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Doug MacLean
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      11-08-2003
Goldhil Home Media has men at war as well as animals attacking. December
16th brings to DVD Attack - Maneaters & Mankillers: Lions & Africa's Giants
and Attack - Maneaters & Mankillers: Sharks & Crocodiles for $14.95 each or
a two pack, Attack - Maneaters & Mankillers (2-Pack) for $24.95. Also on
that date is Visions Of War #1: World In Flames, Visions Of War #2: Story Of
Hitler and Visions Of War #3: Blitzkreig for $14.95 each or Visions Of War
(3-Pack) for $29.95.

On January 13th Ventura has some late seventies Asian marital arts flicks.
Included are Best of Shaolin Kung Fu, Dance of the Drunken Mantis,
Invincible Armour, Super Power and Wonderman of the Shaolin. Follow on
January 27th are Big Brother 3 (USA reality show), Freeway Speedway 1 and
Paparazzi #1.

Ventura also will release on January 27th, the Japanese horror flick Tomie.
The release sports sub titled Dolby 5.1 audio and anamorphic 1.85:1 video.
Extras are noted as a trailers for the entire series and a making of
featurette. The suggested price is $19.99.

Studio Works will release Bob Dylan: 1966 World Tour - The Home Movies on
February 3rd. List price is $14.99 and it will have a re-mixed Dolby 5.1
audio.

For anime collectors Pioneer will release Captain Herlock: Vol 1 The Legend
Returns, Heat Guy J #4: Hidden Fangs and Last Exile #2: Positional Play on
February 3rd as well as L/R: Licensed By Royalty-Mission File 2: Targets on
January 27th. Each release lists for $29.98 and most will have widescreen
video.

Warner Brothers has some new titles on the horizon. On February 10th they
have Bogus, Carpool (1996) and the animated X-Men Evolution: Powers Revealed
for $14.98 each. Fans of foreign directors can look forward to several
classics due out on February 17th including Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow
Up, The Damned and Death In Venice. All are in widescreen and what looks
like mono audio. The suggested price is $19.98.

Warner Brothers has more of the ever popular, long running Sci-Fi British
series Doctor Who can get two more discs on March 2nd, Doctor Who #48: Seeds
Of Death and Doctor Who #65: The Three Doctors. The extras listed for Three
Doctors is listed as Audio Commentary with Actors Katy Manning and Nicholas
Courtney and Producer Barry Letts; Cast Biographies; Interviews with Actors
Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney and Writers
Bob Baker and Dave Martin and Photo Gallery. For Seeds they are listed as
Audio Commentary by Actors Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, Director Michael
Ferguson and Script Editor Terrance Dicks Cast Biographies; Deleted
Scenes-Original 8mm Footage of the Filming of the Lost Classic The Evil Of
The Daleks; Newly Discovered Footage From the Missing Episodes of The Web Of
Fear and The Wheel In Space.

Speaking of BBC Sci-Fi, BBC will release Red Dwarf: Series 3 including Audio
Commentary on every episode; Original Documentary - "All Change"; Raw FX
Footage; Isolated Music Cues; Trailers; 12-page Collector's Booklet;
Featurette - "Food"; Hattie's DJ Diary; Tribute to designer Mel Bibby; Audio
Book Chapters; Outtakes & Deleted Scenes. Red Dwarf: Series 4 with extras
slated as Documentary "Built to Last"; Featurette "Lurve"; Can't Smeg Won't
Smeg Special; Ace Rimmer - A Life in Lame; Raw FX Footage; Isolated Music
Cues; 12-page Collector's Booklet. Each set has a list price of $34.98.
There is also a two pack set for $69.98. All are due out on February 10th.

Sony Music's Dixie Chicks: Top Of The World Tour Live due out on December
2nd has been confirmed as having Dolby 5.1 audio.

Some additions to the next release set from Home Vision has come in. On
January 20th they will release The Cure, listed extras are 20-minute
interview with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Filmography; Liner notes by Tom
Mes, founder of midnighteye.com; Original theatrical trailer. Underworld
Beauty, Blackmail Is My Life, If You Were Young: Rage, Kanto Wanderer and
Tattooed Life. All are set for anamorphic original scope video and English
subtitles.

Image adds to the fad of re-releases in double feature packs with the
February 3rd release of Another Man's Poison / Rain, Blockade / The
Stand-In, Copenhagen / Gin Game and Lady For A Day / Champagne For Caesar
for a retail price of $14.98.

Universal Music has a few discs that may interest some out there. Coming
soon, November 25th, are Grindcore: 85 Minutes Of Brutal Heavy Metal, Jack
Johnson: Thicker Than Water, Levine: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Beethoven:
Fidelio, No Doubt: Rock Steady Live and Queen: Greatest Video Hits #2
(Special Edition).

From Xenon, Celia Cruz: Eternal Voice on December 16th. Due out on December
30th Lo Mejor del Chespirito #1 and Lo Mejor del Chespirito #2. Baberellas
on January 13th. And on January 20th Aventuras En El Centro De La Tierra,
Coquetta, Fubar, La Zona del Silencio and Los Canallas.

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
35,156 titles with 295 additions or changes and 268 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 35,424 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 270, This Week 272 and Next Week 236 titles.

Previews of X2: X-Men United, Two Towers Extended Reviews of Hulk, Indy
Collection, Taken, Sopranos Season 4, Matrix Reloaded, Avril Lavigne: My
World Scarface(1983), Scarface (1932), Smallville, In Cold Blood, Kiss
Symphony, The Two Towers, Chicago and All That Jazz. Past film reviews
include Wait Until Dark, Them, May, Phone Booth, Spun, 12 Angry Men (1957),
Them, Usual Suspects and Gormenghast . 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.
--
Doug MacLean
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com



 
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