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STRANGERS FROM NETWORK
will release the second season of STRANGERS as a web exclusive.
The two-disc set should be available from 13th March and feature
all five episodes, the first time that these episodes have been
available since their first transmission.
JADE: SEASON ONE - PART TWO
will be released as a three-disc set on 3rd March. Charlie Jade
is a science fiction television drama set in Cape Town, South
Africa, in three parallel universes named Alpha, Beta amd Gamma
(or Alphaverse, Betaverse and Gammaverse). The series revolves
around Charlie Jade, a private detective from Alpha.
RAY HARRYHAUSEN BOXSET
will be released as a six-disc set on 3rd March. Three of the animator's
films will be featured - 20 Million Miles To Earth, Earth Vs. The Flying
Saucers and It Came From Beneath The Sea - each supported by a disc
short films THE
LONDON NOBODY KNOWS
(1967) and LES
BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE
(1969) are released on 3rd March on a single disc. The London
Nobody Knows is a guided walking tour around some arcane bits
of London in 1967 narrated by James Mason. Les Bicyclettes is
swinging 60s musical love story directed by Douglas Hickox and
stars Judy Huxtable and Anthony May.
1981 thriller ROAD
starring Stacey Keach and Jamie Lee Curtis under the direction
of Richard Franklin, will be released on 3rd March.
2002 TV film BLOODY
directed by Paul Greengrass and starring James Nesbitt, the film
tells the story of 30th January 1972, when British Soldiers shot
dead 13 unarmed civilians taking part in an anti-internment civil
rights in march in Derry, Northern Ireland. This event was a major
turning point in the history of the Irish troubles, catapulting
the conflict into a civil war, driving many young men into the
IRA and fuelling a 25-year cycle of violence. The film is released
on 3rd March.
Niccol's 1997 science fiction film GATTACA,
starring Uma Thurman, Jude Law and Ethan Hawke, will be granted
a special edition release on 3rd March. Extras will include deleted
scenes, Substance Test outtake and retrospective featurette Welcome
STORIES: SERIES TWO
will be released on 3rd March.
CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL: SERIES FIVE
is due on 3rd March.
The Channel 5 documentary series PAUL
MERTON IN CHINA
is issued on 3rd March.
FIVE-O: SEASON THREE
hits retailers on 3rd March. The same date also sees the release of
FUGITIVE: SEASON ONE PART ONE.
one half of Grindhouse, will be released as a two-disc edition
on 10th March. Extras include commentary with Robert Rodriguez,
10 Minute Film School, The Badass Babes of Planet Terror, Casting
Rebel, The Guys of Planet Terror, Sickos, Bullets, And Explosions:
The Stunts Of Planet Terror and The Friend, The Doctor, And The
Real Estate Agent.
Network will release CHILDREN'S
WARD: SERIES ONE
on 3rd March as a two-disc set. On the same date the company will also
COURT: VOLUME TWO.
FIVE DOCTORS: SPECIAL EDITION
will be released on 3rd March. Extras include two audio commentaries,
two documentaries, isolated music score, raw studio footage, production
notes, photo gallery and original Radio Times billings. The release
will come complete with the original transmitted version as well
as the special extended edition.
complete BBC comedy series HIPPIES
will be released on 10th March. All six episodes will be included
alongside audio commentaries by writer Arthur Mathews, Hippy Invasion
1970 archive footage from the notorious edition of the
David Frost Show and photo gallery.
Four adaptations of Ian Rankine's REBUS starring Ken Stott will
be released as a four-disc set on 10th March.
rather well done BBC version of OLIVER
transmitted during the run up to Christmas, will be released on
10th March. All five episodes are included
as well as an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of
MOST HORRID: SERIES ONE
will see a release on 10th March. All six episodes of he first
season are included alongside audio commentaries by Dawn French
and writers Ian Hislop, Nick Newman and writer James Hendrie.
SOUP: SERIES TWO
is released on 10th March. A boxset of seasons one and two will also
be available on the same date.
ROAD: SERIES TWO
will be released by 2 Entertain as a three-disc set on 10th March.
