especially the featurette about oliver reed.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on September 13, 2005, 02:47:02 PM
Quote from: ®edlum
Oh and does anyone know what happened to the Midnight Cowboy and All the Presidents Men SE's?


I think Midnight Cowboy is held up since MGM is no more and Sony has taken over their titles. President's Men is due out in 2006. The reveal of Deep Throat has sped up the production.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on September 13, 2005, 03:24:25 PM
Cheers, Mac.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: w/o horse on October 02, 2005, 07:59:11 PM
Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941 (1941) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000AYEIJA/002-8454879-6361652)

Directors:
Paul Burnford
Edwin S. Porter
William Vance
Orson Welles
Man Ray
Norman McLaren
Ernst Lubitsch
D.W. Griffith
Charles Vidor
Robert J. Flaherty
William K.L. Dickson
Dudley Murphy
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on October 02, 2005, 09:24:16 PM
I've wanted to see Norman McClaren's stuff for a while.  He drew images straight onto film.
Title: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on October 02, 2005, 10:53:23 PM
This looks badass...  Too bad I'll never see it get released around here.

Will anyone who lives in a bigger city take me in to their home?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on November 07, 2005, 08:12:27 PM
President's Men is due out in 2006.
Title: All The President’s Men
Released: 21st February 2006
SRP: $26.99

Further Details

Warner has announced a two-disc special edition of All The President’s Men which tells the story of the Watergate burglary investigation that ultimately brought down the administration of Richard Nixon. The disc will be available to own from the 21st February, and should retail at around $26.99. DVD extras will include a commentary by Robert Redford, a Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All the President’s Men feature, an Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat featurette, a Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire featurette, and a vintage featurette entitled Pressure and the Press: The Making of All the President’s Men. Completing the package will be a vintage Jason Robards interview excerpt from Dinah!, hosted by Dinah Shore, and Alan J. Pakula thrillers trailer gallery. Artwork is at the link below: http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=1&c=8115&n=1&burl=
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on November 08, 2005, 02:38:41 AM
Excellent. Tnaks.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on November 08, 2005, 07:58:08 PM
Ebert recently re-reviewed the film Dark City, and mentioned (at the bottom) how he has recorded a new audio commentary for the "forthcoming director's cut" of the film. http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051106/REVIEWS08/511060302/1023
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: RegularKarate on November 08, 2005, 10:56:53 PM
Awesome... I LOVE that movie.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on November 09, 2005, 01:05:20 AM
Dark City has been unspecial snapper case 5.99 for a long time now... Don't know why I never bought it, but I guess it paid off.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on November 22, 2005, 10:57:06 PM
awesome.  i've been holding out for all 3 of these.

unfortunately i didnt hold out for this...

Title: The Magnificent Seven
Released: 10th January 2006
SRP: $24.96

Further Details:
Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment has officially announced a collector's edition of The Magnificent Seven which stars ul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and Robert Vaughn. The film, mastered in high definition, will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with both English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Original Mono tracks. Extras will include an audio commentary with actors James Coburn, Eli Wallach and more, a second commentary with a film historian, a Guns for Hire making of documentary, a Christopher Frayling on The Magnificent Seven featurette, an Elmer Bernstein and the Magnificent Seven featurette, a Lost Images from The Magnificent Seven featurette, and a photo gallery.  Cool cover art here: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-magnificent-seven.html

basically, anytime Best Buy has one of those ads where you can get 2 for $20 or 3 for $25 or something.  don't do it. because that almost GUARANTEES every title in there will at some point have a much much better version.  lesson learned, i will move on.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on November 23, 2005, 12:10:47 AM
basically, anytime Best Buy has one of those ads where you can get 2 for $20 or 3 for $25 or something.  don't do it. because that almost GUARANTEES every title in there will at some point have a much much better version.  lesson learned, i will move on.

They once had the Fly and Fly II SEs as well as the Sling Blade SE in their 2 for $20 sale.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on November 23, 2005, 09:13:02 AM
I hate Event Horizon.  Just Sayin.

you spoke and they listened!

Title: Event Horizon
Released: 18th April 2006
SRP: Around $19.99

Further Details:
Paramount Home Entertainment has revealed the street date for the new special edition of Event Horizon which stars the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Joely Richardson. As well as a brand new anamorphic widescreen transfer and English Dolby Digital 5.1 track, this new set should boast a five-part making of documentary, deleted and extended scenes, concept art, behind the scenes featurettes, and plenty more besides. We'll bring you the full specs and artwork shortly. For now, we can confirm that you'll be able to own it from the 18th April, priced at around $19.99 or thereabouts. Stay tuned for further details.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on November 27, 2005, 08:28:04 PM
i thought event horizon was fucking awesome!  in theaters it scared the shit out of me...i wasnt use to seeing all of that gore...and i thought sam neils dead wife was hot...[is she erikas mom in traffic?]...but the cannibalism, suspended mutilations and explosive skin guy all fucked my world up...i cant wait for this dvd....the film is underrated


yeah, this will be my new font
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SoNowThen on November 28, 2005, 07:28:23 AM
Peckinpah Box Set out from Warners on Jan 10

Wild Bunch sp. ed.
Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid (studio & director's cut)
Ballad Of Cable Hogue
Ride The High Country


Fuckin' sweetness!!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on November 30, 2005, 01:54:06 PM
Warner Bros. has set new 2-disc special editions of Dog Day Afternoon and Network for release on 2/28 (SRP $26.99). The two will also be available as part of a Controversial Classics, Volume 2: The Power of Media collection (SRP $59.92) which will also include the new 2-disc All the President's Men. All three titles will include anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras on Dog Day Afternoon will include audio commentary by director Sidney Lumet, the new 4-part The Making of Dog Day Afternoon documentary (featuring The Story, Casting the Controversy, Recreating the Facts and After the Filming), the vintage Lumet: Film Maker featurette and the film's theatrical trailer. Extras on Network will also include commentary by director Sidney Lumet, along with the 6-part The Making of Network documentary (including The World and Words of Paddy Chayefsky, The Cast and the Characters, Mad As Hell! The Creation of a Movie Moment, The Experience and The Style Network by Walter Cronkite), a vintage interview with Paddy Chayefsky from the Dinah! show, Turner Classic Movies’ Private Screenings featuring Sidney Lumet and the film's theatrical trailer.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers3/allthepresidentsmensedvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers3/networksedvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers3/dogdayafternoonsedvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on November 30, 2005, 03:41:22 PM
 :bravo:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on November 30, 2005, 04:29:54 PM
great news except for that yuck Network cover. although i do look forward to hearing dumbfounded (or just, dumb) dvd shoppers exclaiming, "network 3! i didn't even know they made a network 2!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on December 01, 2005, 04:46:20 PM
the tagline on that fucking network cover is one of the corniest damn things ive heard in recent days
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: JG on December 01, 2005, 04:53:45 PM
it sounds like they're trying to appeal to the urban crowd.   
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on December 01, 2005, 10:28:27 PM
it sounds like they're trying to appeal to the urban crowd.   
no, that would be the Manderlay trailer.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on December 01, 2005, 11:10:42 PM
it sounds like they're trying to appeal to the urban crowd.   

