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Bolt on DVD, Bond on Blu-ray, Quantum of Solace on DVD/Blu-ray Plus More

BOLT makes its DVD debut (after a Sunday Blu-ray bow), QUANTUM OF SOLACE comes to DVD and Blu-ray, along with several classic Bond titles new to Blu-ray plus THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS trilogy on Blu-ray, HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2 and SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE on DVD, THE VENTURE BROS. season three on DVD/Blu-ray and WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER and UNDER THE HOOD on DVD/Blu-ray.


Fully awesome! Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. will release BOLT in high definition early as a Blu-ray + DVD + Digital File combo on Sunday, March 22, 2009. Two days following, the standard DVD versions will be available.

The DVD 2-disc Deluxe Edition and BD 3-Disc both include a special "DisneyFile" Digital Copy of the movie -- enabling DVD and Blu-ray owners to receive a digital version of Walt Disney Pictures' BOLT in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats for the fan on the go. BOLT is jam packed with fully awesome bonus features including "Super Rhino," a new exclusive short film starring Bolt's biggest fan.

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song ("I Thought I Lost You"), BOLT was produced by Pixar co-founder and CGI pioneer John Lasseter (director of TOY STORY, A BUG'S LIFE and CARS).

Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus), his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home. Together with his hilarious new sidekicks Rhino (voiced by Mark Walton) -- Bolt's #1 Fan -- and a street-smart cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), Bolt sets off on an amazing journey where he discovers he doesn't need super powers to be a hero.

Co-director Chris Williams says, "There's something in our DNA where we're always referencing back to Disney classics. But at the same time, we work with John Lasseter now and he's always going to be pushing you to create really great original characters that resonate. And that's very much the Pixar way, where you want to do something new and exciting. So I think we're in a place where we can benefit from that Pixar approach to constructing story, but at the same time, have this heritage that people are always talking about: those classic Disney movies. You always feel that flavor, I think."

Meanwhile, for the character animators, the challenges of BOLT meant creating a completely new working method. While Bolt is the lead character, Rhino posed the most unique problems. The first thing was to make the character look appealing. To hone in on the best designs, the team created something called "paloozas," which are a creative refining process that began with a successful "Boltapalooza" (for the dog) and progressed to "Mittenspalooza" (for the cat), "Pennypalooza" (for the human girl) and "Rhinopalooza" (for the hamster). The team also underwent an enormous change in workflow. Instead of moving from modeling to rigging to animation, which would then go back and forth for approvals, and could cause huge problems if a rigging change was required, they worked more collaboratively. There was the formation of a character team that worked interactively, starting with modeling and moving to rigging and then to animation, but proceeding back and forth in a fluid, circular motion. This system has proved so effective that the change in workflow has become the new standard at Disney.

Single-Disc DVD Bonus Features:

-- Bonus Short: SUPER RHINO -- BOLT breakout star Rhino, the hyperactive hamster, gets a chance to headline his very own adventure.

Two-Disc DVD Bonus Features:

-- Bonus Short: SUPER RHINO -- BOLT breakout star Rhino, the hyperactive hamster, gets a chance to headline his very own adventure.-- "I Thought I Lost You" Music Video featuring the movie's stars, Miley Cyrus and John Travolta.-- In Session with John Travolta and Miley Cyrus -- A behind-the-scenes look at recording Bolt's signature song "I Thought I Lost You."-- A New Breed of Directors: A Filmmakers' Journey -- First-time directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard take fans along as they traverse the road from concept to completion.-- Act, Speak! The Voices of BOLT -- Join the voice cast in session: John Travolta (Bolt), Miley Cyrus (Penny), Susie Essman (Mittens), James Lipton (Director) and Mark Walton (Rhino).-- Creating The World of BOLT -- Bolt's painterly backgrounds have wowed audiences across the globe. The filmmakers explain how they fashioned the unique look of this CG movie.-- Deleted Scenes -- With optional introductions by directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard.-- DisneyFile Digital Copy -- Watch your DisneyFile Digital Copy on the go.

