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Submerged: Kel Symons talks about The Mercenary Sea

12 April 2014 8:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg chats with Kel Symons about movies, comic books and submerging himself with an swashbuckling tale…

“My mother was an Rn, and my father was a lawyer,” states Kel Symons. “Though I think my dad semi-secretly wished he’d become a writer; I know he was a huge movie fan and helped inform my taste for the same. My brother played music for a while, and did some acting, but mostly in high school. I’m told one of my uncles on my mother’s side wrote and directed local theatre, but I don’t really know them.” The object of affection for Betty and Veronica as well as the space opera staring Luke Skywalker were part of the childhood reading repertoire. “I wasn’t really allowed to read superhero comics growing up. I could only read stuff like Archie & Jughead, Richie Rich, and Scrooge McDuck – that sort of thing. »

- Trevor Hogg

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How much would you pay for Batman ’66 on DVD?

22 January 2014 7:52 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

They’re going to have to make a difficult decision with the pricing on the release of Batman on DVD – do they go high and run the risk of people choosing not to buy it, or go low and maximize sales?

Let’s comparison shop. There’s 120 episodes. How much are other classic / cult TV series charging?

The Wild Wild West had 104 episodes, and its box set list price is 100 bucks (and used to be a lot higher), but currently discounted to $50.  That’s 96 cents an episode, 48 discounted.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was 105 episodes, and its box set lists at Two hundred dollars, currently discounted to $140.  or $1.90 / 75¢ an episode.

Get Smart had 138 episodes, and its box set is $125, marked down to $79 -  90 ¢/57¢ per episode

And Star Trek (Tos) had only 80 episodes and it’s getting 140 dollars, marked down to $75 – $1.75 /93¢ per episode.

The Twilight Zone had a whopping 156 episodes (including a »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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DVD Review: "Lord Jim" (1965) Starring Peter O'Toole, James Mason And Eli Wallach

19 January 2014 3:56 AM, PST | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Lee Pfeiffer

Sony has released director Richard Brooks' 1965 screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim as a burn-to-order DVD title. The novel, written in 1899, centers on Jim, an idealistic young man who fulfills his dream of being a highly regarded officer on a commercial cargo vessel in southeast Asia. All is going well for him under the guidance of his mentor, ship's captain Marlowe. However, when an injury causes Jim to convalesce for an extended period, he ends up on a rickety freighter under the command of an unscrupulous captain who is transporting hundreds of Muslim pilgrims. When the ship founders, the captain and his cowardly crew abandon ship, leaving the pilgrims to face what appears to be certain death. To his own astonishment, Jim spontaneously opts to join them in order to save his own life. When the ragged survivors finally make port, they are shocked »

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