Lucifer Survives to a Fourth Season!

Lucifer, one of my favorite guilty pleasure watches, was the last DC comic-sourced TV show to get renewed this year. Everything else received the good news in May, but Lucifer‘s third season (DVD out August 28) was its last on Fox, so fans were reduced to a #SaveLucifer campaign and hope. It worked! With, as suits a show starring the devil, a catch. It’s no longer on a network — you’ll have to subscribe to Netflix to see the ten […]

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray Comes to DVD With “First Openly Gay Superhero Movie Headliner”

Freedom Fighters: The Ray was a short cartoon that ran on the CW Seed as a tie-in to last year’s CW superhero TV show crossover, “Crisis on Earth-X”. It was only six episodes, a bit over half an hour of material, exploring his origin and background and setting up the Ray as the CW’s first gay superhero. Now that material will be expanded into a 72-minute release available on Blu-ray (with DVD and digital included, suggested price of $19.98) or […]

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More Warner TV DVD Sets Announced

To go along with last month’s announcement of four superhero DVD collections, Warner has also announced these two season sets: Lucifer: The Complete Third Season will be out August 28 at a suggested price of $39.99 for the mass-market DVD edition. The Blu-ray will be available through Warner Archive. And unless something happens (fingers crossed!), this will be the final season, with the cliffhanger ending and two additional bonus episodes included, for a total of 26 on the set. Here’s […]

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Death of Superman Trailer, Release Dates

We started hearing about the next original animated DC movie, The Death of Superman, earlier this year. Now comes box art, a trailer, and a release date. The movie will be available digitally on July 24 with the Blu-ray and DVD versions following on August 7. It’s about Superman facing down Doomsday, who ultimately kills him, after the alien monster comes to earth and takes out the Justice League. I hadn’t realized it’s scripted by comic writer and editor Peter […]

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Resident Alien May Become a TV Series

What great news! I’d watch a Resident Alien TV show. The comic series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse is on its fifth miniseries with An Alien in New York, and over the run, the flexibility of the concept has been amply demonstrated. I can see it as a procedural, with a case of the week while the bigger storyline, about an alien’s impressions of humanity and his need to stay hidden, continues in the background. In the comic, Dr. […]

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Warner Announces a Bunch of Superhero Show DVD Sets

Since season finales are airing, it’s time to get those complete season DVD sets announced so viewers can plan to catch up, binge, or rewatch before the September debuts of the new seasons and shows. Warner has announced the following releases of their superhero quartet of series. (Black Lightning was announced last month.) In order of release: Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season will be out August 14. The granddaddy of the pack as the CW’s […]

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There’s Going to Be a Choose Your Own Adventure Movie That Will Let You Actually Choose

Twentieth Century Fox has a Choose Your Own Adventure movie in development. That’s not surprising — in a world that’s seen a Battleship licensed movie, every fond memory of our childhood is suitable for brand extension, and this one is better-known than many. What did surprise me is the announcement that they will be using CtrlMovie technology to allow the audience to decide how the movie will go using an app. Viewers vote to decide what characters will do at […]

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Daphne & Velma

Thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, who gave me a copy of this Scooby-Doo live-action prequel, I was able to check out Daphne & Velma. This G-rated original movie runs an hour and fifteen minutes, and we found it too long at that. The plot is predictable, and the visual quality is that of a Disney kids’ sitcom. That’s the audience they’re going for, but while some kids’ movies are widely enjoyable, this unfortunately falls into the category of “dumbing […]

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