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2nd January 2007 0:38  #1

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Upcoming SE's of your old faves
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced a new Special Edition of the popular baseball flick "Major League" titled "The Wild Thing" edition. The DVD arrives in 1:85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras has not been announced yet. The release date is April 10th, 2007.

I may get this, as I'm a big fan of Charlie Sheen when he does good comedy in movies.

3rd January 2007 3:53  #2

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Good news, all the way around.

6th March 2007 1:15  #3

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
More Paramount and other news....

An Officer and a Gentleman
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release An Officer and a Gentleman: Collector's Edition on May 1st. Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen tortuous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Louis Gossett, Jr. won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the tough drill instructor. The DVD arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer backed with Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 tracks. Bonus materials will include an audio commentary with director Taylor Hackford, retrospective featurettes and a photo gallery. Retail is $14.99.
 
True Grit
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release True Grit: Collector's Edition on May 1st. John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn who a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. This extraordinary Western also features great turns by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin. The DVD arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Bonus materials are TBA. Retail is $14.99.
 
Shirley Valentine
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Shirley Valentine on May 1st. In the role that won her a Tony Award, Pauline Collins is the hilariously endearing and completely unpredictable English housewife who proves it's never too late to recapture your dreams. Bored with her suburban life, Shirley takes a chance on adventure when a friend invites her on a vacation to Greece. Within no time she's back to her rebellious teenage roots, saying yes to a wild fling with a handsome rogue and the life she'd always wanted. The DVD arrives with an anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks. Retail is $14.99.
 
True Confessions
 
MGM Home Entertainment will release the previously delayed True Confessions on April 17th. Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall headline this fine, yet underrated, 1981 drama based on the famous Black Dahlia murder case. The DVD will include an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track. Extras, if any, have yet to be revealed. Retail is $19.98.
 
All That Jazz
 
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release All That Jazz: Music Edition on April 3rd. The disc arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo tracks, an audio commentary with editor Alan Heim, "Portrait of a Choreographer," "Perverting the Standards," "Making of the Song 'On Broadway'" and "Movie-ole 'Take Off With Us'" featurettes. "Bob Fosse" and "Production Snapshots" galleries round out the package. Retail will be $19.98.
 
The Lost Room
 
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the recent Sci-Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room on April 3rd. In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused Room 10 and its contents to gain unique and inexplicable properties, transforming them from mundane things into indestructible Objects with extraordinary powers. Police Det. Joe Miller (Peter Krause) first learns of The Room when he unwittingly comes across the most powerful and coveted Object of them all. When his young daughter becomes lost in the room, Joe becomes the target of shadowy figures who will stop at nothing to take from him his only hope of saving her - the Key. The two-disc set features an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Retail is $19.98.
 


Here are some more news...from Universal Home Entertainment. These are High Definition and Standard DVDS releases. From the Rumor Mill section at www.digitalbits.com.

HIGH DEFINITION DVD

April - The Good Shepherd, Smokin' Aces, The Game, The Jerk, The Hitcher, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Nutty Professor

May - Alpha Dog, The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated, Smokey and the Bandit, Hurricane, Skeleton Key, The River, Midnight Run, The Frighteners, The Big Lebowski, Dragonheart, Lost in Translation

June - Breach, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Sneakers, Born on the 4th of July, Scent of a Women, Daylight, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Meet Joe Black, Mallrats, Being John Malkovich, Mystery Men, American Me, The Watcher, Bulletproof

July - Billy Madison, The War, The Wedding Date, Dante's Peak, Cat in the Hat, Dead Silence, The Bourne Identity, The Nutty Professor 2, In Good Company, Streets of Fire, Hot Fuzz, Sea of Love, Darkman, Shaun of the Dead, Deliver Us from Eva

August - Heroes: Season One

September - The Last Starfighter, Legend, Battlestar Galactica: Season One, For the Love of the Game, Knocked Up, Evening, The Getaway: Unrated, Patch Adams, Cat People

As of now, all the above titles are HD-DVD only, but we've learned that there's some "executive upheaval" going on in the studio's home video division right now, so things could change.

On the standard DVD front, highlights of Universal's summer release slate look like this...

