Discs Are Rated
July 30th, 2001
300 Reviews, Release News, Weekend Box Office
First off with today's update, DVDlaunch has now passed
the 300 review mark. I'd like to thank my staff for
all their continued hard work and reviews, and I think only
being in existance for nearly eleven months, 300 reviews is
a pretty big accomplishment. As always, DVDlaunch will
continue to bring you the latest DVD reviews, news and we
look forward to having you part of the journey. Hopefully.
Now, on to some pretty big release news... it's the one
all you DVD fans have been waiting for! HBO has finally
announced a November 6th date for The Sopranos: The
Complete Second Season. The set will retail for 99.98
and feature all the season two episodes in anamorphic
widescreen with English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby
Surround, French Stereo and Spanish Stereo. Extras include
four commentaries for selected episodes with their
respective directors, that being Tim Van Patten, Henry J.
Bronchtein, Allen Coulter and John Patterson, cast and crew
interviews, a featurette called "The Real Deal" that has
discussions about the show with FBI agents, critics,
psychiatrists and other experts, episode synopses, first
season recap, episode index, cast and crew bios, previews
and weblinks. Sounds like quite a nice set, and this further
shows how expensive the fall is going to be. Check out the
preview art below:
Okay, big site update, big release news and big box
office. As expected, Tim Burton's revisit of Planet Of
The Apes took the number one spot with a whopping,
record breaking 69.6 million dollars. If that holds up until
Tuesday, it would have broken "The Mummy Returns" record for
the biggest non-holiday opener ever. Wow. It's been a pretty
big summer... in second was Jurassic Park III which
dropped to second with a still healthy 22.5 million.
America's Sweethearts took third with 15.7 million,
Legally Blonde with 9 million and The Score
with 7.1 million for fifth place.
Cats & Dogs was sixth with 4.5 million, Dr.
Dolittle 2 passed 100 million with 4.2, while rounding
out the top ten were The Fast And The Furious with
3.8 million, Scary Movie 2 with 2.6 million and
Shrek with 1.7 million. Also, Final Fantasy: The
Spirits Within dropped out of the top ten, and is
definently one the summer's biggest duds. So, quite a big
update today... 300 reviews, Sopranos and mega box office...
enjoy the madness everyone!
- Zach B.