yeah right, the "urban crowd" is totally into old white men wearing bow ties.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on December 14, 2005, 11:14:37 PM
(http://www.xixax.com/images/dvd/midnightcowboydvd.jpg)

Title: Midnight Cowboy
Released: 21st February 2006
SRP: $29.95

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a new collector's edition of Midnight Cowboy which stars Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. This John Schlesinger directed film, will arrive as a two-disc set from the 21st February. Retail will be around $29.95. As well as a new digitally remastered transfer, the disc will include a Tribute to John Schlesinger featurette, new interviews with Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman and more, and a lovely collector's booklet. English, French and Spanish subtitles will also be provided.

sweet.  i havent seen this in a few years, and my girlfriends never seen it so this will be a good opportunity to buy it, and give it another viewing.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 15, 2005, 11:31:59 PM
sweet.  i havent seen this in a few years, and my girlfriends never seen it so this will be a good opportunity to buy it, and give it another viewing.

i think you are the only person here that has a girlfrend.....could you give us some pointers on courting a female so we can all finally stop masterbating?....please
i psychotrist gave me some new pills that make me feel drunk..even w/o drinking...he actaully diagnose me as aschizophenic !  [no bullshit]....but the good thing is that i dotn feel nervous when beign around women...i actaully talked to one today..and my heart was normal sounding/beating...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on December 15, 2005, 11:35:51 PM
i think you are the only person here that has a girlfrend.....could you give us some pointers on courting a female so we can all finally stop masterbating?....please
i psychotrist gave me some new pills that make me feel drunk..even w/o drinking...he actaully diagnose me as aschizophenic !  [no bullshit]....
well this explains a lot, NEON. thank you.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on December 15, 2005, 11:38:59 PM
sweet.  i havent seen this in a few years, and my girlfriends never seen it so this will be a good opportunity to buy it, and give it another viewing.

i think you are the only person here that has a girlfrend.....could you give us some pointers on courting a female so we can all finally stop masterbating?....please
i psychotrist gave me some new pills that make me feel drunk..even w/o drinking...he actaully diagnose me as aschizophenic !  [no bullshit]....but the good thing is that i dotn feel nervous when beign around women...i actaully talked to one today..and my heart was normal sounding/beating...

sexual frustration, lunatic right-wing warhawk ravings.

and there you have it, folks...
(http://stat.correioweb.com.br/arquivos/divirta/emcasa/fant4.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on December 15, 2005, 11:41:24 PM
i think you are the only person here that has a girlfrend.....could you give us some pointers on courting a female so we can all finally stop masterbating?....please
i psychotrist gave me some new pills that make me feel drunk..even w/o drinking...he actaully diagnose me as aschizophenic !  [no bullshit]....
well this explains a lot, NEON. thank you.

aschizophrenic?  If schizophrenic is (from Merriam Webster) a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in hallucinations and delusions), and conduct.

What is aschizophrenic? 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: NEON MERCURY on December 15, 2005, 11:48:40 PM
i think you are the only person here that has a girlfrend.....could you give us some pointers on courting a female so we can all finally stop masterbating?....please
i psychotrist gave me some new pills that make me feel drunk..even w/o drinking...he actaully diagnose me as aschizophenic !  [no bullshit]....
well this explains a lot, NEON. thank you.

haha, well, i cant be the ONLY one who has a disorder...he just told me that i dotn think rationally at times and said "these should help"  and told me to take 100mg.

sexual frustration, lunatic right-wing warhawk ravings.

and there you have it, folks...
(http://stat.correioweb.com.br/arquivos/divirta/emcasa/fant4.jpg)

that was pretty good... :bravo:

What is aschizophrenic?

i meant to say/type "a schizophrenic" 

and modage, if you got any pointers...please drop us a line my sex thread in idle chatter....i will thank you out loud for my insecurities...while the others will silently thank you..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on December 15, 2005, 11:57:54 PM
he just told me that i dotn think rationally at times and said "these should help"  and told me to take 100mg.

yeah, well you can let him know they arent helping. i suggest tripling your dosage.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on December 16, 2005, 12:15:25 AM

What is aschizophrenic?

i meant to say/type "a schizophrenic" 


whoops.  sorry, I didn't realize it was a typing mistake.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on December 16, 2005, 12:23:05 AM
Neon, you've posted in the wrong "Upcoming Releases" thread.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Bethie on December 16, 2005, 12:38:15 AM
Quote
If schizophrenic is (from Merriam Webster) a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life, and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought (as in hallucinations and delusions), and conduct.



and modage, if you got any pointers...please drop us a line my sex thread in idle chatter....i will thank you out loud for my insecurities...while the others will silently thank you..

This all might have something to do with playing video games non stop.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on December 16, 2005, 12:49:49 AM
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=3829.msg199911#msg199911

Now let's get this thread back on track.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ThurstonPowell on January 03, 2006, 02:04:50 PM
found this yesterday, surprised it hasn't spread yet:

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-passenger.html

Title: The Passenger
Starring: Jack Nicholson
Released: 14th March 2006
SRP: $24.96

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a new release of The Passenger which stars Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. Originally released in 1975, the film is a suspenseful and haunting portrait of a drained journalist whose deliverance is an identity exchange with a dead man. The disc will be available to own from the 14th March, priced at around $24.96. Extras on this one will include an audio commentary with Jack Nicholson, a second commentary with Wim Wenders (director of Paris, Texas & Wings of Desire), An Evening at the Academy Featurette, and an interview with writer Mark Peploe and Maria Schneide. We've attached a small shot of the official region one package artwork below:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SHAFTR on January 14, 2006, 01:11:15 PM
The Ice Storm, is there a new dvd of this coming out?  Otherwise, I'll just go buy the old dvd.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: matt35mm on January 15, 2006, 12:00:07 AM
found this yesterday, surprised it hasn't spread yet:

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-passenger.html

Title: The Passenger
Starring: Jack Nicholson
Released: 14th March 2006
SRP: $24.96

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a new release of The Passenger which stars Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider. Originally released in 1975, the film is a suspenseful and haunting portrait of a drained journalist whose deliverance is an identity exchange with a dead man. The disc will be available to own from the 14th March, priced at around $24.96. Extras on this one will include an audio commentary with Jack Nicholson, a second commentary with Wim Wenders (director of Paris, Texas & Wings of Desire), An Evening at the Academy Featurette, and an interview with writer Mark Peploe and Maria Schneide. We've attached a small shot of the official region one package artwork below:

This is also playing in theaters now.  I just saw it in the theater, and it was quite good.  I think it's been playing for a little while, but just opened here.  It's nice to see a movie like this on the big screen.