Extras include an interview with Steph Haycock
and a video diary with Mika.
10th March will see the release of the Doctor Who Christmas special
VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED.
SERIES TWO will rampage into
retailers from 17th March. All seven episodes will be included
along with Through The Anomaly - a behind the scenes look at the
making of the programme. A boxset of seasons 1 and 2 will be released
on the same date.
1972 British film version of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND,
starring Fiona Fullerton as Alice, whill be released on 17th March.
The film has been remastered in the original scope and will be
accompanied by a 16 page booklet.
ITV drama THE
featuring the story of a new King of England and descibed by the Radio
Times as "like dynasty without the bleak realism", will be
released on 17th March.
TWO RONNIES: SERIES THREE will be released on 17th March.
will also be released on 17th March. Included on the disc is an
interview with Ronnie Corbett.
ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT
will be released on 17th March.
will release SMUGGLER:
THE COMPLETE SERIES
on 24th March. The two-disc set will feature
all episodes backed up with a merchandise gallery and pdfs.
ITV sitcom BENIDORM
was heading for a shiny disc release on 25th February. It's now
been bumped to 24th March.
will be releasing
THE MORECAMBE AND WISE SHOW: THE THAMES YEARS
on 24th March. The two-disc set will feature
all six episodes of their duo's first Thames series from 1980
and their first four specials produced for Thames.
Network will release ESPIONAGE:
on 24th March as a six-disc set. The same day will also see Network
THE MICHAEL POWELL EPISODES.
Fabulous Films will release the cult 80s cartoon THE MYSTERIOUS CITIES
OF GOLD on 24th March. Extras are still to be confirmed but expect
to see some of the folloowing being included; dubbing cast interviews,
interviews with the series creators and music composer, singalongs,
storyboards, concept designs, cast and crew biographies, deleted scenes
It's toss and it's modern. It's MODERN
TOSS: SERIES TWO
released on 24th March.
ADVENTURES OF YOUNG INDIANA JONES: VOLUME TWO
will be released on 24th March.
The comedy I'M WITH STUPID, which was scheduled for a release
towards the end of 2007, is now aiming for a release on 31st March.
airing on BBC during February, will enjoy a lease of life on shiny
disc on 31st March.
WILD PALMS: THE COMPLETE SERIES will be released on 31st March.
starring Kevin Whatley as the titular detecive spun off from Inspector
Morse, will be released on 31st March.
the disappointing follow up to Donnie Darko, will be released
on 31st March. Extras are limited with only
a thirty minute making of featurette included.
New Zealand comedy horror film BLACK
will be released on 31st March. Written and directed by Jonathan
King the film will be backed up with an audio commentary by the
director, Making Of documentary, deleted scenes and blooper reels.
Network are planning to release THIS
SPORTING LIFE: SPECIAL EDITION
on 31st March. No details of extras have been confirmed yet.
Network are planning to release STRANGERS:
on 31st March along with an individual release for RETURN
TO TREASURE ISLAND
on the same date.
will be issued on 31st March. Another classic TV detective also enjoys
a DVD release on the same date with MAGNUM:
available from 31st March as well.
SEA QUEST DSV: SEASON TWO swims into retailers on 31sth March.
TITTY BANG BANG: SEASON TWO will be released on 31st March.
CHINESE DETECTIVE: SERIES TWO will be released on 7th April courtesy
of 2 Entertain. The same date will see Network release THE GENTLE
TOUCH: SERIES TWO as a three-disc set.
The 1978 BBC series LAW AND ORDER will be released on 7th April.
Also included on the release is a making of featurette.
Recent BBC period drama LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD will be released
on 7th April.
Network will release the seminal ITV adaptation of Alan Garner's THE
OWL SERVICE on 7th April. All eight episodes will be available on
a two-disc set. The same day will see Network also release THE ADVENTURES
OF BLACK BEAUTY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SERIES as a four-disc set.
plan to issue DEPARTMENT S: THE COMPLETE SERIES SPECIAL EDITION
on 7th April. The eight-disc set will see the first time the series
has been released in its entirety in the UK as well as a host
of special features still to be confirmed.
