February 22, 2006
`Poltergeist' SE, `Twilight Zone' DVDs on the way!
Last night, representatives from Warner Home Video participated in an online chat with The Home Theater Forum about upcoming DVDs, and the folks from WB relayed some great news for fans of Steven Spielberg's work from the early 1980s.
First up (and I have to say I'm personally ecstatic about this news), a proper, respectable release of "Poltergeist" will finally see release on DVD for the first time. The title has actually been released to DVD two times since the format's birth, first, on a near-bare bones MGM release (the disc did include the film's domestic trailer), and later on a truly bare bones Warner's release (when the film's home video rights were sold by MGM to Warner Bros.)
A couple of years back, a rep from Warners promised that a special edition release of "Poltergeist" was in the works for the film's 25th anniversary in 2007, and last night fans received further confirmation from the studio that the disc is on its way!
`Poltergeist' is still set for its Silver Birthday (gosh, are we all that old?) next year. Two-disc SE with lots of goodies," Warner Home Video told The Home Theater Forum.
No words on bonus features yet, but I implore the gods of DVD to have had the decency to sit with Steven Spielberg, Tobe Hooper, and producer Frank Marshall (not to mention any available cast and crew) to reflect on one of the most undervalued gems in Spielberg's filmography.
The upside is the set is indeed coming, but keep your fingers crossed we'll get some great bonus content.
- This is from SpielbergFilms.com