NEWS ARCHIVE - 4th to 10th AUGUST 2008


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6th August 2008


I've added details of the following titles to the Incoming database: Robot Chicken - Star Wars (a special episode of the satirical Adult Swim series featuring Seth Green); the next release from Shameless, Aldo Lado's Who Saw Her Die?; the sequel to The Lost Boys, Lost Boys 2: The Tribe; controversial British black comedy Three and Out; acclaimed Italian drama My Brother Is An Only Child; V - The Complete Series; Eureka's Masters of Cinema release of Mad Detective (delayed from last month: now due in November); a re-mastered edition of David Lynch's cult favourite Eraserhead; and The Short Films of David Lynch.

Incidentally, you can watch a trailer for Robot Chicken: Star Wars here.

The Tattooist has been delayed from September to October the 20th.

Here are the sleeve images for the two David Lynch releases...


The BFI will celebrate their 75th birthday next month by promoting a range of seventy-five DVDs at a reduced price, and by offering special DVD box sets through three of the UK's leading retailers.

Here's the press release:

The BFI celebrates its 75th birthday with two special promotions to give film fans, seasoned collectors and newcomers alike, a unique opportunity to build their DVD libraries with the best of British and world cinema titles at a fraction of the usual price.

Seventy-five DVDs, including some of the most popular and acclaimed films from across the BFI’s prestigious and world-renowned catalogue, will be on sale at the special price of just £9.99 throughout September, a reduction of half the normal selling price.

This one-of-a-kind promotion includes Jean-Luc Godard’s Bande à part; Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Cercle rouge; Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives; Jack Clayton’s The Innocents; Luchino Visconti’s The Leopard; Jean Renoir’s La Règle du jeu; and BFI’s best-selling DVD of all time, Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai.

In addition, three of the UK’s leading retailers – Amazon, Play and Moviemail – have each chosen ten titles from the BFI catalogue to create their own exclusive celebratory 75th anniversary DVD box set. Housed in deluxe, limited edition packaging, the collections will be on sale from 1 September at the remarkable price of £75.00. At standard prices, the sets contain £200 worth of DVDs.

These exclusive packages are an ideal way to introduce family and friends to the world’s leading collection of the British and international cinema, as well as fill any gaps at a price that should not be missed.

Collecting together some of the finest works from the rich history of the moving image, each box set is a unique showcase featuring breathtaking and original works from some of the world’s most influential and acclaimed filmmakers. All films have been restored and re-mastered to the highest standards.

For the whole of September, the BFI will celebrate its 75th with a bumper programme of special events, screenings, film seasons and special offers. For more information visit

4th August 2008


Events have conspired against me in the last few days, alas, so there's no time for a News update today, for which I apologise. I will be posting again in the next couple of days though, so please check back.

The Incoming database has been barely ticking over recently, because I've been working on it virtually single-handedly. The good news is that Incoming's main contributor, Graves, will soon be back online, after being kyboshed by a catastrophic spot of computer trouble, so expect to see copious updates very soon!

Last week's Zeta Minor News can be viewed here.

Previous Zeta Minor News entries can viewed here.


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