New Releases: Ben-Hur, A&E Biographies & Garbo: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD DB & info lists

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    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
    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)
    Just Married (Special Edition) / There's Something About Mary (Single)
    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
    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)
    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
    Mambo Kings

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

    September 6th:
    Anna Christie
    Anna Karenina (1935)
    Garbo: The Signature Collection: Mata Hari / Anna Karenina / Ninotchka /
    Queen Christina / Anna Christie / Camille / ...
    Grand Hotel
    Mata Hari (1931)
    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
    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
    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

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