June titles from Columbia Tristar
We have the full specs alongside selected cover art for Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment's June Region 2 UK DVD releases. Here they are sorted by release date, for artwork please head to the Image Gallery.
June 9th 2003: Grateful Dawg, The Foreigner, Borderline, The Fast and The Furious Turbo Edition, The Fast and the Furious Superbit, The Fast and the Furious & XXX Box Set
Grateful Dawg - Jerry Garcia, legendary guitarist for the Grateful Dead, and David Grisman, virtuoso mandolinist and founder of "Dawg" music...Now, for the first time ever, the musical matrimony and extraordinary friendship of Garcia and Grisman is traced in the award-winning documentary GRATEFUL DAWG. Using rare concert footage, never-before-released recordings and exclusive home video of private jam sessions, GRATEFUL DAWG reveals the unique Garcia/Grisman connection from their earliest days as budding bluegrass aficionados, through their renowned 1973 "Old & In the Way" sessions to the classic Garcia/Grisman Band albums that highlighted Jerry's final years.
The Foreigner - Starring Steven Seagal (Under Siege, The Patriot, Exit Wounds) as Cold, an international spy with a mission to complete, and also starring Max Ryan ( Kiss of the Dragon, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), the man intent on stopping Cold in his task, Foreigner twists and turns its way to an explosive ending.
When Cold sets off on a freelance undercover mission to courier a mysterious package from France to Germany he has no idea how dangerous the situation is that awaits him. His unenviable task sees him heading into an underworld intent on stealing the package from him and stopping him from succeeding at all costs. With its fast paced action this spy thriller is a must for all Seagal fans.
Borderline - One man's twisted dream of happiness becomes a woman's worst nightmare in this high-wire psychological thriller starring Gina gershon (Showgirls), Michael Biehn (The Rock, The Art of War), and Sean Patrick Flanery (Powder, Eye See You). Gershon is Dr. Lila Colletti, a dedicated psychaitrist who helps dangerous criminals find their way back into society. But when a patient crosses the borderline between fact and fantasy, Lila becomes the object of his erotic obsession. Now, he'll do anything to win her love. And he won't take no for an answer.
Dan Dare - Loved by fans both young and old and currently enjoying strong ratings on Five, Dan Dare Pilot Of The Future follows Dan and his trusty crew as they save planets and ensure the security of the galaxy from greedy pirates, ruthless billionaires and their arch enemy the evil Mekon. Dan Dare Pilot Of The Future makes use of the most high-tech graphics to produce stunning computer generated images, and with guest voice-overs from Charles Dance (Gosford Park), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets), and Tim Curry (Charlies Angels) the characters are really bought to life.
Dan Dare Pilot Of The Future is a completely revamped 21st century version of the cult 1950’s comic book hero, and has a long list of celebrity fans including Robbie Williams and Sir Elton John, who even wrote the theme song. The $20 million cost of producing Dan Dare is a testament to its impressive production values, and is sure to appeal to fans both young and old.
The Fast and the Furious Turbo Edition - Following the unprecedented success of the original movie, and to coincide with the forthcoming release of the sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment are releasing a special limited edition of The Fast and the Furious on the 9th June 2003.
The Special edition comes with new packaging and different added value to the original, including:
The Fast and the Furious Superbit - Columbia Tristar are also releasing a Superbit version of The Fast & The Furious on 9th June, to coincide with the Special edition and the sequel. The superbit version offers consumers enhanced picture quality (2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen) and both 5.1 and DTS sound, without any added value.
The Fast and the Furious and XXX Box Set - This Limited Edition box set will pack together the existing XXX DVD release with the new The Fast and the Furious Turbo Edition DVD for the retail price of £27.99.
