“DUNGEONS & DRAGONS”
By The Editor
September 27, 2006 - 16:44
The animated series is based on the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game that became a pop culture phenomenon in the 1980s, was produced by Marvel Productions and aired on CBS from 1983-1986 and later on FoxKids. The game and series led to a feature film in 2000, starring Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans, as well as the Dungeons & Dragons Heroes video game for Xbox.
“Dungeons & Dragons” features the voices of Willie Aames (“Eight is Enough,” “Charles in Charge”), Adam Rich (“Eight is Enough”) and Donny Most (“Happy Days”). Included in this collectible package is the official “Dungeons & Dragons” Hard-Cover Game Supplement. Created exclusively for this release by Wizards of the Coast, the Animated Series Handbook is 32 pages of official character profiles with full stats, magic items and a brand new adventure. The adventure is a prelude to the episode “The Dragon’s Graveyard” and is designed to bridge the gap between the game and the animated television series. The characters and world within the animated series are now playable with the traditional RPG game.
Also included is an Episode Guide Booklet with show’s synopsis, writers, and original air dates.
Disc 5 includes the following extensive bonus features:
The all-new half hour documentary, “Entering the Realm of Dungeons & Dragons” featuring interviews with the show’s production team, writers, animators and network executives.
Two commentary tracks for episodes “Night of No Tomorrow” and “The Dragon’s Graveyard” with producer Bob Richardson, story editor and voice director Hank Saroyan, writers Mark Evanier and Michael Reaves and CBS executives Ted Field II and Judy Price, and animator Michael Swanigan. Hosted by Special Features producer Andy Mangels.
Full length animated storyboard with interactive episode comparison for Episode #16 “The Girl Who Dreamed of Tomorrow” “Choose Your Own Adventure” DVD Game 50 Detailed Characters, Creatures and Artifacts, Profiles with Bios, Images and Clips.
Short live-action fan film by Sean Kennedy “Uni’s Fun Facts” Trivia
Extensive Gallery of original model sheets and memorabilia
Radio show style presentation of unaired episode “Requiem” featuring select original cast members
Alternate and rare footage
DVD-ROM extras, including scripts for multiple episodes (with the un-produced series finale script), complete storyboards and the original series bible
More INK & PAINT trailers
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 DVD—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 Universe®
[2005 TV DVD Award for Best 1980’s Series release]
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season One Volumes I & II
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe® Season Two Volumes I & II
The Best of She-Ra, Princess of Power®
He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special
Prince Valiant Volume I
Blackstar—The Complete Series
Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force — The Complete Series
Flash Gordon—The Complete Series
Groovie Goolies—The Saturday “Mourning” Collection
Defenders of the Earth Volume I
She-Ra: Princess of Power, Season One, Volume One
Journey Back to Oz
And now: Dungeons & Dragons—The Complete Series
The entire line of Ink & Paint titles can be viewed at www.inkandpaintdvd.com.
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