26th September 2000
Further to yesterday's news regarding the release of The Lost World and
Jurassic Park. DVD Angle have given the DTS versions of these releases a
complete pasting, noting that it's sound is not as good as the Dolby
Digital version. Now I'm all for a choice of sound formats on DVD as
long as they don't remove something to compensate. So it's good to see
that we in Region 4 will be getting the superior Dolby Digital versions
with all the features. Click here
to read DVD Angle's
review of Jurassic Park DTS and to read The Lost World DTS review, click
to send hate mail :-]
Yes you read right, it's my 150th review and Sleepy
Hollow gets that honor. Great disc, great movie.
25th September 2000
With only a few weeks until the Dinosaurs from Jurassic Park are
released onto DVD, the Jurassic Park web site is now live. To view it
It's also interesting to note that the cover artwork has not changed
much from the R1 artwork which is a pity as they don't look all that
Just one older review for today. Batman
22nd September 2000
Although the features for the upcoming Region 4 release of Gladiator
have not yet been confirmed, DreamWorks have put out a press release
outlining the discs features. Hopefully all the special features will
make it onto our release here in Australia. Those special features
Audio commentary with
Deleted scenes with
Ridley Scott commentary.
Chest" of footage cut to music by Pietro Scalia.
notes, Biographies, Stills gallery, Production diary &
trailers and television spots.
Dolby Digital 5.1 EX
and DTS ES Audio
To read the official press
release, point your browsers here.
18th September 2000
Although it has not been confirmed as yet I have heard that Roadshow
Entertainment will be releasing their back catalog titles for $19.95. I
do not know what titles are being included in this pricing as yet.
Columbia/Tri-Star will be releasing Gladiator
on DVD in December, most notably is the fact that it will contain
both Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as a DTS 5.1 soundtrack, certainly
a lot of people here in Australia will be happy. Hopefully it will be a
trend that other distributor's will follow. There are also press
releases for Columbia's November
horror titles and standard
releases also. The press releases section has been updated.
Only one new review for today. Madonna's new DVD single Music.
15th September 2000
Well the Olympics are finally here and we get the see the athletes strut
there stuff. There is also a DVD that has also had the chance to strut
itself as well. Here for you delectation is my review of Men
In Black: Limited Edition. I have also had the chance to go back a
do a retrospective review of Batman.
It's plain to see that we have come far since DVD was launched.
11th September 2000
I have finally completed my review of the R1 edition of Terminator
2: The Ultimate Edition. It's a sensational disc and it's a shame
that probably won't be released in R4.
5th September 2000
I'm looking at the final
few extras from the long awaited T2: Ultimate Edition DVD when I get a
knock at the door. It's the courier with my brand new MIB: Limited
Edition set. So now I don't have 1 huge review to bring you, now it's
2!!!!! No rest for the wicked. Look for them really soon.
FYI The Madonna Music DVD Single has been delayed yet again the new
release date is September 19th. Pre-Order from Video
Prior to watching T2:Ultimate Edition , I watched new R4 release The
Thin Red Line. What a good disc.
3rd September 2000
On the Region 4 front I have reviewed the first of the James Bond movies
Dr. No. On the Region 1 front I have
reviewed the sensational 2 disc set The
Abyss: Special Edition.