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MGM announce their October titles

MGM have announced their October line-up which includes the next two Bond installments...

Starting on 9 October we have the classic comedy Some Like It Hot starring Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. The DVD will feature the theatrical trailer and a 8 page booklet... On the other end of the scale we have The Mod Squad - a largely unsuccessful and relatively poor film starring Claire Danes. The extras are currently unknown (ie. they were missed off the press release!), but they'd have to be pretty special to make this disc warrant a purchase!

16 October sees special edition release of This Is Spinal Tap. The definitive Criterion version of the movie is now long out of print, but it looks like this one is going to go some way towards filling the gap. The spoof 'rockumentary' is consistently rated among the best comedies so it's good to see MGM are pulling out all the stops on this one. The disc will feature a digitally remastered picture along with DD5.1 sound, there will be an audio commentary from the band, a new interview with Director (and star) Rob Reiner, 1 hour of rare footage including previously unseen outtakes, a rare TV appearance on the Joe Franklin Show, Flower People press conference, three original theatrical trailers, three TV spots, four music videos (Hell Hole, Listen To the Flower People, Big Bottom and Gimme Some Money) and three rock 'n' roll commercials. To tie in with this special edition, you can actually download an MP3 of Spinal Tap's new single 'Back From The Dead' from Tapster.com.

23 October starts off with two more Bond discs. Diamonds Are Forever sees the return of Sean Connery for one more film, and as always the DVD release certainly does the film (and the series) justice. We get a documentary entitled 'Inside Diamonds Are Forever', 'Cubby Broccoli - The Man Behind Bond' documentary, an audio commentary from Director Guy Hamilton, four deleted scenes (Dinner with Plenty, Plenty Returns, Sammy Davis Jnr, Through the Alley again) and trailers (The Christmas Teaser, Release Trailer and 4 TV spots), 3 radio spots (Only One Man..., Sean Connery as James Bond, Only One Man version 2).

Live and Let Die sees Roger Moore take over the reigns and once again we are not left wanting when it comes to the DVD - we've got a documentary (Inside Live and Let Die), two behind the scenes features (Richard Dix's Number One Fan, Go Fly A Kite), 'On set with Roger Moore (Hang-gliding lessons, The Funeral Parade), 2 audio commnetaries featuring Guy Hamilton and Tom Mankiewicz, 2 theatrical trailers, 2 TV spots, 2 radio spots and a UK milk commercial.

Also on 23 October we have a couple of horror films including the largely pointless follow-up to the excellent horror film Carrie. The Rage: Carrie 2 stars the excellent Mena Suvari (American Pie, American Beauty) and the DVD will feature an alternative ending, deleted scenes, a director's commentary and the US theatrical trailer. Poltergeist 2 takes off with the Freeling family in a new life, but still haunted by the forces of evil. The DVD will feature the original theatrical trailer.

Rounding of October we have Delta Force 1 & 2 starring Chuck Norris - neither DVD is going to set the world on fire as they both only come with the theatrical trailer as extras.

Colin Polonowski

Last updated: 19/04/2018 19:51:08

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