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04/29/03

LA FEMME NIKITA: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON-- AVAILABLE ON DVD, JULY 8

She's been sentenced to life in a ruthless, clandestine world where beauty and danger collide at every turn, and now Warner Home Video (WHV) is sending her home, by releasing LA FEMME NIKITA: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON on DVD, July 8, 2003.  With one of the most loyal fan bases of any series, LA FEMME NIKITA was the top-rated show on the USA Network during the series' five-year run.  Those fans have been bombarding WHV with emails, letters and phone calls demanding the show's DVD release and now their calls are answered, as LA FEMME NIKITA: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON will be available in a 6-disc boxed set with enhanced content for $99.98 SRP DVD.

From the executive producers of 24, LA FEMME NIKITA stars Peta Wilson as an elite operative for a covert organization dedicated to fighting global terrorism by any means necessary. Wrongly accused of murdering a cop and headed for lethal injection, Nikita is rescued from her fate by the top-secret government organization, Section One.  Under the tutelage of the mysterious Michael (Roy Dupuis), Nikita must rely on her fierce instincts and killer looks to achieve the covert and death-defying objectives of a monolithic establishment that is all too willing to cancel her should her conscience get in the way.  There is no end in sight to the pulse-pounding predicaments and gut-wrenching moral wars she must wage each and every day.

Based on characters created for the film of the same name, LA FEMME NIKITA was a huge hit on USA Network and avoided cancellation in 2000 following a phenomenal letter-writing campaign by fans-and now airs daily on the Oxygen Network.  The series continues to have a loyal and dedicated cult following, boasting over 300 hundred fan sites online and second only to Friends in average number of daily hits among Warner Brothers TV show sites during its run.

The LA FEMME NIKITA: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD includes audio commentary by producers Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and photo galleries.

EPISODE SYNOPSES:

1.            Nikita: Wrongly accused of a murder she didn't commit, Nikita wakes up at a top secret government agency that aims to train her to become an anti-terrorist operative.  Despite her resistance, she is forced to comply in order to stay alive.

2.            Friend: Nikita is assigned to protect Jovan Mijovich, a politician attempting to negotiate peace in his war-torn part of the world, but a chance encounter with a childhood friend puts her at odds with her own past.

3.            Simone: Nikita infiltrates a high-tech terrorist organization, only to discover that Michael's wife Simone, a Section One operative long believed dead, is actually still alive and being held hostage to ensure the organization's survival.

4.            Charity: While investigating a money launderer, Nikita learns about his charity for troubled youth and becomes conflicted.   Section One informs her that his charity is in actuality a front for child slave trade.

5.            Mother: A nuclear trigger is stolen by a cold-blooded terrorist couple and Nikita must pose as the couple's long-lost daughter to get it back.  Unfortunately, this leads to unexpected consequences for both "mother" and "daughter."

6.            Love: Nikita and Michael must pose as a married mercenary couple to infiltrate the compound of an international arms smuggler, only to discover that the canister of nerve gas they are to recover has already been put to very deadly use.

7.            Treason: After a botched attempt to "quietly" capture and deport a foreign anti-terrorist contact, Nikita discovers a traitor in Section One-but one who is being manipulated by the contact, who in turn is holding his son hostage.

8.            Escape: A mysterious Section One operative offers Nikita a seemingly ironclad opportunity to escape from the organization for good, but is the opportunity a real one, or is it just a trick to test her loyalty?

9.            Gray: Section One's directory of all their agents is stolen, but when it falls into the hands of unwitting civilian, Gray Wellman, Nikita is assigned to retrieve the directory at all costs, never suspecting she'll fall in love with Gray.

10.         Choice: Section One is called upon to capture a rogue element of the CIA, but Nikita's continued involvement with Gray Wellman is putting her at risk, forcing her to choose between the organization that controls her and the man she loves.

11.         Rescue: Nikita and Madeline go undercover to rescue Michael from a former Soviet Block country, but a high-ranking military official blows their cover and Michael must convince a new friend to help them all escape.

12.         Innocent: A terrorist group is threatening to detonate a nuclear device in a major American city, unless Nikita can convince the simple pizza delivery man who witnessed the transfer to help her before the organization "cancels" him.

13.         Gambit: The theft of a canister of Cobalt 60 has been thwarted, but the Cobalt has been lost.  Now Madeline must put her life on the line to find out where the canister is, from one of the world's most fearsome terrorists, George Kessler.

14.         Recruit: An operative-in-training kills her trainer in cold blood while on a mission to capture a terrorist, using the excuse that he had repeatedly raped her, and now Nikita must discover the truth behind her outrageous claim.

15.         Obsessed: Section One is powerless to stop one of the world's most dangerous hit men, because he is in possession of information damaging to Western governments, so Nikita is forced to use his abused girlfriend to get to him.

16.         Missing: Section One's mission to eradicate a criminal organization that steals classified information is jeopardized because Operations' son Steven is involved, giving Nikita the opportunity to bargain for her freedom in exchange for Steven's life.

17.         Noise: When Birkoff is forced to defend himself for the very first time, his fear of being killed jeopardizes his ability to protect Section operatives,  Now, unless Nikita can help him overcome his fear, he will be cancelled.

18.         Voices: While working undercover, Nikita is confronted with a known serial rapist, leaving him battered, bruised and subdued, but when an overzealous cop breaks through her cover, she must protect him before he is cancelled.

19.         War: The stolen Directory has fallen into the hands of Red Cell and operatives are being hit around the world, but while trying to capture Red Cell's counterpart to Birkoff, Nikita and Michael are themselves captured and tortured for information.

20.         Verdict: Jovan Mijovich has been elected Premier and Section One has been dispatched to provide security, but when a hostage situation ensues by a man claiming Mijovich raped and blinded his daughter, the fate of the new nation is put at risk.

21.         Brainwash: A strange helmet-like device causes problems for Section One when Nikita uses it to discover what it is, unaware that it is used for brainwashing. Now she may be the greatest threat to her new assignment: the Premier of China.

22.         Mercy: A terrorist kidnaps a young inventor and Nikita is sent to rescue him, but when the mission is unsuccessful, she is given orders to cancel the inventor. Refusing puts her at risk of her own cancellation, unless Michael can save her.

 


THE MOUSE THAT ROARED-- DEBUTING ON DVD JULY 8

Classic Satire Featuring Comedy Legend Peter Sellers Playing a Collection of Hilarious Characters

Classic film comedian and Academy Award Peter Sellers (The Pink Panther, Murder By Death, Bring There) stars in several hilarious roles (in the tradition of Austin Powers) in the satire comedy THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, is premiering on DVD July 8 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED is the outlandish, sidesplitting tale of the fortunes of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, a mythical land on the verge of bankruptcy because its one export, a fine wine, has been undercut by a U.S. company.  Grand Fenwick's Prime Minster (Sellers) and female monarch (Sellers) cook up a scheme to solve the problem - they will declare war on the States, lose, then collect lots of American post-war aid.  Their only mistake is not telling their invasion force leader (Sellers) that he's supposed to lose. Sellers lands in New York City during an air raid drill and finds the streets empty. Wandering about to find someone to surrender to, he discovers a brilliant scientist and his ultimate new weapon that could destroy the Earth.  When they capture him and his bomb, Sellers' cast of characters are faced with a new possibility - what do you do when you win a war?

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED DVD:

 


DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER PREMIERING ON DVD JULY 8

The Original King of Comedy a His Very Best! Funnyman Jerry Lewis Stars in the Outrageous Comedy

Hollywood comedy legend Jerry Lewis (The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy) stars in the classic spy-thriller spoof comedy DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER filled with the hilarious screwball antics for which he's famous, debuting for the first time on DVD July 8 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Jerry plays George Lester, an American in London, who is threatened by divorce from his wife and retreats into daydreams of adventure and grandiose schemes, which constantly get him into trouble.  His first outrageous plan turns his wife's ancestral palace into a Chinese disco, an idea she hardly appreciates.  Forced to raise money to restore the mansion, George unveils an even crazier scheme with the help of his con-man friend, Willy Homer (Terry-Thomas) to sell the Arabs stolen plans for an electronic oil drill. George smuggles the plans into Lisbon where he is supposed to make the big deal, but then learns the plans are phony!  He manages to escape the wrath of the Arabs and promises his wife he'll finally settle down - but wait, he has just one more idea!

DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER DVD:

 


LOOSE CANNONS-- PREMIERING ON DVD JULY 8

Hilarious Buddy Cop Comedy Starring Academy Award® Winner Gene Hackman and Academy Award® Nominee Dan Aykroyd

Funnyman Dan Aykroyd (Grosse Pointe Blank, Evolution) teams up with Academy Award® winner Gene Hackman (Unforgiven, The French Connection) in the screwball buddy-cop comedy LOOSE CANNONS from director Bob Clark (Porky's, Baby Geniuses), coming to DVD for the first time July 8 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Hackman stars as Mac, a Washington, D.C. police detective who teams with a new partner, Ellis - a brilliant police detective who always hides his true identity.  But he's not undercover, he's schizophrenic!  Together, these two mismatched partners along with Ellis' personal cast of thousands tackle a baffling murder with a trail that involves the fight for the possession of a pornographic film starring Adolph Hitler and a prominent German politician.  The FBI and the Israeli secret service can't solve the case, but then they don't have multitude of personalities on their team.  Suspense and comedy collide in this off-the- wall action comedy that's loaded with personality.

LOOSE CANNONS also features a hilarious supporting cast including Dom DeLuise (Cannonball Run), David Alan Grier (Jumanji), Nancy Travis (Three Men and a Baby) and Ronny Cox (Total Recall).

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04/22/03

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JANE FONDA & GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER GEORGE SEGAL STAR IN THE HILARIOUS COMEDY SATIRE FUN WITH DICK AND JANE PREMIERING ON DVD JULY 1

Screwball comedy meets Bonnie & Clyde in FUN WITH DICK AND JANE, the classic madcap social-satire of American values starring double Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda (Klute, Coming Home, 9 to 5) and Golden Globe Award winner George Segal (TVs "Just Shoot Me," Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), coming to DVD for the first time July 1 for a collectable price of $24.95 SLP from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Manager Dick Harper (Segal) and his attractive young wife Jane (Fonda) are used to a comfortable lifestyle. They've just built a swimming pool when Dick is fired unexpectedly - leaving him with a $70,000 debt on the house. They try to hide this from their neighbors and cut down their expenses. But soon its obvious: living on unemployment checks drives them crazy and it's uncertain if they can keep the house. Dick doesn't see another way out other than robbing drug stores - but this takes more skill than expected - and only as a team can Dick and Jane succeed at their life of crime!

Co-starring TV legend Ed McMahon (TV's "Star Search," "The Tonight Show"), FUN WITH DICK AND JANE is hilariously directed by Ted Kotcheff (Weekend at Bernie's, North Dallas Forty).

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PARKER POSEY STARS AS THE MODERN "HOLLY GOLIGHTY" IN THE HILARIOUS ROMANTIC COMEDY PARTY GIRL-- NEW TO DVD ON JULY 1

Indie film favorite Parker Posey (Scream 3) stars as the Gen X version of Holly Golightly in this fun-filled look into New York City nightlife. Available on DVD for the first time on July 1, PARTY GIRL, about a sexy and sassy club kid who's hardly clueless will be priced to own at $24.95 SLP from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Mary (Posey) is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwning an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged she decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ.

Co-starring Liev Schreiber (Scream) and Guillermo Diaz (Stonewall), PARTY GIRL was written and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer.

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SEXY YOUNG ACTRESS MICHELLE WILLIAMS STARS IN THE ROMANTIC COMING-OF-AGE COMEDY ME WITHOUT YOU-- DEBUTING ON DVD JUNE 17

Co-Starring Anna Friel and Kyle MacLachlan

Culver City, CA (April 21, 2003) - Nominated for a 2002 BAFTA Award for Best British Film, ME WITHOUT YOU is the charming and endearing romantic comedy about the agonies and ecstasies of friendship between two young girls over three tumultuous decades in England. The sophomore feature film from acclaimed British writer/director Sandra Goldbacher (The Governess), ME WITHOUT YOU features talented actresses Michelle Williams (TVs "Dawson's Creek," Prozac Nation) and Anna Friel (A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Everlasting Piece), set to premiere on DVD and videocassette June 17 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

One long, hot summer in '70s London, young neighbors Holly (Williams) and Marina (Friel) make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For the troubled, unpredictable Marina, with her seemingly glamorous father and her Valium-addicted mother, Holly is the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, experimental drugs and fashionable self- destruction. Meanwhile, Holly buries herself in books - frustrated with her over protective mother and insecure around her beautiful and possessive best friend. She holds just one secret from Marina: her increasing passion for Marina's brother Nat.

As the years roll by, the girls experience everything life has to offer - sex, love, loss and rock 'n' roll. But eventually for Holly, a friendship which has never been equal gradually begins to feel like a trap.

Featuring an eclectic soundtrack with retro songs from The Clash, Depeche Mode, The Only Ones, Adam & The Ants, The Stranglers, Echo & The Bunnymen and Nick Drake, the film is a vibrant evocation of the fashion and punk musical styles of '70s and '80s Britain. Also co-starring Kyle MacLachlan (TVs "Sex and the City") and Sting's wife Trudie Styler, the poignant and mischievous ME WITHOUT YOU will strike a chord in anyone who has ever lived through friendship and survived to tell the tale.

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04/20/03

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE -- CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED FUTURISTIC NOIR THRILLER PREMIERING JUNE 24 ON SPECIAL EDITION DVD

Touted as one of the greatest Japanese anime imports ever, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE, based on the enormously popular animated television show from acclaimed director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, The Animatrix) and currently airing on Cartoon Network, will be premiering June 24 on Special Edition DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment following its successful national theatrical release.  Priced at $26.95 SLP, the Special Edition DVD will feature dozens of exciting bonus materials including behind-the-scenes featurettes, character profiles, music videos, storyboard comparisons, conceptual art galleries and more.

Critics nationwide have been enthused by COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE, praising the film as "the classiest anime series to be brought to America" (Anime Insider), "a stylish and sexy thriller" (Orange County Register) and "an interstellar treat full of eye-popping visuals and intelligent storytelling!" (Yolk Magazine).  Including the original English-language voices that fans have come to know and love, COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE fuses "cutting-edge sci-fi action" (Heavy Metal Magazine) with stunning animation paced by an original captivating soundtrack.  A nail-biting climax is guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat! 

Mars - 2071 A.D.  On the eve of Halloween, a tanker explodes on a freeway in the crater of Alba City, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. When the surviving witnesses begin to die mysteriously, the police suspect a terrorist attack using a biological weapon and offer an astronomical reward for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction.

On the space ship "Bebop," Spike Spiegel and his crew of intergalactic bounty hunters (muscle-bound brute Jet Black, vixen Faye Valentine, computer whiz Ed and data dog Ein) are in dire straits as usual, but the news of the reward changes everything and this rogue vigilante crew gets on the case, each using his or her own tactics to stop the tragedy.

Spike begins his search to identify the poison on Moroccan Street, where "anything can be had."  He obtains a vase containing a small round capsule from a guy named Rashid.  Meanwhile, using his ISSP connections, Jet comes across a rumor that a pharmaceutical company may be involved in the incident.  After analyzing an image taken from the scene of the crime, Ed and Faye discover that the prime suspect has a tattoo on his arm and further investigation leads to the information that he is a military officer named Vincent Volaju.  The case becomes stranger as they learn, according to official records, that Volaju has been dead for some time and has a dangerous connection with Spike's love interest Elektra.

