Archive for November, 2004
Next Tuesday, November 16th, Universal releases the Unrated Director’s Cut of the Vin Diesel vehicle The Chronicles of Riddick, the semi-sequel to Pitch Black (also available in Unrated Director’s Cut). This version includes 10 (or 15, depending on if you read the press release or the jacket) of footage, plus additional deleted scenes, Toombs’ Chase Log, and even the first level of the XBox game! Check out the DVD trailer (Windows Media: 128k 300k 700k), and the Escape from Cermatoria Flash game just released! I hope to have a review this weekend.
I finally got to watch both parts of the Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (pre-order from Amazon) miniseries – I got delayed due to getting a new DirecTV TiVo and moving the existing one which had it recorded to replace the old standalone original TiVo, blah, blah, blah…). So, finally, here is a review…some unavoidable spoilers ahead.
Well, I’ve done a lot of cleanup work of the original mockup, and actually made it a little more functional (articles are actually database driven now, with a couple of samples for testing). You can take a quick peek of the new setup
here. Note that I am actively working on it still, and the theme elements are not complete (images need to be re-rendered, etc. – I’m hoping to use PNGs with transparency maps where possible), and as I work on things it may be offline or break. Just thought I’d offer a glance. One thing’s for sure – no more pastel theme 🙂 In the meantime, I thought I’d offer what’s in the queue for review I am trying to get to: Land of the Lost: The Complete First Season (although fiziko over at Bureau 42 has already posted a review); THX-1138: The George Lucas Director’s Cut Special Edition and V: The Complete Series, the latter two generously provided by Warner Bros. Online.
Chris Gould over at DVDAnswers.com has finished his series on the changes between the original, special edition, and DVD versions of the Star Wars Trilogy with the details changes of Return of the Jedi. Biggest change which we already heard about – Hayden Christensen appears at the end as the “ghost” of Anakin.
Both The Sun (with its quirks – he’s been “P. Diddy” for a while) and Dark Horizons have images of the new Daleks – notibly gold in color and some minor cosmetic differences. Apparently the new Daleks can fly – they now have jets in the bottom.