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    MAY RELEASES
    THREE’S COMPANY – SEASON FOUR

    -------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 3, 2005



    DVD: DV12676 0 1313 12676-9 3 $49.98 SRP
    Not Rated 625 Mins TV Series/Comedy 1979


    4-Disc Collection containing all 25 full-length episodes from Season Four – over 10 hours of content!

    Previous Season Successes:
    - Over 200,000 units of Season One shipped
    - Season One Ranked #2 on Video Scan’s TV on DVD chart its first week.
    - Season Two Ranked #6 on Video Scan’s TV on DVD chart its first week, and beat out other series also premiering on DVD: BERNIE MAC Season 1, LAW & ORDER Season 2, OSBOURNES 2½, PARTY OF FIVE Season 1
    - Season Three is in the top 25 selling titles for Anchor Bay Entertainment

    Season 4 Introduces Don Knotts as Mr. Furley

    Bonus Materials Include:

    - rare , behind-the-scenes audio commentary and new interviews with show producers and writers as well as co-stars Don Knotts and Ann Wedgeworth and Ropers spin-off co-star Patty McCormack, who fondly remembers Norman Fell and Audra Lindley
    - Exclusive visit with John Ritter’s first wife, Nancy Morgan Ritter, hosted by Joyce DeWitt
    - Best of Jack, Janet, Chrissy, Larry, and Furley – Season Four



    THE ENTITY

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 3, 2005

    DVD: DV12955 0 1313 12955-9 7 $24.98 SRP

    R xx Mins Horror 1981



    Available on DVD for the first time!

    Starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner and Oscar Nominee BARBARA HERSHEY (THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BEACHES, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, FALLING DOWN)

    Based on a terrifying true story – Something evil is after Carla Moran, and it will stop at nothing to get her.

    Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE (IRON EAGLE, SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE)

    “This is how real horror movies should be made from now on and forever more.” – Monsters At Play review

    Packed with bonus features, including “The Entity Files” featurette, theatrical trailer, DVD-Rom Screenplay and poster/still galleries

    Carla Moran awakens one night to find herself being assaulted by an unseen presence. Terrified of what's happening to her, and shunned by friends and family who think she's lost her mind, she seeks help from parapsychologists. The researchers soon discover that evil spiritual force has been drawn to Carla and is responsible for the violent attacks. The question now, however, is how do they stop it? Based on a true story.




    30 DAYS UNTIL I’M FAMOUS

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 3, 2005

    DVD: DV13083 0 1313 13083-9 6 $11.98 SRP

    Not Rated 86 Mins Comedy 2004

    A Made-For-TV Film for VH1

    Stars Alanna Ubach (MEET THE FOCKERS, LEGALLY BLONDE) and Sean Patrick Flannery (YOUNG INDIANA JONES)

    Executive Produced by MADONNA

    Fans of CARMEN: A HIP HOPERA will like this (20% of this)

    Great Value at $11.98

    A Latina working in Los Angeles as a messenger is randomly discovered and fashioned into a pop music star.





    TURK 182!

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 3, 2005

    DVD: DV12980 0 1313 12980-9 3 $16.98 SRP

    Rated 14A 97 Mins Comedy 1985



    Available for the first time ever on DVD!

    Starring Timothy Hutton (SECRET WINDOW, THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER, THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN) and Robert Urich (TV’s VEGA$ and SPENCER: FOR HIRE, ICE PIRATES)

    Directed and written by Bob Clark (PORKY’S, PORKY’S II, A CHRISTMAS STORY)

    Also co-starring Kim Cattrall (SEX AND THE CITY) and Darren McGavin (BILLY MADISON), with a cameo appearance by Paul Sorvino!

    “[Timothy Hutton] is a talented young actor…” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    Features include an Audio Commentary with Director Bob Clark, Director’s Bio, and Theatrical Trailer; Great low $16.98 SRP!

    Jimmy Lynch is best friends with is older brother, Terry, a city fireman. When Terry is hurt while rescuing a child from a burning building, Jimmy is concerned. But Jimmy gets even more upset with the city bureaucracy when Terry’s situation is treated with indifference. And when Jimmy, seeking help for his brother, is personally rebuffed by the mayor, he decides to take his cause to the street in an all-out campaign to make those at the top sit up and listen. Who says you can’t fight city hall?





