Hellboy II, Clone Wars On DVD/Blu-ray, Chuck, Supernatural On Blu-ray And More
The yellow-eyed demon is vanquished, but at a terrible price. The battle that brought him down released hundreds of demons from Hell into an unsuspecting world and cost Sam his life. But a grief-stricken Dean made a deal with the Crossroads Demon -- his soul in exchange for Sam's resurrection. Now Dean has just one year to live. One year to fight the unholy, the twisted, the ghoulish. One year to say farewell to Sam, and one year for Sam to search desperately for some way to save his brother. Mind-bending adventure awaits as the Winchester brothers continue their astonishing odyssey into the supernatural... and their personal odyssey into destiny. The three-disc collector's set features all 16 one-hour episodes and over an hour of special features, including a special effects featurette, gag reel, and commentaries, plus a bonus offer for a Digital Copy of the entire season. SUPERNATURAL: The Complete Third Season will be available on Blu-ray on November 11 and is priced at $79.98 SRP from Warner Home Video.
For season two and beyond, SUPERNATURAL employed an in-house vfx team, work on the pilot was done by Entity FX and work in season one by Stargate Digital.
"The mandate for vfx on our show has always been to achieve the 'real supernatural'," says vfx supervisor Ivan Hayden. "It's not over-the-top, glowy vfx. We want to get the fear of the monster and the danger across without taking people out of the scary moment."
For example, a scene might show something that was caused by a supernatural creature, such as plants dying, rather than the creature itself. "It's always a case of less is more in the horror genre," Hayden says. "We want the hair on the back of your neck to stand up rather than showing you the blood and guts. We don't want to step into the world of sci-fi and fantasy."
Blu-ray Special Features Include:
--From Legends to Reality -- SUPERNATURAL Effects
--Impala Featurette -- A look inside the classic 1967 Chevrolet Impala
--Scene Specifics -- Short segments showcasing creative team members discussing favorite aspects of particular episodes
--Ghostfacers! Confessionals minifeaturette gallery
WALT DISNEY TREASURES Wave VIII
The popular WALT DISNEY TREASURES series continues with three new double-disc DVD sets from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Each of the specially packaged collections includes never before seen bonus features on DVD that will delight Disney enthusiasts and fans of classic film and television alike. Available on November 11, 2008 in limited supply, all three WALT DISNEY TREASURES DVDs arrive just in time for the holidays.
THE CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD, VOLUME FOUR stars the short-tempered but hilarious Donald Duck in 31 films dating from 1951 through 1961 and presented for the first time on DVD in the original widescreen format. The final volume of the sputtering superstar's collected shorts, THE CHRONOLOGICAL DONALD, VOLUME FOUR includes WORKING FOR PEANUTS, Donald's 1954 foray into 3-D animation.
Special Features Include:
--Donald Goes To Press -- A retrospective look at Donald's prolific career in comic books.
--The Unseen Donald Duck: Trouble Shooters -- Storyboards for an unproduced Donald Duck cartoon pitched by famed Disney animator, Eric Goldberg.
--Audio Commentary by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck
THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB PRESENTS: ANNETTE stars Annette Funicello, Disney's most beloved Mouseketeer, in an original 20-episode serial on DVD for the 50th anniversary of the serial's conclusion. Adorable Annette plays a spunky country orphan who has to make big adjustments when she is sent to live with her sophisticated city cousins. Devoted MICKEY MOUSE CLUB fans will be delighted to see Tim Considine and David Stollery of SPIN AND MARTY in supporting roles.
Special Features Include:
--Musically Yours, Annette -- From a 1992 interview, Annette recalls her career as a recording star and her years on THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB. This mini documentary also includes interviews with Annette's fellow teen idols Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
--To Annette, With Love -- A newly produced tribute to everyone's favorite Mouseketeer.