CTHV Press Release: Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters & Marvels

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    "Stan Lee, to me, is right up there with the Lucases and Spielbergs of
    the world. Those guys should probably be genuflecting at the altar of
    Stan Lee, because he is the forefather of what they wound up doing. He
    was a modern myth maker long before Lucas was."
    - Filmmaker Kevin Smith
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    Kevin Smith Talks With Stan Lee in
    STAN LEE'S MUTANTS,
    MONSTERS & MARVELS
    Only on DVD and Video May 14
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    Legendary Comic Book Creator of SPIDER-MAN
    Shares the Secrets of His Incredible Career
    and Stories About How He Created Indelible Characters
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    CULVER CITY, Calif. (April 11, 2002) - Stan Lee, who defined
    comic books as a popular art form for millions of readers, offers an
    exclusive glimpse into his career when he joins director Kevin Smith for
    STAN LEE'S MUTANTS, MONSTERS & MARVELS, premiering May 14 only on DVD
    and videocassette from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
    Lee, the creator of Spider-Man and The X-Men, and Smith,
    popular director of "Clerks and Dogma," guide viewers on a journey
    through Lee's history in this exclusive home-entertainment release,
    produced by Creative Light Entertainment. It's a one-of-a-kind oral
    history - a lively conversation between two mutual admirers.
    STAN LEE'S MUTANTS, MONSTERS & MARVELS explores the history
    of comic books during what is now called the "Silver Age," a time when
    Stan Lee - as a writer, editorial directorand, later, publisher of
    Marvel Comics - co-created an astonishing number of the most legendary
    characters in comics.
    With SPIDER-MAN set for a theatrical release by Columbia
    Pictures on May 3, an "X-Men" sequel in production, and both "Daredevil"
    (with Ben Affleck) and "The Incredible Hulk" (directed by Ang Lee)
    slated for release in 2003, Lee's work has never been more popular or
    more faithfully adapted.
    In STAN LEE'S MUTANTS, MONSTERS & MARVELS, Smith acts as a
    wise and witty surrogate for the legion of fans who have followed Lee's
    career since his beginnings as a 17-year-old writer at Timely Comics,
    the predecessor to Marvel. With remarkable detail and good humor, Lee
    divulges his storied past in two separate features on the DVD: "Creating
    Spider-Man" and "Here Come the Heroes."
    In "Creating Spider-Man," Lee gives a definitive set of
    answers to Smith's questions about Spider-Man, who may be Lee's most
    famous creation. With complete candor, Lee discusses the creator-credit
    controversy between him and artist Steve Ditko; Peter Parker's role as a
    new kind of hero - a kid with real problems to whom readers could
    relate; Spidey's arch-villains and true loves; and Columbia Pictures'
    hotly anticipated SPIDER-MAN movie.
    In the program's second feature, "Here Come the Heroes," Lee
    traces his own personal history and the beginnings of his 60-plus years
    in the business.
    The DVD version of STAN LEE'S MUTANTS, MONSTERS & MARVELS is
    loaded with extras. In addition to cast and crew biographies and a
    behind-the-scenes featurette, the disc includes an exclusive interview
    with Lee's wife, Joan; rare home movies from Lee's personal archives;
    details about the never-released "Fantastic Four" movie; an original
    poem, "God Woke," read by Lee; and many surprises for avid DVD fans.
    Also included is a one-of-a-kind tour of Lee's magnificent Hollywood
    home, in which Lee points out some of the Spider-Man memorabilia he has
    accumulated through the years.
    STAN LEE'S MUTANTS, MONSTERS & MARVELS represents a labor of
    love for its
    director and executive producer, Scott Zakarin, CEO of Creative Light
    Entertainment. "Stan Lee's stories influenced an entire generation of
    filmmakers, including me," Zakarin says. "Stan has a way of making the
    most complex characters and conflicts accessible to all audiences. I
    consider it an honor and a privilege to present the insights and
    personality of this incredible talent to fans."
    Smith agrees that it is time to give Lee his due. "Especially
    now, in what looks like it's shaping up to be the year of Spider-Man,
    it's great that we kind of take a moment to pay homage to the guy
    without whom there is no Spider-Man," Smith says.
    Creative Light Entertainment is an independent, vertically
    integrated film, television, new media and distribution company.
    Creative Light Entertaiment (www.crlight.com) acquires, creates and
    incubates new entertainment brands with broad or niche consumer appeal.
    Past successful straight-to-DVD/video projects distributed by Creative
    Light Video include "The Sid Caesar Collection," a lovingly restored
    series of classic episodes from Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" and
    "Caesar's Hour," as well as "Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a
    Lifetime," an intimate, exclusive conversation between Star Trek stars
    William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Creative Light was founded by Scott
    Zakarin, Rich Tackenberg and Peter Jaysen who all served as executive
    producers on STAN LEE'S MUTANTS MONSTERS & MARVELS.
    Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures
    Entertainment company. Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion
    picture production and distribution, television production and
    distribution, worldwide channel investments, home entertainment
    acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities,
    development of new entertainment products, services and technologies,
    and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries worldwide. Sony
    Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at
    http://www.sonypictures.com.
    DVD ADDED-VALUE ELEMENTS
    * Widescreen Presentation
    * Cast Biographies
    * Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    * Bonus Interview With Stan Lee's Wife, Joan
    * Bonus Story: The Never-Released "Fantastic Four" Movie
    * Stan Lee Recites His Original Poem, "God Woke"
    * Rare Stan Lee Home Movie Footage
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated / Original Release: 2002
    Price: $19.96 VHS Two-Cassette Set / $24.95 DVD
    Color / Closed Captioned / 95 minutes
    VHS #09611 / UPC Code: 0-43396-09611-0
    DVD #09612/ UPC Code: 0-43396-09612-7
    Street Date: May 14, 2002
     
  2. David Lambert

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    So this DOES turn out to be widescreen...GOOD!
    C/TS seems to be heading back to the right side of the tracks! [​IMG]
     
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    This is so freaking cool it's not even funny [​IMG] Picking it up the second it's out.
     
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    On the same day they are also releasing on DVD How to Draw comics the marvel way. It was out on VHS a long time ago and my parents bought it for me when i was little :)

    capt
     
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    NEAT! ...and out on my brithday too. How about that! [​IMG]
    Dan
     
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    Will this include any material on how Lee screwed over Jack Kirby?
    Or the securities fraud and conspiracy charges over the manipulation of stock prices of Stan Lee Media?
    I have a feeling it will not. [​IMG]
     
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    There's always one...
     
  8. Travis D

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    I don't care what anyone says, I'm picking up a DVD about THE MAN!
     
  9. Calvin Watts III

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    Kirby did a hell of a lot.Most Comics would not be/look as they do today due to his infulences.

    But he is not the be all/end all uber-comic god people make him out to be...

    There are others as well.

    Regardless, this release sounds cool & I plan on picking it up.

    Calvin
     
  10. Henry Woo

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    Would be nice if this was included with the Spiderman dvd release late this year.
     
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