As the Bebop crew pieces the information together, the mystery takes shape.   A suspect who died a long time ago.  A pharmaceutical conglomerate.  A special unit of the military.  And a mysterious round capsule.  It's obvious that there was more to this incident than just a random terrorist attack.

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE DVD:

Also available is the COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE / Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis DVD 2-pack priced at $48.95 SLP (DVD Cat #01019 / UPC Code: #0-43396-01019-2)

 


IndieDVD BREAKS THE MOLD WITH THE RE-RELEASE OF THE DEVIL’S KEEP

A love for film prevails in the overwhelmingly jaded home video market

In an industry that releases thousands of films a year with only a handful of films making it to audience’s common vernacular, one company above all others has emerged with the same caring and nurturing touch for the films that they release, that one only finds with multi-million dollar budgeted projects. As a prime example, IndieDVD stunned industry experts today by announcing the fact that they plan to re-release a film of theirs, THE DEVIL’S KEEP that was previously released by them as recently as September of 2002—the reason? Because they think that it should have sold better. Not only is the relentless push of a film based solely on its merits an unheard-of concept, but the initial sales figures of THE DEVIL’S KEEP were at a level that most other independent film labels would have considered a highly successful release.

"We had several meetings with Hollywood Video as well as other video buyers who had felt that the original cover of THE DEVIL’S KEEP that was done as a homage to the old Nazi propaganda posters might not convey the action of the film to consumers. So we repackaged it appropriately as an action film and sales are about to double." --Comments IndieDVD President, Jonah E.R. Loeb.

Major studios have re-released films before with changes ranging from new titles, as in the case of Penny Marshall’s Renaissance Man which was re-released as "By the Book" in 1994, or Robert Redford’s "Sneakers" which was released as a comedy to some markets and as a suspense or drama to others.

THE DEVIL’S KEEP Is a conspiracy thriller that pits two High school seniors against CIA agents and surviving Nazi sects in a transnational endgame when they come across the one and only map to the missing gold and treasures that were never recovered after the fall of the Nazis in World War Two.

04/15/03

SEX AND THE CITY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON COMES TO DVD

Additional DVD Content Includes Three Audio Commentaries By Executive Producer Michael Patrick King

After receiving more than 30 awards, including 3 consecutive Golden Globes for Sarah Jessica Parker for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Kim Cattrall) and the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series, a first for a cable TV show, "SEX AND THE CITY®" is returning to video and DVD on May 20. In SEX AND THE CITY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON, Carrie Bradshaw searches for a "soulmate," Samantha looks for intimacy in some strange places, Charlotte confronts the realities of her on-again, off-again marriage and Miranda faces her fears about being alone.

Featuring 18 uncut, half-hour episodes, SEX AND THE CITY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON offers more cameos by famous models, comedians, politicians and actors-from Candice Bergen, Sonja Braga, Heidi Klum and Margaret Cho to Alan Cummings and Ed Koch. Beginning May 20th, SEX AND THE CITY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON will be available in a 3 disc DVD set for the suggested retail price of $49.99 and a 4 cassette VHS collection for $49.92 SRP. (Order Due Date: 4/15/03, Runtime: 540 minutes, Not Rated)

"Hallelujah...the fourth fabulous season of 'SEX AND THE CITY' is here"(Cosmopolitan) and "it's the best 'Sex' yet"(New York Daily News). Praised as "smarter," "more textured"(Chicago Sun Times) and "sassy as ever"(Newsday) the fourth season of "SEX AND THE CITY" is "in great shape-limber, wicked, smart and...fabulous"(Washington Post). Additional DVD Content SEX AND THE CITY: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON on DVD is presented in 4:3 aspect ratio and features bonus materials exclusive to the DVD release, including three audio commentaries by executive producer Michael Patrick King. The DVD set also features cast and filmmaker biographies, episodic previews, English Dolby Surround Sound, and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Synopsis

"The best show on television"(San Francisco Examiner), "SEX AND THE CITY" stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York-based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan's dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. Created by Darren Star (creator of "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place") and executive produced by Michael Patrick King, the series also stars returning cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who's seen - and done - it all; Kristin Davis as art dealer Charlotte York, who still believes love can conquer all; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer Miranda Hobbes, a cynic who may or may not be a pushover for romance.

Proving that you can never entirely leave the past behind, the men in their lives are also back, including Chris Noth (as Mr. Big), Kyle MacLachlan (as Charlotte's estranged husband Trey), John Corbett (as Carrie's ex-flame Aidan), David Eigenberg (as Miranda's ex-boyfriend Steve) and Willie Garson (as Stanford Blatch). Program Information

"SEX AND THE CITY" was created by Darren Star; executive produced by Michael Patrick King; co-executive producers, John Melfi and Cindy Chupack; supervising producer, Allan Heinberg; co-producers, Antonia Ellis and Jane Raab; based on the book by Candace Bushnell.

 


MARY-KATE AND ASHLEY'S HIT TELEVISION SERIES SO LITTLE TIME - VOLUMES 3 AND 4 DEBUT ON DVD JUNE 3

On June 3, Mary-Kate and Ashley's hit television series SO LITTLE TIME will charm audiences with more adventures as Dualstar Video and Warner Home Video (WHV) release Volumes 3 and 4. SO LITTLE TIME Volumes 3 and 4 combine a dozen hilarious episodes, each available on DVD for just $19.98 SRP and VHS for $14.94 SRP.

SO LITTLE TIME (Volume 3) - About a Family You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family! Watch as teens Riley and Chloe Carlson (Mary-Kate and Ashley) juggle high school and their social lives while struggling to keep peace in their unconventional beachside family!

In this laugh-out-loud collection of episodes from the hit television series SO LITTLE TIME, Riley and Chloe learn their family will always be there for them - which isn't always a good thing! Join them as they play matchmakers for their own parents, almost lose their life-long housekeeper Manuelo when a family photo session turns negative, and on top of all that, nearly miss their own Sweet 16 party!

Featuring hot new music from cutting edge bands, SO LITTLE TIME is one series your whole family will enjoy!

Episodes include Siblings in the City, Manuelo in the Middle, Manuelo in the Middle: Part 2, Tedi's Burnout and Sweet 16. DVD special features include the following:

SO LITTLE TIME (Volume 4) - Hangin' Out

When the school bell rings at 3 o'clock, the lessons are just beginning! Join Riley and Chloe Carlson (Mary-Kate and Ashley) after school as they test their skills at odd jobs. What will happen? In this hysterical collection of episodes from the hit television series SO LITTLE TIME, Riley and Chloe roll up their high-fashion sleeves to take on the unglamorous work-a-day world. Whether it's cheering up grumpy old men, collecting trash, fixing a flat tire or facing the daily grind as coffee jockeys, it's all for a good cause -- and a new car! Featuring hot new music from cutting edge bands, SO LITTLE TIME is one series that keeps rockin' after school.

Fans will want to watch all six episodes including The Massage, Larrypalooza, The Flat Tire, The Job and The Volunteer. DVD special features include the following:

 


PAM GRIER & RUTGER HAUER STAR IN WILDER-- FEATURE TO BE RELEASED ON DVD MAY 13, 2003

MTI Home Video, the leading independent home entertainment studio, and their Studio Partner, Bedford Entertainment, will release the action film, WILDER on VHS and DVD May 13, 2003. WILDER stars Pam Grier (Jackie Brown, Mars Attacks!) and Rutger Hauer (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and zeros in on a series of unsolved women's murders lead to a pharmaceutical company's conspiracy.

WILDER is priced at $24.95 SRP for the DVD and $89.95 for the VHS (rental), and will be available in English and English with Spanish subtitles. The DVD will feature interactive menus, scene selections, optional Spanish subtitles, cast biographies, and movie trailers.

