Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Yay! The "MAN OF STEEL" Movie is Now on DVD!

The "Man of Steel" (Superman) movie from this summer is one of my (Rob) favorite versions of Superman EVER. SO, I pre-ordered the DVD and it just came out! Here's a review of it from The "Comic Riff" column in the Washington Post.  

By David Betancourt 

The official release of “Man of Steel” came this week on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, providing Supes fans with a new chance to debate one of the more divisive superhero movies in recent memory.
   Given reports out of Hollywood about the “Man of Steel” sequel (Bat-fleck; multiple athletic actresses trying out for a role that may or may not be Wonder Woman; a possible appearance by Barry “The Flash” Allen), a re-viewing of “Man of Steel” isn’t just taking a closer look at the Last Son of Krypton’s latest ad­ven­ture. It’s also an in-depth look at the genesis/rebirth of the DC Comics cinematic universe.
If you do decide to spend your hard-earned fanboy bucks on “Man of Steel,” then you were likely OK with Zack Snyder’s somewhat controversial red-trunkless take on the Man of Tomorrow.
So, should you pony up for the DVD, let alone the Blu-Ray. We break down the new disc:
1. How’s the HD experience?
“Man of Steel” often pops in HD, especially those Kryptonian suits worn by Kal-El, Zod and Faora.
“Man of Steel” wasn’t filmed with IMAX cameras (as was “The Dark Knight Rises”), so there are no scenic views that spectacularly fill the screen. Still, there are plenty of visual heights in this definition.
2. Are the special features indeed special?
“Man of Steel” has some great extras. One of the best is “Journey of Discovery: Creating Man of Steel” — a director’s commentary that includes insights from cast members and the production team. This feature allows you to at times watch the movie with two screens — one of them showing the finished movie, the other showing simultaneously showing the filming of that same scene. It’s enjoyable to watch Michael Shannon explain how he tried to be as intimidating as possible as General Zod ... while wearing a very un-intimidating green-screen suit.
3. Hans down, a great sound.
I can't publish a big enough picture of Hunky Henry Cavill as Superman
Last time out for D.C., Hans Zimmer went up against Danny Elfman’s “Batman” score — and provided up to the job with his music for The Dark Knight trilogy.
This time, Zimmer adeptly reinvents a sound for Superman (John Williams’s original “Superman” score remains the gold standard.) “Man o

f Steel” may have its critics, but far fewer should doubt Zimmer.
4. The 75th-anniversary animated short.
Included in the package is an animated short, which includes most every iteration of Superman, from his first comic-book appearance to his “Man of Steel” style. Superfans should revel in it.
SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/man-of-steel-dvdblu-ray-is-todays-red-caped-release-worth-your-greenbacks/2013/11/12/fb43d9f0-4b4d-11e3-ac54-aa84301ced81_blog.html

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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