Tuesday, April 19, 2005

DVD Announcements...

Warners will release the 2004 TV movie Evel Knievel on disc, with a commentary track with star George Eads and director John Badham. Of course, I'd be much more excited if this were a DVD for the 1971 version, with a commentary by George Hamilton (!), who played Evel (!!!) in that version. What I'd really like is a two disc set with Hamilton's movie and the laughriot Viva Knievel!, which starred the man himself. The scene where he hands out toys to a crippled orphan and the kid immediately starts walking (really!) would be worth the price alone.

The Thin Man set will collect all six movies in the series (the first film, a geniune classic, is available already). An extra disc will hold extras. Look for an extremely young Jimmy Stewart as a suspect in the second movie, After the Thin Man.

BCI Eclipse has announced plans to release the entire '80s cartoon run of He-Man over the next two years. (And yet there is still no Herculoids release on the horizon.) Dig this:

"Beginning this fall, BCI Eclipse will begin releasing the complete, 130-episode series in multi-disc “season” box sets, each including an abundance of extras that, altogether, will make up the most comprehensive collection of extras ever produced for a classic animation DVD series. Consulting with BCI on the project and providing extra content is Val Staples, the owner of He-Man.org, the internet's largest portal for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe fan community, the owner of MVCreations graphic design company, and the publisher of the recent Masters of the Universe comic. Producing the special features documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD: The Ultimate Guide."

The second season of Star Trek: Enterprise will hit the shelves in July with the usual gigantic assortment of extras.

In more exciting Jabootu news, Paramount has announced the release of the typically horrific Harold Robbins' adaptation The Adventurers for July.


At 8:19 AM, Blogger Gaftrhjhj said...

The George Hamilton Evel Knievel movie is available on a cheap full-screen DVD (Wal-Mart has it for a buck) from "Digiview Productions."

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Ken Begg said...

Yet I demand better! I want a two-disc special edition with commentaries and making-of documentaries and a statue of GH as EK popping a wheelie on his motorbike!


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