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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: MADMAN TO RELEASE HALO LEGENDS ON MARCH 3, 2010 Reply with quote
In association with Warner Bros., Madman proudly presents HALO LEGENDS on DVD and Blu-Ray, a series of new animated tales based on one of the world's most popular video game franchises - Available on DVD & Blu-Ray, March 3rd, 2010.

HALO LEGENDS takes viewers deeper into the world of Halo than ever before with a seven-story anthology - told across eight spectacular episodes - that explores the origin and historical events of the Halo universe and its intriguing characters.

HALO LEGENDS has been created in the same breakthrough format as THE ANIMATRIX and BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT, with each individual episode interpreted by renowned anime directors and animators, including such visionary animators as Shinji Aramaki (APPLESEED) and Mamoru Oshii (GHOST IN THE SHELL), and in conjunction with Microsoft Game Studios? 343 Industries, Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor and managing editor Kevin Grace.

The individual episodes fall within Halo's 26th Century mythology as the battle between humanity and aliens rages on in an attempt to protect Earth and mankind?s expansive number of space colonies. The dramatic, action-packed stories feature characters and locales familiar to Halo fans, and episodes range in length between 10 and 17 minutes - resulting in nearly two hours of animated adventures.

Halo is a centerpiece in the world of video games, selling more than 27 million units to a devoted legion of fans - including the latest hit Halo 3:ODST. The Halo franchise has driven more than $1 billion in revenue from its award winning Xbox games, New York Times best-selling novels and comics and a wide variety of other merchandise.

HALO LEGENDS - 2 Disc Special Edition version will have several hours of incredible bonus features, including:

- The Making of Halo Legends - An introduction to Halo Legends followed by a making-of segment for each episode.
- Halo: Gaming Evolved - Explaining the Halo phenomenon from its inception as an Xbox video game to a present day entertainment franchise.
- Audio Commentary with directors Frank O'Connor and Joseph Chou

HALO LEGENDS on Blu-Ray will also be loaded with bonus materials, including all the great extras from the 2-disc Special Edition as well as 'Halo: The Story so Far', an overview of the Halo universe up until the end of the Halo 3 game.

"HALO LEGENDS offers fans stunning, new creative visions of the popular video game's expansive universe, providing added depth and perspective to these beloved characters and thrilling environments," said Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor. "It is a perfect complement to the game's growing canon of ancillary entertainment options."

HALO LEGENDS is available on DVD & Blu-Ray, March 3rd, 2010.
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