DVD Releases For July 29, 2008
Warner Home Video brings the hit, hilarious animated television series TINY TOON ADVENTURES and FREAKAZOID! to DVD July 29. TINY TOON ADVENTURES, Season 1, Volume 1, features 35 episodes and bonus material on four discs, and will retail for $44.98. FREAKAZOID!: The Complete First Season will showcase 14 episodes on a two-disc set and will retail for $26.99.
They're tiny, they're toony, they're all a little loony! Exec produced by Steven Spielberg, TINY TOON ADVENTURES is a Daytime Emmy Award animated series that spawned a whole new generation of madcap Looney Toons characters including Buster Bunny, Babs Bunny, Plucky Duck, Hamton J. Pig, among others. The characters reside in Acme Acres and are enrolled at Acme Looniversity, where they are schooled under the wise (guy) guidance of veteran toon legends such as Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd and others in hopes of graduating with a "Diploma of Lunacy." The series originally premiered in 1990 and aired for three seasons.
FREAKAZOID! made its television debut and aired for two seasons. Also, exec produced by Spielberg, this Daytime Emmy Award-winning series chronicles the adventures of Freakazoid, a manic, insane superhero who battles a vast array of super villains. Freakazoid is the alter-ego of geeky teen Dexter Douglas, who upon surfing the web one night, is swept into a digital techno-electric smash up that zaps him in the gigabytes and he is transformed from geek to Freakazoid, a smart-mouthing, butt-kicking, mega-voltage superhero.
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS Special Collector's Edition On Blu-ray
From Paramount Home Ent., Ben Affleck is ready for action, commanding the role of CIA agent Jack Ryan in this thrilling adventure based on the Tom Clancy bestseller. America's Cold War fears are rekindled after the President of Russia dies and is succeeded by a man with a cryptic past. But East-West tensions erupt when the CIA suspects that renegade Russian scientists are developing more nuclear weapons. Mobilized into action by CIA Director William Cabot (Morgan Freeman), Jack Ryan (Affleck) follows a danger-ridden trail to a shocking conclusion: terrorists plan to provoke a war between the U.S. and Russia -- by detonating a nuclear bomb at a championship football game. Costarring James Cromwell and Liev Schreiber, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS adds up to the year's most explosive entertainment.
This 2002 theatrical release had vfx by Intrigue, The Howard Anderson Company and Rhythm and Hues.
Special Features Include:
--Commentary by director Phil Alden Robinson and cinematographer John Lindley
--Commentary by director Phil Alden Robinson and novelist Tom Clancy
--"The Making of The Sum of All Fears," "A Cautionary Tale: Casting" and "A Cautionary Tale: Production" featurettes
--"Creating Reality: The Visual Effects of THE SUM OF ALL FEARS:" Carrier Attack, A-4, Hospital, Motorcade, Helicopter
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Special Collector's Edition On Blu-ray
From Paramount Home Ent., based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (DIE HARD) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER seethes with high-tech excitement and sweats with the tension of men who hold doomsday in their hands. A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the RED OCTOBER, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it -- because the entire Russion naval and air commands are trying to find him, too.
This 1990 theatrical release had vfx by Boss Film Studios, Chandler Group Visual Effects, ILM and Slagle Minimotion.
Special Features Include:
--Commentary by Director John McTiernan
--"Beneath the Surface" featurette
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER Special Collector's Edition On Blu-ray