Just forget the words and sing along

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Over at my official website, I just dusted off and did a new revision of my list of Disney animated films. And I'm sure Mr. Anderson is once again banging his head against a wall frustrated at how I just don't get it.

And here's some DVD news for my sister. My sister's all-time favourite movie is finally getting the 2-disc super-special edition treatment. On April 20, get ready for A League of Thier Own: Special Edition! This 2-disc set gets you:

- Running commentary with director Penny Marshall and various members of the cast
- 15 cut scenes, each with an introduction by Marshall
- An all new making-of documentary, entitled "Nine Exciting Innings."
- The music video for Madonna's theme song, "This Used to be My Playground"
- And, of course, the trailers

As is one of the newer trends of DVD, it'll be available in both widescreen and full screen versions. April 20!

For those who've never seen it, A League of Their Own follows the exploits of two sisters during World War II, as they're drafted to play in AAGPBL. See, all the baseball players started going to war, so a women's baseball major league was started, the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis and Lori Petty are the sisters and star players of the Rockford Peaches, Madonna plays the field (in both the baseball and sexual innuendo sense), and Tom Hanks steals the show as the washed-up former ball player who's the team manager.

If you want to find out more about the AAGPBL, a documentary about it was made in the late 80s, and it was also called A League of Their Own. In fact, it's the documentary that inspired the movie.

And the movie inspired a really crappy half-hour comedy/drama that only lasted 6 episodes. Who knows? With the way DVD works today, strong sales of A League of Their Own: Special Edition just might lead to A League of Their Own: The Complete Series.

Next Issue...A League of MY Own

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