New Release: Spy Kids trilogy Blu-ray

Spy Kids 3

Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega have game in Spy Kids 3: Game Over.

With filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s fourth addition to his children’s movie franchise, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, arriving in theaters on Aug. 19, 2011, Lionsgate cashed in with the release of the original three movies on high-definition Blu-ray on Aug. 2.

2001’s Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003) will each be priced at $19.99 and include such special features as deleted scenes, featurettes and Rodriguez’s signature “10-Minute Film School” segments, all of which were also on the films’ original DVDs.

Although the third movie in the franchise was released in theaters in 3D back in 2001, it wasn’t the same type of stereoscopic 3D that we enjoy now, and Lionsgate is not releasing Spy Kids 3 on Blu-ray 3D. The film was released on DVD in the old type of 3D, though.

Spy Kids Blu-ray boxAll three of the action adventure films star Alexa Vega (From Prada to Nada) and Daryl Sabara (Machete) as the spy kids, who must rescue their spy parents, Carla Gugino (Sucker Punch) and Antonio Banderas (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger).

In the original film, the family battles the evil genius Fegan Floop (Alan Cumming, The Tempest). In Spy Kids 2, the villain is Steve Buscemi (TV’s Grown Ups) as a mad scientist. And in Game Over, the spy kids go inside a virtual reality videogame as they try to save the world from the Toymaker, played by Sylvester Stallone (The Expendables).

In the fourth movie, Cugino is out and Jessica Alba (Little Fockers) is in as the spy kids’ stepmother. This time, the family goes against the Timekeeper, played by Jeremy Piven (TV’s Entourage). And British comedian Ricky Gervais and frequent Rodriguez movie actor Danny Trejo (Death Race 2) are also in the film — well, at least Gervais’ voice.

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.