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Written by Abbie Bernstein   
Thursday, 08 August 2002

ABBA – THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (Universal Music and Video) is a 2002 release on the band, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. Extras include music videos, bonus tracks, a random play option, a photo gallery and a 20-page booklet. There is no MPAA rating.


AMELIE (Miramax Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the 2001 hit about a young Parisian woman (Audrey Tautou) who finds joy in improving the lives of her friends and neighbors. Mathieu Kassovitz also stars; Jean-Pierre Jeunet directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is French DTS, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, a featurette on the cast, a featurette on actress Tautou, a question and answer session with the director, a Q&A session with the director and cast, screen tests, storyboards, home movies of the production, an interview with the director, a scrapbook and the “Garden Gnomes Travels” featurette. MPAA rating is R.

ANDROMEDA SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 (A.D. Vision) contains the first five episodes of the science-fiction series’ 2000 season, starring Kevin Sorbo and Lisa Ryder. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. Extras include commentary by actor Sorbo and producer Allan Eastman, character profiles, alternate takes, costume designs, the creation of Andromeda Ascendant, TV spots and teasers, a making-of featurette, biographies, bloopers, a timeline, prop and set conceptual drawings, a glossary and All Systems University 101. There is no MPAA rating.

BETTER OFF DEAD (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1985 comedy starring John Cusack as a young man trying to get over being dumped by his girlfriend. David Ogden Stiers also stars; Savage Steve Holland directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

THE BIG BUS (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1976 parody of disaster movies, starring Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing and John Beck, directed by James Frawley. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 5.1, restored English 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

BLACK SHEEP (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1996 comedy starring Chris Farley as the embarrassing younger brother of a political candidate (Tim Matheson). David Spade and Christine Ebersole also star; Penelope Spheeris directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format are English 5.0, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a 2001 drama about two businesswomen on an overnight trip together. Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles star; Patrick Stettner directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

BUSTA RHYMES: UNAUTHORIZED (Music Video Distribution) is a 60-minute presentation on the rap artist. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

CARNIVAL OF SOULS – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is a two-disc release of the unsettling black-and-white 1962 horror film about a woman (Candace Hilligoss) having some very odd experiences after an accident. Herk Harvey directs. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include both the original and director’s cut versions of the film, commentary by director Harvey and writer John Clifford, a retrospective making-of documentary, an essay on the Centron Corporation, excerpts from Centron films and printed interviews with Harvey, Clifford and Hilligoss. There is no MPAA rating.

A CAT IN THE BRAIN (Image Entertainment) stars director Lucio Fulci in a 1990 horror film as a version of himself plagued by terrible visions. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

CHELSEA WALLS (Lions Gate Home Entertainment) is a 2001 drama about denizens of a New York hotel. Vincent D’Onofrio and Kris Kristofferson star; Ethan Hawke directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

CLASH OF THE TITANS (Warner Home Video) is a 1981 fantasy based on Greek mythology, starring Harry Hamlin, Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith, directed by Desmond Davis. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Thai and Bahasa subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a conversation with Ray Harryhausen, a myths and monsters gallery, cast highlights and the trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

CODE UNKNOWN (Kino International) is a 2000 French thriller starring Juliette Binoche. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

COLLATERAL DAMAGE (Warner Home Video) is a 2002 action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as an L.A. firefighter turned one-man anti-terrorist squad. Andrew Davis directs. Apsect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and French 5.1, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by actor Schwarzenegger and director Davis, interviews with Schwarzenegger, Davis and the producers, a making-of featurette, additional scenes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

A CRACK IN THE FLOOR (Monarch Home Video) is a 2000 horror film starring Gary Busey, Mario Lopez and Bo Hopkins, directed by Corby Timbrook and Sean Stanek. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

CROSSROADS: SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION (Paramount Home Entertainment) is the 2002 Britney Spears vehicle about a trio of friends traveling cross-country. Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning and Anson Mount also star; Tamra Davis directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Davis, writer Shonda Rhimes and producer Ann Carli, an on-camera introduction by Spears, a making-of featurette, a featurette on the premiere, seven deleted scenes with on-camera introductions by director Davis, a fact track, two music videos, two karaoke music videos, an interactive music video editing feature, a t-shirt-making featurette, a photo gallery and trailers. MPAA rating is PG-13.

