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BVHE Has Sequels From Jackie Chan and a Blue Alien

28 Mar, 2003 By: Hive News

Shanghai Knights will feature extended fight scenes.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE) has announced dates for The Recruit, The Jungle Book 2, Wes Craven's They, The Quiet American, Shanghai Knights, Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio, a direct-to-video sequel to Lilo & Stitch … and a whole lot more.

Following are Buena Vista Home Entertainment titles announced today in order of street date:

  • May 27 (prebook April 15) comes The Recruit (VHS $24.99, DVD $29.99), the $52 million box office thriller starring Colin Farrell and Al Pacino. DVD extras include deleted scenes with optional commentary; feature commentary with Farrell and director Roger Donaldson; and a never-before-seen look at the CIA.

  • June 3 (prebook April 22) comes the live-action Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Prelude to a Storm (VHS $14.99, DVD $19.99).

  • June 10 (prebook April 15) comes the animated Disney sequel The Jungle Book 2 (VHS $24.99, DVD $29.99), which made $45.5 million in theaters. DVD extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted musical sequences, a set-top game, music videos and more. Also due June 10 (prebook April 29) is the horror film Wes Craven's They (VHS rental, DVD $29.99), which scared up $12.7 million in theaters. The DVD will include an optional alternate ending.

  • June 17 (prebook May 6) comes the direct-to-video horror sequel Dracula II: The Ascension (VHS rental, DVD $29.99).

  • June 24 (prebook May 13) come the direct-to-video kidvid Air Bud Spikes Back (VHS $19.99, DVD $29.99) and the real-life drama The Pennsylvania Miner's Story (VHS rental, DVD $29.99), about miners trapped in a coal mine for three days.

  • July 8 (prebook May 27) comes the Cate Blanchett starrer Heaven (VHS rental, DVD $29.99), a thriller from the director of Run Lola Run that made $0.8 million in limited release.

  • July 15 (prebook June 3) comes The Quiet American (VHS rental, DVD $29.99), starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. The drama made $9.9 million in limited release. DVD extras include filmmaker commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette, an anatomy of a scene, and more. Also July 15 (prebook June 3) comes Roberto Benigni's live-action Pinocchio (VHS rental, two-DVD set $29.99), which made $3.7 million at the box office. VHS will feature English dubbed or English-subtitled Italian, and the DVD will include both.

  • July 22 (prebook June 10) comes Shanghai Knights (VHS $24.99, DVD $29.99), the action-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson that took in $58.5 million in theaters. DVD extras include deleted scenes, fight scene choreography bonus footage, and more. Also July 22 (June 10) come the $1.6 million box office English-subtitled Armenian drama Ararat (VHS rental, DVD $29.99) and the second season of "Felicity" on DVD (six-DVD set $59.99).

  • August 5 (prebook June 24) comes the latest "Baby Einstein" title, Baby Galileo (VHS $14.99, DVD $19.99).

  • Aug. 26 (prebook July 15) comes Stitch! (VHS $22.99, DVD $29.99), the direct-to-video animated sequel to Lilo & Stitch. Also Aug. 26 comes the direct-to-video actioner China Strike Force (VHS rental, DVD $29.99), starring Mark Dacascos (Brotherhood of the Wolf) and rapper Coolio.

  • Sept. 2 (prebook July 22) comes the first season of "Alias" on DVD ($69.99). Also Sept. 2 (prebook July 22) comes Kim Possible: The Secret Files (VHS $14.95, DVD $19.99), with two episodes from the animated show, plus a never-before-seen episode.

  • Oct. 21 (prebook Sept. 9) comes the direct-to-video sequel George of the Jungle 2 (VHS $22.99, DVD $29.99), this time sans Brendan Fraser.

  • Nov. 18 (prebook Sept. 23) comes the Tim Allen comedy The Santa Clause 2 (VHS $22.99, DVD $29.99), which made $139.2 million at the box office. The DVD will come in full-frame and widescreen versions.

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