Case Closed: The Phantom of Baker Street Movie on DVD, Plus More

CASE CLOSED: THE PHANTOM OF BAKER STREET MOVIE on DVD, DRAGON BALL Z: DRAGON BOX TWO on DVD, HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: SEASON 1 on DVD, NARUTO UNCUT: SEASON 2, VOL. 1 on DVD, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6 on DVD, SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7 on DVD, GANGS OF NEW YORK (Remastered) on Blu-ray, and CASE CLOSED: THE PHANTOM OF BAKER STREET MOVIE on DVD.

CASE CLOSED: THE PHANTOM OF BAKER STREET MOVIE on DVD

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The game is afoot! Conan Edogawa may look like he’s only in elementary school, my dear Watson, but he possesses perhaps the keenest eye for detail of any living detective. His latest case finds him trapped in a virtual recreation of 19th century London and pitted against none other than Jack the Ripper! To save his friends, Conan must follow in the footsteps of his hero – Sherlock Holmes – and crack a case that’s gone unsolved for over a hundred years. Catching the most notorious serial killer of all time is their only chance of survival, but Conan will have to be smarter than Sherlock to apprehend the Phantom of Baker Street!

Directors: Alison Viktorin, Jerry Jewell, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Zach Bolton

Format: Widescreen, Color, NTSC

Language: Japanese (Stereo), English (Stereo)

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Number of discs: 1

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Studio: Funimation Prod

DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010

Run Time: 110 minutes

DRAGON BALL Z: DRAGON BOX TWO on DVD

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Originally produced in limited quantities in Japan, the incredibly rare Dragon Box has long been the ultimate prize for the most avid Dragon Ball Z collectors. Now this coveted collection has been reproduced for the first time in the United States, giving hardcore fans the definitive Dragon Ball Z experience.

The battle to harness the power of the seven Dragon Balls explodes in vivid detail like never before. The Dragon Box two features episodes 42-83, remastered and restored frame by frame, rendering the legendary action in pristine clarity. Each episode is presented in Japanese with the complete opening and closing credits and includes the original episode previews.

Truly the essential edition for Dragon Ball Z purists, this set isn’t an addition to your archive – it is your archive. Your wish is finally granted. The Dragon Box is here.

Actors: Sean Schemmel, Christopher R. Sabat, Sonny Strait, Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa

Format: Full Screen, Color, Box set, NTSC

Language: Japanese (Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Number of discs: 6

Rating: Unrated

Studio: Funimation

DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010

Run Time: 1000 minutes

HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: SEASON 1 on DVD

Press Release from Warner Home Video

An elite team of  teen drivers rev up their engines to save the world as Warner Home Video (WHV) releases Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 1 Volume 1, on DVD February 16, 2010 for $14.97 SRP.  Fans of show can watch all their favorite crash and bash moments with six action-packed episodes from the very first season of Cartoon Network’s Hit TV Series.

In Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 1, Volume 1, an elite team of teen drivers in ultra-cool, ultra-fast vehicles race, smash and bash through various Battle Zones to combat sinister aliens and animalistic predators from other dimensions.  Watch Vert Wheeler and the rest of Battle Force 5 take on their brutal and ruthless foes The Vandals and The Sark to save the world. Decked out and ready for combat, the Battle Force 5 team must work together to defeat their malicious foes and capture the Battle Key to close and lock intergalactic portals thereby preventing the evil predators from invading Earth.

“Warner Home Video is excited to bring the Hot Wheels TV series to DVD for the first time ever with the release of Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Season 1 Volume 1,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President, Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing.  “The show is one of the highest rated programs on Cartoon Network’s Action Block among all keys demographics and we’re thrilled to be a part of it!”

“Thanks to Warner Home Video, Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 fans can relive their favorite moments from the show time and time again,” said Barry Waldo, Mattel Vice President, Entertainment Marketing.