I seem to recall Nicholson saying that this was his favorite performance, or one of his favorite performances, that he's given.  He's fantastic in it.  His commentary might be pretty interesting.  I don't think he'd do a commentary for most any other movie, so his love for this movie, I think, is clear.

Anyway, if this happens to be playing near you, go catch it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 15, 2006, 12:31:04 AM
it will be playing in my dvd player on march 14th.  so i'll probably catch it in my living room. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 20, 2006, 07:14:36 PM
Title: Delicatessen
Released: 2nd May 2006
SRP: $29.99

Further Details:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced Delicatessen, a surreal, dark comedy which stars Jean-Claude Dreyfus and Dominique Pinon. The film, from Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, will be available to own from the 2nd May this year. Retail will be around $29.99. The film itself will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with a French Dolby 2.0 Surround track. English subtitles will also be provided. As far as we know, no extra material will be included. Stay tuned for the official artwork.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 21, 2006, 10:48:35 PM
First of all, we have the official skinny from 20th Century Fox on their upcoming celebration of all things Planet of the Apes on DVD. The centerpiece of the affair will be the 3/28 release of the 14-disc, THX-certified Planet of the Apes: The Ultimate DVD Collection (SRP $179.98). Here's a disc by disc list of the extras, as confirmed by the studio:

Disc One - Planet of the Apes (1967 - anamorphic widescreen video, with Dolby Digital 5.1 & DTS 5.1 audio, audio commentary by composer Jerry Goldsmith, commentary by actors Roddy McDowell, Natalie Trundy and Kim Hunter, and make-up artist John Chambers, text commentary by Eric Greene, author of Planet of the Apes as American Myth) - note that this is the same as Disc One from the 35th Anniversary Edition.

Disc Two - Planet of the Apes Bonus Disc (includes the 1998 Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary, trailers for all of the classic Apes films, promo spots, a make-up test with Edward G. Robinson from 1966, Roddy McDowall's original home movies, dailies and outtakes, the 1967 N.A.T.O. presentation, 4 vintage featurettes (Planet of the Apes, A Look Behind the Planet of the Apes, Don Taylor Directs Escape from the Planet of the Apes and J. Lee Thompson Directs Conquest of the Planet of the Apes), original film reviews and galleries of poster art, production photos and costume sketches) - note that this is the same as Disc Two from the 35th Anniversary Edition and is also the same basic content as was included on Image Entertainment's Behind the Planet of the Apes: Special Collector's Edition.

Disc Three - Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970 - newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, plus a cast page, theatrical trailers for this and all of the other Apes films and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery) - same extras as on the previous release.

Disc Four - Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971 - newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, plus a cast page, theatrical trailers for this and all of the other Apes films and the Don Taylor Directs Escape from the Planet of the Apes featurette).

Disc Five - Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972 - newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, plus a cast page, theatrical trailers for this and all of the other Apes films and the J. Lee Thompson Directs Conquest of the Planet of the Apes featurette).

Disc Six - Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973 - newly remastered in anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, plus a cast page, theatrical trailers for this and all of the other Apes films and the Fox Interactive's Behind the Scenes of the Planet of the Apes videogame promo).

Discs Seven-Ten - Planet of the Apes: The Complete TV Series (1974 - includes all 14 episodes in the original full frame video with Dolby Digital mono audio, plus photo galleries and TV spots) - this is basically the same as the previous 4-disc DVD release of the TV series, but the photo galleries and TV spots are new to this edition.

Discs Eleven-Twelve - Return to the Planet of the Apes: The Complete Animated Series (1975 - includes all 13 episodes in their original full frame video with Dolby Digital mono audio).

Disc Thirteen - Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes (2001 - anamorphic widescreen video with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 audio, plus extras) - note that this is identical to Disc One of the previous DVD release of this film.

Disc Fourteen - Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes Bonus Disc (with additional extras) - note that this is identical to Disc Two of the previous DVD release of this film.

As you can see, what's new in The Ultimate DVD Collection are the new anamorphic transfers of the four classic Apes films that have previously been available in letterboxed widecreen only, along with the complete animated TV series (its first appearance on DVD and exclusive to The Ultimate DVD Collection) and a couple new extras on the 1974 live-action TV series. All of this comes with a special "ape" display case designed to replicate the original mask designs from the classic films. This is the kind of packaging that Fox has previously released in Japan only (with I, Robot and The Alien Quadrilogy), so you've got to at least give the studio credit for making it available to U.S. fans as well (expensive though it is). Here's a picture of the packaging...

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx2/planetoftheapesultimateopenview.jpg)

For those not quite ready to part with $180, Fox is also releasing a 6-disc Planet of the Apes: The Legacy Boxset (SRP $49.98), which will include all five of the original Apes films, along with a bonus disc containing the Behind the Planet of the Apes documentary, trailers for all of the other Apes films and the Fox Interactive's Behind the Scenes of the Planet of the Apes videogame promo. We believe the classic films will all be the newly remastered anamorphic widescreen versions.

And for those simply wanting to add the later films to their libraries in better quality one at a time, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of Planet of the Apes and Escape from the Planet of the Apes will all be re-released as stand-alone versions on 3/28 as well (SRP $14.98 each). These will each be the same as the movie discs contained in The Ultimate Collection, with newly remastered anamorphic widescreen video and the same extras.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on January 24, 2006, 01:58:37 PM
about fuckin' time!!!!

http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/robert-altman-collection.html

Title: Robert Altman Collection
Starring: N/A (Various)
Released: 25th April 2006
SRP: $39.98

Further Details:
Fox Home Entertainment has sent over the artwork for the new Robert Altman Collection which includes a single-disc release of Mash, A Perfect Couple, Quintet and A Wedding. Each film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen, along with English Stereo tracks. Extras on Mash will include a commentary with Robert Altman, an AMC Backstory Featurette, a Still Gallery and the Theatrical Trailer. The remaining three titles will each include a making of featurette and the theatrical trailer. You'll be able to own this new collection from the 25th April, priced at around $39.98.

i'm so fuckin' happy A WEDDING is finally on dvd!!!!

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/7837/robertaltmancollecr1art14he.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on January 24, 2006, 04:00:26 PM
YES!

On April 4, 2006, Fox Home Entertainment will release an 8-disc Mel Brooks Collection Box Set. It will retail at $99.98 and the films included will be:

Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part 1
Young Frankenstein

and for the first time on dvd,

High Anxiety
Silent Movie
To Be or Not to Be
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
The Twelve Chairs

The Young Frankenstein disc will be the exact same Special Edition Fox released many years ago*, and the Blazing Saddles disc will be the same Special Edition Warner Brothers Home Entertainment released in 2004.

