I have a question...Is it only me, or is there an entire segment of our celebrity assaulted population unable to successfully distinguish between Ali Larter and Ali Landry? I mean, I'm reasonably aware that one is a blond and the other's a brunette and that they in no way resemble or have any relationship to one another, that one has apparently been involved in a couple of not-too-awful horror films and the other apparently has something to do with either Frito Lay or The Miss Universe Pageant or perhaps both. But, they are otherwise inseparable/indistinguishable/indivisible in mind. Follow-up question (and this one's for bonus point's people): Am I the only one who even cares? At any rate, all that above was only on my mind because Universal Home Entertainment has has announced that they'll be realsing both rated and unrated editions of Ali Landry, Patsy Kensit and Colleen Camp's direct to video comedy Who's Your Daddy on January 18th, 2005. (I'll forgo my usual spate of insults because they'd because they'd be pretty redundant after a title like that) Both editions will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 2.1. Expect to find around six minutes of additional footage on the unrated disc, but little to nothing else in the way of extras. If you're at all interested you'll be shelling out around $27.99 retail.

Next up, we've got Columbia's announcement that they've set a December 28th street date for Terence Knox and Tony Becker's (Michael Madsen, Angela Bassett and Malcolm Jamal-Warner assisted), sixteen episode, "Combat" wannabe Tour of Duty: Season Two . The four-disc set's only extras one will be a selection of trailers and it'll apparently be toting a list price of $49.99.

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Here's another question: Does anyone else remember that the series this next this next item concerns was based on a Rick Springfield top-lined tele-film called Nick Knight (which as sad as it makes me to have to admit I actually preferred to its fang-bearing love-child) Which is my really only my semi-smart-assed way of saying that Columbia Home Entertainment has also announced that Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Nigel Bennett's vampire-detective featuring Forever Knight - The Trilogy: Part Two will be released on January 4th, 2005. Each of Part Two's episodes will be presented in their original 1.33:1 full frame and English Dolby Surround Sound. Their extras will reportedly include audio commentaries on selected episodes, preview trailers and a price tag of ‘round about $59.99.

I'll refrain from asking "why" and just get right to the part where I'm telling you that Columbia has additionally announced a January 4th, 2005 release date for Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston and Holly Hunter's supposedly comedic outing Little Black Book. The so-called film will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1. No extras details were included in Columbia's announcement but it'll reportedly be retailing for something around $26.99.

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Lastly, we've got Twentieth Century Fox's announcement that their just short of wish-fulfillment "Pauly Shore fakes his own death then chronicles the reactions of a variety of celebrities" mocumentary Pauly Shore is Dead will be hitting your local shelves on January 25th, 2005. The disc will feature both full screen and anamorphic widescreen presentations and English Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. Disc extras will include audio commentary from Pauly Shore, deleted scenes hosted by Pauly and the Hilton Sisters, deleted scenes hosted by Pauly and Charlie Sheen, a Making of Featurette and the Stained Aaron Lewis Song "It's Been a While." Anyone interested will be unable to be dissuaded from shelling out about $27.99 for the privilege.

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