It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned any upcoming DVD news, so I thought I’d mention a few titles that I’m looking forward to.
First up is a movie that I thought would never see the light of day on DVD, Twilight Zone: The Movie. Even though it was shown on TV a million times and had a VHS release, it seemed like there was sort of a stigma about releasing the film on DVD because of the horrible events that happened on set during the filming of the John Landis portion of the flick (Vic Morrow and two children were killed during an accident with a helicopter stunt.) I’m not sure what’s prompting Warner Home Video to release the disc this year (I figured if it was ever going to be released it would be next year to coincide with the flick’s 25th anniversary), but nevertheless I’m still glad to see it coming out on DVD October 9th.
In television news, there are a couple of cartoons coming out. First up is a much better release for the Littles cartoon on DVD. There were two single disc releases from about six years ago, one of the made for TV feature film, and one basic DVD with 4 episodes (which was released at the same time a bunch of other cartoons were given the same single disc treatment like Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, C.O.P.S., Heathcliff, and the Super Mario Bros. Cartoon.)
This new set will contain all 29 episodes of the series, remasterd, with some TBA special features (though it looks like there will at least be an interview with one of the writers.) The set is supposed to come out November 13th.
Lastly, the Smurfs will finally see a Region 1 release in English on December 4th. The set will feature the first 19 episodes of the series (there were actually 21, but a lot of the episodes contained repeated segments from previous episodes, which have been removed for the DVD release; read about it here), though I’m not sure if there will be any special features (though considering Warner Brother’s track record with their cartoon releases I have to believe there will be something.)
We should also see a press release pretty soon for the regular Bravestarr cartoon sets.