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Press Release WHV Press Release: The Banana Splits Movie (Blu-ray)

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  1. Message #1 of 21 Jun 18, 2019
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    Ronald Epstein

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    Hanna-Barbera's Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper Star in an All-New Horror Movie
    The Banana Splits Movie


    Available on Digital August 13th

    On Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD August 27th



    BURBANK, CA (June 18, 2019) – One banana, two banana, three banana, GORE! The cult-favorite animal rock-band from Hanna-Barbera’s 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program is back with a blood-spattered vengeance! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you The Banana Splits Movie, an original feature-length film on Digital on August 13, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on August 27, 2019. The movie is priced to own at $19.99 SRP for Digital, $24.98 SRP for Blu-ray Combo Pack ($34.97 in Canada), $19.98 SRP for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada).



    The Banana Splits Movie will offer a new take on the classic characters. The film follows a boy named Harley and his family as they go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn — and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape?



    “Get nostalgic and horrified all at the same time while watching the trippy 60’s characters in this all-new tale about fear, power, and an oversized puppet rock-band,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. The Banana Splits Movie is a throwback to a fanatical children’s series with a horror-genre twist — and we can’t wait for the band to get back together for a new generation of fans!”



    The Banana Splits Movie stars Dani Kind (Wyonna Earp) as Beth, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong (The Kindness of Strangers) as Harley, Romeo Carere as Austin, Steve Lund (Street Legal, Schitt’s Creek) as Mitch, and Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries, A Series of Unfortunate Events, War for the Planet of the Apes) as Rebecca. The beloved Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky and Drooper are voiced by Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!). The film is written by Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16) with music by Patrick Stumph (Fall Out Boy, Gnome Alone). The movie is produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY. The Banana Splits Movie will make its broadcast debut on SYFY later this year.



    DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

    · Banana Splits: Behind the Horror



    DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY COMBO PACK SPECIAL FEATURES

    · Banana Splits: Behind the Horror

    · Terror on Set

    · Breaking News! The Banana Splits Massacre





    DIGITAL

    The Banana Splits Movie will be available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.



    BASICS

    Digital Release: August 13, 2019

    Blu-ray/DVD Release: August 27, 2019

    Order Due Date: July 23, 2019

    Blu-ray and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

    Running Time: Feature: Approx. 86 min

    Enhanced Content: Approx. 15 min



    UNITED STATES



    DVD

    Price: $19.98 SRP
    1 DVD-9s
    Audio – English (5.1)



    BLU-RAY

    Price: $24.98 SRP

    1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD + Digital Copy

    BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English



    CANADA



    DVD

    Price: $24.99 SRP
    1 DVD-9s
    Audio – English (5.1)
    Subtitles – English





    BLU-RAY

    Price: $34.97 SRP
    1 Blu-ray + 1 DVD

    BD Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English

    Subtitles – English





    The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.

     
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    The horror, the horror.
     
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  3. Message #3 of 21 Jun 18, 2019
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    Apparently Feedback on the poor decision to make this a horror movie was so bad that the theatrical release was cancelled. The money wasted on this could have been spent restoring the original show for a long overdue DVD and Blu Ray release
     
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    A someone who grew up watching the show, what where they thinking to make this a horror movie?
     
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    I might also suggest to reference track 5 on the Jackson Browne LP "Running on Empty" ... ;) ...
     
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    I would rather watch "Bradykillers"
     
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    That is one creepy cover art!! :eek:
     
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    I remember calling them the "Bana Spits" when I was, I guess, 3 years old or so. Fun times, when I'd look up at the "Boon" in the sky, spy an "Ooh-pie" flying over every now and then, and when the town's grass-cutting tractor trundled by, that was a "Laddle-laddle." Ah, to be 3.
     
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    One word is all that is needed to express my opinion of the person who came up with the idea for this film: SICK

    Gary “talk about a depraved mind on full display” O.
     
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    I wonder if there will be a Kellogg's tie-in?
     
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    I have no doubt that this will be terrible. That being said, if it shows up on a streaming service at some point, i will probably watch it out of morbid curiosity.
     
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    The movie has already been sold to SyFy, so I expect it will show up as a Saturday Night Movie this Fall.
     
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    What’s next? The Flintstones F*ck The Jetsons?;)
     
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    The production company name is Blue Ribbon Content. Should be called Black Rubbish Content....
     
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    Alas, SyFy is not available in Canada.
     
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    I'm reasonably certain there's an entire corner of internet dedicated to this sort of thing.
     
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