Welcome to MovieWeb's daily DVD announcement column, The Daily Spin.

Everyday at 9:00AM PST we compile a list of titles which have been recently announced by the studios and have been given or rumored with a release date. Click a title below to see the full press release info attached to the release.

Enjoy and stay tuned to MovieWeb for the latest home video announcements, 9:00AM PST, on the dot, Monday through Friday.

August 9th

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz

They're off to see the Wizard! THE MUPPETS' WIZARD OF OZ is an all-new movie starring the Muppets with Kermit as the Scarecrow, Fozzie as the Lion, Gonzo as the Tin Thing, Pepe the King Prawn as Toto and Miss Piggy as all four witches. It's a madcap adventure based on the classic family tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Join the Muppets and Grammy-winner Ashanti, Queen Latifah ("Bringing Down The House," "Chicago"), Quentin Tarantino (director of "Pulp Fiction;" "Kill Bill" series), Jeffrey Tambor (TV's "Arrested Development," "The Larry Sanders Show"), David Alan Grier (TV's "Life With Bonnie"), and a cameo by Kelly Osbourne (TV's "The Osbournes") for laughs and family fun. THE MUPPETS' WIZARD OF OZ is being released as an extended version with over 20 minutes of never-beforeseen footage.

DVD Bonus Features:

- Pepe's Exclusive "Making Of" Bonus Featurette

- Outtakes and Bloopers

- Extended interview with Quentin Tarantino

Suggested retail price: $24.99 DVD, $24.99 VHS

Rated: Not yet rated. Bonus material not rated and subject to change.

DVD aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

DVD Language: English audio

The Muppet Show: Season 1

It's time to raise the curtain on The Muppet Show! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, the Swedish Chef and more, in the first season of this groundbreaking twist on the classic variety show. The first season is on DVD for the first time ever. THE MUPPET SHOW SEASON ONE contains all 24 episodes, completely restored and remastered. Come discover for yourself the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational pleasures of THE MUPPET SHOW SEASON ONE, available on DVD in a 4-disc DVD set.

The first season of the Muppet's groundbreaking show features guest stars Joel Grey, Connie Stevens, Ruth Buzzi, Rita Moreno, Jim Nabors, Florence Henderson, Harvey Korman, Lena Horne, Peter Ustinov, Sandy Duncan, Candice Bergen, Ben Vereen, Phyllis Diller, Vincent Price, Valerie Harper, Ethel Merman, and more.

DVD Bonus Features:

- Jim Henson's original "pitch reel" The reel that propelled the Muppets' blend of original songs, sketch comedy and guest stars into a primetime hit for all ages.

- Muppet Morsels

- Original Pilot

- Season One Promotional Gag Reel

- Collectible Packaging – With A Fun, Furry Touch

Suggested retail price: $39.99 (Four-disc DVD)

Rated: Not yet rated. Bonus material not rated and subject to change.

DVD aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3

DVD Sound: 2.0 Mono

DVD Language: English audio

September 6th

Power Rangers S.P.D. - Stakeout Vol. 2 / Wired Vol.3

Coming to DVD and video for the first time, the ever-popular Power Rangers present more action-packed adventure with POWER RANGERS S.P.D. STAKEOUT (Vol. 2) and WIRED (Vol. 3), available to own on September 6, 2005 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. A top boys franchise promoting teamwork and friendship, "Power Rangers" is watched by millions of boys every month on ABC Family, Toon Disney and ABC Kids. Available on DVD and VHS for $19.99 (S.R.P.).

On DVD, both POWER RANGERS S.P.D. STAKEOUT (Vol. 2) and WIRED (Vol. 3) have the exciting new bonus features "The Power Rangers Want You" featurette and the Delta Squad Runner Virtual Simulator.

STAKEOUT (Vol. 2)

Our heroes find themselves up to their zords in the dirt of intergalactic wrongdoers – and the A-squad is officially Missing In Action. More than ever it's teamwork that will pull them through, as Bridge must use intuition to stop an alien bank robber, Z befriends a young misfit with special teleportation powers, and all the Power Rangers join in a riotous race against crime. The bad boys are turning everyone into living dolls! Even the mystery of their history comes to light, as strangers, suspicions, and stakeouts test the powerful talents of Space Patrol Delta to the max.

WIRED (Vol. 3)

Don't miss an all-out alien search and destroy mission that turns things grim as Emperor Gruumm goes for Commander Cruger once and for all. Never before have the Power Rangers had to rely so much on their special might, unity, and training to stay wired in the battle against evil. Old enemies arise and new powers surprise as S.P.D. defends Earth from a seismic catastrophe, a secret supernatural stone, and demons from the past. It's Megazord madness and a thrill-a-minute as the rise and fall of the universe hangs by a thread.

