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Futurama - Release Date, Cost, Extras, & More for The Beast with a Billion Backs ***Updated***


2nd Direct-to-DVD Futurama Feature Coming in June!

Posted by David Lambert
2/28/2008
 
This past November we all celebrated the return of Futurama with the new direct-to-DVD feature Bender's Big Score. It was the first of 4 such productions that we've been told are coming. They also plan to take each of these four features, break them into four parts, and air those sixteen parts as "Season 5" of the series on Comedy Central later on! But we get to enjoy them first on DVD.

When Futurama - Bender's Big Score came out, Best Buy had one of their exclusive bonus disc promotions with it: a second disc in specially marked boxes which had a couple of animatics for Bender's Big Score, but also a "pencil" (black-and-white outline) preview of the second feature, Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs. At the bottom you can see a number of screen captures from that preview, giving you an idea of what to expect. The 3rd feature is going to be called "Bender's Game," and the 4th is titled "Into the Wild Green Yonder." Not much is known yet about either, but George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) is among the voice cast in Bender's Game, per the IMDB.

However, we've got a lot to tell you about Futurama - The Beast with a Billion Backs, starting with the release date of June 24th! This 90-minute production will cost $24.98 SRP, but can be pre-ordered from DVDEmpire for just $14.99 right this moment.

Update: We've been told by Fox that the description and information sent to retailers regarding this title is 100% incorrect. Because of this we've removed it from the story in an effort to curb the flow of incorrect information regarding this title. We're also told that the bonus material hasn't been finalized, and will change, so please treat the following list as extremely tentative, and extremely likely to be changed (edited by Gord Lacey).

Video will be Anamorphic Widescreen: 1.78:1, and audio is going to be English - Dolby Surround 5.1. Subtitles will be in English, French and Spanish. Retailers have been given access to the following list of extras (which will change):
  • Commentary Track
  • Extra Episode from an XBox game
  • Commentary Track for the XBox game's episode
  • Animatic for Beast with a Billion Backs
  • Deleted Scenes / Storyboards
  • Blooper Reel / Record Sessions
  • 3D Models / 3D Turnarounds - With Audio Description
  • Celebrity Featurette: David Cross
  • Bender or Cast Reads Credits
  • Bender sings his version of the Futurama Song (which consists solely of "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass" or "Bender is Great!")
  • New Character / Design Sketches
Stay tuned for box art and any further updates we get for this release. For now, here are the promised preview pictures:

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