The BOURNE trilogy comes to Blu-ray, along with special editions of MARY POPPINS on DVD, TEDDY RUXPIN and PINK PANTHER collections, BLOOD + and FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST on DVD and ROCKNROLLA on Blu-ray...plus more.
THE ADVENTURES OF TEDDY RUXPIN: Come Dream With Me -- Complete Series on DVD
This 65 episode collection features the entire run of this legendary series and brand, now on DVD from Mill Creek Ent. Now you can follow all the adventures of Teddy Ruxpin and his friends as they travel in search of treasures in Professor Gimmick''s fabulous Airship. Teddy, Grubby, Gimmick and all the rest see exciting new places and meet fun new friends in these timeless tales. This amazing series comes to you with exciting new original packaging that is sure to please all of Teddy's fans.
"The Treasure of Grundo," "Beware of the Mudblups," "Guests of the Grunges," "In the Fortress of the Wizard," "Escape from the Treacherous Mountain," "Take a Good Look," "Grubby's Romance," "Tweeg's Mom," "The Surf Grunges," "A New M.A.V.O. Member," "The Faded Fobs," "The Medicine Wagon," "Tweeg Gets the Tweezles," "The Lemonade Stand," "The Rainbow Mine," "The Wooly What's-It," "Sign of a Friend," "One More Spot," "Elves and Woodsprites," "Grundo Graduation," "Double Grubby," "King Nogburt's Castle," "The Day Teddy Met Grubby," "Secret of the Illiops," "Through Tweeg's Fingers," "Uncle Grubby," "The Crystal Book," "Teddy and the Mudblups," "Win One for the Twipper," "Tweeg Joins M.A.V.O.," "The Mushroom Forest," "Anything in the Soup," "Captured," "To The Rescue," "Escape from M.A.V.O.," "Leekee Lake," "The Third Crystal," "Up for Air," "The Black Box," "The Hard To Find City," "Octopede Sailors," "Tweeg the Vegetable," "Wizardland," "The Ying Zoo," "The Big Escape," "Teddy Ruxpin's Birthday," "Wizardweek," "Air and Water Race," "The Great Grundo Ground Race," "A Race to the Finish," "Autumn Adventure," "Gimmick's Gizmos and Gadgets," Harvest Feast," "Wooly and the Giant Snowzos," "Winter Adventure," "Teddy's Quest," "Thin Ice," "Fugitives," "Musical Oppressors," "M.A.V.O. Costume Ball," "Father's Day," "The Journey Home," "On the Beaches," "L.B.'s Wedding" and "The Mystery Unravels."
ALL-NEW SUPERFRIENDS HOUR: Season One, Vol. 2 on DVD
America's favorite DC superheroes Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, reunite to protect the world from galactic dangers when Warner Home Video (WHV) and DC Comics release ALL-NEW SUPER FRIENDS HOUR Season 1, Volume 2 on January 27. These 32 timeless adventures in a Deluxe 2-Disc Collector's edition showcase the World's Greatest Super Heroes paving the way for a brighter future.
The ALL-NEW SUPER FRIENDS HOUR immediately resonated with fans and became a huge ratings success for ABC. Using combined powers, cunning and wit, the SUPER FRIENDS fight for truth and justice and save the day with the reminder that good will always triumph over evil. Each thrill-packed hour includes four exciting and suspenseful episodes as the SUPER FRIENDS battle unthinkable dangers. Interactive segments with magic tricks, health and safety tips and puzzles, are just a few cool extras that this thrilling collection boasts!
Special features include:
-- "The Wonder Twins Phenomenon" -- 20 minutes of bonus content with segments exploring Zan and Jayna's impact on pop culture.
32 episodes of the ALL-NEW SUPER FRIENDS HOUR series will be featured in the 2-disc set including:
Disc I: "The Invisible Menace," "Initiation," "Coming of the Anthropods," "River of Doom," "Attack of the Giant Squid," "Game of Chicken," "The Water Beast," "Volcano," "The Collector," "Handicap," "The Mind Maidens," "Alaska Peril," "The Fifty Foot Woman," "Cheating," "Exploration: Earth," "Attack of the Killer Bees"
Disc II: "Forbidden Power," "Pressure Point," "The Lionmen," "Day of Rats," "Man Beasts of Xra," "Prejudice," "Tiny World of Terror," "Tibetan Raiders," "Frozen Peril," "Dangerous Prank," "The Mummy of Nazca," "Cable Car Rescue," "The Protector," "Stowaways," "The Ghost," "Rampage"
BLOOD+: Volume Four on DVD
BLOOD +: Volume Four, on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Ent. on January 27 is the fourth volume to be released in a five-episode single-disc format, a popular option among anime collectors. BLOOD +, the dark and visually impressive Adult Swim series from The Cartoon Network, is based on the anime movie BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE.
