From USA Today:
Fans of the Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings trilogy can see more than five hours of never-before-released footage in New Line Home Entertainment's limited-edition DVD collector sets due Aug. 29. Each two-disc set includes behind-the-scenes extras and two-hour documentaries. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King are priced at $29.
Geek-y Comment: Due as early as August 29th? Sweet Lord, I better pack my sleeping bag, a change in underwear and some cans of Vienna Sausages and head to Borders now! Must...be...first..in...line.
Richard Stahl, an actor whose more than 40-year career stretched from New York theater to film and television comedies such as Laverne and Shirley, has died. He was 74. Stahl's film credits include 1979's Five Easy Pieces, Mel Brooks' 1977 spoof High Anxiety, 1980's 9 to 5 and 1996's Ghosts of Mississippi.
Geek-y Comment: How often do you think Stahl said: "I did high drama with Five Easy Pieces and Ghosts, but I'll bet in my obituary they mention goddamned Laverne and Shirley." Rest in peace, Richard.
William Shatner, Tom Brokaw and Regis Philbin are joining the Academy of Television Art & Sciences Hall of Fame, academy Chairman Dick Askin announced today.
Geek-y Comment: [to the Sesame Street tune] "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong..."