TV DVD at the Movies5 Mar, 2010 By: John Latchem
The 2010 TV DVD landscape is starting to fill up with new product timed to take advantage of some of the summer’s hot new theatrical releases.
The summer box office derby kicks off May 7 when Paramount releases Iron Man 2. Vivendi Entertainment May 4 (order date March 30) presents Iron Man: Armored Adventures — The Complete First Season (four-DVD set $29.93), an animated series developed after the success of the first film.
To prepare for the arrival of The A-Team in theaters June 11, fans can re-watch the original series when Universal Studios Home Entertainment June 8 (order date April 20) releases The A-Team: The Complete Series, a 25-DVD set at $149.98. The set includes all 98 episodes from the show’s five seasons, packed into a replica of the team’s trademark van.
In anticipation of the May 27 theatrical release of Sex and the City 2, HBO Home Entertainment April 27 (order date March 23) will re-release each season of “Sex and the City” on DVD at $29.98 per boxed set (the final sixth season is split into two sets), which will contain Movie Money coupons that can be applied toward a $7.50 discount when seeing the new movie. HBO also is including Movie Money in Sex and the City: The Complete Series, priced at $299.95. Warner Home Video will include the Movie Money in its re-release of the first movie on DVD ($14.96) and Blu-ray (19.98) May 18 (order date April 13).
The Sex and the City 2 coupons are valid from June 4-27 at participating theaters.
Finally, the June 30 theatrical bow of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be sure to spark a new wave of vampire tie-ins. In the meantime, Eagle Rock Entertainment April 6 (prebook March 12) offers Blood Ties: The Complete Series (seven-DVD set $39.99, four-disc Blu-ray $44.99), and HBO Home Entertainment May 25 (prebook April 20) releases True Blood: The Complete Second Season (five-DVD set $59.99, Blu-ray $79.98).
The announcements come on the heels of a first quarter that was loaded with a slew of vintage “Alice in Wonderland” product timed for Tim Burton’s new Alice in Wonderland movie from Disney. This included Infinity Entertainment’s DVD of the 1966 NBC musical special Alice Through the Looking Glass ($19.98), Vivendi’s DVD re-release of the 1999 NBC miniseries ($19.93) and Lionsgate’s release of the Syfy reimagining Alice (DVD $19.98, Blu-ray $29.98).