Official Press Release for G.I. Joe: Resolute DVD Release

ACTION-PACKED ANIMATED ADVENTURE DEBUTS ON DVD
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

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All Games End November 3, 2009 when the Animated DVD is Deployed, Armed with
Filmmaker Interviews, Storyboards and More

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Experience G.I. JOE like never before when the action-packed G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE arrives on DVD for the first time ever November 3, 2009 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Featuring a more sophisticated animation style and story than prior animation and intended for the adult fan that grew up with the brand in the 80’s, G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE is an intense vision of the raging battle between the G.I. JOE team and the menacing COBRA organization.  The G.I. JOE team is a highly trained, classified special operations unit that officially doesn’t even exist.  This elite team fights a secret war as the first and last line of defense against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos.

Hasbro developed the bold, state-of-the-art animation with executive producer Sam Register as well as a dynamic creative team including Joaquim Dos Santos, a veteran animation director, who worked closely with award-winning comic writer Warren Ellis, who penned the story. This highly regarded team brings an edgy, intense feel to the animation, which features the most popular characters from the
G.I. JOE vs. COBRA saga such as DUKE, SCARLETT, SNAKE EYES and
COBRA COMMANDER.

The G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE DVD includes illuminating interviews with the filmmakers, storyboards, G.I. JOE files, exclusive bonus footage and a “Now You Know” teaser promo.  The DVD will be available for the approximate retail price of
$19.99 U.S./$22.99 Canada.


DVD:

The G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE DVD is presented in widescreen with Dolby Digital English 5.1 sound and English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Special features are as follows:

  • “Now You know” teaser promo
  • Interviews with Filmmakers
  • Storyboards
  • JOE Files

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, CRANIUM and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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G.I. JOE: RESOLUTE

Street Date:            November 3, 2009

Pricing:                    $19.99 U.S./$22.99 Canada

Runtime:                  58 minutes

U.S. Rating:             TV-14

Canada Rating:       PG

Sneak Peek at DVD Extras for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra at Cinemablend

Cinemablend.com has posted a nice, complimentary article about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and discusses the impending DVD and Blu-Ray release, then celebrates the news with a cool snippet from the bonus video of the DVD release.

Check it out in embedded form below!  I, for one, can’t wait to check this out in Blu-Ray goodness come November 3rd.  Awesome!

Images of upcoming third wave of Target Exclusive vehicle packs

We got a very light glimpse of this third wave of Target Exclusive vehicles during JoeCon a couple of months ago, but the images were shoddy at best and impossible to see at worst.  The sounds and overall look of the packs seemed like winners over all, but I was reserving judgement until we saw some actually legible images.

Well, thanks to HissTank, we’ve got some images now, and I am SOLD.  Capt. Ace w/ the Glider leaves me totally cold, but the other three sets all have some very nice redeeming factors, especially if these hit at the same price point as past Target exclusive vehicles.  This is what we’ve got to look forward to:

  • Cobra Flight Pod w/ Elite-Viper; Damn!  Elite Viper looks GREAT with the red armor and the red camouflage pants.  I love this look…really love it.  The crimson Trubble  Bubble is iffy, but the figure more than makes up for it.  Very impressed with this.
  • RAM w/ Sandstorm; Hell yeah.  I love the RAM, and seeing it in desert paint scheme is pretty cool, but again, it’s all about the figure.  He looks like your basic Reactive Armor Joe with the Resolute Duke helmet and some desert camouflage pants, but I think the look is still great.  The fact that the Pursuit of Cobra Zartan supposedly comes with a Sandstorm costume only furthers the “legacy” of this new character as well.
  • Cobra Twin Battle Gun w/ Range-Viper;  WOW.  I love the Whirlwind, and it looks bad ass in these Cobra colors…but what makes this set is the Range-Viper!  My favorite figure from the Defense of Cobra Island was awesome enough, even in bright blue and yellow.  Seeing it in muted grays and blacks is only more bad ass than it was before.  Gorgeous.  I cannot wait to get this set in hand.
  • Glider w/ Capt. Ace; Ehhh…  no thanks.  Basically a Slipstream repaint in strange urban camouflage with the same Glider we’ve seen several times already.  This one is a definite miss, but it’s the only one in this assortment that I’m not crazy about.

For mirrored images check below.  Very excited for this wave!