Saya Otonashi, a seemingly normal high school student, suffers from amnesia and can't remember the past year of her life. One day, after a man appears and gives her a katana sword, her destiny changes forever. Soon Saya finds herself fighting the latest threat to humanity -- Chiropterans, ravenous immortal creatures that can change form and disguise themselves as human beings. An organization known as the Red Shield has been waging a private war to wipe them out. Saya travels to Ekaterinburg during the continued struggle, but no one's safe.
"Siberian Express""Do You Remember the Promise?""Moon Over Ekaterinburg""Broken Heart""Chevalier"
THE BOURNE COLLECTION on Blu-ray
For the first time on Blu-ray, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM are available together in this special edition high-definition collection on January 27, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Ent.
Starring Matt Damon as Jason Bourne -- a highly-trained assassin on the run from a shadowy government agency -- the Bourne movies offer non-stop action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and spectacular chase sequences brimming with international espionage conspiracies.
The three-disc set is loaded with hours of bonus materials including deleted scenes, interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentaries and all-new interactive content exclusive to Blu-ray. Universal's Exclusive U-Control takes viewers beyond the movie with Picture-in-Picture and a series of interactive dossiers, loaded with classified information about Jason Bourne's mysterious past and the people who pursue him. Through Universal's BD-Live Center fans can download even more bonus content, share their favorite scenes with buddies, and engage in a Blu-ray exclusive strategy game that pits users against each other in hand-to-hand combat simulation.
THE BOURNE IDENTITY: After being pulled from the sea with two bullets in his back, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) awakens on a fishing boat with no memory of his involvement in a top-secret, black ops arm of the CIA called Treadstone. The only clue to his identity is the number of a Swiss bank account in which he discovers an array of passports and weapons, as well as a fortune in cash. As he struggles to regain his memory, his former employers dub him a rogue agent and target him for termination. When an equally deadly assassin codenamed "Professor" (Clive Owen) is sent to dispose of him, Bourne rediscovers his extraordinary survival skills, including hand-to-hand combat, martial arts and multiple languages, and begins to understand who he really is. As he struggles to unlock the secret of his own identity, Bourne has to deal with his past in order to ensure his own future.
The 2002 theatrical release has vfx by ILM, Illusion Arts and Pacific Title Digital.
Special Features Include:
-- Exclusive U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie. While you watch the movie, immerse yourself in the character dossiers and location analyses, and explore the technology behind the spy gadgets through visuals and 3D animations.-- Picture in Picture-- Bourne Reminders-- Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game-- Treadstone Files: Includes interactive Character Dossiers, Agent Status info, and GPS features.
-- BD-Live: Blu-ray and PlayStation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:* My Scenes Sharing: Share your favorite clips with friends through BD Live Internet discussions.-- Bourne card battle strategy game.-- The Ludlum Identity: An extraordinary portrait of the best-selling author through archival interviews with friends, colleagues, family members and Ludlum himself.-- The Ludlum Supremacy: Who is Jason Bourne? -- A revealing look at how Bourne was born.-- The Ludlum Ultimatum: A fascinating examination of the Bourne character and his enduring audience appeal-- Alternate Opening and Ending: With an introduction by producer Frank Marshall, screenwriter Tony Gilroy and actor Brian Cox-- Deleted and Extended Scenes-- The Birth of the Bourne Identity-- The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum: A fascinating new look at the late Robert Ludlum, the bestselling novelist who created the "Bourne" trilogy.-- Access Granted: An exclusive interview with screenwriter Tony Gilroy on the challenges of adapting Ludlum's 500-page book for the screen.-- From Identity to Supremacy -- Jason & Marie: This feature includes exclusive interviews with Matt Damon and Franka Potente which explore the making of "The Bourne Identity" - and build a bridge to the spectacular sequel, "The Bourne Supremacy."-- The Bourne Diagnosis: Insights into the causes and effects of Jason Bourne's struggle with amnesia from a UCLA psychologist.-- Cloak and Dagger: In this feature, CIA liaison officer Chase Brandon delivers a detailed, real-world analysis of the making of a super-spy.-- Inside a Fight Sequence: Join Matt Damon on the set as he and the film's Stunt Choreographer map out the explosive action-packed U.S. Embassy fight sequence.-- Moby "Extreme Ways" Music Video-- Feature Commentary with Director Doug Liman
THE BOURNE SUPREMACY: When his lover is murdered and he is framed for the assassination of a fellow agent, Jason Bourne finds himself on the run again. But as he closes in on his girlfriend's killers, he realizes his former handlers are back on his trail. After his fingerprints are found at the scene of a murder in Berlin, an ambitious CIA operative (Joan Allen) becomes determined to stop him once and for all. Haunted by debilitating fragmented memories as he navigates the labyrinth of international espionage, Bourne (Matt Damon) must outwit, outmaneuver and outmuscle some of the most powerful forces in the world just to survive.
The 2004 theatrical release has vfx by Pixel Liberation Front, ILM, Pacific Title and Art Studio, CIS Hollywood and Snow Business.
Special Features Include:
-- Exclusive U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie. While you watch the movie, immerse yourself in the character dossiers and location analysis, and explore the technology behind the spy gadgets through visuals and 3D animations.-- Picture in Picture-- Bourne Reminders-- Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game-- Supremacy Dossier
-- BD-Live: Blu-ray and PlayStation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:* My Scenes Sharing: Share your favorite clips with friends through BD Live Internet discussions.* Bourne card battle strategy game.-- My Scenes-- Explosive Deleted Scenes-- Matching Identities: Casting - See what it took to land a key role in this major action hit.-- Keeping It Real -- A look at the edgy and kinetic visual style the filmmakers brought to Supremacy.-- Blowing Things Up - Virtual isn't always better. See how some of the film's most awesome pyrotechnical sequences were created -- without digital effects.-- On the Move with Jason Bourne - Travel the globe to visit the film's exotic locations from India to Berlin to Moscow.-- Bourne to Be Wild: Fight Training -- Matt Damon didn't become a lethal weapon overnight. Witness the action as the star and the movie's fight trainer perfect the film's thrilling hand-to-hand combat scenes.-- Crash Cam: Racing Through the Streets of Moscow - Experience how stunt coordinators meticulously planned and executed the movie's stunning, high-speed chase sequence-- The Go-Mobile Revs Up the Action - Feel the rush of being in the driver's seat with this revolutionary new vehicle used to capture Matt Damon's high-speed exploits in the film's jaw-dropping car chase sequences!-- Anatomy of a Scene: The Explosive Bridge Chase Scene -- Step onto the set and experience the tension and intense preparation as the filmmaking team plans and shoots one of the movie's most demanding, dangerous and thrilling action scenes.-- Scoring with John Powell: A special look at creating the pulse-pound score for the movie.-- The Bourne Mastermind: Robert Ludlum: A fascinating new look at the late Robert Ludlum, the bestselling novelist who created the "Bourne" trilogy.-- The Bourne Diagnosis Part Two: Insights into the causes and effects of Jason Bourne's struggle with amnesia from a UCLA psychologist.-- Feature Commentary with Paul Greengrass
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM: All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne (Damon) is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. Now, Bourne will hunt down his past in order to find a future. He must travel from Moscow, Paris and London to Tangier and New York City as he continues his quest to uncover the truth behind his mysterious past -- all the while trying to outwit a new generation of highly-trained assassins as well as the relentless CIA operatives who will stop at nothing to prevent him from learning his true identity.
The 2007 theatrical release has vfx from CIS Hollywood, Double Negative, Snow Business, Gentle Giant Studios, HimAnl Productions and Plowman Craven & Associates.
Special Features Include:
-- Exclusive U-Control: Universal's exclusive signature feature U-Control allows viewers to delve into the making of the film with the click of the remote without ever leaving the movie. While you watch the movie, immerse yourself in the character dossiers and location analyses, and explore the technology behind the spy gadgets through visuals and 3D animations.-- Picture in Picture-- Bourne Reminders-- Bourne Card Battle Strategy Game-- Blackbriar Files: While you watch the movie, immerse yourself in the character dossiers and location analyses, and explore the technology behind the spy gadgets through visuals and 3D animations.-- BD-Live: Blu-ray and PlayStation3 players with an Internet connection can access exclusive interactive applications that allow viewers to communicate with friends and family while watching the film:* My Scenes Sharing: Share your favorite clips with friends through BD Live Internet discussions.* Bourne card battle strategy game.-- Be Bourne Spy Training - Viewers test their skills to see if they've got what it takes to be a covert operative.-- Man on the Move: Jason Bourne -- From Berlin to Tangier, see how the film's exotic locations influenced the filmmaking process.-- Rooftop Pursuit - Discover how state-of-the-art technology was used to film the incredible Tangier rooftop chase scene.-- Planning the Punches -- Matt Damon reveals his complex and rigorous fight training.-- Driving School - Join Matt Damon behind the wheel as he trains for the New York car chase scene.-- New York Chase - An insider's view on how the film's heart-stopping chase sequences were filmed.-- Feature Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass-- Deleted Scenes
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Season 1 Box Set on DVD
Innocence and flesh were sacrificed when two young brothers ignored the laws of Alchemy in an attempt to resurrect their mother. The horrors they recklessly unleashed that night marked the beginning of a journey that leads from darkness to light and back.
In an era of war and corruption, State Alchemist Edward Elric and his brother Alphonse desperately search for the Philosopher's Stone. The legendary artifact is their last hope to restore what was lost -- or it could be their undoing. The grisly truths found in the quest for the relic will test their souls in ways unimaginable. Murder stalks the brothers from the shadows and false prophets conspire to steal their faith. Morality is assaulted by military atrocities and scientific abominations. Amid the ashes of their childhood, Edward and Alphonse will discover the power to create is but a breath away from the power to destroy. The bond of brotherhood will be their greatest weapon in the fight for their lives.
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Season 1 is now on DVD from Funimation Productions.
HULK VS. on DVD and Blu-ray
Lionsgate Home Ent. presents two of the most legendary chapters in Marvel's comic book history with the eagerly awaited DVD release HULK VS. Make way for the clash of Marvel's mightiest heroes, as Bruce Banner's alter-ego takes on fan favorites Wolverine and Thor in two epic, all new, action-packed animated films -- HULK VS. WOLVERINE and HULK VS. THOR.
HULK VS will be available on Standard Edition DVD, 2-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 27, 2009. The Standard Edition DVD features collectible 3D lenticular packaging.
HULK VS. WOLVERINE: The Incredible Hulk has been tearing a line across the Canadian wilderness, leaving a swath of destruction in his wake. He has to be stopped, and there's only one man up to the job. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. He's Wolverine, an elite agent of Canada's top secret Department H, and he's been put on Hulk's trail with a single objective: stop the green goliath... at all costs. Hulk and Wolverine are about to enter the fiercest battle of their lives.
HULK VS. THOR: It's gods versus monsters in this epic forty-five minute movie. For ages, Loki the trickster has sought a way to bring defeat to his accursed stepbrother, Thor. But for all the battles Thor has fought, in all the nine realms, only one creature has ever been able to match his strength -- a mortal beast of Midgard known as The Incredible Hulk. Now, with Odin the king of the gods deep in a regenerative sleep, and the forces protecting Asgard at their weakest, Loki is finally ready to spring his trap. In a classic battle that will test a hero's limits more than ever before, only the mighty Thor can hope to prevail.
Standard Edition DVD Special Features:-- HULK VS. WOLVERINE -- Audio Commentary by Supervising Producer/co-writer Craig Kyle and co-writer Chris Yost-- HULK VS. THOR -- Audio Commentary by Supervising Producer/co-writer Craig Kyle and co-writer Chris Yost-- "First Look -- WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN" featurette-- "First Look -- THOR TALES OF ASGARD" featurette-- Trailer Gallery
Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray Special Features:
HULK VS. WOLVERINE:-- Audio Commentary by Supervising Producer/co-writer Craig Kyle and co-writer Chris Yost-- Audio Commentary by Supervising Director Frank Paur and Storyboard Artists Kevin Altieri and Butch Lukic-- "This is Gonna Hurt: The Making of HULK VS WOLVERINE" featurette-- "Fan Frenzy: HULK VS WOLVERINE at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con" featurette-- "First Look -- WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN" featurette-- Trailer GalleryHULK VS. THOR:-- Audio Commentary by Supervising Producer/co-writer Craig Kyle and co-writer Chris Yost-- Audio Commentary by Supervising Director Frank Paur, Animation Director Sam Liu and Color Key Design James Peters-- "Of Gods and Monsters: The Making of HULK VS THOR" featurette-- "Jack Kirby and Thor" (original Thor comic illustrator) featurette-- "First Look -- THOR TALES OF ASGARD" featurette--Trailer Gallery
THE GREAT MUSIC CAPER on DVD
Join Dizzy, Bop and the rest of the swinging band on their jamming journey in THE GREAT MUSIC CAPER arriving on DVD January 27 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. Featuring the voices of singer/actress Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque, rapper/actor Bow Wow and actor/comedian Cheech Marin, THE GREAT MUSIC CAPER is a musically engaging CGI symphony of fun the whole family can tune into.
