The SDCC-centric documentary “Comic-con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” is getting a DVD release just in time for, are you ready for this, Comic-con. There will be multiple formats for this release, a basic DVD only version ($19.99) and several DVD+minifigure combopacks ($29.99). The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Spurlock. The Stan Lee / Harry Knowles set will be available at at select stores and at online retailers. At SDCC this set will be available from NECA Toys. The Whedon/Spurlock set is a Toys R Us exclusive, and may be available as part of their suite of exclusives. Finally, a third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).
Check out an image of the Lee / Knowles set below and the press release after the jump.
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE
TO BE RELEASED ON DVD ON JULY 10, 2012
Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Will Be Released In Two Special Edition Sets With One-of-A-Kind Figurines – Including the First Ever Joss Whedon Action Figure
Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2012) – Chris Ball, President and CEO of LA-based film production and distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment, and Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA Films, a division of NECA, announced today that Morgan Spurlock’s (SUPER SIZE ME) COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE will be released on DVD ($19.99 SRP) on July 10, 2012. The film will also be available in two Collectors Editions with figurines ($29.99SRP).
The two Collector’s Editions will contain the DVD alongside action figures of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles or Joss Whedon and Spurlock. This is the first time mega-director Whedon has been immortalized into action figure status… which will no doubt delight fans everywhere.
The Whedon/Spurlock special editions will be sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. The products are part of a unique retail opportunity with Toys “R” Us and will be sold alongside other action items dedicated to Comic-Con 2012. The Lee/Knowles editions will be available at select stores and at online retailers. A third combo-pack from HeroClix with all four figures and the DVD will also be available in July at game stores nationwide ($29.99 SRP).
The DVD will include the following special features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Talent Interviews and Trailer. Fans will also be able to purchase the DVD and Collector’s Editions at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 12-15).
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
One on one interviews with Comic-Con veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S. COMIC- CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE was released theatrically and on VOD in early April 2012.