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The Wages of Sin: Why "Sin City" Should Have Been Animated

Whatever its strengths or weaknesses as a movie, the universal consensus is that Sin City is the most faithful comics-to-film translation to date. Virtually all its dialogue is lifted straight from Frank Miller’s original text, and the “digital backlot” techniques used to shoot the film painstakingly reproduce the visuals of the comics. At least one […]

"Sin City": Sexy Movie, Impotent DVD

The Film There are a great many movies which come out of seemingly nowhere to surprise and delight us. On the other hand, there are also a great many movies which carry with them tremendous baggage in getting to the screen. Guess which kind Sin City is? That’s right, being a comic book adaptation, Sin […]

Original "Sin": A "Sin City" Primer

One of the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations, Sin City, hit DVD last month. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Quentin Tarantino, and boasting an incredible cast ranging from Mickey Rourke to Jessica Alba to Elijah Wood, it’s one of the year’s most talked-about movies. Right from the start, it […]

"Thundercats" DVD to get Disc Replacement

People who bought Season 1, Volume 1 of Thundercats will get the chance to call for a replacement disc since one of the episodes was released without background music. Source: Warner Bros.

New On-line Comics Previews

Buzzscope.com has posted a page full of comic book previews for books scheduled for release on September 7, 2005. Included are The Stardust Kid #2 by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog; Incredible Hulk #86 by Peter David and Jorge Lucas; Ultimate Spider-Man #82 by Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley; and Y the Last Man […]

Comic Book Industry Begins Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Several players in the comic book industry have announced relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the American South. DC Comics has issued a preliminary statement stating that they will give their products to affected retailers at no charge, and promises a more comprehensive statement next week. The linked article at Newsarama.com also recalls […]

Animated Films New and Old Come to DVD

Cover art for the Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Madagascar DVDs has been posted at DVD Answers, while The Digital Bits reports Rock-A-Doodle will be re-released to DVD this November 8th. The 1992 film about a rooster who achieves an Elvis-like status, was previously released to DVD on February 3, 2004. Thanks to Animated News […]

Matsuda Answers Questions on "The Batman"

Fansite Legions of Gotham has posted a question and answer session with The Batman Producer and Character Designer Jeff Matsuda. Click the link above for more.

DVD Talk Covers "Lilo & Stitch 2" Launch Party

DVDTalk.com’s das Monkey has posted an article covering the DVD launch party for Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. Several photos are provided, along with several long audio interviews with cast members and creators.

The Growth of Anime in America According to "Wired"

Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

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