The other films will receive new Anamorphic Widescreen transfers, and will include their own Theatrical Trailer, as well as trailers for other films by Brooks.

History of the World Part 1 will also contain a "Brain Soup" Feature, while Robin Hood: Men in Tights will carry an "HBO Special" Featurette. Silent Movie will contain trailers in Spanish and Portuguese along with its English trailer, and To Be or Not To Be will contain a Featurette and Profiles for Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft and Charles Durning.

source: dvd fanatic (http://www.dvdfanatic.com/news.php?id=0601137)



*i've read conflicting reports on this. according to some sources, there will be a new edition of Young Frankenstein. i dunno though.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Rudie Obias on January 24, 2006, 04:03:55 PM
i think SPACEBALLS should have been included with that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 26, 2006, 05:21:46 PM
The 2-disc Event Horizon: Special Collector's Edition (4/18) will include include audio commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt, the 5-part Making of Event Horizon documentary, The Unseen Event Horizon featurette (on an unfilmed rescue scene, featuring conceptual artwork), The Point of No Return featurette (on the filming of the movie itself), the original theatrical trailer and a video trailer.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: polkablues on January 26, 2006, 07:18:23 PM
The 2-disc Event Horizon: Special Collector's Edition (4/18) will include include audio commentary by director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt, the 5-part Making of Event Horizon documentary, The Unseen Event Horizon featurette (on an unfilmed rescue scene, featuring conceptual artwork), The Point of No Return featurette (on the filming of the movie itself), the original theatrical trailer and a video trailer.

Is it the theatrical version, or the legendary 17-minute longer unrated version?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on January 26, 2006, 07:42:55 PM
i think SPACEBALLS should have been included with that.
this is brooks's FOX films.. this and the producers are MGM.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on January 26, 2006, 07:54:16 PM
i think SPACEBALLS should have been included with that.
this is brooks's FOX films.. this and the producers are MGM.

Blazing Saddles (WB) is included in the set.  Either MGM wouldn't let them include Spaceballs and The Producers or they weren't asked.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 31, 2006, 05:19:48 PM
A Cool Hand Luke: Special Edition (1967) is tentatively being planned for 2007.

There's a new John Wayne/John Ford Collection on the way, which will include The Searchers: 50th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition (1956), along with a Stagecoach: Two-Disc Special Edition (1939), Fort Apache (1948), The Long Voyage Home (1940), The Wings of Eagles (1957), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), They Were Expendable (1945) and 3 Godfathers (1948).

There's also The John Ford Collection that will include The Lost Patrol (1934), The Informer (1935), Cheyenne Autumn (1964), Mary of Scotland (1936) and Sergeant Rutledge (1960).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on January 31, 2006, 05:31:48 PM
cool i've been waiting for Cool Hand Luke, Searchers & Stagecoach.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: GoneSavage on January 31, 2006, 07:28:07 PM
A Cool Hand Luke: Special Edition (1967) is tentatively being planned for 2007.
:bravo:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on February 14, 2006, 05:48:47 PM
Title: Casualties of War
Released: 25th April 2006
SRP: $19.94

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a new extended cut of the Brian De Palma directed Casualties of War which stars Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, Don Harvey and John C. Reilly. The disc will be available to own from the 25th April, and should retail at around $19.94. The film itself will be presented in 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. As well as an additional five minutes of footage added back into the film, the disc will include a Conversation with Michael J Fox, and a making of documentary. We've attached our first look at the HIDEOUS artwork below: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/casualties-of-war.html

Title: The Patriot
Released: 25th April 2006
SRP: $19.94

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has sent over the details on an extended edition of The Patriot which stars the likes of Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger and Jason Isaacs. This Roland Emmerich directed film will be available to own from the 25th April, and should retail at around $19.94. The disc will carry a digitally remastered widescreen presentation, and English Dolby Digital 5.1 track - along with an additional ten minutes of footage. On top of that, the disc will include all the features (commentary, featurettes etc) from the first retail release of the film. We've attached our first look at the official package artwork below: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-patriot.html

Title: The Replacement Killers
Released: 25th April 2006
SRP: $19.94

Further Details:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has also announced a new extended cut of The Replacement Killers which stars Mira Sorvino, Chow Yun Fat and Jurgen Prochnow. This Antoine Fuqua directed film will be available to own from the 25th April, and should set you back around $19.94. The film itself has been digitally remastered for the best possible quality picture and sound, and has an additional eleven minutes of footage. The full spec list has yet to be revealed, although we can confirm the addition of all the features on the previous release (featurettes etc). We've attached a small shot of the official package art below: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/the-replacement-killers.html

whats with the "Extended Edition" being a new trend? 

so its like all the stuff we couldnt see in theatres?
no, its more like longer versions of scenes and stuff we took out cause it didnt work for one reason or other.

oh, well is it like the 'directors cut'?
no, he actually liked the other one better.  but this IS longer.

why am i buying/re-buying this again? 
just one last way to make sure everyone buys this on dvd before we switch formats and you buy it again.

thanks!  i'll be sure to mark April 25 on my calendar!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: pete on February 14, 2006, 06:36:20 PM
wow, that line of Chinese characters on the cover of replacement killers are like scrambled words from the ingredients on some packaged food or something--it says "mixture substance say color fruit mixture substance".  Looks like the artist just took some words from his juice box.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on February 14, 2006, 10:45:42 PM
"mixture substance say color fruit mixture substance"

This means something.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 15, 2006, 07:44:49 AM
Just highlighting the DVDBeaver analysis of the Contreversial Classics picture quality. Network is vast improvement.
http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews20/network_dvd_review.htm

Original:
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews20/a%20Sidney%20Lumet%20Network%20Peter%20Finch%20DVD%20Review/old%20Sidney%20Lumet%20Network%20Peter%20Finch%20DVD%20Review%201637.jpg)

