INDY 4 is out now on DVD and Blu-ray, along with the DVD release of the new SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS special "WhoBob, WhatPants?", BOB THE BUILDER DVDs and The Ultimate Matrix Collection on Blu-ray.
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL On DVD And Blu-ray
The highest-grossing installment of the popular adventure franchise, with more than $780 million at the global box office, Paramount Pictures and Lucasfilm Ltd.'s INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL will make its anticipated debut on DVD and Blu-ray October 14.
Released by Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Ent. with vfx by ILM, Gentle Giant Studios and Stan Winston Studio, the film will be available as a two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray loaded with spectacular bonus features that allow viewers to accompany the filmmakers and cast on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes of this modern classic.
Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Frank Marshall, with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy as exec producers, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is the newest adventure in the phenomenally successful INDIANA JONES series, which has earned six Academy Awards and more than $2 billion worldwide.
Set in 1957, the film stars Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone and John Hurt, following Indy on a perilous adventure to find the coveted Crystal Skull of Akator. From the ivy-covered halls of Marshall College to the verdant jungles of South America, Indy is relentlessly pursued by sinister Soviet agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the eerie object of fascination.
Organic is the key word because this '50s-era INDY adventure that takes place during the height of the Red Scare features quite a variety of visual effects: Digital mattes, 3D digital mattes, extension work in the jungle and water falls and temple sequences, as well as plenty of creature animation, including prairie dogs, monkeys, ants, digital doubles and aliens. In all, there were 560 vfx shots and 48 minutes of screen time because Spielberg wanted longer takes. There were also around 300 artists working for eight months at ILM's office in San Francisco's Presidio.
"The most important part of the R&D had to do with particle work," VFX Supervisor Pablo Helman said. "For Doom Town, there was smoke on the houses, dust and the explosion. In the opening warehouse, there is the gunpowder. The rocket sled had some particle work, but the fire in the back was real at Steven's insistence to get more texture. Inside the temple heart at the end, where the room rotates and breaks away, there was more particle work. And also there is debris surrounding the saucer at the end. So we revamped our fluid engine derived from PhysBAM [now called 'The Brain.'] The engine can do water, fire, explosions. In this case, all the particle work was creature intensive, which required a new approach. The entire temple environment is CG along with many of the characters." In fact, Helman is pleased that the fourth film in the franchise comes full circle in terms of its supernatural climax.
The two-disc Special Edition DVD and Blu-ray presentations feature hours of new content that opens up the world of Indiana Jones as never before through in-depth footage of Steven Spielberg and his cast and crew at work. From Shia LaBeouf's training to become a master swordsman to Harrison Ford's reunion with his fedora, whip and Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, viewers will play witness to the magic of cinema's greatest action-adventure hero's triumphant return to the big screen, as well as the of the extraordinary work of legendary artists who brought Indy's latest thrilling adventure to life.
In addition, all four INDIANA JONES films will be showcased in the quintessential Indiana Jones collection entitled INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURE COLLECTION, which will include the first three films plus the two-disc Special Edition DVD of the latest installment (available for $89.99).
Available for $39.99, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL two-disc Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The two-disc set includes the following special features:
DVD Disc 1:--The Return of a Legend -- The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators.
--Pre-Production -- Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage.
