They came, they saw, they didn’t quite conquer. Failing to heat up the summer box office, Charlie’s Angels Full Throttle will get another chance to rake in the cash on October 14th, when Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment releases the hyperkinetic sequel in separate PG-13 rated and Unrated versions. Each retails for $27.95, and here’s a teaser of what to expect on the unrated version: 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, additional footage, a “telestrator” video commentary by director McG including a play-by-play dissection of scenes, multiple featurettes, a “Cameo-Graphy” to test viewers’ knowledge of celebrity appearances and Pink’s music video for “Feel Good Time.” Watch for the full details in the weeks ahead.
Bond Is Back!
It may have taken a little while, but MGM Home Entertainment is finally set to re-release the Bond Collection 2 and Bond Collection 3 box sets on November 18th. Collection 1 is already available, and these remaining two sets will include the same special editions previously issued, even down to the cover art.
Collection 2 includes Diamonds Are Forever, For Your Eyes Only, From Russia with Love, THe Living Daylights, The World is Not Enough and You Only Live Twice. Collection 3 includes Die Another Day, Live and Let Die, Octopussy, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Thunderball and A View to a Kill. Each box retails for $124.95, while the individual titles have been newly repriced at $19.95 a pop. And – yep – after January 19th, Bond will go on moratorium yet again, so get ’em while you can. (Although word on the street is to expect newly remastered versions of all the flicks, most likely starting in 2005.)