DVD Releases For July 8, 2008
RSP used Maya for the hero vine animation and lighting, while Houdini was employed for vine mass and dynamics. Rendering was carried out with 3Delight through Maya, and Shake was the tool of choice for compositing.
Additional vfx was done by Frantic Films, Patrick Tatopoulos Design and Proof.
THE RUINS is presented on DVD in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The unrated Blu-ray disc is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
The unrated DVD and unrated Blu-ray discs include the following special features:
--Never-before-seen alternate ending
--Commentary with director Carter Smith and editor Jeff Betancourt
--"The Making of THE RUINS" -- the cast and crew provide insight into the transformation of Scott Smith’s novel to the screen.
--"Creeping Death" -- reveals the process of bringing the deadly vines to life and the practical special effects that were used.
--Building THE RUINS -- provides a detailed look at the set and location for the film.
--Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Carter Smith and editor Jeff Betancourt:
SHAGGY AND SCOOBY DOO GET A CLUE! Volume 2 On DVD
Expect more high-jinks, thrills and laughs on July 8, 2008 when Warner Home Video releases another entertaining volume of the hit animated series Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! on DVD. This title features everyone's favorite mystery-solving canine and his pal Shaggy who will entertain both kids and adults with a whole new set of adventures, mysteries, and fun. SHAGGY AND SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE! Volume 2 will feature four 22-minute episodes from the television series' first season.
Scooby-Doo and Shaggy are the superstars of this popular new show, as they hit the trail solving mysteries and fending off the bad guys. Their new adventures begin after Shaggy inherits a sizeable fortune from his incredibly rich uncle, Dr. Albert, which enables him and Scooby-Doo to upgrade the Mystery Machine so that it has the ability to transform itself into a number of other different vehicles. With the help of new Scooby Snacks, which have been mixed with a secret nanotech formula, Scooby-Doo finds he has special powers, one of which is the ability to fly. The duo along with their loyal robot servant Robi, embark on a mission to stop the evil plans of Phinius Phibes and save the world. On occasion, they run into their dear pals, Fred, Velma and Daphne.
SHAGGY AND SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE! Volume 2 episodes include: "Smart House," "Lightning Strikes Twice," "Don't Feel the Animals," and "Mystery of the Missing Mystery Solvers."
SHAGGY AND SCOOBY-DOO GET A CLUE! made its debut September 2006 on the CW and quickly established itself as a favorite among young viewers. The show's second season is now airing on Kids' WB! The program consistently ranks in the top 4 of Kids' WB! Saturday morning shows among children ages 2-11.
SUPERHERO MOVIE On DVD
Stripping the spandex trade down to its skivvies, SUPERHERO MOVIE exposes the hilarity of the comic book genre when an Extended Version of the film arrives on DVD on July 8 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. Following the uproarious misadventures of a high school student after he's been bitten by a mutated dragonfly, SUPERHERO MOVIE spoofs, satirizes and skewers the conventions of fanboy cinema, taking time along the way to poke fun at some of the juggernauts of the genre -- from THE X-MEN and BATMAN to SPIDER-MAN and the FANTASTIC FOUR.
Masters of comedy Craig Mazin, David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss -- whose collected credits include AIRPLANE!, THE NAKED GUN FILMS, SCARY MOVIE 3 and 4, TOMMY BOY and more -- marshal an all-star cast that includes Drake Bell, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Nielsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher MacDonald, Keith David, Pamela Anderson, Brent Spiner and Marion Ross Available in an extended version or the original theatrical version, the SUPERHERO MOVIE DVD will feature an alternate ending, deleted scenes and more.
The comedy's vfx were by Animal Makers and Patrick Tatopoulos Design.