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New Releases: Lst Samurai, Smallville & Cheaper By The Dozen: Updated complete R1 DVD DB & info lists

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Warner Brothers has announced the release of Last Samurai, slated for May
5th. This critically acclaimed film staring Tom Cruise will be available in
both P&S and anamorphic 2.40:1 video. Both versions will have Dolby 5.1
audio and retail for $29.95. Announced extras included:
Commentary By Edward Zwick
DVD Rom Features
The Beheading (Behind The Beheading)
History Vs. Hollywood: The Last Samurai (History Channel Documentary)
Edward Zwick: Director's Journal (Behind The Scenes Production
Journal-Narrated By Ed Zwick and Tom Cruise)
A World Of Detail: Production Design With Lilly Kilvert
Silk And Armor: Costume Design with Ngila Dickson
Imperial Army Basic Training: From Soldier To Samurai-The Weapons
Making An Epic: A Conversation With Edward Zwick
Japan Premieres (Tokyo & Kyoto Red Carpet).

Fans of the Warner Brothers syndicated television show, Smallville can look
forward to the release of the complete second season on May 25th. The specs
are Dolby surround and 1.77:1 video listing for $59.98. The extras where
listed as including :
deleted scenes
audio commentary on select episodes,
behind-the-scenes featurettes,
The Chloe Chronicles,
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Visual FX of Smallville
Christopher Reeve: Man of Steel
gag reel.

Paramount has Timeline (2003) scheduled for release on April 13th. Once
again there will be separate P&S and anamorphic widescreen releases. Both
will have Dolby 5.1 audio and list for $29.99. The initial announcement from
the studio did not list any extras but stated that they will be announced

Fox has announced the release of of Cheaper By The Dozen staring Steve
Martin, Bonnie Hunt and Hillary Duff on April 6th. The release will contain
both P&S and anamorphic video and Dolby 5.1 audio. Listing for $29.99 the
extras will contain:
Director Commentary by Shawn Leavy
Actor Commentary by the Baker Kids
Director's Viewfinder: Creating a Fictional Family - Featurette
Inside Look Garfield
6 Deleted Scenes with Director's Commentary

Also announced by Fox are Peyton Place (1957) on March 3rd for $14.98 and
Independence Day (Limited Edition) on May 11th listing for $19.98. The
extras for this release of ID4 include
Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Making of The Day After Tomorrow
Special Edition Independence Day With 9 Minutes of Restored Footage
Original Theatrical Version
Scene-Specific Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin
Full Length Commentary By Oscar Winning Special Effects Supervisors Volker
Engel and Doug Smith.

May 11th will bring from PBS something for those interested in World War II.
They have several documentaries including:
Tuskegee Airmen (2003) (by way of Paramount),
D-Day: Down To Earth - Return Of The 507th,
Churchill (2003),
Finest Hour: The Battle Of Britain.
Each will have a suggested list price of $19.99.

Sony Music will release a number of titles on March 30th:
Cypress Hill: The Ultimate Video Collection (5.1),
Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged (5.1),
Nas DVD Compilation, Barbra Streisand: The Concert Live At The MGM Grand -
December 31, 1993, January 1, 1994 (5.1),
Ginuwine: The Videos, Shakira: Live & Off The Record.
On March 23rd they have: Harry Connick, JR: Only You Concert - Live From
Quebec City (5.1),
Switchfoot: Live In San Diego,
Luther Vandross: From Luther With Love - The Videos.
Most are listing at $19.98.

From BMG Music on April 6th:
Anthrax: Music Of Mass Destruction - Live In Chicago (Bonus CD),
Barry Manilow: Ultimate Manilow,
Canton Spirituals: Nothing But The Hits,
David Talbert His Woman His Wife,
Kenny Chesney: Road Case.

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
39,410 titles with 190 additions or changes and 347 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 39,757 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 229, This Week 379 and Next Week 249 titles.

Previews of 21 Grams, Mona Lisa Smile, Gothika, Final Countdown and Texas
Chainsaw Massacre (2003). Recent reviews include Lost in Translation,
Thirteen, Wonderland, Underworld, Seabiscuit, Family Business, Firefly,
Taken, Cabin Fever and The Shield:Season 2. Classic reviews include 12 Angry
Men, Texas Chainsaw
Massacre (1974) Bedford Incident and Them. 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 and

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

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Thank you.

Doug MacLean

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