STANDARD DEFINITION DVD

June - Bruce Almighty: Special Edition, Miami Vice: Season Five

July - Serenity: Special Edition, Baa Baa Black Sheep: Volume Two, Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season, Woody and Friends: Classic Cartoon Collection

August - Flash Gordon: Savior of the Universe Edition, Friday Night Lights: Season One, Seaquest DSV: Season Two, Heroes: Season One, Saturday Night Live: Season Two

September - 30 Rock: Season One, The Office: Season Three, The Birds: Legacy Series, Psycho: Legacy Series

6th March 2007 1:51  #4

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
Mark Lim wrote: More Paramount and other news....

An Officer and a Gentleman
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release An Officer and a Gentleman: Collector's Edition on May 1st. Loner Zack Mayo (Richard Gere) enters Officer Candidate School to become a Navy pilot and in thirteen tortuous weeks he learns the importance of discipline, love and friendship. Louis Gossett, Jr. won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the tough drill instructor. The DVD arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer backed with Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 tracks. Bonus materials will include an audio commentary with director Taylor Hackford, retrospective featurettes and a photo gallery. Retail is $14.99.
 
True Grit
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release True Grit: Collector's Edition on May 1st. John Wayne earned an Academy Award for his larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn who a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer in Indian territory. This extraordinary Western also features great turns by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin. The DVD arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Bonus materials are TBA. Retail is $14.99.
 
Shirley Valentine
 
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Shirley Valentine on May 1st. In the role that won her a Tony Award, Pauline Collins is the hilariously endearing and completely unpredictable English housewife who proves it's never too late to recapture your dreams. Bored with her suburban life, Shirley takes a chance on adventure when a friend invites her on a vacation to Greece. Within no time she's back to her rebellious teenage roots, saying yes to a wild fling with a handsome rogue and the life she'd always wanted. The DVD arrives with an anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0 tracks. Retail is $14.99.
 
True Confessions
 
MGM Home Entertainment will release the previously delayed True Confessions on April 17th. Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall headline this fine, yet underrated, 1981 drama based on the famous Black Dahlia murder case. The DVD will include an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track. Extras, if any, have yet to be revealed. Retail is $19.98.
 
All That Jazz
 
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release All That Jazz: Music Edition on April 3rd. The disc arrives with a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo tracks, an audio commentary with editor Alan Heim, "Portrait of a Choreographer," "Perverting the Standards," "Making of the Song 'On Broadway'" and "Movie-ole 'Take Off With Us'" featurettes. "Bob Fosse" and "Production Snapshots" galleries round out the package. Retail will be $19.98.
 
The Lost Room
 
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release the recent Sci-Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room on April 3rd. In the 1960s, an unknown event at the Sunshine Motel caused Room 10 and its contents to gain unique and inexplicable properties, transforming them from mundane things into indestructible Objects with extraordinary powers. Police Det. Joe Miller (Peter Krause) first learns of The Room when he unwittingly comes across the most powerful and coveted Object of them all. When his young daughter becomes lost in the room, Joe becomes the target of shadowy figures who will stop at nothing to take from him his only hope of saving her - the Key. The two-disc set features an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks. Retail is $19.98.
 


Here are some more news...from Universal Home Entertainment. These are High Definition and Standard DVDS releases. From the Rumor Mill section at www.digitalbits.com.

HIGH DEFINITION DVD

April - The Good Shepherd, Smokin' Aces, The Game, The Jerk, The Hitcher, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Nutty Professor

May - Alpha Dog, The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Unrated, Smokey and the Bandit, Hurricane, Skeleton Key, The River, Midnight Run, The Frighteners, The Big Lebowski, Dragonheart, Lost in Translation

June - Breach, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Sneakers, Born on the 4th of July, Scent of a Women, Daylight, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Meet Joe Black, Mallrats, Being John Malkovich, Mystery Men, American Me, The Watcher, Bulletproof

July - Billy Madison, The War, The Wedding Date, Dante's Peak, Cat in the Hat, Dead Silence, The Bourne Identity, The Nutty Professor 2, In Good Company, Streets of Fire, Hot Fuzz, Sea of Love, Darkman, Shaun of the Dead, Deliver Us from Eva

August - Heroes: Season One

September - The Last Starfighter, Legend, Battlestar Galactica: Season One, For the Love of the Game, Knocked Up, Evening, The Getaway: Unrated, Patch Adams, Cat People

As of now, all the above titles are HD-DVD only, but we've learned that there's some "executive upheaval" going on in the studio's home video division right now, so things could change.