Synopsis:

Della Wilder (Grier), a sexy, sharp-tongued maverick cop, considers it a job perk to torment all abusive men who have the misfortune of crossing her path. She and partner Harlan Lee (Romano Orzari) are assigned a case that at first glance seems clear-cut: the murder of a woman who had destroyed the career of Sam Charney (Hauer), her doctor and lover. But, as they delve deeper, they stumble upon a demonic conspiracy by the monolithic Bennett Pharmaceutical Company. In way over her head, and unable to convince the D.A. to pursue the case, Della turns to the charming Dr. Charney for assistance. But as they get closer to the truth, and each other, the focus changes from the company's ruthless tactics to their very own survival.

In addition to Pam Grier and Rutger Hauer, the feature also stars Romano Orzari (Desert Son, Burnt Eden), and was written by Terry Abrahamson (Dead Awake), directed by Rodney Gibbons (Artificial Lies, Silent NIght), and produced by Netaya Anbar (Coyote Run, Warriors) and Shimon Dotan (The List, Hidden Agenda).

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TOWNIES- MAY NEW RELEASE INFORMATION FROM TEMPE VIDEO

TOWNIES is a bit of a departure for us...it's not strictly horror and in fact it's more of a dark comedy! But listen to this review of the film and judge for yourself: "Scenes to follow include necrophilia, marijuana-smoking lesbians, the sexual assault of a mentally-challenged girl and a dinner plate of skinned and cooked squirrels...not for the weak!"

This "magnum opus of CineTrash" comes courtesy of Wayne Alan Harold, the creator of the KILLER NERD films and the lesbian serial killer opus GIRLFRIENDS. The cast includes KILLER NERD and MTV News star Toby Radloff (the "Genuine Nerd"), who will be featured in the Sundance Grandy Jury prize-winning film AMERICAN SPLENDOR this fall!

This Region 1 NTSC Special Edition DVD has a retail price of $19.99 and a May 27 street date, available for purchase from our online store and fine retailers nationwide.

04/08/03

VCI ENTERTAINMENT, INC PRESENTS HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM-- NEW REMASTERED EUROPEAN VERSION

If you thought it was dead and buried, fear not... it is coming to home video
A classic example of an early exploitation film... with an offbeat and clever (plot) idea and a twist monster-on-the-loose ending, the film never fails to entertain.
Definitely one for the collection. -The Grim Reaper’s Movie Guide

Synopsis
The streets of London are plagued by a series of sensationalistic murders. Crime writer Edmond Bancroft condemns the competence of Scotland Yard and resolves to write novels speculating how these victims are meeting their end. As the mystery unfolds, Scotland Yard discovers a sinister connection to the reclusive journalist.

Starring Michael Gough, Graham Curnow, Shirley Ann Field. Directed By Arthur Crabtree.

HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM DVD loaded with Chilling Extras

 


TSUI HARK'S VAMPIRE HUNTERS-- GOTHIC ACTION-PACKED MARTIAL ARTS FILM PREMIERING JUNE 17 ON DVD

Hong Kong Martial Arts Meet Transylvania Blood Suckers in the Stylish Action/Horror Thriller From Acclaimed International Filmmaker Tsui Hark "The Godfather of Hong Kong Action Cinema"

From prolific, critically-acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark (Black Mask 2, Time and Tide) comes TSUI HARK'S VAMPIRE HUNTERS, an exhilarating action-packed thrill ride into the world of the undead destined to become a martial arts/horror classic, debuting on DVD and videocassette June 17 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

In 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest of ghoulish vampires hell-bent on devouring human life. A quartet of heroes trained in the Taoist Mao Shan school of magic and their master must use their unique powers to destroy the Vampire King and his lethal coven before it's too late. Master of the martial arts, each of the four students specializes in controlling the elements of his namesake: Rain, Lightning, Thunder and Wind.

A brand name in international cinema hailed as "the Hong Kong Spielberg" (Time Magazine) and "the Picasso of the martial-arts movie" (NY Daily News), Tsui Hark is among the first corps of influential Hong Kong filmmakers invited by Hollywood to share the dazzling magic of their dynamic films with the world. His first two American projects, Columbia Pictures' Double Team and Knock Off, with action superstar Jean-Claude Van Damme, were worldwide hits. Next he unleashed his critically-acclaimed crime thriller Time and Tide, which was nominated for six Hong Kong Film Awards and was featured at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals. In addition, he has over 50 high-powered Hong Kong film titles to his credit, most of them local box-office smashes as well as cult favorites around the world, including such milestones as The Killer, A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2 and the Chinese Ghost Story series (as producer), along with Peking Opera Blues and the Once Upon a Time in China series (as writer/producer/director).

TSUI HARK'S VAMPIRE HUNTERS DVD:

 


BREAKAWAY-- PREMIERING JUNE 17 ON DVD

Eric Roberts, Dean Cain and Erika Eleniak Star in the Explosive Action-Packed Thriller

Christmas shopping takes a deadly turn when a local mall is overrun by ruthless criminals in the adrenaline-charged, hard-driving action thriller BREAKAWAY starring Eric Roberts (TVs "Less Than Perfect," Runaway Train), Dean Cain (TVs "Ripley's Believe It Or Not," The Broken Hearts Club) and Erika Eleniak (TVs "Baywatch," Under Siege), debuting on DVD and videocassette June 17 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

On the busiest shopping day of the year, one of the largest and most exclusive shopping malls in America teems with festive shoppers. For recently suspended police officer Cornelius Morgan (Cain), it's starting to look like a very blue Christmas. Recently suspended from duty for his involvement in a shootout that took innocent lives, the former Lieutenant is out of work, out of money, and out of luck. Coming to visit his wife (Eleniak) at the mega- mall, Morgan is unexpectedly caught in the middle of one of the biggest holiday heists in history, with a gang of criminals taking the mall hostage to steal the $12 million in the vaults from all the last-minute holiday rush shopping.

The only thing that stands in the way of their big score is one unlucky officer. Morgan has taken their loot and is on the run, frantically searching for a way to beat a small army of criminals while ensuring that no more innocent blood is spilled. The plot thickens when the criminal mastermind (Roberts) turns out to be a man who was put away by Morgan years ago.

When he discovers that Morgan's wife is one of his hostages, this desperate man decides to turn the tables on the resourceful former cop. Unless Morgan can figure out how to win this violent game, his blue Christmas may soon run blood red.

BREAKAWAY DVD:

 


MORE SPEED! CRASH! RESCUE! RELEASED ON DVD APRIL 29TH

Auto racing is the world’s fastest sport. Every form of auto racing comes up against the same equation – the higher the speeds, the greater the danger. MORE SPEED, CRASH, RESCUE, coming to DVD and VHS on April 29th from MPI Home Video, takes viewers trackside at Indy and Sprint car races, and inside the racing world’s top hospitals where medical professionals treat injured drivers and race crews after accidents.

The 50-minute program goes inside the racing world, and examines the latest cutting edge safety technologies and devices in use. Al Unser, Jr., the two-time Indy 500 champ suffers a serious ankle injury during a race accident. Medical experts who specialize in new treatments for racing injuries repair Unser’s ankle with a metal plate. In less than a month, Unser is back on the track and wins.

MORE SPEED, CRASH, RESCUE

 

04/06/03

THE DVD RELEASE THAT LEGENDS ARE MADE OF ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES - EXTENDED VERSION HITS THE BULLSEYE FOR SURE-FIRE ADVENTURE ON JUNE 10

Digitally Remastered Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Featuring 12 Never-Before-Seen Minutes Incorporated Into The Film Plus Historical Documentary Hosted By Pierce Brosnan

The most heroic of legends. The most lavish of adventures. A most extraordinary DVD. On June 10, Warner Home Video (WHV) brings back one of the most exciting, action-packed adventures in modern movie history with the release of the epic ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES – Extended Version Two-Disc Special Edition DVD, featuring an expanded edition of the $165 million box-office smash hit film with more than twelve never-before-seen minutes of footage, an all-new digital transfer and hours of other princely bonus features. ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES – Extended Version DVD will be available on June 10 at $26.99 SRP.

