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New Releases: Purple Rain (20th Anniversary) & NFL Highlights: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD DB & info lists

Doug MacLean
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Warner will release the 20th anniversary of Purple Rain on August 24th. The
initial technical specifications indicate Dolby 5.1 audio and anamorphic
video. The stated extras include:
Audio Commentary With Director Albert Magnoli, Producer Robert Cavallo and
Cinematographer Donald E. Thorin
Completely New Featurettes:
The Minneapolis music scene,
Making of the movie and the Academy Award winning music.
Impact of the movie and music on Pop Culture,
The response from Prince's fans and the enduring legacy of Purple
There are also a number of Prince's music videos including:
Let's Go Crazy-Prince
Take Me With U-Prince
When Doves Cry-Prince
I Would Die 4 U/Baby I'm A Star-Prince
Jungle Love-The Time
The Bird-The Time
Sex Shooter-Apollonia 6
The 1984 MTV Premiere Party
Purple Rain Theatrical Trailer
Graffiti Bridge and Under The Cherry Moon Theatrical
The disc will retail for $26.99.

Warner Brothers has something for the die hard football fan. On September
7th they have a series of team history DVDs:
NFL History Of The Philadelphia Eagles
NFL History Of The Oakland Raiders
NFL History Of The New York Giants
Each disc lists for $26.99.

Also from Warner are NFL team specific highlights discs set for release on
September 28th.
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Tennessee Titans
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: St. Louis Rams
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Seattle Seahawks
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Philadelphia Eagles
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Kansas City Chiefs
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Green Bay Packers
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Indianapolis Colts
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Denver Broncos
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Dallas Cowboys
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Carolina Panthers
NFL Team Highlights 2003-04: Baltimore Ravens
Each disc in this batch will have a suggested retail price of $12.99.

From Columbia/TriStar for release on August 17th:
Candyman: Special Edition
Past Midnight
Bon Voyage (2003)

Newly announced by VCI:
July 27th:
Sword And Sandal Double Feature: Giants Of Thessaly / Sins Of Rome
Miracle Of Marcelino (Restored 1955 Version)

August 17th:
Film Noir Double Feature: Volume 2: The Chase / Bury Me Dead
Kevin VonErich Presents: The Best Of The VonErichs

August 31st:
Fractured Flickers: The Complete Series
Robinson Crusoe: 50th Anniversary Edition

Image has their usual monthly announcement blitz.
August 3rd:
2 Pak: Pilates On The Go/ Pilates On The Ball
Reggae Nation: Island Movement
Mystique: A Day in the Life of Aria Giovanni
Human Resources
Zorro's Black Whip
Zorro Rides Again (Image)

Also on August 3rd from Image but with Dolby 5.1 audio:
2 Pak: Rockthology Volumes #1 & #2
2 Pak: Rockthology Volumes #3 & #4
2 Pak: Rockthology Volumes #5 & #6

August 17th:
Road Rage
Reno: Rebel Without A Pause
She Fought Alone
Perfect Body
Murder Live!
Double Dose Of Joe Bob Briggs
Bill Engvall: Here's Your Sign: Live! (Dolby 5.1/anamorphic)

August 31st:
Secrets Of Lake Success
Saved By The Bell: The College Years: Season #1
What's Good For The Goose
Munsters: America's First Family of Fright
National Lampoon Live: Down & Dirty
National Lampoon Live: New Faces: Volume #1
Laffapalooza! #2
Beautiful, The Bloody and the Bare/ Behind Locked Doors (Special Edition)
Laffapalooza! #1

Just a note for all those out there that use the downloadable DVD database.
This weekend some changes are going in that will make merging the updates a
lot easier. It will also set the stage for the up coming inclusion of
directors and cast members for films and television shows in the database.

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
44,238 titles with 327 additions or changes and 536 Pre-Release
announcements. The All Titles list has 44,774 titles. Recent releases
include: Last Week 424, This Week 234 nd Next Week 229 titles. Coming
titles listed before all the specs are in can be found in a the list,

Current previews include The Dreamers, Butterfly Effect, Blazing Saddles
30th Anniversary, Six Feet Under: Season 2, Dead Like Me Season 1, Under the
Lighthouse Dancing and High Art. Recent reviews include Monster, The
Company, Paycheck and Smallville Season 2.

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 are included in the fields. There is also a
comprehensive 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

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

Please stop by and visit.
Thank you.

Doug MacLean

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