Saturday Night Fever, Disturbia, Flashdance, Year of the Dog, Family Ties, Jericho and a lot more

     July 15, 2007

Posted below are all the new Paramount Home Video announcements since my last update. Since Paramount release a ton of TV stuff, I decided to put all the movies first and then the TV sets. As usual, most images can be clicked on for a high resolution version. In the coming week I’ll be posting the other studios.

Saturday Night Fever Special Collector’s Edition DVD

Street Date: September 18, 2007

Actors: John Travolta, Karen Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali, Paul Pape, Bruce Ornstein, Donna Pescow, Val Bisoglio, Julie Bovasso, Nina Hansen, Lisa Peluso Director: John Badham


From John Travolta’s electrifying Oscar®-nominated performance to the Bee Gees’ top 10 soundtrack to the unforgettable dancing, Saturday Night Fever is a movie sensation that captured the world’s attention like never before. Now catch the fever all over again with this 30th Anniversary Special Collector’s Edition that goes behind-the-scenes with special features on the history, culture and fashion of disco, the smash-hit soundtrack, an exclusive look at Hollywood legend John Travolta, and so much more. Now more than ever before, Saturday Night Fever is the one film that’ll make you feel like dancing.

DVD Features:

• Commentary: Commentary by director John Badham (used on previous DVD)

• Other: Catching The Fever:

• Other: A 30-Year Legacy

• Other: Making Soundtrack History

• Other: Platforms & Polyester

• Other: Deejays & Discos

• Other: Spotlight on Travolta

• Other: Back to Bay Ridge

• Other: Dance Like Travolta with John Cassese

• Other: Fever Challenge!

• Other: 70’s Discopedia

Saturday Night Fever / Staying Alive Double Feature DVD

Street Date: September 18, 2007

Disturbia DVD

Street Date: August 7, 2007

Actors: Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aaron Yoo, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Viola Davis

Director: D.J. Caruso


After his father’s accidental death, Kale (Shia LaBeouf) remains withdrawn and troubled. When he lashes out at a well-intentioned but insensitive teacher, he finds himself under a court-ordered house arrest. His mother continues to cope, working extra shifts to support herself and her son, as she tries in vain to understand the changes in his personality. The walls of his house begin to close in on Kale as he takes chances to extend the boundaries both physical and emotional – of his confinement. His interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home toward those of his neighbors, including a mutual attraction to the new girl next door (Sarah Roemer). Together, they begin to suspect that another neighbor is a serial killer. Are their suspicions merely the product of Kale’s cabin fever and vivid imagination? Or have they unwittingly stumbled across a crime that could cost them their lives?

• Commentary: Commentary with DJ Caruso, Shia LaBeouf and Sarah Roemer

• Additional Scenes: 4 Deleted Scenes:

• Additional Scenes: Do You Wanna Talk

• Additional Scenes: I Forbid It

• Additional Scenes: Operation Stupid

• Additional Scenes: You’re Breaking My Heart

• Other: The Making Of Disturbia

• Other: Hitchcock Flare

• Other: Serial Pursuit Trivia Pop-Up/Quiz

• Bloopers: Outtakes

• Music Videos: Music Video – “Don’t Make Me Wait” – This World Fair

• Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery

• Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

• Other: Interstitials

Face/Off Special Collector’s Edition DVD

Street Date: September 11, 2007

Actors: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes

Director: John Woo


John Travolta stars as FBI agent Sean Archer doing the unthinkable to stop the elusive terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). Watch the bullets fly and the action explode as master action director John Woo ( Broken Arrow) detonates the screen in this special collector’s edition DVD. Loaded with high-voltage special features, this two-disc set redefines the action genre like never before!

Flashdance Special Collector’s Edition DVD

Street Date: September 18, 2007

Actors: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle Heffner, Lee Ving, Belinda Bauer, Ron Karabatsos, Malcom Danare, Philip Bruns, Micole Mercurio, Liz Sagal, Cynthia Rhodes

Director: Adrian Lyne


A hit movie that became a cultural sensation, Flashdance delivers an electrifying mix of music, drama and dance that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart. Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a fiercely determined 18-year-old with one all-consuming dream: to study at the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance. Working during the day as a welder and at night as an exotic dancer. Alex bravely pursues her dream, undertaking an unforgettable journey that reveals the power of her convictions and teaches her the meaning of love. Directed by Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, 9 ½ Weeks) and featuring the Oscar –winning song “Flashdance—What a Feeling,” Flashdance is sparkling entertainment.

• Other: The History of: Flashdance

• Other: The Look of Flashdance

• Other: Flashdance: Music and Songs

• Other: Flashdance: The Choreography

• Other: Releasing the Flashdance Phenomenon

• Trailers: Teaser Trailer

• Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

• Other: TV Spot

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Funny Face 50th Anniversary Edition DVD

Street Date: October 2, 2007

Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Virginia Gibson, Suzy Parker, Sue England

Director: Stanley Donen


This filmed version of the 1927 George Gershwin Broadway musical Funny Face utilizes the play’s original star, Fred Astaire, and several of the original tunes, then goes merrily off on its own. Astaire is cast as as fashion photographer Dick Avery (a character based on Richard Avedon, the film’s “visual consultant”), who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a “new face”. It doesn’t take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn, who does her own singing), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Acting as Pygmalion to Jo’s Galatea, Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world’s hottest model. Along the way, he falls in love with Jo, and works overtime to wean her away from such phony-baloney intellectuals as Professor Emile Flostre (Michel Auclair). The Gershwin tunes include the title song, “S’wonderful”, “How Long Has This Been Going On” and “He Loves and She Loves”; among the newer numbers is Kay Thompson’s energetic opener “Think Pink”. For years available only in washed-out, flat prints, Funny Face was eventually restored to its full Technicolor and VistaVision glory.

