WHV Press Release: "Scooby-Doo"

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Press Release Attached
    ZOINKS! THE MYSTERY InC. GANG LEADS THE PACK IN THE BONE-A-FIde
    Box Office Smash
    SCOOBY-DOO
    AVAILABLE ON DVD AND VHS OCTOBER 11
    Featuring an All-Star Cast Including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze
    Jr., Matthew Lillard and Linda Cardellini, the Home Video Release of
    SCOOBY-DOO is Packed with Special Features
    Warner Home Video's SCOOBY-DOO Partners with Top U.S. Brands Including
    Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kelloggs, Keebler, Heinz and One-A-Day Kids
    Multivitamins for Incredible Consumer Savings
    BURBANK, CA (August 22, 2002) - Jinkies! There's a mystery to solve! On
    October 11, jump aboard the Mystery Machine as Warner Home Video (WHV)
    brings the $150 million*, live-action hit Scooby-Doo to DVD and VHS. The
    top-dog DVD is packed with "puppy power" featuring cast and filmmaker
    commentaries, an Outkast music video from the hit soundtrack, DVD-ROM
    challenges, a Scooby-Doo arcade challenge, mini-featurettes and more!
    Scooby-Doo is available on DVD for $26.98 SRP and on VHS for $24.95 SRP.
    Fans will bark with joy for value-added offers worth more than $10 from
    participating major brands including:
    * Coca-Cola: Purchase any two 20-ounce Coca-Cola products and
    receive an instant coupon for $2 off the purchase of Scooby-Doo on DVD or
    VHS.
    * One-A-Day Multivitamins: Every Scooby-Doo video will include
    a coupon for $.75 in savings off any purchase of One-A-Day Kids Scooby-Doo
    Multivitamins Product.
    * General Mills: More than 2 million Fruit Snack packages will
    include a $3 mail-in rebate good towards the purchase of the Scooby-Doo DVD
    or VHS.
    * Kellogg: Over 4 million new Scooby-Doo Cinnamon Marshmallow
    cereal boxes
    will include a $3 rebate good towards the purchase of the
    video. In addition, fans can enjoy $1 in savings off the purchase of two
    new Scooby-Doo Cinnamon Marshmallow cereal boxes when they purchase the
    Scooby-Doo video.
    * Keebler: More than one million Scooby-Doo sandwich cookie
    packages will include a $3 mail-in rebate good towards any purchase of the
    DVD or VHS. Additionally, every Scooby-Doo video will include a $.40
    instant savings coupon for any Keebler® cookie including Scooby-Doo mini
    chocolate sandwich cookies.
    * Heinz: Each Scooby-Doo video will include a coupon for $1 in
    savings off the purchase of 24oz. Snausages Scooby Snacks dog biscuits.
    Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors,
    Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred (FREDDIE PRINZE JR.),
    Daphne (SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR), Shaggy (MATTHEW LILLARD) and Velma (LINDA
    CARDELLINI) are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a
    series of
    paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned
    that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island
    owner Emile Mondavarious (ROWAN ATKINSON) tries to reunite those notoriously
    meddling
    detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away
    the college crowds. Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their
    personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake
    ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and
    possibly...the world.
    Groovy DVD special features provide crowd-pleasing hours of experience
    including:
    * Deleted scenes.
    * Four mini-featurettes:
    Scary Places - An informal, guided tour of
    the sets and interviews with production designer Bill Boes.
    Daphne Fight Scenes - Sarah Michelle Gellar
    and the Hong Kong Wire Team rehearsing and shooting the difficult martial
    arts fight scenes.
    Mystery Guest - A glimpse into the
    "traditions" of mystery guests.
    Rain on the Set - Fans can see what happens
    when the cast and crew get rained-out.
    * An Outkast music video.
    * A behind-the-scenes documentary.
    * Two commentaries from the Scooby-Doo cast and the
    filmmakers.
    * More than nine DVD-ROM challenges.
    * Two-player Scooby arcade challenge.
    * Hidden extras and more!
    The scoob-tacular VHS clues fans into the secrets of Spooky Island with
    additional "side-splitting" scenes.
    "A runaway box-office smash, Scooby-Doo is a light-hearted thrill ride for
    the entire family," said Ewa Martinoff, WHV Vice President, Family
    Entertainment Marketing. "The DVD is power-packed with cutting edge special
    features that are certain to excite Scooby-Doo fans of all generations."
    The Credits
    With operations in 78 international territories - more than the video
    division of any other studio - Warner Home Video commands the largest
    distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV's film
    library is the largest of any studio, offering top-quality new and vintage
    titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment
    Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home
    Entertainment.
    For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home
    Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.
     
