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News Round-Up

It’s time for another round-up of DVD and Blu-ray announcements we’ve not covered elsewhere on the site…

Fox Home Entertainment have the children’s animated film Delgo arriving on 10th May with extras that include audio commentary, several featurettes (“behind-the-scenes”, “Sounds of Delgo”, “Meet the Characters”, “See the Creatures”), deleted scenes and the award-winning short “Chroma Chameleon”.

Also from Fox on 10th May is How I Met Your Mother Season 3. The three-disc set includes all of the episodes plus a number of extras including commentary on 7 episodes, deleted scenes, an unrated gag reel, Robin’s “Sandcastles in the Sand” music video, another music video titled “You just got slapped”, a series retrospective, 3 “Lily and Marshall’s honeymoon segments”, a Cast Favourites featurette and behind the scenes of “We’re not from here”.

Metrodome have a trio of war titles due in May with the first two parts of the Axis of War trilogy, Axis of War: The First of August (3rd May) and Axis of War: My Long March (24th May) joined by Everyman’s War which follows the struggle of one man against the odds during the perilous Battle of the Bulge. RRP is £15.99 each and there are no extras on any of them.

Also from Metrodome is the Danny Dyer film Just for the Record which comes to barebones DVD on 17th May 2010. RRP is also £15.99.

Mr. Bongo Films will release Federico Fellini's Casanova on 17th May as a barebones disc.

Fox Home Entertainment will release Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition on Blu-ray Disc on 24th May. The disc includes new and old extras:

  • Director commentary
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary [22 minutes]
  • NEW: A Cinematic Life: The Art and Influence of Conrad Hall [26 minutes]
  • NEW: The Library: A Further Exploration of the World of Road to Perdition [42 minutes]
  • HBO Special: The Making of Road to Perdition [25 minutes]

Network Releasing have the coming-of-age movie I Know You Know arriving on 24th May 2010. Starring Robert Carlyle, introducing Arron Fuller and directed by Justin Kerrigan (Human Traffic), the DVD release is barebones with an RRP of £15.99.

Also from Network is the documentary Suddenly, Last Winter on 7th June. Looking at contemporary Italy’s sexual intolerance the disc is barebones.

MVM have several anime titles arriving on 7th June. These include Mahoromatic – Something More Beautiful Vol.1 and Fate Stay Night Vol. 6 alongside complete collection sets of Disgaea, Gantz and Gunparade March.

Showbox have Housebroken, a comedy starring Danny Devito arriving on 7th June. Features include ‘The Babysitter’ – comedy short starring Brie Larson; interview with writer-director Sam Harper and actor Tom Wilson; Behind The Scenes – Stomp Rehearsal; original trailer; Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 stereo audio options.

Acorn Media have South Africa Walks with Julia Bradbury arriving on 7th June. The only extra on the disc is a photo gallery.

Fox Home Entertainment have My Name is Khan coming to DVD on 14th June. This love story from India starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol Devgan includes music promos and 4 featurettes (“Changing the Face of Bollywood”, “Working Together”, “The Music of My Name is Khan” and “The Story of My Name is Khan”).

Also from Fox on 14th June is American Dad Volume 5 which features 13 episodes complete with commentaries, deleted scenes and something called “Bar Mitvhah Hustle Pop-up”. There will also be a Season 1-5 complete set release.

Universal Playback have Monk Season 7 - the final season of the OCD detective comedy show – arriving on 7th June alongside Psych Season 2 - a psychic detective comedy series. The former appears to be a barebones set with episodes in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 audio and no subtitles. Psych fares much better and comes with deleted scenes, audio commentaries, podcast commentaries, a gag reel, Psychouts, The Adventures of Lil’ Shawn and Gus, Where’s the Pineapple? and The Name of the Game. Episodes are presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 and DD5.1. There are no subtitles.

A week later on 14th June you can pick up The Office: An American Workplace Season 4 which includes episode commentaries, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Ad, Summer Vacation Promo, a featurette The Office Convention: Writer’s Block and Rabies: The More You Know. Episodes are presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 audio and feature no subtitles.

Rounding out a month of American TV releases from Universal Playback is Warehouse 13 Season 1 on 28th June. Extras include deleted scenes, bloopers and episode commentaries. Episodes are presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 audio and feature no subtitles.

Universal Pictures have a catalogue Blu-ray release on 14th June in the form of Apollo 13. The disc has identical specs to the one already available in America so I’ll just point you to our news piece on that rather than repeat them here. Details here.

Second Sight will release writer/director Pierre Salvadori's feature debut Wild Target as a barebones disc on 21st June.

Back to Fox Home Entertainment again who have The L Word Season 6 arriving on 28th June. Extras include The Last Goodbye featurette (08.15) and The Last Dance featurette (11.28).

Revelation Films will release the sci-fi children’s show Chocky’s Children Series 2 on 21st June. The set will include a Q&A with Michael Crompton 25 years on. A few weeks later on 5th July Revelation will release the sci-fi mini-series Chimera with extras including an interview with writer Stephen Gallagher, behind-the-scenes footage, script for the radio dramatization of Chimera and the original press kit.

We’ve covered two of these before but we now have some updated info on Optimum’s June releases. Arriving on 7th June is the Enzo G. Castellari’s Eagles Over London which includes the original trailer and a special Interview with Enzo G. Castellari and Quentin Tarantino. Also arriving on the 7th is Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue which has been digitally restored and includes the original trailer. Both are anamorphic widescreen with Mono audio.

Titles we haven’t covered before include the French thriller High Lane which is given a barebones release on 17th May, Antonio Margheriti’s Cannibal Apocalypse which is given a barebones release on 7th June, Xiaolu Gou’s award-wining film She, A Chinese which is given a barebones release on 21st June and the eighties musical starring The Village People - Can’t Stop the Music - which arrives on 28th June and once again is another barebones release.

Also from Optimum are some more entries in their ‘War Classics’ line with The Bold & The Brave on 7th June followed a month later by The Silent Invasion and Landfall on 12th July. They also have some ‘Western Classics’ on 7th June in the form of Red Sun and Valdez Horses.

Finally it’s also worth noting Optimum will release the drama based on Leo Tolstoy - The Last Station - on DVD and Blu-ray on 21st June and Johnnie To’s Vengeance on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th June. Further details are TBC.

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