Archive for April, 2013

Man of Steel Soundtrack Samples

30/04
Amazon.com has samples for the Man of Steel soundtrack.

You can order the soundtrack, which features music by Hans Zimmer.

Happy Birthday Superman

18/04

Today in 1938 is when the first issue of Action Comics came out. The hero, created by teenagers Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was an immidiate hit. Superman is now famous world wide and a model for the modern superhero.

Today at 13:00, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson will proclaim “Superman Day” at City Hall on Lakeside Avenue. Jerry Siegel’s daughter, Laura Siegel Larson, flew in from California to accept the proclamation along with members of the Cleveland-based Siegel and Shuster Society.

A Superman flag will be flown at City Hall and birthday cupcakes will be handed out at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport where there is a Superman display.

Everyone is urged to “Show their Superman” by wearing some article of clothing with the class “S” insignia.

The City Hall proclamation is open to the public. It will be held on the steps of City Hall and moved indoors in the event of rain.
 

New Release: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

17/04

GET READY FOR THE NEXT

ALL-NEW DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX

Coming JULY 30, 2013 FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

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Primetime TV Stars & Justice League Alumni Fill Stellar Voice Cast

Including Justin Chambers, Kevin McKidd, Michael B. Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Cary Elwes, Danny Huston and Kevin Conroy

           

BURBANK, CA (April 17, 2013) – The world is turned upside down as one of earth’s greatest super heroes – Flash – wakes up devoid of his super powers in the all-new Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox – the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Original Animated Movies. Produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, this all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives July 30, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP) and Digital Download. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will include UltraViolet™*.

When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more violent Batman and government agent Cyborg to restore the continuity of Flash’s original timeline.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox has all the elements of another great film – dynamic forceful villains, treacherous twists and turns and internal tensions amongst heroes,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Home Video Vice President, Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. “Showcasing a cast that brings together some of today’s popular primetime television actors with many fans’ favorite voices from the original series, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to release this titleas the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie.”

Primetime television stars Justin Chambers (Grey’s Anatomy) and Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), the voices of Barry Allen/Flash and Thomas Wayne/Batman, respectively, unite with numerous greats of television and film to fashion the famed animated roles. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast and providing thrilling additions to the Justice League series are Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale, Friday Night Lights, Chronicle) as Cyborg, C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Outsiders) as Thawne/Professor Zoom, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Slade and Deathstroke, Dana Delany (Body of Proof) as Lois Lane, Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as Aquaman, Danny Huston (Magic City) as General Lane, Sam Daly (The Office, The Daly Show) as Superman, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Batman.

Screenwriter Jim Krieg delivers an action-packed vision of the legendary comic book miniseries FLASHPOINT, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert, adding to the over 13 million DC Universe video units produced to date. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) is director and James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) is producer.

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Blu-ray™ has over three hours of exciting extra content, including:

  • A Flash in Time: Are there other dimensions?  Can time travel get us there?  And if The Flash existed, could he really travel through time?  Interviews with experts in mythology, theoretical physics and top DC writers will examine the science and legacy of the storytelling behind the fiction.  
  • My Favorite Villians! The Flash Bad Guys: Acclaimed DC Comics writer Geoff Johns and others share their favorite Flash villains in this short film that gives viewers a glimpse into the Flash’s world through the eyes of some of the nefarious characters he has encountered over the past 70 years!
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe animated movie:. An in-depth look into the next DC Animated feature film, spotlighting the cast and crew.
  • From the DC Comics Vault:  Bonus cartoon episodes
  • The Flashpoint Paradox Audio Commentary

Dr. Kildare: The Complete First Season

17/04

WARNER ARCHIVE COLLECTION RELEASES

DR. KILDARE: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

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Landmark 1960s medical drama features Richard Chamberlain

and impressive array of guest stars from

Mary Astor & Joseph Cotton to William Shatner & Lee Marvin;

Never-aired pilot episode included in newly remastered DVD Premiere

 Warner Archive Collection continues to unveil some of the finest series in television history with its release this week of DR. KILDARE: THE FIRST COMPLETE SEASON. The newly remastered DVD premiere includes a “lost” episode – “The Eleventh Hour,” the original, never-aired pilot for the Wendell Corey drama.

 Young Richard Chamberlain and veteran actor Raymond Massey don the surgical scrubs – first made famous in the Dr. Kildare films of the 1930s and ‘40s by the team of Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore – for the equally successful TV incarnation in the 1960s. Chamberlain’s star ascended quickly, as the show swept him from being a relative unknown to full-on teen idol status (in a show pointed squarely at adults, no less).

 The guest cast features a stunning array of Hollywood notables and future primetime TV and film stars. Notable guests from DR. KILDARE: THE FIRST COMPLETE SEASON include film legends Joseph Cotten, Mary Astor, Margaret O’Brien, Lee Marvin, Ellen Burstyn and Dorothy Malone. Television luminaries appearing in the first season spotlight William Shatner, Ted Knight, Jean Stapleton, Suzanne Pleshette, John Fiedler, Herschel Bernardi, Gavin MacLeod, Anne Francis, Jan Murray, Ken Berry, Donna Douglas, Harvey Korman, Ross Martin, Richard Kiley, Roger Mobley, Edward Platt, Martin Balsam, Arte Johnson, Jack Albertson, Bill Mumy, Pat Hingle, William Schallert, Glynnis Johns, Rip Torn, Michael Constantine, Dean Jagger, Joyce Van Patten, and BOTH Bewitched Darrins, Dick York and Dick Sargent.

 William Shatner is featured in this clip from DR. KILDARE: THE FIRST COMPLETE SEASON:


 

Beyond the impressive guest cast, the true star for TV fans is the “lost” episode. “The Eleventh Hour,” the never-aired pilot, teams Dr. Theodore Bassett with Drs. Gillespie and Kildare to get to the bottom of what the devil is wrong with Ann Costigan (Vera Miles).

 All episodes have been newly remastered especially for this DVD premiere release. Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.

Man of Steel – Trailer #3

17/04

Looks AWESOME!!!!

Man of Steel – New Trailer

15/04

A new trailer has hit the interwebs titled “You Are Not Alone”. It is the voices of Michael Shannon’s General Zod. I think that we are going to see another trailer very soon.

Superman at 75 video: The story of the Man of Steel’s roots in Cleveland

13/04

New Man of Steel TV Spot

10/04

Nothing new, a short version of the theatrical trailer but still…. exciting.

 

Composer Hans Zimmer Gives CNN a Glimpse

05/04

Man of Steel composer Hans Zimmer talked with CNN about he score he did for “The Bible” TV series on the History Channel and to CNN’s credit they didn’t waste the opportunity to ask him about one of the most, if not THE most, anticipated movies of the summer.

In the interview Mr. Zimmer compares the old age analogy of Superman and other biblical heroes and that “For Superman, it was a really simple question for me. What does it take to become a good man? To be good? And what does that mean in our more and more complex society? Do any of these values still resonate with us?”

Zimmer also talked about being intimidated to follow the steps of “the greatest film composer out there”, John Williams whose iconic Superman theme (among many others) still resonates with audiences.

 

General Zod Costume

02/04

costumecraze.com has published the General Zod costume from Man of Steel. As you can see, the costume has a face mask on which prompts the question – why?

As the movie is being guarded tighter than any national security information, it’s hard to tell but it’s sure going to be interesting.

General Zod is being played by veteran action Michael Shannon.

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