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MGM in August

Yet another update from MGM this time focussing on their August release slate. As always, Stargate SG-1 is part of the lineup, and is this time joined by another selection of Woody Allen releases and a Bill and Ted disc...

The press release doesn't go into much detail on the discs themselves so I'll summarize here and reproduce the entire press release below. We'll bring you more details once we have them...

12 August

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (£15.99)
Cadillac Man (£12.99)
Delirious (£12.99)
January Man (£12.99)

19 August

Another Woman (£15.99)
Hannah and her Sisters (£15.99)
Zelig (£15.99)
A Midsummer's Night Sex Comedy (£15.99)
Interiors (£15.99)

26 August

Stargate SG-1: Volume 24 (£19.99)




Press Release:

MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD / VHS RELEASES
AUGUST 2002


WOODY ALLEN MONTH ON DVD

MGM continue to release classic titles from their Woody Allen collection. The following will all be released to own on DVD in August: ANOTHER WOMAN, HANNAH & HER SISTERS, INTERIORS, MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT SEX COMEDY, ZELIG.

COMEDY FILMS ON DVD

BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY
Bill & Ted are back! This time though the dudes are dead and must traverse through Heaven & Hell outwitting the Grim Reaper along the way to get back home in time to save their ‘babes’ and rock the Battle of the Bands.

CADILLAC MAN
A sleazy car salesman’s life goes from bad to worse when a crazed jealous husband crashes into his dealership waving around a gun in this zany fast paced comedy. Starring Robin Williams and Tim Robbins.

DELIRIOUS
A successful TV soap opera script writer has an accident and wakes up to find himself living in the show that he created. Starring John Candy and Dynasty’s Emma Samms.

JANUARY MAN
A serial killer is on the loose in New York and with the city going crazy it’s down to ex-cop Nick Starkey to catch the murderer in this comedy thriller. Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Alan Rickman and Harvey Keitel are amongst the all star line up.

STARGATE SG-1

The top sci-fi TV show enlists more fans on DVD as this fifth series of exciting episodes continues. Released to buy on both DVD and retail video.

BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 12 AUGUST 2002


Once they made history…now they are history, BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY is the hilarious sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. This goofball comedy will be available to own on DVD from 12 August 2002 (RRP £15.99).

Bill S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves) have been killed by evil robot replacements sent by the wicked Di Nomolos. However, death doesn’t wash well with these cool dudes and they go to Heaven and Hell in order to save their “babes” and take part in the all important San Dimas Battle of the Bands.

Bill & Ted have it all to do, they must escape from Hell, take the Grim Reaper on, meet God and defeat their evil droid doubles to win the day.

Directed by the award winning director Peter Hewitt and with great performances by Reeves and Winter BILL & TED’S BOGUS JOURNEY is a comedy that will have you in fits of laughter throughout.

CADILLAC MAN
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 12 AUGUST 2002


Cadillac Man, legend, lover, salesman. Robin Williams plays Joey O’Brien, a sleazy car salesman who’s starting to feel the pressure in this zany comedy. CADILLAC MAN will be available to own on DVD from 12 August 2002 (RRP £12.99).

Joey thinks he’s got it all, the smart-ass sales job and a few ladies on the go. However, he’s having problems contending with his girlfriends and on top of this the boss at the car dealership has ordered Joey to shift 12 cars in 2 days or he’s out. Desperately trying to make the sales target and juggling everything else, the last thing Joey needs is a crazed jealous husband Larry (Tim Robbins) crashing through the showroom window brandishing a gun.

Directed by Roger Donaldson CADILLAC MAN is a classic comedy with fantastic character performances from Williams and Robbins which make this a sure fire winner.

DELIRIOUS
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASES 12 AUGUST 2002


Comedian John Candy shines as a soap opera writer who finds himself starring in a real life version of his own TV show in the hilarious release DELIRIOUS which will be available to own on DVD from 12 August 2002 (RRP £12.99).

