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July titles from Columbia Tristar

We have the full specs alongside selected cover art for Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment's July Region 2 UK DVD releases. Here they are sorted by release date, for artwork please head to the Image Gallery.



July 7th 2003: Four new Superbits




Men In Black 2 Superbit, Legends Of The Fall Superbit, Hannibal Superbit, Mummy Returns Superbit - These superbit versions offer consumers enhanced picture quality (Anamorphic Widescreen) and both 5.1 and DTS sound, without any added value.



July 14th 2003: Dawson's Creek - Series 1 Box Set, Love Liza, Murder In Greenwich




Dawson's Creek - Series 1 Box Set - This enormously popular US teen series enjoyed hit ratings on C4's T4 and made stars and pin-ups of the whole cast. Dawson's Creek stars James Van Der Beek (Rules of Attraction, Texas Rangers) as Dawson, Katie Holmes (Phone Booth, The Gift) as Joey, Michelle Williams (Me Without You, Life Without Dick) as Jen and Joshua Jackson (The Skulls, Cruel Intentions) as Pacey. Dawson's Creek was conceived and written by Kevin Williamson (Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer).

The series features the lives of Dawson (Van Der Beek) and his friends, and follows the complex relationships of the central characters as they come of age. The intense mixture of humour and gritty realism in the storylines has proved a huge success with both teenagers and wannabe-teens all over the world.

  • 13-episodes spread over 4 Discs
  • 1.33:1 Full Screen aspect ratio
  • English DD2.0 Surround
  • French, German and Italian DD2.0 Stereo audio tracks
  • Dutch, English, French, German, Italian subtitles
  • Commentary from Kevin Williamson (Director) & Paul Stupin (Producer) on the first & last episodes
  • 2 Featurettes:
    • 'Dawson's Creek ñ Day One'
    • 'Season One Time Capsule'
  • Weblink
Love Liza - Philip Seymour Hoffman (Almost Famous, Magnolia) and Academy Award-winner* Kathy Bates (Primary Colors, Misery) star in a heartbreaking and surprisingly funny drama about love, grief, and starting over. Successful Web designer Wilson Joel's (Hoffman) life spirals out of control after the sudden, devastating event of his wife's suicide. Unable to read the goodbye note she left for him, Wilson forges new, unpredictable relationships with friends, co-workers, and his stunned mother-in-law (Bates). But the bond he creates with a dangerous drug could take what's left of his blown-apart life and extinguish it completely.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English DD2.0 Surround audio
  • English, French, Hindi, Portugese, Spanish subtitles
  • Director, writer and actor commentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Filmographies
  • Weblink
Murder In Greenwich - Based on a book by Mark Fuhrman, MURDER IN GREENWICH is a brilliant and compelling chronicle of the events surrounding the former LAPD officer's investigation into the unsolved murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley. In the late 1990s, Mark Fuhrman (Christopher Meloni- TV's "Oz", "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit") became obsessed with the unsolved murder of a young girl in Greenwich, Connecticut. The case, originally front-page news across the country when Kennedy nephews Tommy and Michael Skakel became prime suspects, had been all but forgotten. But with the determination of a pitbull and the assistance of Detective Steve Carrol (Robert Forster - Mulholland Drive, Jackie Brown), Mark Fuhrman helped bring a murderer to justice and lift the veil of secrecy that kept this brutal crime a mystery for over twenty-five years.



July 21st 2003: No Contest, Piranha 2 - The Spawning, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, The Shield - Complete Season One




No Contest - Just the specs for this one...

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English and French DD2.0 Surround audio tracks
  • Spanish DD2.0 Stereo audio track
  • Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Piranha 2 - The Spawning - A sunken US supply ship off a Caribbean Island resort is the focus for a series of mysterious piranha attacks. Investigating the death of one of her son's companions after a scuba-diving trip, Anne Kimbrough breaks into the morgue with Tyler Sherman, only to discover that the fish have wings and can fly. But the hotel manager refuses to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, with inevitable consequences...

