"Everything's so clear to me now. I'm the King of the Cheese, and you're the Lemon Merchant."
Today, it's more upcoming fun as Paramount, Universal, and Columbia-Tristar have a bunch of release announcements.
So let's begin with Paramount, who has spewed out most of its Fall release schedule, including a number of PBS titles which were previously available through Warner (they seem to change distributors every few years). I've mentioned some of these before, but here's the whole thing:
On 9/7 - Murder on the Orient Express, Whispers in the Dark, Keen Eddie: The Complete Series, Eddie Murphy: Raw, The United States of Leland, The Sports Pages, Mork & Mindy: The Complete First Season, Star Trek: Generations - Special Collector's Edition, and The Creation of the Universe
On 9/14 - Survivor: All-Stars, Bug, I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Orca: The Killer Whale, Body Parts, G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, and 7th Heaven: The Complete First Season (Woo Hoo!!!)
On 9/21 - The Rose Tattoo, The Country Girl, and Mean Girls: Special Collector's Edition
On 9/28 - Star Trek: Voyager - The Complete Fourth Season, Crank Yankers: Season 1 Uncensored, Strangers with Candy: Season 3, Tonka: Tough Truck Adventures - The Biggest Show on Wheels, Ken Burns' America Collection: Empire of the Air, Ken Burns' America Collection: Huey Long, Ken Burns' America Collection: Thomas Heart Benton, Ken Burns' America Collection Gift Set (7 discs), Blue's Clues: Bluestock, and Footloose: Special Collector's Edition
The stuff for October is pretty solid, but final dates aren't quite set yet:
The Stepford Wives (2004), Deep Impact: Special Collector's Edition, The Untouchables: Special Collector's Edition, Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan - Ultimate Edition DVD Collection, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment: The Complete Second Season, Taxi: The Complete First Season, All I Want for Christmas, Black Beauty, Bebe's Kids, Conquest of Space, D.A.R.Y.L., Explorers, Fire in the Sky, The Thing Called Love, Jimmy Hollywood, Brain Doners, The Nutty Professor: Special Collector's Edition, Cinderfella, The Bellboy, The Disorderly Orderly, The Delicate Delinquent, The Errand Boy, The Family Jewels, The Ladies Man, The Patsy, The Stooge, Love Me if You Dare, Fairly Oddparents: Channels Chasers, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Second Season, Dora the Explorer: Dora's Fairytale Adventure, Dora the Explorer: Dora's Christmas, Dora the Explorer: Dora's Ultimate Adventure DVD Collection, Blue's Clues: ABC's 123's and More DVD Collection, Max & Ruby: Max & Ruby's Christmas, The Amanda Show: Amanda Please - Volume 1, The Amanda Show: Girl's Room - Volume 2, C.S.I.: The Complete Fourth Season, Ren & Stimpy: The Complete First & Second Season, Transformers: Energon - Battle for Energon, Transformers: Energon - Return of Megatron, Secret Central: Have You Heard?, MTV Punk'd: The Complete Second Season, MTV's Viva la Bam: The Complete First Season, Wildboyz: The Complete First Season, Peanuts: I Want a Dog for Christmas, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, RFK, The Fight, Broadway: The American Musical, Cyberchase: Starlight Night, and Boohbah: Snowman (holy crap, is this that creepy kids show that I see on PBS?!)
Universal has some new stuff and a few release date changes: The Gatekeeper on 10/12, Spartacus: The Miniseries on 10/26, and Northern Exposure: The Complete Second Season and Traffic: The Miniseries for 11/2. Van Helsing changes to 10/19, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is now set for 9/28, and Dawn of the Dead is now due on 10/26.
Columbia TriStar has announced the DVD release of Cameron's Closet for 10/5, along with Dawson's Creek: The Complete Fourth Season and What's Happening: The Complete Second Season
And then we have Devo: Live in the Land of the Rising Sun - Japan 2003 on October 5th. The 75-minute concert will feature thirteen tracks presented in 4:3 full screen and Dolby Digital 5.1, plus audio commentary by band members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald V. Casale, backstage footage and never before seen material from 1981. Retail=$14.95.
A batch of Disney live-action DVDs, which have been on DVD before, but released by third parties. Now Disney has decided to do it themselves...all to be released on 8/3