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- October 16, 2001
- Disney Announces Atlantis DVD Release
- Warner Bros. Plays Limited
Release Game Again
- Final Weekend Box Office Numbers
- News Link of the Day -
Director Gambles on Dream Vision
Atlantis DVD Release Date
digitalmediafx.com) Disney has announced, via its Website, that Atlantis:
The Lost Empire will be released to DVD and VHS on January 29, 2002. The
DVD will be a special collector's 2-Disc set, however the feature list
seems a little lacking for two discs. Here is a list of DVD bonus features
according to Disney:
Of Atlantis: The Lost Empire"
Myra Music Video
How To Speak "Atlantean"
Atlantean Alphabet And Dictionary
Audio Commentary By Filmmakers
"In Search Of The Real Atlantis"
Missing are elements
dealing directly with the animation that made past Disney DVD releases
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Warner Bros. Plays
Limited Release Game Again
(by digitalmediafx.com) Warner Bros. is again coming under criticism
for playing the "limited release" game with a popular classic.
Earlier this year Warner Bros. dropped the ball on wide release of Superman
despite the massive franchise and following of the film. After releasing
the movie only in San Antonio, Warner Bros. opted not to allow audiences
in other cities to see the movie and quickly released the special edition
Now Warner Bros. is
playing the same game with another classic - Stanley Kubrick's 2001:
A Space Odyssey. The move by Warner Bros. is already being strongly
criticized by one of the most popular film critics around - Roger Ebert.
Ebert told Wired magazine, "It disturbs me that 2001 is not getting
a proper national release. For a while, Warners was even wondering whether
to re-release it at all."
Warner Bros. is only
going to rerelease the classic in potentially four cities then "make
a decision" on a wider release for 2002.
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Box Office Numbers - FX/Animation Movies
(by digitalmediafx.com) Final weekend box office numbers are in and
here are the results for the top animated and visual effects movies:
of the Apes
The gain/loss represents
the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.
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News Link of the
Day - Director Gambles on Dream Vision
According to the Chicago Tribune:
"On a January
evening in Park City, Utah, filmmaker Richard Linklater looked like an
open wound about to be exposed to salt water.
Linklater hadn't unveiled
a new movie since his 1998 non-hit of a western, The Newton Boys,
and now he was introducing the experiment of his professional lifetime:
Waking Life, a movie that's radically non-traditional in both content
here for the full story.
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