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Hulk, Daredevil, X2, Conan and more: Comics2Film wrap for August 7, 2003

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Hulk, Daredevil, X2, Conan and more: Comics2Film wrap for August 7, 2003


Fans of the old live-action “Hulk” TV show hit the jackpot when the
movie came out in may. Three DVD collections (from three different publishers)
were released at that time, giving fans a chance to add five of the feature
length episodes of the show to their DVD collection.

Today, DVD
reports that Universal plans to extend the DVD library of the show
with “The Incredible Hulk: The Television Series Ultimate Collection.”

Due in stores October 21st, “Ultimate Collection” will be a six
disc set collecting what looks to be 12-18 episodes of the old series. Complete
details have not been disclosed but DVD Answers reports that the suggested price
is $69.98, each episode will be presented in 1.33:1 full frame with accompanying
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono tracks.

DVD Answers promises more details as they become available.

Current “Hulk” TV series product on the DVD market includes:
“The Incredible Hulk Collection” from Anchor Bay, featuring two Hulk
movies which guest star Daredevil and Thor, “The Death of the Incredible
Hulk” from Fox and “The Incredible Hulk: Series Premiere” from
Universal, which contains the feature-length pilot episode and the
feature-length “Married” episode.

“The Hulk” DVD, bringing this year’s big-budget feature home, is
due out on October 28th.



“Daredevil” is a hit on the home video market according to today’s Hollywood

The Marvel movie has collected $55 million in gross
rental and sell-through revenue during its first five days in release on VHS and
DVD according to industry sources.

The numbers are especially good considering studio wisdom warns against
releasing home video product in the summer when video sales and rentals are
typically at their slowest because of good weather and increased travel.



long as we’re on the subject of DVDs DVD
has the “X2: X-Men United” box art on display. This new
piece is said to be the region one artwork we’ll see in stores come November.



Arnold Schwarzenegger is a running man. On the sixth day of
August the actor announced he was joining the race for California governor,
seeking to replace democrat Gray Davis in a total recall.

This could mean some collateral damage to the actor’s career, should
he succeed in taking the political post. Specifically it may mean that Arnold
will bow out of already struggling projects like “King Conan: Crown of
Iron” and “Doc Savage.”

No doubt many fans (and likely some California voters) will view this as a raw



in the U.K. reports that “2000AD” artist Stewart ‘Staz’
Johnson, is working on a comic book version of “Spider-Man 2.”
Presumably this will be the comic adaptation of the movie.


continues to serve up details about season three of “Smallville.” The
site posted spoilers for the fourth episode of the new season called
“Slumber.” According to, this one will be written by former
“Buffy” scribe Drew Greenberg.



FI Wire
recently chatted with Selma Blair about her role as pyrokinetic government agent Liz Sherman in the
upcoming “Hellboy.”

Blair said she learned from “Hellboy’s” creator that her character
almost had a short career in the comics. Creator Mike Mignola “would kind of joke around
like, ‘Well, I don’t know how to draw pretty girls. I draw monsters. I nearly
killed you off,'” Blair told SCI FI, adding that the character figures
prominently in the movie.

Being a pyrokinetic isn’t all it’s fired up to be. Blair said, “I feel like a complete drip on set acting like
I’m on fire, and there’s nothing there. It’s funny. I kind of thought, ‘God, I’d
really like there to be some effects on set, because I feel very self-conscious,
acting as if I’m burning up the world.'”

For more of Blair’s comments on “Hellboy” check out the
complete interview



Sources at Caliber Comics told Comics2Film recently that film options on both
the “Deadworld/King Zombie” and “Level X” have expired.

Our source tells us that there has been activity on other Caliber titles and
announcements will be made as things solidify.

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