Tuesday, February 6, 2007

What titles would you like to see on DVD?

Those are getting fewer and fewer with the seeming avalanche of titles, but we can think of a couple.

How about the Beatles' "Help!" (which is available, though not domestically), and "American Hot Wax" (with Tim McIntyre)? Not to mention the "Batman" TV series.

How about you?

New titles on the way

From Universal Home Video:

2/6: The Universal Cinema Classics line launches with individual releases of "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Arabian Nights," "Going My Way" and "The Heiress."
2/6: "Hollywoodland"
2/13: "The Steve Martin Wild and Crazy Collection" with "The Jerk," "Dead Men Don't Wair Plaid" and "The Lonely Guy"
2/13: "Emergency: Season 3"
2/13: "The Tom Hanks Collection" with "The Money Pit," "The ‘Burbs" and "Dragnet"
2/20: "Alias Smith and Jones: Season One"
2/20: "Man of the Year" with Robin Williams
2/27: "Magnum, P.I.: The Complete Sixth Season"
2/27: "The Rockford Files: Season Three"
2/27: "The Return"
3/6: "Northern Exposure: Season Six"
3/6: "Let's Go To Prison"
3/6: "Private School"
3/13: "Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow"
4/24: "Harry and the Hendersons: Special Edition"
4/24: "Parenthood: Special Edition"

And a few others:
2/13: "All in the Family: The Complete Sixth Season"
2/13: "Grosse Point: The Complete Series"
2/20: "Ghandi: The 25th Anniversary Edition"
3/20: "Jag: The Third Season" (Paramount)
3/20: "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider / Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life Double Feature"
3/20: "The Wild Wild West: The Second Season"
4/17: "National Lampoon's Pucked"
4/17: "The Marsh" with Forrest Whitaker
4/17: "Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show" (with eight hours of new material) (HBO)
4/21: "Spider-Man 2.1: Extended Cut" with eight minutes of never-before-seen footage.
4/24: "Morel Orel: The Unholy Edition" (moved back a month)
4/24: "The Essential Classics Collection" from Warner Home Video, five separate box sets -- Classic Romances ("Gone with the Wind," "Casablanca," "Doctor Zhivago"); Classic Family Films ("Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory," "Goonies," "The Wizard of Oz"); Classic Dramas ("The Maltese Falcon," "Citizen Kane," "Ben Hur"); Classic Musicals ("My Fair Lady," "Singin’ in the Rain," "Gigi"); and Classic American Musicals ("The Music Man," "Meet Me in St. Louis," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"). Each will list for $30.97.
4/24: "James Cagney: The Signature Collection" (with "The Bride Came C.O.D.", "Captain of the Clouds," "The Fighting 69th," "Torrid Zone" and "The West Point Story"). $49.92 together, $19.95 separately.
5/8: "Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Eighth Season" (HBO)
5/15: "ER: The Complete Seventh Season"

"Superman" replacement disc

Here's information on getting a replacement for discs from "Superman":

Statement from Warner Home Video, November 29, 2006
To Purchasers of the “Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition”, “Superman: The Movie Four Disc Special Edition” and “The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection” – Region One Only: Bonus content was inadvertently omitted from some of the "Superman III Deluxe Editions" contained within the 14-disc "Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition."

Also, disc one of the "Superman: The Movie Four Disc Special Edition", “The Christopher Reeve Collection” and the “Superman Ultimate Collector’s Edition” inadvertently did not include the original 1978 Theatrical Dolby Digital 2.0 mix, although the disc does contain the Dolby Surround 5.1 mix. Please note that these discs are not defective; we have received no complaints regarding the playability of these discs.

Warner Home Video has taken immediate steps to correct these unintentional errors. Replacement discs can be obtained, at no cost to the consumer, by calling: 800-553-6937. Warner Home Video will provide consumers with a pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope for sending the discs they are returning to Warner Home Video. Upon receipt of the purchased discs, Warner Home Video will send replacement discs as soon as they become available, currently anticipated in mid-December 2006.

Only Region 1 discs from the “Superman III Deluxe Edition” contained within the “Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition” and disc one of “Superman: The Movie Four Disc Special Edition,” “The Christopher Reeve Superman Collection” and the “Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition” are eligible to participate in this exchange program. Warner Home Video will honor all requests for replacement discs that comply with the exchange program requirements.