• Other: The Fashion Designer and His Muse

• Other: Parisian Dreams

• Other: Paramount in the 50’s – Retrospective Featurette (Used on previous DVD)

• Photo Gallery: Photo Gallery

• Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

Ken Burns The War DVD

Street Date: October 2, 2007

Director: Ken Burns


The War will be a seven – episode series, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that will examine the myriad ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America. By telling the stories of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns – Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota – the series will portray this enormous worldwide catastrophe on an intimate, human scale. The War will intertwine vivid eyewitness accounts of the harrowing realities of life on the front lines with reminiscences of Americans who never left their home towns, and who tried their best to carry on with the business of daily life while their fathers and brothers and sons were overseas. The film will honor and celebrate the bravery, endurance, and sacrifice, of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as The War.

• Featurette: Making The War Featurette

• Commentary: Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

• Additional Scenes: Exclusive Deleted Scenes

• Other: Additional Interviews

• Other: Biographies

• Other: Resources for Educators

Year of the Dog DVD

Street Date: August 28, 2007

Actors: John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard


Molly Shannon plays Peggy, a happy-go-lucky secretary who is a great friend, employee, and sister living alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy must find meaning in her life. John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Regina King and Laura Dern turn in great comic performances as the significant people in Peggy’s life who give her ill-fitting advice.

DVD Features:

• Commentary: Commentary with Mike White and Molly Shannon

• Other: A Special Breed of Comedy: The Making of Year of the Dog

• Other: Being Molly Shannon

• Other: Mike White Unleashed

• Other: Special Animal Unit

• Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes (Optional Deleted Scenes Commentary with director Mike White):

• Additional Scenes: 1. Peggy Misses Pencil

• Additional Scenes: 2. Cat Hoarder

• Additional Scenes: 3. Peggy Isn’t ready to Take Valentine

• Additional Scenes: 4. “It’s Time to Put Your Dog to Bed”

• Additional Scenes: 5. Newt and Peggy Get to Know Each Other (extended vers)

• Additional Scenes: 6. Newt and Peggy Make Up

• Additional Scenes: 7. Peggy and Lissie Commune with the Animals

• Other: Insert Reel

• Bloopers: Gag Reel

• Other: Moviefone Unscripted with Molly Shannon and Mike White

Family Ties: The Second Season DVD

Street Date: October 9, 2007

Actors: Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Tina Yothers


Steve and Elyse Keaton (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter-Birney), once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-Era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Son Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) is an ambitious Young Republican and his sister Mallory (Justine Bateman) is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes and boys. Their only normal kid is young Jennifer (Tina Yothers), a bit of a tomboy.

Jericho: The First Season DVD

Street Date: October 2, 2007

Actors: Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Kenneth Mitchell, Pamela Reed


JERICHO is a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they’re the only Americans left alive. But in this time of crisis, as sensible people become paranoid, personal agendas take over and well-kept secrets threaten to be revealed, some people will find an inner strength they never knew they had and the most unlikely heroes will emerge.

The Sarah Silverman Program Season One DVD

Street Date: October 2, 2007

Actors: Sarah Silverman


Sarah Silverman says what’s on her mind. And no one else’s. In this first season of the critically acclaimed The Sarah Silverman Program, Sarah gets hepped up on cough syrup, takes in a homeless man and poops her pants. With her unique perspective on life and her ability to turn just about everything into a song, find out why Sarah Silverman is an American treasure. An offensive, filthy-mouthed treasure.

Everybody Hates Chris The Second Season DVD

Street Date: October 9, 2007

Actors: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Chris Rock, Imani Hakim, Tequan Richmond, Tyler James Williams, Vincent Martella


Inspired by his childhood experiences, comedian Chris Rock narrates the hilarious, touching story of a teenager growing up as the eldest of children in Brooklyn, New York during the early 1980s. Uprooted to a new neighborhood and bused into a predominantly white middle school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, Chris struggles to find his place while keeping his siblings in line at home and surmounting the challenges of junior high. This responsible, resilient adolescent brings a distinct, funny spin to his everyday trials and traumas in this single-camera comedy.

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Criminal Minds The Second Season DVD

Street Date: October 2, 2007

Actors: A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness


CRIMINAL MINDS revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. Special Agent Jason Gideon (Mandy Patinkin) is the FBI’s top behavioral analyst and he joins the Behavioral Analysis Unit lead by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Also on the team are Elle Greenaway (Lola Glaudini), an agent with a background in sexual offenses; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; and Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, (AJ Cook), a confident young agent who acts as the unit liaison for the team. Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them.

Upright Citizens Brigade: The Complete First Season DVD

Street Date: September 18, 2007


Sketch comedy show revolves around the Upright Citizens Brigade, an underground organization “with no government ties and unlimited resources” dedicated to creating and monitoring chaos from their secure underground base. The show’s sketches depict chaotic or bizarre events in the world, events which are often directly engineered by the UCB. Another defining feature of the show is a series of real-world pranks, which tied in with the show’s theme. Usually run at the end of each episode, these hidden-camera pranks feature the cast (as either the central UCB characters or other characters from that day’s episode) interacting with real strangers.

Upright Citizens Brigade: The Complete Second Season DVD

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