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DVD new releases for Sept. 13

Smallville Complete Fourth Season

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Empire Falls

The Pretender Complete Second Season

Frasier Complete Sixth Season

Cheers Complete Sixth Season

One Tree Hill Complete Second Season

Quick hits

Julia Roberts' niece, Emma Roberts, will star in a big-screen "Nancy Drew" movie.

David ("Angel") Boreanz talks to TV Guide about his new drama, "Bones."

Launching in the UK, The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection is a magazine accompanied by a collectible figurine each issue.

The animated "Aeon Flux" series will be out on DVD Nov. 22.

The New York Times does a roundup of this season's supernatural TV series.

A look at how the Cartoon Art Museum pulled off a move into the Empire State Building.

Yahoo! Movies has a preview of extras from the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" DVD.

Bedazzled posts a cool old TV ad for a "Superman" t-shirt.

Superfrankenstein puts Katrina into perspective.

Tiki Tim posts some more great exotica music:

Pop Artifact! Davy Crockett lunchbox

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Details on expanded "Sin City" DVD

The two-disk edition of the film is out Dec. 13. Here's a rundown on the contents:

Disk one:

  • Original Feature Film Presentation.
  • Feature Commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.
  • Feature Commentary with Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino.
  • Feature Commentary of Austin Premiere Audience Reaction.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes.
  • A Hard Top With A Decent Engine: The Cars of Sin City.
  • Making the Monsters: Special Effects & Make-Up.
  • Trench Coats and Fishnets: The Costumes of Sin City.
  • Booze, Broads & Guns: The Props of Sin City.
  • How It Went Down: Convincing Frank Miller to Make The Film.
  • Giving The Characters Life: Casting the Film.
  • Special Guest Director, Quentin Tarantino.
  • Sin-Chroni-City Interactive Game.
  • Teaser and Theatrical Trailers.

Disk 2:

  • Sin City Recut Extended Unrated Feature Film Presentation (with 23 added minutes).
  • 15 Minute Flick School.
  • All Green Version.
  • The Long Take.
  • Sin City: Live in Concert.
  • 10 Minute Cooking School.

Quick hits

Here's a Flickr page showcasing the art of Roy Huxle, whose paintings adorned the packaging of Matchbox military toys back in the 70s.

Director Joss Whedon has revealed some more details about the "Wonder Woman" film: "We'll meet a Wonder Woman who is similar to the one from the original comics and from the TV series to an extent," said Whedon. "Neither of them are really a template. I've never loved the comics and I didn't watch the television series, but I loved the character very much." He also said, "she doesn't really understand this world, she's very strong but she's also very naive. She's not quite as little as the girls I'm used to writing, but she's definitely one of them in the sense of she'll undergo that kind of baptism of fire that used to be relegated to the male gender. She'll have to come into the world and see how corrupt it is and learn to deal with it and with her own powers. She is kind of, in a way, the grandma of everything I've been writing my whole life, so it makes sense that we should meet."

Via Bubblegumfink: A dancing screensaver featuring my favorite "Doctor Who," Jon Pertwee.

Planet Xtabay has some fresh Les Baxter.

Here's a cool repository of rare Brian Wilson/Beach Boys performances.

Pop Artifact!

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Bozeman Blotter

Police reports from the Bozeman (Montana) Daily Chronicle:

  • A man from Italy was trying to make a U-turn on North Seventh Avenue. He had no experience driving larger American vehicles. He was given some lessons.

Yo, Joe! New series a go

Fox is debuting "G.I. Joe: Sigma 6," a new animated series based on the action figure line, this Saturday.

The weekly G.I. JOE: SIGMA 6 series will be based on a new storyline, with "SIGMA 6" being the code name for a new group of G.I. JOE heroes with highly specialized capabilities that they use to protect the world from COBRA COMMANDER and his evil forces.

G.I. JOE: SIGMA 6 will feature many of the most popular and well-known G.I. JOE characters such as: DUKE, SNAKE EYES, HEAVY DUTY, SCARLETT and TUNNEL RAT, as well as a new hero, LONG HAUL.

G.I. JOE: SIGMA 6 set to premiere this Saturday, September 10 on 4Kids on FOX affiliates nationwide at 11:00 a.m.

More G.I. Joe.

