>> Saturday, February 9, 2008
Break out the Jack Daniels! May 2008 will be jam-packed with events to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of "the Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra. An overview of the Sinatra celebration can be found at the Sinatra Family Official Site here. Below are a few highlights.
Warner Home Video will be releasing 22 Sinatra films (11 never-before available) in 5 DVD box sets on May 13th, including The Rat Pack Ultimate Collector’s Edition (pictured above) containing Robin and the Seven Hoods, Ocean’s Eleven, 4 For Texas, and the first-ever home video release of MGM’s Sergeants 3. The 1993 CBS miniseries Sinatra is also amongst the new sets. A press release regarding all of Warner's Sinatra DVD releases can be found here.
Turner Classic Movies will also feature a month-long salute to Sinatra, showcasing his films and television specials on Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the month. For music lovers, a new single disc Reprise compilation will be released on CD as "Nothing But the Best." The 22 cuts on the CD will include a previously unreleased recording of "Body and Soul." Finally, the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing a Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp.
That should give you plenty of excuses for sluggin' whiskey and enjoyin' a little ring-a-ding-ding!
The Rat Pack Ultimate Collectors Edition (Oceans 11 / Robin and the 7 Hoods / 4 for Texas / Sergeants 3)