SE:
(http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDReviews20/a%20Sidney%20Lumet%20Network%20Peter%20Finch%20DVD%20Review/new%20Sidney%20Lumet%20Network%20Peter%20Finch%20DVD%20Review%20PDVD_009.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on February 16, 2006, 02:35:57 AM
i like the first one better. it looks more like an old newspaper.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on February 16, 2006, 06:11:09 AM
it looks more like an old newspaper.
it's not meant to.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on February 16, 2006, 10:25:51 PM
Fox Home Entertainment has sent over artwork for two-disc special editions of Tora! Tora! Tora!, Patton and  The Longest Day. Each will be available to own from the 23rd May, and should set you back around $19.98 a piece. Each will carry a widescreen presentation, along with English Dolby Surround tracks. Extras on Tora! Tora! Tora! will include an audio commentary by director Richard Fleischer and Japanese film historian Stewart Galbraith, a Day of Infamy documentary, various Movietone News features (The 1st Pictures of the Attack, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Now It Can Be Shown, A Year of War Since Pearl Harbor, War with Japan, U.S Declares War on Japan, 1st Pictures of Attack on Japan Islands, Jap Cities Were Bombed By U.S. Army Planes, President Honors ""Jimmy"" Dolittle For Raid on Japan, War Reports Of The United Nations, and Doolittle's Raiders, Who Bombed Tokyo, Mark Anniversary), and the trailers. Patton will include an Introduction and audio commentary by Francis Ford Coppola, a Behind the Scenes Gallery Accompanied By an Audio Essay on the Historical Patton, a History Through the Lens: "Patton: A Rebel Revisited" feature, a Patton's Ghost Corps featurette, a Making of Patton documentary, a Production Still Gallery Accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith's Complete Musical Score, and the ori ginal theatrical trailer. Lastly, The Longest Day will include a 'Historical' audio commentary, A Day To Remember documentary, a Longest Day: A Salute to Courage featurette, another featurette on the backstory, a D-Day Revisted featurette, a Richard Zannuck on The Longest Day featurette, a still gallery, and trailers. Art is attached: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/fox-ses.html
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on February 17, 2006, 12:30:52 AM
it looks more like an old newspaper.
it's not meant to.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Pubrick on February 17, 2006, 01:45:28 AM
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
what do u mean? the mgm sepia-toned dvd transfer is presumably the broken version, and the first "fixing" the original theatrical print received. unless anyone here saw the movie in 1976 we can't say for sure what it's meant to look like. i'll take a restored sharp version over a piece of shit any day. that's just me, i'm crazy like that.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on February 17, 2006, 02:03:56 AM
The flesh tones on the new one look a tad too red, but overall the picture is much better.  It looks sharper and less grainer, from the screencaps.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: picolas on February 17, 2006, 11:40:28 PM
datedness can be cool. when i watched the old Network dvd the sepia made it feel like time-traveling a little. which it is. like how sometimes when you imagine the 1920s you see it in black and white without thinking.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on February 26, 2006, 02:10:24 AM
Mel Brooks collection box art
(http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/protectedimage.php?image=DaveFoster/melbrookscollection.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cron on February 27, 2006, 09:47:47 PM
i just found out that the first season of inspector gadget is coming out in april . i love this kind of nostalgia  :yabbse-sad:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000EF5N4Y.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: eward on February 27, 2006, 11:32:58 PM
haha holy shit man, that's fucking insane.  that'll be quite something to watch after having not seen it since i was like 4 perhaps?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on February 28, 2006, 04:48:41 AM
Be warned - I watched Gadget at a friends recently in the dark and got extremely creeped out by it and made him change the channel. After self-analysis I realised this was probably: the fact that I had not seen it in so long, Claw is actually one of the scariest cartoon villains, and most importantly that it used to be on at 5am in the morning. As a 5 year old I used to sit alone in the living room, whilst everyone was asleep, too scared to look away from the tv at the dark corners of the room.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on April 11, 2006, 01:49:50 PM
20th Century Fox has revealed that they'll bow Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls: Special Edition and Russ Meyer's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on 6/13. Each will be a 2-disc set (SRP $26.98 each). Valley of the Dolls will include the film with audio commentary by Alonso Duralde, a second commentary with members of the cast, Gotta Get off this Merry-Go-Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes, Pill Pop-Up Karaoke: Follow the Bouncing Doll, The Divine Ms. Susann, Doll-a-Palooza: Addicts Forum a Go-Go, Translate French Porn Movies, a What's My Line? episode, screen test footage for several cast members, trailers and TV spots, archival featurettes and much more. Meanwhile, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls will include audio commentary with screenwriter and film critic Roger Ebert, a second commentary with the cast, Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley, Look on Up at the Bottom, The Best of Beyond: Psychedelic Scrapbook, Sex, Drugs, Music & Murder: Signs of the Time, Baby, Z-Man's Far Out Party Favors, event footage from S. Perry-Z-man's boobs, trailers and TV spots, more screen test footage, an archival promotional piece and more.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers3/valleyofthedollsdvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers3/beyondthevalleyofthedollsdvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on April 11, 2006, 08:57:18 PM
 :rofl: :multi:
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: JG on April 11, 2006, 08:58:24 PM
wow the roger ebert thing REALLY excites me. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: modage on April 11, 2006, 09:02:22 PM
wow, you know what excites me?

boobs
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on April 12, 2006, 12:40:08 AM
TWO MONTHS!?!

Dag nabbit.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: GoneSavage on April 25, 2006, 06:06:10 PM
I realize this is still screening here and there, but most people will be watching the DVD.  The details have finally been released:

We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen

Two-Disc DVD Set with Over 5 Hours of Interviews, Live Performances and Archival Footage!

DISC 1:

- Feature “We Jam Econo - The Story of the Minutemen” (90min)
- Original music videos for: “This Ain't No Picnic” “Ack Ack Ack Ack” and “King of the Hill”
- 19 Deleted Scenes and Interviews
- Uncut Bard College Interview (56min)
- English Subtitles for the hearing impaired

DISC 2:

62 live songs from three full performances:
- The Starwood Los Angeles, CA - November 18th, 1980
(Includes multi-angle feature)
- 9:30 Club Washington, D.C. - 1984
- Acoustic Blowout (Cable Access Show) - Hollywood, CA - 1985


- 16-page booklet with full color photos, flyers, filmmaker notes and liner notes by David Rees, creator of Get Your War On.

Format: NTSC
Encoding: All Regions (0)

You can pre-order it here (http://www.theminutemen.com/store.html)

(http://www.theminutemen.com/images/econo.mini.jpg)

should this have its own thread?  where?