DAGON (Lion’s Gate Home Entertainment) is Stuart Gordon’s 2001 horror film based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, starring Francisco Rabal. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioining. MPAA rating is R.

THE DEFINITIVE ELVIS (25TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION) (Passport International) is an eight-disc set on the King. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; no sound format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

DEUCES WILD (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is a 2002 drama about ‘50s youth gangs in New York. Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro and Fairuza Balk star; Scott Kalvert directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

DINOTOPIA (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the 2002 miniseries about two young men who find themselves in a world where humans and dinosaurs share a civilization. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, an interview with composer Trevor Jones, storyboards, a dinosaur encyclopedia, a three-dimensional picture gallery, deleted scenes, tips for Game Boy, a maze game, dinosaur facts, trailers, Easter Eggs and DVD-ROM features. There is no MPAA rating.

DOCTOR WHO – THE ARK IN SPACE (Warner Home Video) is a 1975 installment of the venerable BBC series starring Tom Baker. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include audio commentary by actors Baker and Elisabeth Sladen and producer Philip Hinchcliffe, unused model footage, pop-up production notes, a photo gallery, an interview with Baker and designer Roger Murray-Leach, new CGI model footage, a TV spot and Easter Eggs. There is no MPAA rating.

DOCTOR WHO – THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN (Warner Home Video) is a 1975 arc in the BBC science-fiction series starring Patrick Troughton. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include audio commentary by actors Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling; making-of featurettes, pop-up notes, a photo gallery and a trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

DOGTOWN AND Z BOYS (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 documentary on the skateboard culture, narrated by Sean Penn and directed by Stacy Peralta. Aspect ratio is full-screen English 5.0, with French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary by the director and film editor, production notes, additional skate-boarding footage, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

DRAGONFLY (Universal Studios Home Video) is a 2002 supernatural thriller starring Kevin Costner as a man having strange experiences following the death of his wife. Kathy Bates also stars; Tom Shadyac directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS, English 5.1 and French 5.1, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include commentary from director Shadyac, a making-of featurette and deleted footage. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE FORSAKEN (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 movie about two young men trying to destroy vampires in the American desert. Kerr Smith, Brendan Fehn and Johnathon Schaech star; J.S. Cardone directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Cardone, two making-of featurettes, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

THE FLORENTINE (Monarch Home Video) is a 2000 thriller, starring Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore, directed by Nick Stagliano. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. MPAA rating is R.

THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (Walt Disney Home Entertainment) is a 1986 animated adventure with rodent versions of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, Spanish 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a making-of featurette, two shorts, a singalong and a scrapbook. MPAA rating is G.

GUNG HO (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1986 comedy/drama about a Japanese auto manufacturer taking over a plant in Pennsylvania. Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt and John Turturro star; Ron Howard directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

HELL’S GATE (Artisan Entertainment) is a 2001 horror film starring Patsy Kensit, Patrick Muldoon, Damian Chapa and Amy Locane, directed by John Hough. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

HIT AND RUNWAY (Ariztical Entertainment) is an agreeable 2001 comedy about two New Yorkers, one gay and one straight, who team up to write a screenplay. Michael Parducci and Peter Jacobson star; Christopher Livingston directs. No format information is available.

IN LIKE FLINT (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is the 1967 follow-up to OUR MAN FLINT, also starring James Coburn and Lee J. Cobb. Gordon Douglas directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

IN THE REALM OF PASSION (Fox Lorber) is director Nagisa Oshima’s 1978 drama about adultery and murder, starring Tatsuya Fuji. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound format is Japanese 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles. MPAA rating is R.

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (Fox Lorber) is director Nagisa Oshima’s acclaimed 1976 drama about sexual obsession starring Tatsuya Fuji and Eiko Matsuda. Two versions are available.
One has aspect ratio 1.66:1 and sound format (dubbed) English 2.0 Stereo.

The other has full-screen aspect ratio 1.33:1 and sound format Japanese 1.0, with English subtitles. Extras include production notes. MPAA rating is NC-17.

IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1982 compilation of clips from schlock movies of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Gilda Radner, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong host; Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo direct. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, with English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

THE JEFFERSONS – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the 1975 season of the sitcom starring Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

JOHN Q – INFINIFILM EDITION (New Line Home Entertainment) is a 2002 drama about a man (Denzel Washington) who takes violent action when his HMO refuses to pay for surgery to save his child’s life. Nick Cassavetes directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS, English 5.1 and English 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Cassavetes, a making-of featurette and deleted scenes. MPAA rating is PG-13.

JUDAS PRIEST – LIVE IN LONDON (Navarre Corp.) features the band in a 2001 performance. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and English 2.0 Stereo. Extras include interviews and a 25 minute performance during soundcheck. There is no MPAA rating.

KIDS IN THE HALL – BRAIN CANDY (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1996 semi-sketch/semi-plotted comedy starring the troupe, directed by Kelly Makin. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

KUNG POW: ENTER THE FIST (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2001 parody of martial arts films, starring and directed by Steve Oedekerk. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, French 5.1 and Spanish 2.0 Surround, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by Oedekerk, an alternate audio track, a featurette, foreign language clips and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

LEXX SERIES 3, VOLUME 3 (Acorn Media) contains three episodes from the 2000 season of the science-fiction series. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Stereo and French 2.0 Stereo. Extras include a making-of featurette, an interview with videomatics director Peter Gaskin, storyboards, additional scenes, production sketches and trivia. MPAA rating is PG-13.

LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (New Line Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of one of the best fantasy films ever made, director Peter Jackson’s magnificent 2001 adaptation of the first installment in J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy about the quest of nine individuals to save their world of Middle Earth. Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen star. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 5.1 EX and English 2.0 Surround, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include three making-of featurettes, 15 detail-specific featurettes with cast interviews, a 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at THE TWO TOWERS (the next film in the trilogy), Enya’s “May It Be” music video, a look at the extended four-hour version due out on DVD later this year, a game preview and DVD-ROM features. MPAA rating is PG-13. A full-screen version is also available.

MASH SEASON 2 COLLECTOR’S EDITION (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a boxed set of the 1973 season of the hit comedy/drama about the Korean War starring Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson and Loretta Swit. Aspect ratio is 1.33:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Mono, French 2.0 Stereo and Spanish 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles. There is no MPAA rating.

MEAN MACHINE (Paramount Home Entertainment) is an enjoyable 2001 English version of THE LONGEST YARD, with a crucial soccer (English football) game in a prison. Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown and David Kelly star; Barry Skolnick directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats is English 5.1, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

MODESTY BLAISE (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1966 spoof of James Bond films with a female secret agent. Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp and Dirk Bogarde star; Joseph Losey directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Stereo, English 2.0 Mono, French 2.0 Mono and German 2.0 mono, with English and Spanish subtitles. There is no MPAA rating.

NEVER CRY WOLF (Anchor Bay Entertainment) is director Carroll Ballard’s hauntingly beautiful, fact-based 1983 story of an American biologist who goes up the Arctic to study wolves. Charles Martin Smith and Brian Dennehy star. There are two aspect ratios, widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1. Sound format is English 2.0 Stereo. MPAA rating is PG.

NEW BEST FRIEND (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2001 teen thriller starring Dominique Swain and Taye Diggs, about a poor girl who joins the in crowd, with troubling consequences. Zoe Clarke-Williams directs. Aspect ratios are widescreen 1.85:1 and full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include director commentary and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

ORIGINAL SIN – UNRATED VERSION (MGM/UA Home Entertainment) is an alternate version of the R-rated 2001 sexual thriller about a 19th-century Cuban coffee farmer whose mail-order bride turns out to be something other than what he expects. Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie star; Michael Cristofer directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, French 5.1, Spanish 5.1 and Portuguese 5.1, with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by the director, a photo gallery and a music video. There is no MPAA rating on this version.