Blu-ray Special Features Include:

The Blu-ray includes all the bonus features on the DVD, the standard definition DVD, DisneyFile Digital Copy, and these exclusive-to-BD features:

-- BOLT's Be-Awesome Mission -- In order to defeat the Green-Eyed Man, Bolt has to find his way through three challenging levels in an exciting interactive game. Viewers can join in collecting clues, conquering ninjas and unleashing the power of the Super Bark!-- BOLT Art Gallery -- Animation enthusiasts can check out the film's early creative concepts in the BOLT Art Gallery, which contains the building blocks of a big screen blockbuster, from storyboards to character mock-ups. Gallery sections include Visual Development, Character Development, Storyboard Art and Color Script Images.-- BD-Live including Movie Chat, Movie Mail, Movie Challenge and Movie Rewards

CARE BEARS: Cheer, There & Everywhere on DVD

This March, both preschoolers and moms will cheer as Lionsgate presents the new Care Bears DVD, CARE BEARS: CHEER, THERE & EVERYWHERE with eight never-before-released episodes from the new TV series. This title marks the first Lionsgate release of the new CARE BEARS TV show on CBS and features eight springtime stories, focusing on getting along with others. Follow the adventures of Cheer Bear, Grumpy and Oopsy as they learn valuable lessons about friendship, helping others and utilizing talents. Episodes include "Growing Pains," King Grumpy," Cheer, There and Everywhere," "A Case of the Grumpies," Gobblebugs," Grizzle-ized," Two of a Kind" and "Stand Up and Cheer." The DVD for a limited time will feature a Care Bears spring greeting card. The new series airs Saturday mornings on CBS.

Special Features Include:

-- Kid-friendly Direct Play DVD-- Belly Badge Bear Matching Game


Packed with all-new explosive bonus features, an adrenaline-pumping sneak peek of the theatrical release of FAST & FURIOUS and movie money to see the film in theaters starting April 3, all three titles in The Fast and Furious film series roar onto Blu-ray for the first time and DVD as Limited Editions from Universal Studios Home Ent. on March 24, 2009.

The Blu-ray trilogy collection as well as the individual Limited Edition DVDs contain digital copies of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001), 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003), and THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT (2006), respectively.

With intense full-throttle action, awesome high-speed stunts, and full-on pedal-to-the-metal intensity featuring the talents of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Eva Mendes, Tyrese Gibson and Lucas Black, this fast and furious assault puts you in the driver's seat and dares you to exceed all limits.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best. But now, there's new rage on the road. They know he's tough, they know he's fast, but what they don't know is that he's a speed demon detective (Paul Walker) with enough drive and determination to come out the winner.

Special Features Include: (**Starred features are new)

-- Dom's Charger**: Take a look at the role that Dom's Charger played in the first film and tease its rebirth in the new theatrical film.-- Quarter Mile At A Time**: Look at the phenomenon of street racing, from its birth in the 20's into a global phenomenon.-- Deleted Scenes-- Hot Off The Street: Extended scenes from The Fast and the Furious-- Paul Walker Public Service Announcement-- The Making Of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS-- More Than Furious: Alternate Ending for THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS-- Tricking Out a Hot Import Car-- Turbo Charged Prelude to 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Multiple Camera Angle - Stunt Sequence-- Movie Magic Interactive - Special Effects-- Train Point of View (2 angles)-- Front Angle Cars (3 angles)-- Side Angle Cars (3 angles)-- Featurette On Editing For The Motion Picture Association Of America-- Visual Effects Montage-- Storyboards-To-Final Feature Comparison-- Sneak Peek at 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Music Videos: Ja Rule "Furious," Caddillac Tah "POV City Anthem," Saliva "Click Click Boom"-- Fast and Furious Soundtrack Spot-- Theatrical Trailer-- Speed News Wrap [Easter Egg]-- Crash Montage [Easter Egg]-- Feature Commentary With Director Rob Cohen-- D-Box Enabled**

Exclusive Blu-ray Special Features Include:

-- U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature, U-Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.-- Picture In Picture: Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience. -- Tech Specs: Check the stats on all the hot rides in action, then clock the insurance damages as rival racers smash the competition!-- BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!-- My Scenes: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage and share them with your buddies.-- THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS Video Mash-Up: Users get the opportunity to create their own music video and share it with their buddies through BD-Live.

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS: Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) hooks into outlaw street racing. When the feds strong-arm him back, O'Connor's no rules, win-or-die skills are unleashed against an international drug lord. With his velocity-added buddy (Tyrese) riding in shotgun, and drop-dead gorgeous undercover agent (Eva Mendes) dialing up the heat, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS accelerates the action into a desperate race for survival, justice and mind-blowing, jaw-dropping speed!