    QUICKSILVER HIGHWAY

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV12983 0 1313 12983-9 0 $16.98 SRP

    Rated 14A 90 Mins Horror 1997



    Available on DVD for the first time! Low $16.98 SRP

    Based on two short stories by horror legends STEPHEN KING (author of CHILDREN OF THE CORN, CARRIE, THE SHINING) and CLIVE BARKER (creator of the HELLRAISER film series, CANDYMAN)

    Directed by MICK GARRIS, veteran of HBO’s “TALES FROM THE CRYPT” and television adaptations of Stephen King hits THE SHINING, THE STAND and DESPERATION (currently in production)

    Cast includes appearances by CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (BACK TO THE FUTURE, “TAXI”), CLIVE BARKER and JOHN LANDIS (director of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) and Michael Jackson’s THRILLER music video)

    Packed with Bonus Features, including an interview with star Matt Frewer, storyboard gallery, trailer, commentary from Director/Producer Mick Garris and actress Cynthia Garris and DVD-Rom teleplay

    Christopher Lloyd stars as Quicksilver, a delightful collector of oddities. After a newlywed couple's car breaks down, the husband goes off for help. Along comes Quicksilver in his Rolls Royce, offering the fearsome bride refuge. He then tells her a story (based on Stephen King's "Chattering Teeth“) of a traveling salesman who stops at a rustic little diner and is given a set of "chattering teeth" as a birthday present. He picks up a hitchhiker and trouble follows. In the second story, (adapted from Clive Barker's "The Body Politic“) Matt Frewer plays a petty pickpocket who meets Lloyd in his house of oddities and is told the story of a plastic surgeon whose hands stage a revolt against him for their independence.


    CLASS OF 1984

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV13068 0 1313 13068-9 7 $24.98 SRP

    Rated: 18A TBD Mins Horror 1982.



    Available for the first time on DVD!

    Starring Perry King (SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5 and TV’s RIPTIDE), Timothy Van Patten (THE WRONG GUYS and TV’s THE WHITE SHADOW) and Roddy McDowall (THE PLANET OF THE APES saga)

    Directed and written by Mark L. Lester (FIRESTARTER, COMMANDO, SHOWDOWN IN LITTLE TOKYO)

    Also co-starring an early appearance from Michael J. Fox (TV’s FAMILY TIES and SPIN CITY, the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy)

    Features include: Commentary with Director, Theatrical Trailer, TV Spots, and Extended Scenes!

    Andy is a new teacher and an inner city high school that is like nothing he has ever seen before. The students have to go through a metal detector when they go through the front door and everything is basically run by a tough kid named Peter Stegman. Soon, Andy and Stegman become enemies and Stegman will stop at nothing to protect his turf and drug dealing business.

    “It is violent, funny, scary, contains boldly outlined characters, and gets us involved. It also has a lot of style.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times



    RETURN TO THE BAT CAVE

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV13084 0 1313 13084-9 5 $16.98 SRP

    Not Rated 90 Mins TV/Action/Comedy 2003



    First time ever on Home Video (both DVD and VHS)

    All the members of the original, successful Batman TV show including Adam West and Burt Ward

    Mockumentary with own plot that was loved by the media!


    Adam West and Burt Ward are taken on a crazy adventure when the Batmobile is stolen from a car museum and they must track down the thief and return it. After solving a puzzle, they realize that the clues to finding the fiend who stole the Batmobile are hidden in their past.


    "...the Batman history, which is shown through flashbacks with Jack Brewer and Jason Marsden hilariously playing the younger West and Ward."

    - TV GUIDE, Top Picks





    THE STONE BOY

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV13074 0 1313 13074-9 8 $16.98 SRP

    Rated PG TBD Mins Drama 1984



    Available for the first time ever on DVD!

    Starring Robert Duvall (THE GODFATHER Saga, SECONDHAND LIONS), Glenn Close (FATAL ATTRACTION, DANGEROUS LIAISONS)

    Directed by Christopher Cain (YOUNG GUNS, THE NEXT KARATE KID, THE PRINCAPAL)

    Also co-starring a young Dean Cain (TV’s LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN

    “THE STONE BOY is full of good performances…” – The New York Times

    “THE STONE BOY is a remarkable film. It is powerful and moving.” – filethirteen.com

    Features TBD, Low SRP $16.98!

    One idyllic summer morning Arnold Hillerman, a 12-year-old Montana farm boy, and his brother Eugene, get up before dawn to pick peas. Shotgun in hand, Arnold is caught in a barbwire fence they climb through. During Arnold’s efforts to free himself and the shotgun, it goes off, killing Eugene. THE STONE BOY is a mournful tale of how Arnold comes to terms with his grief and how the other members of the family come to terms with Arnold.



