Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All-Star Superman Comes to DVD

All-Star Superman hits stores today. Early reviews are quite good, so you'll want to make sure you don't miss out! The film is based on the All-Star Superman Comic Book by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, sees Superman in his last days after being riddled with radiation while rescuing a mission to the sun.

You can buy this movie as a Single-Disc or Two-Disc DVD or, for a much better investment, Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack.

There is a small army of celebrity voices involved in this movie, including James Denton (Desperate Housewives) as Superman, Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as Lois Lane, Anthony LaPaglia (Without A Trace) as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner (Up) as Perry White, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Ma Kent, Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds) as Jimmy Olsen, and Linda Cardellini (ER) as Nasty. Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy), Catherine Cavadini (The Powerpuff Girls), Finola Hughes (General Hospital), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Obba Babatunde (That Thing You Do!), Michael Gough (Batman) and John DiMaggio (Futurama) also lend their voices to the project.


Here is an interesting Mania.com article that takes a look at the voice actors that have taken on the role of the Man of Steel over the years. By the end of the article they determine who was the best Superman. Who takes top spot? You'll have to read the article!

Incidentally, the article fails to mention Beau Weaver who played Superman in the 1988 Ruby/Spears animated series.


Zack said...

All-star Superman was alright at best. I did buy it mostly because I collect marvel and dc animated movies, and Best Buy had a superman figure with the bluray DVD. It reminded me way too much of Superman Doomsday except without the cool action. On the bright side The Green Lantern animated movie looks pretty good and I am quite excited about that one. I also admit that I have never read the All-Star Superman comics, but after watching the special features and commentary the comics sounded way better than this film adaptation.

Tim Daly is the animated superman voice that I naturally attach to superman since as a kid he was the voice of Superman much like Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman. George Newbern is also a close second for me. He had a great superman voice for Justice League and Unlimited.

Anonymous said...

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Trailer


Johann-Octavius said...

Dwayne McDuffie, writer extraordinaire (writer of this movie adaptation) and co-creator of Static passed away just a few days ago. Seeing this movie after hearing that made it a bit more emotional for me than it would have been.
It is a good film, overall, though.
RIP Dwayne McDuffie.