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Hulk, Batman, Teen Titans, DC’s Avi, Batman DVD: Comics2Film wrap for July 31, 2003

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HULK DVD

Want to know more about the upcoming "Hulk" DVD? DVD
Answers
has the…er…you know.


Here’s
what to expect on the two-disc set:

Disc One:

  • English Dolby Digital5.1 Surround Track 
  • French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track 
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Track 
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ang Lee 
  • Hulk Cam: Inside the Rage Featurette 
  • Superhero Revealed: The Anatomy of the Hulk Featurette 
  • Various Deleted Scenes 
  • Cast and Filmmaker Bios 

Disc Two:

  •  Hulkification Featurette
  • Evolution of The Hulk Featurette 
  • The Incredible Ang Lee Featurette 
  • The Making of Hulk Featurette 
  • The Dog Fight Scene 
  • Ang Lee Editing Style 
  • DVD-ROM Features

DVD Answers reports that the home video release of the movie is slated for
October 28th. Widescreen and full screen editions will be released separately.
The MSRP is said to be $26.98.

Thanks to John Steed for the lead.

 

BATMAN
5

London’s Metro
talked to "Batman" director Chris Nolan about the upcoming revival.
Sadly, the filmmakers are under tight gag orders for the movie. 

When
asked what his vision for the movie was, Nolan told Metro, "Er, bloody marvelous?
I can’t. It’s absolutely, excruciatingly top secret."

Other than that
Nolan was able to divulge that the development effort is going "Fantastic.
I’m having the time of my life."

When asked what stage he was at with
"Batman," Nolan responded, "Very early stages, which is where
it’s tremendous fun. I’m getting to watch my vision of the world of ‘Batman.’ To
do that and get paid for it is brilliant."

While it may or many not apply
to his take on the caped crusader, Nolan had this to say about filmmaking,
"I think there is a tendency, particularly in Hollywood, to underestimate
kids and the way in which they respond to narratives. I think that if you show
something incredible and take them to a different world, you don’t necessarily
have to be telling them the clearest or most obvious story."

Nolan has
previously directed the acclaimed thrillers "Memento" and
"Insomnia." He is now developing "Batman" with
"Blade" filmmaker David Goyer writing the script. Their
"Batman" project is said to be more of a direct sequel to the previous
films and not the much-talked-about "Year One," "Vs.
Superman" or "Beyond" takes that have been previously developed.

 

TEEN
TITANS

You can add "Teen Titans" to the list of successful TV shows
spinning out of the pages of DC Comics. 

Cartoon Network has announced that, as of July, it is #1 network in prime
time delivery of kids 6-11 (691,000) and kids 2-11 (1,097,000) for four months
running.

The recently launched "Teen Titans" has helped bring in the
youngster demos for the network. Airing Saturdays at 9 p.m. "Titans"
claimed the following ratings achievements:

  • Versus its premiere last week, the second episode (July 26) grew kids 2-11
    delivery (1,208,000) by 22% and rating (2.0) by 20%. Among kids 6-11, delivery
    (780,000) increased by 4% and rating (3.2) by 7%. Girls 2-11 delivery
    (249,000) improved by 54% and ratings (1.3) by 63%. Girls 6-11 delivery
    (131,000) jumped by 62% and rating (1.1) by 57%.
  • Versus the same time period in 2002, the two episodes telecast to date have
    increased kids 2-11 delivery (1,101,000) by 19% and rating (2.8) by 22%. Kids
    6-11 delivery (764,000) grew by 36% and ratings (3.1) by 35%.

 

DC’S AVI
ARAD

Marvel is making movies. DC isn’t. The critical element, which Marvel has and
DC lacks, may be Avi Arad, someone who understands the business of making movies
and appreciates strengths of the stable of characters and concepts that the
comic publisher controls.

That may soon change as Warner Bros./DC Comics has been aggressively looking
for their own Avi to start helping the likes of Superman, Batman and Wonder
Woman gracefully transition to the big screen. 

Want the job? Check out this job
listing
from the AOL Time Warner Website:    



Posting Job Title

 SVP Media Development

AOLTW Division

DC Comics

Location

New York – New York – United States

Requisition #

12183BR

Position Type

Full Time

Posting Job Description

DC Comics seeks an SVP Media Development for the Media
Development department.

Position establishes relationships with the creative
community in film and television. Offers media licenses for sale utilizing
the intrinsic value of the properties and the potential value of talent
attached to them. Works with internal (WB and New Line) licensees to ensure
successful project completion. Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in film production preferred, but not required.
Relationships with television and film producers required. Familiarity with
DC characters and properties required. Understanding the development and
production of television and film programming required. 7-10 years experience
in television or film development or production required.

Follow
the link
to submit your resume!

 

BATMAN DVD
EASTER EGG

Toon
Zone
reports that an easter egg has been discovered on the new "Batman:
The Animated Series – Out of the Shadows " DVD.

According to that site, fans can access the hidden feature by going to
‘Arkham Asylum Tour’ and immediately pressing up on the remote control. A red
bat-symbol will appear. Press Enter. 

The easter egg turns out to be a short clip of Paul Dini discussing the
creation of Harley Quinn.

 

DAREDEVIL
DVD

If you’re looking for DVD easter eggs, be sure to check out Comics2Film’s
review
of the "Daredevil" DVD. We’ve mapped out one easter egg on
that collection, as well as a handy reference for other special features.


Also,
C2F has drawn the winners in our DVD giveaway. 20th
Century Fox provided five copies of the two-disc set. Without further ado, the recipients
of those free DD DVDs are:

Chris P of Cary, NC

Michael D of Methuen, MA

Craig S of Wheeling, IL

Matt B of Memphis, TN

Ted H of Madison, MS

Thanks to Fox for providing the prizes and to the 2200+ people
who entered the giveaway.  The
"Daredevil" DVD is in stores now.