Thursday, November 6, 2008

November DVD Releases I Must Own...

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Kung Fu Panda

Release date: 8th November 2008

Format: DVD, Blu-Ray

Worldwide gross: US$630,917,453

Production budget: US$130,000,000

Official website: www.kungfupanda.com



Plot summary: Enthusiastic, big & a little clumsy, Po is the biggest fan of Kung Fu around...which doesn't exactly come in handy while working every day in his family's noodle shop. Unexpectedly chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, Po's dreams become reality when he joins the world of Kung Fu & studies alongside his idols, the legendary Furious Five -- Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper & Monkey -- under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful & treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, & it's up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master into reality? Po puts his heart - & his girth - into the task, & the unlikely hero ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.



Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Release date: 11th November 2008

Format: DVD (Single & 2-Disc Special Edition), Blu-Ray

Worldwide gross: US$67,507,672

Production budget: N/A

Official website: www.starwars.com/clonewars


Plot summary: On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good & evil, fans young & old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Padme Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains--led by Palpatine, Count Dooku & General Grievous--are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, & the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles & astonishing new revelations.


Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Release date: 11th November 2008

Format: DVD (Single, 3-Disc Special Edition & Collector's Set), Blu-Ray (2-Disc & Collector's Set)

Worldwide gross: US$152,248,667

Production budget: US$85,000,000

Official website: www.hellboymovie.com


Plot summary: After an ancient truce existing between humankind & the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above & the one below defies his bloodline & awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it's up to the planet's toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator & his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it's time to call in Hellboy.


Wall.E

Release date: 18th November 2008

Format: DVD (Single & 3-Disc Special Edition, Blu-Ray (2-Disc & 3-Disc Special Edition)

Worldwide gross: US$476,838,451

Production budget: US$180,000,000

Official website: www.wall-e.com


Plot summary: After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, Wall-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick-knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named Eve. Eve comes to realize that Wall-E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, & races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, Wall-E chases Eve across the galaxy.


Tropic Thunder

Release date: 18th November 2008

Format: DVD (Standard & Unrated Director's Cut), Blu-Ray

Worldwide gross: US$181,372,837

Production budget: US$92,000,000

Official website: www.tropicthunder.com


Plot summary: A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the most expensive war film. But after ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.


OTHER NOVEMBER DVD RELEASES



300 Limited Collector's Edition
(18th November)


Spongebob Squarepants Season 5 Vol. 2
(18th November)


Foo Fighters: Live at Wembley Stadium
(18th November)


Superman: Doomsday
(25th November)

Music!