Even more information about upcoming releases from Paramount Home Video just came in. All titles are scheduled for release on June 27 at a suggested retail price of $29.99.
The first disc on the list is Dead Again, a film directed by Kenneth Branagh. He also stars as Mike Church, an LA detective on the case of an amnesiac woman, played by Emma Thompson. Aided by Franklin Madison, Church discovers that he and “Grace,” his name for the uncertain woman, are somehow involved in a murder and Hollywood scandal that took place over 40 years ago. Induced by hypnotism, Church and “Grace” discover they are the reincarnations of Roman Strauss, a famous composer of the ’40s and his beautiful wife Margaret, also played by Branagh and Thompson.
The DVD contains a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer with a 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track and English and French Dolby Surround track, as well as two separate audio commentary tracks, one with director/star Kenneth Branagh, and another with producer Lindsay Doran and screenwriter Scott Frank, as well as a theatrical trailer.
The next film is the cult classic Harold And Maude, an original and offbeat black comedy by Harold Ashby, about the unusual relationship forged between 20-year-old Harold and 79-year-old Maude. Introverted, yet desperate to attract his mother’s attention, Harold delights in staging suicide attempts for her benefit. Unfazed by his dismal stunts, Harold’s dominating mother enlists a psychiatrist and a computer dating service to change Harold and his outlook on life. Meeting the highly philosophical Maude on one of his hearse-driving expeditions to an anonymous funeral, “Harold and Maude” forge a deep connection through their fascination with the great circle of life and the joys of spontaneity.
Apart from a 16×9 enhanced widescreen transfer, the DVD will contain a remixed 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track as well as the original mono track in English and French and two of the movie’s theatrical trailers.
Then there is Clue, also coming in a 16×9 enhanced widescreen version. Based on the ever-popular board game, “Clue” is a comic free for all, as the likes of Mrs. Peacock, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White and Professor Plum join up for a hilarious evening of blackmail, murder and mounting sexual attraction. When a group of strangers arrives at Hill House for a mysterious dinner party, suspicions and accusations fly when their host is murdered. Each character must prove their innocence while trying to keep themselves alive. Set during the 1950s, “Clue” boast an all-star cast. The DVD includes three different surprise endings of the movie and the theatrical trailer. The audio tracks are Dolby Digital in English and French.