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

SMALLVILLE DVD

TVShowsOnDVD.comhas some good news for "Smallville" fans. Warner Home Video hasannounced that a DVD collection of the first season of the hit Superman showwill 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 torage and roar with Universal and Marvel's "The Hulk."

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

Over at CHUD.com, Nick Nunziata posted hisreview. Nunziata writes, "Were it trimmed of about 10-15 minutes of fatit might be the best comic book movie ever made." His take is very positiveand he scores the movie 8.8 on the 10 scale.

Less enthusiastic was Leonard Klady whose review appears at MovieCity Geek. Klady writes, "The temptation is strong to invoke the oldsaw that insists a silk purse cannot be made from a sow's ear. However, thebetter analogy is that director Ang Lee and his creative associates are involvedin an experiment of cinematic alchemy - turning the equivalent of lead intogold. Some might disagree, but my analysis of the result is a qualified if veryexpensive success."

And now, here's the latest round of media clips from "The Hulk" foryour viewing enjoyment:

BLADE III

Greg Dean Schmitz of Yahoo's "Upcoming Movies" has an anonymous tipanonymoustip 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 thetitle 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 andproducer, will add director to his list of credits on the third installment.

DOUBLE IMPACT

Theannouncement that C2F readers have been waiting for has finally arrived: Plansare afoot to develop the indie comic "Double Impact" as a featurefilm.

The news came from an announcement by Global Screen Partners regarding athree-picture deal with Latina screenwriter MyloCarbia. An adaptation of Enrique Carralero's "seventh best-sellingcomic 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 'DoubleImpact' to the big screen," said Enrique Carralero, creator of the DoubleImpact comic book series. "When I read Mylo's proposed storyline for themovie, I knew it was time to get rockin' with this."

"Double Impact" is described as a live action/adventure flick setin a fictional gothic underworld filled with villainous characters motivated bygreed, lust and sadistic pleasures. The movie follows the adventures of a buxombounty hunter team of Latina look-alike beauties China and Jazz who seduce thebad 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.comalso reports that "Ripley's Believe it or Not," based on thelong-running comic strip, is also due out for home video this year.

On August 26th, Columbia/TriStar will release what it calls, "Acollection of the most outrageous, jaw-dropping segments from the current hitshow hosted by Dean ('Superman: The Adventures of Lois And Clark') Cain. You'llbe 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 to3 additional segments. Purchase of the $19.95 DVD will also get you a $10discount 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 thenominees for "The 2003 Teen Choice Awards." Superheroes of the big andsmall 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 offwith mutant hunk Hugh Jackman from "X2." Also nominated in thiscategory are Nick Cannon ("Drumline"), Vin Diesel ("xXx"),Eminem ("8 Mile"), Keanu Reeves ("The Matrix: Reloaded") andElijah 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 takeon "Daredevil's" Jennifer Garner. Other nominees include JenniferAniston ("The Good Girl"), Kate Bosworth ("BlueCrush"), Brittany Murphy ("8 Mile"), Jada Pinkett ("TheMatrix Reloaded") and Queen Latifah ("Chicago").

"Daredevil," "X2" and "Bulletproof Monk" pickedup nods for "Choice Movie - Drama/Action Adventure." They'll do battlewith "8 Mile," "Blue Crush," "Drumline," "TheLord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Matrix: Reloaded."

Small-screen Superman Tom Welling got a "Choice TV Actor - Drama/ActionAdventure" for his work in "Smallville." He'll have to best BillBellamy ("Fastlane"), David Gallagher ("7th Heaven"), JoshuaJackson ("Dawson's Creek"), James Marsters ("Buffy the VampireSlayer"), 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 ("7thHeaven"), Jennifer Garner ("Alias"), Sarah Michelle Gellar("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Katie Holmes ("Dawson'sCreek"Brittany Snow ("American Dreams"), Tiffani Thiessen ("Fastlane")and Emily Van Camp ("Everwood").

"Smallville" standouts Allison Mack and Michael Rosenbaum arerecognized as "Choice TV Sidekicks." Other nominees include KeikoAgena ("Gilmore Girls"), Mika Boorem ("Dawson's Creek"),Alyson Hannigan ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Erik Per Sullivan("Malcolm in the Middle"), Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70sShow") and Kevin Weisman ("Alias").

"Smallville" is nominated for "Choice TV - Drama/ActionAdventure," going up against "24," "7th Heaven,""Alias," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "AmericanDreams," "Dawson's Creek" and "Fastlane."

Elektra actress Jennifer Garner was nominated for "Choice FemaleHottie" 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" againstnon-superheroes Josh Hartnett, Oliver Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, JustinTimberlake 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 withColin Farrell's hilarious "Daredevil" marksman in the "ChoiceVillain" spot. Other baddies include Christina Applegate (A View From theTop), Candice Bergen (Sweet Home Alabama), Richard Gere (Chicago), ChristianKane (Just Married) and Michael Michele (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days).

Even superheroes can have "Choice Chemistry." Ben Affleck andJennifer Garner got a nomination for "Daredevil" and Shawn Ashmore andAnna 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 FemaleMovie Star."

And from the "Daredevil" soundtrack "Bring Me To Life" byEvanescence 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" movietoys.

Thegood folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance tobring 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 movieopening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win!

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

Comics2Filmhas teamed up with Devil'sDue Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork inprint.

We're looking for a few good pencil and inkgurus to work up a faux cover for the "G.I. Joe" comic. The top threeentries will be published in the pages of upcoming Devil's Due comics.

We'vejust launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click overto the Comics2Film.comwebsite for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!

ArtisanEntertainment can't stop the punishment!

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

So we're expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: Onegrand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winnerswill 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 theofficial website officialwebsite launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.comfor your chance to win!

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