The Sea is Watching, Winged Migration and Marooned from Columbia

Here are some early details on three Region 1 DVD releases coming your way from Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment on the 18th November 2003. These have not yet been officially announced so details may change and we will of course bring you a full update when the official details are in...

Written by Akira Kurosawa and directed by Kei Kumai The Sea is Watching is the story of a beautiful geisha who falls for a troubled samurai in this lush epic romance about star-crossed lovers and nature's fury, set in 19th-century Japan. Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with Japanese DD5.1 Surround audio and English subtitles there will be no extras bar the standard trailers. Retail is $29.95.

Winged Migration - This beautiful documentary that follows migrating birds through 40 countries and every continent was captured using planes, gliders, helicopters and balloons, allowing the filmmakers a spectacularly intimate look at their subjects. Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with DD5.1 Surround audio you can expect the following bonus features to be present on the disc...

  • Incredible "Making-of" goes behind-the-scenes to reveal how this extraordinary film was made
  • Full length Director's commentary
  • Creating the Music featurette
  • Beautiful photo gallery with Filmmaker Commentary
  • In-depth filmmaker interviews

Retail is $26.95.

Marooned - They are trapped in a spaceship with no power. Outside there is no air and no heat. Earth spins 200 miles below. Three astronauts face a desperate situation in this spellbinding science fiction cliffhanger. After completing a daring mission in space, the three-man spaceship Ironman One orbits Earth preparing for re-entry. But a retro-rocket misfires, and the crew commander Jim Pruett (Richard Crenna), scientist/astronaut Clayton Stone (James Franciscus) and pilot Buzz Lloyd (Gene Hackman) are marooned in space. Back on Earth, Charles Keith (Gregory Peck), chief of the manned space program, and senior astronaut Ted Dougherty (David Janssen) plan an incredible rescue — while the whole world anxiously awaits.

The details on this barebones release are final...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Surround
  • English, French and Japanese subtitles

Retail is $24.95.

And here is an early look at the artwork for these titles...

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