Here's a bit of news that falls into the "Isn't it a shame?"
category (read: sarcastic tone). According to
story at Wired (Disposable DVDs at Crossroads),
Disney has stopped selling its EZ-D self-destructing, disposable DVD
discs. Funny... we though this technology had never even gotten out of
the driveway, much less all the way to the crossroads. Do check the
story out - it's an amusing read.
In DVD release news today, Warner's announced a whole mess of new
catalog titles. First up, the studio will deliver a slate of World War
II films on 5/3, including Blood Alley,
Battle of the Bulge, The
Sea Chase and The Big Red One:
Special Edition. And coming on 5/24 is Burt Lancaster in the
Vietnam War story Go Tell the Spartans.
The Big Red One will be a 2-disc
set ($26.99), including the film in anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) with
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include deleted scenes, audio
commentary, a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes, a photo gallery
and an original TV spot. We should point out that this will also be the
163-minute "reconstructed" version that premiered at Cannes
last year (created by filmmaker Richard Schickel using Sam Fuller's
shooting script). It's some 40 minutes longer than the original
theatrical (and previous DVD) release.
Warner will also release the TV western Purgatory
on DVD on 5/17.
Additional catalog titles on the way from Warner include Forced
Vengeance, Harper Valley P.T.A.,
Head Office, Heaven
Help Us, Kansas City Bomber,
Over the Top, St.
Ives, Viva Knievel and
Year of the Dragon, all on 5/31.
A number of HBO titles are on the way for 5/31 as well, including The
Late Shift, Mom and Dad Save the
World, The Pentagon Wars,
Second Civil War, Traveling
Man and Weapons of Mass
Distraction. Note that HBO's Cathouse
has been re-slated for release on 6/14.
In other DVD news, Paramount will debut Suspect
Zero on 4/12.
Also, New Line will bow The Assassination of
Richard Nixon on 4/26.
We've got a bit of new information in
Rumor Mill today on street dates for Fox's Sideways
and Warner's Racing Stripes. You
might find a little Kill Bill info
in there as well...
Wars.com has revealed that online script-to-screen access is
now available (at their dvd.starwars.com
site) to those of you who have The Empire
Strikes Back DVD, a DVD-ROM drive and Internet access.
Forthcoming is similar access for Return of
the Jedi, as well as "depth" commentaries featuring
trivia about the films. These are already available for Episodes
I & II if you have those DVDs. I'm not a big fan of
online material, so hopefully this will all be part of future HD-DVD or
Blu-ray Disc releases of the films. But for those of you who ARE into
online DVD content... there you go.
We'll be back tomorrow and Friday with more new DVD reviews, so stay
More big release news today: Warner Bros has unveiled The
Complete James Dean Collection for release on 5/31 (SRP
$68.92). The box set will include the 2-disc East
of Eden: Special Edition (available for the first time on
DVD), a new 2-disc Rebel Without a Cause:
Special Edition and the previously released 2-disc Giant:
Special Edition. You'll also get the Forever
Young: James Dean documentary. The set will feature audio
commentaries, deleted scenes, "behind-the-scenes" featurettes,
screen test footage and much more. All three special editions will also
be available separately for SRP $26.99 each, and Forever
Young will sell for $19.97 outside the box. You can
here for more on this via Yahoo. We'll have more details as they
Also, Warner apparently revealed to the
Today yesterday that it plans to release a Controversial
Classics Collection on DVD on 5/10. The set will include I
Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932), Fury
(1936), Bad Day at Black Rock
(1955), Blackboard Jungle (1955),
A Face in the Crowd (1957), Advise
and Consent (1962) and The
Americanization of Emily (1964). Each of these films dealt
with "controversial" topics like race, homosexuality,
violence, etc. On disc, each title is expected to include bonus
materials specifically addressing the film's impact and legacy. We're
waiting to hear more on this from the studio officially.
We do have a bit more information today on the extras you can expect on
Columbia TriStar's House of Flying Daggers
(due on 4/19). Look for audio commentary with Ziyi Zhang and Zhang
Yimou, a "making of" featurette, a visual effects featurette,
storyboard comparisons and a music video (SLP $28.95).
In other news, Universal has announced the DVD release of more catalog
titles for 5/31. Look for Bedtime for Bonzo,
The Milagro Beanfield War, The
Four Seasons, Dad, The
Front Page and House Calls
(all SRP $12.98 each). The Milagro Beanfield
War will be anamorphic widescreen and will include the Robert
Redford: Memories of Milagro documentary. No word yet on
extras for the other titles (if any).
Finally today, we have a bit of information in
Rumor Mill about another upcoming Universal catalog title that
fans have been waiting a long time for, as well as a couple other
exciting, forthcoming titles on DVD. Don't miss it.
Afternoon, folks. Hope you all had a great weekend. The Superbowl was
okay, I suppose. I imagine you Patriots fans are pretty pleased right
now. Been a helluva time for New England sports fans recently. And I'm
sure you Eagles fans are feeling pretty down at the moment. Hang in
there though - you'll be back. As a fan of a football team that's been
to the big game four times with no victory, I feel your pain.
How many of you out there are like my wife, who watches the Superbowl
just for the ads? Gotta say, as cat owners, that spot with the white cat
and the spaghetti sauce had us laughing pretty hard at our house. As for
the rest of the day's über-hype... I have to confess, I was
watching the game last year but sadly blinked at the wrong time and
totally missed Janet's wardrobe malfunction (not that there was any
problem reliving the moment for a week thereafter). That said, perhaps
the best thing about THIS Superbowl broadcast: It was completely free of
Paul McCartney's nipples. Can you imagine? Ugh. Hey Jude indeed.
The big DVD news today is that Columbia TriStar has officially
announced the DVD release of House of Flying
Daggers for 4/19 (just a couple of weeks later than we'd
expected). Also set to street on 4/19 are A
Love Song for Bobby Long and a 2-disc XXX:
Uncensored, Unrated, Director's Cut. Not surprisingly, you'll
also be able to buy a 2-pack of House of
Flying Daggers and the Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Special Edition. We have no information
yet on extras.