DVD Disc 2:--Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.*Shooting Begins: New Mexico*Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut*Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii*On-Set Action*Exploring Akator*Wrapping Up!--Warrior Makeup--The Crystal Skulls--Iconic Props--The Effects of Indy--Adventures in Post Production--Closing: Team Indy--Pre-Visualization Sequences*Area 51 Escape*Jungle Chase*Ants AttackGalleries:--The Art Department*The Adventure Begins*Cemetery and Jungle*Akator--Stan Winston Studio*Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies*Aliens & Crystal Skulls--Production Photographs--Portraits--Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL also will be available as a single disc DVD ($29.99) presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with THX Certified Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 5.1 Surround and Spanish 5.1 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Available for $39.99, the Special Edition Blu-ray is presented in 1080p High Definition with THX Certified English 5.1 Dolby True HD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. The two-disc set includes the following special features:
Blu-ray Disc 1:--Indiana Jones Timelines -- Explore the movie through interactive timelines that include video featurettes, in-depth information and unique imagery. Your adventure begins with one of these three timelines:--Story Timeline: Showcases the key events of the KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL storyline.--Production Timeline: A Making-of chronology for KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.--Historical Timeline: Dives into the real-world historical influences that are referenced in the film.--The Return of a Legend -- The evolution of the new film and a tribute to the legendary hero and his creators. (HD)--Pre-Production -- Follows Steven Spielberg as he creates animatic sequences, Shia LaBeouf as he learns to swordfight and captures the reunion of filmmakers and cast on the soundstage. (HD)
Blu-ray Disc 2:--Production Diary: Making Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -- Join filmmakers, cast and crew for a complete look at the making of the film.*Shooting Begins: New Mexico (HD)*Back To School: New Haven, Connecticut (HD)*Welcome to the Jungle: Hilo, Hawaii (HD)*On-Set Action (HD)*Exploring Akator (HD)*Wrapping Up! (HD)--Warrior Makeup (HD)--The Crystal Skulls (HD)--Iconic Props (HD)--The Effects of Indy (HD)--Adventures in Post Production (HD)--Closing: Team Indy (HD)--Pre-Visualization Sequences*Area 51 Escape (HD)*Jungle Chase (HD)*Ants Attack (HD)Galleries:--The Art Department*The Adventure Begins*Cemetery and Jungle*Akator--Stan Winston Studio*Corpses, Skeletons & Mummies*Aliens & Crystal Skulls--Production Photographs--Portraits--Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL retail exclusives include:
--Circuit City -- Two lithographs of concept art from the movie.--Best Buy -- Gift set with replica crystal skull from Sideshow Collectibles and a $25 gift card to Sideshowcollectibles.com.--Target -- Exclusive Packaging is a beautiful hard cover book from Palace Press with 80 pages of behind the scenes photos, including many never-before-published images.--Kmart and Sears -- Four Exclusive LEGO mini-posters. Each poster is a LEGO replica of the original theatrical poster from all four Indy films.--Trans World -- Exclusive Steelbook Packaging.
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS -- WhoBob WhatPants? On DVD
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' "WhoBob WhatPants?" will be released on DVD on Tuesday, October 14 from Nickelodeon, and will also include five episodes from Season Five and four original animated shorts. In the half-hour special "WhoBob WhatPants?," Bikini Bottom's most beloved sponge goes missing and his distraught friends set out to search the ocean for him.
Unaware of his true identity, SpongeBob wanders into rough New Kelp City where he encounters and inadvertently defeats the leader of the ruthless Bubble Poppin' Gang (voiced by Ray Liotta). Relieved and grateful that they no longer have to live in fear, the New Kelp residents appoint SpongeBob their new Mayor. Will SpongeBob remember who he really is and return to Bikini Bottom with his friends, or will he stay to enjoy his newfound celebrity in New Kelp City forever?
--"Goo Goo Gas"In his latest attempt to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, Plankton turns everyone inside the Krusty Krab into babies.--"The Two Faces of Squidward"When Squidward breaks his face, his resulting look is so handsome he becomes all the rage in Bikini Bottom.--"SpongeHenge"The strong winds whipping through SpongeBob's pores are creative beautiful music. Everyone knows music attracts jellyfish, and this time is no exception.--"Banned in Bikini Bottom"The United Organization of Fish Against Things Fun and Delicious has banned Krabby Patties.--"Stanley S. SquarePants"Cousin Stanley comes to live with SpongeBob and find his purpose in life. But it's tough to find when practically everything you touch goes up in smoke. Literally.
Special Features Include:
--Original Animatic: "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"--Four Shorts
AMERICAN GANGSTER On Blu-ray
Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (GLADIATOR) in this powerful, epic story now on Blu-ray in theatrical and director's cuts from Universal Studios Home Ent. (vfx by Gray Matter FX, Invisible Effects and Pacific Title). Armed with ruthless tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multimillion-dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation.
