Book Of Secrets, Muppets In A Show And More On DVD Today
Originally created by Harvey Comics, Richie Rich, the child of incredibly wealthy parents is the world's richest kid. He lives in a mansion in his hometown of Richville and has an allowance that is the envy of children everywhere. Richie is a kind and benevolent boy who has the luxury of going on globe-trotting adventures with his faithful dog Dollar, his best buddies Freckles and Gloria, butler Cadbury and robot maid Irona. Professor Keenbeen, director of the Rich Science Center often comes along for the ride, creating wacky inventions that either help or hinder Richie's exploits.
Scooby-Doo is the beloved, animated mystery-solving canine, who made his original debut on SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU! In this incarnation, Scooby-Doo is featured along with Shaggy and Scrappy. As a trio, they travel the world in the Mystery Machine often with comedic outcomes.
DVD Special Features Include:
"The Story of Richie Rich" - From comic book origins to animated depictions, a featurette covering everyone's favorite rich kid.
V FOR VENDETTA
From Warner Home Video comes the Blu-ray of V FOR VENDETTA with vfx from Cinesite, Double Negative, Framestore-CFC and Baseblack. Dan Glass (SPEED RACER) was production visual effects supervisor.
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the 2006 film V FOR VENDETTA tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Hugo Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background she also discovers the truth about herself - and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Extras include four featurettes ("Designing the Near Future", "Remember, Remember: The Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot", "England Prevails: V for Vendetta and the New Wave of Comics" and "Freedom! Forever!: Making of V for Vendetta"), the SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE digital short, Cat Power montage and theatrical trailers.
Producers the Wachowskis awarded the directorial duties to James McTeigue, their first assistant director on THE MATRIX movies, and selected Glass, also a veteran of the MATRIX adventure, as production visual effects supervisor. The filmmakers initially designed the film with remarkably few visual effects shots. "We set out with a plan to tackle 120 shots, but ended up with just shy of 500," Glass recalls. "Although a large increase, it was a naturally evolving process working with the director, and not a case of things spinning out of control. James was great to work with. At my first meeting with him, he produced a list of all the vfx moments he envisaged in the script, but, from there on, he left it all very much in my hands. The underlying stylistic approach was always to keep things very grounded in reality and to that end, achieve what we could in camera as a first resort."
Read more on VFXWorld's 2006 story here.
OBAN STAR-RACERS VOL. 2 "THE OBAN CYCLE"
Featuring all 13 uncut episodes in 5.1 Surround Sound, seamless 2D and 3D animation and chockfull of bonus features arrive on DVD May 20, 2008 from Shout! Factory. The satellite tournament on Alwas has been completed, and Molly and the crew of the WHIZZING ARROW have qualified to compete on Oban for the mysterious Ultimate Prize. Can young Molly outrun the competition, save Earth and win the power to bring her mother back to life? See this epic anime adventure which features spectacular mixed-media, combining 2D Japanese-animated characters with 3D animated ships and races.
To maintain the quality and originality of this project, creator and animator Savin Yeatman-Eiffel spent nine years on a personal mission to complete this series with no influence from outside investors. The final 13 episodes of the award-winning OBAN STAR-RACERS fly onto DVD in this thrilling 2-disc set for $19.99.