From: BCI Entertainment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A NEW CHAPTER OF EXCITEMENT AND ADVENTURE BEGINS FOR HE-MANÃ‚Â®
BCI ECLIPSE TO RELEASE 33 DIGITALLY REMASTERED EPISODES OF
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HE-MAN, VOLUME ONE
Six DVDs in a Six-Panel DigiPak Available December 26th for $49.98
Los Angeles, CA Ã¢â‚¬” After the tremendous success of He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â®, BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) who licensed the He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â® rights to BCI, announce the release of The New Adventures of He-ManÃ‚Â® Volume One. The six DVD pack which will be released under BCI’s Ink & Paint brand will include 33 digitally remastered episodes from the first season of the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ90s animated series and be available December 26th at a suggested retail price of $49.98.
“We are excited to introduce the final saga in the successful He-Man series,” said Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. “As evidenced by the great demand for prior He-Man sets, this release will undoubtedly continue to sate fans’ appetites.”
The New Adventures of He-ManÃ‚Â®, Volume One, is the first release in a two volume set that will include all 65 original episodes of the popular animated saga. Both He-Man volumes, along with prior He-Man and She-Ra DVD releases form a unique “spine art mural.”
The six DVDs will include the first 33 episodes of the series, and also feature:
Two brand new documentaries
Two new original art cards by award-winning comic book artists Ed McGuinness (Superman, JLA) and Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates)
50 Character profiles
Episode guide booklet
Trivia fun facts
Spanish language tracks
The New Adventures of He-ManÃ‚Â®, aired in 1990 as a spin-off of the popular He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â® series.
Consulting with BCI on the project and providing extra content is Val Staples, the owner of www.he-man.org, the internet’s largest portal for the He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â® fan community, the owner of MVCreations graphic design company, and the publisher of the recent Masters of the Universe comic. Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVDÃ¢â‚¬”The Ultimate Guide.
Under its Ink & Paint brand, BCI has to date announced the following titles:
The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â®
[2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980’s Series release]
He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â® Season One Volumes I & II
He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â® Season Two Volumes I & II
The Best of She-Ra, Princess of PowerÃ‚Â®
He-ManÃ‚Â® and She-RaÃ‚Â®: A Christmas Special
Prince Valiant Volume 1
Blackstar Ã¢â‚¬” The Complete Series
Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force Ã¢â‚¬” The Complete Series
Defenders of the Earth Ã¢â‚¬” The Complete Series
Groovie Goolies Ã¢â‚¬” The Saturday “Mourning” Collection
Journey Back to Oz
Dungeons & Dragons
She-Ra Princess of PowerÃ‚Â®, Season One, Volume One
The New Adventures of He-ManÃ‚Â®
The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at www.inkandpaintdvd.com.
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 www.navarre.com.
BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is an independent entertainment video and audio supplier. BCI has continually redefined the standards and concepts of this industry, often introducing national success categories through its marketing programs. Its vast collection of titles represents both exclusively licensed titles from around the world, as well as in-house produced CDs and DVDs. Under its Ink & Paint brand, it releases classic animation on award-winning DVD sets. www.InkAndPaintDVD.com.
About Entertainment Rights
Entertainment Rights Plc (ER) is one of the UK’s leading media groups focused on the ownership of high-quality children’s and family programming, characters and brands. ER owns or controls the rights to many global characters, including He-Man and the Masters of the UniverseÃ‚Â®, Fat Albert and the Cosby kidsÃ¢â€žÂ¢, She-RaÃ‚Â®, Ghostbusters, Postman PatÃ‚Â®, Jess the CatÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Basil BrushÃ‚Â®, Little Red TractorÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Rupert BearÃ‚Â® and Jim Jam & SunnyÃ¢â€žÂ¢. Since 1999, ER’s library has grown from just 50 to nearly 2,000 hours of entertaining and educational programming for children and families around the world. This includes certain rights to global brands such as Mattel’s BarbieÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red DogÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Hasbro’s TransformersÃ¢â€žÂ¢, Harveytoons’ Casper the Friendly Ghost and Classic Media’s Felix the Cat. ER’s wholly-owned subsidiary Tell-Tale Productions, created and produced The Tweenies, one of the UK’s most successful pre-school brands. Most recently, ER acquired the majority interest in Rupert BearÃ‚Â®, one of the most recognizable children’s characters in the world, which will appear on Channel Five’s Milkshake slot in the UK beginning Fall 2006. ER’s Jim Jam & Sunny is being produced by the creators of The Tweenies. Jim Jam & Sunny has been commissioned by the UK’s ITV and is set to air on ITV1 and the network’s new digital children’s channel, CiTV, in Fall 2006. For further information please visit www.entertainmentrights.com .
The New Adventures of He-ManÃ‚Â® Volume One
Street Date: December 26th, 2006
Order Date: November 14th, 2006
Catalog #: 47226-9
Retail Price: $49.98