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DVD Releases For August 5, 2008

NIM'S ISLAND On DVD And Blu-ray

From Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent., comes NIM'S ISLAND, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover -- the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

The fim's vfx were by CafeFX, Eden FX, Handmade Digital and Lola Visual Effects.

Special Features on DVD (Full Screen and Widescreen) Include:

--Forced Trailers: ICE AGE 3, DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!, ANGEL WARS: GUARDIAN FORCE, GARFIELD FUN FEST--Commentary with Writer and Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett--Commentary with Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin--Featurettes: "Nim's Friends," "Abigail's Journey" and "Working on Water"--Deleted Scenes--Trailer Farm: DR. DOLITTLE 5, ELEPHANT TALES, PICTURE THIS

Special Features on Blu-ray Include:

--Forced Trailers: ICE AGE 3 Theatrical Trailer and DR SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! Blu-ray preview.--Commentary with Writer and Directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett--Feature Length Commentary with Abigail Breslin and Jodie Foster--Deleted Scenes--Nim's Spyglass BONUSVIEW Mode --Featurettes: "Nim's Friends," "Abigail's Journey" and "Working on Water"--Games include: "Write your own Alex Rover adventure," "Coconut Soccer Game," "Seaside Shuffle Shell Game"--NIM'S ISLAND Trivia Track

BEN 10: The Complete Season 4 On DVD

From Turner Home Ent. comes the fourth season of the popular Cartoon Network series BEN 10. Ben Tennyson was just an average 10-year-old kid until he discovered a strange alien watch in a crashed meteorite. Called the Omnitrix, this watch gives Ben the ability to transform into any of 10 alien heroes all the while keeping his 10-year-old personality.

Season Four Episodes:

--BEN 10: "Perfect Day" (2007)--BEN 10: "Ken 10" (2007)--BEN 10: "Ready to Rumble" (2007)--BEN 10: "Ben Four Good Buddy" (2007)--BEN 10: "Divided We Stand" (2007)--BEN 10: "Big Fat Alien Wedding" (2007)--BEN 10: "Don't Drink the Water" (2007)--BEN 10: "Ben 10 vs. The Negative Ten, Part 1" (2008)--BEN 10: "Ben 10 vs. The Negative Ten, Part 2" (2008)--BEN 10: "Goodbye and Good Riddance" (2008)

GARFIELD'S FUN FEST On DVD

Hold onto your lasagna! Everyone's favorite morning-loathing, Odie-taunting, tart-tongued tabby is back for a slew of hilarious new antics in GARFIELD'S FUN FEST, his newest full-length computer animated feature film, coming to DVD Aug. 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. Written by creator Jim Davis -- Garfield, Odie, Jon, Arlene and the rest of the gang -- (yes, Nermal, too) are gearing up for the town's annual talent show, Fun Fest. Having won every year, Garfield is convinced he can't lose, especially with his long-time sidekick Arlene in tow. But when Arlene steps out with another partner, Garfield -- not one for solo performances -- sets out with Odie on a quest to regain his lost humor mojo and get the funny back before show time.

Now celebrating his 30th Anniversary, Garfield is one of the most beloved and enduring icons with the most widely syndicated comic strips in the world -- 263 million readers and counting -- and more than nine million DVDs sold to date. GARFIELD'S FUN FEST, for ages 6-12, includes an exclusive comic booklet by Jim Davis, DVD-ROM games DESTINATION FUN FEST and TANGO TOSS and more, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98 U.S./$21.98 Canada.

Additional information on GARFIELD'S FUN FEST can also be found at http://www.garfield.com/d2v/funfest/index.html.

Presented by Paws, Incorporated and in association with The Animation Picture Company/Davis Entertainment, GARFIELD'S FUN FEST, like its predecessor GARFIELD GETS REAL (now available on DVD) was executively produced and written by Garfield creator Jim Davis, directed by Mark A.Z. Dippe, co-directed by Kyung Ho Lee and produced by John Davis and Brian Manis. GARFIELD'S FUN FEST is a Paws, Incorporated Production in association with Wonderworld Studios.

