Superman died in 1993. Or at least DC Comics briefly killed him in Superman #75. It was a huge media event. I wasn’t much for comic books in 1993 but I totally remember the hype. Of course, they brought him back to life sometime later but the idea that the indestructible Man of Steel could be killed was a pretty big deal back then. It was also one of the earliest major cross-over events.
DC chose this story for their first DC Universe Animated Original Movie back in 2007. They’ve now remade it with Jerry O’Connell starring as Superman with Rainn Wilson as Lex Luthor, Rebecca Romijn as Lois Lane, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern.
I’ve never been a bit Superman fan but I’ve always wanted to read this story. With that cast, now I really want to see the movie.
"Wonder Woman vs Doomsday"
Also out this week that looks interesting:
The Changeling (1980): Severin is finally bringing this George C. Scott, haunted-house classic to Blu-ray.
On Chesil Beach: Saoirse Ronan and Emily Watson star in this period drama about a young couple struggling with their sexuality on their wedding night. Matthew St. Clair has our review.
Happy Endings: The Complete Series: This ABC comedy abut how a group of friends cope when a romantic couple at their core split lasted three seasons. Mill Creek has the full set.
Mac and Me: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial rip-off finds a wheelchair-bound boy befriending a Mysterious Alien Creature (MAC) and helps it find its way home. David Wangberg wrote our review.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Complete Series: 25th anniversary SteelBooks of the popular series includes the movie and two disks of bonus content.
Life of the Party: Melissa McCarthy stars in this comedy about a housewife who goes back to college when her husband dumps her. Hilarity surely ensues.
The Day After: Kino Lorber brings us this Cold War drama starring Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, John Lithgow, and Steve Guttenberg about the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust in the heartland of America. Davy Hollingsworth has our review.
Breaking In: Gabrielle Union stars in this thriller about a woman trying to protect her family during a home invasion.