Dougal and the Blue Cat on DVD

I used to have this on video, years ago, a feature length tale full of the Magic Roundabout’s surreal goodness. According to Bleeding Cool the special edition DVD will include-

Serge Danot’s original French language version

Eric Thompson’s incredible English language version

Interview with Eric’s family, Emma Thompson, Sophie Thompson and Phyllida Law

Interview with co-star Fenella Fielding

Interview with be-quiffed, famous fan Mark Kermode

Lobby card and stills gallery

Dammit, I’m supposed to be getting rid of stuff!

The Dead Code

I watched WarGames: The Dead Code last night. I think the best word to sum it up is unnecessary. Replacing nuclear holocaust with bioterrorism and WOPR with RIPLEY it follows almost exactly the same arc as the original film, right down to a virtual replay of the ending.

All this film did was make me want to watch the original again. It’s WarGames‘ 25th anniversary this year. If you can play Region 1 discs there’s a 25th Anniversary edition coming out soon. Wired talked to some of the people involved in WarGames, including the scriptwriters, director John Badham and geek crush Ally Sheedy.