PR: "He-Man and the Masters of The Universe: Volume 3"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WITNESS THE FINAL BATTLE OF GOOD VS. EVIL!
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE®
Includes the Final 13 Episodes
From the 2002 Emmy®-Award Winning Series
Debuts on DVD on August 5, 2008
New Hope, MN (July 17, 2008) BCI Entertainment is pleased to announce the
DVD release of HE-MAN® and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Three. This
thrilling conclusion to the best-selling Volumes One & Two brings to a close
the Emmy®-Award winning 2002 revival of the classic Œ80s cartoon. HE-MAN®
and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Three will debut on August 5, 2008
on a 3-disc set. In addition to the thrilling 13 new-to-DVD final episodes
of the series, this DVD set will include numerous special features,
including commentary tracks, interviews, animatics, as well as never before
seen Episode 40 and more, for an SRP of $26.98.
Launched as a line of action figures by Mattel in the 1980s, HE-MAN® and the
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® inspired the original syndicated HE-MAN® cartoon
series. The 2002 revival immediately captivated the original fans of HE-MAN®
while intriguing a new generation. Produced for the Cartoon Network,
HE-MAN® and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® ran through 2004 and won a 2004
Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing. With the
release of HE-MAN® and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume Three,
enthusiasts will be able to own the complete 2002 series on DVD.
Special features on the HE-MAN® and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE® Volume
Three DVD include the original ³Morals² segment for each episode (never seen
on the Cartoon Network), five audio commentaries, an extended video
commentary, and scripts for episodes 27 through 40.
Also included in this volume is the never-before-seen ³Episode 40.² This
installment was written, but not produced for the animated series, and BCI
and Mattel are bringing it to life in the form of a full-length digital
comic book adaptation. This exclusive DVD extra was created by Val Staples
and Emiliano Santalucia, producers and artists of the popular comic book
series based on the cartoon.
In the last 13 episodes that comprise Season Two, the balance of power is
disturbed when King Hssss and his Snake Men attempt to conquer Eternia! The
Masters of the Universe® find themselves not only struggling with the Snake
Men¹s villainous threat to awaken the Snake God, Serpos, but also Hordak,
the evil former master of Skeletor, is seeking to return and rule the
planet! Amidst this chaos, He-Man® finally learns the history of his power
and of his connection to the legendary warrior, King Grayskull.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
· The original ³Morals² segment for episodes 27 through 39
· 5 Audio Commentaries
· Extended Video Commentary
· Interviews with toy line designers and marketers from Mattel and The
· Three Image Galleries (Character Profiles, Backgrounds, and Unseen
· Complete Animatics of 3 episodes
· Two Masters of the Universe® Collectible Art Cards by acclaimed comic
book artists Chris Bachalo and Jason Shawn Alexander
DVD Order Date: July 1, 2008
DVD Catalog # 48061-9
UPC Code: 87364-80619-
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital
home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio,
video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has
distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail
channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and
music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide.
The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and
distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Navarre has expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of
home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the
acquisitions of Encore, BCI, and FUNimation. For more information, please
visit the Company’s web site at http://www.navarre.com.
BCI, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Navarre Corporation, is a leading
independent entertainment DVD and audio publisher and distributor. Working
with licensors from around the world, BCI has acquired an extensive library
including animation, action, sports, horror, drama and special interest
programming. The BCI brand is committed to bringing the most original
product to the marketplace with its innovative marketing programs, bonus
features and collectible packaging. The diversity of product has led to the
creation of BCI¹s labels Ink & Paint (animation), Ronin Entertainment
(film and television programming from Japan) and Deimos Entertainment
(horror, cult and sci-fi films). BCI is uniquely qualified to represent a
vast array of content for North American DVD distribution. For more
information, please visit www.bcieclipse.com.
Mattel, Inc., (NYSE: MAT, www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the
design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel
family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular
fashion doll ever introduced, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®,
Radica® and Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands, including Little
People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines.
Mattel is recognized as one of 2008’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by
FORTUNE Magazine and among the 100 Most Trustworthy U.S. Companies by Forbes
Magazine. Committed to ethical manufacturing sustainable business practices,
Mattel marked a 10-year milestone in 2007 for its Global Manufacturing
Principles. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel
employs more than 30,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells
products in more than 150 nations. Mattel’s vision is to be the world’s
premier toy brands — today and tomorrow.