Disney has announced the DVD release of the 2-disc Pocahontas:
10th Anniversary Edition for 5/3 ($29.99). The DVD will
include 2 versions of the film - the original theatrical version and an
extended version featuring the new song If I
Never Knew You (performed by Mel Gibson) seamlessly
integrated into the film. Video will be anamorphic widescreen (1.66:1)
with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Extras will include deleted scenes, the
Follow Your Heart set-top game,
the Build a Drum and Create
a Dreamcatcher art projects, sing-along songs, a
multi-language reel, The Making of Pocahontas
documentary and more.
In other news today, Milestone has announced that it's going to soon
release a newly re-discovered 1922 Rudolph Valantino film on DVD. Beyond
the Rocks, which starred Valentino and Gloria Swanson, was
thought lost for over 80 years but was recently found by the
Nederlanders Filmmuseum in a collection of films left to them by a
collector. The DVD will include wire audio recordings of Swanson
discussing Valentino, the film's continuity script, a stills gallery, a
featurette on the re-discovery and restoration of the film and more.
Criterion continues to crank out amazing titles, and they've just
announced several more for March and April. On 3/29, look for Andrzej
Wajda: Three War Films (catalog #282), which includes A
Generation (#283), Kanal
(#284) and Ashes and Diamonds
(#285). Also coming on 4/26 are Pietro Germi's Divorce
Italian Style (# 286) and Orson Welles' F
for Fake (#288).
Mary Tyler Moore fans will probably have mixed feelings about this -
Fox is releasing The Mary Tyler Moore Show:
The Best of Season 1 on 3/22 (SRP $9.98). As many of you
know, the show's complete first season has already been released on DVD,
but sales at the time were weak. The good news is that if sales of this
(and The Bob Newhart Show: The Complete First
Season) are strong enough, maybe the studio will finally get
around to releasing later seasons of Mary
By the way, Fox also has King of the Hill:
The Complete Fourth Season on the way for 5/3, with In
Living Color: The Complete Third Season following on 5/10.
Someone e-mailed me last week wanting to know more about Universal's
Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior
DVD (due on 5/3, SRP $27.98). It'll be a single-disc edition with the
film in full frame and Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio. There's no
information available as to extras, if any.
We've kicked off a FOUR new
today, giving you the chance to win copies of Fox's
Collector's Edition and
The Complete Viewer Collection, Warner's
Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete First Season,
The Jamie Foxx
Show: The Complete First Season and
Brothers: The Complete First Season, and New Line's
Notebook: Platinum Series including a copy of
paperback SIGNED by author Nicholas Sparks! Entries will be
accepted until Noon PST on Sunday, February 13th. Click on the links to
enter and good luck!
We've also got a quick SACD review for you today. George Bennett from
our MusicTAP site has
turned in a look at The Indigo Girls'
That We Let In. Enjoy.
Here's a first peek at cover artwork for Columbia TriStar's House
of Flying Daggers and XXX:
Uncensored, Unrated, Director's Cut, Fox's Sideways
(TBA) and Kinsey (5/17), Disney's
Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition
and Criterion's F for Fake...
Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...
(LATE UPDATE - 2/4/05 - 3
We're back as promised with FIVE new DVD reviews for you today. I've
just posted my latest Spin Sheet
which includes reviews of MGM's
Collector's Edition, 20th Century Fox's
Wars: Clone Wars - Volume One and
of the Phoenix (2004), Paramount's
Captain and the World of Tomorrow: Special Collector's Edition,
and Empire Pictures'
Twilight Samurai. Hoosiers
and Flight of the Phoenix street
on 3/1, while Clone Wars streets
on 3/22. Sky Captain and Twilight
Samurai are now available.
My quick take on each: Hoosiers
and Twilight Samurai are excellent
(but the Twilight DVD should be
avoided at all costs). You Star Wars
fans are gonna love Clone Wars.
'Nuff said. Flight of the Phoenix
is passable entertainment but I recommend checking out the 1965 original
instead (which starred Jimmy Stewart). Sky
Captain... well, I had high hopes, but frankly I had trouble
keeping my eyes open through it. Some of you are probably not going to
like my Sky Captain review, but
what can I say? I call it like I see it. It turns out that pretty
visuals are NOT enough to keep me entertained. Anyway, enjoy the
Finally today, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of
two actors you might be fond of...
Vernon. Among Davis's many roles were parts in TV's Roots:
The Next Generation, several Spike Lee films including School
Daze, Do the Right Thing
and Jungle Fever, and a recent
off-beat turn opposite Bruce Campbell in Bubba
Ho-Tep. Vernon is best known for his role as Dean Wormer in
National Lampoon's Animal House,
and also appeared in Topaz, Dirty
Harry, The Outlaw Josey Wales
and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka among
other films. Both will be greatly missed.
Okay, that's all she wrote. Have a great weekend, enjoy the Superbowl
(watch out for nipple slips!) and we'll see you back here on Monday.
(EARLY UPDATE - 2/4/05 - 12:30 PM PST)
Afternoon, Bits-ers! First, let
me thank you guys for all your kind comments about the cancellation of
Star Trek: Enterprise. Seems like
a LOT of you are as unhappy about it as I am. My in-box has just been
absolutely flooded with e-mails from people who have been enjoying the
show lately. Be sure to let UPN and Paramount know how you feel about
their 86-ing of the show (click
here for contact address and phone numbers) and who knows? Maybe
someone there will listen. Call 'em, write 'em, fax 'em (remember to be
polite) and you never know. Speaking of which, don't forget that there's
new episodes of both Enterprise
and Battlestar Galactica on
tonight, so be sure to check 'em out (get your TiVos going if you have
plans to be out). I think you'll be glad you did.
Okay... we've got some news for you on New Line's Blade
Trinity. This is Rumor Mill
worthy, so all the usual disclaimers apply. But our industry sources are
telling us to look for the DVD to be released on 4/26. We'll post more
on this title as it comes in.
Also, HBO will release The Life and Death of
Peter Sellers on 5/10 (SRP $26.98). Look for the disc to
include audio commentary with actor Geoffrey Rush and director Stephen
Hopkins, audio commentary with screenwriters Christopher Markus and
Stephen McFeeley, 8 deleted scenes and the Making
the Life and Death of Peter Sellers featurette.
We've got some hot new cover art for you today. Here's that look at
Universal's Dune: Extended Edition
(5/10) we promised you yesterday, along with The
Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Paramount's Chappelle's
Show: Season 2 Uncensored (due on 5/24). How hot does Dune
By the way, Universal is going to be releasing a Legend
single-disc edition on 5/10 as well (just a simplified version of the
previously released ultimate edition).
