When in doubt (which pretty much sums up the entire concept behind our first annual No Title Day) always, and yes I do mean always, resort to a classic. What I mean by that is that Warner Bros has gone and done me a timely favor by announcing a December 7th release date for its TCM Archives: The Buster Keaton Collection. The set will include: A remastered edition of 1928’s amazingly funny The Cameraman (featuring a brand new score composed by Arthur Barnow), 1929’s Spite Marriage and lastly 1930’s Free and Easy. Each of those silent classics will be presented in its original aspect ratio with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Disc Extras Will Include:
• Introductions by Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne
• audio commentary on The Cameraman by the author of the A-Z of Silent Comedy - Glenn Mitchell
• commentary on Spite Marriage by Silent-Era film historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
• photo montages
The double-disc set will apparently retail for somewhere in the very reasonable region of $39.99.
Just for fun, Warner’s is also set to release The Cartoon Network’s hilarious Sealab 2021: The Complete Second Season on February 1st 2005. Each and every episode from season two will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame and English Dolby 2.0 Stereo Surround Sound. Reportedly, there will be little to no extra material included, but that sounds pretty darn odd to me considering what kind of DVD were talking about here. At any rate, the two-disc set will run the interested, a well worth it, $29.99.
All you Adult Swim fans out there will definitely be happy to “hear” that Warner’s has decided not to stop with the above . . . You see, they’ll also be releasing The Brak Show: Volume One on February 1st 2005. The episodes will be presented in 1.33:1 full screen and English Mono audio. Set extras will reportedly include: audio commentaries with the creators, episodic recaps and extended takes including Cartoon Planet segments. The two-disc set will be setting Space Ghost fans back right around $29.99.
Meanwhile, MGM Home Entertainment has announced a December 14th release of their “Swedish efficiency expert strikes up unlikely friendship with cranky Norwegian farmer” comedy Kitchen Stories (how cliché can you get . . . I mean, seriously)
Disc Features Will Include:
• 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
• Norwegian/Swedish DD5.1 Surround
• English subtitles
• Original Theatrical Trailer
All that non-Viking Scandinavian fun will retail for right around $29.99.
And finally, for all those who found Harold & Kumar a tad too cerebral Universal has slated Drunken Jackasses: The Quest for a December 28th release date.
You’ll find the following features onboard:
• English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
• English, French and Spanish subtitles
• The Little People - Spring Break's dynamic duo get into even more mischief and prove that sometimes small things come with big packages
• Spring Break Girls - Flash alert! These girls are ready to shot it all in the steamiest footage ever
• Confessions of a Drunken Mind - What happens in Cabo...your friends can't wait to reveal! We get all the hilarious, most embarrassing and shocking secrets from the drunken revelers
Separate R-rated and Un-rated (about 5 minutes difference) will be available for around $27.99 each.