Comics Movies

Comics and movies both blossomed in the cultural landscape of the 20th Century. And as they flowered they cross-pollinated one another with their brightest blooms and their most effective arrangements. The digital revolution has opened many doors to the previously unfilmable, leading to an explosion in the number of comic book adaptations. For many people 'comics movies' mean gaudy titans in tights pounding the snot out of one another. However, if you remove the properties of the two big American companies (DC and Marvel), a broader spectrum of the fantastic and mundane is revealed. Presenting for your selection, a cornucopia of pocket universes born of ink, transformed into light. For Superheroes peruse the DC and Marvel sub-headings under Comics Movies, stage left. Pictured: Marv (Mickey Rourke) takes a moment to collect his thoughts in 2005's "Sin City" - cinema's most faithful comic book adaptation to date.

Watchmen ( Blu-ray ) (2009)

Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Billy Crudup, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen McHattie,...

Zack Snyder ('300') hit a home run with cinema audiences in adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic comic book. Set in an alternate 1980s univer... Read more

Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter and Under the Hood (2009)

Director: Mike Smith, Daniel DelPurgatorio, Eric Matthies
Starring: Carla Gugino, Jared Harris, Matt Frewer, Gerard Butler, Stephen McHattie, Jeffre...

Two short films taken from excerpts of Alan Moore's 'Watchmen' that didn't make it into the motion picture. Narrated by Gerard Butler, 'Tales of the B... Read more

Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic (2008)

Director: Jake S Hughes
Starring: Narrated by, Tom Stechschulte

Experience Alan Moore's groundbreaking comic as never before in this series that puts the original artwork on-screen, adding voiceover and an original... Read more

When the Wind Blows (1986)

Director: Jimmy T Murakami
Starring: Peggy Ashcroft, John Mills, Voices Of, Robin Houston

An enormous success in England, based on the best-selling book by Raymond Briggs, this is the powerful, unforgettable story of the consequences of nuc... Read more

Whiteout (2009)

Director: Dominic Sena
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Tom Skerritt, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, Alex O'Loughlin

Kate Beckinsale ("Underworld") stars in this suspenseful film based on a graphic novel by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber, portraying a U.S. marshal stati... Read more

X-Men: Volume 1, Episodes 1-8 (1992)

Director: Various

A fondly remembered treatment of Marvel's classic super-hero team. This series from the early 1990s brought cutting-edge animation and design to Satur... Read more

X-Men: Volume 1, Episodes 9-16 (1992)

Director: Various

In a world that hates and fears them, several mutants (humans who are born with unique powers and abilities) have banded together to fight the hatred,... Read more

XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)

Director: Duane Clark
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Stephen McHattie, Caterina Murino

The first female president has been assassinated and her killer narrowly escaped. Months later an elderly couple find an injured man (Stephen Dorff) h... Read more

Zoom: Academy for Superheroes (2006)

Director: Peter Hewitt
Starring: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Kate Mara, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin, Kevin Zegers,...

Apathetic, former superhero Captain Zoom (Tim Allen) is called out of retirement to train four unlikely kids with superpowers, who basically have to s... Read more