Jack Gable is the writer of the hottest soap on television. Called Beyond Our Dreams, the show is a delicious mix of deceit, trickery, sex, sex and more sex…

While driving in the country on a weekend break, Gable hits his head during a car accident and awakens to find himself in a real version of the fictional town he helped create for his TV show. But what begins as a nightmarish scenario turns into the opportunity of a lifetime as Jack discovers that he can control events….by writing them!

Sexy Emma Samms from Dynasty and Mariel Hemingway star in this fantasy that also poses as a parody of soap operas and the people who watch them. Also look out for an incredibly funny guest appearance by Robert Wagner.

JANUARY MAN
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 12 AUGUST 2002


With an all star cast including Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Alan Rickman and Harvey Keitel, THE JANUARY MAN is a wildly entertaining murder mystery comedy set in New York. This murderous comedy will be available to own on DVD from 12 August 2002 (RRP £12.99)

Eleven murders in eleven months, a serial killer is on the loose. The citizens of New York are terrified, the police need to catch the killer and it looks like there is just one guy for the job. Unorthodox ex-cop Nick Starkey (Kline) is bought back for one last case. There are complications, however, as he’s also pursuing his ex girlfriend (Sarandon) and the Mayor’s daughter who happens to be a key witness to a murder.

With some great performances this killer comedy, written by Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley and directed by Pat O’Connor, is sure to entertain and leave you gasping for breath.

ANOTHER WOMAN
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 19 AUGUST 2002


Woody Allen presents another intelligent and powerful drama, ANOTHER WOMAN is an insightful portrayal of one woman’s seemingly ordered and content life after a strange encounter with another women in a psychiatrists office. Available to own on DVD from 19th August 2002 (RRP £15.99).

The successful and happily married Marion – beautifully played by Gena Rowlands – is satisfied with her life until a chance encounter with another woman leaves her questioning the lack of passion and true fulfilment, and eventually forces her to look at her marriage and finds it severely lacking in emotion and love.

Also starring Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow, Martha Plimpton and Blythe Danner, ANOTHER WOMAN is a stylish drama full of pathos and self-realisation.

HANNAH AND HER SISTERS
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 19 AUGUST 2002


Woody Allen doing what he does best… complex family relationships with a good dose of humour, drama and poignancy, using an all-star cast. The thought-provoking and critically acclaimed HANNAH AND HER SISTERS will be available to own on DVD from 19th August 2002. (£15.99 RRP).

Hannah (Mia Farrow) is happy and successful, and so her two sisters, Lee (Barbara Hershey) and Holly (Dianne Wiest), constantly look to her for emotional and financial support. However, the sisters and their respective partners are soon entwined in a way that becomes almost too claustrophobic and destructive for all of them.

Allen won an Oscar for Best Screenplay, Wiest won for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Michael Caine – who plays Hannah’s cheating husband – won for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

This movie about Manhattanites and their failing marriages, also starring Carrie Fisher, Max Von Sydow and Allen himself, is considered a benchmark of Allen’s career.

ZELIG
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 19 AUGUST 2002


A delightful faux-documentary, charting the life of Leonard Zelig (Allen) - an ordinary man with the extraordinary ability to change himself to be more like those around him. The wonderful and witty ZELIG will be available to own on DVD from 19th August 2002 (£15.99 RRP).

Leonard Zelig, is a meek and mild character who discovers that he is a human chameleon who can perfectly blend into any situation with anybody. This talent enables him to meet the most of famous of 1920’s society and we see Zelig in shot with such greats as Josephine Baker, William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, Al Capone, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lou Gehrig, ‘Babe’ Ruth and Fanny Brice.

His talent brings him to the attention of the documentary makers who are making this film, the media and the medical profession where he meets Dr. Eudora Fletcher, the psychiatrist who eventually falls for him.

