07 August 2008

Mr Groening's new Futurama Flick

Title: Benders Game

Media: Direct to DVD film

Release Date Australia:
10 December 2008

Crew: Directed by Dwayne Carey-Hill. Written by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Michael Rowe and Patric Verrone.

Cast: Billy West as Philip J. Fry, Dr. Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Additional Voices, Katey Sagal as Turanga Leela, John DiMaggio as Bender, Additional Voices, Maurice LaMarche as Various, Tress MacNeille as Various, Lauren Tom as Amy Wong, Additional Voices, Phil LaMarr as Hermes Conrad, Additional Voices, David Herman as Various, Kath Soucie Cubert Farnsworth / Additional Voices, George Takei as Himself, Rich Little as Himself

Synopsis: None


Press Release:

For Immediate Release


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Century City, CA - Head back to the future when Futurama: Bender's Game premieres on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray Disc 4 November from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Park your hover-car and saddle up your unicorn for the most fantastical "Futurama" yet: Futurama: Bender's Game. With fuel prices skyrocketing, the Planet Express crew sets off on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the world's only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel. But deep beneath the surface, they discover a far stranger place...a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender.

Joining the cast are guest stars George Takei, the iconic Captain Sulu from the original "Star Trek" series, and comic impressionist Rich Little.

The third installment of four all-new feature-length adventures, the Futurama: Bender's Game DVD and Blu-ray are packed with special features. Hosted by David X. Cohen, "Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama" chronicles the influence of the classic role-playing fantasy game on the franchise. Other special features include outtakes, cast commentary, an anti-piracy message from Bender, an interactive Futurama Genetics Laboratory, a sneak peek at the next "Futurama" epic, and much more!

DVD Special Features:
Futurama: Bender's Game will be presented in widescreen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz and Dwayne Carey-Hill.
Storyboard Animatic: Bender's Game, Part One
FuturamaGenetics Lab - Cross-breed Your Favorite Characters!
Dungeons & Dragons & Futuramafeaurette

How To Draw "Futurama" In 83 Easy Steps Featurette
3D Models Featurette With Animator Discussion
eleted Scene: "Cup or Nozzle?"
Blooperama 2: Outakes From Bender's Game
Bender's Anti-Piracy Warning
A Sneak Peek at the Next "Futurama Epic, Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

Blu-Ray Exclusive:

The Futurama: Bender's Game BD release includes the wide screen version of the film and all of the above standard definition special features plus Picture-in-Picture capabilities. The disc will be authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression and presented on 50 GB dual-layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio plus English, French, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese subtitles.

A recognized global industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC (TCFHE) is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming on DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) and Digital Copy as well as acquisitions and original productions. The company also releases all products around the globe for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets -- from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce - throughout the world. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC is a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company.

Closed Captioned: Yes

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