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Smallville, Hulk, Blade III, Double Impact, Ripley’s: Comics2Film wrap for June 19, 2003

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SMALLVILLE DVD


TVShowsOnDVD.com
has some good news for “Smallville” fans. Warner Home Video has
announced that a DVD collection of the first season of the hit Superman show
will be released on September 23rd.

The six-disc set will carry a suggested sticker price of $64.92

Bonus features will include:

  • Audio Commentary : Pilot and First Episode
  • DVD ROM Features : Link to Smallville site featuring added bonus material
  • Deleted Scenes : Pilot
  • Interactive tour of Smallville
  • Storyboards
  • TV Spot

Thanks to Lauren, Armand and KryptonSite
for the lead!

HULK

It’s less than a day now, before fans everywhere will flock to theaters to
rage and roar with Universal and Marvel’s “The Hulk.”

For those that may have missed it, I posted the Comics2Film review of the
movie right
here on CBR
yesterday. The review is generally positive, contains minor
spoilers. Overall I scored the movie 8 on the 10 scale.

Over at CHUD.com, Nick Nunziata posted his
review
. Nunziata writes, “Were it trimmed of about 10-15 minutes of fat
it might be the best comic book movie ever made.” His take is very positive
and he scores the movie 8.8 on the 10 scale.

Less enthusiastic was Leonard Klady whose review appears at Movie
City Geek
. Klady writes, “The temptation is strong to invoke the old
saw that insists a silk purse cannot be made from a sow’s ear. However, the
better analogy is that director Ang Lee and his creative associates are involved
in an experiment of cinematic alchemy – turning the equivalent of lead into
gold. Some might disagree, but my analysis of the result is a qualified if very
expensive success.”

And now, here’s the latest round of media clips from “The Hulk” for
your viewing enjoyment:


Subject Windows Media
Interview – Nick Nolte Low High
Interview – James Schamus Low High
Interview – Dennis Muren Low High
TV Clip – “Tango 4” Low High
TV Clip – “Hold Your Fire” Low High

BLADE III

Greg Dean Schmitz of Yahoo’s “Upcoming Movies” has an anonymous tip
anonymous
tip
that the “Blade III” movie now has a new working title.
Unnamed sources indicated the movie may be called “Blade: Trinity.”

However, fans are reminded that the previous sequel long developed under the
title of “Blade II: Bloodhunt” but was eventually released simply as
“Blade II.”

It was previously announced that David Goyer, who shepherded the
“Blade” character through the previous two installments as writer and
producer, will add director to his list of credits on the third installment.

DOUBLE IMPACT


The
announcement that C2F readers have been waiting for has finally arrived: Plans
are afoot to develop the indie comic “Double Impact” as a feature
film.

The news came from an announcement by Global Screen Partners regarding a
three-picture deal with Latina screenwriter Mylo
Carbia
. An adaptation of Enrique Carralero’s “seventh best-selling
comic book series” is one of the three movie’s Carbia has signed on to pen.

“I spent nine years trying to find the perfect writer to bring ‘Double
Impact’ to the big screen,” said Enrique Carralero, creator of the Double
Impact comic book series. “When I read Mylo’s proposed storyline for the
movie, I knew it was time to get rockin’ with this.”

“Double Impact” is described as a live action/adventure flick set
in a fictional gothic underworld filled with villainous characters motivated by
greed, lust and sadistic pleasures. The movie follows the adventures of a buxom
bounty hunter team of Latina look-alike beauties China and Jazz who seduce the
bad guys in order to bring them to justice.

No other details about the development were given.

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT


“Smallville”
isn’t the only comic-based TV show getting the DVD treatment. TVShowsOnDVD.com
also reports that “Ripley’s Believe it or Not,” based on the
long-running comic strip, is also due out for home video this year.

On August 26th, Columbia/TriStar will release what it calls, “A
collection of the most outrageous, jaw-dropping segments from the current hit
show hosted by Dean (‘Superman: The Adventures of Lois And Clark’) Cain. You’ll
be shocked and bewildered by this never-before seen compilation including the
‘Lizard Man’ and the always sexy ‘Wardrobe in a Bottle.'”

The disc comes with 88 minutes of Ripley oddities and a bonus DVD-ROM link to
3 additional segments. Purchase of the $19.95 DVD will also get you a $10
discount on admission to any of the Ripley museums across US or Canada.

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS

Earlier in the week, America Online and “Teen People” announced the
nominees for “The 2003 Teen Choice Awards.” Superheroes of the big and
small screen are well-represented at this year’s youth kudofest.

