Friday News Dispatch

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Here’s a little of the ol’ Newsy-doozy, to whet your DVD whistle until you can cram that new disc in yer player!!

X FILES #6 STAR TREK V

BACK TO THE FUTURE MST3K BOX

See’s ya on Monday, Kittens and Kittenettes…

The Truth is still out there. November 5, look for the release of THE X FILES: COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. All 22 sixth season episodes will be presented in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with Dolby 2.0 Surround Stereo. Extras on the six-disc set will include:
All-new do*censored*entary: “The Truth About Season Six”
“Behind the Scenes” featurette
15 deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz
13 special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin
Character profile on the Cigarette Smoking Man
Episode commentary on “Triangle” by Chris Carter
Episode commentary on “Milagro” by Kim Manners
44 promotional television spots
24 international language clips
All new DVD-ROM game “Dreamland”

New kid distributor Plexifilm will make their presence known with their two introductory titles on November 12. First up is the 1972 indie cult film CIAO! MANHATTAN, the tragic story of a New York trendsetter who climbs to glory and then spirals into addiction and death. The story is an only slightly fictional biopic of Andy Warhol protégé Edie Sedgewick, who also plays the role of Susan in the film. Sedgewick is rumored to be the woman who inspired such cultural touchstones as Bob Dylan’s “Just Like A Woman”. The film will be presented in an Anamorphic Widescreen transfer with 30 minutes of “lost” outtake footage and interviews with George Plimpton, costume designer Betsy Johnson and actor Wesley Hayes, as well as director commentary and a still gallery.

The other selection from the fledgling studio is the 8mm Skateboarding docu FRUIT OF THE VINE.
VINE is a collection of segments shot throughout 1999 while Rick Charnoski and Coan Nichols journeyed from So Cal to Seattle and out around the east coast in search of abandoned swimming pools to ride. A fun-filled exploration of the nature of skateboarding in general, the film includes interviews with Skate world luminaries like Steve Alba, Lance Mountain, Tony Alva, and Steve Baily. This one comes in a 1.33:1 ratio with extras including bonus interviews with Alva, Alba and Pat Quirk and 20 minutes of raw skate footage.

Kulture Home Video is about to unleash the beast with four new Judy Garland specials in separate and boxed release on November 19.
Titles include:
JUDY GARLAND, ROBERT GOULET AND PHIL SILVERS SPECIAL – An 80 minute concert appearance with song, dance and comedy routines.
JUDY GARLAND: THE CONCERT YEARS – Featuring clips from some of Garland’s best-loved concert performances as well as interviews with family and friends.
JUDY, FRANK, AND DEAN – The only appearance of the titular triumvirate in concert.
JUDY GARLAND: LIVE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM WITH LIZA MINNELLI – The first public performance of the mother and daughter team.

Available individually or as a 4-disc box set, each special will be presented in the in the original Fullscreen black and white, with no added features.

On the other end of the performer spectrum… Eagle Rock Entertainment has the DVD release of USHER: EVOLUTION 8701 – LIVE IN CONCERT, also on November 19.
While details are surprisingly hard to come by, a Widescreen transfer and some form of surround sound will be integrated as well as extras including a photo gallery and footage of Usher performing “U Don’t Have To Call” in a completely empty stadium.

As people are already psyched up here at the EYE about this one, I thought I had better make an official announcement on what details I could find for Rhino Home Entertainment’s long awaited box set of fan-favorite MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000 episodes. The films included in the set are BLOODLUST, CATALINA CAPER, CREEPING TERROR and THE SKYDIVERS. Like all of the MST3K releases, you will be able to watch with or without the sarcastic commentary of the MST team. Theatrical trailers for each film will also be included. The films will be presented in 1.33:1 Fullscreen, but details on the audio are still sketchy.

Recent Box Office stinker TRAPPED will be released by Columbia Tristar on December 24.
The decidedly UN-Christmasy story follows a group of child-nappers as they attempt to extort money and ‘favors’ from a young couple by abducting their ill daughter. 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen and 5.1 DDS stereo will be joined by extras including 2 audio commentaries, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, production notes, filmographies and a trailer.

Much ado is being made about Big Bill Shatner’s recently announced intentions to finally bring his vision of STAR TREK V – THE FINAL FRONTIER to DVD. The next film in the production pipeline for the STAR TREK films undergoing “Special Edition” treatment, FRONTIER was pummeled by critics and fans when it debuted in theatres, and is roundly considered the worst of the series. Rumors have long circulated about the problems Shatner had with the studio while working on the film, which was his directorial debut. Now, in the wake of the successful STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and WRATH OF KHAN sets, Shatner is looking for a chance to retool the film for it’s DVD rerelease. Stay tuned for the deets.

I recently posted an item about the seminal slasher classic BLACK CHRISTMAS, finally coming to DVD in a respectable version on December 3 from Canadian distributor Critical Mass. I also taunted those of you South-of-the-Border for not being able to order it domestically. Well, good news for you, my American friends! U.S. distributor Eclectic DVD has picked up the disc for a day and date release. So December 3, pick up your stocking stuffer early and have a good time with the original slasher masterpiece.

As anyone remotely tuned in to the DVD world knows, the BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY is coming to DVD on December 17. Well, Universal Studios Home Video has finally finished their newfangled website for the release check it out at WWW.BTTFMOVIE.COM.
For those too lazy to link, the full list of Disc details are as follows:

BACK TO THE FUTURE – Part I°
The Making of Back To The Future°
Making the Trilogy: Chapter One°
Candid Q&A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale°
Enhanced Conversation with Michael J. Fox°
Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton°
Outtakes°
Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale : – Peanut Brittle – “Pinch Me” – Cigarette Commercial – Doc’s Personal Belongings – “She’s Cheating” – Darth Vader (Extended Version) – “Hit Me, George” – “You Got A Permit?” – The Phone Booth°
Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes°
Original Make-up Tests°
Marty McFly Photo Album
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
The DeLorean Designs
Time Travel Designs°
Excerpts from the Original Screenplay°
Theatrical Trailer°
DVD-Rom Features including Total Axess

BACK TO THE FUTURE – Part II°
The Making of Back To The Future Part 2°
Making the Trilogy: Chapter Two°
Q&A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale°
Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton°
Outtakes°
Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale : – Old Terry and Old Biff – “Dad’s Home” (Extended Version) – Pizza Scene – Jennifer Faints (Extended Version) – Old Biff Vanishes From Car – Burned Out High School – Marty Meets Dave°
Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes°
Production Design°
Storyboarding°
Designing the DeLorean°
Time Travel°
Hover Board Test°
The Evolution of Visual Effects°
Marty McFly Photo Album
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
Futuristic Designs
Vehicle of the Future°
Huey Lewis & The News “Power of Love” Music Video°
Theatrical Trailer°
Cast and Filmmakers°
Production Notes°
DVD-Rom Features including Total Axess

BACK TO THE FUTURE – Part III°
The Making of Back To The Future 3°
Making the Trilogy: Chapter Three°
Q&A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale°
Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton°
Outtakes°
Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale : – The Tannen Gang Kills Marshal Strickland°
Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes°
Designing the Town of Hill Valley°
Designing the Campaign°
Marty McFly Photo Album
Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
Production Designs
The Trilogy: Poster Concepts°
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy°
ZZ Top “Doubleback” Music Video°
FAQ’s about the Trilogy°
Theatrical Trailer°
Cast and Filmmakers°
Production Notes°
DVD-Rom Features including Total Axess

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