New Releases: Scarface, Vicar Of Dibley: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD DB & info lists

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by Doug MacLean, Jul 19, 2003.

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    Universal will revive Scarface on September 30th. The initial technical
    specifications look pretty good with an announced Dolby 5.1 audio and,
    bending to the current trend, both a P&S as well as an anamorphic 2.35:1
    video versions. You get either version or opt for the Scarface (Deluxe Gift
    Set) which includes both the 1983 and the 1932 Paulo Muni original version.
    The one film discs have a suggested price or $26.98 each with $59.95 for the
    deluxe set. The extras listed for the new release are interview footage
    presented by Def Jam featuring today's hottest music stars commenting on how
    Scarface has influenced their life and music; The Rebirth of Scarface;
    Acting Scarface; Creating Scarface: The TV Version; Alternate Ending.

    On October 14th Paramount has some very low cost discs due out. Black
    Sunday, Browning Version and Lipstick. so far it looks like pretty low end
    specs of stereo and full screen for all. he suggested cost is $9.98.

    Fox Lorber chimes in with releases set for September 9th. Included are
    Russian Ark (Masterworks Edition), Dark Habits, Kaaterskill Falls (Special
    Edition) (5.1/16:9), Game Is Over (a.k.a. La Curee), In Search Of Dracula,
    Terror Is A Man and Terror Of Frankenstein.

    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Collector's Edition) will be released by
    Paramount on October 14th. Presented in anamorphic video and Dolby 5.1 audio
    the extras are listed as audio commentary featuring William Shatner and his
    daughter Elizabeth, a retrospective look by William Shatner about the making
    of this film, a text commentary and several other behind the scenes
    featurettes. Price is listed as $24.99.

    Disney/Buena Vista has updated the technical specifications of a few titles.
    Apparently some consumer dissatisfaction prompted these changes. Confirmed
    as anamorphic with Dolby 5.1 audio (some THX) are Apple Dumpling Gang,
    Escape To Witch Mountain, Return From Witch Mountain and Absent-Minded
    Professor (not confirmed as anamorphic/Dolby Surround). All are due out
    September 2nd.

    For the younger set the ever present Olsen twins will release by means of
    Warner Brothers, Mary-Kate And Ashley DVD Giftset 1. It features the various
    of their world trip films on a four disc set. Release date is September 2nd
    for $49.98.

    Fans of British comedy can get some titles of the Vicar Of Dibley series.
    Included are Vicar Of Dibley: Complete Series One, Vicar Of Dibley: Complete
    Series Two And Specials, Vicar Of Dibley: Complete Series Three and Vicar Of
    Dibley: The Divine Collection all set for October 7th.

    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
    features30,294 titles with 420 additions or changes and 564 Pre-Release
    announcements. The All Titles list has 30,858 titles. Recent releases
    include: Last Week 143, This Week 134 and Next Week 234 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 19, 2003
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