Academy Award® nominee Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, Thirteen Days) leads an ensemble cast as the legendary outlaw hero ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES in the action-packed adventure of one of the most popular sagas in folk history, co-starring Academy Award® nominee Morgan Freeman (Driving Miss Daisy, Sum of All Fears), Academy Award® nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (The Abyss, The Perfect Storm), Christian Slater (Windtalkers, The Contender), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone, Die Hard) and directed by Kevin Reynolds (Waterworld).

Nominated for seven MTV Movie Awards, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES also featured Bryan Adams stirring romantic ballad "(Everything I Do) I Do For You" which won a Grammy Award® for "Best Song From A Motion Picture" and was nominated for an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award.

From its earliest filmed versions, through Errol Flynn in green tights in Warner Bros.’ classic 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood, to Sean Connery as an aging Robin opposite Audrey Hepburn in 1976’s Robin and Marian, the legend of Robin Hood has been a compelling and continually re-interpreted subject for motion pictures over the years. Presented for modern audiences in a new richly-textured epic, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES is filled with all the pageantry, the intrigue, the action, the romance and the passion that have made Robin Hood a hero through the ages.

For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law. In this detailed, action-packed retelling of the legendary story that has captivated generations, Robin Hood must battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham not only to save King Richard the Lionhearted and England but also to save his love, the noble beauty Maid Marian.

DVD ELEMENTS

DISC ONE

DISC TWO

TWO-DISC SPECIAL EDITION BASICS

 


ANALYZE THAT -- ROBERT DE NIRO AND BILLY CRYSTAL’S PRESCRIPTION FOR LAUGHTER ARRIVES ON DVD MAY 13 FROM WARNER HOME VIDEO

Special DVD Two-Pack Including ANALYZE THIS Also Available

ANALYZE THAT – the mob comedy sequel to the 1999 blockbuster ANALYZE THIS, in which film greats Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal re-team as the frighteningly funny gangster patient and therapist – debuts on DVD and VHS May 13 from Warner Home Video. The DVD will sell for $27.98 SRP and the VHS for $22.99 SRP. A special DVD two-pack will also be available with ANALYZE THIS and ANALYZE THAT for $39.98 SRP.

In ANALYZE THAT, two-time Academy Award®-winner De Niro continues his recent string of comedic roles (ANALYZE THIS, Meet the Parents, Showtime) that play off of his tough-guy reputation (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Godfather, Part II). ANALYZE THAT also reunites De Niro with three-time Emmy Award®-winner Crystal (When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers) in what CBS-TV’s David Sheehan calls "one of the funniest movies of the year."

Harold Ramis (Caddyshack) reprises his writer/director role for ANALYZE THAT, while co-star and Emmy Award®-winner Lisa Kudrow (TV’s Friends) returns as Crystal’s beleaguered wife, who is less than thrilled when her husband’s psychotic mobster patient becomes their uninvited houseguest.

DVD Extras

ANALYZE THAT will be available in both widescreen and full-screen versions. Both DVDs are DVD-ROM enabled and will include these special features:

Synopsis

Infamous Mafioso Paul Vitti (De Niro) is suffering a nervous breakdown while serving time in prison. As a result, he is granted a conditional release into the custody and care of his psychotherapist, Ben Sobel (Crystal). As therapy continues and Sobel tries to get to the bottom of Vitti’s psychosis, Sobel realizes his patient might not be as crazy as he claims to be. Vitti’s apparent "breakdown" may merely be a carefully orchestrated act to get out of prison so he can resume his duties as a mob boss.

ANALYZE THAT

 

04/02/03

EXPERIMENT IN TERROR-- CLASSIC FILM NOIR THRILLER STARRING GLENN FORD & LEE REMICK NEW TO DVD JUNE 10

Intense terror and nail-biting suspense are unleashed in the classic cat-and-mouse thriller EXPERIMENT IN TERROR from director Blake Edwards (Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther), starring Glenn Ford (Midway, Gilda, Pocketful of Miracles) and Lee Remick (The Omen, Days of Wine & Roses), EXPERIMENT IN TERROR makes its DVD debut June 10 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, priced to own at $19.95 SLP.

Golden Globe Award winner Glenn Ford plays dedicated F.B.I. agent John Ripley, who fights to protect Kelly Sherwood (Remick) from a ruthless killer.  Unless his plans to rob the bank succeed, the unseen assailant (Ross Martin) - identifiable only by his asthmatic breathing - threatens to murder Kelly and her teenage sister, Tobey (Stefanie Powers - TVs "Hart to Hart").  To save the two terrorized sisters, the F.B.I. sets up an elaborate trap using Kelly as a decoy, but the dangerous criminal is as clever as he is deadly and manages to get away.  Nerve-racking suspense builds as Kelly, now panic- stricken, continues to act as bait long enough to let the Feds trap the killer, leading to the infamous climax during a crowded baseball game at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

Unless they act quickly, the woman in distress will become the casualty of a deadly EXPERIMENT IN TERROR!

EXPERIMENT IN TERROR DVD:

 


CHARLIE'S ANGELS SUPERBIT DELUXE DVD-- ACTION DOESN'T GET ANY HOTTER THAN THIS! CAMERON DIAZ, DREW BARRYMORE AND LUCY LIU STAR AS THE HEAVENLY TRIO OF SEXY CRIME FIGHTERS

Free "CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE" Movie Ticket Inside Each Specially Marked DVD

Premiering Exclusively on 2 Disc Set May 27 With Bonus Features In anticipation of the much-hyped theatrical release of the sequel CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will kick action into higher gear with the CHARLIE'S ANGELS SUPERBIT DELUXE 2 Disc DVD, available on May 27 for the collectible price of $24.95 SLP.  This exciting, two-disc state-of-the-art Superbit Deluxe DVD release will include never-before-seen bonus features, including an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at this summer's hottest movie, CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE.

A slick, sassy, action-packed $135 million box office blockbuster featuring a triple shot of girl power, CHARLIE'S ANGELS stars a "heavenly trio" of today's hottest actresses - Cameron Diaz (There's Something About Mary, The Sweetest Thing), Drew Barrymore (The Wedding Singer, Riding in Cars With Boys) and Lucy Liu (Chicago, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever).

They're beautiful, they're brilliant, and they work for Charlie.  In the sexy, high- octane comedy update of the '70s television phenomenon, bookworm Natalie (Diaz), tough girl Dylan (Barrymore) and tech-savvy Alex (Liu), alongside faithful lieutenant Bosley (Bill Murray - Rushmore), must foil an elaborate murder-revenge plot that could not only destroy individual privacy and corporate security worldwide, but spell the end of Charlie and his Angels.

Also with special cameos by Tom Green, Matt LeBlanc and LL Cool J, CHARLIE'S ANGELS features a chart-topping soundtrack with artists such as Destiny's Child, Apollo Four Forty, Aerosmith and Fat Boy Slim.

CHARLIE'S ANGELS SUPERBIT DELUXE DISC ONE FEATURES INCLUDE:

CHARLIE'S ANGELS SUPERBIT DELUXE DISC TWO FEATURES INCLUDE:

 


CHARLIE'S ANGELS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON-- COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO DVD MAY 27

The Original Angels Are Back in Action! Five-Disc DVD Collection Featuring All 24 Classic Episodes

Also Available Special "BEST OF CHARLIE'S ANGELS" DVD

Television's original trio of sexy female crime-fighters that started it all and influenced a decade - Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson - is coming to DVD. For the first time, the entire first season of CHARLIE'S ANGELS will be available in a deluxe five-disc release, featuring the complete 24 episodes of the classic action-packed series'. Timed for release before the much- anticipated theatrical sequel CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE, the five disc CHARLIE'S ANGELS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD is priced to own at $49.94 SLP from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Beautiful, intelligent and ultra-sophisticated, "CHARLIE'S ANGELS" are everything a man could dream of - and even more than one man could ever handle! Once upon a time, Jill, Sabrina and Kelly were police officers whose skills were being wasted in menial duties such as filing and answering phones ... until a mysterious millionaire named Charles Townsend took them away from all that by opening his own private investigation agency, and recruited these gorgeous ladies as his operatives with John Bosley acting as their assistant and liaison. Receiving their orders via speaker phone from their never - seen boss, the "Angels" employ their superb sleuthing and combat skills, as well as their lethal feminine charms, to crack even the most seemingly insurmountable cases. Detective work never looked this good!