Quick hits

Comics from the collection of comic pro/movie producer Michael Uslan are going on display in an exhibit at the University of Indiana's Lilly Library. Here's a press release with the obligatory "Holy textbook Batman!" headline.

Liverpool's city council has given the go ahead to demolish Ringo Starr's boyhood home.

Moviefone has some clips from Joss Whedon's upcoming "Serenity." Latino Review has a batch of stills from the film here.

Back in 1943, Look magazine published an exclusive, two-page Superman comic. And Dial B for Blog kindly shares it here.

Oh yeah! Xtabay shares some vintage Esquivel:

Pop Artifact!

Vintage DC Comics house ad

Bozeman Blotter

Police reports from the Bozeman (Montana) Daily Chronicle:

  • A person told police the neighbor's yard had lots of dog poop in it. The person wanted the poop cleaned up.
  • A woman who lives on Dogwood Drive told deputies there were six cows in her front yard.
  • A couple got in an argument and started to push each other. The people were intoxicated and couldn't remember who started the fight. The couple agreed to go to sleep because nobody was sober enough to drive and finish their argument the next day when they're sober.

Out now!

Available now at yer local comics shop or via This is Pop!-supporting links:

Avengers Serpent Crown TP
Comic Creators On Fantastic Four SC
Coyote Vol 1 TP
Green Lantern And Green Arrow Collectors Plate
JLA Vol 17 Syndicate Rules TP
Persepolis 2 Story Of A Return SC
Secret Of The Swamp Thing TP
Sgt Rocks Combat Tales Vol 1 TP
Spider-Girl Vol 4 Turning Point Digest TP
Star Trek Comics Classics Vol 1 To Boldy Go TP
Worlds Greatest Super Heroes Oversized Slipcase HC

DC Direct Public Enemies Action Figures
Captain Atom
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series 10 Action Figures: Sentinel Series
First Appearance Spider-Man
Black Panther
Omega Red
Mr. Sinister

Marvel Legends Series 11 Action Figures: Legendary Riders Series
Scarlet Witch
Origin Thing
Iron Man Hulk Buster
Wonder Man
Young Logan with Cowboy Hat Variant
Ionic Energy Wonder Man Variant

BEST OF MARVEL LEGENDS Factory Sealed CASE 12 Figure Asst

Marvel Figure Factory Series
MYSTERY miniature Action Figure

Quick hits

The Beat checks out The New York Times Magazine's plans for a comic insert, including works by Chris Ware and others.

Toon Zone has some images up of the new animated Batmobile and Batgirl.

Yahoo! Movies has some new images from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Blogio Oddio has info about a DVD from great spoken word performer Ken Nordine.

That cool British "Lost" site has been updated again.

"What's the deal with Matter-Eater Lad?," asks Mike Sterling.


An interview with TV Batgirl Yvonne Craig.

CD new releases of note

Sept. 6

George Clinton How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent?
The Move Message from the Country
The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang
Sexsmith & Kerr (Ron and Don) Destination Unknown
VA Tee Vee Toons: All-Time Top 100 TV Themes
DVD Punk: Attitude

Sept. 13

David Axelrod The Edge
Dave Davies Chosen People
Donovan Try for the Sun: The Journey of
Blue Mitchell Down with It
Hank Mobley Reach Out
Leo Parker Let Me Tell You ‘Bout It
Jimmy Smith The Sounds of
Lonnie Smith Turning Point
Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate In the Heart of the Moon
Sonic Youth Goo - Deluxe Edition
Stanley Turrentine That's Where It's At
VA Santa's Greatest Hits: 20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection
DVD Ray Charles The Dick Cavett Show: Collection
DVD Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
DVD Pink Floyd The Committee

More Bat appliances

I posted a pic of a groovy lookin' Batman TV last week, but recently came across even more nifty Bat appliances I'd never seen before.

Bat DVD player:

Bat phone:

Bat boombox:

Bat clock:

"Fantastic Four" DVD info and cover art

DVDAnswers has posted the cover art for the "Fantastic Four" DVD, which is due out Dec. 13.

Extras include:
  • Cast commentary.
  • Three deleted scenes
  • A behind-the-scenes featurette with the cast.
  • A making-of featurette.
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents Fantastic Four "Casting Session" and "Making a Scene" segments.
  • Music videos for "Everything Burns" and "Come On Come In."
  • An inside look at "X-Men 3."
  • Theatrical trailer.
  • "Avengers" trailer.