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'Turok' DVD coming in February

By Rob M. Worley     December 14, 2007

From a press release

THE QUINTESSENTIAL DINOSAUR HUNTER RETURNS IN GENIUS PRODUCTS AND CLASSIC MEDIA’S

The Legend is Born With DVD Debut February 5th  
 

SANTA MONICA, CA – A great warrior in a lost land is about to find his destiny when TUROK: SON OF STONE charges onto DVD for the first time February 5th from Genius Products and Classic Media. Presented by The Weinstein Company, this Gold Key Production draws on the original 1950s comic book series, as well as influences ranging from Frank Miller to Akira Kurosawa, to create a dark, intense, epic reimagining of Turok®’s origin story. For the generation of fans who grew up on Turok video games as well as new devotees of the legendary franchise, this film is a chance to peer into the heart of the hero — and witness the birth of the legend. Turok gamers will love this return to the original story. 

Timed to coincide with the property’s landmark re-launch, the TUROK: SON OF STONE DVD features the vocal talents of Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers, Law and Order: SVU), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Cree Summer (A Different World) and Irene Bedard (Pocahontas).

TUROK: SON OF STONE is directed by Frank Squillace (X-Men: The Animated Series), Curt Geda (Marvel’s Ultimate Avengers), Dan Riba (Batman Beyond). 

Tad Stones (Hellboy: Blood and Iron) is supervising director. Evan Baily (Invader Zim) produced the film. Tony Bedard, whose credits include comic book series “Negation” and “Route 666,” wrote the screenplay from a story co-written with Baily. Michael Uslan (Batman Begins) and Deborah Dugan are Executive Producers. 

Synopsis

During 20 years in exile, Turok has become a powerful and feared warrior. He now returns home to find his village destroyed and his family slaughtered at the hands of the ruthless tyrant Chichak. On a mission of vengeance, Turok must journey to the Lost Land, a savage place forgotten by time, where primeval beasts hunt all who enter. Turok will face his greatest battle as he fights man-eating dinosaurs, merciless cave dwellers, and the darkness inside himself to take revenge on his sworn enemy. In this epic journey, Turok will find his destiny. In this Lost Land… A legend is born. 

The DVD contains exclusive bonus materials including an in-depth look at the Turok property from comic book to video game and now an animated movie. The DVD also includes a commentary by the creators of the film. TUROK: SON OF STONE will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.95.

Special Features:

  • “Total Turok” - An in-depth look at the Turok property from comic book to video game and now an animated movie. 
  • “Son of Stone Commentary” with Producer Evan Baily, Director Tad Stones, Director Dan Riba, Director Curt Geda, and Director Frank Squillace 
     

BASICS

Price:   $19.95  
Street Date:   February 5, 2008
Order Due Date:       December 26, 2007
Catalog Number:   80980
 Rating:   NR
 Run time:   73 minutes
Screen Format: Widescreen
Language:    English
Closed Captioned

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