Definitely a super-slow Thursday, but today Warner Bros has announced that they’ll be releasing the 2004 Jeremy Davies starring remake of Helter Skelter on October 19th. (true story of the August 1969 Tate/LaBianca murders, as chronicled in the book Helter Skelter by former Los Angeles County prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi). This coming soon disc will reportedly include the director's cut of the movie, presented in 1.77:1 anamorphic widescreen and English Dolby Digital 5.1. Its extras will include audio commentary from producer Mark Wolper and director John Gray, additional scenes with optional commentary and some Jeremy Davies rehearsal footage with optional commentary. The television movie will retail for around $19.99 once it hits DVD.
Warner’s has also announced a January 25th release date for yet another of this year’s notable television movies . . . Alan Rickman, Gabrielle Union, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mos Def’s heart-surgery bio-pick Something the Lord Made. No extra material will apparently be included on the disc of this Joseph Sargent directed drama and it will retail for around $26.99, but unless its substantially better than your average tele-film I don’t see how it could possibly be worth it.
Meanwhile, the folks over at MGM Home Entertainment have announced that they’ll be releasing of a special six-disc gift set of Sylvester Stallone's “iconic” Rocky Anthology this December 14th (just in time for the holidays) Fake boxing fans will find all-new high-definition transfers of each film – except Rocky V - and DTS surround sound tracks on Rocky and Dobly 5.1 Surround Sound on its sequels. Reportedly, the bonus laden sixth disc will among other things include an A&E Biography: "Sylvester Stallone: The Rocky Road to the Top." The set will hit shelves bearing a price of something around $69.99.
In much better news than pretty much all of the above Universal has announced that they’ll be releasing Northern Exposure: Season Twoon November 30th. All seven episodes of season two will be presented in 1.33:1 and English Dolby 2.0 Stereo and the discs will include a selection of deleted scenes and unexposed footage. This two-disc set will be setting you back around $59.99 if you’re lucky.
Lastly, Fox Home Entertainment has announced a December 14th street date for Reba: Season One. The episodes of season one will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame, English Dolby Surround and Spanish Dolby Surround.
Extras Will Include:
• audio commentary on the pilot episode by Reba McEntire, Melissa Peterman, Steve Howey, Scarlett Pomers, Mitch Holleman and executive producers Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis
• commentary on When Good Credit Goes Bad by Reba McEntire, Melissa Peterman, Scarlett Pomers, Mitch Holleman with Writer/Co-Producer Patti Carr and Writer/Co-Producer Lara Runnels
• an “On the Scene with Barbra Jean” featurette
• a “Creating Reba” featurette and outtakes.
• deleted scenes
This three-disc to-be set probably shouldn’t set you back somewhere in the region of $39.99 but then again, what the heck could I know.