On the standard DVD front, highlights of Universal's summer release slate look like this...

STANDARD DEFINITION DVD

June - Bruce Almighty: Special Edition, Miami Vice: Season Five

July - Serenity: Special Edition, Baa Baa Black Sheep: Volume Two, Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season, Woody and Friends: Classic Cartoon Collection

August - Flash Gordon: Savior of the Universe Edition, Friday Night Lights: Season One, Seaquest DSV: Season Two, Heroes: Season One, Saturday Night Live: Season Two

September - 30 Rock: Season One, The Office: Season Three, The Birds: Legacy Series, Psycho: Legacy Series


this is like a geico commercial.  mark lim...you just saved me like $180.00.  i was about to buy a copy of the first r1 release of flash gordon from an amazon retailer.  i'm so glad i've waited this long now.  i just hope this statement is true.  not that i doubt you...but i hope the studio really follows through.  i believe i saw that r2 got an updated release...hope r1 is just a good.  

6th March 2007 2:18  #5

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I'm just passing on the news. Typica; of Universal to release a SE of "Bruce Almighty" to cash in on the sequel! I might get it if it has any good Specia Features not included in the first release. And it looks like R1 finally gets the Special Edition treatment of "Serenity" that you can already get from R2 or R4.

6th March 2007 3:04  #6

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
alex77014 wrote: mark lim...you just saved me like $180.00.  i was about to buy a copy of the first r1 release of flash gordon from an amazon retailer.  i'm so glad i've waited this long now.  i just hope this statement is true.
$180 for the Image release of Flash Gordon?!?! You could buy a region free player, get the excellent R2 disc for around $10, and still have money left over for a few more discs. And yeah, Universal is releasing Flash Gordon to tie in with the new SciFi Channel series of the same name that will air this summer.

7th March 2007 19:28  #7

alex77014 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 187 Send a message via Yahoo to alex77014
Matt wrote: alex77014 wrote: mark lim...you just saved me like $180.00.  i was about to buy a copy of the first r1 release of flash gordon from an amazon retailer.  i'm so glad i've waited this long now.  i just hope this statement is true.
$180 for the Image release of Flash Gordon?!?! You could buy a region free player, get the excellent R2 disc for around $10, and still have money left over for a few more discs. And yeah, Universal is releasing Flash Gordon to tie in with the new SciFi Channel series of the same name that will air this summer.


and at that...i guess i was a little late on my pricing.  i checked amazon the other day...and it's up to $230.00.  

28th April 2007 5:25  #8

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here are some more news. This time for an all new "Mrs Doubtfire: SE" and "Fantastic Four: Extended Edition"! Read on....

 
Mrs. Doubtfire
 

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment pulls off the wig to unveil Mrs. Doubtfire Behind-The-Seams Edition on May 8th. This all-new two-disc set features a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
 
Bonus materials include deleted & extended scenes, alternate scenes, "From Man to Mrs.: The Evolution of Mrs. Doubtfire," "Aging Gracefully: A Look Back at Mrs. Doubtfire," "Makeup Application with Ve Neill," "A Conversation with Legendary Animator Chuck Jones" and "The Improvisation of Mrs. Doubtfire" featurettes, "Meet Mrs. Doubtfire" all-new on-camera interview with Robin Williams, Original Animation Pencil Test, Final Animation Sequence with Alternate Backgrounds, Five Makeup Tests, Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery, Makeup Photo Gallery, a vintage 1993 featurette, trailers, TV spots and a poster gallery. Retail is $19.98.
 
Fantastic Four: Extended Edition
 
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Fantastic Four: Extended Edition on June 5th. This new two-disc set of the superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics series, includes both the 106-min. theatrical version and a new 111-min. extended cut presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround tracks. Bonus materials include an audio commentary track, deleted & extended scenes, "Heroes Are Born: The Making of Fantastic Four," "Jack Kirby: Storyteller," "The World's Greatest Comic Magazine" featurettes, animatics, art and photo galleries, trailers, TV spots and a look at the upcoming sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." Retail is $26.98.
 


Here ia another one from FOX - The Siege MARTIAL LAW EDITION.
Cover Art here....
ttp://cville.myvideostore.com/content/movies/index.html?client=cville&id=36376
Release Date is May 15th. No extras announced yet. Might pick this up. Good thriller. Hopefully have good extras. My current copy only have good DTS.

