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06/27/00

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES DVD RELEASE OF BELOVED MERCHANT IVORY CLASSIC A ROOM WITH A VIEW

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the July DVD release of the 1986 Academy Award-nominated film, A ROOM WITH A VIEW.     A ROOM WITH A VIEW stars Helena Bonham Carter ("The Wings of the Dove," "Fight Club"), and Academy Award winners Judi Dench ("Mrs. Brown," "Shakespeare in Love"), Maggie Smith ("The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," "Tea with Mussolini") and Daniel Day Lewis ("My Left Foot," "The Last of the Mohicans").     The Merchant Ivory title was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith), Best Supporting Actor (Denholm Elliott) and Best Director (James Ivory).  The film was chosen as Best Picture of 1986 by the National Board of Review.     Image Entertainment will release the critically acclaimed title, which is based on an E.M. Forster novel, on July 4, 2000.  The widescreen DVD will feature a newly-created Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack and carry a suggested retail price of $24.99.

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IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES JULY 4TH DVD AND HOME VIDEO RELEASE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT 2000

Annual Swimsuit Editions From 1995 Through 1999 to Be Released September 5TH

Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the July 4th release of "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2000" on DVD and videocassette.  A box set, containing the Sports Illustrated swimsuit programs from the years 1995 through 1999, will be made available on September 5, 2000.  The titles will also be sold individually in both the DVD and videocassette formats.     The "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue" is one of the most anticipated publications of the year.  Beautiful women from around the globe vie for a spot within the magazine's coveted pages.  The Image Entertainment series of releases provides a behind-the-scenes look at the excitement and glamour of the annual event. The programs showcase top supermodels Tyra Banks, Niki Taylor, Angie Everhart, Kathy Ireland, Heidi Klum, Vendela, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Naomi Campbell, three-time swimsuit cover model, Cheryl Tiegs and a bevy of others. Exotic locations such as Costa Rica, South Africa, Turkey and Malaysia serve as backgrounds for the eye-catching travelogues.  Top-flight talent, including country singing sensation Travis Tritt and acclaimed comedians Damon Wayans and Rob Schneider round out the Collection.

06/26/00

VCI HOME VIDEO NEW RELEASES FOR AUGUST

The following VCI Home Video DVD titles are scheduled to hit the street on August 29, 2000

BUCK ROGERS- SERIAL

Starring: Larry "Buster" Crabbe, Constance Moore, Jackie Moran, Jack Mulhall, C. Montague, Anthony Warde, Guy Usher. Directed by: Ford I. Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind.

An action-packed science fiction serial in 12 chapters. Preserved in a state of suspended animation for 500 years, Buck Rogers and young Buddy Wade are brought back to life by future Earth Scientists. They awaken in the year 2500A.D. and planet Earth is in a state emergency being ruled by Killer Kane and his super gangsters. Earth is in dire need of rescuing and Buck and Buddy solicit the help of planet Saturn to rid the Universe of this sinister tyrant. Thus, the spectacular intergalactic battles begin. Will the universe be saved from this sinister tyrant?

GORGO- WIDESCREEN

Starring: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter, Christopher Rhodes, Joseph O’Conor, Bruce Seton. Directed by: Terence Fisher, Eugene Lourie, Wilfred Eades.

It’s Godzilla! No, not quite. Gorgo, a Japanese-style giant reptile moves to England. The story begins when an underwater volcanic eruption in the Irish Sea pushes a 65-foot reptile called Gorgo to the surface. Enterprising Sam (William Sylvester) and Joe (Bill Travers) capture the beast and bring it to London as a major carnival attraction. Well, a mighty infuriated Mother comes searching for baby Gorgo and then all hell breaks loose as she trashes her way through the streets of London. Nice special effects by Tom Howard.

MADRON

Starring: Richard Boone, Leslie Caron, Paul Lawrence Smith, Aharon Ipale. Directed by: Jerry Hopper.

A young nun (Leslie Caron) is left to fend for herself after an Indian massacre of a wagon train. She is the sole survivor. Traveling across the desert, gunslinger Madron (Richard Boone) comes upon Sister Mary and takes pity on her. They forge an alliance and soon start on a journey that will change their destinies forever.

FUNNY CAR SUMMER

Starring: Jim Dunn. Directed by: Ron Phillips

Noted photographer Ron Phillips switches over to directing to capture this fast-moving documentary of an Orange County, California fireman, Jim Dunn. A most unusual hobby, Jim Dunn spends his summer vacations as champion drag racer. Beautifully photographed and full of hot-roddin’ action, the film follows Dunn with his ingenious custom-built funny cars.

KING & COUNTRY

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster, James Villiers.

Directed by: Joseph Losey.

In Joseph Losey’s stirring anti-war film, a tough, no-nonsense British Army lawyer (Dick Bogarde) is assigned to defend a lowly private (Tom Courtenay) at his court martial. The private has been accused of desertion during battle. The lawyer, Captain Hargreaves is convinced this young man should fry. However, as the trial progresses and the strain of three horrible years endured at the Allied front is revealed, the more he is compelled to spare the youth from a firing squad. Winner of the British Academy Award for Best Picture of 1964. Courtenay won the Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival.

 

06/22/00

THE BEACH LANDS DAY-AND-DATE ON VIDEO AND A SENSATIONAL DVD - MY 25, 2000

One of Hollywood's most dynamic young actors, Academy Award' nominated Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic) sizzles in Fox Home Entertainment's must-see, adrenaline-drenched, tantalizingly $40 million intriguing journey, THE BEACH, landing on video (rental) and DVD (for sale or rental) July 25, 2000. From the director of Trainspotting comes a suspenseful, riveting and exotic action-packed adventure about a paradise both found and lost. An "intense movie-going experience" (Ted Goldenberg, WSVN-TV), this invigorating and tempting tale that explores the hidden perils and dark places that lurk just beyond the shores of paradise co-stars volatile Robert Carlyle (Angela's Ashes), sexy Virginie Ledoyen (A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries) and hot up-and-comer Guilluame Canet (Barracuda).

