If "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh has a hidden superpower, it's getting his actors to fall in love with him.
In an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the summer blockbuster, Chris Hemsworth and his costars fall all over one another to fete the guy for his vision, his commitment and his relentless commitment to turn what could have been a "Masters of the Universe"-style cheesefest into a Shakespeare-infused superhero epic.
"All-Star Superman," the latest film in DC's line of animated features, had a lot to live up from the very first moment moment the project was announced. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning, 12-issue comic book series, "All-Star Superman" faced the super-heroic task of living up to the accolades of its source material while bringing the signature styles of the comic's creators to life on the screen.
In the original series, Superman is pitted against an enemy he can't overcome with a well-timed punch or a blast of heat vision: his own mortality. Diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel has only a short time left to take care of everything he's meant to do in life, and ensure the world is in good hands after he leaves.
Directed by Sam Liu ("Superman/Batman: Public Enemies") and adapted by recently deceased comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie ("Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"), "All-Star Superman" features James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, Anthony LaPaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner ("Up") as Perry White, and Matthew Gray Gubler ("Criminal Minds," MTV's 2009 Hump Day Hottie Of The Year) as Jimmy Olsen, among others.
But does it make a successful leap from page to screen? Read More...
More than a decade after the campy "Batman" series left the airwaves, Adam West and Burt Ward reprised their roles in 1979's "Legends of the Super Heroes," a two-part miniseries (emphasis on "mini"). The special saw the dynamic duo teaming up with costumed colleagues like the Flash and Green Lantern to face against the Riddler (once again portrayed by Frank Gorshin), Mordru, Weather Wizard, and other villains.
The episodes are now available on DVD through the Warner Archive site, and we have an exclusive taste of the retro excellence. In the clip below, Batman and Robin run into a bit of car trouble, but manage to make it to a garage. However, their luck turns when they discover who their mechanic is...
"Legends of the Super Heroes" is available now.
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Ladies and gentlemen, cue up your arc reactors. Paramount has announced a street date and details for the DVD and Blu-ray release of one of the year's highest-grossing blockbusters, "Iron Man 2." The film, which took in over $300 million at the box office, is coming to store shelves on September 28, armed with a bounty of special features — but mostly if you pick-up the high-def version.
"Iron Man 2" will drop as two editions: a standalone two-disc DVD, or a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. While each contain duplicate special features in terms of audio commentary by Jon Favreau, deleted scenes and a couple featurettes, far more bonus content is available on the three-disc package.
Those who have a Blu-Ray player will enjoy a host of behind-the-scenes videos, cast and crew interviews, origin stories of key characters, additional deleted scenes and a ton more. Check out the full rundown of the special features after the jump. Read More...
Yesterday I brought you the joys and struggles Felicia Day experienced while filming the third season of her award-winning web series, “The Guild,” and what we can expect overall from Season Four. Today she reveals even more, speaking about the slew of bonus features on “The Guild: Season Three” DVD (in stores today!), casting friends, plus a missed casting opportunity of her own.
Included on the DVD is the not-quite-chart-topping yet absolutely spectacular performance of Day and cast in their debut music video, “Date My Avatar.”
“We have a behind-the-scenes of that that’s never been seen anywhere,” she said. “You get to see some of the dance rehearsals.” You also get to see the director of the music video and co-writer of the song, Jed Whedon. (That’s Joss Whedon’s little brother and co-writer of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”) Read More...
Do you think Felicia Day knew the giant bag of loot she fell on the day she created her stupendously successful web series “The Guild?” Most likely not but with the DVD of the show’s third season hitting wide release this Tuesday, her raiding party is likely to be sporting some new gear pretty soon.
If that first paragraph made no sense to you, you may not be into online gaming but if you’re a fan of Day (‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”) you may know enough to appreciate the humor.
“The Guild: Season Three” is wrapped but I recently spoke with Day about her ups and downs over the course of the latest episodes in the popular web series.
“The whole season was kind of a roller coaster,” she said. “I didn’t realize adding six other cast members to the equation was gonna be a little more complicated than previous seasons but it was actually the most fun to write.” Read More...
One of the most complex relationships in the "X-Men" movie franchise is that of Logan (Wolverine) and his half-brother Victor Creed (Sabretooth). In "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," director Gavin Hood put that tumultuous affair front and center, and in the clip below, Hood explains the reasons behind that creative decision. The video is from on-screen commentary by the helmer on this week's DVD and Blu-ray release of the big-budget superhero flick, so enjoy.
After the jump, check out an exclusive film clip of Logan's calm before the storm... Read More...
A pair of DVDs get the spotlight this week, one giving the origin treatment to Marvel's clawed mutant and the other taking us back to the origins of Hasbro's robots in disguise.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (Two-Disc Special Edition): We've already told you all about the film itself, so what does the DVD offer? Along with a variety of "Making Of" and behind-the-scenes featurettes (one features Stan Lee and Len Wein reflecting on the character's history), the two-disc DVD and Blu-Ray editions both feature an assortment of deleted and alternate scenes.
However, rather than simply providing another take on existing shots, some of the extra footage offers interesting spins on the existing material. Read More...
With "Coraline" dropping its DVD this week, it was naturally perfect timing for director Henry Selick and writer Neil Gaiman to bring their parade to the San Diego Comic-Con. We of course had the pair drop by our studio for an interview, and before they left we asked if they'd pose for our ever-growing photo booth. The result is below, check it out and then hit the gallery link for Stan Lee, Anna Faris and many others.
One of the few comic book-related movies that wasn't actually based on a comic, "Push" stars Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning as characters with superpower-like abilities on the run from a mysterious organization. The film hit DVD this week, and we've got an exclusive clip from the bonus features that runs down the various classes of heroes/villains that you'll run into. Check it out below.