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Warner Brothers continues the multi-title pack trend with some genre
oriented collections in their 'Best' series. Each set contains four films,
posses the technical specifications of the original individual releases and
will retail for $65.92. So far they at least look to be collections that
make some sense together and my be just the thing for new collectors that
want to boost their collections. Release date is set for December 2nd,
Included so far are;

Best Action: Dirty Harry / Fugitive / Perfect Storm / Twister

Best Comedy: Austin Powers / Blazing Saddles / Caddyshack / National
Lampoon's Vacation

Best Crimes/Dramas: Heat / Heist / L.A. Confidential / Swordfish

Best Musicals: Cabaret / Music Man / My Fair Lady / Seven Brides for Seven

Best Of The 50's: North by Northwest / Rebel Without a Cause / Searchers /
Streetcar Named Desire

Best Of The 60's: Bonnie & Cylde / Bullitt / Cool Hand Luke / Wild Bunch

Best Of The 70's: All the President's Men / Deliverance / Mean Streets /

Best Romance: Bridges of Madison / City fo Angles / Miss Congeniality / Walk
to Remember

Best Sci-Fi: 2001 A Space Odyssey / Batman / Blade / Blade Runner
(Director's Cut)

Also from Music Video Distributors: Hard Rock Legends and Uriah Heep: Three
Sides both set for January 20th with a list price of $44.95 each.

Just in from the Buena Vista studio rep, the Walt Disney Treasures series is
being postponed until May 18, 2004. Included are Chronological Donald,
Volume 1 (1934-1941), Mickey Mouse in Living Color: Volume 2, Tomorrowland:
Disney in Space and Beyond and Walt Disney On the Front Lines.

Also postponed, until an unspecified date is VH1/InsideOut: Warren Zevon:
Keep Me In Your Heart from Koch, originally set for release on December 9th.

MGM/UA has a blitz of announcements for releases set for early next year. On
February 3rd they have Allan Quatermain & The Lost City Of Gold, Death Wish
2, Death Wish 4, Flesh & Blood, Roadhouse 66, X-15 and the 1983 television
mini-series Thorn Birds. It will run $29.98 while all the rest will retail
for $14.98.

On February 10th MGM has announced something for fans of Ingmar Bergman with
the release of Ingmar Bergman DVD Collection (Special Edition) for $112.95,
Serpent's Egg (Special Edition) and Shame (Special Edition) for $24.95 each.

Also on February 10th from MGM are Cyrano De Bererace, La Chamade
(Heartbeat) and Mystery Of Rampo retailing at $19.95 each. For the kids on
February 17th they have Hello Kitty: Plays Pretend and Hello Kitty: Tells
Fairy Tales as well as the more adult drama That Championship Season. Each
has a suggested price of $14.95.

From Music Video Distributors on December 9th; Progressive Rock: Ultimate
Collection and Status Quo: Live Legends. On December 16th the have Coasters:
LIVE From The Palace Of Auburn Hills and This Holy Night. Some late
announcements for November 25th include Champion Jack Dupree: Blues #1,
Clarence Gatemouth Brown: Blues, Clark Terry / Duke Jordan: Live At
Montmartre, Duke Ellington: 1929-1943, Eddie Lockjaw Davis: Live At The
Jazzhus, Lennie Tristano: Copenhagen Concert, Mills Brothers Story, Monterey
Jazz Festival (1975), Rockin' Dopsie & The Zydeco: Live At The Maple Leaf,
Steps Ahead: Copenhagen LIVE Legend, Swing #1, Tribute To Charlie Parker:
Blues and Tribute To Charlie Parker: Concert.

Some additional announcements from Image. Latin Music great Celia Cruz:
Azucar! will be released on January 27th for $24.99. It features Dolby 5.1
and DTS audio. Sara Miles and Kris Kristofferson star in the steamy Sailor
Who Fell From Grace With The Sea being released on January 27th with mono
audio and anamorphic 1.85:1 video. The list price is $19.99. Founder of the
Lilith Fair Sarah McLachlan has VH1 Storytellers episode coming to DVD on
January 6th. It will have Dolby 5.1 and DTS for a suggested price of $24.99.
For fans of the singing cowboy genre they have two Gene Autry flicks Back In
The Saddle and Under Fiesta for $19.99 each. Film buffs may enjoy Magic Of
Fellini due out on January 27th for $19.99. For car racing fans they have
Best Motoring: Drift Bible, Best Motoring: New M3 Takes On JDM Super Sports!
and Best Motoring: The Evo Strikes Back coming out on January 20th for
$19.99 each. Rounding things off are Kings Of Hip Hop: The Founders on
January 13th and Sir Mix-A-Lot: Shhhh... Don't Tell 'Em That on January

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
35,452 titles with 382 additions or changes and 223 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 35,675 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 268, This Week 232 and Next Week 389 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 Steve O Out on Bail, May, Phone Booth, 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,

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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