Coming Next Year

Buena Vista’s in America, Alliance Atlantis in Canada, have unofficially set February 12th, 2002, as the tentative release date for Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. This will indeed be a special edition. Details to follow as soon as I get them…

Paramount has let it slip that their long-awaited Saturday Night Fever will finally see the light of day in 2002 (no word on Grease). We’ve also got word that the Star Trek II special edition will arrive on 6/25 of next year, with TNG Season 1 due on 3/19 and Season 2 following on 5/7.

Universal’s quietly informed retailers that its 2002 slate will FINALLY include the Back to the Future Trilogy (reportedly due Summer 2002) as well as collector’s editions of The Sting and Slap Shot. This is in addition to the DVD release of the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Edition, which it’s now confirmed will contain both the new cut of the film and the original theatrical version.

And finally, we’ve got word that Anchor Bay’s forthcoming Evil Dead: Book of the Dead Edition will feature a second disc of the film’s soundtrack, along with a booklet that will include 13 pages of new Book of the Dead artwork created by Tom Sullivan himself.

Stay tuned…