WAR: SERIES FIVE
will be released by Acorn on 7th April.
1976 BBC adaptation of OUR MUTUAL FRIEND will be released
by Acorn Media on 7th April.
JONATHAN MEADES ABROAD COLLECTION
will be released on 7th April.
IRONSIDE: SEASON ONE
is being lined up for a release on 14th April.
FOLLYFOOT: SERIES TWO will be released on 14th April by Network.
The same date will also see the company issue CROWN COURT: VOLUME
ENEMY AT THE DOOR: SERIES ONE will be released alongside SERIES
TWO on 14th April by Network. The same date will also see Network
release individual sets of HADLEIGH: SERIES ONE and TWO.
The Peter Davison era Doctor Who adventure BLACK ORCHID is due
for release on 14th April. Extras include a commentary with Davison
and Sarah Sutton, locations featurette, photo gallery, deleted scenes,
restorarion featurette and Stripped For Action - The Peter Davison comic
DAYS OF NIGHT,
a vampire film that gives a fresh spin to the genre and one of
the better comic strip adaptations of recent, will be issued on
14th April as a special two-disc edition.
Included with the release will a special 30 Days Of Night graphic
novel, audio commentary, several featurettes - Pre-Production,
Building Barrow, The Vampire, The Cast, The Look, Night Shoots
and Stunts. Also released on the same day is 30 DAYS OF NIGHT:
BLOOD TRAILS. This will contain 7 episodes based on the New
Orleans storyline from the original 30 Days of Night graphic novel.
Also included is a behind-the-scenes section featuring an introduction,
plus interviews with 30 Days creator Steve Niles, writer and co-producer
Ben Ketai, make-up effects artist Kelly Golden, and interviews
with the cast.
Acorn will release SUTHERLAND'S
on shiny disc on 14th April as a three-disc set. The same date
will also see the same company release the mini-series RHODES
starring Martin Shaw.
HOLBY BLUE: SERIES ONE will be released on 21st April.
Freemantle will release ABSOLUTELY: THE COMPLETE SERIES on 21st
April as an eight-disc set. Extras are yet to be confirmed.
SKINS: SERIES TWO is released on the 21st April.
SEASON FOUR will be released on 28th April.
Extras include a two-part featurette - The Hard Way - which will feature
almost 40 minutes of behind the scenes action on location with the cast
and crew in Los Angeles.
The seminal John Carpenter directed film ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 will
be granted a special edition DVD release on 28th April. Extras will
include commentary by Carpenter, Video Q&A with John Carpenter and
star Austin Stoker at the American Cinematheque 2002, isolated music
score, production history featurette, radio spots and original theatrical
David Fincher's masterful thriller ZODIAC will be granted a two-disc
Director's Cut edition for release on 28th April. Extras have yet to
Tom Baker era DOCTOR WHO adventure THE INVASION OF TIME
is currently scheduled to be released on 5th May.
HAWAII FIVE-O: SERIES THREE will hit the streets on 5th May.
RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY: SERIES FIVE is to be released on 5th May.
UP THE ELEPHANT AND ROUND THE CASTLE COMPLETE SERIES BOXSET is issued
on 5th May.
THE BIONIC WOMAN: SERIES ONE (not the
original series, but the recent remake) will be released on 12th May.
2 Entertain will release THE RISE AND FALL OF REGINALD PERRIN
on 12th May. The same date will also see 2 Entertain release JUST
GOOD FRIENDS: SERIES ONE and JUST GOOD FRIENDS: SERIES TWO
as separate sets.
Acorn issues the Peter Davison starring CAMPION:
THE COMPLETE SERIES
on 12th May.
The Life On Mars sequel ASHES
will be released on 12th May following transmission on BBC 1.
SLIDERS: SEASON FOUR
will be available from 19th May.
O LUCK MAN: SPECIAL EDITION will enjoy a UK release on 19th May.
SHOW: SERIES FIVE
is unleashed on the public on 19th May.