This brilliant film is a technical masterpiece that was nominated for two Oscars. It’s an unusual insight into the world of a weak and insignificant individual who would do anything to make those around him like him more…

A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT SEX COMEDY
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 19 AUGUST 2002


Allen moves from New York City to the picturesque setting of early 1900s New England for this whimsical farce of lust, love, and longing among friends. A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT SEX COMEDY will be available to own on DVD from 19th August 2002 (RRP £15.99).

Borrowing from the Shakespearean comedy, the film tells a tale of three couples who enjoy a series of sexual entanglements during a stay in the country. The perfect players include writer/director Allen, Mia Farrow (directed by Allen for the first time), Jose Ferrer, Julie Hagerty and Mary Steenburgen.

Inventor Andrew passes his summer days tinkering and attempting to make love to his frigid wife, Adrian. Then Leopold, a pompous philosopher, and his future wife, the highly sexed Ariel, come for a visit. The second couple in the mix is Maxwell, a doctor, and his current girlfriend, Dulcy, a nurse who advises Adrian on her sex life. The stage is soon set for a series of magical meetings…

This magical romp is a must for Allen fans!

INTERIORS
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD RELEASE 19 AUGUST 2002


A dark and beautiful study of family relationships… The intelligent and composed drama INTERIORS will be available to own on DVD from 19th August 2002 (£15.99 RRP).

Three sisters Renata (Diane Keaton), Flyn (Kristin Griffith) and Joey (Mary Beth Hurt) after dealing with problems in their own lives, must now come to terms with the bleak reality of the break up of their parents, the anguish divorce brings with it and eventually the death of their mother Eve (Geraldine Page).

From award winning director Woody Allen and nominated for five Oscars INTERIORS is a dramatic change from his comedy works but is one of his finest films. This is a must for all Allen fans and includes some great performances by Geraldine Page, Diane Keaton and Maureen Stapleton who plays the father’s other woman.

WOODY ALLEN ON DVD…
These five great new Allen releases add to the already available DVD collection of:
ANNIE HALL, MANHATTAN, EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX…, BANANAS, LOVE & DEATH, SLEEPER, ALICE, BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, RADIO DAYS, CRIMES & MISDEMEANOURS, PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, SEPTEMBER and SHADOWS & FOG.

STARGATE SG-1 SERIES 5
MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
DVD VOLUME 24/VHS VOLUMES 5.9 AND 5.10
RETAIL RELEASES 26 AUGUST 2002


Step into the STARGATE SG-1 universe for more exciting adventures in space. This fifth sci-fi series starring the space-travelling US Air Force team, SG-1, has recruited even more enthusiasts.

Already a hit show on both Channel 4 and Sky, the show’s all-new episodes are released to buy simultaneously on DVD and VHS. The STARGATE SG-1 series boasts big budget, award-winning special effects, great acting and incredible action for all the family to enjoy. The DVD releases in 2002 also include a host of added extras including star interviews and behind-the-scenes documentaries.

The spin off from the blockbuster movie, STARGATE SG-1 revolves around a present day army team composed of a colonel, played by Richard Dean Anderson who portrayed the popular TV character Macgyver, an anthropologist, an astrophysicist and an alien warrior. Known as SG-1, the elite team is highly classified – only a few people including the President know of its existence – and its missions take the team through the ancient gate to new worlds where they explore strange worlds and meet friendly and hostile races.

Released on 26 August 2002 is VOLUME 24 of the Stargate DVD (RRP £19.99) which features the four episodes Fail Safe, The Warrior, Menace and The Sentinel.

In the exciting episode Fail Safe, Earth finds itself threatened by something even larger than the Goa’uld when the team learns that an asteroid is on collision course with Earth.

In The Sentinel, SG-1 must turn to a pair of convicted criminals to save a world from annihilation from the Goa’uld.

The DVD also boasts an extensive stills gallery including behind the scenes imagery from Season 5, as well as audio commentaries for all 4 episodes.

Also on 26 August, fans can buy these eagerly awaited adventures on retail video STARGATE SG-1 VOLUMES 5.9 and 5.10 for £12.99 (RRP) each.

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