Special Features Include: (**Starred features are new)

-- Fast Females**: Take a look at the women of the Fast Franchise and how some are reprising their roles in the new theatrical film.-- Hollywood Impact**: Wax nostalgia with the Universal library of gear heads and hero cars in this look back at the titles that embrace and celebrate America's love to drive.-- Prelude To 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Deleted Scenes-- Outtakes-- Inside 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Actor Driving School-- Tricking Out A Hot Import Car-- Supercharge Stunts-- Making Music With Ludacris-- Actor Spotlights-- Car Spotlights-- Furious Afterburners - Extended Scenes From 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS-- Feature Commentary With Director John Singleton-- D-Box Enabled**

Exclusive Blu-ray Special Features Include:

-- U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature, U-Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.-- Picture In Picture: Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience. -- Tech Specs: Check the stats on all the hot rides in action, then clock the insurance damages as rival racers smash the competition!-- BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!-- My Scenes: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage and share them with your buddies.-- Animated Anecdotes: As the action unfolds, go inside the production with onscreen trivia on the making of 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS.

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT: THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT explodes with energy and power as it goes behind the wheel with some of the most daring drivers the world has ever seen. Lucas Black stars as Sean Boswell, a teen street racer who discovers "drifting," the deadly combination of brutal speed and terrifying hairpin turns and switchbacks in Tokyo. With Bow Wow as his con-artist sidekick and Sonny Chiba as a dangerous Yakuza, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT DVD features out-of control bonuses that take this movie experience to its limits.

Some 10 vendors contributed to the project, including (in credits order): Hammerhead (206 shots), Rhythm & Hues (123), CIS Hollywood (172), CafeFX (58), Pacific Title (164), Illusion Arts (4), Industrial Light & Magic (2), Perpetual Motion Picture (19), Digital Backlot (4) and Hatch FX, who provided cliff extensions and a complete environment for six Hammerhead shots. Sixteen additional shots were created by Proof, the previsualization unit set up by overall visual effects supervisor Mike Wassel, a veteran of the first two movies. Coordinating the project with Wassel were vfx producer Crystal Dowd and vfx plate producer Lynn Gephart.

In the two previous movies, visual effects were often utilized to create impossible camera moves, and to simulate car stunts that were too dangerous to perform live. In the third movie, the requirements were completely different. "Director Justin Lin wanted the car races and action sequences to feel real," Wassel recalls. "He avoided using the kind of impossible shots that we had in the first two movies. On this project, the main requirements of the visual effects were creating greenscreen composites for car interior shots, and also placing the action in Tokyo, Japan. Some of the car races take place in the Japanese capital, but it was impossible to have the streets closed down for our location shoot. So, we had to create the environment digitally, which became a huge challenge."

Special Features Include: (**Starred features are new)

-- Making Of The Fast Franchise**: From the first Fast movie in Southern California to Miami, Tokyo and now Mexico, go behind the scenes on one of the hottest franchises and see what's in store for FAST & FURIOUS.-- Drift: A Sideways Craze**: This documentary tracks the lives of three drift drivers at various points in their professional lives.-- Custom Made Drifter-- Deleted Scenes-- Commentary With Director Justin Lin-- Drifting School-- Cast Cam-- The Big Breakdown: Han's Last Ride-- Tricked Out To Drift-- Welcome To Drifting-- The Real Drift King-- The Japanese Way-- Music Videos: Don Omar "Conteo," Far East Moment "Round Round"-- Soundtrack Spot-- D-Box Enabled**

Exclusive Blu-ray Special Features Include:

-- U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature, U-Control puts viewers one click away from going deeper into the making of the film without ever leaving the movie.-- Picture In Picture: Access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, all without interruption to the movie experience. -- Tech Specs: Check the stats on all the hot rides in action, then clock the insurance damages as rival racers smash the competition!-- BD-Live: Access the BD-Live Center through your Internet-connected player to get even more content, watch the latest trailers, and more!-- My Scenes: Pick your favorite scenes from the film to create your own video montage and share them with your buddies.-- GPS: Track the action with real-time GPS mapping during the film's intense climatic race through the grid locked streets of Tokyo.-- Storyboards: Explore the original storyboards and see how the filmmakers took every pulse-pounding, gravity-defying action sequence from concept to film.


