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
Brother Is An Only Child;
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
Short Films of David Lynch.
Incidentally, you can watch a trailer for
Robot Chicken: Star Wars
Tattooist has been delayed from September to October the 20th.
Here are the sleeve images for the two
David Lynch releases...
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
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
ZETA MINOR NEWS
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