OUR MAN FLINT (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 1966 satire of James Bond movies, starring James Coburn and Lee J. Cobb. Daniel Mann directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 2.0 Mono and French 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles. Extras include the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

PARAGRAPH 175 (New Yorker Video) is a 2000 documentary about the harsh laws enacted against gays by the Nazis. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

PINERO (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) is a 2001 drama, starring Benjamin Bratt as the influential but troubled 20th-century playwright Miguel Pinero. Mandy Patinkin costars as Joseph Papp; Leon Ichaso directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include a documentary on Pinero and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

RED BEARD – CRITERION COLLECTION (Home Vision Entertainment) is director Akira Kurosawa’s acclaimed 1968 action period drama starring Toshiro Mifune. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound format is Japanese 2.0 Stereo, with English subtitles. Extras include audio commentary by Kurosawa scholar Stephen Prince, notes and the trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

RESIDENT EVIL (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 2002 horror film about flesh-eating zombies based on the game, which in turn seems inspired by George Romero’s LIVING DEAD films. Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez and James Purefoy star; Paul W.S. Anderson directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and French 5.1, with English and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by the director and cast, production notes, five making-of featurettes, Slipknot’s “My Plague” music video and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

ROBIN AND MARIAN (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a lyrical, sad retelling of the Robin Hood legend, starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn and Robert Shaw, directed by Richard Lester from a screenplay by James Goldman. The John Barry score is beautiful. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG.

ROUGH MAGIC (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a 1997 fantasy/comedy/drama about a low-rent magician’s assistant who gets mixed up in crime. Bridget Fonda and Russell Crowe star; Clare Peploe directs. No format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is PG-13.

SANFORD AND SON – THE FIRST SEASON (Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the first 13 episodes in the 1972 premiere season of the sitcom about a junk dealer (Redd Foxx) and his son (Demond Wilson). Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

THE ‘70S (Vidmark/Trimark Home Entertainment) is the 2000 miniseries drama about a period in U.S. history. Brad Rowe and Vinessa Shaw star; Peter Werner directs. No format information is available. MPAA rating is PG-13.

THE SIMPSONS – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a four-disc set of the award-winning animated series. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary on all episodes, interviews with creators James L. Brooks and Matt Groening, Bart on the American Music Awards with commentary, Do the Bartman video with optional commentary, Deep Deep Trouble video with optional commentary, Do the Bartman director’s cut with optional commentary, David Sherman on creating an episode, licensing and merchandising review, Emmy Awards presentation, three Butterfingers commercials, early drawings and Easter Eggs. There is no MPAA rating.

THE ‘60S (Vidmark/Trimark Home Entertainment) is the 1999 miniseries about the tumultuous decade in American culture. Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles and Jerry O’Connell star; Mark Piznarski directs. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Surround, with English, Spanish and French subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include filmmaker commentary, production notes, an interview with producer Lynda Obst and the trailer. MPAA rating is PG-13.

SPEED (FIVE STAR COLLECTION) (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of the 1994 action thriller about a runaway bus rigged to explode. Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper and Jeff Daniels star; Jan DeBont directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 5.1, French 5.1 and Spnaish 5.1, THX certified, with English subtitles and closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary from director DeBont, audio commentary by Mark Gordon and writer Graham Yost, five extended scenes, a featurette on locations, a featurette on stunts, a featurette on visual effects, 60 production design stills, a screenplay with 240 stills, a featurette on the bus jump, a featurette on the Metro Rail crash, multi-angle scenes with audio, multi-stream storyboards, interviews with Reeves, Bullock, Hopper, Daniels and DeBont, an HBO making-of featurette, 11 TV spots, the theatrical trailer, a Billy Idol music video, an image gallery, the press kit, production notes with 40 stills and Easter Eggs. MPAA rating is R.

SPY KIDS (Dimension Home Video) is the 2001 hyperactive action fantasy about two kids (Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara) jumping into action to rescue their secret agent parents (Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino). Alan Cumming and Tony Shalhoub also star. Robert Rodriguez directs. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround, with English and Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include two versions of the film and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – THE DIRECTOR’S EDITION (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a two-disc set of the 1982 science-fiction adventure about the crew of the Enterprise coming up against an old enemy. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Ricardo Montalban star; Nicholas Meyer directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Stereo, with English closed-captioning. Extras include the expanded director’s cut, audio commentary by director Meyer, text commentary by “Star Trek Encyclopedia” author Michael Okuda, new interviews with cast and crew, 1982 interviews with cast members, a production design featurette, a visual effects featurette, “The Star Trek Universe – A Novel Approach by Authors Julia Ecklar and Greg Cox,” storyboard archives and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

STORYTELLING (Warner Home Entertainment) is director Todd Solondz’s 2001 comedy/drama about a group of desperately unhappy people. Selma Blair and Paul Giamatti star. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available; there is English closed-captioning. MPAA rating is R.