Experience the world of Bond the way it was meant to be seen as the ultimate spy series reveals even faster car chases, shinier gadgets and sexier Bond Girls, when three classic 007 films premiere on Blu-ray March 24 from MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.

Fan favorite must-own missions, GOLDFINGER (1964), MOONRAKER (1979), and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) span Bond's ageless career and have been restored and re-mastered for the highest picture and sound quality via the state-of-the-art Lowry process digital frame-by-frame restoration. These titles join DR. NO, DIE ANOTHER DAY, LIVE AND LET DIE, FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE and THUNDERBALL, recently made available on BD.

MOONRAKER featured optical effects from Les Films Michel Francois. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH has vfx from Cinesite, The Magic Camera Company, MPC, Smoke and Mirrors and The Mill.

One of the world's most successful and longest running film franchises in history, the MI6 special agent boasts an astounding 98% global consumer awareness. Each James Bond Blu-ray disc is loaded with a dossier of top-secret extras, such as declassified featurettes and exclusive interactive guides.

Additionally, the trio is available together in the Volume Three: GOLDFINGER, MOONRAKER, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH collection.

Special Features Include:

GOLDFINGER-- Audio Commentary Featuring Director Guy Hamilton-- Audio Commentary Featuring Members of the Cast and Crew-- "Declassified: MI6 Vault" -- Sean Connery From the Set of GOLDFINGER, Theodore Bikel Screen Test, Tito Vandis Screen Test, On Tour With the Aston Martin DB5, Honor Blackman Open-Ended Interview-- "007 Mission Control" -- Interactive Guide Into the World of GOLDFINGER-- Exotic Locations featurette-- Mission Dossier: The Making of GOLDFINGER, The GOLDFINGER Phenomenon, Original Publicity Featurette-- Original Theatrical Trailer-- TV Broadcasts -- "Stop Look He's Looking For Trouble -- 007 It Spells Bond", "Miss Honey & Miss Galore", "Miss Honey & Miss Galore Have James Bond Back For More"-- Radio Communication-- Original Radio Interviews with Sean Connery and other radio spots-- Image Database Galleries

MOONRAKER-- Audio Commentary Featuring Sir Roger Moore-- Audio Commentary Featuring Director Lewis Gilbert and Members of the Cast and Crew-- "Declassified MI6" Vault -- 007 In Rio - Original 1979 Production Featurette, Bond '79, Ken Adam's Production Films, Learning to Freefall - Sky Diving Test Footage, Sky Diving Storyboards, Circus Footage, Cable Car Alternative Storyboard 1, Cable Car Alternative Storyboard 2-- "007 Mission Control" -- Interactive Guide Into the World of MOONRAKER-- "Exotic Locations" featurette -- Mission Dossier -- Inside Moonraker -- An Original Documentary, The Men Behind the Mayhem -- Special Effects Documentary-- Release Trailer-- Image Database Galleries

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH-- Audio Commentary Featuring Director Michael Apted-- Audio Commentary Featuring Peter Lamont, David Arnold and Vic Armstrong-- "Declassified: MI6 Vault" -- Deleted & Extended Scenes with Introductions by Director Michael Apted, Deleted Scene: Meeting Renard, Extended Scene: Bond Tries To Stop King, Deleted Scene: DB5 at King's Funeral, Extended Scene: The Things We Do For England, Deleted Scene: Static Charge, Deleted Scene: Oil and Blood, Alternate Scene: Trouble in the Pipeline-- The Boat Chase -- Introduction with Director Michael Apted, Extended Scene: The Thames Boat Chase, Expanded Angle View, Alternate Angle View, Original Scene-- "James Bond Down River" -- Original 1999 Featurette-- Creating an Icon: Making the Teaser Trailer-- Hong Kong Press Conference-- "007 Mission Control" -- Interactive Guide Into the World of THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH-- Exotic Locations featurette-- The Making of THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, Bond Cocktail, Tribute to Desmond Llewelyn-- "The World Is Not Enough" Music Video by Garbage-- The Secrets of 007: Alternative Video Option-- Release Trailer-- Image Database Galleries


This March, get ready to whistle while you work as Lionsgate releases a new twist on the classic tale of "Snow White and The Seven Dwarves" with the animated DVD HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2. The DVD is a sequel to HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER, the CGI-animated theatrical release and will contain three interactive games.

Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again. This time Princess Snow White is a misguided teenager who'd rather have fun with friends Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks and Little Bo Peep than help peasants. When Snow White's father is matched up with Lady Vain -- a scheming witch brewing to rule the kingdom -- Snow White becomes a thorn in Lady Vain's side. Snow White is soon tricked by Lady Vain (with Rumpelstiltskin's help) into spreading vicious gossip about the townspeople, forcing her to flee. Through rebuilding the three little pigs' houses with the seven dwarves leading the way, Snow White learns the value of helping others. Only Snow White can foil her dad's wedding to stop Lady Vain. With Mambo and Munk in tow, Snow White proves she can rule the kingdom, while bringing balance back to the scales of good and evil.

A "Happily 2 Pack" will also be available containing both HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER and HAPPILY N'EVER AFTER 2.

Special Features Include:

-- Red Riding Hood Challenge: Using Red's basket of goodies, test your cunning vision to see if you can keep track of the different kinds of pastries that come and go in a limited amount of time.-- Bo Peep and the Sheep: Outsmart the Ogre in a game of Odd Sheep Out. The Ogre will present several visual challenges that involve Bo Peep's sheep.-- Snow White and the Great Hall: Using hints and tips from Mambo and Munk, make your way down the great hall -- all the while Rumpelstiltskin will try to blast dark magic at you by aiming the Mirror in your direction.


Amir is a young Afghani from a well-to-do Kabul family; his best friend Hassan is the son of a family servant. Together the two boys form a bond of friendship that breaks tragically on one fateful day, when Amir fails to save his friend from brutal neighborhood bullies. Amir and Hassan become separated, and as first the Soviets and then the Taliban seize control of Afghanistan, Amir and his father escape to the United States to pursue a new life. Years later, Amir -- now an accomplished author living in San Francisco -- is called back to Kabul to right the wrongs he and his father committed years ago.

VFX were by CafeFX.

Special Features Include:

-- Commentary with Marc Forster, Khaled Hosseini and David Benioff-- Words from THE KITE RUNNER-- Images from THE KITE RUNNER-- Public Service Announcement with Khaled Hosseini-- Theatrical Trailer

LILO & STITCH 2-Disc Big Wave Edition on DVD

Get ready for the wildly original story about an independent little girl named Lilo and her adopted alien "puppy," the mischievous Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet. After crash landing on Earth, Stitch wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, but he also learns about loyalty, friendship and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family. Now, catch the wave of fun and adventure in the Big Wave Edition from Walt Disney Studios Home Ent. jam-packed with games and awesome bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the movie. Experience LILO & STITCH like never before in the 2-Disc Big Wave Edition.

Special Features Include:

-- Five Deleted Scenes-- Two Early Versions of Scenes-- The Story Room: The Making of LILO & STITCH -- an Interactive Behind-the-Scenes Look-- Audio Commentary by Directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois-- "Your 'Ohana" Music Video Featuring The Hawaiian Chorus-- "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" Music Video Performed by A-Teens-- Lilo & Stitch Island Adventure Games-- A Stitch in Time -- Follow Stitch Through the Disney Years-- DisneyPedia: Hawaii -- The Islands of Aloha: Explore the Hawaiian Islands


Peace Arch Home Ent. will release the children's series MIFFY AND FRIENDS: MIFFY'S ADVENTURE to DVD on March 23.

Miffy would love to be able to fly. She tries, by running and flapping her arms, but nothing works. So, Miffy and Grunty try to make her wings, so that she can fly like a kite. But it doesn't work and Miffy is disappointed. Then Grunty has a good idea, and in no time, Miffy finds herself in the air after all!

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN Collector's Edition on DVD and Blu-ray

Sean Connery is James Bond in the high-velocity action thriller NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN arriving on Blu-ray and Collector's Edition DVD March 24 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld, played by Max Von Sydow, infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When NATO is held to ransom, the British send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld. The stakes are higher than ever for the British Secret Service agent to save the day.

Directed by Irvin Kershner (STAR WARS: EPISODE V -- THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK), NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983) is action packed with villains, gadgets, exotic locations and beautiful women and now it's been transformed to the screen in high-definition with breathtaking visuals and elaborate stunts. The film features a powerful supporting cast including Golden Globe nominee Barbara Carrera and Oscar winner Kim Basinger and featured vfx by Apogee Productions.

