BATMAN: THE MOVIE
JULY 01, 2008
Last week I mentioned the Batman: The Movie was coming out on Blu-ray. This week they unveiled the cover and here it is. For those unfamiliar with the wonderfully campy television show, it starred Adam West (who currently voices Mayor West on Family Guy) and Burt Ward (who, uh, was on one episode of The Simpsons?) as Batman and Robin. The movie would pit the crime fighting duo against four super villains Joker, Riddler, Penguin and Catwoman. It will include commentary by actors Adam West and Burt Ward, Commentary by screenwriter Lorenzo Semple, Jr., Isolated Score Track DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Batman: A Dynamic Legacy, Caped Crusaders: A Heroes Tribute, Gotham City’s Most Wanted, 2001 35th Anniversary Piece Featuring Interviews with Adam West and Burt Ward, The Batmobile Revealed with George Barris, The Batmobile Interactive Tour, A 360 Degree Navigational Tour, Batman on Location: Mapping the Movie, Holy Pop-Up Trivia Track, Batman!, Original Teaser and Theatrical Trailers, and Galleries: From the Vaults of Adam West; Interactive Pressbook; Posters; Production Stills; Behind the Scenes; Premiere. BAM! CRACK! KA-POW!
FUTURAMA: BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS
JUNE 24, 2008
The second Futurama movie has a release date now. Following the success of the first film, Bender’s Big Score, the new movie will feature a plot where space itself rips open, revealing a gateway to another universe. It happens to contain a repulsive, plane-sized monster with romantic intentions. Nothing less than the fate of human and robot-kind is at stake as the crew takes on The Beast with a Billion Backs. Extras will include a commentary with Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz, Peter Avanzino and Lee Supercinski, a 30-minute Futurama The Lost Adventure, two featurettes (Meet Yivo!, A Brief History Of Deathball), deleted scenes/storyboards (Original Opening, Fry and Colleen Meeting, St. Asimov Parade, Zapp and Scientists, Amy, Fry and Leela, Scruffy, the Janitor), 3D Models With Animator Discussion, bloopers, Storyboard Animatic: The Beast With A Billion Backs, Part One, and a sneak peak at the next Futurama adventure.
Warner Home Video has announced that all three Matrix films will be released on Blu-ray later this year, likely to support the release of The Wachowski Brothers’ new Speed Racer feature film. No date or specifications have been announced yet. They also announced the May 20 release of V for Vendetta for Blu-ray. No extras have been announced at this time but you should expect a carryover of all the extras from the HD DVD release.
Umm, other than recent theatrical releases getting release dates, there’s nothing special to talk about, so I’ll leave you with your new favorite movie: