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Doug MacLean
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      05-31-2005
On September 13th Warner Brothers will release the definitive edition of the
classic Ben-Hur. Retailing for $39.95 this four disc box set is filled with
extras. The first two discs contain the film in 2.76:1 anamorphic video and
Dolby 5.1 audio. The film was re-mastered using the original 65mm elements.
There is a commentary track featuring film historian T. Gene Hatcher and a
scene specific comments from actor Charlton Heston. The extras include:
Disc Three:
1925 Silent Version of Ben-Hur
presented in the Thames Television Restoration
stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis

Disc Four:
documentary Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
interviews with filmmakers like Ridley Scott and George Lucas about the
film's impact
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic hosted by Christopher Plummer
Directed by William Wyler documentary (featuring the last interview with
Wyler before his death)
Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures

A&E is releasing a number of biographies on July 26th. With such a wide
selection you are bound to find someone interesting:
Adam & Eve: A&E Biography
Alexander Graham Bell: A&E Biography
America's Castles: The Homes Of Frank Lloyd Wright
Ancient Mysteries: Astrology
Ancient Mysteries: The Forbidden City
Arnold Schwarzenegger: A&E Biography
Bob Dylan: A&E Biography
Boone And Crockett: A&E Biography
Bruce Lee: A&E Biography
Bugsy Siegel: A&E Biography
Carol Burnett: A&E Biography
Christopher Columbus: A&E Biography
Condoleeza Rice: A&E Biography
Davy Crockett: A&E Biography
Dinosaur Secrets Revealed
Frida Kahlo: A&E Biography
History's Mysteries: The Hunt For Jack the Ripper
History's Mysteries: The True Story Of Marco Polo
Hollywood
In Search Of History: Captives
In Search Of History: The Holy Grail
In Search Of History: The Loch Ness Monster
Irving Berlin: A&E Biography
James Dean: A&E Biography
Jimmy Hoffa: A&E Biography
John And Abigail Adams: A&E Biography
John Wilkes Booth: A&E Biography
Johnny Cash: A&E Biography
Julia Child: A&E Biography
Katharine Hepburn: A&E Biography
King David: A&E Biography
Lance Armstrong: A&E Biography
Laura Bush: A&E Biography
Louis B. Mayer: A&E Biography
Mary Of Nazareth: A&E Biography
Mata Hari: A&E Biography
Mike Tyson: A&E Biography
Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters
New Explorers: Betrayal At Little Big Horn
Oscar Wilde: A&E Biography
Quest For The Lost Tribes
Susan B. Anthony: A&E Biography
Trains Unlimited: The Golden Age Of Steam
Treasure!: The Search For The Atocha
Truman Capote: A&E Biography
UFO's: Encounters And Abductions
Unexplained: Hauntings
Vatican Revealed
Each disc will list for $24.95

Buena Vista will release a few more Universal Media discs on August 16th:
Coyote Ugly (Unrated Version/ UMD)
Rock (UMD)
Shaolin Soccer (Buena Vista/ UMD)
Each retails for $29.95.

Coming out from Columbia/Tri-Star on August 2nd:
Annie (1982/ Special Anniversary Edition) / Annie: Royal Adventure (2-Pack)
Austin Stevens Snakemaster #1
Berenstain Bears: Bears Out & About
Dragon Tales: Sing And Dance In Dragonland
Fine Mess
Ghostbusters (Special Edition) / Ghostbusters 2 (2-Disc Set w/Scrapbook)
Jeff Corwin Experience: Out On A Limb: Monkeys, Orangutans & More
Matt Helm Lounge (4-Disc Set)
Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss: The Gink The Cat & Other Furry Friends

Fox will release some specially priced two film sets on August 9th:
Independence Day (1-Disc Special Edition/ Widescreen) / Abyss (Special
Edition) (Back-To-Back)
Independence Day (1-Disc Special Edition/ Widescreen) / Abyss (Special
Edition) (Side-By-Side)
Just Married (Special Edition) / There's Something About Mary (Single)
(Back-To-Back)
Just Married (Special Edition) / There's Something About Mary (Single)
(Side-By-Side)
My Friend Flicka / Thunderhead Son Of Flicka (Side-By-Side)
Thirteen / Swimfan (Special Edition) (Side-By-Side)
Unfaithful (Special Edition/ Widescreen) / High Crimes (Special Edition)
Wrong Turn (Special Edition) / Joy Ride (Special Edition) (Side-By-Side)

Paramount has a couple of classic television shows set for release on August
16th:
Andy Griffith Show: Season #3
I Love Lucy: Season #5

Also from Paramount on August 23rd:
Truman Show (Special Collectors Edition)
Witness (Special Collector's Edition)

Coming out from Universal:
July 26th:
Assault On Precinct 13 (2005/ Widescreen) / 2 Fast 2 Furious (Wirdscreen)
(2-Pack)
In Good Company / Wimbledon (2-Pack)
Meet The Fockers / Meet The Parents (2-Pack)
Motorcycle Diaries / Traffic (2-Pack)
Ray / Hurricane (2-Pack)
Terminal / Catch Me If You Can (2-Pack)
Vanity Fair / Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2-Pack)
White Noise / Thing (2-Pack)

August 23rd:
Adam-12: Season #1
Emergency: Season #1

August 30th:
Blues Brothers (25th Anniversary Edition / Pan & Scan)
Blues Brothers (25th Anniversary Edition/ Widescreen)