When a melodious orchestra of beautiful instruments is divided into sections over the theft of the musical keys, Dizzy and Bop form an unlikely duo to uncover the truth. After discovering the keys were actually stolen by a villainous doctor looking to build his own instrument of cacophonous discord, all of the instruments -- woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion -- must once again band together to regain possession of the keys if the orchestra is to ever have an encore.
MARY POPPINS 45th Anniversary Special Edition on DVD
Practically perfect in every way, the world's most famous nanny touches down on rooftops everywhere when MARY POPPINS: The 45th Anniversary Edition arrives on new 2-disc Special Edition DVD January 27, 2009 from Walt Disney Studios Home Ent.
Dazzling animation, groundbreaking special effects and award-winning music earned MARY POPPINS five Academy Awards, including Best Actress and Best Song. The new two-disc DVD features hours of captivating bonus material, including the all-new "Mary Poppins: From Page to Stage", a fascinating feature that takes audiences backstage for an exclusive look at the making of the Tony Award winning musical, and "Step in Time," a never-before-filmed musical number performed by the original Broadway cast -- also downloadable as an MP3 audio file. Bonus materials also include the ultimate "behind-the-scenes" movie documentary and reminiscences of the film's stars and legendary composer Richard Sherman.
Songwriting brothers Richard and Robert Sherman (BED KNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG) received Oscars for Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee"), and Best Score, which includes such unforgettable numbers as "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Sister Suffragette," "The Life I Lead," "The Perfect Nanny," "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Jolly Holiday," "Stay Awake," "I Love To Laugh," "Feed the Birds," "The Fidelity Fiduciary Bank," "Step in Time" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite."
Based on the popular children's stories by P.L. Travers, MARY POPPINS has won the hearts of generations of kids and their parents with its enchanting tale of a magical nanny who changes the lives of two rowdy but neglected kids with determination, discipline and "Just a Spoonful of Sugar." Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) takes Jane and Michael Banks (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber) on magical, musical outings including a play date with adorable animated penguins, a race through the country side on merry-go-round horses and a trip across the rooftops of London on a stairway made of smoke -- and always gets them home in time for dinner! With her foolproof mixture of good manners and unpredictable fun, Mary not only introduces order to the chaotic Banks household, but brings the whole family together in the process.
Special Features Include:
-- Mary Poppins from Page to Stage -- First a beloved children's book, then a classic movie and now a smash hit Broadway musical! Fans can follow the story of MARY POPPINS from page to stage as the creative team and cast prepare to take the long running show on tour.-- Step in Time -- The Broadway cast of MARY POPPINS performs the never-before-filmed number "Step in Time" from the show.-- Step in Time -- A downloadable MP3 featuring the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins singing "Step in Time," featuring Ashley Brown as Mary Poppins and Gavin Lee as Bert.-- Video Intro By Scenic & Costume Designer, Bob Crowley-- Bob Crowley's Design Galleries -- Concept art, costume designs, set designs and set models for the Broadway musical-- Audio Commentary -- Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Karen Dotrice and Richard Sherman recall the making of MARY POPPINS.-- Poppins Pop-Up Fun Facts -- Select this option and fun-filled facts about the creation of this classic film pop up during viewing.-- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: The Making of MARY POPPINS -- The definitive behind-the- scenes look at how this unique and beloved film came into being.-- Movie Magic -- A look at the special effect techniques used to bring the magical world of MARY POPPINS to life.-- The Gala World Premiere -- Footage from the Red Carpet.-- Dick Van Dyke Make-Up Test-- Trailers, Ads and More from the Original Release and Reissue of the FilmMary Poppins Still Art Galleries-- Disney's Song Selection -- The whole family can sing along to "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and any of the film's other memorable songs as the lyrics pop up on screen. Each song can be selected separately or while watching the film.-- Magical Musical Reunion -- Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and songwriter Richard Sherman reminisce about making MARY POPPINS and the music that makes it so special.-- A Musical Journey with Richard Sherman -- A delightful magical journey through some of the film's locations with co-composer Richard Sherman, who reveals surprising secrets about the music of MARY POPPINS along the way.-- Bonus Short: THE CAT THAT LOOKED AT A KING -- Live action and animation bring a chapter of P.L. Travers' MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR to life. Julie Andrews takes viewers into a magical animated world created in the style of the whimsical chalk drawings in MARY POPPINS.-- Deleted Song: "Chimpanzoo" -- A reconstruction of a song that did not appear in the movie using original storyboard and concept art, accompanied by a new rendition of the song performed by co-composer Richard Sherman.
