Paramount August schedule

Paramount Home Entertainment have released the details of their Region 2 August DVD release schedule that includes Jackass: The Movie and the delayed Star Trek Nemesis...

11th August 2003:

Jackass: The Movie - 12 guys, $5,000,000 and only one objective - to make a movie. No more television restrictions on content and length and even fewer restrictions on taste, creativity and hilarity.

With their own movie and 27 minutes extra footage, Johnny Knoxville (Coyote Ugly, Men in Black II, Around the World in 80 Days) and crew perform the stunts they always wanted to perform and the stunts that they just couldn’t get away with on TV.

Whether it be the ‘Fireworks Wake Up’ or the ‘Rent-a-Car Crash Up Derby’, the stunts become more ridiculous and more hilarious. With ‘Bungee Wedgie’ and ‘Ass Kicked by a Girl’, the limits of Jackass humour are stretched to the edge with explosive success.

JACKASS: THE MOVIE sees the likes of Steve-O, Bam Magera, Chris Pontius and Jason ‘Wee-Man’ Acuna joined by guest appearances from Skateboarder Tony Hawk, BMX pro Matt Hoffman, former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins and film director Spike Jonze.

Unbelievable and death defying stunts, mixed with a unique and vibrant soundtrack make JACKASS: THE MOVIE a home entertainment experience for all occasions, just don’t invite your mum and dad.

  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Audio Commentary by Cinematographer and Johnny Knoxville
  • Audio Commentary by Jackass cast
  • MTV's 'Making of Jackass: The Movie'
  • Outtakes
  • Promo Spots
  • Music Videos
  • Cast and Crew Biographies
Retail is £19.99

Jackass: The Complete Boxset - This box set contains Jackass: The Movie and series 2 and 3 of the Television series for the retail price of £34.99.

Star Trek Nemesis - Starring Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, X-Men 2) as Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Starship Enterprise and Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker, STAR TREK NEMESIS sees the crew of the Starship Enterprise embark on their most dangerous mission yet. Brent Spiner (Independence Day, I am Sam) returns as Data and Levar Burton (The Hunter, Ali) stars as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge. STAR TREK NEMESIS also introduces Tom Hardy (Band of Brothers, Black Hawk Down) as Shinzon, the new leader of Romulus, but a man with a dangerous past.

When Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) and the Enterprise crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans, they learn that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval, and their new leader, the Praetor, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation. It is left to Picard and his crew to investigate the situation and determine the Praetor’s sincerity.

However, Picard and crew learn that the new Praetor, Shinzon, is not a Romulan at all but a native of Romulus’ sister planet Remus. They also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind.

It is not long until Picard realises the sinister truth about Shinzon - that he is actually dying and desperately needs Picard’s matching genetic material to stave off death. It also becomes apparent that Shinzon has a strong hatred of Earth and, with a devastating weapon, plans to destroy it. With the fate of Earth in their hands, it is left to the Starship Enterprise to save the day once again and with Captain Picard at the helm, good always has a chance to defeat its evil.
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • Audio Commentary with director Stuart Baird
  • 4 Featurettes:
    • A Star Trek Family's Final Journey
    • New Frontiers: Stuart Baird on directing "Nemesis"
    • A bold vision of the Final Frontier
    • Red Alert! Shooting the action of "Nemesis"
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Photo Gallery (40 screens)
Retail is £19.99.

4th August 2003:

Curse of the Jade Scorpion (Rental Only) - Woody Allen’s 30th movie, in which he stars and also directed, tells the story of CW Briggs, an insurance investigator living in the 1940s. His comfortable existence is overturned when he and an ‘efficiency expert’ (played by Helen Hunt) who has been sent to look into his business practices, are hypnotised into committing robberies for a sinister magician – robberies which they have no recollection of but later have to investigate! With film noir touches that pay homage to the great crime dramas of the past, this is one Allen comedy that fans cannot miss.

Spongebob Squarepants - Nautical Nonsense and Sponge Buddies - Ten sea worthy episodes (Ripped Pants, SB-129, Texas, The Graveyard Shift, Something Smells, Jellyfishing, Dying for Pie, Wormy, F.U.N. and Club SpongeBob) featuring the underwater adventures of Spongebob and his pals Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy. Join the nautical adventures as SpongeBob splits his pants while hoisting marshmallows in a weightlifting competition and Squidward gets trapped in the Krusty Krab freezer and time travels to a future of Spongetrons and back to a prehistoric SpongeBob! There's also a cure for Sandy the Squirrel's homesickness, underwater ghost stories when SpongeBob and Squidward work the night shift, and the SpongeBob’s sea onion breath! Retail is £15.99.

