Bedtime Stories, Despereaux & Day the Earth Stood Still on DVD/Blu-ray
In SCOOBY-DOO! AND THE SAMURAI SWORD, the Mystery Inc. crew travel the globe on a transcontinental treasure hunt, circling Asia and the Pacific to solve a series of ancient riddles. They race against the vengeful Black Samurai and his spectral Ghost Warriors to claim the ancient Sword of Fate, a blade fabled to possess extraordinary supernatural powers. Along the way, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are indoctrinated by an unlikely Sword Master who teaches them Boshido, the way of the Samurai. Their emerging skills are quickly tested by an unstoppable army of Robot Ninjas. And in the end, our harried heroes discover that Boshido, emphasizing loyalty, honor and courage, holds the key to the mystery.
Special Features Include:
-- Scooby-Doo Dojo! -- Takes a kid-friendly look at the world of Martial Arts and helps viewers learn more about the ancient Samurai tradition.
SNOOPY'S REUNION on DVD
Consumers will meet Snoopy's siblings and find out where he originally came from on the next Peanuts Deluxe Edition of SNOOPY'S REUNION, the heartwarming animated prime time television special that tells the story of Snoopy's family reunion. Available on DVD for the first time on April 7, 2009 from Warner Home Video, SNOOPY'S REUNION will be presented in a fully remastered edition.
Snoopy is homesick for his puppyhood days at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, so he and Charlie Brown organize a reunion with his brothers and sisters which include Spike, Andy, Olaf, Marbles, Belle, Molly and Rover. However, when Snoopy and Charlie Brown arrive at the puppy farm, Charlie is aghast to find that urban sprawl has replaced it with a parking garage. Although the physical world around them has changed, the bond Snoopy and his siblings share has not. They choose to celebrate their reunion by playing musical instruments they've brought, thoroughly satisfied that they are together on the sidewalk in front of what used to be their home.
Special Features Include:
-- "It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown" -- A new-to-DVD bonus episode originally broadcast in 1984 as a TV special and earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. "It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown" features several clever parodies inspired by early '80s dance trends ranging from disco to break dancing as well as a series of top 40 hit songs from the era.
-- Together Again: A PEANUTS Voice Cast Reunion -- Features a reunion of original PEANUTS cast members and includes such beloved characters as Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty and others.
TAKING LIVES Unrated Director's Cut on Blu-ray
Angelina Jolie plays FBI profiler Illeana Scott in this edgy cat-and-mouse thriller also starring Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland and Olivier Martinez and directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye,Two for the Money), now on Blu-ray from Warner Home Video. For 20 years an elusive serial killer has assumed his victims' identities. But now there's a breakthrough: Scott is assigned to the case and it's her job to know what makes a killer tick. But somehow this killer knows even more about Scott.
This 2004 theatrical release has vfx from Pacific Title and Art Studio and Intrigue.
THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX on DVD and Blu-ray
In THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX, the world's bravest mouse embarks on a noble quest that leads to discovery, courage, honor and ultimately redemption. Journey along with Despereaux as he encounters an unforgettable group of colorful characters and learns about life's important messages in this charming and fun-filled story. Based on the heartwarming children's bestselling book and featuring the incredible voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Tracy Ullman, and Stanley Tucci, THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX is now on DVD and Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Ent.
Consumers will also receive a free Kodak Gallery pocket photo book (a $9.99 value) with the purchase of the DVD (on specially marked packages, while supplies last).