After 40 years of fighting the bad guys, Hasbro’s very own American hero, G.I. Joe, is finally coming home – in the form of his very first full-length CGI feature film on DVD.
In “G.I. Joe: Valor Vs. Venom,” brought to you by Paramount Home Entertainment and Hasbro, the popular character sets out to protect the world from complete destruction. Once again he faces off against the evil Cobra, who has unleashed an army of unstoppable soldiers with fierce battle skills.
The leader of this formidable army is none other than the infamous Venomous Maximus, a creature made using the DNA of G.I. Joe’s own Commander, General “Hawk” Abernathy, as well as that of some of the most terrifying creatures in the universe. In order to defeat Cobra’s army and save his own Commander from this chilling fate, G.I. Joe needs to summon all of his scientific and heroic skills.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the G.I. Joe character, the DVD features tons of special features for his loyal fans, including a trading card game guide, a CD-ROM game and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the movie’s creation.
You can also scroll through character profiles, groove to a Valor vs. Venom music video and check out a drawing board-to-film comparison.
If you’re doing the math, G.I. Joe debuted in 1964 as an 11 1/2- inch doll for boys that had 21 moving parts. After the movie “The Story of G.I. Joe” was released, he became the world’s first “action figure.”
While the character’s challenges most often dealt with the evil Cobra Commander, G.I. Joe was also called upon in 1992 to help the Drug Elimination Force combat the growing drug problem. In-school programs were launched using the character to teach kids about the dangers of drug use.
Filled with history, as well as important lessons for kids of all ages, G.I. Joe has continued to reinvent and modernize himself throughout the years, without losing sight of his main mission – to protect the world from evil.
Now you can take home this timeless character in “G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom” to share with future fans of the ever-evolving G.I. Joe, who is still up for the challenge of educating the young and old.
In stores now, “G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom” is rated PG and has a retail price of around $20. – NU