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Paramount has some good news for fans of the original Star Trek films.
January 27 will bring the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
(Special Collector's Edition). The technical specifications are Dolby 5.1
audio and anamorphic 2.35:1 video. The included extras are currently listed
as; Director & Screenwriter Audio Commentary; Movie Making; The Star Trek
Universe; Art Imitates Life; A Farewell; Theatrical Trailers; Production
Gallery; Storyboards. Retail price is set for $19.95. If you want to catch
up on the other original cast films there is also on the same date Star
Trek: Original Crew Movie Collection. They look like the special editions
since the announcement did include extras such as commentary tracks, deleted
scenes and making of featurettes. The cost of the box set is $122.95.

Paramount also has Punk'd: The Complete First Season set for January 20th
for $27.95. This two disc set features All 8 Episodes from season one
including exclusive scenes that did not air on MTV; Brand new
never-before-scene special features created by Ashton Kutcher and co-creator
Jason Goldberg; Commentaries; Multi Angle Viewing Option. It is rated NC-17
and includes scenes with Brittany Spears, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Pink
and Justin Timberlake.

For fans of Rowan Atkinson of Mister Bean fame Universal has Johnny English
ready for a release on January 13th. The disc will be available in either an
anamorphic version or pan and scan. Both offer Dolby 5.1 audio. Extras
include Making of Johnny English; character Profiles; Self-Defense
Techniques; 'Spy' Training; DVD ROM Features; Sneak Peek of Thunderbirds.
Suggested cost will be $26.98. Also from Universal on January 20th is the
Anarchist Cookbook.

From the music division of Universal they have a real treat for Beethoven
fans. On November 18th they will release Beethoven Sym #1 & #2: Claudio
Abbado / Berlin Philharmonic, Beethoven Sym #3 & #4: Claudio Abbado / Berlin
Philharmonic, Beethoven Sym #5 & #6: Claudio Abbado / Berlin Philharmonic,
Beethoven Sym #7 & #8: Claudio Abbado / Berlin Philharmonic and Beethoven
Sym #9: Claudio Abbado / Berlin Philharmonic. Also on that date are Diana
Krall: The Look Of Love (DVD-Audio), Diana Krall: When I Look In Your Eyes
(DVD-Audio), Mahler 8: Riccardo Chailly / Royal Cocertgebouw Orchestra,
Renee Fleming (DVD-Audio), Ryan Adams: Gold (DVD-Audio) and Tchaikovsky #6:
Valery Gergiev/Kirov Orchestra. Each disc will run you $19.98.

If you are into acerbic humor then Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home from
Warner Brothers might interest you. The disc will be released on January

Ventura has the reunion television flick La Law: The Movie set for release
on January 20th. They also have Ali: An American Hero for January 20th and
Jackie Robinson Story/Sanders Of The River on January 13th. Each is set for
a $9.99 suggested price tag.

BMG has Christina Aguilera: TBA for release on December 16th.

On January 27th Paramount has some flicks to choose from. A few are just
right for Greg Kinnear fans. Most are family or comedy films. Best Defense,
Blue's Clues: Classic Clues, Dear God, Dora The Explorer: Pirate Adventure,
Oswald: On The Go Oswald, Pontiac Moon and A Smile Like Yours.

Red Distribution has some music selections. Included are Little Feat: High
Wire Act Live 2003 (December 9th), Chet Atkins: A Tribute To Chet Atkins
(November 18th) and Big Brother And The Holding Company: Nine Hundred Nights
(December 9th).

Roger Ebert used to write some soft core flicks for Russ Myers back in the
seventies. His Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra Vixens is out now care of
Ventura. They also have coming up John Mellencamp: Trouble No More and Kaiju
Big Battel: Terebi Sento on January 13th followed by Battle For L.A. and
Behind The Music That Sucks on Janurary 20th.

December 30th will bring from Columbia/TriStar Belly Of The Beast and So
Close (2002). Both are listed as retailing at $24.95.

On January 27th Vanguard has a few films for those into foreign flicks. Many
are presented in Dolby 5.1, all are sub titled. Included are Un Titan En El
Ring (A Titan In The Ring), La Clave Del Diablo (Code Of The Devil) and
Regalo Caro (High Priced Gift). Also due for that date is Con Man and Easy
Listening. They also have a documentary made by a New York City fireman just
before 9/11 that details the time just before, during and after the attacks.
Brothers On Holy Ground will also be released on January 27th for $19.95.

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 features
34,580 titles with 273 additions or changes and 362 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 34,942 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 300, This Week 207 and Next Week 273 titles.

Previews of Taken, Sopranos Season 4, Indiana Jones, Hulk, Avril Lavigne: My
World and 28 Days Later. Reviews of Scarface(1983), Scarface (1932), Matrix
Reloaded, Smallville, In Cold Blood, Kiss Symphony, Outer Limits Season 2,
The Two Towers, Chicago and All That Jazz. Past film reviews include Wait
Until Dark, Daredevil, Them, May, Phone Booth, Gangs of New York, Spun,
Killing Me Softly, Real Women Have Curves, The Day the Earth Stood Still,
Them and Usual Suspects . Coming titles listed before all the specs are in
can be found in a new list,

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
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Doug MacLean

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