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DVD Releases For This Week

The Mist On DVD

THE MIST, with vfx by CafeFX, is now out on DVD, either in a two-disc Collector's Edition or on regular DVD.

THE MIST was originally part of King's short story collection SKELETON CREW. Set in a small town, a murderous fog sends frightened townsfolk to hide out in a supermarket, where vicious creatures prey upon them. Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher starred in the Frank Darabont-helmed film.

The Kite Runner On DVD

CafeFX did the vfx for THE KITE RUNNER, an adaptation of the novel about life in Afghanistan by Khaled Hosseini.

The DVD features audio commentary from director Marc Foster, Hosseini and screenwriter David Benioff. Featurettes include "Words From THE KITE RUNNER," "Images From THE KITE RUNNER," and a public service announcement from Hosseini.

It's A Big Big World On DVD

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing two new DVD releases of from the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series IT'S A BIG, BIG WORLD on March 25.

The first volume, "Be Healthy and Happy," teaches valuable lessons about how animals of all kinds take care of themselves.

The second volume, "Everybody's Different," encourages exploring diversity in nature.

Each volume will feature five entertaining adventures and will include a subscription card that offers 25 percent off a year's subscription to the new preschool magazine, HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE.

The new IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD DVDs will retail for a family-friendly price of $12.99 each.

Created by Mitchell Kriegman IT'S A BIG, BIG WORLD is a ground-breaking series that encourages parents and children to develop environmentally friendly habits and choices.

Kriegman has won three Daytime Emmy's for his work as a children's series director.

Set in an exotic rainforest, IT'S A BIG, BIG WORLD follows Snook, an energetic tree sloth, and his friends as they learn about the world around them in stories packed with music, humor and adventure.

The Third: The Girl With The Blue Eye, Volume Five On DVD

Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA are releasing THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, VOL 5: SHADOWS OF THE PAST on March 25.

Containing episodes 17 through 20, The Third is guarding the planet on high from their shining city of Hyperius. The Third may seem to be perfect, but even they have dark secrets they'd rather remained buried. When Honoka heads off for a rendezvous about a new job, the jack-of-all-trades discovers that her client is a particularly high-ranking Third named Fila Marique. But just as their meeting begins, Fila's auto-enforcers turn on their master and attempt to kill her. It seems The Third's past has come back to haunt them, and Honoka is caught in the crossfire.

The 24-episode anime, also known as THE THIRD: AOI HITOMI NO SHOUJO, is based upon a popular series of novels and short stories written by Ryou Hoshino and illustrated by Nao Goto.

Spanning more than 16 volumes, the original fiction has appeared in Japan's DRAGON MAGAZINE since 1999, alongside the serialized novels that inspired the hit FULL METAL PANIC! and SLAYERS anime series.

XEBEC (D.N.ANGEL, NEGIMA!, FAFNER, ELEMENTAL GELADE) produced the animation for the TV series, which ran on Japan's WOWOW satellite channel -- known for original anime programming such as COWBOY BEBOP, ERGO PROXY, THE BIG O AND PARANOIA AGENT -- from April through October of 2006.

Volumes 1 through 4 of the series are also available.

For downloads and more information about THE THIRD: THE GIRL WITH THE BLUE EYE, and the story so far, visit the series site at www.thethirdanime.com.

The DVD features scene access, Dolby 5.1 mix for English dialogue, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for English and Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations, reversible cover, character bios, 12-page color booklet and Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

Adult Swim Releases Frisky Dingo: Season One On DVD

Prepare yourself for one of the most complicated superhero-villain dichotomies ever. Meet Killface, the world's most evil villain whose mission of destroying mankind is derailed by the boring details of media buys, personnel staffing and marketing. And then there's Awesome X, the alter ego of billionaire Xander Crews, who is more concerned with the sales of his action figure line than foiling those plans and saving the world.

Killface needs billions of dollars to fund the destruction of Earth with the Annihilatrix, and Xander needs a villain to drive interest in and sales of his action figure line. Welcome to the superhero soap opera that is FRISKY DINGO, the Adult Swim television series from Matt Thompson and Adam Reed, the brilliant minds behind another Adult Swim series, SEALAB 2021.

Arriving on DVD for the first time ever on March 25, FRISKY DINGO: SEASON 1 features more than 150 minutes of content and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.97.

FRISKY DINGO debuted on Adult Swim in October 2006 and during its first season, the series consistently placed among the top 10 programs among men 18-24 among all broadcast and cable programs, with more than 4.5 million viewers. Fans of the series can also pick up FRISKY DINGO apparel and toys in spring 2008.

Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors Volume One On DVD

On March 25, JAYCE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS VOLUME ONE arrives on DVD, courtesy of Shout! Factory. This four-disc set features Season One of this action packed 80's cartoon.

When a solar flare wreaks havoc on his botanical experiments, Jayce's father is forced to flee from his accidental creations: Saw Boss and his band of ruthless mutated plant life called the Monster Minds.

Now it's up to Jayce, joined by the valiant Lightning League, to reunite with his father and combine the two halves of the magic Root amulet -- the only object capable of purging the universe of Saw Boss and his army forever.

Based on the popular line of Mattel toys, and scripted by acclaimed writers such as J. Michael Straczynski (creator of BABYLON 5), the first 33 episodes of JAYCE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS finally make their way to DVD, taking nostalgic action to a whole new level.

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