We'll be back in a little while with no less than FIVE new DVD reviews
to close out the week, so be sure to check back later this afternoon for
Morning, folks. Well, there's not a lot of DVD news today, which is
fine. After the blistering pace we've been keeping with artwork,
articles (etc.) this last week, we need a bit of a breather so we can
post some more new DVD reviews. Watch for a few to get posted tomorrow.
Some good titles, so don't miss it.
There are a couple of BIG things today, however. Universal is releasing
a pair of great catalog titles on 5/10... a 12
Monkeys: Special Edition and a Dune:
Extended Edition. Plus, there's Shaka
Zulu: The Last Great Warrior due on 5/3.
The Dune: Extended Edition will
be released in a metal snap case (SRP $27.98). 2 versions of the film
will be included... a 137-minute theatrical version, and the 177-minute
extended edition. BOTH will be available in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen
(which would mark the first time the extended edition was available in
widescreen). The theatrical edition will feature both Dolby Digital and
DTS 5.1 audio, while the extended edition will be Dolby Digital 5.1
only. Extras will include never before seen "behind-the-scenes"
footage, documentaries on the special effects, visual design and
costumes, deleted scenes, original photographs and artwork from the set
(newly resurrected from personal collections) and more. NICE. We are SO
pumped for this title here at The Bits.
We've been waiting a LONG time for it.
The 12 Monkeys: Special Edition
(SRP $14.98) will feature the film presented in digitally-remastered
anamorphic widescreen video, with audio in Dolby Digital 5.1. Extras
will include basically the same stuff we got on the previous DVD
release, including audio commentary with director Terry Gilliam and
producer Charles Roven, The Hamster Factor
and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys documentary, the theatrical
trailer, 12 Monkeys Archives and
In other release news, Buena Vista is releasing a Beaches:
Special Edition on 4/26 (SRP $19.99).
We also have two new animated titles announced from Warner Bros. for
5/10... The Perils of Penelope Pitstop: The
Complete Series and Dastardly &
Muttley in their Flying Machines: The Complete Series. Each
is a 3-disc set (SRP $34.98 each) and will include audio commentaries on
some of the episodes, featurettes, retrospectives and more.
Okay... that's it for the DVD news today. As some of you can probably
guess, the thing that's gotten me all worked up this morning is that UPN
officially announced the cancellation of Star
Trek: Enterprise yesterday (click
10 more new episodes will air on the network with the series finale
tentatively set for broadcast on 5/13 (right, of course, in the middle
of the media furor over the release of the final Star
Wars movie to theaters on 5/19 - which do you think will get
more coverage?). I heard the news early yesterday and received hundreds
of e-mails from angry Bits readers
(who also happen to be fans of the show) overnight.
Look... I know not everyone is a Star Trek
fan, and there were plenty of people who didn't warm to Enterprise.
But come on! Look at the crap on TV these days. The same old doctor,
lawyer and cop shows, crappy sitcoms and the most offensive batch of
reality programming in years. The Biggest
Loser?! Jesus. Mark my words, the cancelation of Enterprise
bodes poorly for other TV science fiction. Sci-Fi costs more than
regular programming by its very nature, and with its audience becoming
ever more fractured (bickering over which is better - Battlestar
Galactica, Star Trek or
Stargate), do you really think
broadcast and cable networks are going to continue to foot the bill with
small and declining ratings?
The real shame of it is that the show, creatively, has never been
better. Don't believe me? Bite the bullet and watch the rest of the
season. If you tune in for the last 10 episodes, I think you'll be
disappointed that there aren't any more coming. Star
Trek, as a franchise, probably DOES need to take a good
10-year break. But there's just no reason Enterprise
shouldn't finish out its full TV run. No reason that is, other than that
UPN doesn't know what the hell to do with it. They've never promoted the
show, which doesn't seem to fit with their goal of going after young
urban or young female audiences... or whoever the hell they're trying to
program for these days (I don't think the network even really knows).
As you can imagine, fans of Enterprise
aren't taking this lying down.
is running a poll about the cancellation that's overwhelmingly in
favor of the show continuing. SaveEnterprise.com
Enterprise Project are organizing letter writing and boycott
campaigns. There's talk of fan-sponsored advertisements in magazines and
newspapers, and a rally outside the Paramount lot. Plus, there's always
the DVD release of the show's first season on 5/3. We have Bits
readers among the show's production staff, and we've learned that the
DVDs may even include cast and crew audio commentaries in addition to
deleted scenes and outtakes - pretty much everything we've been asking
for from the studio for the discs.
Anyway, if you're a fan of TV Sci-Fi, we encourage you to go to the
above websites and participate in some way. Who knows? Maybe the show
can still be saved for another year. If not, we can at least send a
strong message to the powers that be. Bastards.
We'll leave you today with some more new cover art. Here's a look at
the new 12 Monkeys: Special Edition,
along with The Perils of Penelope Pitstop:
The Complete Series and Dastardly &
Muttley in their Flying Machines: The Complete Series. Enjoy.
(LATE UPDATE - 2/2/05 -
2:30 PM PST)
We're back as promised this afternoon with something very special. Our
own Adam Jahnke had the rare opportunity to chat with Hollywood special
effects legend Ray Harryhausen last week, and we're pleased today to
complete discussion with you. We've also posted Adam's in-depth
review of the new
Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection DVD, which is now
available in stores. Enjoy!.
(EARLY UPDATE - 2/2/05 - 11:30 AM PST)
This is just a quick post for this morning. We'll be back with more
But I wanted to check in early today with word that 20th Century Fox
has officially announced the DVD release of Kinsey
for 5/17 (SRP $27.98). The DVD will include both anamorphic widescreen
and full frame video on opposite sides of the same disc. Extras will
include audio commentary with writer/director Bill Condon, a Searchlight
"Sizzle" trailer, an Inside Look
preview and the teaser trailer for Kingdom of
Heaven. A Kinsey: Special Edition
will also be available on 5/17 (SRP $34.98) that will include the disc
we've just described, along with a second disc including The
Kinsey Report: Sex on Film featurette, 20 deleted scenes and
an alternate ending (with optional commentary by Bill Condon), a gag
reel, the Sex Ed at the Kinsey Institute
featurette, an "interactive sex questionnaire, the film's
theatrical trailer and a trailer for What the
Good news on the Ghost in the Shell 2
subtitle front. DreamWorks is offering an exchange program on the DVD
through the company that produced it for them, Go Fish (visit
their website here). The originally released version had English
captions but not proper subtitles. New editions are being produced that
will also have actual English subs. They'll arrive in stores soon.
You'll recognize them by looking for "V4" on the spine. For
those who have already purchased the original edition, you can exchange
it by going to the web site we just provided. Click on "The DVD"
button on the left, then on the words "Questions About Your DVD?".
A pop-up form will appear - fill it out and you'll receive a mailing
envelope to send your original DVD in (just the disc - not the
packaging) for exchange. This offer is good for consumers in both the
U.S. and Canada.
A quick correction from yesterday: We mistakenly switched the street
dates for Closer and Spanglish.
Spanglish streets on 4/5 (not 3/29
as we reported), while Closer
streets on 3/29 (and not 4/5). We've corrected the post from yesterday.
Thanks to the sharp-eyed reader who spotted the error.
Finally, a quick review for you: MusicTAP's
George Bennett has given Telarc's
Brubeck: Private Brubeck Remembers a look on SACD. Enjoy!
Back later with more. Stay tuned...
Can you believe it's February already? Seems like it was just
We've got some big release news today. 20th Century Fox has just
announced the super-fast DVD release of Elektra
for 4/5 (SRP $29.95). The disc will be available in both anamorphic
widescreen and full frame editions, each with both Dolby Digital and DTS
5.1 surround sound. Extras will include 3 deleted scenes, 6 featurettes
(The Making of Elektra, Comic-Con
Presentation, Inside the Editing
Room: Only a Warrior, I Died Once,
The Way and Don't
Force It), the film's teaser and theatrical trailers, a
soundtrack spot and Inside Look
previews of Fantastic Four and
Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Also announced by Fox is Fat Albert
for 3/22 (SRP $29.98). Available with full frame and anamorphic
widescreen video on opposite sides of the same disc, extras will include
audio commentary by Joel Zwick and Jon Davis, 2 extended scenes, the
Fat Albert: Behind the Band
featurette, the theatrical trailer and previews of other titles.
Columbia TriStar has announced the DVD release of Spanglish
for 4/5 and Closer for 3/29. Spanglish
(SLP $28.95) will include audio commentary by director James L. Brooks
commentary, deleted scenes and The Making of
Spanglish featurette. Closer
(SLP $28.95) will be a Superbit DVD with both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1
surround sound. Extras will include Damien Rice's The
Blower's Daughter music video and previews.
Columbia TriStar has also announced Bad
Education, The Woodsman,
The Flower of My Secret, Twin
Sitters, Sasquatch Hunters,
All in the Family: The Complete Fourth Season
(3 discs) and The Jeffersons: The Complete
Third Season (3 discs), all for 4/12.
Paramount has OFFICIALLY confirmed the DVD release of Star
Trek: Enterprise - Season One for 5/3. Extras will include
anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, deleted scenes, 7
behind-the-scenes featurettes, 9 minutes of outtakes, Enterprise
Secrets interview clips and more.
Warner has announced the release of Ocean's
Twelve for 4/12 (SRP $27.95), in anamorphic widescreen with
Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. There's no word yet on extras. Also look for
PBS's Strange Days on Planet Earth
New Line will release the intriguing Birth
on 4/19 (SRP $27.95). Look for anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby
Digital 5.1 audio and trailers.
HBO has announced Entourage: The Complete
First Season for 5/10. Look for 8 half-hour episodes on 2
discs (SRP $39.98), plus interviews with cast & crew and audio
commentaries with creator Doug Ellin and producer Larry Charles.
I believe we promised you another update of the
DVD Cover Art section. So today, you get one featuring more
than 230 new cover scans! Thanks to our own Russell Hammond for that.
We've also updated
Rumor Mill with information on the expected street dates for a
few more upcoming (as yet unannounced) titles. Don't miss it.
One more cool thing: Our old friend Robert Meyer Burnett checked in
today, to give Bits readers a
little sneak peek at the upcoming Free
Enterprise: Divimax Extended "Five Year Mission" Edition
from Anchor Bay (tentatively due in late May). As you may know, in
addition to his work as a DVD producer, Robert directed Free
Enterprise. The new 2-disc set will feature a 5-minute longer
version of the film (which includes the excised "Shatner"
speech, originally turned into the "secret" 14th track on the
soundtrack CD), plus 2 brand new audio commentaries (one with Robert and
producer Mark A. Altman, and a second with Robert and stars William
Shatner, Eric McCormack and Rafer Weigel).
Here's a screen shot from the new edition...
Says Robert: "As you can see, the original
Logan's Run dream sequence has been augmented with new CGI shots
depicting the Domed City from the original film. In the finished
sequence, bubble cars will zip through the clear tubes, just like in the
seminal, seventies sci-fi classic. The new CG shots were completed by
Shant Jordon, an effects artist who's worked on everything from Babylon
5 to The Day After Tomorrow. He also completed the effects
for Kevin Rubio's masterful Star Wars parody film Troops."
Thanks for the preview, Robert!
Before we close for the day, here's a look at the cover art for Spanglish,
Twelve, Birth, Star
Trek: Enterprise - Season One and MGM's Spaceballs:
Collector's Edition (due 5/3)...
Morning, everyone! We trust that you all had a nice weekend. And for
those of you who may have been involved in the Iraqi election (we know
we have a number of readers in the region), we hope things worked out
well and safely for you. Democracy's a tough business sometimes, but
it's worth it.
Okay, a LOT of you have been e-mailing us over the weekend all worried
about this MGM DVD lawsuit (which we first mentioned last
Thursday). It seems that many of you have been frantically
checking your widescreen MGM DVDs, and a lot of you seem to be worried
that the studio has short-changed you. What it all boils down to, is
that many people don't understand how some films (specifically 1.85:1
widescreen films photographed using the 35mm "spherical"
process) get transferred for home video (for widescreen and full frame
posted our two cents on the issue to set your minds at ease. The
bottom line is this: You haven't gotten the shaft, folks. In any case,
according to Video Business,
has agreed to a settlement in the case over the accuracy of the
aspect ratio labeling on their DVDs. But rest assured, there isn't
anything wrong with the discs themselves.