Special Features Include:
--U Control Tutorial--U Control Picture in Picture--Deleted Scenes--Fallen Empire: Making AMERICAN GANGSTER--Case Files--Hip-Hop Infusion Featuring Common and T.I.--The BET Special: The Making of AMERICAN GANGSTER--Dateline NBC: AMERICAN GANGSTER First Look--"Do You Feel Me (Remix)" performed by Anthony Hamilton featuring Ghostface Killah--"Blue Magic" from Jay-Z's Album "American Gangster"--Theatrical Trailer--Commentary with Director Ridley Scott and Writer Steven Zaillian
EASTERN PROMISES On Blu-ray
Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts star in this electrifying thriller from critically acclaimed director David Cronenberg (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE). Criminal mastermind Nikolai (Mortensen) finds his ties to a notorious crime family shaken when he crosses paths with Anna (Watts), a midwife who has accidentally uncovered evidence against them. Their unusual relationship sets off an unstoppable chain of murder, mystery and deception in this release from Universal Studios Home Ent., with vfx by Mr. X.
Special Features Include:
--Secrets and Stories--Marked for Life--Two Guys Walk into a Bath House--Watts on Wheels
CHAPLIN 15th Anniversary Edition On DVD
From Lionsgate Home Ent., comes the 15th anniversary release of CHAPLIN, which includes digitally remastered print, three new featurettes plus a never-before-seen home movie of Charlie Chaplin.
Robert Downey, Jr. captures the essence of comic genius Charlie Chaplin in a compelling, nuanced performance that earned him Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. Director Richard Attenborough's well-crafted portrait traces Chaplin's impoverished London upbringing, extraordinary success as an actor and director, his troubled marriages, scandalous affairs, shocking exile to Switzerland and his triumphant return to Hollywood. The star-studded cast includes Kevin Kline, Dan Aykroyd, Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane and Geraldine Chaplin (as her own grandmother), and Downey's astonishing mimicry of Chaplin's gait, gestures and accents complete a dazzlingly authentic portrait of one of cinema's first pop culture icons.
CHAPLIN was a 1993 theatrical release with vfx by Illusion Arts.
Special Features Include:
--Limited Edition Plastic O-Card with Reveal to "Little Tramp" underneath--"All At Sea" home movie of Charlie Chaplin vacationing in Catalina, California--"Strolling into the Sunset" Featurette with Director Richard Attenborough--"Chaplin the Hero" featurette on Chaplin's contributions to film--"The Most Famous Man in the World" Featurette on Chaplin's status as a pop icon--Theatrical Trailer
LIBERTY'S KIDS: The Complete Series on DVD
Our history is often different than what we think it is. Did you know that some people wanted George Washington to be the King of America, not the President? Meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigail Adams, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, Deborah Samson and some of the heroes behind the American Revolution as they come to life in the animated series LIBERTY'S KIDS. Arriving just in time for the holidays and the upcoming U.S. presidential election, Shout! Factory, in association with DIC Ent., will unleash LIBERTY'S KIDS: The Complete Series DVD box set on October 14, 2008.
Offering rich animation and engaging storytelling, The Complete Series of LIBERTY'S KIDS is star spangled with respected news journalist Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin leading an all-star voice cast comprised of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Annette Benning (Abigail Adams), Warren Buffet (James Madison), Billy Crystal (John Adams), Michael Douglas (Patrick Henry), Whoopi Goldberg (Deborah Samson), Dustin Hoffman (Benedict Arnold), Liam Neeson (John Paul Jons), Maria Shriver (Peggy Shippen), Ben Stiller (Thomas Jefferson), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Baron von Steuben), Sylvester Stallone (Paul Revere), Michael York (Admiral Lord Howe) and General Norman Schwarzkopf (G eorge Rogers Clark), among others. Music sensation Aaron Carter lends his voice as Joseph Plumb Martin and performs the theme song.
Featuring all 40 action-packed episodes and a wealth of bonus content, the collectible LIBERTY'S KIDS: The Complete Series DVD box is $59.99.
Poised to attract an audience of kids, parents and educators, the stories told in LIBERTY'S KIDS comprise the fabric of American history and the ideals on which our country was built -- patriotism, freedom and democracy. Moreover, this acclaimed animated series enlightens today's youth by exploring the profound impact of the American Revolution and relating it to issues that face all of us today.
