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  1. Doug MacLean

    Doug MacLean Guest

    Warner Brothers will release Matrix Reloaded on October 14th. There will be
    both a P&S and Widescreen version of the release. The audio is listed as
    Dolby 5.1 and the widescreen version sporting anamorphic 2.35:1 video. Among
    the extras currently listed are Preload, a featurette on the cast and crew,
    a how-to featurette on the making of the now famous Freeway scene, a look at
    the associated video game, 'the Matrix Unfolds' about the public's reaction
    to the series, 'Get me an Exit' concerned with the advertising tie ins for
    the film and the recent MTV spoof of the film. While the UPC for the full
    screen version has not been released I did manage to get the UPC for the
    widescreen from the preview copy. The projected suggested cost will be

    Universal will release a "Collector's Edition" of Carlito's Way on September
    2nd. This version improves upon the previous one by adding an anamorphic
    2.35:1 video. It also features Dolby 5.1 audio. To make sure you get the
    correct version the old is UPC 025192022227 while the Collector's Edition is

    New Line Cinema will release four DVDs on October 7th; Heaven's Prisoners,
    Lawnmower Man 2, Unconditional Love and the 2003 version of Willard. No word
    yet as to any extras but the initial announcements indicated Dolby 5.1 audio
    and anamorphic original aspect video.

    In addition to DVD International's July 15th release of Digital Video
    Essentials they have two video specific versions, Digital Video Essentials:
    High Definition D-VHS 1080i and Digital Video Essentials: High Definition
    D-VHS 720p. Each goes for $24.99. If you want to keep your home theater with
    top notch performance this is an excellent investment.

    Catcom Home Video has added to the double feature series of discs set for
    release on August 12th. Each disc has a cartoon, short and tries to
    reproduce the old theater experience a list price of $6.65 each. The
    additions to this series include; Christmas Evil / Silent Night, Bloody
    Night, Real American Hero, A / True Blood, Captain Kidd / Danil Boone:
    Trailblazer, Get Christy Love / Hit Lady, Last Days Of Patton, The / Escape
    From Sobibor, Gatling Gun, The / Cry Blood Apache, Seniors / The Teacher and
    Trapped! / He Walked By Night.

    Catcom also has some special interest and documentaries also set for August
    12th for $6.65 each. Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues,
    Blushing Bloopers (outtakes from the 40s and 50s), Kiss: Beneath The Makeup,
    First 50 Years Of Television, Alfred Hitchcock: Master Of Suspense, Elvis
    Forever, Elvis: The Final Chapter, Little Rascals: Four Classic Episodes and
    Three Stooges: Wiseguys.

    Typical of Image all of their release announcements are sent out at the
    start of the month. They are a bit late this month but they include Box Of
    Blood, Redemption: The Devil Collection, Selena Live: The Last Concert (DTS)
    all on September 2nd. Hip-Hop Honeys: Brazil Boom Boom, Phantom Of The Opera
    (Special Edition), Woman With Red Hair and World Of Geisha for September
    9th. Atomic Brain/ Love After Death/ The Incredible Petrified World (Special
    Edition) and This Stuff'll Kill Ya/ The Year Of The Yahoo (Special Edition)
    on September 16th. Laugh With Max Linder (Silent), No Recess, Props: Best Of
    2002, Stephen Sondheim Collection (six disc set includes Sunday in the Park
    with George, Into the Woods, Passion, Sweeney Todd in Concert, Follies in
    Concert and A Celebration at Carnegie Hall) on September 23rd. Frank Capra's
    Wonders of Life: Hemo The Magnificent/ Unchained Goddess, Frank Capra's
    Wonders of Life: Our Mr. Sun/ Strange Case Of The Cosmic Rays, Gene Autry
    Collection: Gaucho Serenade and Gene Autry Collection: Robin Hood Of Texas
    for September 30th.