SUPER TROOPERS (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) is a 2002 comedy about a cranky group of law enforcement officers. Jay Chanrasekhar stars and directs; Brian Cox and Daniel Von Bargen also star. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, French 5.1 and Spanish 2.0 Surround. Extras include a making-of featurette, deleted scenes with commentary, outtakes, extended scenes, an alternate ending and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is R.

TARZAN AND JANE (Disney Home Entertainment) is a 2002 sequel to the Disney musical hit, following the further adventures of the jungle protector and his mate. Aspect ratio is 1.66:1; sound formats are English 5.1 and French, with English closed-captioning. Extras include a game, an interactive story and Mandy Moore’s “Singing to the Song of Life” video. MPAA rating is G.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS – FROM TEDDY WITH LOVE (Pioneer Entertainment) is a new release from the singer. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English DTS, English 5.1 and English PCM Stereo. Extras include a featurette and interviews. There is no MPAA rating.

THEM! (Warner Home Video) is the 1954 science-fiction/horror black-and-white movie about giant ants, starring James Whitmore and Edmund Gwenn, directed by Gordon Douglas. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0, with English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Portuguese subtitles. Extras include archival effects footage, notes on big bug movies and the theatrical trailer. There is no MPAA rating.

TIME AFTER TIME (Warner Home Video) is the enchanting 1979 romantic fantasy/thriller about H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) pursuing Jack the Ripper (David Warner) from Victorian London to contemporary San Francisco. Mary Steenburgen also stars; Nicholas Meyer directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English and French (further specifications unavailable), with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese subtitltes. Extras include commentary by director Meyer and actors McDowell and Warner, cast highlights and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

TIME MACHINE (DreamWorks Home Entertainment) is a 2002 version of H.G. Wells’ seminal science-fiction novel about a turn of the century scientist (Guy Pearce) who invents a device that transports him to the far future. Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones and Samantha Mumba also star. Simon Wells directs. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1; sound formats are English DTS, English 5.1, French 5.1 and Spanish 2.0 Surround, with Spanish subtitles and English closed-captioning. Extras include audio commentary by director Wells, deleted scenes, a making-of featurette and a making-of featurette on special effects makeup. MPAA rating is PG-13.

TOP SECRET! (Paramount Home Entertainment) is a 1984 spy movie spoof written and directed by the gang behind AIRPLANE! – David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams. Val Kilmer stars. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound formats are English 5.1, English 2.0 Surround and French 2.0 Mono, with English subtitles. Extras include commentary by the filmmakers and producers Jon Davison and Hunt Lowry with moderator Fred Rubin, four alternate scenes, storyboards and the theatrical trailer. MPAA rating is PG.

2 LIVE CREW’S GREATEST HITS (Navarre Corporation) is a compilation of the band’s work. No format information is available. There is no MPAA rating.

UFO SET 1 (A&E Home Entertainment) is a four-disc set of Gerry Anderson’s 1970s science-fiction TV series starring Ed Bishop. Aspect ratio is full-screen 1.33:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono. Extras include Anderson’s commentary on the premiere episode, alternate video outtakes, a biography/filmography on Anderson and a photo gallery. There is no MPAA rating.

V—THE FINAL BATTLE (Warner Home Video) is a 1984 TV-movie about a showdown between humans and alien invaders, starring Marc Singer. Aspect ratio is 1.85:1; sound format is English 2.0 Mono, with English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Thai and Bahasa subtitles and English closed-captioning. There is no MPAA rating.

VICE ACADEMY (Moday Entertainment) stars Linnea Quigley in a 1988 sex comedy. No format information is available. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

WASH (Lions Gate Home Entertainment) is a two-disc release of the 2001 comedy starring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as two car wash workers. D.J. Poo directs. Aspect ratio is widescreen; no sound format information is available. MPAA rating is R.

WILDFLOWERS (Monarch Home Video) is a 2000 drama starring Clea DuVall and Daryl Hannah, directed by Melissa Painter. No format information is available. MPAA rating is R.







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