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: I Don't Believe in Beatles on April 25, 2006, 06:37:45 PM
http://www.facets.org/asticat?function=buyitem&catname=facets&catnum=/DV86935/

Expensive as hell.  I hope it's available on Netflix. 
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: noyes on April 26, 2006, 08:43:06 PM
I'm watching We Jam Econo right now.
Man, what a great documentary.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: noyes on April 28, 2006, 08:33:38 AM
Can't wait to buy this.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000EBGE9Q.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Format: Color, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2006
DVD Features:
* Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
* Six episodes
* Commentary by Dave Attell, H. Jon Benjamin, Jonathan Katz, Ray Romano, and Tom Snyder
* The Biography of Dr. Katz
* "Short Attention Span Theater" shorts
* "Shrink Wrapped": an original Squigglevision short

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on May 18, 2006, 09:17:16 AM
7/18 will bring The Film Noir Classics Collection: Volume 3 (including Border Incident, His Kind of Woman, Lady in the Lake, On Dangerous Ground, The Racket and the Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light bonus disc)

I just caught 'His Kind of Woman on TV'. Totally classy film and a hilarious performance by Vincent Price (along with Mitchums usual cooler than cool).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on June 21, 2006, 12:43:30 PM
Indian horror film double feature

(http://www.mondomacabrodvd.com/images/mod128_mover.gif)

Bandh Darwaza (http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/bolly/reviews/b/BanDarwaza.htm)

Purana Mandir (http://www.thehotspotonline.com/moviespot/bolly/reviews/p/PuranaMandir.htm)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17j98v0qMQY&search=Mondo%20Macabro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPhFywZrdOU&search=Mondo%20Macabro
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on August 24, 2006, 02:44:52 PM
(http://moviepublicity.com/image_assets/noes_dvd.jpg)

a new, remastered, nightmare on elm street dvd. i heard about this today on imdb news b/c apparently they're releasing the original in hd projection in some 100-odd theaters on september 20 and 21st.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
 
          •       “All-Access Pass” documentaries:
            o     “Never Sleep Again” – the making of A Nightmare
               on Elm Street
            o     “Freddy’s Coming For You” – trivia challenge
          •       Beyond-the-MovieTM documentaries:
            o     “The House That Freddy Built” – the legacy of New 
               Line horror
            o     “Night Terrors” – the origins of Wes Craven’s
               nightmares
          •       infinifilm™ interactive features:
            o     Exclusive Nightmare video clips
          •       Feature-length audio essays with Wes Craven,
              Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp and more
          •       16x9 widescreen (1.85.1) version of the film
          •       Dolby Digital 6.1 and Stereo Surround Sound
          •       Closed captions
 
available to buy on september 26th.
i'll just stick to my boxed set. nothing really new here and a brand new transfer doesn't really entice me THAT much.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 17, 2007, 02:32:08 PM
And on 2/13, Warner is releasing the first four discs in a new Director's Showcase line (SRP $19.97), featuring new transfers, audio commentaries and new bonus materials. The first titles will include Neil Jordan's The Butcher Boy, Federico Fellini's Ginger & Fred, Tony Richardson's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and Nicolas Roeg's Performance.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: hedwig on January 17, 2007, 07:55:57 PM
Nicolas Roeg's Performance.

YES.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on January 23, 2007, 12:29:58 PM
Re-Animator Revived
The beloved sci-fi/horror flick double dips.

On March 20, 2007, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Re-Animator on DVD. The double dip of H.P. Lovecraft's highly sought after sci-fi/horror/comedy will surely feature tons of bonus materials and extra features. It will be available for the MSRP of $24.98.

The Re-Animator DVD will feature the following bonus materials:

Brand-new remastered transfer, approved by director Stuart Gordon
Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Gordon
Audio Commentary with Producer Brian Yuzna and Actors Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Robert Sampson
New 70-minute featurette: "Re-Animator Resurrectus"
Interviews with Director Stuart Gordon, Producer Brian Yuzna, Writer Dennis Paoli, Composer Richard Band and Fangoria Magazine editor Tony Timpone
Music Discussion with Composer Richard Band
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Theatrical trailer
TV Spots
Production Stills, Behind-The-Scenes, Posters & Advertising, Storyboard and Fun-On-The-Set galleries
Stuart Gordon Bio
Screenplay (DVD-ROM)
"Herbert West, Reanimator" by H.P. Lovecraft (DVD-ROM)

(http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/article/757/757444/re-animator-anchor-bay-collection-20070122033219130-000.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Neil on January 23, 2007, 01:50:51 PM
I hear alot of stuff about this, but I've actually never watched anything relating to it at all, what is it?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on January 28, 2007, 12:02:00 AM
Just see it.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on March 29, 2007, 02:33:10 PM
Fox has announced a Big: Extended Edition and a That Thing You Do: Tom Hanks' Extended Cut for release on 5/8 (SRP $19.98 each). Big features 25 minutes of new footage added back into the film, the Big Brainstorming audio documentary, 8 deleted and extended scenes, 4 featurettes (including Backstory: Big, Carnival Party Newswrap, Big Beginning and The Work of Play), the Chemistry of a Classic documentary, and trailers and TV spots. That Thing You Do features 39 minutes of additional footage added back into the film, 5 featurettes (including Making That Thing You Do, The Story of the Wonders, The Wonders: Big in Japan, That Thing You Do Reunion and That Thing You Do Title Song Submissions), the HBO First Look: The Making of That Thing You Do episode, and trailers and TV spots.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers/bigextendeddvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers/thatthingyoudoextdvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: bonanzataz on March 29, 2007, 09:40:53 PM
wasn't that thing you do long enough?

what the fuck? why can't that shit be special features anymore? fuck movies that are too long.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: grand theft sparrow on March 30, 2007, 10:50:57 AM
I get when they add 15-20 minutes to movies like 40 Year Old Virgin because it's just more jokes, or in the case of Anchorman where they compiled all the material from a subplot that was dropped.

But I never wished there was more of Big, as much as I enjoyed the movie as a kid.  And That Thing You Do was never good enough or bad enough that an extra 40 minutes would help it.

fuck Tom Hanks movies that are too long.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on March 30, 2007, 04:48:58 PM
Sony released some extended editions a while back.  Tears of the Sun, A Knights Tale, The Replacement Killers.  Maybe a few others.   I think they're just reinserting deleted scenes into the film with little motivation except a double dip.  Notice that Big doesn't say "director's cut" or anything like that.  Its just an "extended edition."
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Redlum on April 03, 2007, 08:44:21 AM
Shouldn't there be some kind of campaign against this sort of thing? In some ways its worse than colourisation.

If it's done with seamless branching and the option to select orginal/extended then fair enough but you have to be concerned about the legacy and integrity of these films for future generations. Yes! Even the legacy of "That Thing You Do". Okay, maybe not that one. But definately Big!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on May 21, 2007, 02:24:22 PM
Roots is being reissued on DVD tomorrow.  Best Buy has the worst bonus disc ever (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat121000050001&ref=10&loc=01).
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on May 21, 2007, 09:55:41 PM
Roots is being reissued on DVD tomorrow.  Best Buy has the worst bonus disc ever (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat121000050001&ref=10&loc=01).

 :ponder:

While I was waiting on my oil change at Wally World the other day, I saw the two Hanks mentioned above and these as well:

I'm waiting for Fletch Lives...
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/dru200/u288/u28849b1dw7.jpg)

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/adg/cov200/dru200/u288/u28860m3y59.jpg)

Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on July 09, 2007, 03:36:27 PM
http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6457771.html

Warner celebrates Jazz Singer with 80th anniversary edition
Classic 1927 film was the first to have synchronized dialog
By Laurence Lerman -- Video Business, 7/9/2007

JULY 9 | On Oct. 16, Warner Home Video will debut the DVD of the studio’s 1927 landmark movie The Jazz Singer, which was the first feature-length film to have synchronized dialog and musical sequences.

