BVHE New release and Catalogue titles - August/September

Here are the details on several recently announced Region 1 DVD new release and catalogue titles from Buena Vista Home Entertainment for August and September 2003.

First up on 5th August 2003 is Cool and the Crazy, a 1994 TV movie starring Alicia Silverstone and Jared Leto as a married couple just out of high school who soon discover that the family life isn’t all that it seems. Look for the film to be presented in the original 1.33:1 Full Screen aspect ratio with English DD2.0 Stereo sound. No extra features have been announced.

12th August 2003 sees the release of The Lizzie McGuire Movie, a film that will have little meaning to most of us here in the UK as it is based on a popular US television show. Details on the DVD release are as follows...

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen and 1.33:1 Full Screen transfers
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Behind The Scenes of Hilary Duff’s New Pop Album
  • “Why Not” Music Video
  • Lizzie’s Roman Adventure Featurette
  • Roamin’ Volare Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with Introduction By Director Jim Fall
On 26th August 2003 BVHE will release two films starring Mark Dacascos, the first of which is China Strike Force that will feature the shorter 91-minute cut. The other movie is Scorcher, both will be presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with DD5.1 Audio. No extra features have been announced.

9th September 2003 sees the arrival of DysFUNKtional Family, a comedy concert film of comedian Eddie Griffin’s family reunion as he goes home to Kansas City for a “behind-the-scenes” look at his own life. On the DVD you can expect an Anamorphic Widescreen transfer, DD5.1 audio, “A Dysfunktional Premiere” and 16 deleted scenes.

On 16th September 2003 BVHE will premiere Bionicle: Mask of Light on DVD. This all-new feature length CGI film is based on the Lego company creation of the same name and will offer the following features on DVD...
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Making of BIONICLE: MASK OF LIGHT: This documentary features information fans will want to know about the BIONICLE universe and how the filmmakers brought it to life
  • Mata Nui Explorer: Players can use their DVD remote to explore the paradise island of Mata Nui. Here they will learn about its various diverse villages and the characters that live there
  • Wall Of History: In this mode, viewers will be able to watch the movie and get brief backstory information whenever the BIONICLE historical icon pops up on the screen
  • Commentary:The filmmakers comment on the making of the movie and provide inside information about the characters and the story
  • Sneak Peek At The 2004 Storyline: Introduces the new BIONICLE story and characters
  • Storyboard-To-Film Comparison: A sequence of the movie is shown through storyboards synchronized with the film
And finally on the 23rd September 2003 BVHE will release Holes, a family film based on the best-selling, Newberry award-winning book by Louis Sachar. Available in separate Anamorphic widescreen and Full Screen editions you will find the following features on both...
  • Engish DD5.1 Surround
  • French and Spanish language tracks
  • THX Certified
  • Cast and filmmaker commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Gag reel
  • Music Video
  • Trailers
Retail on all these titles is $29.99 each.

Here is a look at the cover art for each release...

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