DVD Releases For September 2, 2008
PEANUTS has been one of the most beloved comic strips in the world since its birth in 1950 by creator Charles M. Schulz. Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and Sally captured the hearts of America on paper and were later starring in their very own TV specials. IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN Deluxe Edition has the gang in the spooky spirit, dressing up to go trick or treating and to crash Violet's spooktacular Halloween party.
While the crew goes out to collect their candy -- Charlie Brown in a ghost costume (with more eyeholes cut out then needed), Lucy dressed as a witch and Snoopy in a World War I fighting ace costume, Linus decides to hold vigil in the pumpkin patch as he awaits the Great Pumpkin. Sally was excited for Halloween, but is convinced by Linus to stay put with him for the evening and keep a look out. Will the great pumpkin arrive or will this be another spoiled Halloween for Linus and the pals? This beloved tale even has a new jack-o-lantern glow in this remastered deluxe edition with improved picture and audio.
Special Features Include:
--"We Need a Blockbuster, Charlie Brown" -- Documentary featurette focusing on the myth and tradition of the Halloween staple television program, IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN. Revealed along the way through original interviews with the Schulz family and producers are the pressures and challenges of following up an underdog hit with a bigger and better TV special.
SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GHOUL SCHOOL/SCOOBY-DOO AND THE LEGEND OF THE VAMPIRE On DVD
From Warner Home Video, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy learn there are things even scarier than homework in this feature-length field trip into mystery and mayhem in SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GHOUL SCHOOL. The academic adventure begins when the boys sign on as gym teachers at Miss Grimwood's School for Ghouls -- only to discover the pupils are (zoinks!) daughters of the world's most frightfully famous monsters. But when the girl-ghouls are kidnapped by the evil Revolta and her spider-bat flunkies, our heroes spring into action to rescue their fiendish little friends in spectacular Scooby-Doo style.
In SCOOBY-DOO AND THE LEGEND OF THE VAMPIRE, on vacation in Australia, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang attend a music festival held at Vampire Rock. But the music goes flat when the gang learns that a legendary Australian creature called the Yowie Yahoo is kidnapping the musical acts and turning them into vampires. Masquerading as a heavy metal band, Scooby-Doo and the gang must survive a trio of rock-and-roll vampires if they want to crack the outlandish Outback mystery surrounding The Legend of the Vampire.
ROBOTECH: SHADOW OF CHRONICLES Collector's Edition on Blu-ray
From Funimation Ent., Scott Bernard and Vince Grant fight to end a decades-long struggle against an enigmatic alien race known as the Invid. However, the mysterious disappearance of the legendary Admiral Hunter will unfold in a treacherous mystery that could tear apart our young heroes -- and threaten their very survival.
Featuring the voices of Mark Hamill (STAR WARS) and Chase Masterson (STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE), the animation of ROBOTECH: THE SHADOW CHRONICLES also takes a generational leap into the future through a technological marriage of CG graphics beautifully composited with vibrant anime characters. The heightened production values showcase high-definition video, 5.1 digital surround sound, and an incredible musical score performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
THE NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW On DVD And Blu-ray
Marvel Enterprises and Lionsgate have released the DVD and Blu-ray debut of a new generation of super heroes in the Marvel Universe -- NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW. Make way for the rebirth of Earth's mightiest crime fighting organization as the children of the original team join forces in this new epic animated feature with greater kid appeal than ever before. NEXT AVENGERS: HEROES OF TOMORROW marks the very first PG-rated movie in the history of Marvel's animated features franchise and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 2, 2008 for the suggested retail prices of $19.98 and $29.99, respectively.