THE BEACH DVD

Arriving day and date with the VHS rental video launch, THE BEACH also makes its exciting debut on a sensational DVD for 34.98 U.S./$41.98 Canada. In addition to such Fox DVD features as English Dolby Surround sound and anamorphic widescreen format (aspect ratio 2.35;1), THE BEACH DVD is brimming with loads of added features including, a commentary by Director Danny Boyle, deleted scenes, an alternate ending and beginning, a special All Saints music video "Pure Shores," theatrical trailers, TV Spots and a storyboard gallery. Furthermore, the DVD contains English 5.1 Surround, French and English Dolby Surround and English and Spanish subtitles.

THE BEACH SYNOPSIS

"Leonardo DiCaprio is electrifying" (David Sheehan, CBS-TV) in this action-packed, dangerously seductive thriller about a young man's quest for the ultimate adventure. "Full of surprises, twists and turns, love and romance, lust and desire" (Maria Sallas, GEMS), THE BEACH explores the secret perils and dark places that lurk just beyond the shores of paradise...

 


SPECIAL EDITION OF HITCHCOCK’S NORTH BY NORTHWEST DEBUTS AUGUST 29 ON DVD FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Packed With Extras, DVD Includes Commentary From Screenwriter Ernest Lehman And All-New Documentary With Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau And Hitchcock’s Daughter, Patricia

NORTH BY NORTHWEST -- Alfred Hitchcock’s sleek masterwork starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason -- will be released for the first time ever on DVD and as a VHS Special Edition on August 29. Warner Home Video is distributing the film on DVD for $24.98 SRP and on VHS for $19.98 SRP/$13.95 MAP. Nominated for three Academy Awards® including Best Screenplay and called "one of the all-time great entertainments" by critic Leonard Maltin, NORTH BY NORTHWEST stars Grant as a Manhattan adman mistaken for a spy who escapes kidnapping and dodges a murder frame-up. Eventually, he eludes that notorious low-flying crop duster and, in the film’s classic climax, rescues Eva Marie Saint on Mount Rushmore. The The all-new digital transfer and stereo remix of NORTH BY NORTHWEST VHS Special Edition, from the 1999 theatrical re-release, available in both standard and widescreen, will have a number of outstanding added features: An all-new behind-the-scenes documentary, "Destination Hitchcock: The Making of North by Northwest," which features Eva Marie Saint, Martin Landau, screenwriter Ernest Lehman and Hitchcock’s only daughter Patricia, an actress who appeared in three of the director’s movies

The film, which is not rated, has a running time of 2 hours and 16 minutes. VHS extras run 35 minutes; DVD extras run 56 ½ minutes.


WARNER HOME VIDEO LETS LOOSE MARTIAL ARTS SUPERSTAR JET LI’S ROMEO MUST DIE AUGUST 1 ON DVDSTARS IN $55 MILLION BOX-OFFICE HIT PREMIERING AUGUST 1 ON DVD AND VIDEO.

ROMEO MUST DIE, the rapid-fire action movie starring martial arts phenomenon Jet Li ("Lethal Weapon 4"), is alive and kicking August 1 when it makes its debut for rental on video and for sale on DVD in a special web-enabled version at

$24.98 SRP/$19.95 MAP. Joel Silver, who produced the Academy-Award®-winning "The Matrix," also produced ROMEO MUST DIE, the $55-million theatrical box-office hit which marks the first directorial effort for well-known cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak and the first English language leading role for Li.

The ROMEO MUST DIE DVD and DVD-ROM will also contain a number of added features, highlighted by an exclusive web link to an awesome new interactive challenge called "A Martial Arts Experience," in which players can "fight" their way through the film as an actual character.

The ROMEO MUST DIE DVD has the following:

The enhanced features for DVD-ROM PCs include:

In ROMEO MUST DIE, Jet Li plays legendary ex-cop Han, who makes his way from a Hong Kong jail to Oakland upon hearing of his brother’s murder during a brutal turf war between the city’s powerful Asian and African-American gangs. While trying to uncover the truth behind the bloodshed, he shares an attraction with Trish O’Day (played by Aaliyah in her film debut), even though their families are bitter rivals. Soon, Han becomes a target, but unlike his attackers who use weapons, Han is a weapon…and falling into his sightline can be a deadly mistake.

ROMEO MUST DIE also stars Delroy Lindo ("The Cider House Rules"), Henry O ("Snow Falling On Cedars"), Russell Wong ("The Joy Luck Club"), Isaiah Washington ("True Crime"), D.B. Woodside (TV’s "The Temptations) and Anthony Anderson ("Me, Myself & Irene"). Written by Eric Bernt and John Jarell, from a story by Mitchell Kapner, the film was produced by Joel Silver and Jim Van Wych, and executive produced by Dan Cracchiolo.

06/21/00

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT CONFIRMS SUSPIRIA FOR RELEASE ON DVD

SUSPIRIA will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment in early 2001 on DVD in its original uncensored version and featuring a widescreen (2.35 :1) transfer enhanced for 16:9 TVs. Expect additional features and specifications similar to Anchor Bay's other releases in the Dario Argento Collection such as Deep Red and Inferno. Trivia Note: William Lustig, who will be producing the DVD for Anchor Bay, supervised the transfer for the still-definitive Magnum Video release of SUSPIRIA back in the late 1980s.

06/16/00

COVER SCANS AND MENU SCREENS FROM SYNAPSE FILMS

Don May Jr. over at Synapse Films sent us some artwork from their upcoming titles SHE KILLED IN ECSTACY and THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE.  Just thought you might get a kick out of seeing some of it:

06/15/00

SUSPIRIA TO COME TO DVD FROM ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT

Bill Lustig has officially acquired the rights to Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA on behalf of Anchor Bay Entertainment!!!! Reportedly the source print will be coming directly from 20th Century Fox!!! It will be released sometime next year. More details will be posted as they become available. This information comes courtesy of Edwin Samuelson of DVD Maniacs.


DON MAY OF SYNAPSE FILMS REBUTTAL TO VIDEO BUSINESS ARTICLE ON THEIR RELEASE OF TRIUMPH OF THE WILL

The following was sent to us by Don May Jr. of Synapse Films, I have decided to post it in its entirety.

To Whom It May Concern:

I have just read a small article in the June 12, 2000 issue of Video Business magazine regarding our upcoming DVD release of TRIUMPH OF THE WILL and I am shocked and dismayed.  I felt the need to email my response to you about this article to set the record straight.  I hope that you can share it with your readers.  I feel it was a horrible piece of journalism that does not accurately reflect our beliefs or the almost half hour conversation I had with the Video Business interviewer, Enrique Rivero.