    Due out next week, July 22nd. A.D. Vision: Mutant X: Season 1: Volume 2
    (Special Edition). Alpha Video: Roy Rogers TV Show, Destroy All Planets.
    Artisan: Drop Dead Fred, Tons Of Trouble. BMG Music: Siouxsie And The
    Banshees: Seven Year Itch. Buena Vista: Felicity: The Complete 2nd Season
    (Special Edition). Columbia/Tri-Star: Spun (Special Edition/ Unrated).
    Criterion: Umberto D., Honeymoon Killers, Pornographers. Goodtimes: Ed
    Sullivan: Best Of Broadway, Very Best Of Ed Sullivan Vol. 1. Trimark: But
    I'm A Cheerleader. Universal: Life Of David Gale (Special Edition/ Pan &
    Scan), Life Of David Gale (Special Edition/ Widescreen). Warner Brothers:
    Challenge Of The Superfriends: United They Stand, Justice League: Paradise
    Lost, Batman: Out Of The Shadows.

    On the postponed list are Eddie Izzard: Glorious (Universal), Short Cuts
    (Special Edition) (New LIne), Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Best Of Andrew Lloyd
    Webber: Live In China (Pioneer) and New Year's Concert 2001: Strauss: Vienna
    Philharmonic Orchestra: Nikolaus Harnoncourt (DVD-Audio) (Warner Music).

    Listed as cancelled are Pink Floyd: Pulse (Sony), Magnificent Seven (MGM)
    and Spartacus (Universal/ Movie-Only Edition/ Jewel Case) (Universal).

    Listed as discontinued are Killing Me Softly (R-Rated Version) (MGM),
    Impulse (Anchor Bay), Mister Johnson (United American), Bride Of Chucky /
    Child's Play 2: Chucky's Back (Universal) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    (Movie-Only Edtion) (Paramount).

    For out of print titles please check the rescheduled list as some titles may
    have other editions or future releases planned.

    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
    features30,128 titles with 241 additions or changes and 582 Pre-Release
    announcements. The All Titles list has 30,710 titles. Recent releases
    include: Last Week 143, This Week 134 and Next Week 234 titles.

    Featured review this week is Gangs of New York, previews of Daredevil Them,
    and Chicago DVDs. Recent film reviews include Phone Booth, It Came From
    Beneath the Sea, Children of Dune, The Hulk Original TV Pilot, Harry Potter
    and the Chamber of Secrets, Flight of the Phoenix, Killing Me Softly, Real
    Women Have Curves, The Day the Earth Stood Still , Invaders From Mars
    (1953), Usual Suspects, Gormenghast, Dr. Strangelove and Outland. 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, Jul 15, 2003
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  2. I looked at, and they indicated a preorder price of USD$90
    for the Sondheim Collection, CAD $116 at
    Maureen Goldman, Jul 15, 2003
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    Goldfinger Guest

    $30 would be MSRP but you almost never pay MSRP on new DVDs.
    Goldfinger, Jul 15, 2003
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    karlpov Guest

    George please stop this nonsense and let people choose for themselves.
    Geez I get tired of these obnoxious, intolerant whines. (And I'm all
    for OAR.)
    karlpov, Jul 16, 2003
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    There's no legitimate reason to offer a choice, and the lack of
    standardization simply delays the inevitable.

    Mike Kohary, Jul 16, 2003
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    Caden Guest

    :> George please stop this nonsense and let people choose for themselves.

    : There's no legitimate reason to offer a choice, and the lack of
    : standardization simply delays the inevitable.

    : Mike

    I like the word choice. Inevitably, DVD's will be abandoned to the
    landfill for something less standard. At least, that's what happened
    to laser discs, eight tracks, cassettes, and vinyl. (Minus collecter
    Caden, Jul 19, 2003
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    SirScrub Guest

    Ok...quote of the day....

    "technically deficient retards"

    It might just be the beer talking, but that was hella funny!

    If you need to reply, take out xyz.
    SirScrub, Jul 20, 2003
  8. Doug MacLean

    Black Locust Guest

    Nah. That's what's going to happen VHS VERY shortly. DVD's will
    'eventually' end up in landfills just like any other format, but it's a
    LONG ways away. DVD's haven't even reached full penetration yet. Just go
    to your local Blockbuster some time and you'll see technically deficient
    retards still renting "videos"(as they love to call the VHS format).
    Another format won't even come into play until DVD has 100% penetration.
    HD-DVD will come into play in a few years here, but people aren't
    suddenly gonna start tossing away their regular DVD's just because a
    near identical format that just has better picture quality comes around.
    If a piece of shit format like VHS can last nearly 30 years, I see no
    reason why DVD's can't last for a comparible length of time.
    Black Locust, Jul 20, 2003
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