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Lionsgate (R1) in April

Lionsgate Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD line-up for April 2007 with a host of catalogue and new release titles on the cards…

3rd April 2007

The Lost Room - $19.98 SRP - This Sci-Fi Channel mini-series starring Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies and Margaret Cho follows a detective as he investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe. Presented in Widescreen across two-discs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles, the only extra is “Inside The Lost Room” featurette.

Death of a President - $27.98 SRP - Conceived as a fictional TV documentary broadcast in 2008, the film reflects on a monstrous and cataclysmic event: the assassination of President George W. Bush on October 19th, 2007.Presented in Widescreen with English 5.1 Dolby Digital audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles, extras include:

  • Audio commentary with director Gabriel Range
  • Audio commentary with director/co-producer/co-writer Gabriel Range, editor Brand Thumim, co-producer/co-writer Simon Finch and line producer Donall McCusker
  • Interviews with the filmmakers – discussion of the motivation behind and process that went into the making of the film

The Convent - $14.98 SRP – Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich star in the story of an American professor’s journey to Portugal to prove his theory that William Shakespeare was a Jewish Spaniard. Presented in Full Screen with 2.0 Stereo sound and optional English and Spanish subtitles, there are no extras.

Silent Partner - $14.98 SRP - Adapted from a Danish novel by screenwriter Curtis Hanson, The Silent Partner stars Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susanna York. Presented in Widescreen with Mono audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles, there are no extras.

Freeway - $9.98 SRP – A darkly comic take on the “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale, Freeway stars Reese Witherspoon as a fifteen-year-old runaway on the road to grandmother’s house, and Kiefer Sutherland as the big, bad stranger she encounters. Presented in Widescreen with Dolby 5.1 and 2.0 audio with optional English and Spanish subtitles, the disc also offers a director’s commentary.

10th April 2007

Beneath Still Waters - $26.98 SRP – Brian Yuzna directs this horror which is presented on a barebones disc in Anamorphic Widescreen with 2.0 and 5.1 audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles.

Gamebox 1.0 - $26.98 SRP – An expert video game tester is plunged into a life and death battle against a game from which there is little chance of escape in this sci-fi thriller. Presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with 5.1 audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles, extras include:
  • “Making of Gamebox 1.0” featurette
  • Audio commentary with directors David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand, co-executive producer John Coven and editor Dave O’Brien
  • Bloopers/Gag reel
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes with optional commentary

Shanghai Surprise (Special Edition) - $19.98 SRP – Sean Penn and Madonna star in this dramatic adventure set in 1930s China. This Special Edition is packaged in collectible foil-o-card and presents the film in Widescreen with 5.1 and 2.0 audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include:
  • “Fans Unite!” commentary
  • “Lights, Camera, Shanghai!” featurette - a unique, inside and humorous look at the making of the film with supporting actor Clyde Kusatsu and screenwriter Robert Bentley.
  • “Madonna: 1986” featurette – an exploration of the Material Girl’s career and life around the time of the film and its release, featuring Ted Casablanca and Nina Blackwood.
  • “I love SHANGHAI SURPRISE!” featurette - In the vein of VH-1’s “I LOVE THE 80s,” comedians gather to rate their favourite scenes from the film.

17th April 2007

Rancid - $26.98 SRP - A tormented New York artist is pitted against the city's powerful elite in this thrilling chronicle of deceit, dark desires and gruesome murder. A barebones release, the film is presented in Widescreen with 2.0 audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles.

Alien Invasion Arizona - $26.98 SRP – Aliens invade Arizona in this sci-fi thriller which is presented in Widescreen with 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 Surround audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles. The only extra is a stills gallery.

The Rival - $19.98 SRP – This thriller about a woman obsessed with motherhood who will go to any lengths to obtain her goal is presented in Full Screen with 2.0 audio and English and Spanish subtitles. There are no extras.

24th April 2007

Diary of a Cannibal - $26.98 SRP - Horror director Ulli Lommel’s depraved tale of a modern-day cannibal is inspired by the real-life case of a woman who murdered and consumed her lover in a strange act of consensual love where only one partner survived to write the Diary of a Cannibal. Presented in Widescreen with 5.1 audio and optional English and Spanish subtitles, the disc also features audio commentary with editor XGIN, executive producer Nola Roeper and director Ulli Lommel.

Jean Renoir Collector’s Edition Box Set - $29.98 SRP – This collection of seven films by the French director includes completely re-mastered classics such as four of Renoir’s earliest movies – La Fille de l’eau, Nana, Sur un air de Charleston and La Petite marchande d’allumettes – a release from his political period – La Marseillaise – and two of his last movies – Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier and Le Caporal Epingle. The set also includes the documentary “Jean Renoir: An Auteur to Remember” which features Martin Scorsese, film director and President/Founder of the Film Foundation; Alain Renoir, son/Fmr. Prof. Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Univ. of California at Berkeley; Prof. Janet Bergstrom, UCLA Dept. of Film Critical Studies; and Ken Wlaschin, Fmr. Head of AFI Dept. of Preservation and Director of AFI Film Festival.

All films are presented with French Mono audio and English subtitles in Full Screen with the exception of Le Caporal Epingle which is presented in Widescreen.



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