Special Features Include:

Commentary with Director Irvin Kershner and James Bond Historian Steven Jay Rubin (author of THE JAMES BOND FILMS: A BEHIND THE SCENES HISTORY).-- Featurettes: "The Big Gamble," "Sean is Back" and "The Girls of Never Say Never Again."-- Theatrical Trailer-- Photo Gallery


The high-octane action of the world's most famous secret agent continues when QUANTUM OF SOLACE explodes onto Blu-ray and DVD on March 24 from MGM and Fox Home Ent.

A worldwide box office phenomenon, QUANTUM OF SOLACE has broken countless records and scored among the top 20 film openings of all time in 67 international territories. Bond... James Bond remains one of the world's largest and most successful film franchises with 22 films to date.

Starting shortly after CASINO ROYALE ends, Daniel Craig returns as James Bond, betrayed by the woman he loved and determined to find those responsible for her death. His pursuit and determination lead him deeper into the criminal organization known as "Quantum" and into the company of Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), an environmentalist using his wealth and power to help overthrow a government in exchange for a barren piece of desert land that will allow him to control the country's water supply. Forced to work without the help of MI6, Bond partners with Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a young woman on her own quest for justice, and together they travel across the globe in order to stop Greene and seek retribution.

The 22nd film in the James Bond franchise, QUANTUM OF SOLACE features many familiar faces from 2006's CASINO ROYALE including Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench as Bond's closest confidant, M, Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis and Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter. The Blu-ray Disc and two-disc special edition DVD contains special features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, crew files, plus a music video for "Another Way to Die" featuring Jack White and Alicia Keys.

QUANTUM OF SOLACE will be available on Blu-ray, single disc DVD and two disc Special Edition DVD.

Director Marc Forster naturally tapped several of his long-time crew members, including Visual Effects Designer Kevin Tod Haug. Working with Double Negative, Framestore, Machine FX, MPC and MK12, Haug oversaw 900 vfx shots within the long-standing Bond tradition of depicting realistic-looking action.

"I pretty much did what I've always done for Marc," Haug suggests. "There is a certain amount of polishing that Marc needs out of the visual effects department because he's developed a recognition that a certain amount of what is too expensive to do on the day could be managed later: 'I know I have the raw material here and ultimately I want to see how it cuts before I deal with some of these issues.' And unlike a lot of directors who go back and do reshoots, he just fixes them. So the stuff tends to be 98% there. There's just that little bit of tweaking to make things look better. Since STAY, we usually have our own in-house level of compositing so that we can do what I call 'editorially-driven visual effects': splitting performances and retiming things, taking a performance from one scene and putting it in another in order to shorten a scene or transplant a scene or a performance.

Single-Disc DVD Special Features:-- "Another Way to Die" Music Video-- Theatrical Trailers

Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Special Features:Includes all of the above single-disc content plus additional bonus features:-- "Bond on Location" 24-minute special feature-- Start of Shooting--On Location-- Olga Kurylenko and the Boat Chase-- Director Marc Forster-- The Music-- Crew Files

Blu-ray DVD Special Features:Includes all of the above two-disc special edition content in HD


Delving into the back stories of the characters from KUNG FU PANDA with new animation, SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE features the voices of Jack Black as Po and Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu. Po faces what may be his greatest challenge: trying to teach a class of young Kung Fu students. To gain the unruly group's attention, he leans on the one thing closest to his heart -- his Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge. SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE further expands on the stories of Monkey, Tigress, Mantis, Viper and Crane as Po relates how they unlocked important lessons to become truly excellent in the art and ideals of Kung Fu.

Special Features Include:

-- Featurette: Learn to Draw-- Featurette: Dumpling Shuffle-- DVD Rom: Pandamonium Activity Kit-- Featurette: Learn the Panda Dance-- Featurette: Do You Kung Fu?-- Featurette: Inside the Chinese Zodiac-- Featurette: Animals of Kung Fu Panda-- Featurette: What Fighting Style Are You?


Sunny days! Warner Home Video is releasing the classic family film SESAME STREET: FOLLOW THAT BIRD in a newly re-mastered 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. The DVD tells the story of Big Bird's cross country adventure while members of his SESAME STREET family set out to find him. This release will be restored to its original theatrical widescreen format and will feature collectible packaging as well as all-new enhanced content.

The first Sesame Street theatrical movie, SESAME STREET: FOLLOW THAT BIRD, takes viewers on a cross-country adventure in search of Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) who decides to run away from home after he's placed with a foster family of Dodo birds by Miss Finch, a social worker who is convinced that Big Bird should live with his own breed - birds - instead of his diverse family at Sesame Street.