The article, entitled "Synapse Releases Nazi Film" is arguably an exploitive, unnecessary title.  Right from the get go, the reader is drawn to the article with the word "nazi" and some readers may immediately think, based on our previous DVD titles, Synapse is only releasing this title because of the controversial content.  This is untrue.  There were many different ways to title this article and this would’ve been the last thing I wanted used.  How about the following suggestion:  "Synapse Releases TRIUMPH OF THE WILL".  A much less exploitive title, don’t you think?  The film’s name is well known enough that people interested would’ve been drawn to the text anyway.

The second paragraph states the disc will include DAY OF FREEDOM and then goes on to promote another competing companies product in an article about our release.  Well, thanks a lot!  Sure, the short film is available somewhere else, but writing this article and not mentioning the other features of our DVD does the release and our company a complete disservice. What about those other things I mentioned in the interview and my press release?  Where are they listed?  No mention of our DVDs audio commentary. No mention that the film will be our first RSDL (dual layer) title.  No mention that we are giving a donation to the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. with each sale.  Regardless of whom the commentary is by (we have not signed an agreement with the individual yet, but he has verbally said he would contribute.  I opted not to mention the individual’s name during the interview for legal reasons) or how much the total donation would be (which was, at the time of the interview, still being negotiated) these items should’ve been mentioned and they weren't.

Of all the dialogue between Mr. Rivero and myself, I cannot believe that I am quoted with that horribly written sentence stated in the third paragraph. The article quotes me as saying "This movie is historically one of the most sought after ever made."  If memory serves me correctly, I said (among many other things that aren’t even mentioned) that TRIUMPH OF THE WILL is one of the most historically significant films ever made.  Out of the entire conversation, THIS one sentence is what they quote me as saying.  I went into detail about why we were releasing the film with Mr. Rivero, including that we felt what we were doing was important for film preservation.  I mentioned it could be used in schools and universities as an educational tool.  I even mentioned we were using elements provided to us by Robert A. Harris, an individual who has been very important to the preservation of many classic films like Universal’s VERTIGO and Columbia’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and that the Museum of Modern Art was providing us with photos and pictures from their archives.  I guess Mr. Rivero deemed these points as unimportant for your readers but I do not share his judgment or editorial opinions regarding this piece.

Regards,
Don May, Jr.
President, Synapse Films
http://www.synapse-films.com 


DVD ANGLE ANNOUNCES 2 NEW CONTESTS

Starting today on DVD Angle entrants have a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of ID4 courtesy of Fox and 1 of 10 copies of REGRET TO INFORM from New Video. All contests are open to residents of Region 1 who are 18 years or older. People may enter each contest once per day until they close at 11:59 June 30. The DVD Angle contests can be found at the following URL: http://www.dvdangle.com/contest/index.html 

06/14/00

HUNDREDS TURN OUT TO MEET THE GREEN MILE WRITER/DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT AT DVD SIGNING

Studio City, Calif., June 14, 2000 -- Not green and not quite a mile, the line at Dave's Video, The Laser Place in Studio City stretched completely around the store as hundreds of fans waited for 9 hours -- from 4 p.m. 'til 1 a.m. -- to meet THE GREEN MILE's writer/director Frank Darabont.  Darabont was there to sign DVDs of the Best Picture Academy Academy Award® nominee which debuts today from Warner Home Video.  Also on hand was Sherry Vrooman, Special Events Coordinator for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, which will receive a portion from each DVD sale.

"This is the coolest DVD signing I've ever been to," one fan said. Everyone lined up at  4 p.m. outside the Studio City store for the 6:30 p.m. signing.  Initially scheduled to be there for 2 hours, Darabont stayed 6 and finally met the last fan at close to 1:00 a.m. The director graciously took the time to speak with every person in line, offer advice to young director/screenwriters, pose for photos, sign DVDs, posters, magazines and whatever else the crowd brought to him.

Several fans with video cameras asked Darabont to sign them; one asked Darabont to shoot him and his friends. Darabont obliged, then focused the camera toward himself and said, "This has been A Frank Darabont Film."

Virtually everyone who stepped up said that "The Shawshank Redemption" was their favorite all-time movie.  John McCauley from Agoura Hills kiddingly asked Darabont to sign McCauley's 5-month- old baby, Sean. "I couldn't get day-care but I'm a huge fan and wouldn't miss this," said McCauley.

Linda Lukas, Vice President of Dave's Video, The Laser Place and host for the event noted, "most people when they sign try to finish quickly -- not Frank.  He really likes the connection with movie fans."  Ruben Ontal, a Los Angeles city worker, arrived three hours early to be the first fan in line. Ontal, who attends every signing at Dave's Video, The Laser Place said, "I only collect good movies, and 'THE GREEN MILE' is definitely good."

Impressed by how genuine Darabont was, Chris Parrish of Studio City commented "it's amazing how much time he took to talk to everybody and how he drew them out.  Everyone loved him." One of the last to meet Darabont was a woman who was close to having a baby. Darabont joked, "were you pregnant when you came in here?"

As the evening drew to a close Darabont, who is writing six days a week to finish the screenplay for his next project, shook the stiffness out of his hand and said, "The only other time I signed my name this much was on my mortgage application." Then he announced happily, "This was my one night out this week and it was great!"

THE GREEN MILE is available for VHS rental and for sale on DVD, priced at $24.98 SRP, with these special features: an exclusive 10-minute behind-the-scenes documentary titled "Walking the Mile"; original theatrical trailer; widescreen format; subtitles; and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.  The film will also be available on VHS with Spanish subtitles.