An elite team of teen drivers and their ultra-fast vehicles are out to save the planet! As they race through interdimensional Battle Zones at hyperfast speeds, their cars transform into high-tech armored battle machines, decked out and ready for combat. Once in the Battle Zones, they must work together to defeat their enemies and capture the powerful Battle Keys to save the Earth from destruction. Vol. 1 features the first 6 episodes from this action-packed animated series. It all begins when Vert WheelerÔ and his car are pulled into a StormShock – a portal to another world. Along with Sage, the mysterious Blue Sentient, Vert Wheeler must battle the barbaric predator race, The Vandals and the sinister robotic armies of The Sark to save the planet from ruin. Later, he meets his new team and together, they race into battle, defeating their enemies and facing new challenges with each episode. Can Battle Force 5 and their awesome vehicles defeat The Vandals and The Sark capture all the Battle Keys and save the world from evil? Watch the battle to find out!

EPISODES:

Starting Line

Gearing Up

Common Cold War

Basic Training

Missing in Action

Junkyard Dogged

For more information about Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 please visit www.battleforce5.com.

NARUTO UNCUT: SEASON 2, VOL. 1 on DVD

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Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Dubbed, DVD, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC

Language: Japanese

Subtitles: English

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.

Number of discs: 6

Rating: Unrated

Studio: Viz Video

DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010

Run Time: 650 minutes

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 6 on DVD

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Witness the original web-slinger's mythology from the beginning! Peter Parker is a not so typical high school junior, fresh off an exciting summer engaging common criminals with his new found powers. But now he must conceal his secret identity as "Spider-Man", while engaging a new level of terror: the multi-leveled pressures of teenage life at home/school with combating bigger, badder super villains in the real world!

Actors: Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar, Grey DeLisle, James Arnold Taylor

Writers: Stan Lee

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC

Language: English

Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)

PLEASE NOTE: Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click here.

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Sony Pictures

DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010

Run Time: 68 minutes

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 7 on DVD

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Witness the original web-slinger's mythology from the beginning! Peter Parker is a not so typical high school junior, fresh off an exciting summer engaging common criminals with his new found powers. But now he must conceal his secret identity as "Spider-Man", while engaging a new level of terror: the multi-leveled pressures of teenage life at home/school with combating bigger, badder super villains in the real world!

Actors: Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert, Joshua LeBar, Grey DeLisle, James Arnold Taylor

Writers: Stan Lee

Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Widescreen, NTSC

Language: English

Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Sony Pictures

DVD Release Date: February 16, 2010

Run Time: 66 minutes

Recently released:

GANGS OF NEW YORK (Remastered) on Blu-ray

* Visual effects by ILM, supervised by Michael Owens and Edward Hirsh

Editor's note: The previous Blu-ray edition was met with criticism, but Disney (via the Miramax label) has released a newly remastered version that is visually stunning and complemented by a powerful DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track.

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An epic tale of vengeance and survival Gangs of New York now hits harder than ever on Blu-ray Disc. Directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese (2006, Best Director, The Departed), this motion picture event stars two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis (1989, Best Actor My Left Foot; 2007, Best Actor, There Will Be Blood), Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz. Feel your heart pound while weapons and cultures clash in a chaotic symphony of life and death. Surrender to the tumultuous atmosphere of 1860s New York as phenomenal sound and stunning visual clarity transport you back in time. Prepare to experience Scorsese s masterpiece as never before on Blu-ray high definition.

Bonus Features include: Costume Design Featurette, Teaser Trailer, Set Design Featurette, History Of The Five Points Featurette, Exploring The Sets Of GANGS OF NEW YORK With Multiple Angles Utilizing 360 Degree Shots of The Sets, U2 Music Video The Hands That Built America, Discovery Channel Special Uncovering The Real Gangs Of New York, The Five Points Study Guide: Luc Sante Introduction And Five Points Vocabulary, Feature Commentary With Martin Scorsese, Theatrical Trailer

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Daniel Day-Lewis

Directors: Martin Scorsese

Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen

Language: English

Subtitles: French

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Number of discs: 1

Rating: R (Restricted)

Studio: Miramax Films

DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010

Run Time: 167 minutes

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