'Starship Troopers' CG Animated Film 'Invasion' Squashes Bugs on DVD and Blu-ray in August

Johnny Rico returns in this sequel to the Paul Verhoeven film based on the Robert Heinlein novel.

The CG animated film from director Shinji Aramaki (who served on the art departments for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and directed both recent CG Appleseed features) brings back the trio of leads from the first film, Johnny Rico, Carmen, and Carl in the fourth feature to bear that title and the second animated thing to come out of the original novel (the other being the short-lived Roughnecks series). Transformers: The Movie writer Flint Dille is responsible fro the script here that sees the human forces go up against a new bug menace.

Here's the official synopsis:

The troopers of two starships have joined forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home. With the latest in CGI technology, this film from executive Producer Casper Van Dien and Director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) features the return of fan favorite characters Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins.

The Blu-ray and DVD will include commentary by the director, Aramaki, an 11-part featurette on the making of the film, and deleted scenes. The Blu-ray will also have an exclusive concept art gallery. The disc streets with a suggested retail price of $30.99 on Blu.

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