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Filmmaker David Lynch's Absurda DVD label on Nov. 18 will issue the nine-disc "David Lynch: The Lime Green," consisting of four of Lynch's best-known films ("Eraserhead," "The Elephant Man," "Blue Velvet" and "Wild at Heart") as well as the 1990 musical theater production "Industrial Symphony No. 1," the animated short "Dumbland" and a bonus CD soundtrack of "Eraserhead."
Koch Vision is partnering with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation to launch a line of classic TV DVDs. "The Archive of American Television Presents" line is dedicated to historically significant programs from television's golden age. The inaugural release, coming Nov. 11, is "Studio One Anthology," a six-disc collection of 17 episodes from the seminal series that ran on CBS from 1948-58. The set includes 1954's "Twelve Angry Men," winner of three Emmys.
VIVENDI, LIGHTYEAR PACT
Lightyear Entertainment has inked a distribution deal with Vivendi Entertainment that calls for the distributor to release two to three Lightyear films a month beginning in November. Lightyear has a library of 70 titles and previously had been distributed through Warner Home Video. Fourth-quarter releases coming through Vivendi include "House Arrest," due Nov. 4.