DVD Releases For August 5, 2008
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
STARSHIP TROOPERS 3: MARAUDER On DVD and Blu-ray