Coming Soon On DVD

‘Scooby-Doo 2’; ‘Ladykillers’; new Fox cheapies
Ghost Chasers
The Mystery, Inc., gang is back for more mischief in the $85 million dollar hit Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. With a little CGI assistance, the much beloved pooch will hit DVD on September 14th in separate anamorphic widescreen and full screen versions, courtesy of Warner Home Video. Each features 10 minutes of deleted scenes with optional commentary, the “True Ghoul Hollywood Story,” “Dancing Dog” and “Triple Threat” featurettes, the “Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed Challenge” and “Behind the Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Pants” games, two music videos and theatrical trailers.
The Con is On
Despite the presence of Tom Hanks, the latest loopy comedy from The Coen Brothers was another near-miss, a remake of the 60’s caper The Ladykillers. Buena Vista Home Entertainment will give the flick another shot on DVD on September 14th, complete with a 1.85 anamorphic widescreen transfer, a Dolby 5.1 surround track, the “Danny Ferrington: The Man Behind the Band” featurette, “The Slap Reel” outtakes, “Gospel of The Ladykillers” deleted music scenes, theatrical trailers and a ROM-exclusive Script Scanner.
Killer Trucks
Rounding out today’s news is the latest batch of cheapie announcements from Fox Home Entertainment, who will unleash a half dozen B-movie potboilers on September 7th. The goodies includeAlexander’s Ragtime Band, Battle Creek Brawl, Bonanza: Under Attack, Bootmen, Iron Fisted Monk, Knockabout, Mr. Vampire, The Postman Fights Back and Working Trash. All are presented in their original aspect ratios and include no extras outside of trailers. Retail will be a cheapie $9.95 a pop.
The studio will also release three more well-known flicks on the 7th, including the early Tom Hanks vehicle The Man with One Red Shoe, the monster truck destruction of Maximum Overdrive and the silly sequel King Kong Lives. All are presented in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby 2.0 stereo, and include trailers. Retail will list for $14.95 apiece.