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New Releases: Azkaban, The O.C. & Shrek 2: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD DB & info lists

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Warner Brothers has announced Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban for
release on November 12th. There will be three ways to get the film,
anamorphic widescreen, pan and scan or as part of the Harry Potter
Collection. According to the initial announcement the collector's pack of
all three films was listed as P&S only. I've asked a rep at WB to see if
this is correct and if so if a widescreen pack will be released. All will
have Dolby 5.1 audio. The individual films will list for $29.95 while the
three pack will run $59.95. The announced extras for Azkaban include:
3D Animated Menus
Three Great Interactive Challenges!
Test Your Memory With Magic You May Have Missed,
Help Crookshanks Catch Scabbers,
Go On An Unexpected Quest With Sir Cadogan
DVD Rom Feature: Wizard Trading Cards, Hogwart's Timeline
A Selection Of Mystifying Exclusive Never Before Seen Footage
Conjuring A Scene: An In-depth Look At the Making of Key Scenes From the
Raucous Interviews With the Cast Lead By Johnny Vaughan and the Shrunken
Creating The Vision: A Revealing Interview With J.K. Rowling and the
Self-Guided iPIX Tours into Honeydukes and Professor Lupin's Defense Against
the Dark Arts Classroom
Choir Practice: Sing-along With the Hogwart's Choir
Hogwarts Portrait Gallery: Get a Closer Look at the Various Portraits Lining
the Walls of Hogwarts Castle
Electronic Arts Game Preview
Theatrical Trailers For Harry Potter 1, 2 and 3

Warner Brothers will release O.C.: The Complete First Season on October
26th. The specs are listed as Dolby Surround and full screen. The list price
will be $69.98. The extras are listed as including:
Additional Scenes With Commentary By Creator Josh Schwartz
Audio Commentary On Pilot Episode By Creator Josh Schwartz and Producer
Stephanie Savage
DVD Rom Features
Easter Eggs On Three Episodes
Three Featurettes: Casting The O.C., The Music Of The O.C. and The Real O.C.
Featuring Behind the Scenes Footage and Cast and Crew Interviews
The Music Of The O.C.: A Screen Music Guide For Six Episodes

Fox also has some television series sets coming out soon.
September 28th:
In Living Color: Season 2 ($49.9
October 12:
Cedric The Entertainer Presents: The Complete Series ($39.9
October 19th:
Greg The Bunny (Special Edition) ($29.9
October 26th:
That 70's Show: Season 1 ($49.9

Announced for release from Rhino
September 21st:
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
Depeche Mode: Devotiona
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 6
September 28th:
No Quarter: Jimmy Page & Robert Planet Unledded
Yes: Greatest Video Hits (Rhino)
VH1 Storytellers: Natalie Merchant
David Byrne: Live At Union Chapel
T. Rex: Born To Boogie
Horrible Horrors: Volume 1
Best Of G-Force
Battle Of The Planets (25th Anniversary Edition)
Zen Baby
VH1 Storytellers: Rod Stewart
Morcheeba: From Brixton To Beijing
Land Of The Lost: The Complete Second Season
October 5th:
Dream Theater: Live At Budokan
Horrible Horrors: Volume 2
October 12th:
James Brown: James Brown At The Apollo
Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew
Foghat: The Millennium Tour

If you enjoy watching young men bring physical pain and humiliation on
themselves than Paramount has something for you. On October 26th they have:
Wild Boyz: The Complete First Season
Viva La Bam: The Complete First Season
Both will list for $29.99

If you have some younger children than Paramount hasn't forgotten you.
October 26th also brings:
Blue's Clues: ABC's, 123's And More DVD Collection
Dora The Explorer: Dora's Christmas!
Dora The Explorer: Dora's Ultimate Adventures DVD Collection
I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown
Max & Ruby's Christmas
Secret Central: Have You Heard?
SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge For Hire

Universal has Sherk 2 ready for release on November 11th. Two releases are
listed one with anamorphic 1.78:1 video the other P&S, both have Dolby 5.1
the film will list for $29.99. The extras are:
Technical Goofs
Filmmaker's Commentaries
Meet Puss In Boots
Meet the Cast Of Shrek 2
The Tech Of Shrek 2
Over 20 Games and Activities
Shrek's Music Room
There will also be a four disc set: Shrek: The Story So Far - 4 Disc DVD
Collection for $54.99.

Universal also has releases of their classic animated features set for
October 26th:
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (Pan & Scan)
Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron (Widescreen)
Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (Pan & Scan / New Version)
Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (Widescreen / New Version)
Road To El Dorado (New Version)
Prince Of Egypt
Joseph: King Of Dreams
Chicken Run
Each will list for $14.99.

Stop by for a complete downloadable information list of all region one DVDs
in several formats as well as daily changes. Currently the main database
contains 47,449 titles. Changes and additions this week number 668 and there
are 2,695 due to be released titles. 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, (including UPC
search) complements of site partner and friend, Michael's Movie Mayhem

Current previews include The Punisher, Gia Unrated, Videodrome, Goodfellas,
Godsend, and Recent reviews include Kill Bill Volume 2, Predator, Sliders:
Seasons 1 & 2, Knight Rider Season 1, Hellboy, The Dreamers, High Art,
Blazing Saddles 30th Anniversary, Dead Like Me Season 1, Butterfly Effect
and Monster. 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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