Samstag, 14. August 2010

Zum 75.: Die "Geheimen Ursprünge" von DC COMICS als DVD - Dokumentation!

...auf die sich damals noch in Produktion befindliche DC Doku hatten wir bereits vor einigen Monaten an dieser Stelle hingewiesen. Inzwischen befindet sich dieser Film in der Post-Production.

Auf der "San Diego Comic Con" nun veranstaltete Warner Home Video ein Panel, auf dem unter anderem diese offizielle DVD zu DC COMICS 75. Geburtstag vorgestellt wurde; hierbei handelt es sich um eine aufwendig produzierte Dokumentation über die Verlags-Geschichte (von der Machart her vergleichbar mit den informativen Mini-Dokus die sich stets auf den 2-DVD-sets der "Warner Premiere: DC UNIVERSE"-DVD-movies befinden!).

Viele, viele Autoren, Künstler, Redakteure usw. kommen hierbei zu Wort (siehe Pressetext und Trailer!); diese DVD scheint somit die perfekte Ergänzung zum im Oktober erscheinenden Überformat-Prachtband von Autor Paul Levitz "75 Years Of DC Comics" (Taschen Verlag; wir hatten berichtet).

Als kleinen Vorgeschmack, hier nun der offizielle Trailer zur DVD:

...und für die ganz Neugierigen, hier ist der offizielle Pressetext zur DVD-Veröffentlichung:

BURBANK, CA (August 11, 2010) – Warner Bros. Pictures presents an enthralling examination of the creative forces behind the World’s Greatest Super Heroes in Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics, an all-new documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the iconic company with unprecedented access to the Warner Bros. and DC Comics archives. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds, Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will be distributed by Warner Home Video on November 9, 2010 on DVD for $24.98 (SRP). Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics will also be available On Demand and for Download.
Behind the amazing tales of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and a host of other well-known characters is the equally impressive story of the challenges, creativity and triumphs of the company that brought those characters to life. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is both a celebration of the best writers and artists in comics and a thoughtful exploration of 75 years of DC Comics history.

Produced by the Academy Award-nominated team behind Spellbound (Feature Documentary), Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics combines excerpts from comics, films and television series with the insight of some of history’s most influential comic book creators and editors, among them Neal Adams, Karen Berger, Mike Carlin, Dan DiDio, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Paul Levitz, Dwayne McDuffie, Grant Morrison, Dennis O’Neil, Paul Pope, Louise Simonson, Mark Waid, Len Wein, and Marv Wolfman.

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is written and directed by Mac Carter. Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound, The Office) served as executive producer. Producer is Gregory Noveck and co-producer is Ivan Cohen. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is produced by Sean Welch and Janet Eckholm.

“From the bans to the breakthroughs, from humble pulp beginnings to the literary rise of the graphic novel, the story of DC Comics holds a mirror to an ever-evolving enterprise and the society reflected in its comic book pages,” said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment. “It’s a true American story – Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics is a riveting, exciting, surprising revelation of that fascinating history and the men and women who forged it.”

About Warner Home Video:
With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.


About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.