New Releases: Jekyll & Hyde 1932/1941, Postman Rings Twice: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD DB

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    The new week starts off with some announcements from Warner Brothers. On
    December 9th they have something for the younger children in your home.
    LeapFrog: Letter Factory, LeapFrog: Talking Words Factory and LeapFrog:
    Letter Factory/Talking Words (W/Plush Toy) will be released. For older
    audiences January 6th brings some classic films. One of the screen's first
    looks at alcoholism, Days Of Wine & Roses featuring an acclaimed performance
    by Jack Lemmon, released in widescreen. Both the 1932 (uncut) and 1941
    (remake) versions of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde will be released in with both
    films on a single disc. Warner Brothers already has the 1981 version of
    Postman Always Rings Twice out on January 6th it is joined with the classic
    1946 original. The film that helped to make spring break a rite of passage,
    Where The Boys Are will be released in widescreen. Also set for a widescreen
    release in Wind And The Lion. Each disc will retail for $19.95.

    Image has a few more fifties horror flick two packs coming out on November
    25th with the addition of Astounding She Monster / She Demons, Hideous Sun
    Demon / Revenge Of The Sun Demon and Teenage Monster / Teenagers From Outer

    Even though the playoffs are still going on WEA has announced 2003 World
    Series: Major League Baseball for a release date of November 18th. Sounds
    like a really tight release date but that is what they have announced.

    Comedy Central appears to have their own DVD label now with the release of
    Upright Citizens Brigade: 1st Complete Season on November 4th and Mitch
    Hedberg: Mitch All Together on November 11th. They now have their own UPC
    prefix of 824363.

    On January 13th Anchor Bay joins in the two film fad with the release of
    Abominable Snowman / Shatter, Devil Rides Out / Rasputin The Mad Monk,
    Dracula Prince Of Darkness / Satanic Rites Of Dracula, Four Sided Triangle /
    X The Unknown, Frankenstein Created Women / Legend Of The 7 Golden Vampires,
    Lost Continent / The Reptile, Mummy's Shroud / Plague Of The Zombies,
    Prehistoric Women / The Witches, Quartermass And The Pit / Quartermass 2 and
    Vengeance Of She / The Viking Queen. The technical specifications are all
    over the place with a mixture of widescreen, pan and scan, mono and Dolby
    5.1. Please check the listings for details as they exist today. Each set
    will run $24.95.

    Also on January 13th from Anchor Bay is Xena: Warrior Princess: Season #3
    for $89.95.

    Music Video Distributors has ready for release on December 2nd George
    Shearing: Jazz Legend, Newport Jazz Festival 1962, Psychic TV: Black Joy and
    Robert Burns: Live each going for $19.95 retail.

    Some status changes have been announced by the studios. Although known by
    many since last week the official word has come down late last week from
    Universal that the first season of Dragnet 2003 has been cancelled. Fox has
    cancelled the 1944 Laura (Special Edition) originally set for release on
    November 4th. Koch has cancelled the four discs that were part of their Best
    Of The Improv formerly set for release on November 12th. On the discontinued
    list Anchor Bay has Supergirl (Limited 2-Disc Special Edition), Supergirl
    (Special Edition), I Saw What You Did, Brenda Starr, Cat From Outer Space,
    Repo Man (Special Edition) and several more. With the new special edition
    coming out Artisan has discontinued the previous release of On Golden Pond.
    Buena Vista has pulled 101 Dalmatians (1961). Columbia/TriStar has confirmed
    Das Boot (Special Edition/ a.k.a. The Boat), Memento (UPC 043396065987),
    Snatch (2-Disc Special Edition), Knight's Tale (Special Edition) as well as
    several of their multiple film sets. As with all discontinued titles they
    may have been off the shelves for awhile. The studios are a bit slow with
    making these changes 'official'. Other versions may be in the process of
    being released as replacements. Please check the Rescheduled list for such
    new releases.

    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
    34,104 titles with 89 additions or changes and 424 Pre-Release
    announcements. The All Titles list has 34,526 titles. Recent releases
    include: Last Week 348, This Week 288 and Next Week 207 titles.

    Previews of Taken, Sopranos Season 4, Indiana Jones, Hulk, Avril Lavigne: My
    World and 28 Days Later. Reviews of Scarface(1983), Scarface (1932), Matrix
    Reloaded, Smallville, In Cold Blood, Kiss Symphony, Outer Limits Season 2,
    The Two Towers, Chicago and All That Jazz. Past film reviews include Wait
    Until Dark, Daredevil, Them, May, Phone Booth, Gangs of New York, Spun,
    Killing Me Softly, Real Women Have Curves, The Day the Earth Stood Still ,
    Them and Usual Suspects . Coming titles listed before all the specs are in
    can be found in a new list,

    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 now being added to the database. There is also a
    greatly expanded 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
    ( and DVDLister.

    Updates to the DVD database, including release specs usually made twice

    Please stop by and visit.
    Thank you.
    Doug MacLean
    Doug MacLean, Oct 14, 2003
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