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    Warner Brothers made several announcements recently. Set for July 29th are
    Asteroids: Deadly Impact, Caillou:The Train Trip And Other Adventures,
    Caillou:The Treasure Hunt And Other Adventures, Sagwa: Feline Friends And
    Family, Sagwa: Great Purr-Formances and Framed (2002/ Pan & Scan) all listed
    as full screen and Dolby stereo. Except for Framed, which will run $24.98,
    all have a suggested price of $19.98.

    Most already know about this release set of titles but we finally got the
    UPC verification in so they make it into the database. Fans of the classic
    WB cartoons can look forward to Looney Tunes Golden Collection (Special
    Edition), Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction and Looney Tunes: Reality
    Check due out on October 28th. Also on that date are Space Jam (2-Disc)
    which will sport Dolby 5.1 audio and 1.85:1 anamorphic video.

    Paramount is releasing more of their catalog as lower priced releases.
    Although for some the initial announcements have indicated full screen I
    spoke to a representative over at Paramount and it was confirmed that in
    keeping with their 'commitment to original aspect ratios' most of the titles
    will receive an anamorphic widescreen treatment. Of course this means that
    films originally presented in 4:3 aspect will retain that for these
    releases. This corrects the specifications previously announced for Browning
    Version, Lipstick (both $9.98) and That Was Then This Is Now (1985) (for
    $14.98). All of these titles are scheduled for release on October 14th. In
    addition the newly announced titles are Dragonslayer (1981), Frankenstein
    and the Monster from Hell and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter for October
    21st. Homecoming: A Christmas Story and Scrooge (1970) for September 23rd.
    Italian Job (1969 / Special Collector's Edition) on October 28th. Dora The
    Explorer: Meet Diego and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5, Latham
    Entertainment Presents and Original Latin Kings Of Comedy on October 7th.
    Cool World, Fairytale: A True Story on November 11th. Joseph Andrews, King
    David, Last Tycoon and Once Upon A Time in the West (Special Collector's
    Edition) for November 18th.

    In the $7.98 on August 19th Alpha Video will release a number of horror,
    drama and other genre flicks. The titles announced so far are Giant Of
    Marathon, International Crime, Desperate Cargo, Dragnet: Volume 2, Circus Of
    Fear, Vampire Happening, Blood Lust, Scream In The Night, Bird Of Paradise,
    Amazing Transparent Man, Jackie Robinson Story, Man On The Eiffel Tower,
    Revolt Of The Zombies, Shadow Strikes and Strangler Of Blackmoor Castle.

    Ventura has a few martial arts double features ready for release on
    September 23rd. Martial Arts Double Feature (Duel Of The 7 Tigers /
    Invincible From Hell), Martial Arts Double Feature (High Voltage / Circus
    Kids), Martial Arts Double Feature (Magnificent Kick / Butcher Wing) and
    Martial Arts Double Feature (Shaolin Posse / Rickshaw Man) for $14.99 each.
    The announcement indicated dubbed audio for the lot.

    Fox has a number of multi-film theme packs ready for October 14th. The
    technical specifications vary, pretty much just a repackaging of individual
    releases. The sets have a suggested price of $89.98 each.

    Rude 'N' Crude Comedies: Dude, Where's My Car?, Office Space, Super
    Troopers, Shallow Hal, Freddy Got Fingered and Kung Pow: Enter The Fist.

    Ultimate Chick Flick Collection: The Banger Sisters, Ever After, Moulin
    Rouge (single disc version), Say Anything, Someone Like You and Where The
    Heart Is.

    Action Pack (6 DVD Pack): Joy Ride, Big Trouble In Little China, Fight Club
    (single disc), Kiss Of The Dragon, The Transporter and Behind Enemy Lines.

    Family Fun Pack: Sound Of Music (single disc), Dr. Dolittle (Eddie Murphy),
    Dr. Dolittle 2, Mrs. Doubtfire and The Man From Snowy River.

    John Wayne Collection ($39.99): The Undefeated, The Comancheros and North To

    Best Picture Collection ($49.98): All About Eve, Gentleman's Agreement, How
    Green Was My Valley and Sunrise.

    Also from Fox on that date are Home Alone / Casper Collection and Olive, The
    Other Reindeer.

    Catcom has extended their Double Feature series set for August 12th with
    some more titles. Each set includes a cartoon and short to emulate the old
    time movie house experience. All go for $6.65 retail price. Fred Astaire
    Double Feature: Royal Wedding / Second Chorus, Gangs Inc. / They Made Me A
    Criminal! (Double Feature), North Star / The Stranger (Double Feature), At
    War With The Army / Love Laughs At Andy Hardy (Double Feature), Rescue From
    Gilligan's Island / The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West (Double Feature),
    Affair / James Dean (Double Feature), Snows Of Kilimanjaro, The / Beneath
    The 12 Mile Reef (Double Feature), Lassie In The Painted Hills / The
    Adventures Of Gallant Bess (Double Feature), Jodi Foster Double Feature:
    Mesmerized / Five Corners, Sin Of Harold Diddlebock, The / Heartbeat (Double
    Feature) and Bucket Of Blood / My Son The Vampire (Double Feature).

    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
    features30,446 titles with 250 additions or changes and 596 Pre-Release
    announcements. The All Titles list has 31,042 titles. Recent releases
    include: Last Week 134, This Week 235 and Next Week 207 titles.

    Featured review this week is Flight of the Phoenix, previews of Daredevil,
    Them, and Chicago DVDs. Recent film reviews include May, Phone Booth, Gangs
    of New York, It Came From Beneath the Sea, Children of Dune, The Hulk
    Original TV Pilot, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, , Killing Me
    Softly, Real Women Have Curves, The Day the Earth Stood Still , Invaders
    From Mars (1953), Usual Suspects, Gormenghast and Dr. Strangelove. 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 22, 2003
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