Graphic Novels and Comics in Film

Watchmen

In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.  (DVD 14698)


The Dark Knight

Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. (DVD 14001)


Atom Man vs Superman

Fifteen part cliffhanger serial (1950). Superman faces the dawn of nuclear age as Lex Luthor seems to be behind the UFO and A-bomb that imperils Metropolis. (DVD 13598, discs 3-4)


Iron Man

A wealthy industrialist is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit made of armor. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world. Starring Robert Downey, Jr. (DVD 13408)


Blade

When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost, declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival. Starring Wesley Snipes. (DVD 11891)


Popeye: 1933-1938

Popeye is in all his muttering, spinach-chomping, Bluto-bashing, crowd-pleasing greatness. Featuring Olive Oyl, Bluto, and Wimpy. (DVD 10796)


X-Men: The Last Stand

The X-Men must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. (DVD 8789)


Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers

A mysterious planet comes hurtling through space and threatens to destroy the Earth. Flash Gordon blasts off to the planet Mongo with Dr. Zarkov and Dale Arden, where he battles Ming the Merciless, Hawkmen, Lionmen, and numerous other foes in order to rescue our world from impending doom. (DVD 1496)


Dick Tracy

Four classic Dick Tracy films. The highligt of the collection is Dick Tracy vs Gruesome co-starring Boris Karloff. (DVD 5976)


Barbarella

An erotic science fiction fantasy in which a female adventurer (Jane Fonda) travels through space vanquishing evil in the forms of robots and monsters and rewarding the men who assist her. (DVD 1030)


Sin City

Welcome to Sin City, the town that beckons to the tough, the corrupt, and the brokenhearted. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still try to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care. (DVD 5709)


The Phantom

Professor Davidson and his lovely daughter Diana search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz. Legend pegs it to be the source of a a vast hidden treasure. Their search is hindered by a local crook, Singapore Smith, who wants the treasure for himself. (DVD 1786)


V for Vendetta

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution.  (DVD 8784)


American Splendor

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller.  (DVD 2911)


Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his beloved Mary Jane. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high.   (DVD 19776)