Punisher: War Zone, Plus Early Debuts of Twilight (Saturday) & Bolt (Sunday)
Zeta, a robot programmed by the U.S. government to fight the country's enemies using weaponry and a holographic self-projector, evolves to the point where he acquires both emotion and a conscience. As the value of human life became evident, he flees the government, who believes he has been reprogrammed by a foreign power. On the run, Zeta encounters Rosalie "Ro" Rowan, a street orphan who is wanted by the law herself. Join Zeta and Ro in THE ZETA PROJECT: The Complete First Season as they set out across America to find both Ro's parents, and Zeta's creator who can prove the robot is acting of his own free will.
THE ZETA PROJECT: The Complete First Season will be a multi-disc DVD with approximately 260 minutes of twelve 22-minutes episodes including: "The Accomplice," "His Maker's Name," "Remote Control," "Change of Heart," "The Next Gen," "West Bound," "Hicksburg," "Shadows," "Crime Waves," "Taffy Time," "Kid Genius" and "Ro's Return."
Originally broadcast on Kids' WB, THE ZETA PROJECT was a two season adventure that left fans in suspense with no conclusion ever written for the series.
Special Features Include:
-- Featurette: Finding Freedom -- With no conclusion ever written for the series, fans have been left to wonder what happened to Zeta and Ro. In a roundtable discussion, the cast speculates on various theories of where the show would have gone while producer/show runner Robert Goodman and his team give the fans the definitive answers.
-- Bonus Episodes from BATMAN BEYOND that feature Zeta: "Zeta" and "Countdown."
TWILIGHT on DVD March 21
Based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, TWILIGHT adds a dangerous twist to the classic story of star-crossed lovers and will debut on DVD on Saturday, March 21 from Summit Home Ent. Summit will release the Blu-ray on May 5.
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) doesn't expect much when she moves to the small town of Forks, Washington, until she meets the mysterious and handsome Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) -- a boy who's hiding a dark secret: he's a vampire. As their worlds collide and hearts collide, Edward must battle the bloodlust raging inside him as well as a coterie of undead that would make Bella their prey.
Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Kidd recalls, "When I first came on the show, there were about 350 vfx shots planned. We thought that would grow to 500, but between early pre-production and when we actually started to shoot, we went down to about 95 shots. Of course, we knew it would grow back up again." Kidd, whose extensive credits include ARMAGEDDON, THE MUMMY, TRANSFORMERS, SPIDER-MAN 3, HANCOCK, CAST AWAY and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE, knew it was crucial to home in on the absolutely essential effects that reveal the vampires' powers. "There are only a certain percentage of shots you can do if you don't prepare."
"The director's focus was on the acting and the story," notes Kidd. "Catherine has a very documentary style -- sort of run and gun, which doesn't lend itself to visual effects. So my job in pre-pro and on set was to give her what she needed without changing her style. We just had to let it evolve. But at the same time, the idea was to plan in such a way that we could minimize the amount of visual effects shots. The whole process was to let them shoot this in such a way that we didn't end up with 500."
Available Only at Target, a TWILIGHT 3-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD includes the 2-Disc Special Edition plus an exclusive bonus disc with over 45 minutes of additional never-before-seen content. This exclusive edition also includes an iTunes download of the film and all bonus content, including a conversation with Stephenie Meyer, Robert Pattinson on "Becoming Edward," Kristen Stewart on "Becoming Bella," Catherine Hardwicke's vampire kiss montage, Bella's lullaby remix music video and Edward's piano concert.
Special Features Include:
-- Extended scenes not seen in theaters
-- Audio commentary by director Catherine Hardwicke, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
-- Music videos from Muse, Paramore and Linkin Park