Speaking of MGM, the studio has made a number of interesting DVD
announcements. First up, as we reported in
Rumor Mill last week, the studio will release its 2-disc Spaceballs:
Collector's Edition on 5/3 (SRP 29.98). The DVD will include
the film in anamorphic widescreen video (1.85:1), with audio in BOTH
Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 - no kidding. Extras will include
feature-length audio commentary with Mel Brooks, "film flubs,"
the 30-minute Spaceballs: The Documentary,
3 featurettes (John Candy: Comic Spirit,
In Conversation: Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan
and Storyboards to Film), "Spacequotes",
galleries of behind-the-scenes stills, costume photos and production
artwork, and the film's exhibitor and theatrical trailers.
Look for MGM's 4-disc Steve McQueen
Collection gift set on 5/17 (SRP $49.96), featuring The
Great Escape, The Magnificent
Seven: Special Edition, Junior
Bonner and The Thomas Crown Affair.
MGM has number of classic westerns due on 5/17 as well, including Hour
of the Gun, Escort West,
The Hunting Party, Invitation
to a Gunfighter, More Dead Than
Alive, Sam Whisky and
Scalphunters (SRP $14.95 each).
Also announced for 5/17 by MGM are a pair of Bob Hope films, The
Princess and the Pirate and I'll
Take Sweden, and a pair of Abbot and Costello films, The
Noose Hangs High and Dance with
Me, Henry (SRP $14.95 each).
Around the site today, we've posted FOUR new
giving each of you the chance to take home copies of Warner's animated
Season Two and
The Brak Show,
Volume 1, HBO's
Complete Fourth Season, Rhino's
The Complete Series and Universal's
Wings of Change on DVD. Entries will be accepted until Noon
PST on Sunday, February 6th. Click on the links to get started and good
Finally today, a quick word of warning. There are probably a lot of you
out there who, like us, absolutely loved The
Twilight Samurai when it appeared in theaters last year.
Unfortunately, we're sad to say that the DVD release from Empire
Pictures (now is stores) is TERRIBLE. The video is non-anamorphic
widescreen and it looks like it was mastered off a VHS tape. Plus, the
audio is only included in 2.0 stereo. What an absolute disappointment
for a film that was very well reviewed critically. Hopefully, Empire
will get its s__t together and re-release this film on DVD in
high-quality anamorphic widescreen (with 5.1 sound) at some point in the
future. Until then, avoid the disc at all costs.
We've got some great stuff coming for you this week. Tomorrow we expect
to have another Upcoming DVD Cover Art
update with LOTS more new scans. Wednesday or Thursday we expect to post
a new interview our own Adam Jahnke just conducted with a true Hollywood
legend. Plus, we've got a number of new DVD reviews on the way, along
with all the latest DVD announcements.
So stay tuned!
We've got some good news for you fans of classic Errol Flynn movies -
Warner's just announced the 6-disc Errol
Flynn: The Signature Collection box set for release on 4/19
(SRP $52.98). The set will include Captain
Blood, The Private Lives of
Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk,
They Died with their Boots On and
Dodge City, all available for the
first time on DVD, plus a bonus disc containing the all-new, feature
length documentary, The Adventures of Errol
Flynn. The films will be available separately (SRP $19.97
each), but the documentary will only be available in the box set. Each
of the films will include extras, among them original newsreels,
trailers, classic Looney Tunes
shorts and Leonard Maltin's Warner Night at
Coming from Warner on 4/5 is The West Wing:
The Complete Fourth Season (SRP $59.98). Other titles on the
way from the studio include the John Wayne films The
Sea Chase, Tall in the Saddle
and The Train Robbers (all 5/3),
the animated The Golden Blaze
(5/10), and Purgatory, The
Desperate Trail, Conagher,
Last Stand at Saber River and the
BBC's Fortunes of War and Monarch
of the Glen: The Complete Series 3 (all for 5/17).
After we reviewed the 2-disc special edition, a lot of you asked for
this... so here it is: my review of Columbia TriStar's
2: Superbit edition. Just FYI, we've got more reviews coming
next week, including several upcoming titles.
By the way, we're going to be doing more research over the weekend on
this MGM DVD lawsuit, but frankly, based on our initial investigation
(and talks with people trust within the industry), the whole argument
seems completely silly. It basically seems like a couple of guys, who
don't fully understand the way 1.85:1 widescreen films are transferred
to DVD for 16x9 and 4x3 presentation, think they've stumbled onto some
big conspiracy by MGM to defraud their customers. Faced with the suit,
it seems that
has agreed to a settlement. But the issue isn't that MGM is
incorrectly releasing their films on DVD - it seems to be that they've "inaccurately"
labeled their DVDs with regard to the aspect ratio information. As I
said, we'll have more on Monday.
Around the Net today,
Wars.com has posted a little bit more information on their
forthcoming Clone Wars DVD (street
date 3/22). And for those of you dying for anything Episode
III related, the site has posted the complete opening crawl
text for the film. You'll find that
The first word? War!
George's crew sure does know how to get the fanboys stirred up, don't
Also today, our friends over at
have a few more pics of the packaging for Paramount's forthcoming
Star Trek: Enterprise DVDs.
Speaking of which, what would Friday be without my usual plug? Don't
forget... new Star Trek: Enterprise
& Battlestar Galactica
We'll leave you this week with some more new upcoming DVD cover art to
feast your eyes on. Here's a look at Warner's Captain
Blood, The Seahawk and
The West Wing: The Complete Fourth Season,
Anchor Bay's The Pirate Movie
(3/22), Columbia TriStar's School Daze:
Special Edition (2/1) and Good Times' The
Double McGuffin (2/22). Wow... I haven't seen The
Pirate Movie and The Double
McGuffin in years. What a hoot!
Have a great weekend and we'll see you Monday!
We've got a couple of interesting things for you today. First of all,
Sony (Columbia TriStar) has pulled the already announced DVD release of
Christmas with the Kranks. The
title had been slated to arrive on disc on 3/8, but according to the
studio, it's now been delayed until further notice. Our industry sources
are telling us that the title is being tentatively delayed until
November, when it'll be holiday timely again. We'll update you as soon
as we have any new information.
