Media Release — To promote the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Green Lantern: First Flight on July 28, a sweepstakes has been created to get fans involved and give them a chance to win cool prizes. Green Lantern fans can enter the sweepstakes and learn more about the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe Animated Originals through a Facebook Power Ring widget.
Once the Facebook Power Ring widget has been added to a fan’s page, they can “recharge their ring” continuously to keep it powered to 100% and automatically submit additional entries into the sweepstakes.
Additional features of the widget include:
Personality Quiz – Fans can take the “Which Green Lantern Are You?” personality quiz which will result in the character being added to their Facebook page and a message that announces which character they are.
Green Lantern IQ Test – This test will lead fans through a series of trivia questions resulting in a Green Lantern IQ score which can be posted to their Facebook page with a prompt for others to take the test.
News and Updates – This feature of the widget shows the latest news about the movie including weekly Q&A’s from the talent and movie makers as well as any breaking announcements.
Video – The widget will feature an embedded player with trailers and video clips from the movie. Video clips will include EC pieces as well as feature clips from the movie.
Downloads – This feature will be available with wallpapers, icons and other downloads and special content for Power Ring holders.
Links – The widget allows fans to stay connected with all things Green Lantern First Flight through links to the official website, MySpace and Twitter pages.
The sweepstakes runs from June 23, 2009 through August 11, 2009 and can be accessed through the Power Ring widget, the official sweepstakes site, www.GreenLanternSweeps.com or the official Green Lantern First Flight website, www.greenlanterndvd.com. Prizing for the sweepstakes include, one grand prize winner who will receive a package consisting of a PlayStation 3, a 40″ LCD HDTV and Green Lantern: First Flight on Blu-ray. Five first prize winners will receive the Complete DC Universe Animated Movie Collection on 2-Disc DVD or Blu-Ray including Green Lantern: First Flight, Wonder Woman, Batman Gotham Knight, Justice League: New Frontier and Superman Doomsday. Ten second prize winners will receive a standard edition of Green Lantern: First Flight on DVD.
Green Lantern: First Flight will be available on July 28 as a special edition 2-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray(tm) for $24.98 (SRP) and $29.99 (SRP), respectively, as well as single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).
Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) leads the cast as the voice of Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern. The cast includes Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs). Produced by animation legend Bruce Timm, Green Lantern: First Flight is directed by Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman: Doomsday) and scripted by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).
Green Lantern: First Flight finds Hal Jordan recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of respected senior Lantern Sinestro. The earthling soon discovers his mentor is actually the central figure in a secret conspiracy that threatens the philosophies, traditions and hierarchy of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Hal must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat the treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe.