New Releases: WB announcements, Oscar Shorts & Status changes: Updated complete downloadable R1 DVD

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    Warner Brothers has announced the March 2nd release of the mixed live
    action/animated feature Looney Tunes: Back in Action. There will be both a
    P&S as well as a widescreen release of the film. Both feature Dolby 5.1
    audio with anamorphic 1.85:1 video for the widescreen release. The announced
    extras include: "Looney Tunes Out of Action: Best Scenes You've Never
    Seen" - montage of alternate ending and additional scenes; "Behind the
    Tunes" - A humorous look at Daffy and Bugs as they give a tour of the set;
    "Bang Crash Boom" - the rabbit and duck perspective on the special effects;
    Easter Eggs - Yosemite Sam with TNT; "Whizzard of Ow" - Looney Tunes short.
    List price is $27.95. There is a possibility that the release of the
    widescreen edition may be postponed. It's strange, almost unprecedented and
    nothing for certain yet but several retailers are only taking pre-orders for
    the P&S version. Other retailers have both editions for pre-orders. I'll
    check with the studio representatives when they get back.

    Due out from Ardustry on February 17th: School Of Duel: Advanced Duelist,
    School Of Duel: Master Duelist for the anime fans, Stephanie Herman: Ballet
    Workout and Stephanie Herman: Jazz Workout for those intent on shaping up
    for the new year. Each one will retail at $14.95.

    Ardustry also has Academy Award Short Films (2003) for the film buff.
    Included in the compliation are:

    Best Animated Short: The ChubbChubbs! (USA) - On a planet in the far
    reaches of the imagination, clumsy but well-meaning Meeper dreams of
    entertaining people as an R&B vocalist. But first he must find a way to save
    the patrons of the Ale-E-Inn nightclub from the vicious and voracious
    invaders known as the ChubbChubbs. (6 minutes)

    Best Live Action Short: This Charming Man "Der Er En Yndig Mand" (Denmark) -
    Taking advantage of a mix-up at the unemployment office, Lars Hansen becomes
    Pakistani immigrant El Hassan. Will his masquerade land him a job and win
    him the affection of his politically correct school teacher? (29 minutes)

    Other Animated Nominees: Rocks "Das Rad" (Germany) - A Filmakademie
    Baden-Württemberg GmbH Production (8 minutes) / Mt. Head "Atama Yama"
    (Japan) - A Yamamura Animation Production (10 minutes) / Mike's New Car
    (USA) - A Pixar Animation Studios Production (4 minutes) / The Cathedral
    (Poland) - A Platige Image Production (6 minutes)

    Other Live Action Nominees: I'll Wait for the Next One "J'Attendrai Le
    Suivant" (France) - A La Boîte Production (4 minutes) / Gridlock "Fait
    d'Hiver" (Belgium) - An Another Dimension of an Idea Production. This film
    contains brief nudity. Parental guidance is suggested. (7 minutes) / Dog
    "Inja" (Australia) - An Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS) Production
    (17 minutes)

    Extras are listed as: How to Submit Your Short Film to the Academy - Academy
    Member and Award-Winner for his 1997 live action short film, Visas and
    Virtue, Chris Donahue informs filmmakers and fans of the eligibility rules
    and procedures for submitting a short film to the Academy for OSCAR
    consideration. The cost of the collection is $19.95.

    Music Video Distributors has announced the January 20th release of Rio
    Freaks #3. Following on January 27th are All Access: DVD Magazine #5, John
    Fahey: In Concert & Interviews 1969-1996 and Pierre Bensusan: In Concert.

    From Kino on February 24th a few foreign films. Included are Fertile Memory,
    Halfaouine, Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears (New Version), Oblomov,
    Tchaikovsky and Wedding In Galilee. Each has a suggested retail price of

    A few status changes. Columbia/TriStar has cancelled Les Miserables (1998/
    Superbit). Anchor Bay has discontinued Martin (Special Edition) and Zombie
    (Special Edition/ Old Version). Artisan has discontinued Bloody Murder
    (Special Edition). Reindeer Games (Special Edition) is listed as
    discontinued by Buena Vista. Same with Friday The 13th, Part 2 from
    Paramount. With all such changes in status please check the rescheduled list
    to see if any replacement editions have been announced.

    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
    37,232 titles with 208 additions or changes and 408 Pre-Release
    announcements. The All Titles list has 37,640 titles. Recent releases
    include: Last Week 86, This Week 83 and Next Week 186 titles.

    Previews of Underworld, Lost in Translation, Thirteen and Family Business.
    Recent reviews include Seabiscuit, Firefly, Taken, S.W.A.T. (2003) and T3.
    Classic reviews include 12 Angry Men, Bedford Incident and Them. 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, Jan 3, 2004
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