New York Times has published a short story on Hollywood's
latest version of DVD... the mini-DVD. These are 3-inch versions of the
regular DVD format, designed for greater portability. The idea is that
kids can tote these things around as hand-held devices - like iPods or
Gameboys - and watch their movies on the go. A number of studios are
going to be releasing titles on mini-DVD, including Warner. Given that
the display screens on these devices are much smaller, the digital video
files will presumably be much more highly compressed - image quality
will not be as good as regular DVDs. Recordable mini-DVD-Rs can also
hold pictures and music files that these portable players will also be
able to make use of. It's certainly an interesting idea, but I doubt it
will make much of an impact ultimately. Gotta give the kids what they
want, I guess. We'll see if they do, in fact, want it.
The other big DVD thing today is this
MGM DVD Class
Action Settlement. If we understand this correctly, someone has
sued MGM (and invited other consumers to get in on the action) arguing
that the studio's widescreen DVD releases are basically just full frame
transfers with the top of the image blacked out (the specific wording is
that the image "width" of MGM's 1.85 and 1.66 DVDs is the
same). MGM isn't admitting any truth to this - but
have agreed to a settlement on the issue with regard to the
accuracy of the aspect ratio labeling on their DVD packaging. Frankly,
based on our initial research, we suspect this whole thing is pretty
bogus. We'll look into it.
On the satellite radio front,
to Fox News, there's reason to believe that rivals Sirius and XM
might be in talks to join forces in a merger that would result in utter
domination of the satellite radio market. Fascinating.
Around the site today, we've updated many of the
stats we track, although we're still waiting for final sales data
for December from CEA.
And over at our MusicTAP
posted a good rant on the dearth of high-resolution music releases
from the big record labels on DVD-Audio, SACD and now DualDisc format.
The record industry claims to be deathly afraid of file-sharing, music
downloading and declining record sales... and yet they're making only a
token effort to give consumers a BETTER product to buy! On the video
front, we've gone from VHS and Laserdisc to DVD and now we're already
talking about high-definition video formats like HD-DVD and Blu-ray
Disc! And yet on the audio end of things, the music industry is content
to sit on their laurels with the existing CD format, cry wolf a lot and
sue as many downloaders as possible. What's up with that? If the
industry would just commit to a single high-resolution music format, and
start embracing it wholeheartedly, you'd have a whole different consumer
landscape! Can you imagine the entire Beatles or U2 catalogs debuting in
SACD? I'm so there. What the hell is the industry waiting for? Doh!
Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...
(LATE UPDATE - 1/26/04 - 1:30 PM PST)
We promised you some
Mill goodness this morning, and here it is...
a look at
upcoming MGM titles! There's some great titles in there, so you
definitely don't want to miss it.
Oh, by the way... YES, I'm aware that there's a Spider-Man
2: Superbit Edition already available. It was a brain fart
and the review has been updated. ;-)
In other news today, Anchor Bay will be releasing Doogie
Howser, M.D.: Season One on 3/22.
AnimEigo will release Incident at Blood Pass
on 3/8, staring Mifune Toshiro and Shintaro Katsu. They also have Samurai
Assassin on the way as well for 2/8. Awesome new, but it's
killing me that Todd and I can't figure out what the hell is going on
with Zatoichi's Pilgrimage. Does
ANYONE know who has the U.S. DVD release rights to that?
Columbia TriStar will release Bonanza Town,
The Desperadoes (1943), Good
Day for a Hanging, Jubal,
Lust for Gold, Texas,
The Texican, The
Violent Men, The Professionals:
Special Edition, a Silverado
Giftset (which includes 2 discs, the film in Superbit, a
scrapbook and a deck of playing cards), Dragon's
World: A Fantasy Made Real, Suburban
Madness and Berenstain Bears:
Bears Take a Car Trip, all for 4/5.
Finally, New Line has announced Primer
(EARLY UPDATE - 1/26/04
- 12:01 AM PST)
Well... sorry for our absence yesterday. A couple of things came up
behind-the-scenes here at the old Bits
that we had to take care of. Nothing major or life altering, but
inconvenient and they ate up most of our day yesterday. What can you do,
While we were away,
Oscar nominations were announced here in Hollywood. Best Picture
nominees this year include Martin Scorsese's The
Aviator, Marc Forster's Finding
Neverland, Clint Eastwood's Million
Dollar Baby, Taylor Hackford's Ray
and Alexander Payne's Sideways. If
I had to guess, I think Scorsese will win Best Director, and Million
Dollar Baby will take best film, but I'd love to see Sideways
sneak in there somehow. Religious conservatives are ready to lynch the
Hollywood elite today over the fact that Mel Gibson's The
Passion of the Christ wasn't nominated in any of the top
categories (although it is up for Best Cinematography, Makeup and
Score), while liberal coffee klatches on BOTH coasts are endlessly
second-guessing the fact that Michael Moore's Fahrenheit
9/11 got no noms at all. For my part though, I'm just happy
that Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke were given a nod for
their charming screenplay for Before Sunset.
I'm so hoping they win.
Now then... it seems to me that we've been promising you a review of
2: Special Edition for a while now. Not only do we have that
one for you today, via my latest Spin Sheet,
we've got a look at Paramount's recent
Gun: Special Collector's Edition as well. Both DVDs feature
some pretty outstanding extras and both are now available. Miss 'em at
our own peril.
One last note this morning: We've been talking up how great Star
Trek: Enterprise has gotten these last couple of seasons, but
while many of you have e-mailed to say that you took our advice, tuned
in and were surprised to find yourself enjoying Trek
again... we're sure there are some of you out there who haven't come
around yet. Well... feast on this:
of a familiar set currently being created for an upcoming 2-part
Mirror Universe episode. If that doesn't light a fire in your Vulcan
blood, nothing will. What I wouldn't give to sit in that chair for a few
seconds. Enterprise simply MUST be
allowed to return for a fifth season. Visit the folks at
Enterprise to find out how you can help make it happen.
I swear, if Enterprise doesn't
get renewed for another season, I'm gonna personally storm the Bronson
gate up at the Paramount lot. I'm sure I can find a few Klingon to join
me. Sharpen up yer bat'telhs guys, and get ready just in case. Kaplah!
We've got some interesting Rumor Mill
stuff coming this afternoon, so stay tuned...