The Al Jolson-starring title will be issued in a three-disc 80th Anniversary Collector’s Edition that contains, among other things, a restored and remastered version of the film featuring a refurbished soundtrack, a collection of period cartoons, shorts and rare Vitaphone comedy and music pieces, a handful of early sound era shorts and the newly produced feature-length documentary The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk. The package will carry a list price of $39.98.

The Jazz Singer “is going to be one of the landmark releases for 2007,” said WHV’s senior VP of theatrical catalog marketing George Feltenstein, who’s particularly proud of the new documentary.

“The story of the emergence of sound and its early days is such a fascinating one,” Feltenstein said. “There were competing technologies, competing studios, lots of egos and differences in public taste and perception. Sound familiar?”
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on August 05, 2007, 02:24:30 PM
while reading up on Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair on Amazon i came across all of these other titles about to come out:

new edition of Taxi Driver
40th anniv edition of The Graduate
(both with what seem to be a lot of new extras)

this along with some current films first releases and the new editions of Leone and Kubrick films is about to break my bank account!

and i'm sure i missed some more.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on August 06, 2007, 11:10:17 AM
40th anniv edition of The Graduate

Fox is preparing an 11 September release of The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition. This iconic film starring Dustin Hoffman and the incomparable Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson will have a new anamorphic widescreen transfer, both the original mono track and an upgraded Dolby Digital 5.1 sound mix, two commentary tracks – one with Dustin Hoffmann and Katherine Ross, and the other with director Mike Nichols and fellow director (and fan) Steven Soderbergh – a new retrospective documentary on the film and its influence, two new featurettes, two old featurettes, some screen tests, and the film’s theatrical trailer. And not to be outdone, this edition comes with a four-song Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack CD. SRP is $24.98.

(http://www.dvdfile.com/images/stories/box_art/2006/the_graduate_se.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on August 27, 2007, 04:53:05 PM
http://thedigitalbits.com/

Sony has set Monty Python's Life of Brian: The Immaculate Edition for release on DVD and Blu-ray on 11/6. The 2-disc DVD (SLP $24.96) will include digitally remastered anamorphic widescreen video, The Readthrough - a newly-discovered feature-length recording of the first full-length read through of the film's script, a newly-created hour-long documentary entitled The Story of Brian, 5 digitally-enhanced deleted scenes, newly-illustrated radio spots promoting the theatrical release and two audio commentaries, one with Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, and another with John Cleese and Michael Palin. The Blu-ray will include all of the above on a single disc (SLP $28.95). Good news indeed. "No one... is to stone ANYONE... until I blow this whistle!"
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on September 04, 2007, 04:32:03 PM
Special edition of Help! October 29 (http://www.thebeatles.com/help/)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: w/o horse on November 16, 2007, 05:42:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418GAc4-%2B7L._SS400_.jpg)

Movies included: Pink Flamingos, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Player, The Mask, Seven, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Boogie Nights, Wag the Dog, The Wedding Singer, Rush Hour, Blow, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Elf, The Notebook, and Wedding Crashers.

Who buys these collections of random movies?
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on November 17, 2007, 12:20:14 PM
I've always wanted a Waters/Altman/PTA/Jackson/Ratner box set.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: cine on November 17, 2007, 01:07:11 PM
wow they really did it.

they actually made a Douchebag Movie Box Set.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Ravi on November 17, 2007, 11:56:39 PM
wow they really did it.

they actually made a Douchebag Movie Box Set.

Ahem...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZCA2FQJ9L._SS500_.jpg)

or the Xixax equivalent:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41M4VJSPMRL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on December 06, 2007, 09:06:39 PM
Warner has revealed that they'll deliver a Bonnie and Clyde: Two-Disc Special Edition on DVD (SRP $20.97), Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD on 3/25 (SRP $28.99 each), with extras set to include a History Channel documentary, deleted scenes, screen test footage and more. An Ultimate Edition will also be available that will include a 36-page book and a reproduction of the original press book (SRP $39.92).


(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx2/bonnieandclydeuceopen.jpg)

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers5/bonnieandclydesedvd.jpg)(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covers5/bonnieandclydeucedvd.jpg)
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 15, 2008, 01:15:23 AM
Stefen, for my fav. films (My top 6: Blue velvet, LA Confidential, Almost Famous untitled, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, and Magnolia) I'll rebuy on blu-ray.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covershd/laconfidentialbrd.jpg)

Warner has finally set the L.A. Confidential: Special Edition for release on DVD (SRP $20.97) and Blu-ray Disc ($28.99) on 9/23. Extras on both will include audio commentary by film critic Andrew Sarris, an isolated music-only track, 14 deleted scenes, the 2000 L.A. Confidential TV pilot, the Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential documentary, 7 featurettes (Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential, A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential, L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen, Off the Record, Photo Pitch, The L.A. of L.A. Confidential and Hollywood Center Motel), trailers and TV spots, and the film's soundtrack promo..
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: SiliasRuby on July 15, 2008, 02:01:40 AM
Stefen, for my fav. films (My top 6: Blue velvet, LA Confidential, Almost Famous untitled, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, and Magnolia) I'll rebuy on blu-ray.

(http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articles/miscgfx/covershd/laconfidentialbrd.jpg)

Warner has finally set the L.A. Confidential: Special Edition for release on DVD (SRP $20.97) and Blu-ray Disc ($28.99) on 9/23. Extras on both will include audio commentary by film critic Andrew Sarris, an isolated music-only track, 14 deleted scenes, the 2000 L.A. Confidential TV pilot, the Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential documentary, 7 featurettes (Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential, A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential, L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen, Off the Record, Photo Pitch, The L.A. of L.A. Confidential and Hollywood Center Motel), trailers and TV spots, and the film's soundtrack promo..
I know Mac, I'm SOOOOO Excited
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: tpfkabi on July 15, 2008, 07:41:12 AM
Warner has revealed that they'll deliver a Bonnie and Clyde: Two-Disc Special Edition on DVD (SRP $20.97), Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD on 3/25 (SRP $28.99 each), with extras set to include a History Channel documentary, deleted scenes, screen test footage and more. An Ultimate Edition will also be available that will include a 36-page book and a reproduction of the original press book (SRP $39.92).


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did anyone else buy this?
i did. i thought the packaging was a little overkill*.
you see those two bound looking booking things on the top left with bonnie and clyde on the front?
you literally open it up and that just hold the dvds.

