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Thursday, 07 March 2002

ABBA – See THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL – THE ABBA STORY, below.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES VOL. 4 (THE GREEK INTERPRETER/THE NORWOOD BUILDER) (MPI Home Video) contains two episodes of the Jeremy Brett/Edward Hardwicke series. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a photo gallery, a listing for the Sherlock and Brett Society and Paget’s drawings. There is no MPAA rating.

A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (DreamWorks Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of director Steven Spielberg’s 2001 meditative science-fiction tale, set in the near future, about a robotic child (Haley Joel Osment) who longs to be "a real boy." Jude Law and Frances O’Connor also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include over 100 minutes of behind the scenes footage, interviews and featurettes, director Spielberg discussing the development of A.I., a featurette on the ILM special effects, Stan Winston discussing creation of the robots, a featurette on sound effects and music score, storyboards, a special effects portfolio, a portrait gallery, a photo gallery and production notes. MPAA rating is PG-13.

BILLY IDOL – See VH1 STORYTELLERS – BILLY IDOL, below.

BLADE: NEW LINE PLATINUM SERIES (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 1998 horror/action film about a semi-vampire battling full-fledged bloodsuckers. Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson star; Stephen Norrington directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by actors Snipes and Dorff, writer David S. Goyer, cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, production designer Kirk M. Petrucelli and producer Peter Frankfurt, an isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham, the "La Magra" featurette with the original ending, a featurette on design, a featurette on Blade’s origins, a featurette on the different sects of vampires, pencil sketches, production designs and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

BONES – NEW LINE PLATINUM SERIES (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 2001 horror film starring Snoop Dogg, Michael T. Weiss, Clifton Powell and Pam Grier, directed by Ernest Dickerson. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound formats are English DTS ES 6.1 Surround, English Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include an audio commentary by director Dickerson, screenwriter Adam Simon and actor Dogg, deleted scenes, two making-of featurettes, two Snoop Dogg music videos and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

BROTHER CADFAEL: THE ROSE RENT (Acorn Media) is a 1994 adaptation of Ellis Peters’ mystery novel about a medieval clerical sleuth, played by Derek Jacobi. No format information is available. Extras include audio commentary by star Jacobi, a production scrapbook and materials on author Peters. There is no MPAA rating.

THE BROTHERHOOD (Ventura Distribution) is a 2000 horror film about warlocks, directed by David DeCoteau. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

BUDDY (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a fact-based 1997 comedy about a socialite (Rene Russo) who adopts a baby gorilla. Robbie Coltrane also stars. Caroline Thompson directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette. MPAA rating is PG.

CASH, JOHNNY – See JOHNNY CASH – THE ANTHOLOGY, below.

CINDERELLA II: DREAMS COME TRUE (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is a 2002 animated feature following the further adventures of the virtuous young lady who wins the hand of a prince. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French and Spanish, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include a featurette on the film’s music, a music video, a storybook, "Enchanted Castle" activity and DVD-ROM features. MPAA rating is G.

CLERKS: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Miramax Home Entertaiment) is director/writer Kevin Smith’s 1994 comedy about video and convenience store counter workers, starring Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Smith, the cast and crew, deleted scenes with introductions by the director, an alternate ending, a Soul Asylum music video and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

CLERKS – THE ANIMATED SERIES UNCENSORED (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2000 animated version of Kevin Smith’s low-budget hit about convenience store workers, made for network television but largely unseen. Brian O’Halloran reprises his live-action role voicing the main character. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include episode introductions by the characters Jay and Silent Bob, animatics, audio commentary by executive producer Kevin Smith, Scott Mosier, David Mandel, supervising producer Chris Bailey and actors O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Jason Mewes, a featurette on character development, a featurette on style, the Super Bowl TV spot, unaired episodes, deleted scenes and DVD-ROM features. There is no MPAA rating.

THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 1973 fact-based thriller about a plot to assassinate French leader Charles du Gaulle, starring Edward Fox and directed by Fred Zinnemann. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

DEF LEPPARD – HISTORIA/IN THE ROUND, IN YOUR FACE (Universal/Mercury) is a 2001 release of the metal band’s work. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish subtitles. Extras include an 11-minute interview with the band, five bonus videos and a discography. There is no MPAA rating.

DELTA FORCE ONE – THE LOST PATROL (Warner Home Video) is a 1999 war action movie, directed by Joseph Zito and starring Bentley Mitchum, Mike Norris and Gary Daniels. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

DINGO (Commercial Factors) is a 1996 Australian drama starring Colin Friels. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG.