Up for “Choice Movie Actor – Drama/Action Adventure” are
“Daredevil” players Ben Affleck and Colin Farrell. They’ll face off
with mutant hunk Hugh Jackman from “X2.” Also nominated in this
category are Nick Cannon (“Drumline”), Vin Diesel (“xXx”),
Eminem (“8 Mile”), Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix: Reloaded”) and
Elijah Wood (“Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”).

Comic chicks up for “Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action Adventure”
include “X2” stars Halle Berry and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. They’ll take
on “Daredevil’s” Jennifer Garner. Other nominees include Jennifer
Aniston (“The Good Girl”), Kate Bosworth (“Blue
Crush”), Brittany Murphy (“8 Mile”), Jada Pinkett (“The
Matrix Reloaded”) and Queen Latifah (“Chicago”).

“Daredevil,” “X2” and “Bulletproof Monk” picked
up nods for “Choice Movie – Drama/Action Adventure.” They’ll do battle
with “8 Mile,” “Blue Crush,” “Drumline,” “The
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “The Matrix: Reloaded.”

Small-screen Superman Tom Welling got a “Choice TV Actor – Drama/Action
Adventure” for his work in “Smallville.” He’ll have to best Bill
Bellamy (“Fastlane”), David Gallagher (“7th Heaven”), Joshua
Jackson (“Dawson’s Creek”), James Marsters (“Buffy the Vampire
Slayer”), Gregory Smith (“Everwood”), Kiefer Sutherland
(“24”) and Michael Vartan (“Alias”) for that honor.

His cutie co-star Kristen Kreuk got a nod for “Choice TV Actress –
Drama/Action Adventure.” Lana squares off with Jessica Biel (“7th
Heaven”), Jennifer Garner (“Alias”), Sarah Michelle Gellar
(“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Katie Holmes (“Dawson’s
Creek”Brittany Snow (“American Dreams”), Tiffani Thiessen (“Fastlane”)
and Emily Van Camp (“Everwood”).

“Smallville” standouts Allison Mack and Michael Rosenbaum are
recognized as “Choice TV Sidekicks.” Other nominees include Keiko
Agena (“Gilmore Girls”), Mika Boorem (“Dawson’s Creek”),
Alyson Hannigan (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Erik Per Sullivan
(“Malcolm in the Middle”), Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s
Show”) and Kevin Weisman (“Alias”).

“Smallville” is nominated for “Choice TV – Drama/Action
Adventure,” going up against “24,” “7th Heaven,”
“Alias,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American
Dreams,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “Fastlane.”

Elektra actress Jennifer Garner was nominated for “Choice Female
Hottie” against Jessica Alba, Amanda Bynes, Hilary Duff, Beyonce Knowles,
Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani.

Farrell and Welling are up for “Choice Male Hottie” against
non-superheroes Josh Hartnett, Oliver Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Justin
Timberlake and Usher.

Rebecca Romijn Stamos, who played he two-faced Mystique from “X2”
also gets a nod for “Choice Liar.”

“X2” bad guys Brian Cox and Ian McKellan have a show down with
Colin Farrell’s hilarious “Daredevil” marksman in the “Choice
Villain” spot. Other baddies include Christina Applegate (A View From the
Top), Candice Bergen (Sweet Home Alabama), Richard Gere (Chicago), Christian
Kane (Just Married) and Michael Michele (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days).

Even superheroes can have “Choice Chemistry.” Ben Affleck and
Jennifer Garner got a nomination for “Daredevil” and Shawn Ashmore and
Anna Paquin had it going on in “X2.”

You have to give props to “Daredevil” and “X2” for
“Choice Fight/Action Sequence.”

Farrell again gets nominated for “Choice Breakout Male Movie Star”
while Garner scoops up another acknowledgment for “Choice Breakout Female
Movie Star.”

And from the “Daredevil” soundtrack “Bring Me To Life” by
Evanescence is up for “Choice Rock Track.”

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: HULK TOY CONTEST!

Today is the last day to enter our free drawing for “Hulk” movie
toys.


The
good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to
bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three
“Hulk” action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We’re accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie
opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!

CALLING ALL FAN ARTISTS: G.I. JOE WANTS YOU


Comics2Film
has teamed up with Devil’s
Due Publishing
to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in
print.

We’re looking for a few good pencil and ink
gurus to work up a faux cover for the “G.I. Joe” comic. The top three
entries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil’s Due comics.

We’ve
just launched the contest, so there’s still plenty of time to enter. Click over
to the Comics2Film.com
website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!


Artisan
Entertainment can’t stop the punishment!

They’ve already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently
in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the
movie as well.

So we’re expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One
grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners
will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you’ve already entered, you don’t need to do anything else.

If you haven’t entered yet, we’ll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the
official website official
website
launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!