Written under the supervision of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Rakove, LIBERTY'S KIDS: The Complete Series vibrantly brings America's history to life and depicts key events from the American Revolution as seen through the eyes of three kids who work in Benjamin Franklin's print shop. The kids may be fiction, but all of the history is accurate and authentic.
Special Features Include:
--Behind-The-Scenes Footage--"Now And Then" -- Sarah makes comparisons between things of the past and present--"Mystery Guest" -- James gives clues to help guess the name of the historical figure--"NewsBytes" from Ben Franklin
BOB THE BUILDER: Bob's White Christmas On DVD
Herald in the holiday season with BOB THE BUILDER: Bob's White Christmas available on DVD October 14, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT Ent. This Christmas classic is available in a new glitter package and features five fun, seasonal favorites. Bob and his Can-Do Crew learn about the true spirit of Christmas as they hammer out solutions that lead to a job well-done.
Five seasonal episodes include:
--"Bob's White Christmas"--"Bob and the Big Freeze"--"Bob of the North"--"Special Delivery Spud"--"Bob's Bugle"
BOB THE BUILDER: BIG Build Collection On DVD
BOB THE BUILDER: Big Build Collection arrives just in time for the holidays and includes three favorite Bob the Builder DVDs and a collectible die-cast Scoop toy. Join Bob as he demonstrates lessons in teamwork and the value of a job well done when this special set hits shelves on October 14, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT Ent.
Perfect for budding builders, the BOB THE BUILDER: BIG Build Collection set features everyone's favorite builder and his Can-Do Crew hard-at-work getting the job done. See how it all began from Bob's first job to when he and Wendy became business partners in "When Bob Became a Builder." Follow Scoop as he takes the lead in "Bob's Big Plan;" and see what it takes to be part of "Bob's Top Team."
BOB THE BUILDER: When Bob Became a Builder:Bob the Builder and his Can-Do Crew can build just about anything. Like any great builder, he had to start with a dream, the right tools, and the right team. Join Benny and Scrambler and be there as they learn about "When Bob Became a Builder." See Bob's first building job with his Dad, Robert, and when he became partners with Wendy. Travel back to Bob's early years as he meets Scoop, Muck, Dizzy, Lofty and Roley and watch as he starts a building yard of his own. From his very first brick to his latest plan, it's the story of Bob from boy to builder.
BOB THE BUILDER: Bob's Big Plan:Every big project and every big adventure begins with a big plan. Bob the Builder is about to take on his biggest project ever when Bob begins building a whole new town from the ground up. Before he breaks ground, find out how it all began in "Bob's Big Plan." It's the blueprint for the biggest building job. Can they build it? Yes they can!
BOB THE BUILDER: Top Team:Bob the Builder is hard at work finishing his workshop, building a new school and a visitor center in the new town. When Bob must build different houses for everyone, he realizes his Can-Do Crew really can do anything because they are "Bob's Top Team."
THOMAS & FRIENDS WHISTLE EXPRESS COLLECTION On DVD
Whistle along with Thomas and his engine pals as they travel around the Island of Sodor in this 3-DVD collection filled with thrilling adventures, favorite friends and heartwarming storylines about discovery, friendship and cooperation. The THOMAS & FRIENDS: WHISTLE EXPRESS COLLECTION pulls into retail October 14, 2008 from Lionsgate and HIT Ent. Young engineers will love the new eye-catching, specially designed 3-pack set, which includes a collectible train whistle.
DVD Set Includes:
--"Thomas the Tank Engine: Carnival Capers"THOMAS & FRIENDS celebrate as a carnival comes to the Island of Sodor! Join the engines as they explore their surroundings and learn to work together as a team.--"Thomas the Tank Engine: Calling All Engines"Summertime is always beautiful on the Island of Sodor. It is a busy time for all of the engines, but when the Steam engines and Diesels can't get along, and no work is getting done, the engines are in a terrible mess. Will the new airport get ready in time? Will the bridge get built? Can the engines work together and save the day?--"Thomas the Tank Engine: Milkshake Muddle"Join THOMAS & FRIENDS on the Island of Sodor in six episodes. Meet Mighty Mac, a very unusual engine with two faces, and Neville, an enthusiastic Steamie who's everyone's friend.