June 16th 2003: It Came from Beneath the Sea, The War Lover, The Professionals
It Came from Beneath the Sea - The action is wet and wild in this sci-fi thriller that pits man – and woman – against a giant octopus. Submarine commander Pete Mathews (Kenneth Tobey) and scientists Lesley Joyce (Faith Domergue) and John Carter (Donald Curtis) battle an angry sea monster driven from the depths of the ocean by an H-bomb explosion. In search of non-contaminated food, this tentacled tyrant counts among its victims a fishing trawler and its passengers, a family sunning at the beach, several San Francisco skyscrapers and even the Golden Gate Bridge! A daring attempt by the scientists to destroy the monster while saving themselves is a gripping finale to this aquatic adventure. The riveting special effects were created by Ray Harryhausen.
The War Lover - Steve McQueen fights his own private battle as a volatile "war lover" in this gripping story based on a novel by John Hersey. Stationed in England during World War II, Buzz Rickson (McQueen) is the bravest Air Force pilot in his squadron and the most reckless. His maniacal quest for thrills takes him to the brink of destruction during the B-17 bombing raids on Germany. But while Buzz's daredevil heroics win the grudging respect of his crew, his rebellious attitude alienates everyone, except his co-pilot, Ed Bolland (Robert Wagner). Ultimately, Buzz destroys even this relationship by pursuing Ed's girlfriend, Daphne (Shirley Anne Field). Featuring spectacular aerial footage, THE WAR LOVER is one of the most explosive adventures you'll ever see!
The Professionals - Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin headline the top-notch, rip-roaring Western action/adventure THE PROFESSIONALS. Four soldiers of fortune are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale), who's been spirited across the Mexican border by a band of mercenaries led by Jesus Raza (Jack Palance). The four rugged professionals, each regarded as a specialist in his selected field - an expert marksman and tracker (Woody Strode), the explosives master (Lancaster), horse handler (Robert Ryan) and one skilled in tactics and weaponry (Marvin) - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidappee, but discover all is not what it seems in the explosive climax. Excellent performances from an all-star cast, Maurice Jarre's haunting musical score and surprising plot twist make THE PROFESSIONALS a true classic. THE PROFESSIONALS garnered three 1966 Academy Award © nominations; two for Richard Brooks (Best Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay) and another for the esteemed Conrad Hall (Best Cinematography).
June 23rd 2003: Charlies Angels TV Series 1 Box Set, Master of Disguise, I-Spy, Blood Crime
Charlie's Angels TV - Series 1 Box Set - The original ‘angels’ of the seventies are back in action, Sabrina (Kate Jackson) Jill (Farrah Fawcett ) Kelly (Jaclyn Smith), in this exclusive collection of one of the first female lead action detective shows, featuring the voice of Charlie (John Forsythe). This box-set includes 22 episodes on five discs giving you hours of glorious entertainment.
Master of Disguise - Starring and co-written by the multi-talented Dana Carvey (Waynes World 1 & 2), The Master of Disguise follows an Italian waiter who uses his inherited gift as a brilliant impersonator to combat a criminal mastermind, producing some hilarious consequences.
I Spy - Starring Eddie Murphy (Nutty Professor, Beverley Hills Cop) as a fighter about to meet his match and Owen Wilson (Meet the Parents, Behind Enemy Lines) as a spy set to have his cool tested. Strong support comes in the form of femme fatale Famke Janssen (X-Men, Goldeneye) and treacherous villain Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) I Spy thrills as a.
When the ‘Switchblade’, the most sophisticated stealth fighter plane ever created, is stolen, the US government brings in their top spy, Alex Scott (Wilson) to track it down. What he doesn’t expect is to be teamed up with Kelly Robinson (Murphy) a cocky boxing champion. The duo’s mission is to retrieve the plane from the hands of one of the world's most notorious illegal arms dealers, Arnold Gundars (McDowell), without getting themselves killed!
Blood Crime - A character-driven thriller about a cop who flees the big city with his wife for a better life in a small town. After making the move, the wife is brutally assaulted on the same night the son of the local sheriff is killed. The local officer and the big city cop are then forced to find the perpetrators together.