MGM in October

MGM have also announced their October Region 2 release schedule including more Stargate SG1 and a promising Magnificent Seven Boxset...

First up though we have Antitrust on 1 October starring Ryan Phillipe (Cruel Intentions), Rachael Leigh Cook (She's All That) and Clare Forlani (Mallrats). Phillipe plays Milo - a computer genius who is headhunted by a world-leading computer company, NURV. Shortly after taking the job, things start to get a little strange with the unexplained death of his friend and Milo's discovery that there is more to NURV than meets the eye. Rachael Leigh Cook plays another programmer, and Milo's confidant while Forlani plays his girlfriend. Tim Robbins also has a starring role in a performance that owes a lot to Microsoft supremo Bill Gates. The DVD will feature a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, an audio commentary by tthe director and film editor, a making-of documentaryt, deleted scenes (including one exclusive to the Region 2 disc), alternative opening and ending and a music video. The retail price will be £17.99.

Next we have a re-release for horror classic Carrie. This new special edition will retail for £19.99 and will feature an array of extras to make the disc appeal to both current owners and those that didn't succumb to the charm of the previous disc. We can expect a 5.1 channel soundtrack, 'Acting Carrie' documentary, 'Visuallising Carrie' documentary, 'Singing Carrie' featurette, 'The Master of Horror' Stephen King featurette, an animated photo gallery and the original theatrical trailer. Carrie: Special Edition will be released on 22 October.

15 October will see a release for The Maginificent Seven boxset. This four film set will retail for £39.99 and will feature the original film plus the three sequels: Return of the Magnificent Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven and Magnificent Seven Ride Again. Other than details on the films themselves, the press release neglects to mention any of the expected features or technical specifications.

Stargate SG1: Volume 16 will be released on 29 October retailing at £19.99. As always we can expect another four episodes from the popular TV series, this time we have The First Ones, Scorched Earth, Beneath the Surface and Point of No Return. While technical details aren't mentioned, it's safe to assume we'll be getting an anamorphic 16:9 transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and a handfull of extras.

Finally, to round off we have a selection of horror films due to be released on 22 October to tie in with Halloween. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (£15.99) is to get it's UK premier after being certified by the BBFC for the first time. The film sees Tobe Hooper take control once more continuing the story of Leatherface and his blood crazed family. The Amityville Horror (£12.99) follows the Lutz family as they move into their 'dream' house in Amityville only to find it's a house with a murderious history. Finally, The Dark Half (£12.99) is based on the best selling Stephen King novel and tells the story of an author who is working under an assumed psydonym - unfortunately, it appears a murderer adopts this pretend identity...

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