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Dave's Studio Day

DVD File have uploaded their report of this years Dave's Studio Day - a gathering of representatives from all the major US studios. There's a lot in their report so I recommend you pop across and read it when you have the time. Some of the bits and pieces that caught my eye include:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer will now not be making a Region 1 appearance any time in 2001. This is likely to be the result of TV syndication issues.
  • The Indiana Jones Trilogy has also been ruled out for release in the next year. It certainly won't have a release in Region 1 before 2002.
  • Star Trek fans are going to have to wait until mid-2001 before they can get their hands on the special edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The film is currently in the process of having it's special-effects sequences brought bang upto date and this could take a while. Interestingly, there's a good chance that the other Star Trek films could get the same treatment.
  • More Star Trek news - this time, not so good. There are no plans to release Star Trek: The Next Generation at the current time.
  • Close Encounters is planned for release in mid-2001. This will feature the latest cut of the movie - without the 'inside the UFO' ending.
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me will not be appearing this year, but David Lynch is working with New Line to produce a special edition which is now expected some time next year.
  • Superman is planned for release in May 2001. The first movie will be digitally restored and will take the form of a 2-disc special edition. The other three films will each come on one disc - more details when we have them.
  • Babylon 5 should finally appear in 2001 - although towards the end of the year according to Warner. They plan to release a season at a time - no 'best-of' releases.
  • MGM are planning special editions of Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves and Robocop - unfortunately, MGM will not have access to the Criterion supplements so they'll have to produce their own.
So there we have it, some good news, some bad news! There's a lot more in the full article over @ DVD File, so as soon as you have a chance pop over and take a look.

Colin Polonowski

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