CLOSE THE SUMMER WITH CLASSIC TALES OF FRIGHT AND FUN IN MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT'S SEPTEMBER DVD RELEASES

Screams of terror and loads of laughter headline the sensational September DVD releases from MGM Home Entertainment. All titles are available on September 19 for $19.98 each

Titles Include:

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR
They thought they'd bought their dream house. What they got was a hellish nightmare! Based on the best-selling novel, this "spooky study in psychological terror" (Los Angeles Times) will hit you where you live! Running Time: 119 minutes Catalog Number: 1000974 MPAA: R

BEACH PARTY
This is the bash at the beach that launched them all, the original Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello beach movie that defined the California generation and introduced the surf sound of Dick Dale and the Del-Tones. Running Time: 98 minutes Catalog Number: 1000975 MPAA: Not rated

BIKINI BEACH
Frankie and Annette are back along with Harvey Lembeck. Don Rickles and Stevie Wonder for another sexy sand-fest to welcome "Potato Bug," a wacky British moppet singer to the beach for some hip-shakin' fun in the sun. Running Time: 90 minutes Catalog Number: 100097 MPAA: Not rated

A BUCKET OF BLOOD
A beatnik wanna-be sculptor finally catches the attention of the coffee-house cats and becomes the coolest daddy-o around when he puts his sweat, tears - and someone else's blood - into his art! Running Time: 120 minutes Catalog Number: 100096 MPAA Not rated

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Combining a true-to-life storyline and an amalgam of eye-popping animation and live-action styles that are "undeniably stunning" (New York Post), Heavy Traffic is a wildly entertaining landmark in animation. Running Time: 76 minutes Catalog Number: 1000979 MPAA: R

PAJAMA PARTY
Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello and Dorothy Lamour move the action from the beach to the bedroom in this fun, lighthearted comedy that finds a visitor from Mars learning a lesson or two about the birds and the bees. Running Time: 84 minutes Catalog Number: 1000980 MPAA: Not rated

STRANGER THAN PARADISE
Best First Feature winner at Cannes in 1984, .Jim Jarmusch's "bracingly original avant-garde black comedy" (Variety) about three slackers on a self-discovery road trip to Florida is "extremely entertaining" (Boxoffice). Running Time: 89 minutes Catalog Number: 1000981 MPAA: R

THE DELTA FORCE
When American tourists are held hostage in Beirut, an elite team of U.S. commandos are deployed to rescue them in this action-packed film filled with "fact, fantasy and heavy-duty adventure" (Variety) ! Running Time: 128 minutes Catalog Number: 1000983 MPAA: R

DELTA FORCE 2
Colonel Scott McCoy (Chuck Norris) and his squad of freedom fighters wage war on a powerful South American drug lord in this riveting action/adventure. Running Time: 120 minutes Catalog Number: 1000984 MPAA: R

DILLINGER
Notorious gangster John Dillinger (Warren Oates) squares off against FBI agent Mel Purvis (Ben Johnson) in this explosive crime thriller bristling with intense action and shocking suspense. Running Time: 109 minutes Catalog Number: 1000985 MPAA: R

FROGS
Joan Van Ark's performance will put knots in your stomach in this creepy, crawly, amphibian thriller about green slimy monsters that keep her and co-stars Ray Milland and Sam Elliot hopping. Running Time: 100 minutes Catalog Number: 1000986 MPAA: PG

TALES OF TERROR
Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone are haunting, harrowing and horrifically hip as they mix it up in this trilogy of terror based on Edgar Allen Poe's terrifying and horrific tales. Running Time: 111 minutes Catalog Number: 208151 MPAA: Not rated

06/13/00

DVD THE PERFECT FATHER’S DAY GIFT

Got a press release today from the DVD Entertainment Group that indicates that DVD is the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Well, you know what, I have to agree with them. What does Dad really want? Another crappy tie or a really cool action movie on DVD? Heck, DVD players are getting so cheap; all you kiddies can chip in and get Dad a new player, if he doesn’t already own one. So get Dad something cool this year and buy him a DVD player or some kick-ass discs to feed it! Visit the DVD Entertainment Group at http://www.dvdinformation.com/ 


NEW LINE HOME VIDEO ON-LINE CHAT

On Wednesday, June 14th, the Home Theater Forum will be holding a LIVE CHAT with New Line Cinema Home Video. Chat begins at 9pm EST, 8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST, 2am GMT. Be certain to read the chat rules before entering the chat. You can find the chat area at the following URL: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/home/chat.html 

06/12/00

COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO TO RELEASE "FARINELLI" AND "RUNAWAY" ON DVD

On August 22, 2000 Columbia TriStar Home Video will release the following titles on DVD:

FARINELLI

The amazing true story of the world famous castrato in a sumptuous, sexy drama of high notes and even higher passions.

RUNAWAY

A detective (Selleck) must track down and terminate a madman (Simmons) who converts user-friendly robots into ruthless assassins.

 


PARAMOUNT AUGUST DVD RELEASES

TYCUS

THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!

THE NAKED GUN 21/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR

NAKED GUN 33 1/3: THE FINAL INSULT

SHANE

DETERRENCE

THE NEXT BEST THING

BRAVEHEART


WARNER HOME VIDEO’S JULY DVD RUNDOWN

SPACE JAM - July 25 Catalog #18317

In this newly enhanced DVD, Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes characters wager a winner-takes-all basketball game against the Nerdlucks, a gang of tiny space creatures. Unaware that the aliens can "absorb" talent from Earth’s top basketball players, the Looney Tunes team capture their own secret weapon, Michael Jordan, and transport him to Looney Tunes Land to play in the big game.

Special features on this all-new DVD include:

MY DOG SKIP - July 11 Catalog #18286

Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle), Kevin Bacon (Murder in the First, JFK) and Eddie the dog from "Frasier" star in this adaptation of the best-selling memoir from award-winning author Willie Morris. The story follows young Willie as he transitions from being a sheltered, nine-year-old boy to a confident young man who discovers the wonders of growing up with the help of his best friend, a fun-loving terrier named Skip.

DVD features include:

THE WHOLE NINE YARDS - July 18 Catalog #18381

Matthew Perry (Three to Tango, Fools Rush In) stars as Nicholas "Oz" Oseranski, an all-around nice dentist living in suburban Montreal. His new next-door neighbor, Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski, played by Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense), is a hit man hiding out from a dangerous Chicago crime family. Despite their differences, Oz and Jimmy have one thing in common: someone’s trying to kill them both and to stay alive, they’re going to have to stick together. The film also stars Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Natasha Henstridge (Species) and Academy AwardÒ -nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile).