DIVORCING JACK (Ventura Distributors) stars David Thewlis and Rachel Griffiths in a 1998 black comedy about Northern Ireland. David Caffrey directs. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE – LIVE BY REQUEST (Sony Music Video) is a 1999 release of the venerable band in concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is director Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1994 comedy about a chef and his three daughters in Taipei. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

EDTV: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 1999 comedy about a man who agrees to let his whole life be photographed for TV. Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Hurley star; Ron Howard directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Howard and writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, Jon Bon Jovi and Barenaked Ladies music videos, a reprise soundtrack presentation, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

ESTEFAN, GLORIA – See GLORIA ESTEFAN – LIVE IN ATLANTIS, below.

THE EVIL DEAD – BOOK OF THE DEAD LIMITED EDITION (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is a new release with a special cover of the 1983 low-budget horror movie that put director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell on the map. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS and English THX Surround EX, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Raimi and producer Robert Tapert, commentary by actor Campbell, a new featurette on the film’s history, a 26-minute documentary on the film’s fans, behind-the-scenes footage, a stills gallery, a 24-page booklet on the film’s home video history and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is NC-17.

THE FIELD (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1991 period drama starring Richard Harris as a stubborn, bitter Irish farmer. Sean Bean and John Hurt co-star; Jim Sheridan directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE FIGHTING KENTUCKIAN (Republic Studios) is a 1949 John Wayne Western, directed by George Waggner. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

A GLIMPSE OF HELL (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2001 made-for-television fact-based Navy action drama starring James Caan and Robert Sean Leonard, directed by Mikael Salomon. Aspect ratio is 1.78:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

GLORIA ESTEFAN – LIVE IN ATLANTIS (Sony Music Video) features the singer in concert. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English PCM Stereo. Extras include a biography, discography and photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

GOTHIC (Artisan Entertainment) is Ken Russell’s hallucinogenic 1987 film about the night Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein," in the company of her husband Percy and their friend Lord Byron. Natasha Richardson, Julian Sands and Gabriel Byrne star. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

HAIKU TUNNEL (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) stars director Josh Kornbluth in a 2001 comedy about an overwhelmed office temp worker. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director/star Kornbluth, outtakes, deleted scenes, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

HAWKINS, SOPHIE B. – See SOPHIE B. HAWKINS, below.

THE HONEYMOONERS – THE LOST EPISODES VOL. 13 (MPI Home Video) features three episodes of the famous black-and-white ‘50s series starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

THE HONEYMOONERS – THE LOST EPISODES VOL. 14 (MPI Home Video) features three episodes of the famous black-and-white ‘50s series starring Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

IDOL, BILLY – See VH1 STORYTELLERS – BILLY IDOL, below.

ILLUMINATA (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1998 drama starring and directed by John Turturro, concerning a theatrical troupe trying to stage a production. Susan Sarandon also stars. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include audio commentary by director/star Turturro and actor Amadeo Turturro, an additional scene, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

IMMORTAL (Spartan Home Entertainment) is derived from the TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

IN OLD CALIFORNIA (Republic Studios) is a black-and-white 1942 John Wayne Western, directed by William C. McGann. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE: CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is director Wong Kar-Way’s acclaimed 2001 drama about a hesitant romance, starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Maggie Cheung. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is (original language) Cantonese and Shanghai 5.0, with English subtitles. Extras include an alternate ending and deleted scenes with commentary by director Wong, a featurette on the film’s music, Wong’s documentary on the making of the film, a short by Wong, interviews with the director, a Q&A with Wong at the Cannes Film Fetival, a press conference with the actors at the Toronto Film Festival, an essay about the film’s setting, a photo gallery, electronic press kit, a 48-page booklet with a short story, essay and director’s statement and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 1996 remake of the story about a doctor turning animals into humans on a remote island. This version is particularly gonzo. Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and David Thewlis star; John Frankenheimer directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1 sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include interviews with actors Kilmer and Thewlis and special makeup creator Stan Winston, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

JAMES A. MICHENER’S TEXAS (Republic Studios) is a two-disc set of the 1994 miniseries starring Benjamin Bratt and Stacy Keach. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of director Kevin Smith’s 2001 comedy about two low-level drug dealers crashing the movie business, starring Smith and Jason Mewes, with many star cameos, including Ben Affleck. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

JOHNNY CASH – THE ANTHOLOGY (Image Entertainment) is a 2001 compilation of the country singer’s work. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a documentary and a discography. There is no MPAA rating.

THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW: THE ENTIRE FIRST SEASON (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a three-disc release of the opening series of the Emmy-winning HBO comedy about a neurotic talk show host (Garry Shandling). Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn also star. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a featurette on actor Shandling and a summary by Shandling and Washington Post writer Tom Shales. There is no MPAA rating.