    THE COMMISH: BEST OF SEASON ONE

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV13256 0 1313 13256-9 0 $16.98 SRP

    Not Rated 196 Mins TV / Crime / Drama



    The 4 best episodes chosen by creator Steven J. Cannell from the first season:

    • In the Best of Families
    • Do you See what I See
    • The Puck Stops Here
    • Sex, Lies and Kerosene

    Ran from 1991-1995 on the ABC Network

    Starred Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Michael Chiklis before becoming well known for playing Vic Mackey on THE SHIELD

    Co-starred Theresa Saldana who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Rachel Scali

    From the producer of THE A-TEAM, HUNTER, and SILK STALKINGS

    Tony Scali is "The Commish," a tough yet compassionate police commissioner whose unorthodox style, warmth, humor and accessibility endears him to his officers and the community.





    SILK STALKINGS: BEST OF SEASON ONE

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------Street Date: May 17, 2005

    DVD: DV13257 0 1313 13257-9 9 $16.98 SRP

    Not Rated 180 Mins TV / Action / Crime



    The 4 best episodes chosen by Creator Steven J. Cannell from the first season:

    • Pilot
    • Men Seeking Women
    • The Sock Drawer
    • Powder Burn


    Ran for 8 Seasons from 1991-1999 on the USA Network

    Stars Rob Estes (MELROSE PLACE) and Mitzi Kapture (BAYWATCH, ANGEL III) and Co-Stars Ben Vereen (ALL THAT JAZZ, WEBSTER, OZ)

    Rita Lee Lance and Chris Lorenzo solve high-profile crimes of passion for the Palm Beach Police Department. They'll stop at nothing in their pursuit of those who, due to their power or fame, feel that they are above the law of the land.





    FREE ENTERPRISE – 5 Year Mission Extended Edition

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2005 Street Date: May 31, 2005

    DVD: DV12792 0 1313 12792-9 0 $29.98 SRP

    Rated R TBD Mins Comedy 1998



    Stars Captain Kirk himself – Emmy Winner and Golden Globe Winner William Shatner (BOSTON LEGAL) and Emmy Winner Eric McCormack (WILL & GRACE)

    2-Disc Special Edition Loaded with Extras

    - Brand New DiviMax Director’s Cut with Additional 5 Minutes
    - Brand New Audio Commentaries with Stars William Shatner, Eric McCormack and Rafel Weiger, Director/Editor/Co-Writer Robert Burnett & Producer/Co-Writer Mark Altman
    - 8-bit Subtitle Trivia Track, explaining Free Enterprise Arcana
    - Spanish Language Dub (Theatrical Version)
    - Brand-New Making-Of Featurette (90 mins.)
    - Brand-New 20 min. Featurette: A Look Back at Free Enterprise
    - 30 mins. of Deleted Scenes
    Free Enterprise con’t
    - Café Fantastique Pilot (23 mins.) – not on the original release
    - Footage from ’98 San Diego Comiccon Panel featuring filmmaker & star Rafel Weiger
    - Sci-Fi Dinner (22 mins.)
    - Screen Tests (10 mins.)
    - “No Tears for Ceaser” Music Video
    - TV Spot

    Young filmmakers (Robert Weigel, Eric McCormack) trying to hawk a movie titled "Bradykillers" about a serial killer who goes after victims Marcia, Jan, and Cindy meet their screen idol, William Shatner. Shatner, appearing as himself, has fun poking fun at his own image. The two young men, who idolize him and in their fantasies have seen him as a shadowy fairy godfather figure, are alarmed at the reality of the middle-aged non-Captain Kirk man that they meet. However, their relationship helps anchor the two more into reality.
     
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    Looking forward to Class of '84. This is one of the best of the Canadian tax shelter films of the late 70s-early 80s. Young Timothy Van Patten is great when menacing music teacher Perry King with cries of "Teacha-teacha!" Alice Cooper contributes a highly memorable theme song and the dearly departed Roddy McDowell is quite suitably over-the-top as a veteran teacher put over the edge.
     
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    Yeah Class of 1984 for as well as Three's comapny season 4.

    Would also like to see the sequel to Class of 1984, Class of 99
     
  4. Michael Osadciw

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    I'm still trying to find out what cut Anchor Bay will release of Class of '84. Notice the running time is still TBD.

    Mike
     
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    Aw man, I thought this was the long-awaited sequel to the Kevin Bacon smash hit...
     
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    According to Fangoria "Anchor Bay has shifted CLASS of 1984 from May 17 to August 23 in order to assemble more features for the DVD."
     

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