Today's Edition by: By Dirk Archer
For anyone out there unwilling to live another moment without watching a pair of gone-bad Teddy Ruxpin cousin’s artificially inseminate Jennifer Tilly, the folks over at Universal Home Entertainment have announced three separate editions of Seed of Chucky —a full screen theatrical cut and an unrated cut that’ll be available in both full screen and widescreen. The film itself will purportedly be presented in English Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles and (hey, does anyone else remember that the first Child’s Play was actually a pretty cool flick from Fright Night director Tom Holland?) Disc Extras will include a “Conceiving The Seed of Chucky” feature that will undoubtedly take an unnecessarily long look at two decades worth of miniature knife-wielding-doll films, audio commentary from director Don Mancini and the aforementioned leading lady, Jennifer Tilly's video diary from The Tonight Show, a “Family Hell-iday Slide Show” in which the Chucky family hosts the first viewing of their exploits through Paris, New York and Hollywood, something called “FuZion Up Close with the Seed of Chucky” and a “Heeeeeere's Chucky!” in-depth Chucky interview including his early screen tests, deleted scenes too hilarious and as much more as anyone could bear. All three versions will be hitting shelves on April 12th carrying price-tags of $29.99.
Kojak: Season One
Because they know that coming up with DVD column titles is rough work, Universal has also announced that the Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer and Kevin James Dobson starring TV classic Kojak: Season One will be back on the street as of March 8th. All twenty-two original episodes will be presented in their original lollypop suckin’ 1.33:1 full frame with English Dolby Digital 2.0 and English, French and Spanish subtitles. For reasons that defy reason the release will apparently arrive sans extras but the three-disc set will still set TV Land aficionados back somewhere around $39.99.
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Second Season
Meanwhile, the guys over at Warner’s have made me a much, much, happier young man by finally settling on a March 15th arrival date for the perfection that is Peta Wilson’s cool as all hell La Femme Nikita: The Complete Second Season (it was originally slated for a July '04 street then pulled over a music rights dust up by the way) Of course, all 22 year-two episodes will be included – or else they wouldn’t be able to call it a complete season now would they.
Set Features Will Include:
• 1.33:1 Full Screen Presentation
• English Dolby Surround Stereo with English, French and Spanish subtitles
• Additional Scenes with introductions by director John Cassar
• Audio Commentary on selected episodes
• A Gag Reel
If you’re willing to assume that everything’ll work out this time around, expect the box to run you something in the area of $99.99.
Last but not least, we’ve got Fox Home Entertainment’s official announcement that March 15th will at long last mark the arrival of Otto Preminger’s Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Vincent Price starring film noir masterpiece Laura. Said absolute classic will reportedly be presented in its original 1.33:1 full frame with English Stereo, English Mono and Spanish Mono Audio. Disc extras will include audio commentary from David Raskin and Janine Basinger, a second commentary offered up by film historian Rudy Behlmer, the A&E Biographies of both the exquisite Jean Tierney and Vincent Price, a Restoration Comparison, a Movie Tone News short, a still gallery and a set Film Noir Wave 1 Trailers . . . All for the paltry sum of $14.99. What more could a film geek ask for?