  • 1.85:1 Non-Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English, French, German and Spanish DD1.0 Mono audio tracks
  • Arabic, Czech, Danish, English, English HOH, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Norwgian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish subtitles
Jay Jay the Jet Plane - Jay Jay and his pals have great fun and learn valuable life lessons in homely Tarrytown - kids will love the fun and excitement, parents will love the gentle educational messages. VHS contains 5 episodes: The Counting Game, Jay Jay Meets Captain Hightower, A Trip to Skylandia, Jay Jay’s Butterfly Adventure, Tuffy’s Trip in Pangabula

  • 4:3 Full Frame transfer
  • English DD2.0 Surround audio
  • 4 Fun singalongs: Jay Jay's Theme Tune, Breezy, Oceans of Fun, Going There With You
The Shield - Complete Season One - The entire first season of television's most controversial, brutal and gritty drama will be available to buy as a 4-disc DVD digi pack (£34.99 RRP) that includes the following added value content...

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD2.0 Surround
  • Cast/crew commentary on all 13 epsiodes
  • 17 x Deleted scenes
  • Making of The Shield Featurette
  • The Shield FX Featurette
  • Screenplay of Pilot
  • 8 Cast Auditions


July 28th 2003: Punch-Drunk Love, Lockdown, Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different, Buck and the Preacher




Punch-Drunk Love - Barry Evan (Adam Sandler) is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman (Emily Watson) enter his life, his romantic journey begins.

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English, Hungarian and Russian DD5.1 audio tracks
  • Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, English HOH, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Russian, Slovene, Turkish subtitles
  • Featurette
  • 3 Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Montage
  • Teaser Trailers
  • Theatrical Trailer
Lockdown - Avery had it all: Krista, his beautiful girlfriend, a young son, and a full scholarship ahead of him. But in the blink of an eye, it was all taken away. What started as a night out with his buddies ended with the shooting of a cop, and Avery behind bars. He's innocent, but that doesn't matter in a place that has its own set of rules. As Krista works to prove his innocence, Avery struggles to survive the day-to-day hardships of prison life. In the tradition of "Oz" comes a story of what it takes to get by in the toughest place on earth, starring Richard T. Jones (The Wood), Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down), De'aundre Bonds (3 Strikes), Melissa De Sousa (The Best Man), Bill Nunn (Spider-Man) and rap superstar Master P.

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English, French, German, Italian and Spanish DD5.1 Audio tracks
  • Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish subtitles
  • Theatrical Trailer
Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different - England was such a proper place - until the day the Python arrived. Monty Python, that is, a Flying Circus that slithered up the funnybone of an entire nation and gave it fits of laughter. Here's Monty Python's first feature film - a hilarious collection of their very best twits, skits and bits from their popular TV series. There's "Hell's Grannies" and "The Dead Parrot" routine (he's just resting!) and valuable tips on how to defend yourself against an attacker armed with a piece of fruit. And who will ever forget "The Lumberjack Song" ("I cut down trees, I wear high heels, suspenders and a bra…")? And, of course, plenty of zany Monty Python animation. Absolutely the silliest stuff since the day Ernest Scribble wrote the world's funniest joke and died (croak!) laughing.

  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English DD1.0 Mono
  • English HOH subtitles
Buck the Preacher - Widely regarded at the time of its release as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with a social conscience, BUCK AND THE PREACHER is an immensely satisfying Western which marked Sidney Poitier's directorial debut, as well as his first screen pairing with superstar Harry Belafonte. Poitier stars as Buck, an ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant who becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along with him are his wife (Ruby Dee in a scene-stealing performance) and a Bible-thumping con artist known as the Preacher (Belafonte). Attacked by racist bounty hunters determined to return the former slaves to a life of sharecropping in Louisiana, Buck and his followers must summon all the courage they have in order to reach their destination and help settle the Wild West.

  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • English, French, German, Italian and Spanish DD1.0 Mono audio tracks
  • Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish subtitles
  • Filmographies
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer


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