Superman, Disney, Family Guy DVDs Coming
Several additional DVDs have been announced of late and here are some of the highlights we suspect you’ll appreciate:
In time for the holidays, Warner Home Video will offer Superman: Doomsday as a special 2-disc edition on November 25, 2008. Offered in standard and Blu-ray editions, the set will include the original animated adaptation of the first Doomsday comic story plus bonus features including four episodes from Superman: The Animated Series personally selected by producer Bruce Timm. The Blu-ray version will also offer new featurettes: "Clash of the Juggernauts", and "When Heroes Die: The Making of Superman: Doomsday". Both discs will have a new look at 2009’s forthcoming Wonder Woman animated feature.
Family Guy: The Total World Domination Collection, coming October 21 exclusively from Amazon, will contain 22 discs featuring every Family Guy DVD released, including Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story and the Star Wars spoof Blue Harvest. As a bonus, American Dad volume one will be included. The entire collection will be in a box shaped like Stewie’s head so good luck finding shelf space for it. Family Guy: Volume 6 and the Family Guy – Freakin’ Sweet Party Pack will be released everywhere the same date.
Meantime, The New York Times reports that Walt Disney has scheduled Blu-ray versions of Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio (Spring 2009), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Fall 2009), Fantasia (2010), Fantasia 2000 (2010) and Beauty and the Beast (Fall 2010). The studio is said to be using their biggest guns to entice families to upgrade to the new standard for DVDs and spur sales across the board.
According to the Times, “All the DVDs will include unusual features geared toward a generation that embraces interactivity and social networking. Viewers can watch a movie in tandem with friends in other locations, while they chat using a laptop or cellphone (the comments appear on the screen).
“Viewers will also be able to compete against others around the world at trivia or send what Disney is calling movie mail, video images of themselves that appear within the context of the movie."