Special Features Include:

--Exclusive Comic Booklet By Jim Davis--Trailers for upcoming GARFIELD releases--DVD-Rom games DESTINATION FUN FEST and TANGO TOSS--DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! Trailer

CODE MONKEYS: Season One On DVD

Get ready to enter the insane world of GameAvision's top employees: slacker Dave and his high-strung best friend Jerry. Whether it's rescuing fellow GameAvision employees from Ninjas in Japan or creating a video game out of Spielberg's latest movie, E.T., or navigating a wild adventurous weekend in Vegas at the annual video game convention, the irreverent, over-the-top humor and quirky storylines from the cult animated TV series CODE MONKEYS is guaranteed to make you guffaw with laughter.

On August 5, 2008, Shout! Factory, in association with G4 TV and MonkeyWrangler Productions, will release CODE MONKEYS: Season One on DVD. An awesome celebration and biting parody of video games, technology and pop culture from writer-director-producer Adam de la Pena, Season One of CODE MONKEYS features special guest voice appearances from technology and gaming industry icons such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, video game creators John Romero and Lorne Lanning, as well as the late DUNGEONS & DRAGONS creator Gary Gygax, just to name a few. Loaded with bonus materials that include Original GameAvision Games, CODE MONKEYS Daily Pranks, "Sir Eats-A-Lot" Gaming Tips from G4 TV's Kristin Holt and much more, this two-DVD is priced at $19.99 SRP. The new TV season of CODE MONKEYS premiered June 1 at 7 pm ET/PT, only on G4.

Set in the 1980s at the dawn of the home computer era, CODE MONKEYS revolves around the fictional video game company GameAvision and its two star programmers, Dave and Jerry. Their lives are turned upside down when Bob Larrity, a crazed Texas businessman who knows nothing about video games except that they "sell good," purchases GameAvision. Together, the two best bud slackers are destined for dysfunctional greatness.

Grab your joystick and press start for G4's smash hit comedy of 8-bit proportions.

Special Features Include:

--CODE MONKEYS Daily Pranks--Original "Barfight" and "Crosswalk" Promos--"Sir Eats-A-Lot" Gaming Tips From G4's Kristin Holt--Original GameAvision Games -- "Two Card Monty" and "Hangman"--Downloadable Wallpapers

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Volume Three On DVD

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Volume Three from BCI Ent. is out now on DVD. This thrilling conclusion to the best-selling volumes one and two brings to a close the Emmy-Award winning 2002 revival of the classic 1980s cartoon. HE-MAN and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Volume Three will debut on August 5, 2008 on a 3-disc set. In addition to the thrilling 13 new-to-DVD final episodes of the series, this DVD set will include numerous special features, including commentary tracks, interviews, animatics, as well as never before seen Episode 40 and more, for $26.98.

Launched as a line of action figures by Mattel in the 1980s, HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE inspired the original syndicated HE-MAN cartoon series. The 2002 revival immediately captivated the original fans of HE-MAN while intriguing a new generation. Produced for the Cartoon Network, HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ran through 2004 and won a 2004 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing. With the release of HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Volume Three, enthusiasts will be able to own the complete 2002 series on DVD.

Special features on the HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Volume Three DVD include the original "Morals" segment for each episode (never seen on the Cartoon Network), five audio commentaries, an extended video commentary, and scripts for episodes 27 through 40.

Also included in this volume is the never-before-seen Episode 40. This installment was written, but not produced for the animated series, and BCI and Mattel are bringing it to life in the form of a full-length digital comic book adaptation. This exclusive DVD extra was created by Val Staples and Emiliano Santalucia, producers and artists of the popular comic book series based on the cartoon.

In the last 13 episodes that comprise Season Two, the balance of power is disturbed when King Hssss and his Snake Men attempt to conquer Eternia. The Masters of the Universe find themselves not only struggling with the Snake Men's villainous threat to awaken the Snake God, Serpos, but also Hordak, the evil former master of Skeletor, is seeking to return and rule the planet. Amidst this chaos, He-Man finally learns the history of his power and of his connection to the legendary warrior, King Grayskull.

Special Features Include:

--The original "Morals" segment for episodes 27 through 39--Five Audio Commentaries--Extended Video Commentary--Interviews with toy line designers and marketers from Mattel and The Four Horsemen--Three Image Galleries (Character Profiles, Backgrounds, and Unseen Production Sketches)--Complete animatics of three episodes--Two MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Collectible Art Cards by acclaimed comic book artists Chris Bachalo and Jason Shawn Alexander

CHARLIE AND LOLA, Vol. 8: I Am Collecting a Collection

From BBC Warner, the siblings learn patience, new languages, and how to deal with loss in six episodes of the popular animated children's series.

Watching Charlie and Lola together is such a pleasure not just for the delightful British accents, but for the very real -- and often touching -- relationship between the brother and sister. Young viewers will recognize much about themselves in the characters and will live vicariously through the bossy yet likeable Lola. Although she's definitely showing signs of maturity--she even gives Charlie the dinosaur she pulls out of the cereal box -- ultimately, like her musical namesake, "whatever Lola wants, Lola gets."

Special Features Include:

--BAT CAT Music Video--"Funny Outtakes" Audio Clips

STARSHIP TROOPERS On Blu-Ray

From Sony Pictures Home Ent., STARSHIP TROOPERS, now on Blu-ray, charts the lives of elite members of the Mobile Infantry, a corps of dedicated young men and women soldiers fighting side-by-side in the ultimate intergalactic war...the battle to save mankind. The enemy is mysterious and incredibly powerful with only one mission: survival of their species no matter what the human cost.

The 1997 theatrical release includes vfx from Amalgamated Dynamics, Banned from the Ranch Ent., Boss Film Studios, Compound Eye, Dreamstate Effects, Gene Young Effects, ILM, Kevin Yagher Productions, Mass. Illusions, Pixel Liberation Front, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Thunderstone, Tippett Studio and Visual Concept Engineering.

Special Features Include (in standard definition):

--Audio commentary with director Paul Verhoeven and screenwriter Edward Neumeier--Audio commentary with actors Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico), Dina Meyer (Dizzy Flores), and Neil Patrick Harris (Carl)--BDLive enabled method and Blu-Wizard mode and "Fednet" section, allowing related material to pop-up onscreen during the movie--"Death From Above" featurette with interviews with cast and crew--Three making-of featurettes--"Know Your Bugs" clips--VFX comparison and storyboard comparison--Five deleted scenes--Quiz

STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER On DVD and Blu-ray

From Sony Pictures Home Ent., comes STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER, exploding with mind-blowing man-on-bug combat. Col. Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) is back to lead his team on a secret mission to rescue a small crew of troopers stranded on the remote planet of OM-1. Battling bugs, both new and old, the new "Marauder" advanced weapons technology may be their only hope against a treasonous element operating within the Federation itself. As Captain Lola Beck (Jolene Blalock) and the rest of the starship crew fight to survive in the harsh conditions, it begins to dawn on them that something on OM-1 is very, very wrong. This time the bugs have a secret weapon that could destroy humanity. Join the Mobile Infantry in this intergalactic action-packed adventure.

Special Features Include:

--Bonus Digital Copy of the Film--"Evolution: The Bugs of STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER" featurette--"Enlist: Marauder's Mobile Infantry" featurette--Filmmaker Commentary With Writer/Director Ed Neumeier, Producer David Lancaster, and Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Skotak--Cast and Crew Commentary With Writer/Director Ed Neumeier and actors Casper Van Dien and Jolene Blalock --Music Video: IT'S A GOOD DAY TO DIE (Extended Version)

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