Columbia Tristar's August line-up

Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

have officially announced their August 2003 Region 2 DVD release schedule. Here they are sorted by release date, where possible full details on the disc are included and you can find cover art for most titles in the following Image Gallery.

4th August 2003: Adaptation, Heroe's Mountain


- nominated for four Academy Awards™, four BAFTAs™ and six Golden Globes™, and picked up several awards along the way. Spike Jonze’s dark, surreal comedy is widely acknowledged as a modern classic – taking film making to a new level with its razor-sharp script and dazzling screenplay.

The plot sees established Hollywood scriptwriter Charlie Kaufman, played by Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas, 8mm, The Rock), adapting New York journalist Susan Orlean’s bestselling non-fiction book ‘The Orchid Thief’ for a forthcoming movie. But despite his impressive credentials, Kaufman finds writing the adaptation a tremendously difficult task, and after weeks spent agonising on how to approach the project, writes a story of the writing process itself – casting himself as the main role.

What follows is a journey of dark comedy with an uplifting tinge, taking the viewer deep inside the mind of Charlie Kaufman with surreal yet fascinating consequences. Meryl Streep (The Hours, A Cry In The Dark) and Chris Cooper (American Beauty, Lone Star) support Cage, and with direction by Jonze, of Being John Malkovich fame, Adaptation offers a star-studded cast coupled with cutting edge production, making this DVD a must-have for all serious film fans.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English and Italian DD5.1 Audio
  • English, Hindi, and Italian subtitles
Heroe's Mountain

- The extraordinary Heroes’ Mountain is based on the tragic events that hit the Australian ski resort of Thredbo when it was engulfed by a devastating landslide. Heroes’ Mountain recounts the touching story of Stuart Diver – the only person who survived the tragedy.

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and German DD2.0 Stereo audio
  • English, Dutch and German subtitles

Retail on these titles is £19.99 each.

11th August 2003: Seeing Double, Derailed, Van Damme Six Pack, Heavy Gear - Series 1 Box Set,

Seeing Double

- As Bradley, Rachel, Hannah, Jo, Tina and Jon announce they will be going their separate ways, the launch of Seeing Double DVD and VHS is a fitting tribute to a band that have shaped the UK charts for the past four years.

In typical S-Club fashion, the movie is a rollercoaster ride of music, gags and suspense – as the band dump their manager to take time off in Barcelona, only to find out they have been cloned by an evil scientist and that their body doubles are touring the world in their name. What follows is 90 minutes of all the things you love about S-Club, which will have both kids and parents on the edge of their seats.

Directed by Nigel Dick, with script by Kim Fuller and Paul Alexander, Seeing Double gives the viewer a true insight into the personalities of each and every member of the band. This is sure to go down a storm amongst pop fans as it features several of S-Club’s biggest hits spanning the band’s glittering four-years. And following the band’s announcement that the S-Club party is over, the DVD and video will ensure S-Club fans will be buying a piece of history – as well as a great movie package.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • Behind the Scenes footage
  • Interviews with S-Club
  • Biographies
  • S-Club facts
  • Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Interactive photo gallery
  • S-Club quiz and spot the difference game

- Jean Claude Van Damme stars as agent Kristoff in this action packed adventure, who, being the only man able to stop a deadly virus, decides it is his mission to derail the train carrying high-tech bio weapons and hundreds of terrified hostages.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Audio
  • English, English HOH and Hindi subtitles
  • Behind-the-scenes Featurette

Retail on these titles is £19.99 each.

Van Damme Six Pack - The Van Damme Box Set features six great movies – Nowhere to Run, Knock Off, Double Impact, Double Team, Legionnaire and Universal Soldier 2. All six movies show Van Damme at his best, with hours of intense fight scenes and featuring the unique side splits which has become the trademark for Van Damme, who once said: “I’m the Fred Astaire of karate”. This box-set release brings the best of what has been an admirable career for the muscles from Brussels.

Retail is £44.99.

Other titles also released - Heavy Gear - Series 1 Box Set

18th August 2003: Cover Girl, Miss Sadie Thompson, Pal Joey, The Lady From Shanghai, Wasabi, Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters, Out For A Kill

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment pays tribute to legendary screen siren of the 40’s, Rita Hayworth. Known for her unique style and beauty, Rita Hayworth is at her best in four of her classic remarkable films, each retailing at £12.99.

Cover Girl - Starring the legendary Rita Hayworth (Gilda) and Gene Kelly (Singin’ in the Rain), Cover Girl tells the touching story of nightclub dancer and aspiring Broadway star Rusty Parker as she enters a cover girl contest as a means of achieving her dream.

  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English, German, French, Italian and Spanish DD1.0 Mono
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Portugese, Spanish, Turkish
Miss Sadie Thompson

- After being stranded on a sun-drenched tropical island during World War II, brash nightclub performer Sadie Thompson, played by Rita Hayworth (Gilda), soon discovers that her idyllic lifestyle is set to change for the worse as she encounters the Reverend Davidson played by Jose Ferrer (Cyrano de Bergerac).

  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English, French, German, Italian and Spanish DD1.0 Mono audio
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Pal Joey

- Having met the girl of his dreams in Vera Simpson, played by Kim Novak (Vertigo) Joey Evans’ (played by Frank Sinatra – Guys & Dolls) settled love life is turned upside down with the arrival of the stunning Linda English (Rita Hayworth - Gilda).

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, German, French, Italian and Spanish DD1.0 Mono
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Director and Cast Filmographies
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
The Lady From Shanghai

- Bringing together two of the most iconic films stars of all time – Rita Hayworth (Gilda) and Orson Welles (Citizen Cane), The Lady From Shanghai is a classic film noir interwoven with brilliant plot twists and stunning camera work.

  • 1.33:1 Full Screen
  • English, French, German, Italian and Spanish DD1.0 Mono audio
  • Peter Bogdanovich Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Filmographies
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

The following titles will retail at £19.99 each...

Wasabi - Hubert (Jean Reno) is suspended from the French police force and flies off on a personal mission to Tokyo – to claim what was in the will of an old flame who has passed on. He learns that he has a daughter, who despises him, and promises to keep an eye on her as a mystery unravels around the death of her mother.

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Audio
  • English, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters

- Set in 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest of ghoulish vampires. However a quartet of heroes trained in the Taoist Mao Shan School of magic, use their unique powers to destroy the vampires before they devour human life.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Cantonese, English and Spanish DD5.1 Audio
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Theatrical Trailer
Out For A Kill

- Steven Seagal (Exit Wounds, Under Siege) is up against ruthless international drug smugglers and out for vengeance in this action-packed thriller. Renowned archaeologist Robert Burns (Seagal) has unearthed precious artifacts in the ancient ruins of eastern China with plans to ship them off for restoration. But the Chinese mafia, the Tong, have plans of their own. When Burns accidentally discovers the Tong are using the artifacts as containers for smuggling drugs overseas, he becomes marked for death. Framed for the murder of his assistant, Burns is thrown in a Chinese prison, but is released and used in an American/Chinese government plot as bait to attract the Tong. The trap is set and Burns takes on the Tong one man at a time in a blistering martial arts assault, leading up to a final confrontation with the Emperor of the Tong, who must face the wrath of a man out for a kill.

25th August 2003: Death Wish 2, The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Death Wish 2

- A shocking and dramatic portrayal of a man pushed to the limit when his housekeeper and beloved daughter are brutally violated and murdered, Charles Bronson stars again as vigilante Paul Kersey who sets himself up as a target in an effort to destroy ruthless street gangs menacing his neighbourhood.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD1.0 Mono
  • English and Hindi subtitles
The People Vs. Larry Flynt

- As an early school drop-out, Larry Flynt was nobody's hero - least of all when he pushed American tolerance to the limit with his raunchy porn magazine, Hustler. But Flynt was to become an unlikely champion when he took his crusade for freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court and won! Nominated for 2 Oscars and 5 Golden Globe awards, The People Vs Larry Flynt is a story that encompasses love, loss ... and a heck of a lot of fun!

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English & French DD5.1 Surround
  • Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hindi Subtitles
  • Writers and Cast commentaries
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary
  • Featurettes:
    • Free speech or porn?
    • Larry Flynt Exposed
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Photogallery

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