Archive for July, 2005

DVD Confusion

July 22nd, 2005

Previously I posted details of special features that would be included on the Series Four DVD (due out 8th of August). The notable absentee was episode commentaries, because at the time there wasn’t any news of them, but I like most fans did, thought this meant episodes and participants were still to be finalised, after all these have usually been the last details we get about a DVD release. Unfortunately it would appear that isn’t the reason. Three leading DVD magazines have all reviews 24: Series Four on DVD, and all have made comment about the lack of commentaries and the BBFC has yet to classify any. So either they are leaving it unbelievably late, or there will be no commentaries included. I fear it’s the later. If anything changes I’ll have it up here soon as I get it. To take the sting out of there being no commentaries, there have been two new extras added to the release since I lasted posted details. First off it will include the 20 minute short film that Nissan made and cut up into 15 second or so segments to show during the shows run. There is also 24: Conspiracy, the made for mobile 24 spin-off series.

11 Emmy Nominations

July 17th, 2005

A couple of days ago the nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards was announced, with 24 getting 11. The most notable are for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Kiefer Sutherland. Here’s a full list. Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – Kiefer Sutherland
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single – Camera Series
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (3 nominations)
Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Series
Outstanding Stunt Coordination

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London bombings

July 14th, 2005

Thoughts and prayers are with all my fellow Londoners who may have been affected by the London Bombings yesterday or who had relatives or friends killed or injured in the attacks.

“It is through terrorism that the people that have committed this terrible act express their values, and it is right at this moment that we demonstrate ours. I think we all know what they are trying to do – they are trying to use the slaughter of innocent people to cower us, to frighten us out of doing the things that we want to do, of trying to stop us going about our business as normal, as we are entitled to do, and they should not, and they must not, succeed.” – Tony Blair

I hope everyone not just in the U.K., but all over the world will join in the two minute silence that will be taking place today at noon (gmt). We need to stand together.

Series Four DVD

July 4th, 2005

The series is over in the UK and the U.S., and while those in America are looking at a Christmas release for the Series four DVD, in the UK we have just under 5 weeks to wait. I thought I would let you know what fans can expect. Currently special features are set to include roughly an hours worth of deleted scenes, with commentary from Jon Cassar, and you will be able to reinsert them into the episodes they come.

Deleted Scenes: –
Ronnie roughs up suspect before joining conference room meeting
Curtis checks up on Marianne and they butt heads.
Marianne complains to Driscoll about Sarah
Marianne gets information from Sarah that she tries to pass off to Poweel. Curtis catches her.
Behrooz moves to the Driver’s seat and tells Dine they need to get help
Jack and Tony talk to the Building’s landlord and discover that it is owened by Galaxy financial.
Sarah updates Heller about the power plant casualities.
Jack argues with Secretary Heller about reinstating Tony.
Sec. Heller tells Driscoll to reinstate Tony even though she disagrees.
Original version of Killing Mariane and taking Curtis prisoner.
Curtis gets questioned and tortured.
Driscoll gives Heller an update of Power Plant meltdowns.
Mclennan Forester meeting about the override device.
Heller gives Audrey something to do and notices Tony and Curtis arguing.
Marwan tells his wife and son goodbye.
Jacks finds Alam.
Jacks works on Alam’s wound and talks to him about Mclennan-Forster.
Paul thanks Jack for saving his life.
Sceptre calls Conlin for Backup. Jack explains to Paul the plan of action.
Alam decides to stay and defend the store.
Original Version. Jack calls Audrey to tell her Paul has been shot.
Audrey gets Paul’s wedding ring.
Chloe tells Buchanan they should let Behrooz know that Dina is dead.
Curtis talks to Chloe about finding Behrooz.
Curtis saves Behriiz.
Chloe complains to Michelle about working under Edgar.
Azara gets a lead from Nabila.
Edgar blows off Azara’s lead.
Azara and Chloe bring the lead to Michelle and Tony. Edgar apologizes to Azara.
Original Ending. Chloe tells Jack that she killed someone.
Mandy’s Love scene.
Mandy goes through Tony’s wallet and talks about Michelle.
Mandy grabs her neighbors and makes the guy put on Tony’s clothes.
Jack updates Buchanan from the apartment complex.
Mandy tells the neighbors that they are posing as her and Tony.
Chloe tells Michelle to calm donw.
Jack checks on Tony. Tony thanks Jack.
Chloe and Edgar see Behroox and have a moment.
Jack thanks Tony and Michelle.

Behind the scenes docs will include: –
– LOCK AND LOAD (19 mins)

Other Special Features Include: –

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