A Cinema Static Opinion Piece
What started out as a simple little bit on TV show crossovers, mutated into a comparison of TV and comic books. WTH? There I am writing, then I’m suddenly looking up things for comic book crossovers. Dagnabbit. Any how, I was forced to retitle my original pitch and this is it…. Which is more fun for the consumer, TV or comic book crossovers?
The other day I was motivated to think about crossover TV show episodes. I remember not being so enthused about any of them that I can remember. Don’t get me wrong, I like crossover episodes where characters from other TV show series get to visit different realms. I loved when Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne) pursued a criminal ring across all three CSI TV shows, CSI: NY and CSI: Miami, and finally back to his own series, CSI, just as one example.
But one of my favorite crossovers took place in the comic book universe crossovers when Batman confronted Predator in Batman versus Predator. Now that, was cool for a comic book! But never discredit when Superman got knocked into space by Hulk or when Superman and Spider-Man crossed paths! Again, more coolness.
While I have great memories of comic book crossovers, TV crossovers tend to fall a little short for me. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but when a favorite character of mine shows up somewhere else in a different TV show, they almost seem smaller than life and don’t have the command of the scenario they usually do in their own TV show.
I remember Ray’s character not being quite so large-as-life in the other CSI titles as he usually was in CSI itself. But I presume that this observation might make sense. The characters are only visiting and don’t want to show up the other regular characters, or dilute the show they’re visiting.
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This week’s new DVD & Blu-ray releases number close to 250 titles! Amongst those titles are Predators, Apocalypse Now, Psycho Blu-ray & the 35th Anniversary Edition of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
We’re also starting to see holiday titles peppered within the list at the bottom of this article! Let’s see what new DVD/Blu-ray titles we have coming out on October 19th, 2010:
Movies on DVD/BD
- Agora Starring Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella
- Apocalypse Now [Blu-ray] Starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ultimate Edition) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Ultimate Edition) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson
- Mirrors 2 Starring Nick Stahl, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Evan Jones, et al.
- Moulin Rouge! [Blu-ray] Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
- Night of the Demons Starring Edward Furlong, Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena, et al.
- Predators Starring Topher Grace and Adrien Brody
- Predators DVD Special Features:
- Commentary by Robert Rodriguez and director, Nimród Antal
- De-cloaking the Invisible: Alien Terrain
- Motion Comics:
- –Moments of Extraction: Robert Rodriguez presents exclusive prequel vignettes voiced by the cast of PREDATORS. Witness the secret adventures that turned two of our world’s most ruthless killers into the ultimate Predator prey
- Predators Blu-ray Special Features
- Disc 1: Blu-ray Theatrical Feature
- Commentary by Robert Rodriguez and Nimród Antal
- Motion Comics
- Fox Movie Channel presents Making a Scene
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Theatrical Trailer
- Disc 2: Digital Copy
- Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] Starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh
- Psycho Blu-ray Special Features
- The Making of Psycho
- Psycho Sound
- In The Master’s Shadow: Hitchcock’s Legacy
- Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts
- Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho
- The Shower Scene: With and Without Music
- The Shower Scene: Storyboards by Saul Bass
- The Psycho Archives
- Lobby Cards
- Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
- Production Photographs
- Theatrical Trailer
- Re-release Trailers
- My Scenes
- Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho”)
- BD Live
- Romeo + Juliet [Blu-ray] Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, et al.
- Seven Samurai (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, et al.
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (35th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick
- Restored Picture – Brand New 4K/2K Master From The Original Camera Negatives
- The Midnight Experience: The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture-in-Picture Show, Vintage Callback Track (Unrated), Prop Box, Trivia Track
- BD-LIVE: Live Lookup, Powered by IMDb
- Rocky-oke: Sing It!
- Don’t Dream It, Be It: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part I
- An-tic-i-pation: The Search for the 35th Anniversary Shadowcast, Part II
- Mick Rock (A Photographer)
- Mick Rock’s Picture Show (A Gallery)
- Pressbook and Poster Gallery
Movies and TV on AMAZON
Classic Horror Movies on Amazon
New & Future Releases on Amazon
Cinema Static’s DVD Store
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