Coming soon on DVD

‘Havana Nights’; ‘Friends’ finale’ Disney’s ‘Teacher’s Pet’
This weekend’s news kicks off with the announcement for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, which will at last get a DVD release on July 20th from Lion’s Gate Home Entertainment. Featuring an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital EX surround track, extras include the “Dance Piece” documentary, which features cast and crew interviews, screen tests and dance audition footage, plus additional interviews, two multi-angle dance sequences, music videos, an audio commentary with JoAnn Jansen and Sarah Green, a new Diego Luna interview “intercut with the film,” and theatrical trailers. All this will cost you a mere $26.95.
Friends ’til the End
“Remember forever!” how one of the biggest sitcoms in history ends with this “Limited Exclusive Edition” DVD of the Friends: The Series Finale. Set for release on May 11th, only five days after the series finale airs, this special set will include a special version of the finale with never-before-seen footage, the original series pilot, a featurette and more to be announced. Retail will be $14.95.
Also just announced from Warner Home Video for a July 20th release is La Femme Nikita: The Complete Second Season. This six-disc box set includes 4:3 full screen transfers, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo soundtracks, an audio commentary on the first episode, additional scenes (with introductions) by director John Cassar and a gag reel. Retail will be $99.95.
Apt Pupil
Rounding out today’s news is the latest from Buena Vista Home Entertainment, who have just announced the recent animated film Teacher’s Pet for a DVD release on June 15th. The disc will feature the studio’s usual “family friendly” 1.66 anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital and DTS surround tracks, .plus “The Art of Gary Baseman” documentary, deleted scenes, the premiere episode of the television series, Disney’s Song Selection featurette, a music video and theatrical trailers. Retail will be $29.95.