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Warner announce a pile of discs for March

Warner Home Video have announced a wide range of discs expected for release on 5 March all priced at £12.99

As part of an arrangement with Studio Canal, we get two classic British murder films - Kind Hearts and Coronets and Peeping Tom.

The former sees the late Alec Guinness playing an entire family, while Dennis Price is the murderer Louis Mazzini. The DVD of Kind Hearts and Coronets will feature a trailer, photo albums and filmographies and will be presented in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio with mono sound.

Michael Powell's Peeping Tom was misunderstood when it was first released in 1960 but has since developed a cult following. Karl Böhm plays Mark Lewis who as a boy was subjected to bizarre experiments. Now grown up, Lewis has developed a habit of murdering women while capturing the act on camera. The DVD release features a 1.75:1 widescreen transfer and mono sound along with photo albums and filmographies.

Next up we have to Sam Peckinpah films - the war thriller, Cross of Iron and trucker comedy, Convoy.

Cross of Iron views the Second World War from the eyes of the Germans fighting on the Russian front in 1943. It stars James Coburn, James Mason and Maximilian Schell. The DVD will feature photo albums and filmographies along with a 1.85:1 transfer and mono sound.

Convoy stars Kris Kristofferson as a trucker who's friends get in trouble with mean, old Sheriff Dirty Lyle (Ernest Borgnine). The DVD will include photo albums (including posters) and filmographies and will have a 2.35:1 transfer and DD1.0 sound.

The UK release of Highlander is also on the cards - hopefully in slightly better form than the Region 1 release. Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery star as the immortals. The DVD will feature an anamorphic 1.85:1 transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. In terms of extras we'll have a trailer, photo poster album and filmographies.

Finally, to round up we also have the original Shaft trilogy starring Richard Roundtree.

Shaft will feature both widescreen and fullscreen transfers with 'Dolby Digital sound'. It will also include a behind-the-scenes documentary.

The other two releases - Shaft's Big Score and Shaft In Africa take pretty much the same appearance, just without the documentary.

All three films are available separately at £12.99 or as part of a boxset retailing at £29.99.

Colin Polonowski

Last updated: 19/04/2018 19:31:47

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