Paramount announce the rest of the October lineup
Paramount have already announced their big title for October in the form of The Godfather Trilogy - check our earlier news items for information on that. Now they have announced the remainder of their October lineup and it looks something like this:
On 1 October we can expect Addams Family Values which sees the creepy families second outing on the big screen. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the film reunites all the stars of the previous movie version - Angelica Huston as Morticia, Raul Julia as Gomez, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester and Christina Ricci as Wednesday. Addams Family Values also stars Joan Cusack as Debbie - Uncle Fester's new love. The DVD will retail for £19.99 and will feature 2 theatrical trailers, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound and a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer.
On the same day we can also expect a Mission Impossible boxset featuring both of the blockbuster films (and at least one of them is pretty good, even if the other is bordering on the appalling). The £24.99 set will basically just be the same discs that are already available thrown into new packaging and retailing at £24.99. For your money, you'll get both films with anamorphic 2.35:1 transfers and Dolby Digital 5.1 sound along with the theatrical trailer, a director's commentary on M:1-2, the making-of M:I-2, an alternative main title sequence, Mission Improbable spoof, Impossible Shots and Mission Incredible.
The next Star Trek DVD also makes it's appearance on 1 October. Star Trek III: The Search For Spock once again reunites the original Enterprise crew as this time, they go in search of their supposedly dead colleague - Mr Spock. Up against the Klingon's, Kirk and co face a race against time to rescue their friend before the planet he is on destroys itself. The DVD will feature the theatrical trailer, a Star Trek: Starfleet Command CD-ROM game, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, a 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer and will retail for £19.99.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is set for release on 8 October. Directed by John Hughes and starring Steve Martin and John Candy, Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a pretty funny road trip movie which sees Neal Page (Martin) trying his hardest to get home for Thanksgiving - but events conspire against him. The DVD will retail for £19.99 and will feature a 1.78:1 anamorphic transfer and DD5.1 sound.
Finally, British The Criminal rounds off the months releases. Starring Steven Mackintosh, Natasha Little, Bernard Hill and Eddie Izzard, The Criminal marks the directorial debut of Julian Simpson. J (Mackintosh) is oblivious to the trouble he unwittingly invites into his life when he successfully chats up mysterious blonde Sarah (Little) in a bar in London's West End. This chance association with Sarah thrusts J into a criminal underworld where he becomes a wanted man both by the police and a notoriously unforgiving group of villians. The £19.99 disc will feature a director's commentary and cast and crew interviews along with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack and a "1.85:1 Full Frame Letterbox" transfer (which doesn't really make any sense - does this mean it's non-anamorphic?!). The Criminal is due on 8 October.