MGM Press Release: S p A c E b A L L s (DVD/Blu-ray)

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Mel Brook’s Hilarious ‘Star Wars’ Spoof
    Arrives As Blu-ray + DVD Combo Packed With Special Features
    June 16 From MGM Home Entertainment,

    Also Debuting “Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures” On DVD
    Featuring All-New Cartoon Parodies Of Film And TV From Comic Genius Brooks

    CENTURY CITY, Calif. – The Spaceballs saga continues at ludicrous speed as the fan-favorite classic comedy arrives on a Blu-ray + DVD Combo and the all-new wildly funny Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures debut on DVD June 16 from MGM Home Entertainment. Directed, written by and starring Academy AwardÒ winner Mel Brooks* (The Producers), as well as John Candy (Uncle Buck), Rick Moranis (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Daphne Zuniga (“One Tree Hill”) and Joan Rivers (Shrek 2), the original sci-fi-fueled satire, Spaceballs, lampoons everything from Star Wars and Alien to Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. The film follows fearless – and clueless – space heroes Lone Starr (Pullman) and his man-dog hybrid, sidekick Barf (Candy) as they wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa (Zuniga) from the evil clutches of Dark Helmet (Moranis).

    Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures includes a collection of all-new satiric adventures directed by Brooks. Originally airing on G4, the series of shorts reunites the original characters in animated form while mocking even more popular films and television series, including The Lord of the Rings, Spider Man, The Pirates of the Caribbean, “American Idol,” and more. Returning to voice the series are the immortally brilliant Brooks, Zuniga and Rivers along with Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad!”).

    Featuring an array of bonus features, including “Film Flubs,” commentary by Brooks, documentaries, featurettes, interviews and galleries, the Spaceballs Blu-ray + DVD Combo will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S. / $32.99 Canada. The Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures DVD includes four full episodes as well as “intermissions” and will be available for $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada.

    *1969: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen, The Producers

    Synopses:
    Spaceballs
    When the Dark Helmet (Moranis) attempts to steal all the air from Planet Druidia, a determined Druish Princess (Zuniga), a clueless rogue (Pullman) and a half-man/half-dog creature who’s his own best friend (Candy) set out to stop him! But with the forces of darkness closing in, they’ll need the help of a wise imp named Yogurt (Brooks) and the mystical power of the “Schwartz” to bring peace – and merchandising rights – to the entire galaxy!

    Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures:
    The animated version of the wildly successful comedic film hilariously spoofs popular movies and television shows as only the warped mind of Mel Brooks can do. Taking place in the futuristic world of Planet Spaceball, and with returning characters from the original film, including President Skroob and Yogurt (voiced by Brooks), the show satirizes popular titles including The Lord of the Rings, Spider Man, The Terminator, The Pirates of the Caribbean and “American Idol” with light-hearted parody and slapstick comedy.

    Spaceballs Blu-ray + DVD Combo Specs:
    SPACEBALLS is presented in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) on a 50GB dual-layer disc with English 5.1 DTS HD and French 5.1 DTS and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. BD special features include:
    · Commentary by Mel Brooks
    · Additional Commentary Tracks:
    o Mawgese
    o Dinkese
    · Spaceballs: The Documentary featurette
    · In Conversation: Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan featurette
    · John Candy: Comic Spirit featurette
    · Watch the Movie in Ludicrous Speed featurette
    · Still Galleries:
    o Spaceballs: The Behind-the-Movie Photos
    o Spaceballs: The Costume Gallery
    o Spaceballs: The Art Gallery
    · Trailers
    o Exhibitor Trailer with Mel Brooks Introduction
    o Theatrical Trailer
    · Film Flubs:
    o Edge of the Mirror
    o Grabs Himself Early
    o The Magic Reappearing Ring
    o More Than His Head
    o No End in Sight
    o Track Behind Dot
    · Storyboards-to-Film Comparison
    · Spaceballs DVD
    o Widescreen Feature Film (Side A)
    o Panscreen Feature Film (Side B)

    Spaceballs: The Totally-Warped Adventures DVD Specs:
    Features:
    · “The Moron’s Guide” (2 minutes)
    · Episode I: “Outbreak” (22 minutes)
    · Intermission: “Satisfied Customers” (2 minutes)
    · Episode II: “Skroobinator” (22 minutes)
    · Intermission: “Thanks for Your Order” (2 minutes)
    · Episode III: “Deep Ship” (22 minutes)
    · Intermission: “Sing Along with Skroob” (2 minutes)
    · Episode IV: “Grand Theft Starship” (22 minutes)
    · “And That’s Not All!” (2 minutes)
    · “One More Goodie” (2 minutes)


    SPACEBALLS Blu-ray + DVD Combo
    Street Date: June 16, 2009
    Order Date: May 20, 2009
    Pricing: $29.99 U.S. / $32.99 Canada
    Catalog Numbers: M113880
    Feature Run Time: 129 minutes
    MPAA Rating: PG
    Closed Captioned: Yes

    SPACEBALLS: THE TOTALLY-WARPED ADVENTURES DVD
    Street Date: June 16, 2009
    Order Date: May 20, 2009
    Pricing: $19.98 U.S. / $21.98 Canada
    Catalog Numbers: M113603
    Feature Run Time: 93 minutes
    MPAA Rating: NR
    Closed Captioned: Yes
     
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    This is one of my favorite movies and has been since my dad showed it to me when I was a kid. I can't wait to see it in blu-ray. [​IMG]
     
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    Loved the film, but not heard much good said about the cartoon series. Is it worth picking up?
     
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    I caught a few episodes of the cartoon, and frankly I can't stand it. I don't find it even remotely funny. Of course opinions vary, and mine is only one. lol. Love the movie to death but I don't find anything remotely funny or entertaining about the cartoon.
     
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    I caught a few too and they weren't that great. Why release four episodes only though? It's like the "Clone Wars" dvd just released.
     
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    I think this movie is great, but I don't think it's great enough to spend $30 on it! Maybe a rental sometime???
     
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    DINK DINK

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  9. Tony J Case

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    This must be a new definition of "Hilarious" that I am not yet familiar with. But I guess that "Mel Brooks' only slightly-more-funny-than-getting-punched-in-the-balls-by-Bruce-Lee ‘Star Wars’ Spoof" wouldn't go over with the marketing department as well.

    ***EDIT***
    Point of clarification - the cartoon is only slightly more fun than getting punched in the junk. The '86 movie wasn't too bad. It was no Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein, mind you - but it did completely and utterly suck like the cartoon.
     
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    Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

    Lone Starr: What's that make us?

    Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing.
     

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