DVD features include:

THE BIG TEASE - July 18 Catalog #17428

In a land where fashion is queen and the perfect ‘do’ will make you king, The Big Tease stars Craig Ferguson (Chain of Fools) as Scottish hairdresser Crawford Mackenzie who arrives in Los Angeles with dreams to compete for the prestigious Platinum Scissors Award at the World Freestyle Hairdressing Championship. Described as "‘Rocky’ in curlers," The Big Tease was embraced by critics during its theatrical release.

DVD features include:

THE CRUSH - July 18 Catalog #12926

Cary Elwes (Cradle Will Rock, Kiss the Girls) and Alicia Silverstone (Batman & Robin) star in this tale of obsession and revenge. When Elwes moves into a garage apartment in a picturesque suburb, his landlady's daughter takes more than a passing interest in him. Her infatuation turns violent when he rejects her, and she sets out to ruin him, his work and his girlfriend. If she can't have him, no one will.

DVD features include:

DIABOLIQUE - July 18 Catalog #14204

Sharon Stone (The Muse, Sphere), Isabelle Adjani (Paparazzi), Chazz Palminteri (Analyze This) and Kathy Bates (Primary Colors, Misery) star in this suspenseful tale of a clever murder collaboration between the vengeful wife and mistress of a cruel schoolmaster. Scrutiny and paranoia set in for both women when the secretly disposed of body disappears from its burial location and the schoolmaster is seen alive by one of his students.

DVD features include:

TRIAL BY JURY - July 18 Catalog #13515

Joanne Whalley (The Guilty) is a juror in the trial of a mob boss. When her young son’s life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn’t done. The film’s all-star cast includes Armand Assante (The Road to El Dorado), Gabriel Byrne (End of Days, Stigmata) and William Hurt (One True Thing, Lost in Space).

DVD features include:

WHITE SANDS - July 11 Catalog #12532

Willem Dafoe (The English Patient, Clear and Present Danger), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves), Mickey Rourke (Diner) and Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, Shaft Returns) star in this suspenseful film about a small town sheriff who finds a body in the desert along with a suitcase containing $500,000. When he assumes the man’s identity in order to solve the murder, he stumbles into a dangerous FBI investigation and a spiral of intrigue.

DVD features include:

SILENT FALL - July 18 Catalog #13569

Richard Dreyfuss (Nuts, The Goodbye Girl), Linda Hamilton (Batman Beyond: The Movie), John Lithgow (The Pelican Brief) and Liv Tyler (Armageddon) star in this thriller about an autistic boy who witnesses his parents’ double murder and the controversial therapy used to probe the child’s mind in order to solve the case.

DVD features include:

FREEJACK - July 11 Catalog #16373

Emilio Estevez (The Outsiders), Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Rene Russo (Lethal Weapon movies) and Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones) star is this futuristic time travel tale about a team of ferocious bodysnatchers planning to kidnap a healthy body and sell it to an ailing rich man for a mind transfer operation.

DVD features include:


VCI HOME VIDEO JULY DVDS

IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE

Starring: Diana Rigg, Judi Bowker, Pamela Brown, Gwen Watford, Brian Hankesley. Directed By: George Schaefer

"IN THIS HOUSE OF BREDE" is the story of Phillipa’s (Diana Rigg) search for love in the mysterious, sequestered world of Benedictine nuns at Brede Abbey. It tells of her tormented relationships with two women: a young novice who questions her fidelity to her vows which causes her pain, and an older woman whose hatred almost destroys her. She ultimately learns to love both in equal measure. Based on the best-selling novel by Rumer Godden and filmed on location at genuine convents in London and Ireland. "…a spiritually moving, tender, beautifully acted production…" - New York Daily News

THE BRAVE ONE

Starring: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos, Joi Lansing, Elsa Cardenas.

Directed By Irving Rapper.

A simple yet charming story for the entire family about a Mexican boy’s efforts to save his beloved pet bull from a certain death in the arena. With a wonderful score by Victor Young. The film earned an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture Story for Robert Rich (a.k.a. Dalton Trumbo).

THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS

Starring: Warrene Ott, Rad Fulton, Ray Dannis, Sally Frei.

Directed By T.L.P. Swicegood

An unholy alliance is formed, in a small town, between the local mortician and a greasy spoon, in this very black, very funny, very low-budget cult film from the 60s. The undertaker and his pals (a gang of motorcycle-riding, knife-wielding, psychos) begin to supply body parts to the local café, which then (sickly) uses them in their daily special. Thus Sally Lamb (victim number one) becomes the blue-plate special,‘leg-of-lamb’ …get the picture?

ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER

Starring: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains. Directed By Archie Mayo

Paul Muni gives another classic performance in this wonderful fantasy about a notorious gangster who is murdered by a double-crossing partner. While in Hell, he makes a deal with the Devil, played with relish by Claude Rains, to return to earth… only to double-cross him in the end. BONUS: Contains a classic 1940 RKO comedy short starring Leon Errol, titled "Lord Epping Returns," with Dorothy Granger, Harry Harvey and Claire Carleton.

 

06/11/00

REMINDER: DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT TO SIGN DVD COPIES OF THE GREEN MILE ON JUNE 13, 2000

Frank Darabont, the director of the motion picture hit THE GREEN MILE, will make a special in-store appearance to sign copies of DVD on the day it is released. A portion from the sale of each DVD will go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The signing will take place Tuesday, June 13; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DAVE'S VIDEO, THE LASER PLACE; 12144 Ventura Blvd. (just west of Laurel Canyon) Studio City 818/760-3472.


SPINAL TAP ON THE ROAD TO REVIVAL AND TO DVD

MGM in association with STUDIOCANAL to re-release THIS IS SPINAL TAP in theaters and on Special Edition DVD/VHS

DVD to Include New Original Material and More than One Hour of Rare Footage

A full-on revival of all things Spinal Tap is beginning this summer. THIS IS SPINAL TAP, the classic rockumentary Newsweek calls, The funniest movie ever made about rock and roll, is being re-released in theaters and on special edition DVD/VHS by MGM Home Entertainment, in association with European film studio, STUDIOCANAL. Other activities include personal appearances on VH1; the debut of a much anticipated, newly recorded single; Listen.com promotion, college screenings, as well as a star-studded Hollywood fanfest at the famed House of Blues. Arriving on September 12, the videocassette of THIS IS SPINAL TAP will be available for $14.95 with the DVD priced at $29.98. Prior to the film s availability in stores, the film THIS IS SPINAL TAP will be re-released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, through a special arrangement with STUDIOCANAL, in select theaters across the nation. www.spinaltap.com is tracking the comeback.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer used the film s original elements to create a new digital transfer, remixed by Spinal Tap and presented for the first time in 5.1 Dolby Digital sound. The DVD will include more than one hour of additional scenes taken from 30 hours of original camera negative unearthed by STUDIOCANAL in 1996 from a salt mine in Kansas. Die-hard fans will relish the fact that much of this material has never been seen before.

On June 22, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) will be featured live on the hit VH1 show, "The List." This appearance will be the first occasion the band has performed together in years. To keep these "bad boys of rock" in line, VH1 has secured Polymer Records Artist Relations rep Bobbi Flekman (Fran Drescher) as host of "The List," while special guest drummer Mick Fleetwood will be filling in due to the presumed death of Tap s latest drummer. Later in the summer, VH1 will air a special Where Are They Now?

dedicated entirely to Spinal Tap.

This summer, MGM Home Entertainment will join forces with Listen.com by featuring two unique promotions on their site. Rolling Stone magazine will communicate details of these promotions and general Spinal Tap activity in a two-page spread ad. In the first contest, visitors of the site will be asked to submit 50 word entries or video auditions describing why they should be Spinal Tap s next drummer. The winner of this contest will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the film s premiere and the exclusive Spinal Tap concert at the House of Blues. For the second promotion, Listen.com will create a dedicated microsite devoted to anything and everything having to do with Spinal Tap. Visitors of this microsite can enter to win a range of outrageous Spinal Tap product.

THIS IS SPINAL TAP Special Edition DVD Featuring a new digital transfer and a remixed 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack, the THIS IS SPINAL TAP DVD includes over 100 minutes of added-value elements:

Realistically capturing the essence of Tap s members as brilliant musicians and talented wordsmiths with a true love for the art form, Rob Reiner s first film, THIS IS SPINAL TAP will live in history for future generations as the best spoof of the rock-n-roll scene. Opening with the band s sold-out New York tour (venue capacity: 100) and ending with their riveting performance at a Santa Monica amusement park puppet gallery, THIS IS SPINAL TAP combines early TV appearances with live concert footage and soul-searching interviews in a film that is nothing short of phenomenal. Guest, McKean and Shearer play core band members Nigel Tufnel (lead guitarist), David St. Hubbins (lead singer) and Derek Smalls (bass guitarist) respectively. Billy Crystal, June Chadwick, Fran Drescher, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Shaffer, Bruno Kirby, Howard Hesseman, Dana Carvey, Anjelica Huston and more, make cameo appearances.

 

06/08/00

INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EDITION DETAILS

Fox’s Blockbuster Special Effects-Filled Action/Adventure Makes Its Highly Anticipated DVD Debut June 27!

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Out-Of-This-World "Special Edition" DVD Includes Never-Before-Released Extras And Free Access To ID4 ONLINE - An All-New Online-Only 3-D Space Combat Game

The second-biggest selling live-action video and one of the most highly requested titles ever for DVD release, Fox’s Academy Award’ winning, special effects-filled action/adventure blockbuster, INDEPENDENCE DAY, makes its DVD debut in a breathtaking two-disc SPECIAL EDITION set, and returns to video, on June 27, 2000, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE). Offering consumers the ultimate ID4 movie experience, the eagerly anticipated DVD release of this overwhelming audience favorite features a squadron of electrifying extras -- including over 5-1/2 hours of special programming that has never before been available to own and more than 550 fascinating stills from all facets of the movie’s production. Also included in the exciting new SPECIAL EDITION DVD set are nine minutes of deleted footage, a surprising alternate movie ending and a special link that allows viewers one month free subscription to an explosive all-new 3-D online-only, multi-player, space combat game, ID4 ONLINE. The biggest film of 1996 and one of the top ten grossing films of all time, INDEPENDENCE DAY, is a thrilling rush of excitement for all audiences that finally and spectacularly answers the question of whether we are alone in the universe. The state-of-the-art two-disc SPECIAL EDITION DVD is priced at $34.98 S.R.P ($41.98 Canada).

Directed by Roland Emmerich, produced by Dean Devlin and written by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, INDEPENDENCE DAY boasts a stellar cast that includes Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Cohn, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, Harvey Fierstein, Harry Connick, Jr., Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner. Featuring some of the most awe-inspiring special effects ever, INDEPENDENCE DAY won the 1997 Academy Award" for Best Special Effects.

All-New Online-Only 3-D Game

This ROM-enabled DVD includes a link and one month free subscription to the multi-player online-only 3D space combat game, ID4 ONLINE (a $9.95 value). Developed by the acclaimed creators of INDEPENDENCE DAY and Mythic Entertainment, the all-new game’s breathtaking features include persistent characters, a realistic physics model, beautifully rendered ships, and heart-pounding gaming action. It offers players the choice of participating as either an Alien or Human, to do battle across space, with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. No mere "shooter" game, players of the spectacular new online offering are able to upgrade their ship by "purchasing" new hulls, shield generators, engines and weapons, as their experience and ranking in the game grows with each new success. Introducing fans of the movie and game fans to a new level of sophistication previously unavailable in online-only multi-player games, ID4 ONLINE cannot be purchased in stores and is available only online.

SPECIAL EDITION DVD Features

Marking the DVD debut of INDEPENDENCE DAY the two-disc SPECIAL EDITION set is loaded with extras, including an exciting mull-story option which allows viewers to choose between the theatrical or special edition version (which contains nine minutes of restored footage). Featuring many three-dimensional animated menu screens and seamless transitions, the DVD set also includes the compelling "HBO First Look: Independence Day" documentary hosted by Jeff Goldblum that was originally created for HBO, and a mockumentary of a real life alien invasion, titled "ID4 Invasion." Both exciting DVD-only added-value extras have never been available to own. Also featured on the DVD set is "Creating Reality," a fascinating 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary that gives audiences an inside look at how the action-packed feature was created.