LIL' BUSH: RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Season Two On DVD
George W. may be on the way out but Lil' Bush is in for a new season on DVD from Comedy Central and Paramount Home Ent. LIL' BUSH: RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Season Two, the animated show that rips the lid off politics and puts the Oval Office in the sandbox.
Special Features Include:--Animatics--Lil' Bush Girl Viral Video--Audio Commentary
THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE On DVD
Set sail for adventure with your favorite VeggieTales pals as the theatrical release of THE PIRATES WHO DON'T DO ANYTHING: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE lands on DVD from Universal Studios Home Ent. This movie has everything kids love including pirates, heroes, a princess, plus an all-new extended ending, filled with colorful animation, silly songs and nonstop humor.
Special Features Include:
--Extended Ending--Family Activities--"What Makes A Hero" featurette -- A fun behind-the-scenes look at firehouses, a police station, etc., guided by Larry the Cucumber (Elliot as videographer) and kid friends--"Out To Sea" featurette -- A visit to a marina and exploration of life on the water. Guided by Mr. Lunt (Sedgewick as videographer) who is looking for pirates. Ensuing comedy as he inquires with yacht owners, fishing boats and others--"Family Treasure Adventure" -- A real-life treasure hunt game you can play with the family right in your own backyard. Teaches kids that when they are faced with challenges, they often have the tools they need to accomplish the task.--Parents Guide -- Interactive discussion guide and tools for character building, reflecting the values of the movie characters
DVD Features Accessible On The Internet:
--Pirate Finger Puppets -- Printable cut-out patterns for color-and-tape pirate finger puppets.--Coloring Pages--Desktop Wallpaper--Behind The Scenes featurettes:*Making A Veggie Pirate Movie -- Interviews with the production staff about the creation of the film.*Why We Do It Menu -- Interviews with production staff speaking on the reasons for making the story.*Art Gallery Menu -- Concept images from the film along with commentary by the design staff.*How To Draw -- Concept artists with kids following along as they draw various characters from the film. They also learn how to draw Veggie versions of themselves. Includes a printable connect-the-dot sheet on the DVD-Rom for younger artists.*Character Commentary -- Highlighted scenes with audio commentary from various characters from the film.*Studio Commentary -- Feature-length audio track with the production staff from the film.--Pirate Sing-Along -- Join Mr. Lunt as a piano bar singer. Sing-along versions of the songs from the film--Treasure Detector Game -- Match two unique sounds of an item together.--Pirates Trivia -- Trivia game.--Pirates 101 -- Live-action video piece narrated by Archibald with little kids acting and speaking like pirates.--Fashion Plank Game -- Interactive dress-up activity. In the captain's quarters, choose a character and a silly outfit, then the character emerges from behind a curtain and does a silly dance.--Interactive Storybook -- Read-along with a character or read by yourself.--Bonus Clips - Alternate endings or outtakes from the movie as a payoff for playing the games.
SILVERHAWKS: Season 1, Volume 1
Quicksilver, Talley Hawk, Super Twins and the rest of the SILVERHAWKS are back with the first-ever DVD release of SILVERHAWKS: Season 1, Volume 1 from Warner Home Video. Created as a space-bound equivalent to the hit THUNDERCATS animated series, SILVERHAWKS originally featured many of the same voice talents.
SILVERHAWKS: Season1, Volume 1 will be released in a four-disc collector set that includes 32 action-packed cartoons, as well as a special featurette entitled "Partly Metal, Partly Real," which examines the development of SILVERHAWKS.
In the far-flung future, the Galaxy of Limbo is in dire need of some heroes. Terrorized by the ruthless villain Mon-Star and his intergalatic horde, the only hope against this tyranny are the partly metal, partly real cybernetically enhanced super-team -- the SilverHawks. Led by the daring Quicksilver, the SilverHawks use their amazingly enhanced bodies, their razor-sharp wits and a steely resolve to battle Mon-Star and the forces of evil across the galaxy. Heroes like Quicksilver, Tally Hawk, Super Twins, Blue Grass, Copper Kid and Stargazer sacrificed their human lives on Earth to be sent into outer space and challenge their intergalactic enemies.
