X-Men Trilogy, Caprica & Sin City on Blu-ray, Squidbillies & Freakazoid on DVD
This April, Marvel Animation and Lionsgate team up to unveil the first DVD release of the all-new animated series WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN. In the debut release, WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN: Heroes Return Trilogy, the world has spiraled out of control and it's up to Wolverine to reunite the broken heroes formerly known as the X-Men to prevent the world's destruction and save the future. The trilogy includes the first three-story arc of the Nicktoons series that began broadcasting regularly on January 23, 2009. The DVD is loaded with special features that include audio commentaries, a featurette and character profiles and will be encased in an embossed O-Card.
With 45 years of best selling comic books, a massive fan base spanning all ages and three feature films grossing over one billion dollars at the box office, the franchise is a proven phenomenon. WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN: Heroes Return Trilogy will be released just before the highly anticipated new Fox summer blockbuster live-action film X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE starring Hugh Jackman.
In the late 20th century, mankind began to change. Suddenly, teenagers developed incredible abilities that science classified as the next stage in human evolution. In response, Professor Charles Xavier created The Institute for Gifted Youngsters so the young "mutants" could learn to control their uncanny abilities and live in harmony with the non-mutant members of society. From then on, Xavier's students -- the X-Men -- intervened to protect the peace until a mysterious explosion devastated Xavier's school. Leaderless and without direction, the X-Men disbanded and the man known as Wolverine struck out on his own.
One year later, the once fiercely independent Wolverine must reunite the X-Men to prevent a horrible vision of the future where the X-Men have given up on Xavier's mission and the world has fallen into chaos. With great tragedy in their past and their future, Wolverine must lead Xavier's disillusioned heroes against the forces of fate and destiny. Only together can the X-Men steer the course of history away from catastrophe and save us all.
Special Features Include:
--Character Profiles: WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN
-- "Making of WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN" featurette
-- Audio commentary with Supervising Producer Craig Kyle and Head Writer Greg Johnson
-- Audio commentary with Lead Director Boyd Kirkland and Director Steven Gordon
-- "Nicktoons Network Going InScene" WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN
X-MEN Trilogy on Blu-ray
One of the most critically-acclaimed comic book franchises of all time claws its way onto Blu-ray Disc (BD) when the X-MEN Trilogy arrives April 21 in North America from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. Directed by Bryan Singer (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE) and Brett Ratner (RUSH HOUR, RED DRAGON), the X-Men saga -- X-MEN, X2: X-MEN UNITED and X3: THE LAST STAND -- chronicles the ongoing battle between humans and mutants and their attempt to coexist, from their humble beginnings at Xavier's School For The Gifted to the ultimate showdown against those that wish to "cure" them. Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) must lead the well-known mutant heroes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) Cyclops (James Marsden) and Rogue (Anna Paquin) to fight against evil villains and use their powers for the good of mankind.
In a studio first, the discs include a BD Live feature that will allow fans to purchase advance tickets and gain access to exciting never-before-seen footage to the highly anticipated upcoming film X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE debuting in theatres May 1. Boasting superior picture and sound quality for the ultimate viewing experience, the X-MEN Trilogy set is loaded with deleted and extended scenes, cast and crew commentary, making-of featurettes and much more. The set also includes movie cash towards the new theatrical release as well as the studio's upcoming blockbusters ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: ESCAPE FROM THE SMITHSONIAN.
The X-MEN Trilogy will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.99 U.S. / $89.99 Canada. Additionally each will be available individually for the suggested retail price of $34.99 U.S. / $37.99.