Big Bird attempts to find his way home while friends, Maria, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Bert and Ernie, Grover, Oscar and several others, set out to find him. Along the way, Big Bird has several exciting adventures and meets a number of interesting characters, but he's quick to remain on the move because he's being pursued by the unrelenting Miss Finch. How can he convince her he's truly happy living at Sesame Street, amongst his eclectic family?

Special Features Include:

-- New Interview with Caroll Spinney-- Jump to a Song (7 Songs Total)-- Singalong-- DVD-Rom Enhanced Features: Downloadable Coloring Sheets-- Theatrical Trailer

THE VENTURE BROS.: Season Three on DVD and Blu-ray

Dig deeper into the world of Venture with Season 3, a rich tapestry of past and present, cause and effect, unitards and bodystockings. Witness the genesis of villainous personae, the clash of sporadically opposing forces, and the birth of debilitating neuroses in this, the sturmiest, most drangful season yet. THE VENTURE BROS. season three will be available on Blu-ray day-in-date (March 24) for the first time.

Episodes Include:

"Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny," "The Doctor is Sin," "The Invisible Hand of Fate," "Home Is Where the Hate Is," "The Buddy System," "Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman," "What Goes Down, Must Come Up," "Murder O'Clock," "Now Museum, Now You Don't," "The Lepidopterists," "Orb," "The Family That Stays Together... Part 1" and "The Family That Stays Together... Part 2"

Special Features Include:

-- Completely Uncensored, Deleted Scenes

Blu-ray also includes THE VENTURE BROS. soundtrack.


Warner Premiere's WATCHMEN: TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER and UNDER THE HOOD arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on March 24 from Warner Home Video.

Produced in association with Legendary Pictures, both titles are executive produced by WATCHMEN director Zack Snyder, Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder, Thomas Tull and Wesley Coller.

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, the story-within-the-story in the acclaimed WATCHMEN features the voices of Gerard Butler and Jared Harris (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON) and is directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and Mike Smith and written by Alex Tse (WATCHMEN) and Zack Snyder. TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER is produced by Brian McNulty and Karen Mayeda-Vranek.

TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novel's richly layered story-within-a-story. Within the graphic novel, TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, appears as a comic book read by a young man in New York City while the city is being destroyed. This daring pirate saga chronicles a sailor's journey home from being marooned. During his journey, the young seaman is "forced by the urgency of his mission to shed one inhibition after another" and experience horrible events along the way. The turbulent events the sailor endures seem to mirror those in the Watchmen's world.

Hollis Mason's tell-all autobiography, UNDER THE HOOD, chronicles the events in Hollis Mason's life that led to him to become the masked avenger Nite Owl and discusses how the Minutemen were formed. It features the original Sally Spectre, the Comedian, Moloch the Mystic, along with Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl.

UNDER THE HOOD is directed by Eric Matthies, written by Hans Rodionoff and produced by Eric Matthies and Wesley Coller. Stars Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie and Jeffrey Dean Morgan appear as their characters from the theatrical WATCHMEN film in this live-action documentary-style special.

WATCHMEN: TALES FROM THE BLACK FREIGHTER and UNDER THE HOOD will be available on standard definition disc for $27.95 SRP and Blu-ray for $35.99 SRP.

DVD special features include a story with a story -- exploring the comic-within-a-comic concept in WATCHMEN, WATCHMEN MOTION COMIC: Chapter 1 and a first look at DC universe's new animated GREEN LANTERN DVD.

Blu-ray copies also include "The Why of Watchmen" with Executive Producer and Director Zack Snyder and "The Two Bernies" -- Additional footage from WATCHMEN not seen in theaters.

WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!: Pirate Treasure on DVD

Set sail for adventure as Wubbzy and his friends discover a whole new world of fun in this collection of wild escapades and silly songs from the Nick Jr./Noggin animated sensation from Starz/Anchor Bay Ent. Tag along with Wubbzy, Widget and Walden as they search to find buried pirate treasure. Find out what happens when Wubbzy gets lost in the woods and why Walden is afraid of the beach. Take a trip with the gang to the nearby town of Plaidsville! Get ready for hours of singing, dancing, laughing and learning in this Emmy-award winning series that puts the WOW! WOW! back into pre-school entertainment!