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

Thu, August 7th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

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Rob Worley, Columnist

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HULK DVD

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

Answers 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

DVD

"Daredevil" is a hit on the home video market according to today's Hollywood

Reporter.

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.

X2

DVD

As

long as we're on the subject of DVDs DVD

Answers 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.

KING

CONAN: CROWN OF IRON

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

deal.

SPIDER-MAN

2

Wakefield

Today 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.

SMALLVILLE

KryptonSite.com

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 KryptonSite.com, this one will be written by former

"Buffy" scribe Drew Greenberg.

HELLBOY

SCI

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.

OFFICIALLY

PRONOUNCED DEAD

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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