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Wonder Woman (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy) by Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Review by Charles Mohapel
Warner Home Video DVD  ISBN/ITEM#: B001LK8SQ6
Date: 27 March 2009 List Price $29.98 Amazon US / Amazon UK

Links: IMDB Info / IMDB - Lynda Carter / Wikipedia - Lynda Carter / Show Article /

I used to collect Wonder Woman comics when I was younger and remember the Junoesque (5' 10" (1.78 m)) Lynda Carter who played Wonder Woman on TV for three seasons from 1975 to 1979. As it turns out, she become the archetype for the role of Wonder Woman to the point where every subsequent attempt has been given up as a lost cause. The most recent attempt was in 2005 and like the character she played, Lynda Carter was such a dominant figure that all other challengers were mere shadows by comparison.

From official release/information:

On the mystical island of Themyscira, a proud and fierce warrior race of Amazons have raised a daughter of untold beauty, grace, and strength Princess Diana. When an Army fighter pilot, Steve Trevor, crash-lands on the island, the rebellious and headstrong Diana defies Amazonian law by accompanying Trevor back to civilization. Meanwhile, Ares (the god of War) has escaped his imprisonment at the hands of the Amazonians and has decided to exact his revenge - intending to start a world war that will not only last for centuries but will wipe out every living being on the planet, starting with the Amazons! It is up to Princess Diana to save her people and the world by using her gifts and becoming the ultimate Wonder Woman!

Run Time: 74 minutes

Directed by Lauren Montgomery

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Michael Jelenic (screenplay)
Michael Jelenic (story)
William M. Marston (characters)
Gail Simone (story)

Cast (in credits order)
Keri Russell ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Steve Trevor (voice)
Alfred Molina ... Ares (voice)
Rosario Dawson ... Artemis (voice)
Marg Helgenberger ... Hera (voice)
Oliver Platt ... Hades (voice)
Virginia Madsen ... Hippolyta (voice)
Skye Arens ... Little Girl (voice)
John Di Maggio ... Deimos (voice)
Julianne Grossman ... Etta Candy (voice)
Vicki Lewis ... Persephone (voice)
David McCallum ... Zeus (voice)
Jason Miller ... Thrax (voice)
Rick Overton ... Slick (voice)
Andrea Romano ... President's Advisor (voice)
Tara Strong ... Alexa (voice)
Bruce W. Timm ... Attacker (voice) (as Bruce Timm)

Disc 1:
Warner Brothers on Blu-ray Disc
Star Wars: The Clone Wars on DVD
Wonder Woman (the Animated Feature Film - 2009) (74 min.)
Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary (74 min.)
  • A First Look At The Animated Feature Film Green Lantern Summer 2009 (10:11)
  • From Graphic Novel To Original Animated Movie - Justice League: The New Frontier (10:44)
  • Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess (10:25)
  • Batman Gotham Knight: An Anime Revolution (10:09)
  • Trailers:
    • Lego Batman (1:15)
    • Inkheart - Look For It On Blu-ray And DVD (0:32)
    • Scooby-Doo And The Samurai Sword (Animated) (0:56)
    • The Real Adventures Of Jonny Quest (0:59)

Disc 2:
Wonder Woman "A Subversive Dream" (25:33)
Wonder Woman: Daughter Of Myth (25:36)
Bruce Timm's Top Picks:

    1) To Another Shore (22:43)
    2) Hawk And Dove (22:44)
Digital Copy

(Source: Warner Home Video)

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