OPEN SEASON 2 on DVD and Blu-ray
Boog, Elliot, Mr. Weenie and all the rebellious woodland creatures are back in Sony Pictures Animation's OPEN SEASON 2, available on DVD, Blu-ray High Def and PSP January 27, 2009 from Sony Pictures Home Ent.
The all-CG animated follow-up to the $190 million box office hit OPEN SEASON, OPEN SEASON 2 features the voice talents of Joel McHale (E!'s THE SOUP), Mike Epps (THE HONEYMOONERS), Jane Krakowski (TV's 30 ROCK), Billy Connolly (X FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE), Crispin Glover (BACK TO THE FUTURE) and Steven Schirripa (TV's THE SOPRANOS).
Inspired by the humor of Steve Moore, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, IN THE BLEACHERS, OPEN SEASON 2 follows the "wild animals" as they face the "domestic pets" in a battle for everyone's favorite wiener dog, Mr. Weenie, and introduces a new set of furry characters including Fifi (Glover), the bitter toy poodle, and Roberto (Schirripa), a basset hound with a slobbering problem.
The adventure continues with deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes feature showing all the magic (and fur) behind the creation of the family classic and an exclusive animated music video set to WHO LET THE DOGS OUT? by Baja Men. On the DVD, kids can enjoy exciting interactive carnival games with the "Wacky Weenie Arcade" featuring Elliot's "Go Fetch!" Frisbee game, "Fix That Doo" doggie glam up activities, and much more.
After falling head over hooves in love with Giselle (Krakowski), Elliot's (McHale) road to the altar takes a slight detour when Mr. Weenie (Cody Cameron) is kidnapped by a group of pampered pets determined to return him to his owners. Boog (Epps), Elliot, McSquizzy (Connolly), Buddy and the rest of the woodland creatures launch a full-scale rescue mission for their sausage-shaped friend and soon find themselves in enemy camp: the world of the pets. Led by a toy poodle named Fifi (Glover), the pets do not plan to let Mr. Weenie go without a fight. Can a toy poodle REALLY bring down a 900-pound grizzly bear? Will Elliot ever marry Giselle?
Directed by Matt O'Callaghan (CURIOUS GEORGE) and Todd Wilderman (STUART LITTLE 2), OPEN SEASON 2 was written by David I. Stern based on the characters created by John Carls, Jill Culton, Steve Moore and Anthony Stacchi. The film is produced by Kirk Bodyfelt (OPEN SEASON) and Matt O'Callaghan. The exec producers are Jill Culton and Michelle Murdocca. The co-producer is Amy Jupiter. The imagery and animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Culver City, California and Chennai, India, and Reel FX Creative Studios, based in Dallas, Texas. The score is by Ramin Djawadi.
