DVD Releases For July 1, 2008
"We offered [Travis] a kind of vfx shopping list, but at that point, I think he wasn't too focused on the vfx. It was his first major feature and I think he was feeling his way in terms of what was possible practically, and what needed to be done digitally. Most, if not all, of the vfx in the film are there for budgetary or safety reasons. It's not a movie that needed any rampaging monsters or spaceships. So if the budget had allowed, I think Pete would have shot everything practically -- the huge crowds, the lunatic car chases, the bombings, everything. It was when he couldn't do something for real; then it went from the shopping list onto the actual vfx budget.
--Surveillance Tapes: Outtakes
--An Inside Perspective: Interviews With the Cast & Crew
--Plotting an Assassination
--Coordinating Chaos: Stunt Featurette
2-Disc DVD also includes:
-- Digital Copy for PC or PSP
--Both Widescreen and Full Screen Formats
Blu-ray also includes:
--Vantage Viewer: GPS Tracker -- Follow each character's location and vantage point throughout the film.
BOB THE BUILDER: LET'S BUILD THE BEACH On DVD
Just as families head-out for summer vacation, Bob the Builder heads to Bobland Bay to embark on some beach-building fun as Lionsgate and HIT Ent. present the all-new BOB THE BUILDER: LET'S BUILD THE BEACH DVD. Bob the Builder and his machine team are always ready to tackle any project. As they hammer out solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. Most importantly, from start to finish, the team always shows that "The Fun is Getting It Done!"
--"Lofty's Comet" -- Bob and the team are busy building an observatory. When Lofty climbs a mountain to get a better look at the comet, he gets stuck. Will Lofty get back in time to see it with the others?
--"Spud and the Hotel" -- When the first guests arrive at the Bobland Bay hotel, Spud helps out by doing every job, with chaotic results. When the new manager arrives, Spud is very pleased to go back to the quiet life of a scarecrow.
--"Tumbler's Perfect Promenade" -- Tumbler wants to help design the new promenade, but can't come up with an idea. When some friendly animals leave their tracks in his wet cement the Bobland Bay Walk of Fame is born.
--"Clean as a Whistle Bristle" -- As Bob and the team prepare for the opening ceremony, Bristle, the street-cleaner, arrives to clean the town. When important items are missing Bob puts the clues together and they all point to Bristle. Is he really the culprit?
--"Super-Splasher" -- Splasher, an amphibious vehicle, arrives to take the hotel guests for sight-seeing tours. After a brave water rescue, he becomes known as Super-Splasher. Determined to live up to his new name, he rescues some people who don't need rescuing.
--Bonus episode of FIREMAN SAM -- "Danger, Falling Sheep"
--Bonus episode of FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS -- "Stingo Gets Stuck"
FIREMAN SAM: TO THE RESCUE On DVD
Everyone's favorite hero, Fireman Sam, and his trusted fire brigade demonstrate their courage and bravery in FIREMAN SAM: TO THE RESCUE launching on DVD for the first time ever in the U.S. on July 1, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT Ent. The ultimate hero next door, Fireman Sam races to the rescue of his friends and colleagues in all sorts of perilous situations. Based in the pleasant Welsh village of Pontypandy, Fireman Sam is a pillar of the community and the hero of every rescue. Whether stuck on a high cliff-face or caught in an underground cave, the children of Pontypandy know help is always close at hand -- thanks to the brave and resourceful Fireman Sam.
The series originally launched in the U.K. and made its U.S. debut on PBS KIDS Sprout in October 2006, and continues to air daily. The only firefighter-themed children's show, it also can be seen in 150 territories around the world in 25 different languages.
Join Fireman Sam, Firefighter Elvis Cridlington, Station Officer Basil Steele, Firefighter Penny Morris and Auxiliary Fireman Trevor Evans in these five episodes: