Raunchy animated comedy, a re-release of the Indiana Jones trilogy in anticipation of the big fourth movie coming out next week and some extra fun for Blu-ray owners, all on DVD today.
DRAWN TOGETHER--UNCENSORED: SEASON THREE
It's the dirtiest, deadliest, sexiest and funkiest DRAWN TOGETHER season ever, featuring more animated blood, more animated vomit, and more animated nipples. Watch as Captain Hero tortures his 12-year-old self, Ling-Ling gets put into foster care and Toot finally gets worshipped as the cow she is. It's what happens when cartoon characters stop being real and start being animated. Released by Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, DRAWN TOGETHER SEASON THREE: UNCENSORED DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, May 13 and is also available at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
DRAWN TOGETHER SEASON THREE: UNCENSORED DVD is a two-disc set and features an extended version of each episode. Bonus materials include karaoke sing-along songs, classic network promos and audio commentary.
DRAWN TOGETHER presents a world where cartoon characters from various genres of animation are brought together to live under one roof. The characters leave their animated "reality" and enter a new world where their cartoon universes collide with a bang, combining different styles of animation and different personalities, all "drawn together." This is Comedy Central's first original animated series that is drawn traditionally and in 2D digital ink and paint animation.
The eight stars/housemates represent iconic archetypes from the world of animation and include: Captain Hero, a not-so-moral do-gooder reminiscent of the Saturday morning TV super heroes of the 70's; Clara, a 20-year-old sweet and naive fairy-tale princess; Toot Braunstein, a black-and-white pudgy heart throb from the 20's; Foxxy Love, a sexy mystery-solving musician; Spanky Ham, a foul-mouthed Internet download pig; Ling-Ling, an adorable Asian trading card mini-monster; Wooldoor-Sockbat, a wacky Saturday morning whatchamacallit; and Xandir, a strong young gay video game warrior.
Credits for DRAWN TOGETHER include Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser as creators, writers and executive producers. The series is based on characters developed by Silverstein, Jeser and Jordan Young (THE SIMPSONS). Zoe Friedman is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.
INDIANA JONES -- THE ADVENTURE COLLECTION
(Special Editions of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom/Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount Home Ent. ILM vfx).
According to the American Film Institute, he's the greatest action-adventure hero of all time -- and his unforgettable exploits can be relished by fans old and new as never before when all three INDIANA JONES movies debut as individual Special Edition DVDs and in an all-new box set on May 13.
Released by Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Ent., with vfx by ILM, INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE Special Edition DVDs boast all-new, exclusive bonus features that dig deeper into the making of these cinematic milestones than ever before. All three were originally restored and remastered in 2003.
Created with fans of all ages in mind, the bonus features provide never-before-seen explorations of the making of these classic movies and showcase the characters, action and extraordinary visual effects that have made the movies indelible cinematic treasures. Each film makes its DVD debut just days before the highly anticipated return of the "Man in the Hat"" in INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.
The single title DVDs will be available for $26.99 each, and the trilogy for $49.99.
Directed by Steven Spielberg from stories by executive producer George Lucas, the three INDIANA JONES movies earned six Academy Awards and nearly $1.2 billion worldwide. From the groundbreaking excitement of INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) to the sinister mysteries of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) and the father-son adventure of INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989), the heroic Dr. Jones continues to delight audiences with his thrilling on-screen exploits.
Previously available only in a trilogy box set, the three films of THE ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES, were restored and remastered to deliver an exceptional viewing experience to existing enthusiasts and a whole new generation of fans. All-new bonus content delves into the making of the legendary series as the filmmakers and cast look back and a new world of adventure opens up with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and others offering hints about what to expect in the newest installment.
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
The disc includes the following special features:
--Raiders of the Lost Ark: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas--Indiana Jones: An Appreciation -- The cast and crew of INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL pay tribute to the original trilogy.--The Melting Face -- A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in Raiders of the Lost Ark, including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.--Storyboard Sequence -- The Well of Souls--Galleries--Illustrations and Props--Production Photographs and Portraits--Effects/ILM--Marketing--Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
The disc includes the following special features:
--Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas--Creepy Crawlies -- Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.--Locations -- Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.--Storyboard Sequence -- The Mine Cart Chase--Galleries--Illustrations and Props--Production Photographs and Portraits--Effects/ILM--Marketing--Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
The disc includes the following special features:
--Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas --The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute -- The three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.--Friends and Enemies -- Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.--Storyboard Sequence -- The Opening Sequence--Galleries--Illustrations & Props--Production Photographs and Portraits--Effects/ILM--Marketing--Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures Game Demo and Trailer
INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST Ark has a running time of 115 minutes and an MPAA rating of PG. INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM has a running time of 118 minutes and an MPAA rating of PG. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE has a running time of 126 minutes and an MPAA rating of PG-13.
For even more information about the adventures of Indiana Jones, visit www.indianajones.com.
YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH
YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH stars Tim Roth (RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, ROB ROY,) as Dominic Matei, a professor whose life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years prior to World War II. It's out on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony; vfx by UPP Prague.
Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India."I was excited to discover in this tale by Eliade, the key themes that I most hope to understand better: Time, consciousness and the dream- like basis of reality," said Coppola. "For me it is indeed a return to the ambitions I had for my work in cinema as a student."
The film also stars Alexandra Maria Lara (DOWNFALL, THE TUNNEL), Bruno Ganz (DOWNFALL, THE AMERICAN FRIEND, NOSFERATU), Marcel Iures (PEACEMAKER, HART'S WAR) and introduces Alexandra Pirici. The music will be composed by one of today's most exciting classical composers, Osvaldo Golijov. Executive producers are Fred Roos and Anahid Nazarian. The director of photography is Mihai Malaimare Jr. with production design by Calin Papura. Academy Award winner Peter King and his team from the U.K. are designing and executing the special make up effects and hairstyles; Gloria Papura created period costumes ranging from 1894 to 1969.
Special features include:
--Commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola--Making-of documentary--"The Music for YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH"
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE from Disney, with vfx from Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks and ILM on Blu-ray today.
Prepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media invite you to experience C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved adventure as never before on Blu-ray. Join Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter four siblings who step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There they discover a charming once-peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Aided by the magnificent lion Aslan the children lead Narnia into a tremendous climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! And now the stunningly realistic special effects are even more breathtaking in the astounding clarity of high definition. Meet talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs giants and more! Meanwhile every sound -- from the roar of Aslan to the echo of battle trumpets and the gentle rustling of leaves -- comes alive with spectacularly enhanced audio quality. Extras include all of the previous features from the standard DVD, including various audio commentaries with director Andrew Adamson, several informative featurettes such as "Anatomy of a Scene," which breaks down the climactic battle, as well as a Blu-ray exclusive: "Battle for Narnia," a game pitting you against various villainous creatures.
MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
On Blu-ray today is MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD from Fox, vfx by ILM. The film was originally released in November, 2003.
When a sudden attack by a French warship inflicts casualities and severe damage upon his vessel, Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey (Crowe) of the British Royal Navy is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling, high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture the enemy at any cost. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Peter Weir's MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, has a total of more than 750 visual effects shots, comprising an incredible combination of CG, miniatures and live-action, full-scale vfx. The effects work by Asylum, Industrial Light & Magic and Weta, is seamless, making MASTER AND COMMANDER the most visually authentic seafaring epic ever produced. Completely unlike PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, MASTER AND COMMANDER eschews theme park fantasy for dead-on accuracy. As vfx supervisor Nathan McGuinness said, "It was important to Peter that this film never look like there's digital work done to it. It had to look organic."