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Comic Book: The Movie

Laying down his lightsaber, Mark Hamill has combined his love of film and comic books in this mockumentary, with nary a "Bam!" or "Zap!" This direct-to-DVD film is not the slickest of productions, but it reaches its core audience of collectors. The problem is, it may elude everyone else with its over-the-top acting and b-movie storyline.

Cast:
With: Mark Hamill, Donna D'Errico, Billy West, Roger Rose, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny, Lori Alan, Daran Norris.

Laying down his lightsaber, Mark Hamill has combined his love of film and comic books in this mockumentary, with nary a “Bam!” or “Zap!” This direct-to-DVD film could have used a few, though. Packed with cameos, the pic is not the slickest of productions, but it reaches its core audience of comicbook collectors and defenders of freedom. The problem is, it may elude everyone else with its over-the-top acting and b-movie storyline.

The plot revolves around comicbook collector and history teacher Donald Swan (Hamill), who is asked to be a consultant on a big Hollywood adaptation of his favorite comic, “Captain Courage.” He tries to derail the project upon discovering the producers (played by Roger Rose and Lori Alan) are taking the character in a new and potentially destructive direction.

The plot is flimsy, but the draw is seeing the intermingling of fans and celebs in the twisted pagentry surrounding the San Diego fan ritual known as Comic-Con.

The two-disc set is filled with interviews and information on all of the people appearing in the film, as impressive a display of voiceover talent as has probably ever been assembled. Many got to show off their talents at a Comic-Con Q&A session included here.

Interviews with some of the more well-known comics aficionados like Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, and even Hugh Hefner make the extras more interesting than the film itself.

Comic Book: The Movie

Release: Jan. 27.

Production: A Miramax release of A Creative Light Entertainment production in association with Amazing Invisible, Inc.. Exec Producers, Rich Tackenberg, Peter Jaysen, Kathy Weiss. Producers, Scott Zakarin, Eric Mittleman, Mark Hamill, Roger Rose, Jess Harnell, Billy West. Directed, script by Hamill. ,

Cast: With: Mark Hamill, Donna D'Errico, Billy West, Roger Rose, Jess Harnell, Tom Kenny, Lori Alan, Daran Norris.

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