The end of summer will bring a few releases from Warner Brothers:

August 2nd:
Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete 4th Season

August 16th:
ABBA: The Movie
Jamboree
Mambo Kings

August 30th:
Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge: Complete Series
Morning After
Rollover

September 6th:
Anna Christie
Anna Karenina (1935)
Camille
Garbo: The Signature Collection: Mata Hari / Anna Karenina / Ninotchka /
Queen Christina / Anna Christie / Camille / ...
Grand Hotel
Mata Hari (1931)
Ninotchka
Queen Christina
Real Wheels: Rockin Real Wheels
Real Wheels: Rockin Real Wheels (w/ Toy)
Real Wheels: Tractor Adventures
Real Wheels: Tractor Adventures (w/ Toy Tractor)
So Little Time (26 Episode 5 DVD Giftset)
TCM Archives: Garbo Silents Collection: Flesh And The Devil / The Temptress
/ The Mysterious Lady

Just announced by Columbia/Tri-Star for August 2nd:
Annie / Annie: Royal Adventure (2-Pack)
Austin Stevens Snakemaster #1
Berenstain Bears: Bears Out & About
Downfall
Dragon Tales: Sing & Dance In Dragonland
Fine Mess
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 (2-Disc Set w/Scrapbook)
Guess Who
Jeff Corwin Experience: Out On A Limb - Monkeys, Orangutans & More
Matt Helm Lounge (4-Disc Set)
Wubbulous World Of Dr Seuss: The Gink The Cat & Other Furry Friends

Coming out on July 26th from Alpha Video:
Public Defender, Vol. 1
Public Defender, Vol. 2
Ridin' On
Savage Girl
Song Of The Gringo
Each title will list for $9.99.

Falcon Pictures has some older titles coming out soon:
Hopalong Cassidy (Falcon Picture Group) Triple Feature 2
Martin Kane Private Eye, Vol. 1
Mr & Mrs North V.06
People Are Funny
Tex Ritter Triple Feature 1
Delightfully Dangerous
Hopalong Cassidy (Falcon Picture Group) Triple Feature 3
Mr & Mrs North V.07
Private Buckaroo
Roy Rogers Show V.03
Trouble With Father (Falcon Picture Group), Vol. 1
Each disc will retail for $9.99.

August 2nd will bring a few releases from Paramount:
Blue's Clues: Blue's Room: Alphabet Power
High And The Mighty (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
Island In The Sky (Collector's Editon)

Rykodisc has some releases due to street on July 26th:
AND 1: Mixtape Tour #8: Back On The Block
Grey Wolves: U-Boats 1939-1941
Grey Wolves: U-Boats 1942-1943
Grey Wolves: U-Boats 1943-1945
Manson Family Movies
Omen
Onibi: Fire Within
Starstruck (2d/Se)
To The Last Man
Virgin Beasts
Wizards Of The Demon Sword

Warner Brothers have announced a number of titles for the months ahead:
August 2nd:
Dukes Of Hazzard: Seasons #1 - #4 (Box Set)
Dukes Of Hazzard: The Complete 4th Season

August 16th:
Abba: The Movie

August 30th:
As Time Goes By: 8th & 9th Series
As Time Goes By: Complete Original Series (Box Set)
Knowing Me Knowing You: Complete Series

September 6th:
Anna Christie (1930)
Camille (1936)
Trollz #1 & #2 (2-Pack)

WGHB has a number of titles due out soon. Included are a mixture of some
special interest, TV seasons and some family faire.
September 6th:
Nova: The Unknown World
Sugihara: Consipracy Of Kindness
Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3: Cry For Justice
Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3: If Wishes Were Horses
Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3: In Pursuit Of The Proper Sinner
Inspector Lynley Mysteries 3: Traitor To Memory
Inspector Lynley Mysteries: 3rd Set
West Bank Retrospective: A Journey To The Occupied Lands
Wuthering Heights
Between The Lions: Farmer Ken's Puzzle
Between The Lions: The Hopping Hen And More
Between The Lions: The Popcorn Popper
Between The Lions: To The Ship To The Ship
Degrassi Junior High: Season #3 - Disc 1
Degrassi Junior High: Season #3 - Disc 2
Degrassi Junior High: Season #3 - Disc 3
Degrassi Junior High: Season #3 (Box Set)
Peep & The Big Wide World: Chirp Flies
Peep & The Big Wide World: Peep & His Pals
Peep & The Big Wide World: Peep Explores
Peep & The Big Wide World: Quack Knows It All

October 25th:
Degrassi Junior High: Complete Series (Box Set)
Inspector Lynley Mysteries: 1st - 3rd Set
Woman In White

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 64,987 titles. Changes and additions this week number 343 and there
are 2,672 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
http://www.dvdlist.kazart.com.

Current previews include Fantastic Four (1994 Animated), Outer Limits
Collections and The Sopranos: Season 5. Recent reviews include The Aviator,
Moonlighting: Seasons 1 & 2, Assult on Preccinct 13, Six Feet Under: Season
3, Kinsey Phantom of the Opera (2004), Blade Trinity, Book of Love (2004),
Meet the Fockers, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Tweeked, A-Team Season 2,
Knight Rider Season 2 and Magnum PI Season 2. Updates to the DVD database,
including release specifications usually made twice daily.

Please stop by and visit.
Thank you.

Doug MacLean
http://www.hometheaterinfo.com/



 
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