Digest: Easter eggs; 'Moon' rising


Easter eggs

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is again eyeing the pre-Easter gift-giving season with a big family-friendly theatrical release. This time, it's the musical fairy tale "Enchanted," coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 18 with extras including a new animated short, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes and bloopers. Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc is "The D-Files," a contest in which players seek to spot references in the film to vintage Disney movies. "Enchanted" grossed $120 million at the boxoffice and was nominated for two Golden Globes.

'Moon' rising

The epic Western miniseries "Comanche Moon," airing this week on CBS, will be released Feb. 26 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The two-disc edition will include an extended cut of the "Lonesome Dove" prequel along with deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a documentary on the Comanche heritage and actor profiles.

'Collins' plugs in

Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 4 will release the DVD and the CD of "Albert Collins Live at Montreux 1992." It's one of the final concerts featuring the famed bluesman, who died of cancer in November 1993.

Exec hires

Gaspare Benso has been appointed senior vp international finance and planning at Paramount Home Entertainment, reporting to Dennis Maguire, president of Paramount Home Entertainment International, and executive vp finance and planning Kathy Wilk. Benso is responsible for all international financial functions, including planning and forecasting, financial reporting and business support. ... Meanwhile, at indie Porchlight Entertainment, Kathy Gilbert has been named director of sales, Southern region, reporting to senior vp Gary Jones.