R1 News Update
Buena Vista have revealed the final specs for their 12th October DVD release of Halloween: Resurrection. Expect an Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer with DD5.1 Audio, an audio commentary with director Rick Rosenthal and editor Robert Ferretti, deleted and alternate scenes with commentary, a "Web Cam" multi-angle feature with commentary, "On the Set with Jamie Lee Curtis," "Head Cam" and "Set Tour" production design featurettes, a still gallery, and three multi-angle storyboard comparisons. Those of you who read our previous news update on this release (see here) will note that the DTS soundtrack has been removed. Retail is $29.95.
Also due from Buena Vista is the survival story Alive, that is presented with a 1.85:1 Non-anamorphic transfer, two featurettes ("Return to the Andes" and "20 Years Later: The Making of Alive") and the Theatrical Trailer for a $19.95 RRP.
MGM have a range of classic titles at reasonable prices due on the 3rd December 2002. The Producers is presented in an all-new Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer with both remixed DD5.1 and the original Mono audio tracks present. Extra features include a new hour-long documentary, deleted scenes, a still gallery and trailers. Retail on this one is $24.95.
Coming in at $19.95 each are Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song, The Children's Hour, A Kiss Before Dying, Where's Poppa? (1956), The Thief of Bagdad, Legend of the Lost, and The Road to Hong Kong. All are presented in Anamorphic Widescreen (except for Thief of Bagdad that is fullscreen) with mono audio tracks alongside trailers and production notes.
The next batch carries a bargain $14.95 retail tag. The Madonna flop Body of Evidence features both R-Rated and Unrated cuts of the film presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with DD2.0 surround audio. Alphabet City, Blue Steel, Miami Blues, Dead of Winter, Bad Influence, Company Business and The Whistle Blower are all presented with both Anamorphic Widescreen and fullscreen transfers with DD2.0 Surround audio tracks and trailers. Rush and State of Grace are presented in anamorphic widescreen with DD5.1 Surround audio.
To round off this news update we have a look at the cover art for Universal's forthcoming E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Ultimate Collectors Gift Set. For the full specs on this October 22nd release see our previous news story.