DVD NEWS-O-RAMA!!!

IT’S DVD NEWS TIME, MY FRIENDS!!!

Wanna find out what the #%%@$#@ is up with the commentaries on that new SOUTH PARK SET?

That, and a whole lot more is waiting just beneath these lines, if you press that little button that says “READ MORE”…

Our friends at Image Home Entertainment have quite the array of releases on deck for January 14. In addition to the classics THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO and THE WIDE BLUE ROAD, look for adventures BLOODSTONE, THE ICE RUNNER, THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT: WAITING FOR SNOW TO FALL and THE TOY BOX. Also keep an eye out for 2 volumes of the TV classic NAKED CITY, the standup comedy variety show JUST FOR LAUGHS, the suspense film BLIND DATE and the comedy SKY HIGH. Also watch for the do*censored*entary SHADOW BOXERS. Details are still under wraps for all of these, but we will keep you informed.

Fans of Comedy Central staple SOUTH PARK may be a little perturbed tomorrow, when SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON arrives in a nifty little box set, featuring the 13 episodes from the inaugural season. The previously announced episode commentaries by Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been entirely removed from the package for ‘censorship’ issues. Warner Brothers, who is releasing the set, was worried by some of the more controversial comments by the pair. Parker and Stone, for their part, have decided to make the commentaries available in CD form through the Comedy Central website.
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Showtime Home Entertainment will release QUEER AS FOLK: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON on February 25. The 6-disc set will feature the entire season in 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with 2.0 Dolby Surround audio. Extras will include Cast and Crew commentaries on two episodes, TV spots, character profiles, animated still gallery, a third season preview, DVD-Rom content and behind the scenes material hosted by Hal Sparks.

Facets Home Video will release the 1984 Academy Award Nominated CAMILE. This Argentinian film, based on the true story of a socialite woman and her lover, a jesuit priest, is considered a high point of Latin cinema of the 80’s. Available on VHS for some time, the film finally comes to DVD with a Spanish 5.1 DDS soundtrack, English subtitles and a Widescreen transfer. Extras will include a photo gallery, cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer. January 14.

Warner Home Video has FEARDOTCOM on deck for a January 14 release. This will be a ‘Special Edition’ release with an Anamorphic Widescreen transfer, 5.1 DDS sound and audio commentary by director William Malone. Other extras will include a “Visions of Fear: Effects of FEARDOTCOM” featurette, a still gallery, the theatrical trailer, a deleted scene and DVD-Rom material.

NBC TV stalwart WILL AND GRACE is headed to DVD from Lion’s Gate Entertainment. No details have been released, beyond Lion’s Gate’s acquisition of the DVD rights, but the show should see the inside of players some time in 2003. Stay tuned for more…

And, finally, for today, BUENA VISTA has unleashed yet another slate of releases scheduled for this coming Spring. April 8, look for AN INNOCENT MAN, BEYOND SILENCE, 4 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, TOM & VIV, THE INKWELL, MY FATHER THE HERO, SCENES FROM A MALL, THE MARRYING MAN, ZENTROPA, LIFE WITH MIKEY, LAST DANCE, PASTIME and TWO MUCH.

On May 6, look for – COSI, THE SIXTH MAN, GOD SAID HA!, A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE, TOM & HUCK, TOOTHLESS, VIBRATIONS, OPERATION DUMBO DROP, MR. & MRS. BRIDGE, SUMMER OF THE MONKEYS, A PERFECT GAME, STRAIGHT TALK, THAT DARN CAT!, ROOMMATES, the overlooked comedy OSCAR and Sci-Fi horror cult flick HARDWARE.

And, on June 3, get your wallet out and get ready for – 3 NINJAS, THE TRUCE, WHERE THE HEART IS, CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY, A STRANGER AMONG US, A LA MODE, HORSEMAN ON THE ROOF, the absolutely horrific SUPER MARIO BROTHERS and the sublime UNSTRUNG HEROES.

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