4th May 2007 16:28  #9

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
oh dear! Bad news Mrs Doubtfire is not being released on May 8th! No news on when Fox will release it. I was really lookin forward to buying it too! What happened to Scrooged "Yule Love It" as well? Probably Paramount did not release it due to the stupid title!

13th June 2007 18:11  #10

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Any word on a "The Omega Man" re-release to coincide with the remake this December?

13th June 2007 20:13  #11

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I would love SE of "SILKWOOD" "FATAL ATTRACTION" "BEETELJUICE"

14th June 2007 0:15  #12

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
stanton heck wrote: I would love SE of "SILKWOOD" "FATAL ATTRACTION" "BEETELJUICE"

At the rate the studios are announcing special editions, it's just a matter of time (I have doubts about Silkwood though).
Here's a list of what I know of upcoming announced special editions:
JUNE
ILLUSIONIST
HARD BOILED

JULY
RED DAWN
SHOWGIRLS
RAINMAKER
20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH

AUGUST
FLASH GORDON
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
JAILHOUSE ROCK
VIVA LAS VEGAS
TAXI DRIVER
DARK CRYSTAL
LABYRINTH
ROBOCOP
FACE OFF

SEPTEMBER
GRADUATE
COMMANDO
WALL ST
DELIVERENCE
FLASH DANCE

14th June 2007 3:49  #13

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Um...These have already been announced, so everybody knows about these already,
and Face/ Off has been changed to September 11th, not August. I've seen the cover art!

How about posting something new that we don't know about!

14th June 2007 6:40  #14

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Mark Lim wrote: How about posting something new that we don't know about!

That's not really necessary now is it? It's nice to have an organised list like that, I had forgotten when a few of these were coming out, so it's good to know.

14th June 2007 13:54  #15

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Thanks Cheddar. Your my favorite cheese. And you're right that I was just trying to organize the existing news
Mark: Thanks for the update on Face Off

14th June 2007 14:12  #16

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
In that case, kudos to you Stubby. Now I think it was a good idea to put them together.

14th June 2007 23:43  #17

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
cheddar I do not think Warner will release a new se of Omega Man as I have a feeling the number crunchers at Warner wont sanction it and stanton the extras on Fatal Attraction are not bad but you know Paramount are suddenly blitzing them now after years of vanillas so maybe it is 20 years!

In the Warner q and a with the digital forum last March the Warner home entertainment team mentioned that an se of Beetlejuice was in the works! Im still waiting for a proper cut of the Magnificent Ambersons from them with some good special features and Quo Vadis and O'Lucky Man..........

17th June 2007 5:00  #18

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
darth raph wrote: cheddar I do not think Warner will release a new se of Omega Man as I have a feeling the number crunchers at Warner wont sanction it and stanton the extras on Fatal Attraction are not bad but you know Paramount are suddenly blitzing them now after years of vanillas so maybe it is 20 years! Well, we can always hope! I mean, when I AM LEGEND is touted as the $90 Million box office smash and comes to DVD, maybe they'll release it. I don't really care about that many extras, just good sound/picture, with a few IAL (book, not film) extras.

Quote: In the Warner q and a with the digital forum last March the Warner home entertainment team mentioned that an se of Beetlejuice was in the works! Im still waiting for a proper cut of the Magnificent Ambersons from them with some good special features and Quo Vadis and O'Lucky Man.......... O' Lucky Man is supposed to be coming if I recall the chat correctly, not sure about If... though.

When is the "L.A. Confidential" SE coming out? Semptember-October?

20th June 2007 17:49  #19

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
Cheddar my friend IF was released by criterion yesterday! I too read the q and a with Bill Hunt and the Digital Bits guys and pray O' Lucky Man is released soon with some extras! I am so happy that Optimum is to release the Villain starring Burton as one of the nastiest gangster's I have seen in the genre! Think it is released August or early September on R2! Happy! Do not hold your breath on LA Confidential! The strange thing about the Warner Home Entertainment team's comments were they confirmed stuff that has not been announced and yet they were very coy about Deliverance and Cruising and both are getting the full se treatment in September!? odd!

21st June 2007 23:05  #20

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Blade Runner The Final Cut

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