[03/07/03 - 12:00 AM]
'Beastmaster' Comes to DVD Via Adv Films
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- Just one week after announcing it had acquired the home-video/DVD rights to the syndicated action-adventure series "Mutant X," ADV Films has landed another syndie series to its list: Tribune's "Beastmaster."

The series, which closed its three season run last May, starred Daniel Goddard as Dar the BeastMaster, a warrior who has both the soul and emotions of a man, and the instincts of an animal. The show was based on the 1982 movie (which also spawned two sequels) of the same name.

"'BeastMaster' is an excellent acquisition for us," said ADV Films President, CEO and Founder John Ledford. "Our success with the Tribune Entertainment title 'Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda' has made it clear that, given ADV's strength in marketing genre programming, coupled with our sales relationships with major retailers, we are able to distribute quality live-action titles like 'BeastMaster' as successfully as we distribute the finest in Japanese animation."

According to its press release, ADV is keeping quiet about specific release dates for the title, but Ledford assured fans that they can expect to see the first volumes of "BeastMaster" in 2003. ADV's releases will also include extensive extras, including such exclusive content as commentary tracks from stars and staff, outtakes, bloopers and much more.

You can read the original press release by clicking here.

  [march 2003]  


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