New Blu-ray Boasts Fringe, Creepshow, Catwoman –Plus, Bedknobs on DVD
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (DVD)
Disney/1971/117min/Rated G/SRP $29.99
Director: Robert Stevenson
Cast: Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowell
Vfx: Pacific Title & Art Studio (Opticals/restoration)
Format: Color, DVD, NTSC
Region: 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1 Discs: 1
Summary: In the English village of Pepperinge Eye, three cockney orphans are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who is studying to become an apprentice witch.
* THE WIZARDS OF SPECIAL EFFECTS (7min): a new featurette hosted by WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE star, Jennifer Stone. We learn how the sodium vapor screen process used on BEDKNOBS differs from the green screen effects of WAVERLY PLACE.
* MUSIC MAGIC/The Sherman Brothers (11min): a retrospective with songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman. They reveal how the project's seeds were planted with P.L. Travers' second thoughts about letting MARY POPPINS be made and proceed to discuss production with respect to specific BEDKNOBS songs, including a deleted one. There is also archival behind-the-scenes footage and comments by Angela Lansbury.
* “A Step in the Right Direction" (4min): Angela Lansbury's recording of the song is heard, while a slideshow of still photographs gives us a good idea of how the Lansbury/broom number would have looked.
* "Portobello Road" David Tomlinson’s video the recording session: Clean-shaven Tomlinson delivers a single slow verse for conductor Irwin Kostal.
* Four theatrical trailers are preserved (90sec to 4min range)
* WIZARDS actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse and their TV mom (Kim Rhodes) discuss Blu-ray.
* Preview trailers for SNOW WHITE, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG and SANTA BUDDIES.
PRINCESS ENCHANTED TALES: Follow Your Dreams (DVD)
Disney/2007/56min/Rated G/SRP $29.99
Director: David Block
Voice cast: Erin Torpey, Corey Burton, Gilbert Godfried
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
This new Limited Edition features beloved princesses from two of Disney's most revered films: Jasmine, from ALADDIN and Aurora, from SLEEPING BEAUTY.
* THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG sneak peek.
* "Happiness Was Made To Shine" Video With Cinderella.
* "Working for a Dream" Music video with Mulan.
* "Aurora Dress-Up" -- Help Aurora mix and match her wardrobe to create a magnificent outfit for the royal banquet.
* "Find Sahara" -- The Sultan's favorite horse, Sahara, has escaped from the stable. Take a magic carpet ride. Follow the clues and help Jasmine find him.
* "You'll Never Lose This Love" a music video featuring Belle.
POWER RANGERS RPM, Vol. 2: RACE FOR CORINTH (DVD)
Directors: Jonathan Brough, Vanessa Alexander, Charlie Haskell
Cast: Eka Darvill, Ari Boyland, Rose McIver, Milo Cawthorne, Dan Ewing
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English Region: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
RPM takes place in the future when the Earth is ruled by machines. Pollution has forced the last surviving humans to retreat into the last surviving city, the doomed Corinth.
CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE (Blu-ray)
Lionsgate/2009/96min/Rated R/SRP $39.99
Directors: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Cast: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam
Vfx: Duran Duboi, Sub/par Pix
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Discs English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (less)
Discs: 2/50GB Blu-ray Disc
Hitman Chev Chelios is kidnapped by a mysterious Chinese mobster. Three months later, he wakes up to discover his nearly indestructible heart has been surgically removed and replaced with a battery-operated ticker. After a dangerous escape from his captors, Chev is on the run again.