DVD Bonus Features:
-- Going WILD! With the Voice Cast of OPEN SEASON 2-- How to Draw Your Favorite Characters: Boog, Elliot & Fifi-- "Wacky Weenie Arcade", featuring five carnival-style games*Elliot's "Go Fetch!" -- Frisbee Catch Game*Track That Treat -- Magic Shell Game*Fix that 'Do -- Doggie Glam-Up Activity*Boog's Waterslide Maze Craze -- Navigate Your Way Through A Wild Waterslide*Doggie Strength Test -- Ring Teat Bell!-- Deleted Scenes*Forever AND Ever?*Reilly's Family Tree*Bald Spot
Blu-ray Bonus Features:
-- Going WILD! With the Voice Cast of OPEN SEASON 2-- How to Draw Your Favorite Characters: Boog, Elliot & Fifi-- Deleted Scenes*Forever AND Ever?*Reilly's Family Tree*Bald Spot*Exclusive Blu-ray Features-- BD Exclusive Game -- Save Mr. Weenie! -- In this zany FROGGER-style game, Boog and Elliot must cross busy streets avoiding hunters, speeding traffic, and innocent pedestrians.-- BD Live Enabled
THE PINK PANTHER AND FRIENDS CLASSIC CARTOON COLLECTION on DVD
This nine-disc set from MGM and Fox Home Ent. contains the following:
-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 1: Pranks in The Pink (158 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 2: Adventures in The Pink (155 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 3: Frolics in The Pink (158 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 4: Swinging in The Pink (171 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 5: The Ant and the Aardvark (111 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 6: The Inspector Vol. 1 (107 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 7: The Inspector Vol. 2 (119 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 8: Roland and Ratfink (119 minutes)-- PINK PANTHER CARTOON COLLECTION Vol. 9 (119 minutes)
ROCKNROLLA on DVD and Blu-ray
"I own this town." But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson). A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer (Gerard Butler) and his crew think they can play both sides and become big time. Now add a hard-as-ice accountant (Thandie Newton), a rocker playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls (Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges), a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle, and you've got this funny, smash-mouth smackdown of sexthugs&rocknroll from writer/director Guy Ritchie (LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH).
Keeping the work on the film local, Ritchie turned to London-based Rushes, tapping the company's head of film and TV, Jonathan Privett, to supervise the work.
"Our sister company, Ascent 142, were already in conversation about the digital intermediate for the film, and were called to see if anyone could provide advice for a vfx shot, ironically filming within walking distance," says Privett. "As one of Rushes vfx supervisors and head of film and TV, I walked over to the location and got involved."
In keeping with Ritchie's style, Privett says the visual effects were meant to be as minimal and invisible as possible. "As much as possible was done in camera," he says. "As a director, Guy was very much focused on the performances and feel of the film."
Most of the challenges were logistical rather than technical. "Due to the commitments of the actors a large amount of in-car green screen shots were required because no time was available to do a low-loader shoot," adds Privett. Such shots may seem simple, but present more than their fair share of challenges. "I have always thought that these seemingly simple shots are difficult to make truly convincing in a studio environment," continues Privett.
To get that level of realism, the cars were mounted on turntables to get some motion into the foreground of the shots. They also took extra time to allow director of photography David Higgs to light the greenscreen shots.
Special Features Include:
-- Commentary-- Deleted Scene-- Guy's Town, Blokes-- Plus Digital Copy on Disc
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! Volume 1: A MONSTER CATCH on DVD
Grab a box of Scooby Snacks and get set to enjoy a selection of original episodes from the first season of SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! Volume 1: A MONSTER CATCH available on DVD January 27, 2009 from Warner Home Video. This first volume will include four episodes from the original series, plus a bonus episode from SHAGGY & SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! first made its debut during CBS' Saturday morning lineup and became an instant hit. The series follows the adventures of Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Velma and Scooby-Doo as they solve cases typically involving ghosts, monsters or other supernatural forces. Hi-jinks always ensue, with their investigations resulting in entertaining chase scenes mixed with catchy musical numbers and comedic antics. This hit program spawned several spin-off series, specials, consumer products and live action films.
SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! Volume 1: A MONSTER CATCH features the following four classic episodes:
-- "What a Night for a Knight" -- On their way back from the movies, Shaggy and Scooby find the abandoned vehicle of a missing archeologist. The only thing inside is a mysterious suit of black armor that comes to life.-- "Hassle in the Castle" -- While sailing with Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, the gang collides with a mysterious ship that has no crew and leads them to an island where they come face-to-face with a dangerous phantom.-- "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" -- While surfing, Scooby-Doo meets the seaweed-covered ghost of Captain Cutler, an evil creature responsible for the disappearance of many ships.-- "Mine Your Own Business" -- Thanks to Shaggy reading a map upside-down, the gang finds itself in an abandoned mining town where they see a 150-year-old miner and his burrow disappear into thin air.
THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD on DVD
The wonders of childhood come alive in THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD, coming to DVD on January 27, 2009 from Buena Vista Home Ent. Featuring the voice of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL's Corbin Bleu as the title character, THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD is brimming with original bonus material, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers and a brand new game. One of China's top grossing family films and Disney's first Chinese language film, THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD will appeal to the world over with its heartwarming, fun-filled adventures and universal themes of perseverance and self-reliance.
Based on the beloved Chinese children's novel, THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD tells the timeless story of a boy's coming of age using a combination of live action, CGI animation and special effects. In addition to the English soundtrack, Mandarin and Cantonese soundtracks are also available on the same DVD.
THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC GOURD is the story of Raymond, a young daydreamer whose vivid imagination has made him an outcast at school. On a solo fishing trip, Raymond reels in the mysterious Magic Gourd, who offers to make all his wishes come true. When each of Raymond's seemingly simple wishes backfires, creating unintentionally hilarious consequences for the boy, he realizes that "there's no such thing as an unearned reward," but with a little hard work, he can create his own kind of magic and achieve his dreams.
Special Features Include:
-- Too Many Toys -- Multi-level game-- Featurette -- Behind the scenes of the creation of a landmark film-- Bloopers-- Music Video
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGICUS on DVD
2009 will be the year of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS! Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most-watched kids show in TV history as Nickelodeon kicks off the year-long party with the DVD release of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGICUS. Complete with eight new-to-DVD episodes from the sixth season and silly special features, the DVD follows SpongeBob and the rest of the clan as they experience a gladiator show, form a rock band, take a field trip to the Nautical Museum, and much more. Created by Nickelodeon Home Ent. and distributed by Paramount Home Ent., SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGICUS will be available on January 27.
In the featured episode, "Spongicus," Plankton builds a Roman coliseum in place of the Chum Bucket. When he announces that there will be a free gladiator show, nobody can resist, not even Mr. Krabs! SpongeBob and Patrick become gladiators and the town of Bikini Bottom turns upside down in this hysterical episode.
Other episodes featured on the DVD include "Suction Cup Symphony," "House Fancy," "Krabby Road," "Penny Foolish," "Nautical Novice," "Not Normal," and "Gone." SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGICUS also features a bonus animation art gallery that includes storyboard panels from the title episode and character art.
YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN on DVD
From Warner Home Video, the story finds Charlie Brown, the famous sports failure, competing against Peppermint Patty and the Masked Marvel (alias Snoopy) in a charity motocross race.
Contains YOU'RE A GOOD SPORT, CHARLIE BROWN and DUST YOURSELF OFF AND PICK YOURSELF UP, CHARLIE BROWN.
ZODIAC Director's Cut on Blu-ray
Based on the true story of the notorious serial killer and the intense manhunt he inspired, ZODIAC, from Paramount Home Ent., is a superbly crafted thriller form the director of SE7EN and PANIC ROOM. Featuring an outstanding ensemble cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Chloe Sevigny, ZODIAC is a searing and singularly haunting examination of twin obsessions: one man's desire to kill and another's quest for the truth.
A 2007 theatrical release, ZODIAC features vfx by Digital Domain, Mar Vista Ventures, Matte World Digital and Ollin Studio.
Matte World Digital and visual effects supervisor Craig Barron were called in to create more than 40 establishing shots of San Francisco as it looked during that tumultuous era. Several of these shots, including flyovers, required building complete 3D environments. Parallel to this effort, Digital Domain was asked to focus on the exact recreation of the actual murders. The team was led by visual effects supervisor Eric Barba, vfx producer Lisa Beroud, CG supervisor Karl Denham, compositing supervisor Janelle Croshaw and matte painting supervisor Wei Zheng.
"We had to reproduce very precisely the way the killings occurred, and the environments in which they took place," Barba says. "We did more than 100 shots, but most of them will go unnoticed by the viewers. The bulk of our work, in terms of man-hours, involved set extensions. We recreated specific areas in San Francisco as they looked [at that time]. David was very adamant that everything looked exactly as it was at the time the murders occurred. He wanted to shoot his movie as if a camera had really been there. To start with, he decided that, whenever possible, we would shoot the plates at the actual location of each murder. Obviously, the environments had changed quite a bit in the last 35 years, so that's where we came in, to digitally bring them back to their original state."
The director's cut adds 7 more minutes of footage, including a minute of black screen with music and news clips to chronicle a four-year passage of time. As for the bonus features, which are all in HD, the highlights are "ZODIAC Deciphered," a nearly hour-long doc about the making of the production; "The Visual Effects of ZODIAC," a 15-minute look at the vfx, including recreating vintage San Francisco 30+ years ago, and having to recreate the murder in Presidio Heights on a stage in Downey and matching it with minimal location footage; "Previsualization," which breaks down CG sequences with split screen; "This is the Zodiac Speaking," which captures the essence of the real crimes in a lot of detail; and "Prime Suspect: His Name Was Arthur Leigh Allen, which offers interviews with two friends and cops.