I'm afraid we have some very sad news to report today. Longtime Tonight
Show host Johnny Carson passed away on Sunday (click
here for a report via CNN). He was 79. Carson turned his Tonight
Show hosting job over to Jay Leno in 1992, when his final
episode was watched by nearly 50 million people. It's hard for me to
imagine that some of you are just too young to really remember a time
when Ed McMahon's boomy "Heeeere's Johnny!" was a familiar
sound to millions of Americans. Though he's been off the air for more
than a decade now, for those of us who grew up with Johnny, and welcomed
him into our living rooms each night, it's hard to imagine that he's
gone. It was just a couple of days ago that I was reading a
about how Carson, even in retirement, has been a secret joke writer for
David Letterman. Carson was a true broadcasting legend... and he'll be
On to site business: We're pleased today to bring you another massive
update of our much-loved
DVD Cover Art section. Thanks to the tireless work of our own
Russell Hammond, we've added more than 300 new cover scans to the
section! All are organized by street date, and most of the titles can be
pre-ordered now at Amazon.com. All you have to do is click on the cover
art to visit the Amazon page for that title. Keep in mind that buying
DVDs through our links helps to support our work here at The
Digital Bits - we certainly appreciate it.
We've got some DVD release news for you this morning:
is now reporting a street date of 5/24 for Columbia TriStar's
long-delayed News Radio: The Complete First &
Second Seasons. We have yet to get official confirmation from
the studio, so take that for what it's worth.
Speaking of Columbia TriStar, the studio has officially announced the
DVD release of Tezuka Osamu's Astro Boy: The
Complete Series for 3/29 (SLP $49.95). The 5-disc set will
include all 50 episodes of the series, 25 of which were never aired here
in the States. Video is full frame, with Dolby Digital audio in English
(2.0 Stereo), Portuguese and Spanish.
Buena Vista has officially announced that National
Treasure will street on 5/3 (SRP $29.99). They've also got
NBC's Scrubs: The Complete First Season
due on 5/17 (SRP $49.99) - look for the set to include 24 episodes,
never-before-seen "dream sequences," a retrospective
documentary and more on 4 discs. Other titles newly announced by Buena
Vista include Felicity: Season Four
and The I Inside (for 3/8), The
Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin, The
Barefoot Executive, Lt. Robin
Crusoe U.S.N., Million Dollar Duck
and Runaway Daughters (for 4/5),
and Heidi, In
Search of the Castaways, Summer
Magic and That Darn Cat!
Showtime has announced Queer as Folk: The
Complete Fourth Season for release on 4/5 (SRP $109.98).
Warner will release The Waltons: The
Complete Second Season on 4/26 (SRP $39.98), Ed,
Edd 'n Eddy: Season 1, Vol. 1 on 5/10 (SRP $14.97), and the
BBC's Benny Hill: The Lost Years
on 5/3 (SRP $19.98).
Finally, Universal has pushed the street date for Kojak:
Season One to 3/22 (from 3/8). Just FYI.
Around the site today, we've updated many of the DVD software stats we
As you may have noticed, it's been a while since we've updated the CEA
DVD Player Sales numbers. We're still waiting on final data
for the month of December (and the end of the year for 2004). Rest
assured that we'll post it as soon as it comes in.
We've also kicked off 5 new
today, giving each of you the chance to win copies of Warner's
Kung Fu: The
Complete Second Season, the BBC's
Badly: Seasons 1 & 2, HBO's
Black on Broadway, MGM's
When Will I
Be Loved, Paramount's
Daughter, and Universal's
Special Edition. The contests will run until Noon PST on
Sunday, January 31st. Click on the links to get started, and good luck!
We've even got a couple new music reviews for you this morning. Our
MusicTAP crew's checked
in with a look at Eric Clapton's
Ocean Boulevard and Elton John's
Road on SACD, as well as
The Millennium Tour on DVD.
Let's leave you with a little new cover art this morning. Here's a look
at Columbia TriStar's Astro Boy: The Complete
Series, Buena Vista's Scrubs: The
Complete First Season and Fox's Incident
at Loch Ness (due 3/1)...
We'll be back later this afternoon with that review of Spider-Man
2 we promised you on Friday. Stay tuned...
(LATE UPDATE - 1/21/05 -
1:30 PM PST)
We've got a couple of quick things for you today before we sign off for
First, The Bits has moved servers
in the last couple of days. So if you have any trouble accessing the
site, you'll know why. Our thedigitalbits.com
web address should be working fine, but
digitalbits.com may be down
for a little while. Just so you know.
Next up, Universal has confirmed via press release that complete
seasons of its classic Leave it to Beaver
TV series are expected to begin arriving on DVD later this year. We'll
post more details as they come in.
The big thing we have for you this afternoon can be found in
Rumor Mill. It's a roundup of rumors related to new Batman
and Alien Vs. Predator special
edition DVDs that are on the way, along with some other titles that are
getting the 2-disc treatment from Warner in the coming months. It's
definitely worth checking out, so don't miss it.
Finally, don't forget to tune in for all new episodes of Star
Trek: Enterprise and Battlestar
Galactica tonight on UPN and SciFi. Gotta keep TV science
fiction alive amid all this reality drek. I'll spare you the usual
Okay, that's it for today. Have a great weekend and we'll see you back
here on Monday with a long-awaited review of the Spider-Man
See you then!
(EARLY UPDATE - 1/21/05 - 12:01 AM PST)
How about some more new DVD reviews? I've posted another Spin
Sheet this morning, featuring my thoughts on Paramount's
Me If You Dare and Universal's
Galactica: The Miniseries. Both titles are now available in
I'll check back in this afternoon with some last DVD news to close out
We're back this afternoon with
edition of Adam Jahnke's The Bottom Shelf. Specifically,
Adam brings you the second half of his look back at 2004, in which he
runs down his personal favorite (and least favorite) films from last
year. Whether you agree with him or not, it's definitely an interesting
piece and well worth a read.
