FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"A Fast-Paced Thrill Ride that Tops the Original" - Brian Balchack, Movieweb.com "Ultra-Violent, Splattery of fun for STARSHIP TROOPERS fans!" - Chris Carle, IGN.com
The Troopers Are Back For the Ultimate Battle Against the Bugs In
An All-New CGI Animated Installment to the Hit Starship Troopers Series!
Starship Troopers: Invasion
The Fight for Mankind's Survival Continues August 28th
On Blu-ray(TM) & DVD with UltraViolet(TM), Plus Hours of Explosive Bonus Features
Culver City, CA (7/3/12) -The Troopers are back in action in the all-new CGI-animated adventure Starship Troopers: Invasion, landing on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD with UltraViolet(TM) August 28th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. With the latest in CGI technology, the next chapter in the beloved sci-fi franchise finds fan favorites Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins on a perilous mission to rescue survivors of a Federation outpost under attack by the bugs. Series star Casper Van Dien returns as executive producer alongside Ed Neumeier, screenwriter of the original smash hit Starship Troopers. Shinji Aramaki, acclaimed Japanese director of the animated hits Appleseed, Appleseed Ex-Machina and Halo Legends, brings his unique visual style to this action-packed, visually stunning sequel that utilizes the latest, state-of-the-art CGI technology to render the ultimate battle between mankind and alien bugs.
The Starship Troopers: Invasion Blu-ray(TM) and DVD come armed with hours of explosive bonus features, including filmmakers commentary, deleted scenes, and an 11-part Making Of featurette, revealing how the movie was made, using a breakthrough mix of animation, motion capture and compositing. As an added bonus to fans, the Blu-ray(TM) also features an exclusive Conceptual Art Gallery, showcasing the original designs of the movie's ships, alien bugs, and more.
Synopsis: The troopers of two starships have joined forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home.
Starship Troopers: Invasion was written by Flint Dille (The Transformers: The Movie, Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay video game, "G.I. Joe" TV series) from a story by Shinji Aramaki, Joseph Chou and Shigehito Kawada and produced by Joseph Chou (Appleseed Ex-Machina, Halo Legends, Space Pirate: Captain Harlock).
The film has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and has been rated R for violence, language and nudity.
Blu-ray(TM) and DVD Bonus Material
* Filmmakers Commentary
* 11-Part Making Of Featurette
* Deleted Scenes
* Conceptual Art Gallery
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News Editor July 11, 2012, 7:07 am