Also available on May 27 is the special DVD release THE BEST OF CHARLIE'S ANGELS, featuring five of the best episodes from Season One including "Angels in Chains," "Dancing in the Dark," "The Séance," "Hellride" and "Consenting Adults." This unique single-disc release is available at the low collectible price of $24.95 SLP.

DVD SPECS - CHARLIE'S ANGELS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

 

DVD SPECS - THE BEST OF CHARLIE'S ANGELS

 


PARAMOUNT APRIL, MAY & JUNE 2003 DVD TITLES

Title

Street Date

Sound

Screen Format

Aspect Ratio

SRP

Rating

Year

I LOVE LUCY: SEASON 1 #5

04-01-2003

1.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.99

NR

1952

I LOVE LUCY: SEASON 1 #6

04-01-2003

1.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.99

NR

1952

STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: SEASON 2

04-01-2003

5.1

4:3

1.33:1

$139.99

NR

1994

WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE

04-01-2003

5.1

4:3 Pan and Scan, Letterbox

2.35:1

$29.99

G

2002

WHAT GIRLS LEARN

04-08-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$29.99

NR

2001

BLOODY SUNDAY

04-22-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$29.99

R

2002

CARPETBAGGERS

04-22-2003

1.0

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$19.99

NR

1964

COPPER CANYON

04-22-2003

1.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

NR

1950

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

04-22-2003

1.0

Letterbox

2.35:1

$19.99

NR

1957

LONELY MAN

04-22-2003

1.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.99

NR

1957

NEVADA SMITH

04-22-2003

1.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

NR

1966

BIG JAKE

04-29-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$19.99

PG-13

1971

LE MANS

04-29-2003

1.0

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$19.99

G

1971

LITTLE BIG MAN

04-29-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$19.99

PG

1970

RIO LOBO

04-29-2003

2.0

Letterbox

2.35:1

$19.99

G

1970

CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

05-06-2003

5.1

Letterbox

2.35:1

$19.99

PG-13

1994

EXTREME OPS

05-06-2003

5.1

Letterbox

1.85:1

$29.99

PG-13

2002

HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (Special Edition)

05-06-2003

5.1

Letterbox

2.35:1

$19.99

PG

1990

JACK RYAN SPECIAL EDITION DVD COLLECT

05-06-2003

5.1

Letterbox

2.35:1

$69.99

R

VAR

PATRIOT GAMES (Special Edition)

05-06-2003

5.1/DTS

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$19.99

R

1992

WAY HOME

05-06-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$29.99

PG

2002

CHEERS: THE COMPLETE 1ST SEASON

05-20-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$49.99

NR

1982

FRASIER: THE COMPLETE 1ST SEASON

05-20-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$49.99

NR

1993

REAL WORLD: LAS VEGAS: THE COMPLETE SEASON

05-20-2003

SUR

4:3

1.33:1

$49.99

NR

2002

STAR TREK: NEMESIS (Fullscreen)

05-20-2003

5.1

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$29.99

PG-13

2002

STAR TREK: NEMESIS (Widescreen)

05-20-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$29.99

PG-13

2002

ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS: CONFUSION FUSION

05-27-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

G

2002

GOOD BURGER

05-27-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

PG

1997

HARRIET THE SPY

05-27-2003

2.0

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$19.99

PG

1996

BLUE'S CLUES: SHAPES AND COLORS!

06-03-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

G

2003

DORA THE EXPLORER: CITY OF LOST TOYS

06-03-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

GA

UNK

LITTLE BEAR MOVIE

06-03-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

G

2001

STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE: SEASON 3

06-03-2003

5.1

4:3

1.33:1

$129.99

NR

1995

BRADY BUNCH 2-PACK

06-10-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$39.99

PG-13

VAR

BRADY BUNCH MOVIE

06-10-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

PG-13

1995

DESPERATE HOURS

06-10-2003

1.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

NR

1955

GREASE 2

06-10-2003

2.0

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$19.99

PG

1982

IS PARIS BURNING?

06-10-2003

SUB

Letterbox

2.35:1

$19.99

NR

1966

VERY BRADY SEQUEL

06-10-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$19.99

PG-13

1996

NARC (Fullscreen)

06-17-2003

5.1

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$29.99

R

2002

NARC (Widescreen)

06-17-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

1.85:1

$29.99

R

2002

HELL SWARM

06-24-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$29.99

R

2000

HOURS (Fullscreen)

06-24-2003

5.1/DTS

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$29.99

PG-13

2002

HOURS (Widescreen)

06-24-2003

5.1/DTS

Letterbox, 16:9

1.85:1

$29.99

PG-13

2002

 


MGM APRIL, MAY & JUNE 2003 DVD TITLES

Title

Street Date

Sound

Screen Format

Aspect Ratio

SRP

Rating

Year

COUCH TRIP

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

1988

FATAL INSTINCT (Special Edition)

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG-13

1993

MARRIED TO IT

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

1993

MEMORIES OF ME

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG-13

1988

MISSIONARY

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

NR

1982

PALOOKAVILLE

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3 Pan and Scan, Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1996

PEREZ FAMILY

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3 Pan and Scan, Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1995

POPI

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

G

1969

PRIVATE FUNCTION

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3 Pan and Scan, Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1984

PRIVATES ON PARADE

04-01-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1984

SIBLING RIVALRY

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3, Letterbox, 16:9

1.85:1

$14.95

PG-13

1990

UNDERCOVER BLUES (1993)

04-01-2003

2.0

4:3, Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

PG-13

1993

WEST SIDE STORY (COLLECTOR'S SET/ SPECIAL EDITION)

04-01-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.20:1

$24.98

NR

1961

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1986

ANGEL UNCHAINED / CYCLE SAVAGES (Double Feature)

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

VAR

BEAT STREET

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1984

BREAKIN' 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1984

CHORUS LINE, A

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1985

CRY OF THE BANSHEE/ MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (Double Feature)

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

VAR

EVELYN (Special Edition)

04-15-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$26.98

R

2002

GATOR

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

1976

INVISIBLE INVADERS/ JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET (Double Feature)

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

NR

VAR

LAMBADA

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1990

MUSCLE BEACH PARTY/ SKI PARTY (Double Feature)

04-15-2003

2.0

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$14.95

NR

VAR

PSYCH-OUT/ THE TRIP (Double Feature)

04-15-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

VAR

RAPPIN'

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1985

ROADIE

04-15-2003

5.1

4:3 Pan and Scan, Letterbox

2.35:1

$14.95

PG

1980

SALSA

04-15-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

PG

1988

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (Special Edition)

05-13-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

1.85:1

$26.98

R

2002

633 SQUADRON

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

2.35:1

$14.95

NR

1964

ATTACK!

05-20-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

NR

1956

BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1969)

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

2.35:1

$14.95

G

1969

DANCES WITH WOLVES (MGM/UA/ SPECIAL EDITION)

05-20-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$29.98

PG-13

1990

DUEL AT DIABLO

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

NR

1966

FIVE GUNS WEST

05-20-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

NR

1955

INDIAN FIGHTER

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

2.55:1

$14.95

NR

1955

MOSQUITO SQUADRON

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

G

1969

OPERATION AMSTERDAM

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

NR

1959

RIDE BACK!