Rounding out the 4th August catalogue titles are three classic John Wayne movies all presented in Anamorphic Widescreen with their original Mono audio for the retail price of £15.99. Here are the films...

The Shootist - stars John Wayne (True Grit, Rio Grande) as John Bernard Brooks, an ageing gunfighter with only a short time to live. Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep, Murder on the Orient Express) stars as Bond Rogers, a kindly woman who allows Brooks stay in their boarding house to see out his final weeks. Her son Gillom is played by Ron Howard (director of A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). THE SHOOTIST also features James Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life, Anatomy of Murder) as Doctor Hostetler and John Carradine (Bride of Frankenstein, The Grapes of Wrath) as Hezekiah Beckum and is directed by Don Siegel (Escape from Alcatraz, Dirty Harry).

When J. B. Brooks discovers that he has pancreatic cancer and only has two months to live, he decides to spend his last weeks in peace and quiet in a boarding house run by Bond Rogers and her son Gillom. However, when Gillom realises that Brooks is a famous gunfighter, word spreads around town and the peace and quiet Brooks wanted so much begins to disappear.

Gillom worships Brooks, Bond dislikes his violent past and the whole town wants a piece of the dying legend. Not only does Brooks have to put his affairs in order, but he must also discourage Gillom from the life of a gunslinger.

THE SHOOTIST is a movie which addresses the issues of life, death and redemption from a very personal point of view. As John Wayne knew that this was likely to be his last movie, THE SHOOTIST has an added poignancy which sees not only the end of the cinematic western era, but also the end of an on screen western legend.

Hatari - Join Hollywood legend John Wayne in the classic adventure comedy HATARI! as he drives through Africa in the hope of catching a rhino. HATARI! is available from Paramount Home Entertainment to own on DVD and VHS from 4th August 2003.

Directed by Howard Hawks (El Dorado, Rio Bravo), HATARI! stars John Wayne (Baby Face, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Rio Grande) as Sean Mercer, Elsa Martinelli (Blood and Roses, All About Loving) as Dallas and Bruce Cabot (The Slowest Gun in the West, Diamonds are Forever) as The Indian.

Mercer leads a group of animal wranglers who have three months to fill an order of exotic animals for zoos. The group has difficulty trying to catch any rhinos and one of Mercers sharpshooters - The Indian - is injured when on a hunt.

When Dallas, a female wildlife photographer from a Swiss zoo turns up, Mercer finds that he has more than just the order to worry about. Mercer doesn’t want her there and sends her packing. Dallas won’t give up and makes a deal with him, promising that her zoo will buy all the animals he captures.

Mercer backs down and Dallas stays. Both journey across the African landscape catching animals, with Dallas managing to collect three baby elephants and a little bit of romance on the way.

Donovan's Reef - Michael ‘Guns’ Donovan (John Wayne) is a World War Two veteran who returns to the South Seas island of Haleakala and becomes a respectable businessman. His old friend Doc Dedham (Jack Warden) also lives on the island having stayed after marrying the granddaughter of a local Prince.

The trouble starts when his old navy friend Thomas Gilhooley (Lee Marvin) appears on the island to celebrate his and Donovan’s shared birthday with the traditional ‘birthday brawl’. Amid the action, which the whole island seems to get caught up in, Doc Dedham’s socialite daughter from his first marriage (Elizabeth Allen) decides to pay an unannounced visit to her father.

In an effort to conceal the fact that Dedham has remarried, Donovan pretends to the straight-lace Amelia Dedham that the children from his second marriage are actually his until Dedham gets back and can explain the situation for himself.

Despite the chaos and generally appalling start that Donovan and Amelia get off to, they end up falling for each other, even surviving the meddling of outcast diplomat Marquis Andre LaLage (Cesar Romero) who is determined to break them up.

A charming, action packed and well cast film, with plenty of bar brawls and comic characters, Donovan’s Reef provides ultimate in uplifting family entertainment.

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