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[06/29/05 - 12:00 AM]
Three Thrilling Sci-Fi Adventure Series Rocket Onto DVD for the First Time July 19, 2005

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

THREE THRILLING SCI-FI ADVENTURE SERIES ROCKET ONTO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME JULY 19, 2005

SLIDERS: THE THIRD SEASON
EARTH 2: THE COMPLETE SERIES
CLEOPATRA 2525: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Rocket onto DVD for the First Time July 19, 2005 From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- June 29, 2005 -- Science-fiction fans will have a lot to celebrate on July 19, 2005, when three spectacular sci-fi television series, Sliders: The Third Season, Earth 2: The Complete Series and Cleopatra 2525: The Complete Series, blast off on DVD for the first time ever from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Sliders: The Third Season
The sci-fi adventure continues as Quinn and his friends slide from universe to universe in the show TV Guide called "Fox's hottest cyber-buzz show since 'The X-Files.'" Packed with all 25 thrilling episodes from Sliders' mind-blowing third season, this four-disc set is a must own for every sci-fi fan. Guest appearances include Cheech & Chong's Tommy Chong, Robert Englund (the Nightmare on Elm Street series), Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys), Danny Masterson (That 70's Show), The Who's Roger Daltrey, Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan and many more. The DVD, which also includes one episode each of Cleopatra 2525 and Earth 2 and a special gag real, is priced at $59.98. Plus, Sliders fans can now also get: Sliders: The First and Second Seasons at a new low price of $59.98 SRP.

Earth 2: The Complete Series
From the producers of "Miami Vice" and "E.R." comes the Emmy-winning sci-fi epic Earth 2, available on DVD for the first time ever. Earth 2: The Complete Series features all 21 episodes of the series that Matt Roush at USA Today calls "...thrilling...," Ken Parish Perkins from the Chicago Tribune dubs "...well-crafted and entertaining..." and Ann Hodges at the Houston Chronicle says "...soars to new sci-fi heights." This groundbreaking adventure series stars Antonio Sabato, Jr. ("General Hospital"), Rebecca Gayheart (Urban Legend), Debrah Farentino ("NYPD Blue") and Clancy Brown ("Carnivale"). Featuring guest appearances from Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Kelli Williams ("Medical Investigation"), Tim Curry (Kinsey, The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), the three-disc set includes deleted and extended scenes, outtakes and one sample episode each of Sliders: The Third Season and Cleopatra 2525. The DVD is priced at $49.98.

Cleopatra 2525: The Complete Series
Get ready for temperatures to rise as the sexiest sci-fi series ever, Cleopatra 2525, explodes on to DVD for the first time. Action goddess Gina Torres ("Firefly," The Matrix Reloaded) co-stars in the sizzling series about a cryogenically frozen exotic dancer who finds herself alive in the 26th century. From executive producer Sam Raimi (director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead franchises and producer of "Xena: Warrior Princess") comes the series that has David Bianculli at the New York Daily News declaring: "Clever action sequences, strong special effects, outrageous comedy and double entendre...the sexy factor is way in the red zone...tantalizing." Including all 28 episodes plus exclusive bonus features including deleted scenes, outtakes, a special effects and stunts featurette and one episode each of Earth 2 and Sliders: The Third Season, this three-disc set is a must-own at $49.98 SRP.

SYNOPSES

Sliders: Season 3
Mastermind Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) returns for more fantastical adventures as he continues traveling from universe to universe in the complete Third Season of Sliders. Along with comrade Wade (Sabrina Lloyd), physics professor Arturo (John Rhys-Davies), and Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown (Cleavant Derricks), Quinn explores new and mysterious Earths and along the way encounters tornadoes, droughts, wizards, warlocks and even his own younger self. Featuring TV's hottest guest stars, including Apollonia Kotero, Corey Feldman and Danny Masterson, Sliders will rock your world. All 25 thrilling episodes of season three are here in this 4-disc set and available for the first time on DVD! Sliders: The Third Season. Will they ever make it home?

Earth 2: The Complete Series
Embark on the quest to find a new home planet for humanity in the year 2192 as the complete sci-fi epic Earth 2 lands on DVD for the first time ever! From the producers of "Miami Vice" and "ER" comes the thrilling story of Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino), who is struggling to find a healthy environment for her deathly ill son, Ulysses. Disregarding government orders, she puts together an expedition to found a new civilization on an Earth-like planet 22 light years in the future. But after their ship crash-lands on the wrong side of planet G889, the "colonists" quickly discover that their new home already has some very strange and hostile inhabitants. Catch DVD-exclusive bonus features and join stellar guest stars including Tim Curry, Virginia Madsen, Terry O'Quinn and more on all 21 groundbreaking episodes of the Emmy-winning series that critics cheered "soars to new sci-fi heights" (Houston Chronicle).

Cleopatra 2525: The Complete Series
Get ready for temperatures to rise as the sexiest sci-fi series ever, Cleopatra 2525, explodes on to DVD for the first time! Action goddess Gina Torres stars in the sizzling series about a cryogenically frozen exotic dancer who, after accidentally being thawed in the year 2525, joins two sexy freedom fighters in their battle against evil robots called Bailies. Led by the mysterious "Voice," this tempestuous trio must out-fight, out-seduce and out-maneuver the forces that threaten to destroy the world. From executive producer Sam Raimi (director of Spider-Man and Evil Dead) comes all 28 action-packed episodes and exclusive bonus features from the series that has the New York Daily News declaring, "the sexy factor is way in the red zone."

DVD TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Sliders
Street Date: July 19, 2005
Pre-Order Close: June 14, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $59.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 27320
Running Time: 18 Hours 46 Minutes
Discs: 4
Layers: 3 Dual/Dual (Double-Sided) plus 1 Dual (Single-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; French and Spanish subtitles

Earth 2
Street Date: July 19, 2005
Pre-Order Close: June 14, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $49.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 27803
Running Time: 17 Hours 6 Minutes
Discs: 4
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles

Cleopatra 2525
Street Date: July 19, 2005
Pre-Order Close: June 14, 2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $49.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 28030
Running Time: 12 Hours 38 Minutes
Discs: 3
Layers: 2 Dual/Dual (Double-Sided) plus 1 Dual (Single-Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame 1.33:1
Rating: Not rated
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono/Captions; Spanish subtitles

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· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· CLEOPATRA 2525 (SYNDICATION)
· ER (NBC)
· FIREFLY (FOX)
· LOST (ABC)
· MEDICAL INVESTIGATION (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS (SYNDICATION)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)











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