THE LAST CASTLE (DreamWorks Home Entertainment) is a 2001 film about an inmate rebellion at a military prison, starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini, directed and written by Rod Lurie. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by filmmaker Lurie, nine deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, production notes, cast and crew biographies and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

THE LAST EMPEROR – DIRECTOR’S CUT (Artisan Entertainment) is a new release of the Oscar-winning 1987 fact-based film about the last imperial ruler of China, starring John Lone and Joan Chen, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE LAWNMOWER MAN: NEW LINE PLATINUM SERIES (New Line Home Entertainment) is a new release of the 1992 science-fiction thriller about a scientist (Pierce Brosnan) who tampers with the mental capacity of a handicapped man (Jeff Fahey). Brett Leonard directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Leonard and producer Gimel Everett, 12 deleted scenes, interviews with the cast, edited animation sequences with original music, storyboard comparisons, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAa rating is R.

THE LIMEY (Artisan Entertainment) is a 1999 film noir starring Terence Stamp as an English criminal seeking his daughter’s murderer in Los Angeles. Peter Fonda and Lesley Anne Warren also star; Steven Soderbergh directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Soderbergh and writer Lem Dobbs, commentary by actors Stamp and Fonda, a making-of featrette, an isolated music track, production notes, the theatrical trailer and TV spots. MPAA rating is R.

LUSH (Studio Home Entertainment) is a 2000 drama starring Campbell Scott and Laura Linney, directed by Mark Gibson. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

THE MAGICAL LEGEND OF THE LEPRECHAUNS (Hallmark Home Entertainment) is a 1999 fantasy miniseries about a war between fairies and leprechauns, starring Roger Daltrey, Randy Quaid, Whoopi Goldberg and Colm Meaney. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround,with English closed-captioning. Extras include leprechaun lore and the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (A&E Home Video) is director Alfonso Arau’s 2002 miniseries remake of Orson Welles’ film about the decline of a powerful family. The new version stars Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Madeleine Stowe, Bruce Greenwood, Gretchen Mol, Jennifer Tilly and James Cromwell. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a making-of featurette and a biography/filmography on Welles. There is no MPAA rating.

MEGGIDO – OMEGA CODE 2 (Good Times Home Video) is a 2001 film about the Antichrist attempting to bring about an apocalypse. Michael York and Michael Biehn star; Brian Trenchard-Smith directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

MICHENER, JAMES – See JAMES MICHENER’S TEXAS, below.

THE MINUS MAN (Artisan Entertainment) is director Hampton Fancher’s dreamy, disturbing thriller about a quiet, friendly serial killer (Owen Wilson). Brian Cox and Janeane Garofalo also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include serial killer biographies, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

THE MUSKETEER (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 2001 version of "The Three Musketeers" starring Justin Chambers, Mena Suvari, Tim Roth and Catherine Deneuve, directed by Peter Hyams. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras include production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE ONE – SPECIAL EDITION (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 science-fiction action film starring Jet Li as a man who has versions of himself in a multitude of different dimensions. Carla Gugino also stars; James Wong directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 2.35:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English, French, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director and crew, a making-of featurette, animatic comparisons and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

PETE TOWNSHEND – MUSIC FROM LIFEHOUSE (Image Entertainment) is a new release featuring the veteran rocker in performance. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English PCM Stereo. There is no MPAA rating.

PRIEST (Miramax Home Entertainment) is a 1995 drama about a gay Catholic priest in northern England, directed by Antonia Bird and written by Jimmy McGovern. Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson and Robert Carlyle star. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE PRIME GIG (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 2002 drama about a real estate scam, starring Vince Vaughn, Julia Ormond and Ed Harris, directed by Gregory Mosher. Aspect ratios are widescreen and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English DTS 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English Stereo Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS – SPECIAL EDITION (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) stars Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino is a 1998 action drama about a hired assassin who has a change of heart. Antoine Fuqua directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Thai subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by director Fuqua, a featurette on Chow in Hollywood, a making-of featurette, deleted scenes and an alternate ending. MPAa rating is R.

REPLICANT (Artisan Entertainment) stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michael Rooker in a 2001 science-fiction actioner about a clone created to stop a serial killer. Ringo Lam directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by actors Van Damme and Rooker, eight deleted scenes, storyboards, a photo gallery and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

RIO GRANDE (Republic Studios) is the classic 1950 black-and-white Western starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, directed by John Ford. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

SADE – LOVERS LIVE (Sony Music Video) features the singer in concert. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

SAY ANYTHING (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a sensitive 1989 teen romance starring John Cusack, Ione Skye and John Mahoney, directed and written by Cameron Crowe. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Crowe and actors Cusack and Skye, 10 deleted scenes, 13 extended scenes, five alternate scenes with commentary, a making-of featurette and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

