BVHE rentals in January (Tadpole and The Four Feathers)

Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the UK Rental DVD releases for two films on 19th January 2004. This is not something we tend to bother with here on DVDTimes but for a change these rental announcements contain the bonus feature lists therefore giving you an idea of what to expect from the eventual retail releases...

Tadpole, the sophisticated coming-of-age film starring Sigourney Weaver (Alien, The Ice Storm), Aaron Stanford (25th Hour, X Men 2) and Bebe Neuwith (Cheers) is out to rent on DVD and video from 19 January. This fresh and witty New York comedy, directed by Gary Winick, won the Best Director Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Tadpole tells the story of Oscar (Stanford), a sensitive and compassionate fifteen year old, whose sophisticated passions, include Voltaire and speaking French. The bookish and fastidious Oscar is also passionate about his one true love, his stepmother, Eve (Weaver). On a trip home to New York for Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend (Peter Appel) that he is madly in love with Eve and that he is on a mission to win her heart, and to steal her from his father (John Ritter).

Oscar finds himself rejected by Eve but unexpectedly finds solace in Eve’s best friend, Diane (Neuwith) who deflowers the young scholar. However, Oscar is horrified to learn that Diane has broadcast the latest notch on her bedpost, making her the envy of all her fortysomething friends.

Special Features:

  • Feature Commentary with Director Gary Winick

    The Four Feathers
    Starring young Hollywood stars Heath Ledger (Ned Kelly, A Knight’s Tale) and Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 days) and directed by acclaimed talent Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), Four Feathers is an epic historical drama of courage, passion, honour and freedom. Set against the historical backdrop of the 1890s British Empire this classic adventure story is not to be missed when it becomes available to rent on DVD and video from 19 January 2003.

    Harry Feversham (Ledger) is one of four young army officers about to be sent to the Sudan to fight in the campaign against the Moslem rebels. At the last minute, however, his courage fails him and he is ostracised both by his friends and his fiancée, Ethne Eustace (Hudson). Desperate to redeem himself and, if possible, help his friends he makes his own way to Africa and finds himself on the wrong side in one of the most brutal moments of this colonial war.

    Special Features:
  • The Friendship of Abou Fatma
  • Surviving The Prison
  • A Journey of Self-Discovery
  • The Mystery of the Desert
  • The Sounds of East & West
  • The Battle of Abou Clea
  • A Journey From Within
  • A Historical Perspective

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