05-20-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

NR

1957

TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

NR

1958

UNFORGIVEN (1960)

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$14.95

NR

1960

WAR HUNT

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

NR

1961

ZULU

05-20-2003

2.0

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$14.95

G

1964

GUY THING (Special Edition)

05-27-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

1.33:1

$26.98

PG-13

2003

BENT

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.98

NC-17

1997

DEFENSE OF THE REALM

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

PG

1986

DIE ANOTHER DAY (Special Edition/ Fullscreen)

06-03-2003

5.1 EX / DTS 6.1 ES

4:3 Pan and Scan

1.33:1

$29.98

PG-13

2002

DIE ANOTHER DAY (Special Edition/ Widescreen)

06-03-2003

5.1 EX / DTS 6.1 ES

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$29.98

PG-13

2002

HALF MOON STREET

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1986

HANGING GARDEN

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.66:1

$19.98

R

1997

HOUSE ON CARROLL STREET

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

PG

1988

IT'S MY PARTY (Special Edition)

06-03-2003

5.1

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.98

R

1996

JEFFREY

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.98

R

1995

MIRACLE MILE

06-03-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

1988

MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.66:1

$19.98

R

1985

SEVEN HOURS TO JUDGMENT

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1988

SHATTERED

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

PG

1991

SLAM DANCE

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$14.95

R

1987

SUM OF US

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.98

R

1994

WIGSTOCK: THE MOVIE

06-03-2003

2.0

Letterbox

1.85:1

$19.98

R

1995

S.F.W.

06-17-2003

2.0

4:3

1.33:1

$14.95

R

14.95

STARGATE SG-1: SEASON #3

06-17-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

1.78:1

$69.96

NR

1999

DARK BLUE

06-24-2003

5.1

Letterbox, 16:9

2.35:1

$26.98

R

2002

 


THE BEN STILLER SHOW DEBUTING ON DVD, JUNE 3

In 1992, Ben Stiller (There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents) and co-creator Judd Apatow (The Cable Guy, Freaks and Geeks) attempted to revolutionize, or at least resuscitate, television sketch comedy.  Unfortunately, despite a loyal core group of fans, not enough people "got it" and THE BEN STILLER SHOW was cancelled in 1993.  A decade later, however, the Emmy Award-winning comedy show has become a cult favorite and to celebrate that phenomenon, Warner Home Video (WHV) is releasing every single episode of THE BEN STILLER SHOW on DVD, June 3, 2003. Now fans can see Ben and his inspired group of comedians--Janeane Garofalo (Mystery Men), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show) and Andy Dick (NewsRadio)-anytime they want.  THE BEN STILLER SHOW will be available in a 2-disc boxed set, for $34.98 SRP.

THE BEN STILLER SHOW premiered on Fox in the Fall of 1992, delivering 12 episodes (plus one unaired episode) of cutting edge sketch comedy.  The show had three things going for it: A great cast, an inspired comic sensibility and the best segues between skits since Monty Python's Flying Circus.  Joyce Miller of the San Francisco Examiner was effusive in her praise, calling THE BEN STILLER SHOW, "the most spectacular, thoroughly original Fox series debut since The Simpsons."  Ironically, after its cancellation, the show won the Emmy for Comedy Writing, beating out Saturday Night Live and two other Fox sketch shows, In Living Color and The Edge.  Proof positive that, despite bad time slots, someone out there had a sense of humor.

Since that time, THE BEN STILLER SHOW and its cast have been honored by the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Academy of Television Arts And Sciences and, in 1999, the Museum of Television and Radio showcased the series in both New York and Los Angeles.  The show has also continued to develop an audience following its syndication run on Comedy Central.

The DVD version of THE BEN STILLER SHOW includes commentaries by Ben Stiller, his entire cast and writers for the show on seven key episodes; A Brief History of THE BEN STILLER SHOW including alternate versions of the pilot and two early parodies made for MTV; five unaired sketches with optional commentary; nine outtakes; an E! "Behind The Scenes" Special and an Easter Egg with "Melrose Heights" commentary by Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk.

EPISODE SYNOPSES:

  1. Sketches include: U2, The Early Years, Cape Munster (Spoof of Cape Fear with Stiller as Eddie Munster), Ben's Video Diary, What Is Sexy?, Michael Pheret, Agent (guest starring Roseanne & Tom Arnold and Gary Shandling) and Last Stand of Yakov Smirnoff.

  2. Melrose Heights 90210-2402 is introduced, along with Skank, Tom Cruise: Dress Casual, Tonight Show Auditions and Cops In Salem, Mass.  Guest stars include: Bobcat Goldthwait, Todd Bridges, Norman Fell and Ernie Hudson.

  3. Running gags about Bruce Springsteen and Star Trek frame sketches including Amish Studs, The Quest For Space, Michael Pheret - Talent Agency and What Is Sexy? Guests include James Doohan, Run DMC, Jeanne Triplehorn.

  4. Trendy Melrose Avenue in Hollywood is skewered throughout the show, framing sketches including Skank Goes Blind (guest starring Todd Bridges), Cops In Ancient Egypt, Low-Budget Tales of Cliched Horror and B-Minus Time Traveler.

  5. Colin Quinn, Casey Kasem and Adam West co-star in sketches which include, Opening From A Train Museum, Annoying Guy At A Restaurant, Melrose Heights 90210-2402, Anti-Drug Lecture and Information 411.

  6. Sketches include, Oliver Stone Land, Pan American Salesman Of The Year, Jake Steele Marionette Cop, Blue & White Shampoo, Bomb Squad and the introduction of Ask Manson.  Sarah Jessica Parker co-stars.

  7. More humor at The Boss' expense in Counting With Bruce Springsteen and other sketches like Grady's Oats, The Grungies, Stiller's Wheel Of Filler - Jewish Fly Guys, Video Diary, Of Buildings And Women.  Rob Morrow and Dana Gould co-star.

  8. Gary Shandling, Gary Coleman, Danny Bonaduce and Alex Karris co-star in sketches which include Hair Styling With Bruce, Woody Allen's Bride Of Frankenstein, Bad Twist Ending Theater, Ask Manson and America's Most Suspicious.

  9. Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers plays basketball with Ben, framing sketches such as Mohican Master 2000 & Jazzercise With Wolves, Die Hard 12: Die Hungry, Ask Manson, Skank and The Let-Go Clinic.  Guests include David Cassidy, Gary Coleman and Hervé Villechaize.

  10. Dennis Miller and Danny Bonaduce co-star in sketches which include Three Men And An Old Man, Manson, Casting Call: Beethoven, America's Most Suspicious, Casting Call: Mighty Ducks and Tito Gallegos - Pig Latin Lover.

  11. Antics on California beaches frame sketches like Relaxation Tape, Roundtable Takes On Skank, Headslammer's Ball, Andy Dick's Political Children's Theatre and Bruce Springsteen Makes An Answering Machine Message Tape.

  12. A Few Good Scouts, Cops In Medieval Times, American Profiles - Hightech Hillbillies, Words We Can Use, The Legend Of T.J. O'Pootertoot and Grady's Oats.

  13. The lost Ben Stiller Show episode includes Zoo TV At Night, Otto The Anti-Cupid, Kreepee Board, Michael Pheret, 30-Second Conspiracy Theory, Jacques Cousteau In The Recording Studio and Leslie Chapman - Actor/Dancer/Zombie.

 


MONTANA— DEBUTING ON DVD JUNE 10

High-Impact Thriller Featuring Renowned Ensemble Cast Including Kyra Sedgwick, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Robin Tunney, John Ritter and Philip Seymour Hoffman

An all-star cast including Kyra Sedgwick (Personal Velocity, Singles), Stanley Tucci (The Core, Maid in Manhattan), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone), Robin Tunney (Vertical Limit, The Craft), Ethan Embry (Sweet Home Alabama, Can't Hardly Wait), John Ritter (TVs "Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter") and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Love Liza, Boogie Nights) are featured in MONTANA, an off-beat gangster thriller about a professional hit woman targeted by her own organization.  MONTANA premieres on DVD at the low price of $19.95SLP on June 10 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Claire (Segwick) is an accomplished, hard-edged assassin who gives her all to her boss (Coltrane).  But when the boss gives Claire the low-level task of retrieving his runaway mistress Kitty (Tunney), Claire knows she's losing her juice.  Accompanied by her boss's trigger-happy son Jimmy (Embry) and her longtime colleague Nick (Tucci), she sets off on her mission.  To make matters worse, Kitty murders Jimmy while in Claire's custody and frames her for the murder.  Forced to flee her own syndicate, Claire soon finds that Kitty is a femme fatale to be reckoned with.

