Some cool DVD news!

NUMBER ONE- A Generationís Final Journey comes to DVD
The tenth and most recent Star Trek film Star Trek Nemesis is making its way to DVD as a special edition from Paramount Home Entertainment this May.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-E crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans. Learning that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval and their new Praetor, Shinzon, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation, Picard and his crew must investigate the situation and determine Shinzon’s sincerity. But they learn that not only is the new Praetor not a Romulan at all but a native of Romulus’ sister planet Remus, they also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind.
The film will be available in both fullscreen and anamorphic widescreen (a first for Trek DVDs) and carry sound in Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as English and French Dolby 2.0 Surround. Extras include seven deleted scenes an audio commentary by director Stuart Baird, four brand-new featurettes titled “New Frontiers: Stuart Baird on Directing Nemesis,” “A Bold Vision of the Final Frontier,” “A Star Trek Family’s Final Journey” and “Red Alert! Shooting the Action of Nemesis” and a photo gallery. Streetdate is May 20th.
In other Paramount news, wanna go where everybody knows your name? Now you can… again and again and again. On May 20th Paramount will debut Cheers: The Complete First Season. This 4-disc set features all the first season episodes presented in their original 4:3 full screen aspect ratios, plus a bar full of extras: The featurettes “Setting The Bar: A Conversation with Ted Danson,” “Love At First Fight: Opposites Distract” and “Coach Ernie Pantusso’s Rules of the Game,” some “I’ll Drink To That: Stormin’ Norm-isms,” and the trivia game “It’s A Little Known Fact…”.
NUMBER THREE- After Cheers!
How about Frasier: The Complete First Season, one of the few TV spin-offs to be as successful as the original? Paramount will also debut this 4-disc set on the 20th, with plenty of extras as well: audio commentary on the pilot episode by Peter Casey and David Lee, the featurettes “Behind The Couch: The Making Of Frasier” and “Frasier Crane’s Apartment,” and a trivia game. All 24 episodes are also presented in 4:3 full screen (the show didn’t go HD until last year).
NUMBER FOUR- Stands with a fist
Just announced was a 3-disc set of Oscar winner Dances with Wolves, streeting on May 20th. Featuring the 236-minute extended version (the theatrical cut is not included) of the film presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (no DTS option is included), the extras are plentiful: All-new, full-length audio commentaries with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson, and on the second director of photography Dean Semler and editor Steve Potter, the new “Creation of an Epic” documentary, the original making-of featurette, the music video, a still montage with introduction by Ben Glass, a poster gallery, trailers, and TV spots.
NUMBER FIVE- A ‘Back to the Future’ Update
Rounding out today’s news is an update on those corrected Back to the Future II and III discs, which should be available in the next month to consumers who called or wrote in to receive replacement discs. Repressed box sets should also be arriving in stores in March as well, but how to tell? Look for the packaging which will have a “V2” printed near the bottom of the bar code sticker, which indicates it has been remastered (these “V2” letters will also be printed on the discs themselves.) I you would like to get corrected versions of your current misframed BTTF set, just send back discs II and III (without the case) at the following address:
Back to the Future DVD Returns
PO Box 224468
Dallas, Texas 75260
Be sure to include your name, mailing address, a daytime phone number, and a return address. Good luck!
And you are now up to date on new DVD release news.