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Wednesday, 20 February 2002

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AMERICAN LEGENDS (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is a 2002 compilation of animated Disney shorts, narrated by James Earl Jones and directed by Mark Henn. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include an original introduction by Walt Disney to "Johnny Appleseed." MPAA rating is G.


THE BAD NEWS BEARS (Paramount Home Entertainment) is the 1976 comedy about a kids’ baseball team, made up of misfits. Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal star; Michael Ritchie directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1978 second sequel, starring Tony Curtis and Jack Earle Haley, directed by John Berry. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1977 follow-up to the original film, starring William Devane and Jackie Earle Haley, directed by Michael Pressman. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

BLACKTOP (Warner Home Video) is a 2000 thriller, starring Meat Loaf and Kristin Davis, directed by T.J. Scott. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

BREAD AND CHOCOLATE (Hen’s Tooth Video) is director Franco Brusati’s famous comedy. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

BRITNEY SPEARS – LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS (BMG/Jive/Silvertone) is a 2001 release of the performer in concert. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles. There is no MPAA rating.

CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA (VCI/FFI) is a 1954 Western starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan, directed by Alan Dwan. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

CAVEGIRL (WEA Corporation) is a 1985 comedy starring Cynthia Thompson. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

CLASSIC ALBUMS: ELVIS PRESLEY (Eagle Eye/Pioneer) is a 2002 compilation of the King’s work. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include bonus interviews. There is no MPAA rating.

DEAD IN THE WATER (Studio Home Entertainment) is a 2001 thriller starring Henry Thomas, Dominique Swain and Scott Bairstow, directed by Gustavo Lipsztein. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Cinema) is a two-disc release director Luis Bunuel’s surreal allegorical 1972 black comedy about a strange house party. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include a 25-minute documentary on Bunuel, a 98-minute documentary on the film, Bunuel’s martini recipe and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

THE DOORS – NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE (Sony Music/Important) is a documentary on the band and the late Jim Morrison. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a discography. There is no MPAA rating.

THE DUKES OF DIXIELAND AND FRIENDS – AN EVENING OF NEW ORLEANS SYMPHONIC JAZZ (Image Entertainment) is a 1998 jazz concert. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono. There is no MPAA rating.

THE FIREMAN’S BALL (Public Media Inc.) is director Milos Forman’s 1967 political comedy. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is Czech Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include an interview with Forman and a featurette on the film transfer to DVD with director of photography Miloslav Ondricek and comments from Forman. There is no MPAA rating.

FRESH (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director Boaz Yakin’s dark 1994 drama about a young boy (Sean Nelson) who comes up with a complex plan to revenge himself on adult criminals. Giancarlo Esposito and N’Bushe Wright also star. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

GAYE, MARVIN – see MARVIN GAYE – BEHIND THE LEGEND, below.

THE GLASS SHIELD (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is director Charles Burnett’s 1995 drama about police corruption, starring Michael Boatman and Lori Petty. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

HAL KETCHUM VIDEO COLLECTION (Rhino Records) is a 2001 compilation of the country singer/songwriter’s work. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

HEARTS IN ATLANTIS (Warner Home Video) is director Scott Hicks’ 2001 adaptation of Steven King’s story about a mysterious boarder (Anthony Hopkins) who comes to live with a 12-year-old boy (Anton Yelchin) and his troubled mother (Hope Davis). Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Hicks, an interview with actor Hopkins by director Hicks and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

KETCHUM, HAL – see HAL KETCHUM VIDEO COLLECTION, above.

THE LONE RANGER (VCI/FFI) stars Clayton Moore in a 1956 version of the Masked Man’s adventures. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.
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MARVIN GAYE – BEHIND THE LEGEND (Sony Music/Important) is a documentary on the late soul singer. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. There is no MPAA rating.

McGRAW, TIM – see TIM McGRAW GREATEST VIDEO HITS, below.

MRS. WINTERBOURNE (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1996 comedy about a pregnant young woman (Ricki Lake) who is mistaken for the fiancee of a dead, wealthy young man. Shirley MacLaine and Brendan Fraser also star; Richard Benjamin directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

PANDAEMONIUM (USA Home Entertainment) stars Linus Roache and John Hannah in this 2000 drama about the friendship and rivalry between poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Wordsworth. Julien Temple directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

PETER PAN SPECIAL EDITION (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is a newly remastered and restored edition of the 1953 animated classic, based on Sir James M. Barrie’s story of the leader of Lost Boys in Neverland. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French and Spanish, THX certified, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by Walt Disney and animators Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Mark Davis, a making-of featurette, a "Peter Pan Story" featurette, a stills gallery, a "Following the Leader" singalong, a DVD storybook and a game. MPAA rating is G.

THE PRIME GIG (New Line Home Entertainment) stars Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond and Ed Harris in a drama about telemarketing scams. Gregory Mosher directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

STRAIGHT TO HELL (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director Alex Cox’s surreal 1987 Western quasi-musical, starring Sy Richardson, Joe Strummer of the Clash and Dick Rude. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include audio commentary by co-writer/director Cox and co-writer/actor Rude, a making-of featurette and a music video of the Pogues’ "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." MPAA rating is R.

TIM McGRAW – GREATEST VIDEO HITS (Rhino Records) is a 2001 compilation of the country singer/songwriter’s hits. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE TRIANGLE (York Home Video) is a 2001 made-for-TV thriller about strange doings in the Bermuda Triangle. Luke Perry, Dan Cortese, Olivia D’Abo and Dorian Harewood star; Lewis Teague directs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

VAMPIRE HUNTER D – BLOODLUST (Urban Vision Entertainment) is a 2001 animated horror feature about someone combating the undead in the far future. Yoshiaki Kawagiri directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, storyboard comparisons, merchandising campaign, trailer and TV spots. MPAA rating is R.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS (BBC Video) is a two-disc release of the 2000 documentary series about prehistoric reptiles. Aspect ratio is 1.77; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include 24 minutes of footage not shown in the U.S. version and a 50-minute making-of featurette. There is no MPAA rating.

WALKING WITH PREHISTORIC BEASTS (BBC Video) is a two-disc release of the 2001 documentary series about giant mammals that came after the dinosaurs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.







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