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

Thu, June 19th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV Film
Rob Worley, Columnist


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!


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, 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:

SubjectWindows Media
Interview - Nick NolteLowHigh
Interview - James SchamusLowHigh
Interview - Dennis MurenLowHigh
TV Clip - "Tango 4"LowHigh
TV Clip - "Hold Your Fire"LowHigh


Greg Dean Schmitz of Yahoo's "Upcoming Movies" has an anonymous tip


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.



announcement that C2F readers have been waiting for has finally arrived: Plans

are afoot to develop the indie comic "Double Impact" as a feature


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.



isn't the only comic-based TV show getting the DVD treatment.

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.


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.

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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."


Today is the last day to enter our free drawing for "Hulk" movie



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

for your chance to win!



has teamed up with Devil's

Due Publishing to give fan artists a chance to see their artwork in


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.


just launched the contest, so there's still plenty of time to enter. Click over

to the

website for complete details and official rules. Then draw that cover!



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

for your chance to win!

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