Columbia in September

Columbia Tristar have announced their September lineup. As the months pass, Columbia's press releases are becoming less and less detailed with only a few key titles having any information on them at all.

The main release this month will be Almost Famous starring Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand and Patrick Fugit. It's the story of a young rock fan who manages to fulfil his dream of writing for Rolling Stone magazine. Set in 1973, the film successfully combines touching drama and comedy to create an outstanding picture. The DVD will be released on 10 September retailing at £19.99 and will feature a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, a making-of featurette, Fever Dog music video, Rolling Stone articles (written by Cameron Crowe when he was a journalist for the magazine), production notes, filmographies and trailers.

The Point Men stars Highlander's Christopher Lambert, Kerry Fox and Vincent Regan and is directed by long-time Bond director John Glen. Lamber plays an Israeli secret service agent who must hunt down and kill a Palestinian terrorist. The DVD is out on 10 September and will feature filmographies and the theatrical trailer.

The number-one pre-school TV show on Channel 5 is coming on 17 September. Bear In The Big Blue House is a product of the Jim Henson Company and features a curious seven-foot bear The DVD feature three episodes, along with two interactive sing-a-longs.

24 September will see James Cameron's True Lies starring Arnold Schwarzenneger and Jamie Lee Curtis. Schwarzenneger plays a secret agent on the trail of some nuclear scientists, Curtis plays his wife. Curiously, True Lies appears to have quite a following - although personally I can't see why. The DVD is a feature-light with only a trailer in the way of extra material. The picture is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen.

In addition to the above, the list below makes up the rest of the months releases. Other than the titles and dates nothing else has been included in the press material...

3 September:
3 Ninjas Knickle Up
2 Ninjas Kick Back
3 Ninjas High Noon at Mega Mountain
The Jackal
In the Name of the Father
The Boxer

17 September:
The Karate Kid Triple Pack
A Soldier's Story
Not One Less

24 September:
Paper House
And God Created Woman
Field of Dreams

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