Simpsons Season 2, From Hell, Shallow Hal and more in May
DVDEnfrancais.com have obtained the details of Fox Home Video's R1 May release slate that includes such long awaited titles as The Simpsons Season 2 and the recent theatrical release here in the UK, From Hell.
May 14th sees the following titles...
From Hell will be presented in 2:35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 and DTS soundtracks as well as Spanish and French DD2.0 Surround tracks. Look for an Audio Commentary with Directors Albert & Allen Hughes, 4 featurettes, 25 Deleted Scenes and an Alternate Ending, an interactive documentary 'Jack the Ripper: 6 Degrees of Separation' and the Theatrical Trailer.
Marilyn Monroe Diamond Collection Volume II features 5 Marilyn Monroe titles that will retail together for $79.95 or separately for $19.95. All feature original format transfers and remastered Mono soundtracks, 4:3 for Don't Bother to Knock, Monkey Business and The Niagra while Lets Make Love and River Of No Return will be 2:35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen. A Restoration featurette, gallery and Theatrical Trailers will be found on each disc.
King of Comedy will be presented in 1:85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with an English DD2.0 Stereo Soundtrack and a French Mono track. Extras include an Audio Commentary from Director Martin Scorcese, a documentary, photo gallery and Theatrical Trailers.
Waking Life will be presented in 1:85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround Audio. Extra features include an Audio Commentary with Director Richard Linklatter, an Audio Commentary with the cast, a text based commentary track, Deleted Scenes, Audition tapes, a featurette and the Theatrical Trailer.
X-Files: Season 5 will be presented in 1:78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English and French DD2.0 Surround Audio Tracks. Extra features include select episodes with Audio Commentaries, 'Inside the X-Files' 46-minute Documentary, 'The Truth Behind Season 5' featurette, Deleted Scenes with optional Commentary, a featurette on Special Effects, DVDRom extras and Trailers.
May 21st sees the following titles...
The Simpsons: Season 2 will be a 4-disc box set, presented in 4:3 Aspect Ratio with remixed English DD5.1 Audio, and English and French DD2.0 Audio tracks. Extras include Audio Commentary for all 22-episodes, an interview with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, 'Do the Bartman' Music Video with optional Commentary, an interview with David Silverman regarding the creation of an episode, 'Emmy Awards Presentation' featurette, three 'Butterfinger Commercials', clips of The Simpsons in various languages, and an image gallery.
Shallow Hal will feature a 1:85:1 Anamorphic Transfer with English DD5.1 Audio, and English, French and Spanish DD2.0 Surround tracks. Extras include an Audio Commentary with the Farrelly brothers, 11 Deleted Scenes, making of featurettes, a Music Video and Theatrical Trailer.
Between Heaven and Hell will feature a 2:35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer, English DD2.0 Surround with French and Spanish Mono Audio Tracks and a Theatrical Trailer.
Bondock Saints will feature a 2.35:1 Anamorphic Transfer, English DD5.1 and DD2.0 Surround tracks, with French and Spanish Mono Audio Tracks. Extras include an Audio Commentary, Biographies and a Theatrical Trailer.
Five Aces will be presented in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with English DD5.1 and DD2.0 Surround tracks, an Audio Commentary, Biographies and a Theatrical Trailer.
Reckless and Wild will feature a 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer with English DD5.1 and DD2.0 Surround Audio tracks, biographies and a Theatrical Trailer.
To The Shore of Tripoli and A Yank in the R.A.F will feature original 4:3 Aspect Ratio transfers with English Mono Audio and a Theatrical Trailer.
Red Scorpion and Street Law will also see a May 21st release but we have no details on those titles.
May 28th sees the following titles...
Dunston Checks In and The Pagemaster will feature both 1:85:1 Widescreen and 4:3 Pan&Scan transfers with English DD5.1 and DD2.0 Surround tracks and a French DD2.0 Surround Audio track. Extras are a Making of Featurette and Theatrical Trailer.
The Man from Snowy River will feature both 1:85:1 Widescreen and 4:3 Pan&Scan transfers with English and French Mono Soundtracks. The only extra feature is a Theatrical Trailer.
In further Fox Home Video news May 21st will see them release 10 Single Disc, 4:3 Pan&Scan editions from their back catalogue. The 10 titles in question are...
- The Abyss
- Anna and the King
- Big Momma's House
- Cast Away
- Edward Scissorhands
- Entrapment SE
- Independence Day
- Lake Placid
- Men of Honour SE
- Predator (DTS)
These releases are being made to cater for the thankfully small majority of consumers who prefer to see their 4:3 TV Sets used to their fullest (despite the loss of picture information) but what is quite disturbing is the rumours that Fox are actually discontinuing the current Widescreen and in some cases, 2-disc Special Editions that are available for these titles! We can only hope these rumours are false, or that Fox are to re-release the current editions at a lower price point around the same time as these 4:3 releases.
A huge thanks to DVDEnfrancais.com for the details.