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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Futurama III out Today!

Just have to take a moment to acknowledge one of the biggest DVDs out today.

Futurama: Bender's Game is the third Futurama straight-to-DVD movie! The creators have called it their first real foray/swipe at Lord of the Rings and other epic fantasy tales.

The plot involves Fry and the rest of the Planet Express crew being transported into a magical realm as they try to solve the galaxy's shortage of dark matter...dark matter being the fuel that powers spaceships. In the magical realm, Leela gets turned into a centaur named "Leegola," and Fry gets turned into a Gollum-like being dubbed "Frydo."

For bonus materials, you get a running commentary with various members of the crew and voice cast, the "Futurama Genetics Lab" game, the featurette "Dungeons & Dragons & Futurama," which points out how the whole thing was inspired by D&D, a blooper reel, and a trailer for the fourth and final Futurama straight-to-DVD film, Into the Wild Green Yonder, due out in the spring.

Yeah, that's what that movie needs...MORE footage -- Mego Spider-Man complaining about the extended director's cut of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

I share that quote because it's my reaction to the biggest WTF? DVD release of today...

The 2-disc, extended edition director's cut of...Waterworld!

This new cut of the film now runs 3 hours and 20 minutes long, adding 40 minutes back into the film. Apparently, we get a lot more character development and a lot more plot and people are starting to say that yes, it actually is a better film.

But still, I don't think the world was clamoring for this one.

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