*though i guess that's what "ultimate" editions are all about...
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: mogwai on July 19, 2008, 01:13:53 AM
Stefen, for my fav. films (My top 6: Blue velvet, LA Confidential, Almost Famous untitled, Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, and Magnolia) I'll rebuy on blu-ray.

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Warner has finally set the L.A. Confidential: Special Edition for release on DVD (SRP $20.97) and Blu-ray Disc ($28.99) on 9/23. Extras on both will include audio commentary by film critic Andrew Sarris, an isolated music-only track, 14 deleted scenes, the 2000 L.A. Confidential TV pilot, the Whatever You Desire: Making L.A. Confidential documentary, 7 featurettes (Sunlight and Shadow: The Visual Style of L.A. Confidential, A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential, L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen, Off the Record, Photo Pitch, The L.A. of L.A. Confidential and Hollywood Center Motel), trailers and TV spots, and the film's soundtrack promo..
I know Mac, I'm SOOOOO Excited

count me in, this is going to be capdelicious!
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: w/o horse on September 17, 2008, 10:29:24 AM
DVDTalk:
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One item that's surely going to be on my wish-list this year is Fox's impressive Murnau, Borzage and Fox Box Set. A followup to last year's Ford at Fox set, this collection will feature 12 films from the Hollywood legends, an all-new feature length documentary, and two exclusive hard-cover books. It will be released on 12-9-08
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This collection contains 2 F.W. Murnau films and 10 films directed by Frank Borzage from the late silent through the early talkie era. Many of these have long been unavailable.

Silent Films:

Murnau's entries include:
Sunrise (1927) - The story of a farmer ready to forsake his wife and home for a city woman on vacation in their village. She suggests that the husband drown his wife and make it look like an accident. Beautiful visuals make you sorry the silent era ever ended. Already available on DVD in the Fox Best Picture Collection. This film won the only Oscar ever awarded for best artistic film.

City Girl (1930) - This film exists in a sound and silent version. I hope this version is the silent one I saw. Charles Farrell plays the son in a farming family sent to sell the family wheat crop. He doesn't get the money the family hoped for plus he returns with a city girl as wife. This film doesn't show life on the farm as the ideal, but shows the harsh economic reality of farming. As usual, Murnau will thrill you with his excellent visuals.

Borzage films:
Lazybones (1925) - A man knicknamed "Lazybones" raises a homeless girl. After she is grown, he begins to love her as a woman. This story may sound familiar, but Borzage throws some curves in along the way so don't expect the conventional ending or conventional journey to that ending.

Seventh Heaven (1928) - One of several popular pairings of Charles Farrell and Janet Gaynor. Janet Gaynor plays a girl beaten almost to death by her sister who is rescued by Farrell, who plays a sewer worker who has become an atheist. The romance is interrupted by war. Farrell becomes a soldier, Gaynor becomes a munitions worker. Remade in the sound era, this silent version is much better. One of three films that won Janet Gaynor a Best Actress Oscar.

Street Angel (1928) - Janet Gaynor plays an Italian girl accused of being a street walker who hides from the police by joinig a traveling circus. There she falls in love with a vagabond artist played by Charles Farrell. Full of splendid visuals.

Lucky Star (1929) - Janet Gaynor is again teamed with Charles Farrell in this late silent era film about a man who is left in wheelchair as a result of injuries suffered in World War I. This film gives Farrell more of a chance to show his acting abilities than his previous teamings with Janet Gaynor, although she gives a good performance too.

Talking films:

They Had to See Paris (1929) - Borzage directs Will Rogers' first talking picture. Will Rogers plays a homespun man who comes into money via an oil well. His wife decides they must go abroad to get some culture into their life. This film is a little stiff as are most early talkies, but it is still full of Will Rogers' unique brand of humor.

Liliom (1930) - Early talkie adaptation of the play with Charles Farrell in the title role. The sound on the prints I've been exposed to in the past has been terrible. Let's hope that part of the reason for the cost of this set is cleaning up the sound.

Song O' My Heart (1930) - Mainly made to exhibit the singing talent of John McCormack. Also, this is the film debut of Maureen O'Hara. The sound on this film the last time I saw it was terrible. It will be great to hear McCormack as others heard him eighty years ago.

Bad Girl (1931) - Won two Oscars - one for Borzage's direction and another for adapted writing. This film is really about a struggling young couple's ups and downs. I really have no idea why it is named "Bad Girl" unless it was because tantalizing titles sold tickets in the era of the precode film. Like the stars of many early talkies, the stars of this film did not have distinguished careers.

After Tomorrow (1932) - Charles Farrell stars in a genuine precode with lots of racy language. At heart, though, it is a melodrama like so much of Borzage's work. Not well known probably due to its lack of exposure on TV or home video.

Young America (1932) - Spencer Tracy in a very early role. Tracy plays a druggist whose wife wants to adopt a kid who is constantly getting in trouble. His last brush with the law involves stealing medicine from Tracy's drugstore.

This set also includes a documentary on Murnau, whose career was cut short by his death in a traffic accident in 1931, and Borzage, whose career as a director was quite active into the 1940's. Other announcements have claimed that what fragments exist of Borzage's 1929 film, "The River", shall also be in this set as an extra feature. That report is as of now unsubstantiated.

Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: w/o horse on January 13, 2009, 12:16:30 PM
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Part of:

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which has:

Tartuffe / The Haunted Castle / Faust / Nosferatu / The Last Laugh / The Finances of the Grand Duke

meaning also:

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As everything else is repeated.  Still very excited.

03/17/09
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: MacGuffin on July 20, 2009, 05:00:45 PM
Warner has also just announced the BD release of Heat on 11/3 (SRP $28.99). Heat will feature an all-new HD transfer supervised by director Michael Mann himself. Extras will include commentary by Mann, 3 featurettes (The Making of Heat, Pacino and De Niro: The Conversation and Return to the Scene of the Crime), as well as deleted scenes and theatrical trailers.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Captain of Industry on January 01, 2010, 01:57:03 PM
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March 16
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Captain of Industry on January 21, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
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March 30.

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March 23.
Title: Re: Upcoming Releases
Post by: Reinhold on July 26, 2010, 03:39:46 PM
apocalypse now on peasant blu ray october 19

from engadget:

Lionsgate has worked out a deal with director Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Corporation that allowed it to release his most recent flick, Tetro, but the big news is what's next -- Apocalypse Now. The classic Vietnam War flick arrives on high definition for the first time October 19 in two different packages, a 2-disc set with the original cut and Apocalypse Now: Redux version and nine hours of special features, or a "Full Disclosure Edition" that tosses in a third disc with Hearts of Darkness making of documentary, collectible booklet and archived photos and marketing info. No word on a price tag for either, but after that expect to see The Conversation up next.

http://hd.engadget.com/2010/07/26/lionsgate-brings-apocalypse-now-to-blu-ray-october-19/