DVD Releases For July 8, 2008
(This edition only adds a free ticket to see THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR. The rest of the special features are ported from the previous DVD releases, without the classic Universal films found on disc three of the Ultimate Edition, according to MONSTERSANDCRITICS.com.)
THE BATMAN: The Complete Fifth Season And TEEN TITANS: The Complete Fifth Season On DVD
Batman and the Teen Titans find themselves in the fight of their lives as Warner Home Video and DC Comics bring the final installments of their heroic animated tales to DVD with the releases of THE BATMAN: The Complete Fifth Season and TEEN TITANS: The Complete Fifth Season on July 8, 2008.
The Emmy-winning animated series THE BATMAN is an action-packed animation adventure that currently airs on Saturdays on the Kids WB. In the fifth season, the Caped Crusader works side by side with the likes of Superman, The Flash, Robin, Batgirl and Green Arrow to protect the streets of Gotham City as they are infiltrated by cunning criminal masterminds. The Joker, Lex Luthor, and Firefly are just a few of the evil foes who give the heroes a run for their money with each one bringing their own brand of chaos to the city.
THE BATMAN: The Complete Fifth Season 2-disc collection contains 13 episodes and bonus features including:
--"Joining Forces: THE BATMAN’s Legendary Team-Ups" -- The producers and writers from the show have taken a page from classic DC Comics titles to present a series of team-up tales. Throughout the season, the Dark Knight joins forces with individual heroes from the DC Universe to fend off a whole new batch of super villains.
--"THE BATMAN: Justice League Profiles" – This featurette covers the design and level of authentic detail, stemming from the comics to the screen in an installment of THE BATMAN.
WHV will also release TEEN TITANS: The Complete Fifth Season which currently airs on the Cartoon Network. Robin, Starfire and Raven square off with Brain, and his ultimate team of villains in The Brotherhood of Evil. Some Titans will be lost along the way as the vendetta escalates into a global war, and the teen phenoms must rely on Beast Boy to bring them to victory as he performs his most amazing transformation yet. This 2-disc collection contains 13 episodes and with special features highlighting a motley crew of scoundrels and crooks including:
--TEEN TITANS: Friend and Foes – The fifth season of TEEN TITANS finds our heroes in a worldwide membership drive recruiting new allies to combat the growing Brotherhood of Evil. In order to prepare for the final battle, all new character files for the Titans database have been created. The vignettes include: "Control Freak," "Bob & The Source," "Billy Numerous," "Mother Mae-Eye" and "Trigon"
STARGATE ATLANTIS: The Complete Fourth Season On DVD
An acclaimed cast that includes Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Jason Momoa and Amanda Tapping returns for season four of STARGATE ATLANTIS series on the Sci Fi Channel. Colonel Samantha Carter (Tapping) takes charge as the city's new leader, facing new and daunting challenges, including joining forces with the dangerous Wraith in order to fight a common enemy -- the seemingly unstoppable Replicators.
The show's vfx are from Atmosphere Visual Effects, Rainmaker Digital Pictures, SPIN West VFX and Zoic Studios.
Raising the bar on both the creative and technical sides of things is a major part of the season-to-season transition for Rainmaker's work on STARGATE ATLANTIS.
"We try to update not just the efficiency in actually creating the content, but also the creative content so each year you're pushing the boundaries not just for the quality of the end product, but also for our own entertainment purposes," said Debora Dunphy, digital effects supervisor and lead artist on the series. "It keeps us wanting to keep producing something that is of higher quality for us as artists, so we can be proud of our work."
Off-season tasks include going through models that are likely to be re-used in the upcoming season and optimizing them so they are easier to work with and look better.