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PLUS: BLOOD, XOMBIE and more in your Reel Maniac 9.2.16

By Rob M. Worley     February 16, 2009
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Young Logan in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (slideshow)
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Here's part one of the 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'  3-part TV roll out.  Plus, we've got trailers for the live-action 'Blood: The Last Vampire' movie, the new 'Xombie' DVD release, a live-action film based on a manga called 'Tsurikichi Sanpei' and an AMAZING, low-budget demo reel based on the 'Half-Life' video games. It's our inaugural Reel Maniac 9.2.16!



If you didn't watch 'Family Guy' last night you missed it, but Fox launched part one of its three-part reveal for 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. It's a serialized trailer if you will: three TV ads over three nights building the storyline for the movie. Part one deals with the tragedy of Logan's youth. Part two airs tonight during 'House'. Enjoy:






Well, this looks cool! A trailer for the live-action film version of the manga 'Blood: The Last Vampire'. Directed by Chris Nahon ('Kiss of the Dragon') the trailer says the film is coming out May 29th...in Japan. No word on when American audiences may see it.


 Thanks to Antonello Blueberry for the submission.



XOMBIE animated series trailer

'Xombie' was one of those early success stories for web-animation. The cartoon about a zombie who fought his undead urges to become a defender of the living eventually became a Devil's Due comic.

Now Halo-8 has announced that they plan on releasing "Xombie: Dead on Arrival - The Complete Flash Series" by James Farr on DVD March 31, 2009. Plans call for the company to produce additional 'Xombie' animatedcontent as well.

Here's the trailer for the DVD release:





In American comics, when we say comics aren't just limited to superheroes, we usually mean they can be about crime too. In Japan, on the other hand, they really do have manga about anything, like a great teacher, an iron chef, or even a sport fisherman. Now there's going to be a live action movie based on Takao Yaguchi's manga 'Tsurikichi Sanpei' which is apparently about a young boy who is great with the fishing lure. The title is sometimes known in the U.S. as 'Sanpei the Fisherman'

Here's your trailer!





HALF-LIFE: The Film Serial

This is outside of my domain of Comics2Film, but it's so cool I have to share.

'Escape From City 17' is a short film series based on the computer game 'Half-Life'. Directed by The Purchase Brothers for the absurd budge of $500, the film looks amazing.

The Purchase Bros state on their YouTube page that they initially set out to test and demonstrate "numerous post production techniques" as well as create "a spec commercial". "Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500."

Check it out:



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mbeckham1 2/16/2009 7:57:14 AM

That blood trailer looks awesome.  Wonder if their gonna have follow ups based on Blood .  In thought I ssaw a Diva like doppleganger in the trailer.  Already sold the Wolverine Movie, and even more so now.  I think that's just gonna be brilliant.

mbeckham1 2/16/2009 8:04:27 AM

Damn that was made on $500.  That was awesome.

xenomorph 2/16/2009 8:59:03 AM

That Half-Life movie was amazing! All of that was made for just $500? WOW.

Miner49er 2/16/2009 10:51:34 AM

The Half-Life clip is great! And just 500 bucks? Take that Hollywood!

Wiseguy 2/16/2009 1:23:13 PM

Wolverine has been my #1 film for the year all along and I'm glad we're finally getting to see some money shots and getting the feel of the film. Can't wait for this.

Anyone that bothers to read what I say knows how much I don't care for anime/manga stuff. But Blood and Vampire D are among the few that I like. I thought that trailer was pretty damn cool. If it makes it stateside I'm there. If not I may just order it fron RedsunDVD.com

Take that Hollywood? If any studio put out a 90min. film like that Half Life trailer hardly no one would pay to see it. It looks good cause you only have to suffer through it for 5 minutes and it's free.

dino 2/16/2009 7:35:06 PM

wow that half life mini movie was sick. and on just 500 bucks?!?! hollywood should stop throwing all that cash around.

almostunbiased 2/17/2009 4:24:44 PM

I think these guys should make a Half-life movie.  Give them some real cash and some actors and I'm there.

Wallace85 2/19/2009 2:37:25 AM

Wolverine just looks  great can't wait to see it and then hopefully then they do a sequel where it takes place in Japan.

Hell fucking yeah Blood the Last Vampire is one of the best recent Anime movies in my mind.The live movie looks dead on can't wait to see how the vampire creatures will look like.



Wallace85 2/19/2009 2:42:52 AM




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