Bringing the offbeat excitement of Thelma & Louise to the gritty action of Goodfellas, MONTANA delivers high-impact excitement.

MONTANA DVD:

 


S.W.A.T.: THE FIRST SEASON-- THREE-DISC DVD COLLECTION FEATURING ALL 13 EPISODES AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON DVD JUNE 3

TV Legend Robert Urich Leads The Action & Delivers Justice The Hard Way In The Hard-As-Nails 1970s Cop Series

The hit TV cop show from the '70s that has spawned the upcoming major motion picture release starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez and LL Cool J, busts onto DVD for the first time in a special re-mastered three-disc collection of S.W.A.T.: THE FIRST SEASON, featuring all 13 original episodes from one of the toughest, highly explosive crime-fighting police action series ever.  S.W.A.T.: THE FIRST SEASON will be available exclusively on DVD June 3 at the collectible price of $29.95 SRP from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.

Starring TV legend Robert Urich (Spencer for Hire, Vega$) and executive produced by Aaron Spelling (CHARLIE'S ANGELS, Starsky and Hutch), S.W.A.T.'s combination of cool cops and intense action made it a cult favorite and the genre-defining series for all cop shows to come.  Spun off from The Rookies and fueled by its signature hit theme song, S.W.A.T. chronicled the realistic exploits of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team, an elite group of five men who tackle crime-control assignments too dangerous for even the police to handle.  They are a team of highly trained and heavily armed police officers whose purpose is to make coordinated assaults on armed and dangerous criminals in sensitive situations and defensible locations.

S.W.AT. EPISODE SYNOPSES

THE KILLING GROUND

When's Street's partner is killed in an ambush by two brothers bent on avenging their father's death, a rash of police assassinations compels Lt. Hondo to unleash his newly formed S.W.A.T. team.  Will this elite strike force bring these cold-blooded executioners to justice in time to save more lives?

A COVEN OF KILLERS

A convicted murderer's Manson-style "family" engineers his prison escape, but after executing a D.A., this maniacal leader sends a cryptic message to Hondo, naming him as his next victim, along with the jury who found him guilty.  Meanwhile, an underground newspaper editor refuses to help the S.W.A.T. team locate the gang's whereabouts, until he discovers his own daughter has joined the murderous cult.

DEATH CARRIER

In order to nab a mysterious sniper who's been murdering a series of men a young model has been dating, Street poses as the beautiful woman's latest boyfriend to lure the sniper out of hiding.  Will Street prove to be a hard target or a sitting duck?

PRESSURE COOKER

While the S.W.A.T. unit has their hands full foiling both a heist and a kidnapping, a beautiful but nosy reporter arrives at police headquarters, spending a few days with S.W.A.T. members to write an investigative piece.  Will she make waves or make headlines with what she uncovers?

HIT MEN

After a convicted felon agrees to expose a crime syndicate's dirty laundry before a Senate committee, he learns that a Mafia "hit" has been placed on his life, and he is wounded in an ambush en route from the penitentiary.  Hondo's team stations themselves at the hospital to insure this whistler-blower isn't permanently silenced.

JUNGLE WAR

When a veteran police officer who served with Hondo in Vietnam lobbies to fill in for ailing "Deacon" Kay, Hondo thinks he's the right man for the job -  until urban combat dredges up jungle-warfare memories for the embattled vet, triggering a nervous breakdown that risks jeopardizing the entire S.W.A.T. team.

DEATH SCORE

A fanatical terrorist group poses as a documentary crew in a scheme to hold a professional basketball team hostage during its championship game, demanding a multi-million dollar ransom for their cause.  Will Hondo and his strike-force settle the score in time, or will it be "Game Over" for all on the court?

TIME BOMB

When a disgruntled stunt man watches his career go up in smoke after a career-ending injury, "Cowboy" and his thugs plot to burn a film studio to the ground with high-tech explosives. Holding Street and his girlfriend hostage, and threatening to blow up the place unless movie execs pay a king's ransom, its up to S.W.A.T. to insure this devious plot has a happy ending.

THE BRAVO ENIGMA

After an assassination attempt on a Senator's life is foiled by S.W.A.T., a criminal mastermind enlists globetrotting assassin Bravo to finish the job.  Hondo's unit may have met their match hunting down this human time bomb, as the elusive hit man unwittingly spreads a deadly plague around L.A.

THE STEEL-PLATED SECURITY BLANKET

While S.W.A.T. investigates the theft of an armored car, McCabe has lunch with his fiancée Susan, a national beauty pageant PR rep.  When the winner tries on her diamond crown and scepter, the same thieves take Susan and Miss New Mexico hostage in a scheme to steal the expensive jewels.  Farrah Fawcett guest stars.

OMEGA ONE

Zealous student activists, inspired by a non-aggressive philosophy class Street attends, steal a cache of guns and take control of a chemical plant to protest bio-terrorism, threatening to blow it up unless they receive a million-dollar ransom.  Will Hondo and his S.W.A.T. team strike into action before this "peaceful" demonstration turns deadly?

BLIND MAN'S BLUFF

Injured during an ill-fated rescue at a massage-parlor hostage crisis, Hondo refuses to take time off to recover unitl blurred vision forces him to relinquish his command to Lt. Purcell.  With Hondo out of commission, this new leader's dubious methods and abrasive personality threatens to demoralize the tight-knit S.W.A.T. team.

SOLE SURVIVOR

After scrutinizing S.W.A.T. methods, a recently dismissed parole officer creates his own rogue force, recruiting a motley crew of ex-convicts.  After setting off a rash of false alarms throughout the city, this ruthless gang of well-armed specialists pillages a fortune from a rare coin auction house, until the S.W.A.T. team swiftly responds to bring back the vintage currency.

S.W.A.T.: THE FIRST SEASON DVD:

 


MANIACTS-- JEFF FAHEY & KELLIE WAYMIRE STAR IN REDRUM’S FIRST FEATURE FILM TO BE RELEASED ON DVD MAY 27, 2003

MTI Home Video, the leading independent home entertainment studio, and their new Studio Partner, Redrum Entertainment, will release the action/horror film, MANIACTS on VHS and DVD May 27, 2003.  A cutting edge killer love story, MANIACTS stars Jeff Fahey (Wolf Lake, The Newcomers) and Kellie Waymire (Six Feet Under, Sunset Strip). The feature will be the first release by Redrum Entertainment, a joint venture between MTI Home Video and Delta Entertainment’s President, Joe Kelly Jackson.

The video release follows an impressive limited theatrical run this past January and February, by Palisades Entertainment and Distribution.  MANIACTS is priced at $24.95 SRP for the DVD and $89.95 for the VHS (rental).

Synopsis:

Filmed on location at a State Penitentiary in Santa Fe, NM, MANIACTS opened at the Santa Fe Film Festival, and screened at AFM, and Cannes 2002.  The film is about two serial killers who fall in love while at an insane asylum.  They escape to go on a "Bonnie and Clyde" ride of love and pulp fiction, and try to live a normal life.  Unfortunately, "normal" turns out to be a state of mind... an elusive state of mind.

In addition to Jeff Fahey and Kellie Waymire, the feature also stars Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy, The Hunted), Mel Winkler (Doc Hollywood, A Life Less Ordinary), John Furlong (Wyatt Earp, Vampires), and Vincent Guastaferro (State and Main, Sweet and Lowdown).  MANIACTS was written and directed by C.W. Cressler (Behind the Red Door, Cadillac Dreams), and produced by Meat And Potatoes Prods.

Details:

April 2003 Headlines 


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