  2. JavierS

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    So that rumoured version of the Scooby Doo DVD with "the kiss" isn't going to be??
     
  3. Jussi Tarvainen

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    That's so lame... they're obviously packing the DVD full of special offers to make up for the movie. Pathetic!
     
  4. Jon Mercer

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    Well...:b I kinda liked the movie and am looking forwrd to buying it for my kids.
     
  5. Brian Kidd

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    From the studio that brought you BATTLEFIELD EARTH...
    The one movie that has taken the world by storm and successfully killed off the childhood memories of every thirty-something in America...
    SCOOBY DOO-DOO!
    This spectacular DVD edition contains the following Speshul Feetures:
    Extended "Farting Contest" Scene
    Commentary Track by Scrappy Doo
    "How to Get Doo Off Your Shoe" featurette
    5000 free hours of AOL!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. TonyD

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    ron did WB ask you to post that. i ask because i dont see these press releases from other studios pop up in the forum. this seemed out of the ordinary.

    plus it was a not well received movie from most people that I hear talk about it.
     
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    It was a terrible movie.. the reason it did so well.. was a crappy summer.. even with spidey and episode 2..

    JACOB
     
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    OH COME ON, the original cartoon was NOT high art. How can you sully the memories of a show like Scooby Doo? Don't get me wrong, I loved it when I was little (especially the one with Batman and Robin), but every episode was exactly the same.

    It'd be like me complaining about the He-Man movie. Yeah, it sucked,but it was based on a kids show designed to sell toys. At least Scooby was faithful to the characters. He-Man added Guildor and all that stuff about magic keys.
     
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    TonyD, I would expect that WB did ask him to post it, as the case was with the "Friends" press release. I'll actually be buying this.
     
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    I'm not ashamed to say that I liked the movie. The disc sounds great, and I may pick it up if I get some extra money between now and E.T., Spider-Man, Extended Fellowship of the Ring, Attack of the Clones, and Back to the Future.

    I can't understand how people can consider the cartoon to be so sacred that the film just can't be accepted (it was a low-budget mediocre-quality cartoon, after all).
     
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    Whether or not WB 'asked' Ron to post this or not, ANY DVD press release should be considered news (especially - one would assume - for a movie that was a big box-office hit).
    The studios offer the press releases to the various websites so that the writers/retailers/consumers know what's coming and when.
    The quality of the movie in question seems kind of immaterial...since that's a subjective call anyway. (And yes, I also detested the damn movie, but that's not the point!) [​IMG]
     
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    Woo-hoo! Scooby-Doo was great, just about as much like the show as any fan could ask for (yeah Fred and Daphne sucked, but it's Scooby and Shaggy that matter), and I can't wait for this one. This film was great fun, and everybody I know really liked it. Scooby was absolutely adorable in the movie, and the friendship between him and Shaggy was really done well.
     
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    I'm surprised more folks aren't planning on picking this up in support of Linda Cardellini (Velma). :b
    Seriously, though... WB totally goofed by casting someone hotter than Sarah Michelle Gellar in the Velma role. I know the flick toyed around with a lot of the source material (Prinze as Freddy? Yeah, right) but I'm not sure Velma being more attractive than Daphne was one of them. [​IMG]
    In all seriouness, I feel both Gellar and Prinze really stank up the joint in this flick, while Lillard, Cardellini, and even the CGI Scooby nailed their parts. I'll be getting this for them (and because I have two kids).
     
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    So the rumour of an "R" rated version was not true? [​IMG]
     
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    WHEW! You scared me their for a second Ron, I thought that Warner was releasing a fullframe only version! I had an almost shell shocked-like reaction when I saw the topic header on the topic list, memories of the 'Cats and Dogs' fiasco raced though my mind in a terrible rush! [​IMG]
    I too find it a little odd that you would post a press release for a film that nobody really seemed to enjoy here. [​IMG] It's not everyday that we see posting of press releases from you, why this film Ron?
     

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