PR: "Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs" on June 24, 2008
A Carbon-Neutral Production!
THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS
BENDER AND HIS ROBOT ARMY ARE ON THE ATTACK IN AN ALL-NEW FEATURE-LENGTH EPIC
The Intergalactic Hot Tentacle Action Arrives Exclusively On DVD June 24 >From Fox Home Entertainment
CENTURY CITY, CALIF. – Good news, everyone! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) proudly presents the second of four all-new feature-length adventures when Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs invades Earth on DVD June 24. In their latest extraterrestrial exploits, Bender, Fry, Leela and crew encounter a repulsive, planet-sized creature with billions of probing tentacles… and soon find themselves involved in a disturbing – yet sensuous – interplanetary love story.
With guest appearances from David Cross (Alvin & The Chipmunks, “Arrested Development”), Brittany Murphy (“King of the Hill,” Sin City), Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) and world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, The Beast With A Billion Backs may finally meet its match!
Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs is jammed with bonus material, including commentary from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche, director Peter Avanzino, and producers Claudia Katz, Lee Supercinski, and Michael Rowe; an entire 30-minute “Lost Futurama Adventure”; featurettes “Meet Yivo!” (behind the scenes with David Cross) and “A Brief History of Deathball”; a sneak peek at the next Futurama epic, Bender’s Game; storyboard animatic; deleted scenes; bloopers, and more. Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$37.98 Canada. Prebook is May 28, 2008.
This will be the studio’s second carbon-neutral DVD release – its first being Futurama: Bender’s Big Score – solidifying Futurama, Twentieth Century Fox Television (TCFTV) and TCFHE’s commitment to reducing their impact on climate change. For more information on how the carbon emissions were reduced during the production of Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs, please visit http://www.newscorp.com/energy.
In Futurama’s latest and most tentacle-packed epic, space itself rips open, revealing a gateway to another universe. But what lies beyond? Horror? Love? Or maybe both, if it happens to contain a repulsive, planet-sized monster with romantic intentions! Nothing less than the fate of human and robot-kind is at stake as the Futurama crew takes on The Beast With A Billion Backs.
DVD Special Features:
Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs will be presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
o Commentary By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz, Peter Avanzino and Lee Supercinski
o Futurama The Lost Adventure – A Long-Lost, Full-Length Adventure Produced for the Futurama Video Game
o Audio Commentary By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, J. Stewart Burns and Lee Supercinski
o Meet Yivo! Featurette with David Cross
o A Brief History Of Deathball Featurette
o Blooperama: The Futurama Cast At “Work”
o 3D Models With Animator Discussion
o Storyboard Animatic: The Beast With A Billion Backs, Part One
o Deleted Scenes/Storyboards
o Original Opening
o Fry and Colleen Meeting
o St. Asimov Parade
o Zapp and Scientists
o Amy, Fry and Leela
o Scruffy, the Janitor
o Futurama: Bender’s Game – A Sneak Peek at the Next Futurama Epic!
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