Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics [Blu-ray]
THE JOKER, LEX LUTHOR, CATWOMAN, DOOMSDAY, BANE. What makes them so thrillingly watchable? So terribly wonderful? So extremely vital to our super heroes and their worlds? This new feature-length documentary explores these questions across seven decades of DC Comics' hallowed Rogues' Gallery of infamous evildoers.
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This story, which covers the event, tells more about the nature of the performance:
"I can't imagine a TV show that better illustrates the fantasy world of the super hero than 'Superman,' which premiered back in 1952 and ended in 1958," said Brown. "It didn't use lots of high level special effects. Rather, it relied on well-crafted storylines. George Reeves starred as 'Superman,' and built the whole 'franchise' all over again, after it had been highly successful on the radio back in the 1940s. Maybe the scripts were not very sophisticated, but I remember watching the show and loved the stories and how they really dragged me into the program."
Ullstrup said "Batman" was one of those classic TV shows that was "so 'campy' that it was funny, it totally captivated the TV viewing audience."
"The music, the 'pows,' 'bams,' and 'zonks,' were all part of what made Batman and Robin come alive - almost jumping out of the TV set," said Ullstrup.
The two productions will be directed by the veteran 91.1 Players member Vittoria DuMez, who will also be an actress in the shows.
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