San Diego Comic-Con happened this weekend. We, like you, are trying to pick up the pieces. We’ll break out the Shop-Vac and let you see the results. You just relax and have an espresso.
Here’s an interview bit with Burt Ward as Robin, where we can see the beginnings of the creepy evil influence of the New New DC, in which everything has to be dark and seedy. As we’ve previously observed, it was the lack of Hostess sponsorship that screwed up everything.
Update: Sadly, the vid’s been taken down. Somebody let me know if it comes back–it’s classic.
And as a bonus, after the break is a great selling reel, promoting Batman as well as the Green Hornet. If NeedCoffeeTV was a reality, I would definitely sign us up for both shows.
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Here’s yer DVD goodness…
DVD of the Week: Carlito’s Way. Al Pacino is in fine form here (as is Sean Penn) in this Brian DePalma-directed flick about a felon trying to go straight (hmm, I’ve heard this somewhere else) who is having difficulties doing so. Considered a fine gangster pic, this gets a better release from Universal than we had previously, anyway. It comes with a featurette talking with DePalma along with deleted and extended scenes. There’s also a making-of featurette and more. This was released, no doubt, to capitalize on the direct to video prequel. Well, take advantage if that’s your thing. (Buy it)
TV DVD of the Week: The Peter Jennings Collection. For any fan of the late newscaster, Anchor Bay has just the ticket for you. Here’s six of his investigative reports, love em or lump em, from ABC…covering subjects from the drug ecstasy to American obesity to American privacy in a post-9/11 world. You’d have to be a serious hardcore fan to want to invest in this, but if nothing else, if you want to revisit, I’m sure somebody has it for rental. (Buy it)
Written by Ting Chak Luen and Ho Ting Sing
Directed by Ng See Yuen
Martial Arts Choreography by Yuen Woo Ping
Starring Bruce Lee, Tong Lung, Roy Chiao, and Wong Ching Lei
Released by: Fortune Star/Fox Home Video
My Advice: Avoid it.
Bruce Lee‘s tragic death while in the process of filming Game of Death gave birth to the most bizarre series of exploitation attempts in film history. At least four films were released claiming to be the “real” version, most involving a variety of Lee lookalikes, and here, we get the most audacious cheap stunt of them all…a sequel to the film, billing Bruce Lee as the star, nearly a decade after his funeral. How can this be, you might ask? Cheesy camera tricks and stock footage, my friends.