CTHV Press Release: "Tommy, Heavy Metal 200 and Resident Evil" SUPERBIT

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    TOMMY, HEAVY METAL 2000, and RESIDENT EVIL
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    TO BE RELEASED ON DVD DECEMBER 17

    Columbia TriStar Superbit Technology Enhance These Three
    Visually Stunning Titles


    Culver City, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2002) - TOMMY Superbit director Ken
    Russell's
    (Altered States, Crimes of Passion) vibrant, hyperactive version of the
    Who's classic rock
    opera, will debut December 12. The film starring Oliver Reed (Women
    in Love, The Return of the Musketeers),
    Roger Daltry (Vampirella, Cold Justice), Elton John (Born to Boogie),
    Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend
    (Secret Policeman's Private Parts, The Secret Policeman's Other Ball)
    and Jack Nicholson
    (Batman, A Few Good Men), received two Academy Award? nominations, Best
    Actress Ann-Margret
    (Grumpy Old Men, Magic) and one for Best Music Original Score.

    This visually stunning rock opera tells the story of a boy (Daltry)
    rendered deaf,
    dumb, and blind by the sight of his father's murder. His psychedelic
    journey through a
    maze of abusive relatives and strange "cures" eventually leads to
    enlightenment and
    sainthood. The film is based on guitarist Pete Townsend's stage opera
    and the original
    Who Album.

    TOMMY SUPERBIT FEATURES
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and DTS
    Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
    Scene Selections

    MPAA Rated PG
    Original theatrical release: 1975
    Color/ Closed Caption/ 111 minutes
    DVD #10015 / UPC Code: 0-43396-10015-2
    Superbit? DVD Order date: 11/14/02
    Superbit? DVD Street date: 12/17/02
    SLP: $27.96

    RESIDENT EVIL

    RESIDENT EVIL is an action-packed thriller starring Milla Jovovich
    (The Fifth
    Element), Michelle Rodriguez (The Fast and the Furious) and Eric Mabius
    (Cruel
    Intentions) in a battle of good and evil, human versus computer, the
    living against the
    Undead.

    Something terrible is lurking in the Hive, a vast underground
    genetic research
    facility run by the Umbrella Corporation, a faceless bio-engineering
    conglomerate. A
    deadly viral outbreak occurs and, in response, the Red Queen - a vast
    supercomputer that
    controls and monitors the Hive - seals the entire facility to contain
    the leak, killing all the
    trapped employees. Alice (Jovovich) and Rain (Rodriguez) must lead
    fellow commandos
    to isolate the T-virus that has wiped out Umbrella's entire research
    staff. The team soon
    discovers, however, that the workers are.not.really.dead. They are now
    the
    ravenous, zombie-like Undead, and they are prowling the Hive. One bite
    or scratch from
    an Undead causes infection and worse - instant transformation into their
    kind.

    RESIDENT EVIL SUPERBIT FEATURES
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and DTS
    Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
    Scene Selections

    MPAA Rating: R (for strong sci-fi/horror violence, language and brief
    sexuality/nudity)
    Original theatrical release: March 15, 2002
    Color/ Closed Caption/ 100 minutes
    DVD #00277 / UPC Code: 0-43396-00277-7
    Superbit? DVD Order date: 11/14/02
    Superbit? DVD Street date: 12/17/02
    SLP: $27.96

    HEAVY METAL 2000

    Starring characters voiced by Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers,
    Probable
    Cause), Julie Strain (Lethal Seduction, Psycho Cop), and rock star Billy
    Idol, HEAVY
    METAL 2000 takes place in a distant universe. The acronym F.A.K.K.
    (Federation
    Assigned Ketogenic Killzone) is used to designate places of extreme
    danger to all life
    forms. In a bid to keep out unwelcome visitors, the quiet civilization
    of Eden has
    designated itself as F.A.K.K., level two. However, a lunatic named Tyler
    invades Eden,
    and when he discovers Eden's secrets - life-preserving if respected,
    deadly when abused
    - he lays waste to the civilization, leaving behind only a female
    warrior named Julie.
    Julie sets out to find Tyler, determined to see the secrets of Eden
    returned to safety and
    eager to take her revenge for the slaughter of her people.

    HEAVY METAL 2000 SUPERBIT FEATURES
    Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
    Widescreen Presentation
    Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and DTS
    Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Spanish
    Scene Selections

    MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence and gore, sexuality/nudity and
    language)
    Original theatrical release: March 15, 2002
    Color/ Closed Caption/ 88 minutes
    DVD #10009 / UPC Code: 0-43396-10009-1
    Superbit? DVD Order date: 11/14/02
    Superbit? DVD Street date: 12/17/02
     
  2. AlbertH

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    cool, it doesn't seem like anyone noticed this yet! Resident evil in superbit dts!
     
  3. Denny_S

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    Yes ! Resident Evil - DTS !!!

    But oh .... wait, no SUPERBIT DELUXE ? CRAP !!!!
     
  4. Neil White

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    Nice to see Tommy upgraded from DD5.0 to DD5.1 and DTS. Was the old release anamorphic - I can't remember? Looks like I'm gonna have to double dip. The Who music begs for the .1 [​IMG] .
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  5. Jordan_E

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    I love DTS, but the DD sound on RE is awesome as is, can it be bested enough by DTS to warrent another double dip? The wife is already upset by my WRATH OF KHAN and THE FIFTH ELEMENT second visit.
     
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