9th November 2006
Century Fox Home Entertainment will add Kurosawa's
Kagemusha (a.k.a. The Shadow Warrior) to its Cinema Reserve
collection on November the 27th.
The film will be presented in anamorphic
The two-disc set will feature a commentary
with Kurosawa and Stephen Prince; video interviews with executive
producers George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, and Kurosawa; Kurosawa
documentary It's Wonderful To Create (41m); Image Gallery (43m, "an
analysis of the film using Kurosawa's original paintings"); and three
trailers. The RRP is £17.99.
Eureka! has announced the next two titles
in their Masters of Cinema range: Orson Welles'
For Fake, and Claude Lanzmann's extraordinary oral history
documentary about the Holocaust,
Shoah. Both titles are due on January 22nd.
F For Fake will feature Criterion's
restored high definition-based transfer; a commentary by Bill Krohn and
Gary Graver; optional English subtitles; and a "fine" booklet! The RRP is
Shoah will be a four-disc set,
accompanied by a hundred-and-eighty page book. The set will have "new and
improved" English subtitles. The RRP is £59.99.
Here are some details about the
long-awaited Doctor Who soundtrack CD release, courtesy of Silva
- Release date is 4th December and
catalogue number is SILCD1224
- This is the First release for any of the
music including the new version of the Theme
- The two Neil Hannon songs were written
for last year's Christmas Special The Christmas Invasion (Song
For 10) and this year's Christmas Special The Runaway Bride to
be shown on Christmas Day (Love Don't Roam). Neil Hannon did not
perform the song in last year's Special but will do in this year's.
- Murray Gold's music will be selected cues
from both the Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant seasons and is a
mixture of light, ambient electronic cues and heavy, orchestral cues for
the action sequences.
- The orchestral cues are performed by the
BBC National Orchestra of Wales who are also performing much the same
music in the Children In Need Concert on 19th November. The Crouch End
Festival Chorus also feature on the CD.
- The booklet will contain detailed notes
by the composer about the cues
- The initial print run will be a
collectable limited edition containing a button badge exclusive to Silva
1. Doctor Who Theme – TV version
2. Westminster Bridge
3. The Doctor's Theme
4. Cassandra's Waltz
6. Father's Day
7. Rose In Peril
8. Boom Town Suite
9. I'm Coming To Get You!
11. Rose Defeats The Daleks
12. Clockwork TARDIS
13. Harriet Jones, Prime Minister
14. Rose's Theme
15. Song For Ten (performed by Neil Hannon)
16. The Face of Boe
18. Seeking The Doctor
19. Madame de Pompadour
20. Tooth and Claw
21. The Lone Dalek
22. New Adventures
23. Finding Jackie
24. Monster Bossa
25. The Daleks
26. The Cybermen
28. The Impossible Planet
29. Sycorax Encounter
30. Love Don't Roam (performed by Neil Hannon)
31. Doctor Who Theme – Album Version
6th November 2006
BFI will release a selection of films directed by British film
pioneer Robert W Paul on November the 20th.
Paul - The Collected Films 1895-1908 features a wide-ranging
selection of sixty-two films,
including documentary and fiction subjects, many preserved by the BFI National Archive.
Paul, who produced what is arguably the
first British narrative film, A Soldier's Courtship, in 1896 (now
lost), was also the first man to edit two scenes together. He also created
elaborate George Méliès-style fantasies, like his famous short The '?'
Motorist, in which an animated motor car drives around the rings of
Saturn (as pictured on the sleeve, left).
The collection includes one of the two
surviving films of the HMS Albion disaster, and some of the first films
shot in Spain, Portugal, Egypt and Sweden, including frontline reporting
from the Anglo-Boer War. It also includes footage from the 1896 Derby, and
coverage of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee procession. The films are
accompanied by brand new music from celebrated pianist Stephen Horne.
The disc offers commentary by film
historian Professor Ian Christie, author of the forthcoming book The
Time Traveller: Robert Paul and the Early Moving Picture Business (due
late 2007). The set will also include an illustrated booklet with an
essay, and introduction to each of the films. The RRP is £19.99.
des ombres (Army in the Shadows), Jean-Pierre Melville’s
adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s seminal wartime novel, will be released on
DVD by the BFI on November the 27th.
The disc is being mastered from a
newly-restored print (which had a theatrical release earlier this year).
It will be presented in 1.85:1 ratio, in French with English subtitles.
The disc will feature a commentary (by
Professor Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An
American in Paris); a short film from 1968 showing Melville directing
on set (4m); and an illustrated booklet including an essay by Jean-Michel
Frodon, and a contemporaneous review by Jean-Louis Comolli, both from
Cahiers du cinéma magazine. The RRP is £19.99.
Note that the BFI's forthcoming
Quay Brothers - The Short Films
DVD has been delayed again, and will now be
released on November the 20th.
More details about Pathe Distribution's
December 26th release of the thriller
Adrift are now available.
The film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic
ratio, with Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (at 448kbps), and optional English HoH
The movie is supplemented by a
twenty-minute Making of... featurette, and a trailer. The RRP is
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