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Press Release for Bender's Big Score

FOX Home Enterntainment issued the following press release on the new Futurama movie Bender's Big Score which is about to go on sale in the US.

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In Fox Home Entertainment's First Carbon-Neutral Release, Fry, Leela, Professor Farnsworth And Bender Triumphantly Return On DVD November 27

Century City, CA - The future is back...and it's cleaner than ever! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the first of four direct-to-DVD Futurama adventures when Futurama: Bender's Big Score makes its highly anticipated DVD debut on November 27. As the studio's first carbon-neutral release, the carbon impact of the production, manufacture and distribution of the Futurama Bender's Big Score DVD was directly assessed and actively reduced. For the unavoidable emissions, the studio used high-quality, verified carbon offsets. Futurama: Bender's Big Score also features an eco-friendly highlight: a cameo from former Vice President Al Gore, guest starring as himself.

The first feature-length Futurama action epic, with three more adventures expected through 2009, finds the Futurama crew fighting to save Earth in an epic battle against nudist alien Internet scammers. It's nearly Christmas 3007 when evil naked aliens launch a cyber-attack on the Planet Express and make a shocking discovery: the secret of time travel, mysteriously tattooed on Fry's buttocks. Using their devious nudist software to control Bender, the aliens send him through history where he has run-ins with the likes of Al Gore, Coolio (Daredevil, Batman & Robin) and Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program, School For Scoundrels).

In addition to the never-before-seen movie, the Futurama: Bender's Big Score DVD features commentary from Matt Groening, David X. Cohen and cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Dwayne Carey-Hill and Ken Keeler; an animated promo for An Inconvenient Truth starring Bender and Al Gore, with commentary by the former Vice President, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen; an all-new episode entitled "Everybody Loves Hypnotoad" including TV commercials of the future; a Futurama mind-shattering math lecture; character and design sketches and deleted scenes. Futurama: Bender's Big Score will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.98 U.S./$37.98 Canada.


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Uncancel your plans for the future: Futurama is back! In this all-new, feature-length epic, evil nudist aliens send Bender on a rampage through time, forcing him - slightly against his will - to steal all of Earth's priceless historic treasures. Will the heroic Planet Express crew save the planet? Will Leela find true love? Will the ancient and terrible secret of Fry's buttocks be exposed? All will be revealed in Futurama: Bender's Big Score, the greatest adventure of our time, and also the greatest adventure of several other times! In the words of a certain beer-fueled robot..."We're back, baby!"

DVD Special Features:
The Futurama: Bender's Big Score DVD will be presented in full screen format with English Dolby Surround 5.1, along with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:

  • Commentary By Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Claudia Katz, Dwayne Carey-Hill and Ken Keeler
  • Futurama Returns! A Live Comic Book Reading By The Futurama Cast Featurette
  • Everybody Loves Hypnotoad - A Spellbinding Episode Of The Future's Most Popular TV Program
  • A Terrifying Message From Al Gore: Animated Promo For An Inconvenient Truth

    • Video Commentary by Al Gore, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen

  • Bite My Shiny Metal X: A Mind-Shattering Futurama Math Lecture Featurette
  • Bender's Big Score: The Original First Draft Of The Script Featurette
  • New Character/Design Sketches
  • Original Five-Minute Comic-Con Promo
  • Deleted Scenes

    • Monte Carlo
    • Robot Mafia
    • Limbo Contest

Street Date: November 27, 2007
DVD Price: $29.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada
Closed Captioned: Yes

They got one thing wrong though: The DVD is going to be in wide-screen. Not full-screen as stated in the press release.
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