Paramount Home Media announced its first wave of March home entertainment product offerings this past week.
Leading the parade is the Mar. 1 DVD debut of Capture the Flag, the animated race-to-the-moon adventure film from Spanish filmmaker Enrique Gato (Tad, the Lost Explorer).
The film, a major box office hit in Spain, had a light 20 screen domestic theatrical break right after Thanksgiving (qualifying it for Oscar consideration) and pulled in $6,690 in ticket sales. For the record, the ARR is 86 days.
We follow the adventures of 12-year-old Mike, the grandson of Frank, who was bumped from the Apollo landing when his son, Scott, developed chicken pox. It has now come full circle and Scott is an astronaut in training for the next moon mission.
In lickity-split fashion everything goes wrong, both Mike and his grandfather end up on their way to the moon with one of Mike’s friends, Amy, and to make things even more complicated, a multi-billionaire named Carson, has launched his own space mission to eradicate all evidence that the original moon landing ever took place. It is indeed a “space race to capture the flag!”
Capture the Flag is top-of-the-line animation and the story elements all click to make this a fun-filled, out-of-this-world, adventure. The DVD features both the Spanish-language version (with English subtitles) and the English-dubbed theatrical release.
Also on the March release calendar from Paramount Home Media are the TV-on-DVD selections of Drunk History: Season Three (a double-disc product offering on Mar. 1) and the massive 27-disc collection of Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Series (which will be retail-ready on Mar. 8).
On the Kidvid release front, look for Marshall, Chase, Skye and their canine cohorts in their latest DVD release, Paw Patrol: Brave Heroes, Big Rescues, on Mar. 1, and those “heroes in the half-shell” — Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael — will be back on Mar. 15 in the DVD debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past.