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Steve Niles (written by)
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Release Date:
23 April 2010 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
As Detective Jim Corrigan investigates a murder, The Spectre delivers horrific justice to the perpetrators. | Add synopsis »
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(7 articles)
Adapt This: "The Spectre"
 (From IFC. 28 November 2011, 3:21 PM, PST)

"The Spectre" Glides Over To Fox
 (From SneakPeek. 14 September 2011, 7:03 PM, PDT)

The Spectre Moves Forward as Fox TV Series
 (From MovieWeb. 14 September 2011, 10:02 AM, PDT)

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Loses a point for not being a full length feature See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Directed by
Joaquim Dos Santos 
 
Writing credits
Steve Niles (written by)

Bernard Baily  creator (uncredited)
Jerry Siegel  creator (uncredited)

Produced by
Alan Burnett .... co-producer
Joaquim Dos Santos .... producer
Bobbie Page .... producer
Sam Register .... executive producer
Bruce W. Timm .... executive producer (as Bruce Timm)
 
Original Music by
Benjamin Wynn 
Jeremy Zuckerman 
 
Film Editing by
Margaret Hou 
 
Casting by
Jamie Thomason 
 
Production Management
Geno DuBois .... production supervisor
Sherrian Felix .... assistant production manager
Ok Kil Lee .... production manager (as Ok-Ki Lee)
Michael Macasero .... production manager
Gregory Noveck .... executive in charge of production: DC Comics
Min-Sung Park .... production manager
Howard Schwartz .... production supervisor
Young-Soo Yu .... production manager (as Young-Soo You)
 
Art Department
Joaquim Dos Santos .... storyboard artist
Taesoo Kim .... prop designer
Ki Hyun Ryu .... storyboard artist (as Ki-Hyun Ryu)
Sean Song .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Jeff O. Collins .... recording machine operator
Kelly Ann Foley .... adr editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Kelly Ann Foley .... dialogue editor (as Kelly Foley Downs)
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Mark Keatts .... supervising adr editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Mark Keatts .... supervising dialogue editor (as Mark A. Keatts)
Fred Salinas .... track reader
Aran Tanchum .... foley mixer
Carlos Sanches .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Hyo-Yoon Back .... compositor
Hye-Soon Heo .... compositor
Kyu Seok Hwang .... cgi: 3d (as Kyu-Seok Hwang)
Kyong Hee Kang .... compositor (as Kyoung-Hee Kang)
Byoung Ryul Kim .... compositor (as Byoung-Ryul Kim)
 
Animation Department
Phillip Bourassa .... character designer (as Phil Bourassa)
Jan Browning .... animation checker
Kyung-Ho Choi .... key animator
Sun-Cheol Choi .... background director
Annamarie Costa .... animation checker
Joaquim Dos Santos .... character designer
Robert Fletcher .... models: 3d
Chuck Gefre .... animation checker
Gyun-Ho Han .... final checker
Hyun-Ho Jung .... animation director
Hyun-Ho Jung .... layout artist
Hyun-Ho Jung .... supervising animation director
Gordon Kent .... animation timer
Ken Kessel .... animation timer
Hye-Jung Kim .... color stylist
Hyung-Ki Kim .... key animator
Min-Lee Kim .... color stylist
Yang-Suk Kim .... model checker
Yoon-Jae Ko .... key animator
Jung Gil Lee .... key animator (as Jung-Gil Lee)
Chun Liu .... background painter
Chuck Martin .... animation checker
Jerome Moore .... character designer
Dan Norton .... background key designer
Dan Norton .... models: 3d
John Roback .... animation coordinator
Justin Schultz .... animation checker
Kelsey Shannon .... character concept designer
In-Sik Uhm .... layout artist
James T. Walker .... animation timer (as James Tim Walker)
Felipe Salazar .... animatic editor (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Liz Carroll .... casting administrator
Jennifer L. Anderson .... talent coordinator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Drorian .... post-production administrator
Christopher D. Lozinski .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Niki Sherrod .... executive in charge of music
 
Other crew
Ed Adams .... production management
Lori Blackstone .... business and legal affairs
Doug Frank .... president of music operations
Peter Girardi .... main title director
Luisa Guzman .... production accountant
Hyun-jung Kim .... production coordinator
Michael Lagdameo .... production administrator
Debbie Lindquist .... production accountant
Tammy Middleton .... production administrator
Tamara Miles .... production administrator
Bonnie Negrete .... business and legal affairs
Gina Park .... production coordinator
Alyson Ruppel .... production administrator
Joulene St. Catherine .... business and legal affairs
Tom Stern .... main title director
Jamie Thomason .... voice director
Renee Toporzysek .... production administrator
Athena Wingate .... production accountant
 

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Quotes:
[first lines]
Deandre:Morning, Mister Brenner. I enjoyed your latest picture.
Foster Brenner:Thank you, Deandre.
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Movie Connections:
References King Kong (1933)See more »

FAQ

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Loses a point for not being a full length feature, 19 August 2010
Author: xamtaro from Singapore

If the ghost of Christmas Future had a creepier crime fighting relative, "The Spectre" would be it. By day, Detective Jim Corrigan investigates homicide cases; his latest case being the explosive murder of a Hollywood film executive producer. Incidentally, the victim is also the father of his girlfriend Aimee Brenner. The usual investigation red tape gets in the way of his investigation as Corrigan finds himself powerless to bring the suspects to justice. But Jim Corrigan has an ace up his sleeve. By night, Corrigan assumes his true form as "THE SPECTRE", an avenging spirit with immense supernatural powers. Unimpeded by the limitations of a human form, the Spectre seeks out the suspects of the murder case and dishes out his own supernatural form of justice. However, the clues might not be as obvious as he thought and the real suspect may be closer than he thinks.

From the get go, "The Spectre" animated short film is a beautiful tribute to classic film noir supernatural thrillers. Everything from the old school music to the "grindhouse" film grain is heightens that "1970s" feel. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, who also directed the awesome G.I Joe Resolute movie, the animation and artwork here is astounding. Character movements are just so "real", so lifelike and extremely fluid. The artwork too has a higher level of detail even when compared to the full length "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" main feature that this short film came with. Easily better looking than many of the best Japanese anime too.

Writer Steve Niles is no stranger to the horror genre, having penned the critically acclaimed "30 Days of Night" series. Clocking in at barely over 11 minutes, the entire set up of "the Spectre" is a classic, though rather predictable, detective story. But the scenes involving the Specter, glowing green eyes swirling cape and inhuman voice adding to air of creepiness, are genuinely scary with a couple of real shocks. Fans of horror movies will be able to pick out some noticeable homages to films like "Chucky" and "Final Destination".

Seeing as how The Spectre might not be as famous as Batman or as popular as Superman, it was probably a wise move for Warner to only make one short film in order to gauge viewers' interest. The result was so spectacular, so oozing with style and boasting high end production values that it really is a pity Warner did not go all out to make a full length feature from the start. Having a mature narrative makes this short film accessible to even viewers who are not fans of animation as it plays out very much like a live action movie.

Definitely not to be missed. Get it now with the blu-ray or 2 disc DVD copy of "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" or get the "DC Showcase: Original Shorts Collection" DVD and blu-ray due out in November 2010. Oh yes, there is quite a fair bit of violence, actually more so than the main Justice League feature; so be warned.

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