Archive for November, 2004
Egads. This is probably the second biggest DVD release compared to the original material, next to the Lord of the Rings trilogy – The Ultimate Matrix Collection. This is 10 DVDs – one each for the three movies, one each for the Revisited featurette collections, The Animatrix, and three more disks full of goodies – and it hits the streets on December 7th with an MSRP of $79.92 (pre-order now from Amazon.com for 30% discount). It’s a whopping 35 hours of extras. A perfect Christmas gift for the Neo or Trinity in your life. I like the look of the special gift set, also available for pre-order, with cool plastic case and a Neo bust.
A Trailer for the The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King Extended Edition is now online at the official web site. Get a glimpse of the 50 minutes of extra footage included in the new edition, including the confrontation with Saruman, The Mouth of Sauron, and more.
Serenity, the feature film continuation of the series Firefly, as been pushed back from a April to September 2005 release, according to creator Joss Whedon. Why? Too many movies aimed at the same audience at the same time.
I’ve updated the SF TV Store with a number of items. Notables are the complete seasons of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and the next two Doctor Who releases: “The Green Death” and The Visitation”. Could the Beeb be any slower? Two episodes in six months?
We’ve seen it before, but now its official – Disney is actively moving ahead with Toy Story 3, without Pixar. They are setting up a digital animation shop in Glendale, CA – down the road from CGI rivals DreamWorks. Couldn’t they have ressurected some of the facilities in Orlando, so that Disney/MGM Studios at least has some semblance to an active facility?
The SCI FI Channel announced today that is has signed up both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis for an additional season each. All the man cast of Atlantis is expected to return; negotiations are in progress for SG-1 cast members. This would make nine seasons for SG-1, tying The X-Files for the longest running American SF drama series. Both series return with new episodes in January.
The Chronicles of Riddick DVD will be released Tuesday, but I was fortunate to get an advanced review copy. I had not seen the movie during its theatrical release, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was relatively pleased.
Almost missed this – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – The Complete Series comes out on Tuesday. Apparently both seasons are packed on 5 discs. No work on any special features.
The first trailer for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is available at Yahoo! Movies, along with some concept art for the movie. The movie is due out next May. Update 11/16: Sorry, I should have been more specific – this is the teaser trailer – no footage.