Wow, it's been a couple of years since we first got word
that direct-to-DVD movies of Futurama
were being planned! Now, at long last, Fox Home Entertainment has issued a press release for the first of these (there are four planned), called Bender's Big Score
. Beyond the press release, though, we've obtained additional info from the studio about this item. On the right you can see the temporary artwork, which is subject to change of course. Also subject to change is the list of extras on this set, but right now they include:
- Complete commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, and cast members
- All new, full-length episode of "Everybody Loves Hypnotoad," including TV commercials of the future
- Mind-bending Futurama math lecture by Professor Sarah Greenwald (Teachers: use it for exciting and educational classroom viewing!)
- Promo for "An Inconvenient Truth" starring Bender and Al Gore, including commentary by the former Vice President.
The 88-minute feature and supplements will ship on November 27th
, and the planned price for it - yes, subject to change - is $29.98 SRP. Here is the actual press release Fox sent out yesterday:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE CREATORS OF "THE SIMPSONS"
COMES THE FEATURE-LENGTH ACTION EPIC
1000 YEARS IN THE MAKING
BENDER'S BIG SCORE
Fox Home Entertainment Presents The Triumphant Return Of
Fry, Leela, Professor Farnsworth And Bender On DVD November 27
Century City, CA - The future is back! The first new "Futurama
" programming since 2003, Futurama: Bender's Big Score
features out-of-this-world hilarity on DVD November 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
As Xmas 3007 approaches, the "Futurama
" crew must fight to save Earth in an epic battle against nudist alien Internet scammers. When the evil naked aliens launch a cyber-attack on Planet Express, they make a shocking discovery: the secret of time travel, mysteriously tattooed on Fry's buttocks. Using their devious nudist software to control Bender, they repeatedly send the beer-fueled robot back in time to loot Earth of its greatest treasures. Bender's rampage through history has shocking repercussions when he encounters Al Gore (guest-starring as himself) during the 2000 Presidential recount. Meanwhile, Leela finds true love, a beloved crew member suffers an embarrassing decapitation, and Fry learns deep secrets about his destiny and his buttocks.
Al Gore, Coolio and Sarah Silverman guest star.
Futurama: Bender's Big Score
will be the first full-length "Futurama
" adventure, with the universe expanding when three more films are released individually through 2008. More information on the next feature films will be forthcoming.
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