As you have certainly seen from our new title announcements, MGM Home Entertainment has just released more information on a slew of title releases, scheduled for July 18.
The Best Years Of Our Lives is the story of three American GIs returning from war, each discovering a life very different from the one they left behind. The DVD will feature a fullframe presentation of this 1946 black and white classic starring Frederick March, Myrna Loy and Dana Andrews. The theatrical trailers as well as English and Spanish audio tracks are also part of the release.
Rodney Dangerfield and Joe Pesci go crazy in Easy Money when Monty Capuletti stands to inherit a fortune – if he can just stop being such a failure! The DVD contains a widescreen and a fullframe presentation of the movie with English and Spanish audio tracks and the movie’s theatrical trailer.
Henry V is the next in the list of releases, starring Kenneth Branagh, Paul Scofield, Derek Jacobi and Ian Holm. It is the action-packed adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic story of a young English king who leads his outnumbered forces into one of history’s most extraordinary battles. The DVD will contain a widescreen presentation of the movie and an English audio track with French and Spanish subtitles, as well as the film’s theatrical trailer.
All discs will also contain a small booklet and carry a suggested retail price of $19.98.
We have also been able to check with MGM Home Entertainment to see if the upcoming release of the Rob Reiner comedy The Princess Bride will have an anamorphic widescreen transfer, but the news is rather disappointing. Like all the above titles, “The Princess Bride” will not be presented in a 16×9 enahcned transfer but in a standard 4:3 letterboxed format. As a matter of fact only a handful of upcoming titles from MGM will have 16×9 enhanced transfers.