Lions Gate unveils Marvel’s Ultimate Avengers in February

The first full-length movie directly from Marvel is coming to DVD in February through Lions Gate Home Entertainment. Ultimate Avengers is an animated movie featuring some of Marvel’s best-known superheroes, and marks to be the first in a series of eight films to be produced jointly by Marvel and Lion’s Gate.

A world in crisis. Age-old enemies on the verge of attack. So a mighty team is recruited, and Earth’s ultimate hero is sought to lead them – Captain America. Unfortunately, he’s been frozen in ice for over sixty years.

Inspired by Marvel’s best-selling book, “The Ultimates,” this is the extraordinary story of six very independent heroes who, like it or not, must fight as one to save the world. Little did they know that their biggest threat would emerge from within their very own ranks – The Incredible Hulk!

The release will sport a 1.78:1 widescreen transfer that is enhanced for 16×9 TV sets and feature a 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio track. As extras, Lions Gate has prepared a Featurette called “Assembling The Avengers” for you as a Featurette on the search that was conducted to find the proper voice talent for each of the superheroes. “What Avenger Are You?” is a DVD-ROM Game that is alos included on the release while a First Look Teaser will give you the chance to get a sneak peek at the upcoming “Ultimate Avengers II.” The release will also contain a selection of Trailers.

“Ultimate Avengers” will be in stores on February 21 with a suggested retail price of $19.98. A UMD version of the film for your Sony PSP will also be released on the same day.

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