The discs also include scene-specific commentary by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich; all-new running commentary by Academy Award-winning special effects supervisors Volker Engel and Doug Smith; an expansive section displaying picturesque storyboards and artwork used in the film’s pre-production; production stills; multiple theatrical trailers and television advertising spots; and the film’s original biplane ending sequence that was not used in the final cut of the feature. And, in addition to the exciting all-new online-only 3-D game, IN ONLINE, the DVD features an all-new disc-based shockwave game where players must fight to save cities from alien destruction. This game is available exclusively on the

SPECIAL EDITION INDEPENDENCE DAY DVD.

THX-certified and transferred by a 16:9 widescreen anamorphic process, the DVD is presented in its original widescreen theatrical format (aspect ratio 2.35:1). It includes English 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 surround sound and French 2.0 surround sound, as well as English and Spanish language subtitles.

Synopsis

INDEPENDENCE DAY delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies. But, wonder turns into terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world’s only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders before it’s the end of mankind.

 


COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO TO RELEASE THE 1959 CLASSIC "SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER" ON DVD

DVD ADDED VALUE ELEMENTS:

Synopsis

In 1937, a rich New Orleans widow, Mrs. Venable (Hepburn), offers to fund a hospital for a state asylum if Dr. Cukrowicz (Clift) will perform a lobotomy on her niece Catherine (Taylor). Distraught over the death of her son Sebastian the previous summer in Europe, Mrs. Venable is eager to forget the mysterious circumstances of his death, which Catherine witnessed and apparently caused her to go mad.

*****

"LEON, THE PROFESSIONAL" DIRECTOR'S CUT COMES TO DVD FROM COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO

SYNOPSIS

Mathilda (Portman), a twelve year-old New York girl, is living an undesirable life with her family. Her father stores drugs for two-faced cop Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Only her little brother keeps Mathilda from cracking up. One day, Stansfield and his team kill the whole family as revenge on her father for stretching the drugs a little. Only Mathilda, who was out shopping, survives by hiding out in L?on's (Reno) apartment. Soon, she finds out about the strange neighbor's unusual profession - killing - and begs for his help in taking revenge for her little brother's death.  L?on, who is completely inexperienced in fatherly tasks and in friendships, does his best to keep Mathilda out of trouble - unsuccessfully.  Now, the conflict between a killer, who slowly discovers his abilities to live, to feel, to love, and a corrupt police officer, who does anything in his might to get rid of an eye witness, rises to immeasurable proportions - all for the sake of a little twelve year-old girl, who has nearly nothing to lose.

 

06/06/00

COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO TO RELEASE THE CLASSIC "BRIAN'S SONG" ON DVD

SYNOPSIS

This highly-acclaimed winner of five Emmy Awards is one of the best-loved movies ever made for television.  It's the true story of a special relationship between two professional football players.  Gale Sayers (Billy Dee Williams, The Empire Strikes Back) and Brian Piccolo (James Caan, The Godfather, Part II). Both star players for the Chicago Bears, Sayers and Piccolo soon become roommates and best friends.  When Sayers suffers a knee injury in mid-season, it is Piccolo who prods and inspires him to work toward a complete recovery. Then fate deals a cruel blow when Piccolo is stricken with malignant cancer. The constant support and friendship of Sayers plays a crucial role in Piccolo's heroic fight against the disease.

COLUMBIA TRISTAR HOME VIDEO TO RELEASE  "CAT BALLOU SPECIAL EDITION" DVD

DVD ADDED VALUE ELEMENTS INCLUDE:

SYNOPSIS

In the sleeper hit of 1965, Lee Marvin, in an Academy Award-winning role, stars as both Tim Strawn, a noseless gunslinger, and as Kid Shellen, the woozy, boozy has-been who goes up against Strawn at high-noon.  Jane Fonda, at the height of her sex-kitten period, stars as Catherine "Cat" Ballou, the schoolmarm- turned-outlaw who teams with Kid to protect her father's ranch from a greedy railroad tycoon.

 


IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES JUNE 13 DVD RELEASE OF 'STEELY DAN'S: 2 AGAINST NATURE LIVE'

Image Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISK), a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the June 13 home video release of Steely Dan's "2 Against Nature Plush TV Jazz-Rock Party in hi-fi Stereo." The program, taped at New York's Sony Studios in January, includes such Steely Dan signature-tunes as "Green Earrings," "Bad Sneakers," "FM," "Black Friday," "Babylon Sister," "Kid Charlemagne" and "Peg."  From the new album, the band performs the hit single, "Cousin Dupree" as well as "Janie Runaway," "Gaslighting Abbie," "Jack of Speed" and others.     Steely Dan's "2 Against Nature" album was released on February 29 and debuted in the "Top 10" on the Billboard Charts.  The band, comprised of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, has not released a studio album since 1980's best-selling "Gaucho."  The DVD of the concert will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Multi-Channel audio tracks on the same disc.  In addition, the program will feature exclusive interview footage of the band.


SYNAPSE STREET DATE CHANGES

SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY
Because of some last minute subtitling changes, the street date for SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY has been moved to July 25,2000.  The title is currently in the authoring stage and may come out sooner, but right now this is our best estimate for a release date.

THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
An incredible amount of audio work needed to be performed on this title that we did not forsee.  The title is now finished and currently in the authoring stage.  Our best estimate is also July 25,2000.

A BETTER PLACE: SPECIAL EDITION DVD
The film transfer is finished with the additional scenes added.  The extensive amount of work being performed on the audio remix with Lucasfilm, Ltd. is taking longer than anticipated.  To be safe, we are moving the street date for A BETTER PLACE to August 22, 2000.

EVIL DEAD TRAP
We have yet to recieve the theatrical trailer or the audio commentary from the Licensor.  The transfer is finished and the subtitles are nearing completion.  Because we have not received the commentary, we do not know to what extent it will need to be edited.  Until further notice, the street date for EVIL DEAD TRAP should be changed to August 29,2000


A-PIX STREET DATE CHANGES

THE ITALIANS (DVD)  Moved to 7/25/2000
SHOWGIRLS STORIES (DVD)  Moved to 7/25/2000
SKYSCRAPERS, BRIDGES & TUNNELS (all)  Moved to 7/25/2000
THREE PERFECT DAYS II  (all)  Moved to 7/18/2000

06/05/00

NEW DVD WEB SITE PREMIERES TODAY

George R. Reis has launched a new DVD web site today. DVD Drive-In (www.dvddrive-in.com) is dedicated to horror genre films on DVD. Today’s launch features a Richard Gordon interview, as well as George Reis’ continuing AIP campaign, which is a carry over from old DVD Nightmare.

