The Saturday morning classic cartoon “Dungeons & Dragons” comes to DVD
By Patrick Luce Dec 1, 2006, 13:48 GMT
Six kids enter the Dungeons & Dragons ride at a local amusement park and are transported into the world of swords and sorcery, where, with the help of the Dungeonmaster and the unicorn Uni, try to find their way back home. ...more
The Saturday morning cartoon classic “Dungeons & Dragons” comes to DVD in a collector’s edition four disc set that features the complete series (27 episodes) for a suggested retail price of $54.98.
BCI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, has obtained DVD rights to the original 1983 animated series “Dungeons & Dragons.” The complete series, featuring all 27 episodes in a collector’s four-disc boxed set, will be released under BCI’s Ink & Paint brand on December 5th at a suggested retail price of $54.98. The announcement was made today by Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI.
“As we continue to build our catalog of classic animated series from the ‘70s and ‘80s, the industry is taking note of the success of these titles,” said Jeff Hayne, the Director of Acquisitions for BCI – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation. “We’re fortunate to have this unique opportunity to market ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ to the same audience that has been enjoying our most recent animated programming.”
“Dungeons & Dragons” tells the tale of six kids who, after riding the Dungeons & Dragons rollercoaster, mysteriously get sucked into its fantasy world. Once there, the kids are met with a variety of monsters and entities, but to their delight, they are also greeted by the mysterious Dungeon Master, who gives each of them a magical item to use to defend themselves against the evil beings.
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. 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”).
Special features include:
"Entering the Realm of Dungeons and Dragons" featurette
Commentary on two episodes
Full-length animated storyboard for one episode
50 profiles of characters, creatures, and artifacts
Short live-action fan film "Choices"
Radio show-style presentation of unaired final episode
Alternate and rare footage
30 page booklet