New Releases:Charlie Chan, Manchurian Candidate & Thunderbirds: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD

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    A mini blitz of new announcements cam in from MGM/UA. For fans of the Sidney
    Tolner Charlie Chan flicks made during World War Two there is something to
    look forward to. On July 14th MGM has ready for release the following:
    Charlie Chan In The Chinese Cat,
    Charlie Chan In The Jade Mask,
    Charlie Chan In The Secret Service,
    Charlie Chan's Meeting At Midnight (Black Magic),
    Charlie Chan's Scarlet Clue,
    Charlie Chan's Shanghai Cobra.
    Each title is in Dolby Mono and full screen and will have a retail price tag
    of $14.95.

    Also from MGM on July 6th are a few of the comedies in their catalog.
    Included are:
    Lovers And Other Strangers (1970),
    Suppose They Gave A War & Nobody Came?,
    Take The Money And Run (Re-Release).
    Each of these titles will also list for $14.95.

    Manchurian Candidate (Special Edition / New Release) will be released by MGM
    on July 13th. This new transfer will feature Dolby 5.1 and the original mono
    audio and an anamorphic 1.75:1 video. The stated extras include:
    Audio Commentary by John Frankenheimer
    Interview With Frank Sinatra, George Axelrod and John Frankenheimer
    Featurette With William Friedkin
    Featurette With Angela Lansbury
    Trivia & Production Notes
    Photo Gallery
    Original Theatrical Trailer.
    The list price is $14.95.

    For collectors of Supermarionation mark down July 27th, MGM has something
    for you.
    Thunderbird 6: International Rescue Edition:
    Audio Commentary
    Lady Penelope Featurette
    Building Better Puppets Featurette
    Tiger Moth Featurette
    Animated Photo Gallery
    Craft Mission Match Up Quiz
    Theatrical Trailer.
    Thunderbirds Are Go:
    Audio Commentary
    History And Appeal Featurette
    Factory Of Dolls And Rockets Featurette
    Epics In Miniature Featurette
    Animated Photo Gallery
    Who Said That? Quiz
    Theatrical Trailer. Both are set for Dolby 5.1/DTS audio and will retail for
    You can also get the pair in a box set, Thunderbirds International Rescue
    Edition Giftset for $29.98.

    Finally, on June 15th MGM will release the documentary Touching The Void for

    Coming from Koch on July 13th:
    Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise,
    Popular Mechanics For Kids: Slither And Slime And Other Yucky Things,
    Brainy Baby: Laugh & Learn,
    Brainy Baby: Peek-a-Boo.
    They have also cancelled the proposed May 11th release of Vampire Vixens
    From Venus.

    Media Blasters has something for anime and action fans.
    July 13th:
    Figure 17 #6: Memories Remain (Episodes 12 & 13),
    Saber Marionette R (3 Episodes),
    Senta: Danish Pastry,
    Viper GTs.
    July 27th:
    Attack The Gas Station (Anime),
    Hell's Angel '69,
    Knight Hunters #1: New Blood (Episodes 1-5),
    Nana 7 Of 7 #1: Luckiest Number (Episodes 1-5),
    Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Era (Premium Box).

    A good number of people out there are going to be glad about an announcement
    from BFS Entertainment. The 1997 Australian independent film, Under The
    Lighthouse Dancing, will be released on July 6th. Look for a very young
    Naomi Watts in this one. The list price was given as $19.98. So far from the
    preliminary announcement it looks like Dolby Stereo and full screen.

    Also from BFS:
    July 6th: Malice In Wonderland.
    August 24th:
    Doctor Finlay 2,
    Worst Witch: The Movie.
    September 14th:
    Worst Witch Collection #3.

    Due out on May 25th from Alpha Video:
    Gangbusters #1 (Chapters 1-6),
    Gangbusters #2 (Chapters 7-13),
    Tom Brown's School Days,
    Colonel Effingham's Raid,
    Hitler: Dead Or Alive,
    Murder In The Red Barn,
    Swamp Woman, Idaho,
    Chained For Life,
    Student Of Prague,
    Lady In Scarlet,
    Animal Kingdom, Cisco Kid & The Gay Amigo,
    Adventures of Smilin Jack #1 (Chapters 1-7),
    Adventures of Smilin Jack #2 (Chapters 8-13),
    Sin Takes A Holiday,
    Wayne Murder Case,
    Johnny One Eye, Love From A Stranger,
    Sherlock Holmes: TV Classics: Vol. 3,
    Street Scene,
    As You Like It,
    Salt Of The Earth,
    Devil's Filmmaker,

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    Doug MacLean
    Doug MacLean, Apr 10, 2004
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