Madman's Retro Fever!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RETRO FEVER!

WE'VE ALL CAUGHT IT HERE AT MADMAN... GRAB A THERMOMETER AND COME JOIN US IN NOVEMBER FOR THESE CLASSIC CARTOON SERIES'.

MELBOURNE, Thursday, 12 October, 2006 – November means nostalgia, as Madman takes a trip back to the sandpit with the release of three classic retro series', never before available on DVD. She-Ra Princess of Power, Ulysses 31 and M.A.S.K. are sure to bring those fond childhood memories of toy collections and weary-eyed morning T.V. sessions flooding right back.

THE BEST OF SHE-RA PRINCESS OF POWER

Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe.

A spin-off of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the 1980s cartoon series She-Ra Princess of Power fashioned a girl-power version of its parent show's hallmark brand of action-fantasy. Vibrantly animated and creatively told, the series followed the mythical adventures of He-Man's twin sister, Princess Adora, as she transformed into her super-heroine alter-ego, She-Ra, to defeat the villainous Evil Horde and bring peace to the kingdom of Etheria.

This two-disc collection presents the full-length theatrical feature that inspired the series, The Secret of the Sword, as well as five episodes chosen by fans as the series' best: "Of Shadows and Skulls," "Sweet Bee's Home," "Horde Prime Takes a Holiday," "The Stone in the Sword," and "The Price of Freedom."

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
The Best of She-Ra Princess of Power Catalogue URL

DVD EXTRAS
  1. 20 minute "Behind-The-Scenes" documentary

  2. Secret of the Sword feature-length audio commentary

  3. "I Have the Power" music video featurette

  4. Two collectible art cards by comic artists Brandon Peterson and Joe Chiodo

  5. Trivia/fun facts

  6. DVD-ROM: scripts for the 5 episodes


WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"Going back to some of my beloved childhood shows, I've been disappointed by their bland mediocrity, but She-Ra makes me just as happy now as it did when I was a kid...." - DVD VERDICT

ULYSSES 31 COMPLETE COLLECTION

UuuulyyyssssEEEEeeeeEEEEeeeeEEEESSS!

"It is the thirty-first century. Ulysses killed the giant Cyclops when he rescued the children & his son, Telemachus. But the ancient gods of Olympus are angry & threaten a terrible revenge.." So begins the adventure of Ulysses, sentenced to travel the universe on a quest for the Kingdom of Hades. Once there he can free his frozen crew of the curse set by vengeful god Zeus & return to Earth.

The classic sci-fi series available on DVD, and as a 4-disc collection for the first time ever!

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
Ulysses Complete Collection Catalogue URL

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"This beautiful anime series offered a unique take on the Homeric legend. Space opera like you've never seen it before." - TV.com

M.A.S.K COLLECTION 1

M-M-M-M-MASK!

Led by Matt Trakker, the Mobile Armoured Strike Kommand is a secret organisation that fights crime in an unusual way. By wearing specially charged masks they have extraordinary powers to fight the villains of VENOM, who pose a real threat to the free world with their own special equipment. In addition to the masks, our heroes, and their counterparts, have super vehicles capable of a wide range of defensive and offensive actions, from changing a car into a jet or becoming a submarine.

Trakker meets each unusual situation by requesting his computer to pick the agents best suited for the job. As each agent has special talents some are better for a particular mission than others. VENOM, led by Miles Mayhem, always has their hands full when their evil plans for control are met by the crusading forces
of M.A.S.K.

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
M.A.S.K. Collection Catalogue URL:

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"The coolest vehicles and the best music of all the 80s cartoons" -
TV.com

THE BEST OF… RETRO COLLECTIONS

Also available in November, three “Best Of…” collections containing fan-selected favourites and classic episodes from Transformers, Battle of the Planets and Voltron.

THE BEST OF TRANSFORMERS


The perfect introduction to the heavy weight champion of '80s animation, Transformers! This double DVD set contains 10 classic episodes, as voted by Transformers fans. Discover why the epic struggle of the Autobots & Decepticons has remained popular for over 20 years.

Contains More Than Meets the Eye Parts 1-3, SOS Dinobots, Dark Awakening, Heavy Metal War, The Golden Lagoon, Call of the Primitives, Starscream's Brigade and Ghost in the Machine.

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
The Best of Transformers (2 Disc Set) Catalogue URL

DVD EXTRAS
Bonus Beast Wars Episode
Fan quotes introduce each episode
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"The Transformers were simply the epitome of cool." - DVDFILE.COM

THE BEST OF BATTLE OF THE PLANETS

G-Force: Princess, Tiny, Keyop, Mark, Jason & watching over them from Centre Neptune their computerised co-ordinator 7-Zark-7! Watching, warning against surprise attacks by alien galaxies beyond space! Fearless young orphans, protecting earth's entire galaxy. Always five acting as one... Dedicated, inseparable!

With 10 "best episodes" selected by Battle of the Planets authority, Jason Hofius, this is the perfect starter set for any fan wanting to jump start their Retro Collection.

Contains The Sea Dragon, Race Against Disaster, The Fierce Flowers Parts 1 - 2, G-Force Defector, The Sky is Falling, Parts 1 - 2, Invasion of Space Center, Parts 1 - 2, G-Force in the Future.

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
The Best of Battle of the Planets (2 Disc Set) Catalogue URL

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"One of the hottest selling and best of the 80's nostalgia craze" - Wizard Magazine

THE BEST OF VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE

Return to planet Arus as an intrepid group of Space Explorers discover the secret of Lion Force and form Voltron to defend against the evil Emperor Zarkon. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, to combat the Drule Empire, Land, Air & Sea teams work together as Vehicle Force Voltron!

Discover the power of two Voltrons, this two disc collection featuring one DVD of the best of Lion Force Voltron and one DVD of the best of Vehicle Force Voltron.

RELEASE INFORMATION
Release Date: Wednesday 8th November 2006
The Best of Voltron: Defender of the Universe (2 Disc Set) Catalogue URL

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
"The giant robot that introduced a lot of twenty-somethings to the concept of giant robots" - Toyfare

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