SERIES TWO is currently scheduled for
a boxset released on 2nd June.
Tom Baker era DOCTOR WHO adventure THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS
is currently on target for a release on 2nd June.
QI: SERIES THREE is issued on 9th June.
BBC comedy drama MURDER
starring Anton Rodgers, will be released on 9th June by Acorn Video.
not yet being broadcast on television yet DOCTOR WHO: SERIES FOUR
has been scheduled for a DVD release on 4th August.
Freemantle will release RUMPOLE OF THE BAILEY: SERIES SIX on
will release NEW TRICKS: SEASON FOUR on 8th September.
Due on the 8th September is JUST GOOD FRIENDS: SERIES THREE.
This release will also include the 1986 Christmas special.
NB: Release are liable to change at
short notice often beyond the control of releasing companies.
LOVEBOAT: SEASON ONE - VOLUME ONE will be released on 4th March
as a three-disc set.
Home Entertainment will release three Fox Film Noir titles on
11th March. Each of the Film Noir DVDs comes fully restored and
remastered, with film historian audio commentaries, poster art,
still galleries, theatrical trailers, interactive pressbook galleries
BLACK WIDOW has a chat track by historian Alan K. Rode, Ginger
Rogers at Twentieth Century Fox featurette, ene Tierney: Final
Curtain for a Noir Icon featurette, trailer, interactive pressbook
and poster, stills and behind the scenes galleries.
DAISY KENYON has a commentary with historian Foster Hirsch,
From Journeyman to Artist: Otto Preminger at Twentieth Century
Fox featurette, Life in the Shadows: The Making of Daisy Kenyon,
trailer, interactive pressbook and poster, stills and behind the
DANGEROUS CROSSING features commentary by historian Aubrey
Solomon, Peril at Sea: Charting a Dangerous Crossing, trailer,
interactive pressbook and poster, stills and behind the scenes
three-part miniseries TIN MAN (a reqorking of Wizard of
Oz) will be released as a two-disc set on 11th March. Extras will
include a thirty-minute making of featurette, Beyond The Brick
Road featurette, cast interviews, gag reel and more.
will release THE BIONIC WOMAN: VOLUME ONE on 18th March.
The modern remake of the classic series stars Michelle Ryan, Miguel
Ferrer, Molly Price, Will Yun Lee and Lucy Hale. This two-disc
set fatures all eight episodes of the first season. Extras include
commentary on the pilot episode with executive producer David
Eick, The Making of the Car Crash, Real Life Bionics, The Stunts
and character profiles.
Richard Kelly's mystifying and over-complex follow-up film to
Donnie Dark, SOUTHLAND TALES, will be released on disc
on 18th March. Extras include USIDent TV: Surveilling the Southland
featurette and This Is The Way The World Ends animated short.
Stephen King adaptation THE MIST will be issued on DVD
on 25th March. The disc will feature both a widescreen and a special
black and white version of the film, commentary by director/writer
Frank Darabont, deleted scenes and featurettes; there will also
be a single-disc version with some of those extras.
will issue THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN: 20th ANNIVERSARY
EDITION on 8th April. The two-disc set will contain numerous
extras including audio commentary with Terry Gilliam & co-writer/actor
Charles McKeown, The Madness and Misadventures of Munchausen -
An all new 3 part documentary on the making of the film, deleted
scenes and Storyboard Sequences with all-new vocal performances
by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown.
Century Fox will release ALIEN NATION: THE ULTIMATE MOVIE COLLECTION
on 15th April. This set will collect together all five Alien Nation
TV movies with oodles of extras. Each film will be accompanied
by an audio commentary by Kenneth Johnson as well as a variety
of image galleries, behind the scenes featurettes, concept art,
storyboards and cast reunions.
Home Entertainment will release 24: SEASON ONE SPECIAL EDITION
on 20th May. The seven-disc set will contain over twenty-five
deleted scenes, Kiefer Sutherland introduction, five extended
episodes, Genesis of 24 documentary, alternate season finale,
commentaries on the first and last episodes, online short films
and much more!