Episodes include: "The Origin Story," "Journey To Limbo," "The Planet Eater," "Save the Sun," "Stop Timestopper," "Darkbird," "The Backroom," "The Threat of Dritt," "Sky-Shadow," "Magnetic Attraction," "Gold Shield," "Zero the Memory Thief," "The Milk Run," "The Hardware Trap, Part 1," "The Hardware Trap, Part 2," "Race Against Time," "Operation Big Freeze," "The Ghost Ship," "The Great Galaxy Race," "Fantascreen," "Hotwing Hits Limbo," "The Bounty Hunter," "Zeek's Fumble," "The Fighting Hawks," "The Rengade Hero," "One on One," "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "Music of the Spheres," "Limbo Gold Rush," "Countdown to Zero," "The Amber Amplifier" and "The Saviour Stone."
Special Features Include:
--Partly Metal, Partly Real: Remembering SILVERHAWKS--The Origin and the Evolution of the SILVERHAWKS--Gallery of characters and action figures--Exclusive sneak peek at DC Universe's WONDER WOMAN
The Ultimate Matrix Collection On Blu-ray
The definitive Blu-ray set from Warner Home Video, The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for THE MATRIX. Also included is the companion piece "The Matrix Revisited" and the best-selling THE ANIMATRIX, plus five entirely new DVDs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, ENTER THE MATRIX videogame footage, 106 deep-delving featurettes and documentaries and more.
The Ultimate Matrix Collection presents the complete adventures of machine battling truth-seekers Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) in all three of the Wachowski's ground-breaking sci-fi films. With more than 35 hours of bonus features from the 10-disc standard definition DVD release, exclusive In Movie Experience and the three films newly presented in HD.
THE LEGEND OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS on DVD
You've seen the fictional account in one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Now this exciting documentary traces the dramatic, true-life story of the world's legendary crystal skulls and state-of-the-art technology finally reveals their ancient secrets in THE LEGEND OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS, coming to DVD Oct. 14 from Infinity Entertainment Group.
Crystal skulls have a devoted following who believe in their mystical (and perilous) powers and a Mayan legend of 13 skulls coming together in a time of great peril to save mankind by divulging the secret knowledge of all ages.
Today there are a handful of crystal skull relics, including one at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. This is the story of curator Jane MacLaren Walsh's 16-year quest to trace the origins of the 31-pound crystal skull mailed anonymously to the museum in 1992.
Walsh's investigation takes her from ancient Mesoamerica to archives across Europe and the Americas, where she traces legend and makes comparisons to other skulls and to pre-Columbian Aztec and Mixtec rock crystal artifacts.
But the skulls are perfectly designed to confound researchers. Made of quartz crystal, they contain no carbon, essential to dating. Walsh and her colleagues faced a formidable challenge, pitting science against the supernatural. Join them as they uncover the truth behind one of the world's most enduring mysteries, that of the mythical crystal skulls.
GHOST IN THE SHELL S.A.C Season 1: The Complete Box Set on DVD
All 26 episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of the internationally acclaimed GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX anime series will be available as a complete collection box set under Anime Legends label.
From Manga Ent. and Bandai Ent., the GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX Season 1: The Complete Box Set is a massive seven-disc DVD set, re-packaged in thinner, Amaray case for easy storage, but still bursting with all the adventure and action the famed anime series is known for. GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX was produced by Production I.G (KILL BILL) and features the music of Yoko Kanno (COWBOY BEBOP) with stories by Kenji Kamiyama (BLOOD, JIN-ROH) and Dai Soto (EUREKA SEVEN).
Standing among the greatest action anime series of all time, GHOST IN THE SHELL STAND ALONE COMPLEX takes us into a futuristic world where the line between man and machine is blurred, where advances in cybernetics have given rise to a new type of criminal, and a new type of terrorism. Keeping Japan safe is Major Motoko Kusanagi, a gorgeous and deadly cyborg, the leader of Section 9, the government's clandestine unit trained to handle cyber-terrorism. Between battling international crime syndicates, tracking deadly androids, and protecting targeted government officials, the members of Section 9 are greeted with their toughest test: The Laughing Man, a faceless and merciless terrorist, who'll take Section 9 through a deadly labyrinth of intrigue. All their expertise may not be enough to survive.