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Doug MacLean
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      07-19-2003
Universal will revive Scarface on September 30th. The initial technical
specifications look pretty good with an announced Dolby 5.1 audio and,
bending to the current trend, both a P&S as well as an anamorphic 2.35:1
video versions. You get either version or opt for the Scarface (Deluxe Gift
Set) which includes both the 1983 and the 1932 Paulo Muni original version.
The one film discs have a suggested price or $26.98 each with $59.95 for the
deluxe set. The extras listed for the new release are interview footage
presented by Def Jam featuring today's hottest music stars commenting on how
Scarface has influenced their life and music; The Rebirth of Scarface;
Acting Scarface; Creating Scarface: The TV Version; Alternate Ending.

On October 14th Paramount has some very low cost discs due out. Black
Sunday, Browning Version and Lipstick. so far it looks like pretty low end
specs of stereo and full screen for all. he suggested cost is $9.98.

Fox Lorber chimes in with releases set for September 9th. Included are
Russian Ark (Masterworks Edition), Dark Habits, Kaaterskill Falls (Special
Edition) (5.1/16:9), Game Is Over (a.k.a. La Curee), In Search Of Dracula,
Terror Is A Man and Terror Of Frankenstein.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Collector's Edition) will be released by
Paramount on October 14th. Presented in anamorphic video and Dolby 5.1 audio
the extras are listed as audio commentary featuring William Shatner and his
daughter Elizabeth, a retrospective look by William Shatner about the making
of this film, a text commentary and several other behind the scenes
featurettes. Price is listed as $24.99.

Disney/Buena Vista has updated the technical specifications of a few titles.
Apparently some consumer dissatisfaction prompted these changes. Confirmed
as anamorphic with Dolby 5.1 audio (some THX) are Apple Dumpling Gang,
Escape To Witch Mountain, Return From Witch Mountain and Absent-Minded
Professor (not confirmed as anamorphic/Dolby Surround). All are due out
September 2nd.

For the younger set the ever present Olsen twins will release by means of
Warner Brothers, Mary-Kate And Ashley DVD Giftset 1. It features the various
of their world trip films on a four disc set. Release date is September 2nd
for $49.98.

Fans of British comedy can get some titles of the Vicar Of Dibley series.
Included are Vicar Of Dibley: Complete Series One, Vicar Of Dibley: Complete
Series Two And Specials, Vicar Of Dibley: Complete Series Three and Vicar Of
Dibley: The Divine Collection all set for October 7th.

Stop by for a complete downloadable information list of all region one DVDs
in several formats as well as daily changes. The official list now
features30,294 titles with 420 additions or changes and 564 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 30,858 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 143, This Week 134 and Next Week 234 titles.

Featured review this week is Flight of the Phoenix, previews of Daredevil,
Them, and Chicago DVDs. Recent film reviews include May, Phone Booth, Gangs
of New York, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Children of Dune, The Hulk
Original TV Pilot, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, , Killing Me
Softly, Real Women Have Curves, The Day the Earth Stood Still , Invaders
From Mars
(1953), Usual Suspects, Gormenghast and Dr. Strangelove. Coming titles
listed before all the specs are in can be found in a new list,
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com/pre-releases.htm

Updated lists for discontinued, cancelled, postponed and rescheduled titles
as well as lists for DTS, ES/EX and Superbit titles. UPC numbers and
original release dates now being added to the database. There is also a
greatly expanded list of titles that were rescheduled or reissued. Search
function for the database, (now including UPC search) complements of site
partner and friend, Michael's Movie Mayhem
(http://kazart.com/mec/DVDList2.html) and DVDLister.

Updates to the DVD database, including release specs usually made twice
daily.

Please stop by and visit.
Thank you.
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Doug MacLean
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com




 
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