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Superman: Doomsday

HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
edited October 2007 in Graphic Violence
This looks like it could be pretty hit or miss, but I'm hoping it kicks ass, or at least far outshines those awful Marvel direct-to-dvd films (was doctor strange any good? I saw the other three and they were all pretty awful).

Best Buy is offering it with a pack-in of an issue of Justice League: New Frontier to promote it as the next direct to dvd film, while Circuit City is throwing in a poster-sized print of the original Doomsday comic cover.

Most interestingly, Target is offering up a secret promotion advertised in there fliers, that won't be revealed until in-store release on Tuesday.

What do all you folks make of this? Are these direct-to-dvd films a good idea, or should Marvel and DC just stop because they're all pretty terrible?

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Isn't this by Bruce Timm? It has to be good then, right?

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Jordyn and Sars Boy saw it at Comic-Con and said it's awesome

    what store to buy at

    I mean, I love New Frontier, but I've got the Absolute Edition

    and I know someone at Circuit City who can get me a poster

    so I'll see what Target has, even though they'll probably be more expensive than the other two

    edit: according to their ads, they're all $15, so i'll see what target has

    if they're not good enough, i'll go to best buy

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    i'm seriously waking up early to go buy this i can't fucking wait

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Holy shit! Adam Baldwin is Superman. I did not know this. Also James Marsters is Lex Luthor!

    And apparently Amy Acker voiced Huntress in JLU, which I find awesome.

    Basically: People from Joss Whedon shows woo!

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    When is this out? Tuesday?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Yep. I'm sorely tempted to just buy it outright. I was obsessed with the Death storyline when it came out.

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Doctor Strange was good, the Ultimate Avengers ones were pretty bad

    I only watched maybe ten minutes of Invincible Iron Man before turning it off

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent The World on This SideRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Good thing this is a DC production and made by a different team.

    I think.
    (I never saw any of those, because they didn't seem too good.)

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    the soundtrack costs more than the DVD

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The death storyline and knightfall kind of got me into comics. I believe it was one of my aunts that got me this huge chest of DC backissues on christmas 95 or so. It didn't have the whole of either storyline, but it had doomsday and it had the issues of knightfall where the knight fell... It also had the issues where superman came back for whatever reason. I never found out why he came back from the dead.

    Maybe I will now.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    As awful as those lionsgate/marvel movies were, I'd probably buy a box of all 4 for the right price.

    Not a box of 3 like they have now. It has to have the only redeeming movie of the four to balance out the suck of the others.

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  • MorithainMorithain Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I was 5 when the Death of Superman came out, so I didn't really have ample opportunity to take in it's emotional displeasures, maybe this will get me to actually care about Superman dying ;)


    Then again, by the time I had any sort of interest in the comics, five years after the Death of Superman was published, the shock of him being killed had washed away.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    You guys, it is good.

    It was so fucking great watching it at Comic-Con.

    God, I wonder if I'll have time to find a place to get it before work tomorrow.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2007
    oh great

    james "faggotry" marsters

    that is so much better than

    clancy "kurgan" brown

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    oh great

    james "faggotry" marsters

    that is so much better than

    clancy "kurgan" brown

    I could be worse

    It could be a Marvel animated movie

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Algertman wrote: »

    I could be worse

    It could be a Marvel animated movie

    Bruce Timm is pretty much laughing at this point.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Target's exclusive is a trading card, so I went to Best Buy for the New Frontier comic

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  • DMACDMAC Moderator mod
    edited September 2007
    That's a terrible exclusive.

    I once got a CD of classical music that came with a "collectible" bookmark with a wizard on it, as if there were going to be other bookmarks in other CDs and I would rush to collect them.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    I enjoyed the movie. Not real big on Adam Baldwin as Superman, but everyone else worked great.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    DMAC wrote: »
    That's a terrible exclusive.

    I once got a CD of classical music that came with a "collectible" bookmark with a wizard on it, as if there were going to be other bookmarks in other CDs and I would rush to collect them.

    Well, you know...



    Gotta catch 'em all.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    My biggest problem with the movie is the pacing. The beginning just goes by so quick and then it slows things down

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I felt that way at first, and then sorta let myself think about it for a while. And I agree that the action definitely slows down, but there's enough story in the middle to make up for it, until things start kicking again at the end.

    Also,
    WHO'S YOUR DADDY?

    Also also real spoiler
    Luthor straight up shoots a bitch.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Oh no, the slowing down was a good thing

    It was way too fast at first

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Mercy has the whole Voldemort thing going on in the movie

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  • AlgertmanAlgertman Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Sweet Lord Almighty what a great movie

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Should I go buy and watch this

    or read Genesis and Exodus for lecture tomorrow

    D:

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    watch this

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Oh no, the slowing down was a good thing

    It was way too fast at first

    Keith let us skip through a meadow together.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    How long is this here movie picture

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Jordyn wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    Oh no, the slowing down was a good thing

    It was way too fast at first

    Keith let us skip through a meadow together.

    I can't even walk down the street with you

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    How long is this here movie picture

    About seventy five of these here minutes.


    And if you've got a decent home theatre system...crank up the volume as loud as you can tolerate.

    Oh god the punches sound so...glorious.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    How long is this here movie picture

    70 minutes

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Bad Karma wrote: »
    Zeromus wrote: »
    How long is this here movie picture

    About seventy five of these here minutes.

    That there be a mite bit on th' short side. In m' humbl'st o-pin-yown.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Will I feel like I'm watching 70 minutes of a DCAU show?

    Because that's kind of what I'd like.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    No.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2007
    I thought Bruce Timm didn't like Doomsday and thats why he neutered him in JLU.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Everyone was neutered in JLU

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Gee thanks local Best Buy, Futureshop, Sunrise Records, and HMV for not fucking having this, or having like two copies that sold out and telling me "We didn't think we needed any more than that!"

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Except for batman.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited September 2007
    Redeemer wrote: »
    Gee thanks local Best Buy, Futureshop, Sunrise Records, and HMV for not fucking having this, or having like two copies that sold out and telling me "We didn't think we needed any more than that!"

    I went to Target at around 9:45 and they had one copy left. They opened at 8

    I went to Best Buy around 10:05 and they had a bunch of them because they opened at 10

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