Also today, Michel Marriott has just written
good technology piece in The New York Times. It addresses
the coming HD-DVD/Blu-ray Disc format war, but looks in particular at
the DivX video compression format that's available right now (and is
already capable of delivering HD content). Keep in mind that this DivX
is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than Circuit City's long-defunct pay-per-view
variation of DVD, although that name similarity alone is probably enough
to kill it with home theater enthusiasts. Someone with a marketing
degree should have warned DivXNetworks that, for early adopters, naming
a video compression format DivX is like calling a new soft drink Lemony
Urine. It's just not gonna attract a whole lot of enthusiasm with our
audience. Anyway, this story is also well worth checking out. You'll
need to register with the online site to read the whole thing, but doing
so is completely free.
We'll return tomorrow with more DVD reviews, so stay tuned...
(LATE UPDATE - 1/19/05 -
1:30 PM PST)
Okay... we've just posted Barrie Maxwell's
Classic Coming Attractions column. In this edition, Barrie
looks back at the best classic releases of 2004, and runs down the
latest classic DVD release announcements from the studios. He also
reviews 6 classic titles on DVD, including Fox's
Her to Heaven and
Letter to Three Wives, Questar's
Film Noir Killer Classics (including Detour,
Scarlet Street, The
Stranger, Killer Bait
and D.O.A.), VCI's
Hayward Double Feature (including Smash-Up
and Tulsa), Paramount's
(1952) and Columbia's
& Carol & Ted & Alice. Carrie
streeted yesterday, while Leave Her to Heaven,
and A Letter to Three Wives will
arrive in stores on 2/22. All the other titles are now available.
A bit of DVD announcement news... Disney has finally OFFICIALLY
announced The Incredibles for 3/15
(SRP $29.99). As we expected, the 2-disc set will be THX-certified and
will be available in separate full frame and anamorphic widescreen
versions. Both will include Dolby Digital 5.1 EX audio. Extras on the
DVD will include audio commentary with director Brad Bird and producer
John Walker, a second commentary with key animators, the all-new Jack-Jack
Attack animated short, the Boundin'
animated short, the Who is Bud Luckey?
featurette, The Making of The Incredibles
documentary, More Making of The Incredibles
featurettes, the all-new Mr. Incredible and
Pals "lost" cartoon (featuring audio commentary
with Mr. Incredible and Frozone), character interviews, Vowellet:
An Essay by Sarah Vowell, bloopers and outtakes, deleted
scenes and an alternate opening, "top secret files" on all the
superhero characters and a gallery of theatrical trailers and TV spots
for the film.
Universal has announced the release of The
A-Team: Season Two, Knight Rider:
Season Two and Magnum P.I.: The
Complete Second Season for 4/12.
Also, Warner has announced that The
Flintstones: The Complete Third Season will arrive on 3/22
(SRP $44.98). The 4-disc set will include 2 featurettes (Bedrock
Collectibles and First Families of
The Stone Age).
One last note - I wrote in my review of
Alien Vs. Predator yesterday that a scene involving Predators
fighting aliens on the top of an ancient temple wasn't included in the
film. That was my mistake - it is. I've corrected the review
accordingly. Thanks to those of you who spotted the error!
Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...
(EARLY UPDATE - 1/19/05 - 12:01 AM PST)
Morning, everyone. We'll be back later this afternoon with a brand new
Classic Coming Attractions column
from Barrie Maxwell, featuring new DVD reviews and all the latest
classic release news.
First up though, we've got some interesting new information for you on
potential street dates for a few major upcoming DVD releases. You'll
find that in The
Rumor Mill today.
Also this morning, I wanted to talk about a couple things of importance
to you Farscape fans. As you know,
Lions Gate yesterday released Farscape: The
Peacekeeper Wars as a 2-disc set. The set is generally very
good in terms of quality, and it features some nice extras, including a
behind-the-scenes documentary. Unfortunately, the Lions Gate release has
altered the mini-series' original SciFi presentation, by editing Parts
One and Two into a single film (we don't know if the U.K. release does
this). Also, the U.K. version of the DVD will feature a couple of
exclusive extras NOT included on the U.S. release... namely deleted
scenes and new interviews with the cast and crew. As a U.S. fan, I'm a
little pissed about that, but I suppose there's not much that can be
done about it except hope we get the rest at a later date.
There IS some other good Farscape
DVD news to report today, however. As some of you may know, ADV Films is
going back and re-issuing the complete series on DVD in new Starburst
Edition 2-disc sets. I'll admit, I'm not usually cool with
the idea of double-dipping like this. Like many of you, I've already
purchased the complete series on DVD at significant cost. That said, I
am absolutely blown away by the sheer value you get on these Starburst
Editions. The first season of Farscape
was originally released by ADV on 11 single-disc DVDs (retailing for
$24.98 each). With these new Starburst
Editions, the entire first season will be re-released on just
3 double-disc DVDs (each disc is dual-sided/dual-layered, or DVD-18).
These new editions also SRP for $24.98, but you can get them for $18.73
each at Amazon, and as little as $15.99 each at Best Buy.
Virtually all of the extras that were included on the original discs
have carried over to the new sets (save for the DVD-ROM screensavers,
which I could care less about anyway). But the cool thing is that
there's significant new bonus material that's been added as well
(including some of the previously U.K. exclusive material). In addition
to the set-top extras from the original discs, you now get new
documentary featurettes, make-up test footage, new interviews, several
new audio commentary tracks, Farscape
"facts" and behind-the-scenes trivia for each episode by Paul
Simpson (author of Farscape: The Illustrated
Companion) and more. Better still, if you passed on the
previous DVDs for their lack of subtitles or captions, you'll be glad to
know that each of the episodes on these new editions features English
captions for the hearing impaired (the episodes are also closed
captioned). These are the same extended versions of the episodes that
were on the previous DVDs, with Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 audio. The
episodes are in their original full frame format (although episodes
from the fourth season will be included in their original anamorphic
widescreen format). The first two Starburst
Editions are now available, and the third (which completes
the first season) streets on 3/15. So you'll soon be able to get the
entire first season of the show, with all the original extras (and a lot
of new material as well), for as little as $50 plus tax. If you
purchased the original 11 first season DVDs individually, you likely
paid as much as $300 (although ADV later released the whole first season
as a box set for about $150).
What's all this mean to you? Well... it sucks for all you guys who paid
$300 originally, but if you've been wanting Farscape
on DVD and you've been holding out... now is definitely the time to
check the show out on disc. These Starbust
Editions pack a helluva lot of value for your money. A
Okay, back later. Be sure to check out the three new DVD reviews I
posted late yesterday afternoon if you haven't already done so.