06/02/00

DIRECTOR FRANK DARABONT TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE TO SIGN DVDS OF THE GREEN MILE ON THE DAY OF ITS RELEASE

Frank Darabont, the director of the motion picture hit THE GREEN MILE, which was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture will make a special in-store appearance to sign copies of DVD on the day it is released. A portion from the sale of each DVD will go to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The signing will take place Tuesday, June 13; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at DAVE'S VIDEO, THE LASER PLACE; 12144 Ventura Blvd. (just west of Laurel Canyon) Studio City 818/760-3472.

06/01/00

ARTISAN HOME ENTERTAINMENT SETS THE STANDARD FOR DVD CONTENT ONCE AGAIN

T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD

DVD 18 Format Supports Unprecedented Amount of Content, Including Three Different Versions of Schwarzenegger Classic And More Than 40 Special Features

Artisan Home Entertainment, a leader in the application of DVD technologies, announced today that it will present T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD on DVD 18. This new DVD, a must-own title for all who appreciate the dazzling capabilities of DVD technologies, contains three different versions of James Cameron's classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, in addition to more than 40 Special Features. T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD has a pre-order date of July 25 and streets on August 29 with an SRP of $39,98. The announcement was made by Steve Beeks, President, Artisan Home Entertainment.

"Artisan has been a leader in the use of DVD technology and was the first to introduce a title in DVD 18 with the popular six-hour Stephen King miniseries The Stand," noted Steve Beeks, President, Artisan Home Entertainment. "As one of the all-time best-selling action titles, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is especially well suited to DVD technologies. T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD is a quantum heap forward and we predict that consumers will quickly decide that their DVD libraries are incomplete without it."

Besides the theatrical version of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY, T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD will offer a Special Edition Version of the classic film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that contains 15 minutes of additional footage. A third "hidden" version of the film will contain 5 minutes more than the Special Edition Version that have never been seen before. All will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX, Dolby Surround 2.0, and DTS 5.1 ES sound, as well as cast and crew audio commentary and English subtitles. A DVD-ROM program enables viewing the film while simultaneously reading the script and looking at storyboards.

Among the features on the DVD are The Making of Terminator 2; Judgment Day, which chronicles the creation of one of the biggest box office hits of the 1990s, from the action-packed shoot throughout the state of California to the eye popping visual effects. T2: More Than Meets the Eye reveals the scenes that were cut from the theatrical version of the film, together with a discussion of them by the filmmakers. T2-3D: Breaking The Screen Barrier provides an in-depth look at the popular theme park rides based on the classic film.

T2- THE ULTIMATE EDITION DVD offers literally dozens of additional features for those fans who can't get enough of James Cameron's classic tale starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cyborg sent back in time to protect the young boy who is destined to lead a human resistance movement against the repressive computer-run society of the future.

The many additional features include:

 


SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DVD ANGLE

DVD Angle has broken the 700th review mark. They have also launched a new section. The folks from DVD Nightmare have joined them to deliver DVD Angle's Nightmare (http://nightmare.dvdangle.com). There are also 3 contests on the DVD Angle web site. Entrants have a chance to win 1 of 10 copies of Sleepy Hollow, 1 of 10 copies of Fight Club: Special Edition, and 1 copy of Puppet Master DVD Collection. Readers are allowed to enter each contest once per day --http://www.dvdangle.com/contest/index.html  


SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE COMING FROM CENTRAL PARK MEDIA

All Titles Available August 15th

Central Park Media, the foremost distributor of Japanese animation, Asian cinema, and special interest titles, is pleased to announce the DVD releases of the classic cyberpunk anime "Genocyber: The Collection," a compilation of the entire 5 part series, "Weather Woman," the cult hit starring Japanese B-movie queen Kei Mizutani, and "The Silk Road DVD Collection," a sprawling documentary achievement featuring the lush countryside of Asia and the new age music of Kitaro. Also available is the "Weather Woman DVD Collection," a boxed set containing both "Weather Woman" and "Weather Woman Returns."

Each of these titles will be available on August 15th (order cut-off July 17th). "Genocyber: The Collection" will be priced at $39.99. "The Silk Road DVD Collection" (a 4 disc collector's boxed set) will be available for $129.99. The "Weather Woman" DVD will sell for $29.99, and the "Weather Woman DVD Collection" (a 2 disc collector's boxed set) will be priced at $49.99.

GENOCYBER: THE COLLECTION

As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations. The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor: the Genocyber: a nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence!

THE SILK ROAD DVD COLLECTION

For thousands of years, the fabled Silk Road, as traveled by Marco Polo, was the link between the people of Europe and the vast riches of China. Spanning the distance between Istanbul and the major cities of China, the Silk Road witnessed an ongoing parade of goods and traders, carrying with them their art, religion, and culture. Now, the Silk Road comes alive in an unparalleled documentary achievement. The first co-production of China Central TV and the outside world, this series was ten years in the making, and produced at a cost exceeding $50 million. The entrancing soundtrack made the composer/performer Kitaro a worldwide star, and has sold millions of copies to date. The Silk Road has been aired to huge critical acclaim in over 25 countries, and remains to this day the highest rated documentary series in Japan's television history.

WEATHER WOMAN

In the cut-throat world of TV broadcasting, where the ratings are everything, you have to be willing to show it all. When saucy Keiko is hired to give the weather report, she creates a media frenzy when she flashes her underwear to the entire watching world! Soon everyone is tuning in to see what their favorite weather woman will do next. Widescreen format.

WEATHER WOMAN DVD COLLECTION

The rival TV station will stop at nothing to crush Keiko, who decides she's through being nice! What follows is a highly sexy and outrageous contest - which instead of beauty and talent, judges costumes and arm wrestling - over who will be the reigning weather woman of all time! Includes both Weather Woman and Weather Woman Returns. The Weather Woman Returns DVD is available exclusively as part of this boxed set and will not be sold separately! Widescreen format.

GENOCYBER: THE COLLECTION DVD

THE SILK ROAD DVD COLLECTION

WEATHER WOMAN

WEATHER WOMAN DVD COLLECTION

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