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Ultimate DVD #06

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Carlton's TV goodies on DVDMORE TV DVD

Thanks to the wonderful chaps at Carlton we can expect a further array of wonderful TV classics to come our way on DVD over the next few months.

The Champions, Department S, Jason King, Man in a Suitcase, The Persuaders!, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - the 1969 series - Danger Man, The Saint and Return of the Saint will all come with two hours of material per disc.

In the case of Thunderbirds, the entire 32 episodes of which will appear on eight discs. To cap it all off, The Prisoner will also be appearing on no less than four discs with five episodes on the first one and four on the subsequent three. Keep ‘em coming!

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Get your teeth into Jaws - soon...Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the DVD section of your favourite high-street store… Jaws! Steven Spielberg continues his (albeit quite late) commitment to the format by releasing his landmark shark movie on to DVD.

Following in the tradition of his first release Saving Private Ryan, Jaws comes complete with a plethora of exciting extras to calm you down after the movie’s credits have rolled.

The disc which is expected to wash up on Region 1 shores on July 11th and Region 2 on July 24th will be an anamorphic transfer replete with DD 5.1 soundtrack, and in the case of Region 1, will also be available as a DTS release as well.

Also this month

  • Star Wars - A New Hope! Will we get to see George’s epic story on DVD sooner than we thought?
  • Even more problems for the DVD based wonder-console, the Play Station 2
  • UK DVD stores push the format in a big way
  • Will you be able to watch DVDs using your CD-ROM?
  • Shipwrecking the pirates with new copyright protection
  • Yet another new format to rival DVD?
  • So where are all the DVD-ROM games then?
  • Buffy to kick some demon ass on DVD soon
  • Does a cheap player mean cheap playback?
  • Fox reveal their latest marketing strategy, and you’re not going to like it!
  • Plus, the low-down on the latest extras-filled releases...

The Wrong Side of the Tracks
The finest quotes from recent DVD commentary tracks...

“I’ve got my eye on that part [Bond]. That’s after I’ve had my hip operation”
Ambitious The World is Not Enough actor John Cleese

“Everybody was fussing about not wanting to touch the map and the guy’s butt. Finally I just ran up and said, ‘Here I’ll do it’ and I shoved it back in there. I remember Spike [Jonze] said, ‘Damn David, you’re committed’”
Three Kings director David O’Russell on filming the scene in which the ‘treasure map’ is discovered inside an Iraqi’s bottom

“This shot you just saw was actually taken from Outbreak: we borrowed one shot because we didn’t have the money to shoot the shot on our own.”
Savior’s director Peter Antonijevic on the secret of getting that perfect helicopter sequence in your movie: nick it from someone else’s.

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