Written in Blood

Dimension Home Video presents WRITTEN IN BLOOD, a crime thriller starring Michael T. Weiss (TV's "The Pretender") and Peter Coyote ("Northfork," "Erin Brockovich"), on DVD September 6.

When Detective Matthew Ransom's (Michael T. Weiss) partner John Traveller (Peter Coyote) is convicted of murder, Ransom tries to find out what really happened. But the only clues he uncovers are baffling, including a name that is written in blood. Ransom finds himself drawn to his partner's daughter Jude (Maureen Flannigan, TV's "Seventh Heaven"), but when more murders occur, Ransom must include Jude as a suspect. WRITTEN IN BLOOD also stars Steve Rankin ("Pearl Harbor"), Dan Gauthier (TV's "Melrose Place") and Gwen McGee. Written by David Keith Miller and John Terlesky. Directed by John Terlesky.

Paris is Burning

Miramax Home Entertainment presents PARIS IS BURNING, a fascinating and lively documentary on Harlem drag balls, thrown by predominantly inner city AfricanAmerican and Latino gay men in the 1980's. The film features unique footage of the wild pageants as well as compelling interviews with ball participants who describe their backgrounds and dreams. A oneof-a-kind look at the surprising complexities of an elaborate subculture, PARIS IS BURNING has won 11 awards at international and domestic film festivals. The title is taken from one of the larger drag balls, also titled ‘Paris Is Burning,' hosted by Paris Dupree. Directed by Jennie Livingston.

DVD bonus materials:

- Outtakes with optional filmmaker commentary

- Feature commentary with the filmmakers

- Director's photo gallery

Suggested retail price: $29.99

Rated: "R" For Sexual Content and Language. Bonus materials not rated and subject to change.

Feature running time: Approximately 71 minutes

DVD aspect ratio: 1.66:1 enhanced for 16x9 screens

DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 2.0 Surround Sound

Language: English audio; Spanish subtitles

Haven

In the tradition of "Schindler's List" and "The Diary of Anne Frank" comes HAVEN, the courageous, heart-warming true story of American journalist Ruth Gruber and her rescue of 1,000 Jewish refugees from Europe. In the early days of America's involvement in World War II, Ruth Gruber (Natasha Richardson) is a reporter who has been giving particular attention to a recent story: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in violation of the United States policies of the day, has announced he will grant asylum in America to 982 European refugees from Nazi labor camps. But someone needs to escort the prisoners to the U.S.; Gruber, of European ancestry and Jewish faith, volunteers over the objections of her parents (Anne Bancroft and Martin Landau). Gruber bravely battles against both bureaucracy and prejudice to win both dignity and fair treatment for the new settlers. HAVEN is available on DVD on September 6 for $29.99 (S.R.P.) from Miramax Home Entertainment.

HAVEN stars Natasha Richardson ("Maid In Manhattan," "Waking Up In Reno"), Anne Bancroft ("How To Make An American Quilt," "The Graduate," Academy-Award® winner Best Actress "The Miracle Worker" 1963), Martin Landau ("Hollywood Homicide," Academy-Award® winner Best Supporting Actor, "Ed Wood" 1994), William L. Petersen (TV's "CSI"), Hal Holbrook ("Men of Honor"), Colm Feore ("The Chronicles of Riddick"). Written by Suzette Couture. Directed by John Gray.

Suggested retail price: $29.99

Rated: Not yet rated

Feature running time: Approximately 180 minutes

DVD aspect ratio: 1.78:1 enhanced for 16x9 screens

DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 2.0 Surround Sound

Language: English audio; French audio

Den of Lions

Miramax Home Entertainment presents DEN OF LIONS, the exciting story of espionage and organized crime starring Stephen Dorff ("Blade," "Cold Creek Manor"), and Bob Hoskins ("Unleashed;" Academy Award® nominated Best Actor "Mona Lisa" 1987), on DVD September 6. Available for $29.99 (S.R.P.).

Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD)

Rated: "R" For Violence, Language and Sexuality/Nudity

Feature running time: Approximately 103 minutes

DVD aspect ratio: 1.85:1 enhanced for 16x9 screens

DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Language: English audio; French and Spanish subtitles

September 13th

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Frasier: The Complete Sixth Season

Nothing much is know at the moment except that the set will contain all 23 episodes and be available on September 13th.

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