"Oh Zephyr Winds Which Blow On High,
Lift Me Now So I Can Fly!"
NAVARRE CORPORATION'S BCI ANNOUNCES THE SERIES
THAT COMMANDS THE ELEMENTS OF EARTH AND SKY
"The Secrets of Isis – The Complete Series"
Soaring Onto DVD For The First Time Ever
Los Angeles, CA – On July 24th, BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, and media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER"), will release on DVD the fan-favorite program that combined Egyptian mythology with super-heroic action: "The Secrets Of Isis
." The complete series – 22 episodes in all – will be available on a three-DVD set for the suggested retail price of $29.98. The announcement was made today by Marvin Gleicher, Sr. V.P. Acquisitions and Marketing, BCI.
"We are excited to present the DVD release of one of the defining programs of Saturday morning television: The Secrets of Isis
." Gleicher said. "She was the type of super-heroine that inspired kids – and now as adults, they will have the chance to revisit that magic."
A spin-off of the popular 'Shazam
!' series (starring Captain Marvel), "The Secrets of Isis
" became one of the most popular shows in the all-important block of Saturday morning programming. As a character, Isis herself was revolutionary: she was the first live-action female super-heroine on Saturday mornings.
When science teacher Andrea Thomas (JoAnna Cameron) discovers an amulet on an archaeological dig, she discovers something else: that the amulet can grant her the powers once wielded by the mighty Egyptian Goddess, Isis. Soaring as the falcon soars, running with the speed of gazelles, the transformed Andrea fights crime and rights wrongs in addition to imparting the wisdom of the ages. Her closest friends, fellow teacher Rick Mason (Brian Cutler) and students Cindy Lee (Joanna Pang) and Renee Carrol (Ronalda Douglas) are unaware of her secret identity and mystical powers… the only one who knows the truth is her pet crow, Tut!
Before Wonder Woman
, before The Bionic Woman
, before Xena
, there was the beautiful Isis
, the descendant from an ancient Queen whose powers were reborn after thousands of years. In "The Secrets of Isis – The Complete Series
" a teacher will uncover these mighty powers, and use them to battle the evil of a modern world. This exciting DVD set will inspire old as well as new viewers to chant television's favorite mantra: 'Oh Mighty Isis!'
"The Secrets of Isis – The Complete Series
" is richly endowed with special features:
- Spotlight Interviews (two hours) with cast members and crew from "The Secrets of Isis": Producers Lou Scheimer and Richard M. Rosenbloom, stars Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang and Ronalda Douglas, writers David Dworski, Michael Reaves and David Wise, designer Bob Kline and Assistant Director Henry J. Lange Jr.
- Audio Commentary Track for "Dreams of Flight" with Richard M. Rosenbloom, David Dworski and Henry J. Lange, Jr. Hosted by Andy Mangels
- Rare Footage: Morals, Commercial Bumpers and Alternate Credits
- Isolated Music And Effects Track for some episodes
- Three Extensive Photo Galleries from "The Secrets of Isis": Promotional Photos, Behind the Scenes Photos, Memorabilia Photos
- Bluewater Production's 22 page New "Legend of Isis" Comic Book
- Bonus episode of Freedom Force starring Isis: "The Plant Soldiers"
- DVD ROM – 22 Scripts and more (PC/MAC compatible)
- Booklet with Episode Guide and Trivia
- English and Spanish Language Audio Tacks
- Ink & Paint Trailers
Producing the special features, spotlight interviews and all of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and expert contributor to the encyclopedic The Superhero Book
This release will be supported with a print campaign and internet exposure including viral video and targeted advertising, including special distribution at Comic-Con 2007.
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the Company has established 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 BCI's labels – Ink & Paint (animation), International Voyage (international programming), 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.
About Entertainment Rights
Entertainment Rights Plc ("ER") is the UK's leading global media group specializing in the ownership of high quality children's and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or manages the rights to many global characters including Basil Brush®, Postman Pat®, Jess the Cat™, Little Red Tractor™, Rupert Bear®, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe®, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids™, She-Ra®, Jim Jam & Sunny™, Ghostbusters, The Lone Ranger, Lassie, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Felix the Cat
and the award-winning VeggieTales
. In January 2007, ER acquired Classic Media, the US-based owner of an extensive portfolio of children's and family characters and brands including Lassie, Underdog, The Lone Ranger, Casper the Friendly Ghost
, and Big Idea Productions Inc, producer and creator of the award-winning VeggieTales
series of programming which, to date, has sold over 50 million home videos. Since 1999, when ER owned rights to just 39 episodes of programming, ER's library has grown to circa 8,700 episodes of high quality children's and family characters and brands. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel's Barbie™, Scholastic's Clifford™ and Hasbro's Transformers™. ER's wholly owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies
, one of the UK's most successful pre-school brands. ER has grown rapidly. Annual revenues have increased from $3.5m in 1999 to $60.2m in 2005, the last reported financial year. Visit www.entertainmentrights.com
Note from TVShowsOnDVD.com:
The word from Isis
special features producer Andy Mangels is that show star JoAnna Cameron declined to participate in the extras on this DVD set. He went above- and-beyond the call of duty, we understand, trying to get her involvement in the supplements. Alas, it was not meant to be.