This week’s newly released DVDs and Blu-rays bring us three animated gems of varying genres and styles. Those releases are Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and our featured release, A Monster In Paris.
Previously only available overseas, A Monster In Paris makes its American debut on DVD and 3D Blu-Ray combo pack this week. Directed by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale), A Monster In Paris is a film full of family fun and adventure. Here’s a brief synopsis:
A Monster in Paris tells the tale of a wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey who make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this ‘monster’ is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.
The film contains voice work from Catherine O’Hara, Adam Goldberg, musician Sean Lennon and many others. This title is currently available on Amazon on 3D Combo Pack and DVD. You can also find a DVD + Digital Copy version exclusively at Target and a DVD version that includes a $4.99 Vudu promotion at Walmart.
The other two releases this week are of the superhero variety. First we have the latest addition to Marvel’s anime influence line, Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore. I have yet to see this film, but I must say I am quite impressed by the animation. The film runs 88 minutes and features guest spots from War Machine, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and, surprisingly, The Punisher. Available on Blu-ray and DVD or digitally at Amazon.com.
Lastly there is the latest addition to the Ben 10 series, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens. This is an all-new CGI Ben 10 adventure, coming it at just under 70 minutes with over 2 hours of bonus features included on the disc. This is surely a must have for any Ben 10 fans out there. Pick it up on DVD at Amazon.com.
Look for Marc & Matt’s discussion of all these releases on episode 43 of the podcast coming early next week. Will you be purchasing/renting any of this week’s new releases?