SECRET AGENT AKA DANGER MAN SET 2 (A&E Home Video) is a two-disc boxed set of episodes of the 1961 black-and-white series starring Patrick McGoohan. No aspect ratio information is available; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include the complete U.S. version of the opening with the Johnny Rivers theme song, a biography/filmography on McGoohan and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

SECRET AGENT AKA DANGER MAN SET 3 (A&E Home Video) is a two-disc boxed set of episodes of the 1961 black-and-white series starring Patrick McGoohan. No aspect ratio information is available; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include the complete U.S. version of the opening with the Johnny Rivers theme song, a biography/filmography on McGoohan and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

SESSION 9 (USA Home Entertainment) is an excellent low-budget horror film about a hazmat team in a very creepy abandoned mental hospital. Peter Mullan and David Caruso star; Brad Anderson directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

SOPHIE B. HAWKINS – THE CREAM WILL RISE (New Video Group) is a 1998 documentary on the singer/songwriter by director Gigi Gaston. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include 26 minutes of commentary from Hawkins and Gaston, three music videos, a photo gallery and the trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

SOPHIE’S CHOICE (Artisan Entertainment) is the 1982 post-Holocaust drama starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol, directed by Alan J. Pakula. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, with Spanish subtitles. Extras include commentary by director Pakula, a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes material, production notes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

SONDHEIM – See STEPHEN SONDHEIM, below.

SOUL SURVIVORS (Artisan Entertainment) is a 2001 horror film about some teenagers who have eerie experiences after making it through a car wreck. Melissa Sagemiller, Wes Bentley and Eliza Dushku star; Stephen Carpenter directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 5.1, with English closed-captioning. Extras on this newly-edited version include deleted scenes, an audio commentary and a featurette on the music. MPAA rating is R.

SPACE 1999 SET 5 (A&E Home Video) is a two-disc release of five episodes of the 1970 science-fiction TV series starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include a photo gallery and TV spots. There is no MPAA rating.

SPACE 1999 SET 6 (A&E Home Video) is a two-disc release of six episodes of the 1970 science-fiction TV series starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono. Extras include a making-of featurette and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

STARTUP.COM (Artisan Entertainment) is an acclaimed 2001 documentary by directors Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaim about the rise and fall of an Internet company. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0, with English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary from the directors and production notes. MPAA rating is R.

STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S PUTTING IT TOGETHER – A MUSICAL REVIEW (Good Times Home Video) features performances of Sondheim’s songs by Carol Burnett, George Hearn and Bronson Pinchot. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo. Extras include an interview with Burnett, an onstage blooper and cast biographies. There is no MPAA rating.

TAPS (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1981 drama about a revolt at a military school, starring George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise and Sean Penn, directed by Harold Becker. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 4.0, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

TEASE (Warner Home Video) is a 1999 thriller starring Rosanna Arquette, Jurgen Prochnow and Michael Des Barres, directed by Dennis Berry. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

THE 10TH KINGDOM (Hallmark Home Entertainment) is a 10-part 2000 fantasy miniseries starring Kimberly Williams, Scott Cohen and Rutger Hauer. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround. Extras include a making-of featurette, character notes, production notes and an interactive game. There is no MPAA rating.

TESLA – FIVE MAN VIDEO BAND (Universal Music & Video) is a 1991 release of the group’s videos. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and English PCM Stereo. There is no MPAA rating.
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TEXAS – See JAMES MICHENER’S TEXAS, above.

TOWNSHEND, PETE – See PETE TOWNSHEND, above.

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (New Line Home Entertainment) is director David Lynch’s 1992 prequel to his TWIN PEAKS TV series. Aspect ratio is widescreen; sound formats are English DTS, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo Surround and French Dolby Digital Stereo Surround, with English and French subtitles. Extras include a 30-minute documentary on TWIN PEAKS, the theatrical trailer and DVD-ROM features. PAA rating is R.

2000-YEAR-OLD MAN (Rhino Home Video) is a 26-minute animated version, made in 1982, of Mel Brooks’ and Carl Reiner’s hilarious comedy routine. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

2010 (Warner Home Video) is a 1984 sequel to 2001, starring Roy Scheider and John Lithgow, directed by Peter Hyams. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette. MPAA rating is PG.

VA SAVOIR (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is directo Jacques Rivette’s well-regarded 2001 comedy/drama. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is (original language) French 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles. Extras include the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

VH1 STORYTELLERS – BILLY IDOL (Image Entertainment) is a 2001 release on the singer. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English DTS and English Dolby Digital 5.1. There is no MPAA rating.

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL – THE ABBA STORY (Universal Music & Video) is a 2002 documentary on the Swedish band, directed by Chris Hunt. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is Englissh 2.0 Stereo, with English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Portuguese subtitles. Extras include the trailer for the band’s musical MAMMA MIA! There is no MPAA rating.







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