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All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Warner Brothers has announced a February 22nd, 2011 release date for the DC Universal Animated feature, All-Star Superman. The Blu-ray will come with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track while the DVD will have the usual Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix. The Blu-ray and two-disc DVD are set to retail for $24.98 while the single disc DVD for around $19.98.

SPECIAL FEATURES (BD and Special Edition DVD):

* Featurette: “Superman Now” — Origins of the story
* Sneak Peek at Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the next DCU Animated Movie
* Two Bonus Episodes from Superman: The Animated Series hand-picked by Bruce Timm

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:

* Audio Commentary: Executive Producer Bruce Timm and Story Writer Grant Morrison
* Featurette: “Incubating the Idea” — Conversation with Grant Morrison
* All-Star Superman Virtual Comic Book
* DVD/Digital Copy Combo Disc


The single-disc DVD will only include the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights sneak peek.

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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Really looking forward to this one.
Purchased the absolute edition recently. My all-time favorite Superman series.

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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

After seeing the trailer for this, my enthusiasm waned considerably.

Though this does interest me because of the Grant Morrison commentary and featurette.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Loved the comics.

Trailer looks interesting. Might give it a rent first.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

i saw the first look on the last DC animated disc. it looked interesting, but the animation looks different than previous ones. almost like anime. i'll probably rent it first.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

The cast list (of which, I'm sure, will provide ample opportunities to post certain pictures of one cast member):

The celebrity-packed voice cast is headed by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, and Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor. The stellar cast includes seven-time Emmyฎ Award winner Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Golden Globeฎ winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

No sale. Unless Superman is voiced by Tim Daly, it's not worth it. The story looked interesting, but I'm sorry. It's not really Superman without Tim Daly.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Originally Posted by Spottedfeather View Post
No sale. Unless Superman is voiced by Tim Daly, it's not worth it. The story looked interesting, but I'm sorry. It's not really Superman without Tim Daly.
So does that mean you skipped Justice League and Justice League Unlimited? Your loss, I guess.

While I haven't bought one of these DC movies since New Frontier, I've made sure to at least rent them all. They're never as good as I want them to be, but I could think of worse ways to spend 75 minutes. I think this one has pretty good potential.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

They should have just put the Shazaam short on this dvd/blu-ray instead of making that previous dvd/blu-ray of all the short films together. DVds/blu-rays sell better when a short film is added. A whole compliation of short films on one dvd/blu-ray do not sell that well.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

I'll probably be picking this up. I've enjoyed most of these for what they are so far although the first Superman one was sort of weak. Batman: Under the Red Hood is probably the best of the ones I've seen thus far. Can't wait til later in the year to get Batman: Year One.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

What's the storyline for this one? Tim Daly is hard to top as Superman IMO.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Don't really know much about it but the synopsis from the product description at Amazon reads like this:

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Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel – and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life’s dreams – especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane – until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth’s Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner.
Sounds like it should be pretty good to me and the trailer looked alright.

I personally don't even find Daly's voice as Superman all that definitive to be honest. He's good but replaceable to me although that might be since I'm not a huge Superman fan to begin with so I don't care as much. Now Conroy as Batman is another story all together. Same with Hamill as Joker.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Originally Posted by Dr. DVD View Post
What's the storyline for this one? Tim Daly is hard to top as Superman IMO.
It's based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's All Star Superman series from a few years back.

The story itself is set out of regular continuity, and Morrison blends a lot of different Superman styles and milieus into it. It has a very old-fashioned Golden-Age/Silver Age/Fleischer feel to it, but melded with Morrison's post-modern sensibilities. It's sort of like a 1940s Superman story set in the modern age, if that makes any sense.

Though how much of that will come through in the animated movie is yet to be seen. They could just run with the basic plotline and leave out all of the sentimentality and nostalgia -- which would, IMO, be a mistake.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

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Don't really know much about it but the synopsis from the product description at Amazon reads like this:



Sounds like it should be pretty good to me and the trailer looked alright.

I personally don't even find Daly's voice as Superman all that definitive to be honest. He's good but replaceable to me although that might be since I'm not a huge Superman fan to begin with so I don't care as much. Now Conroy as Batman is another story all together. Same with Hamill as Joker.
Conroy is great, but Bruce Greenwood is a suitable replacement on Young Justice and Batman: Under The Red Hood.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Bruce Greenwood has a weird Texas/Southern thing going on as Batman on Young Justice that annoys me.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

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Conroy is great, but Bruce Greenwood is a suitable replacement on Young Justice and Batman: Under The Red Hood.
I guess he's okay but to me it felt like all throughout Under the Red Hood that he was just trying his best at a Conroy impression. I still liked the movie because it was a good story and tried to not let the voices bug me too much but I'd take Conroy over him any day. Really don't care for the guy who played Joker in that movie though.
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Really don't care for the guy who played Joker in that movie though.
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Can't believe I blanked that out! None the less even though I enjoy him as Bender and some other work I see he's done his Joker just didn't work for me.
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The movie has been getting great reviews, really looking forward to next week.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

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So does that mean you skipped Justice League and Justice League Unlimited? Your loss, I guess.

While I haven't bought one of these DC movies since New Frontier, I've made sure to at least rent them all. They're never as good as I want them to be, but I could think of worse ways to spend 75 minutes. I think this one has pretty good potential.
Don't get me wrong. The Justice League shows are superbly animated, but without Tim Daly it just didn't seem like Superman. Sort of like when Brandon Routh was Superman. It's a case of sort of but not quite good enough.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

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They should have just put the Shazaam short on this dvd/blu-ray instead of making that previous dvd/blu-ray of all the short films together. DVds/blu-rays sell better when a short film is added. A whole compliation of short films on one dvd/blu-ray do not sell that well.
They have a blu-ray of shorts ?
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They have a blu-ray of shorts ?
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Oddly netflix still doesn't have a release date for this and BBO only has the DVD for rent on Thier site.
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Originally Posted by toddly6666 View Post
They should have just put the Shazaam short on this dvd/blu-ray instead of making that previous dvd/blu-ray of all the short films together. DVds/blu-rays sell better when a short film is added. A whole compliation of short films on one dvd/blu-ray do not sell that well.
Bruce Timm has said there will be no more shorts in the foreseeable future:

The latest batch of animated films from DC Entertainment and Warner Premiere, including Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Batman: Under the Red Hood, were accompanied by short films featuring several fan-favorite characters such as Green Arrow, Jonah Hex and The Spectre. Unfortunately, it appears this practice will not continue. "We probably won't be doing anymore of the DC Showcase type shorts. The early indication that the [Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam] compilation that we did didn't sell really well enough to just cycle anymore of them.

"There is going to be one more short featurette, the Catwoman short, that's going to be on the Batman: Year One film, but then beyond that I really don't know."
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Re: All-Star Superman — 02/22/11

Originally Posted by Iron_Giant View Post
The movie has been getting great reviews, really looking forward to next week.
One more, from me: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/46936...star-superman/

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