So I believe this should just about do it for these figures. It took Enterbay long enough, but I will say their work is amazing. Go here to purchase the Goku and Lord Piccolo figures directly from Enterbay. Be on the lookout for Bulma towards the end of this month.
Sci Fi UK was looking for specific questions to ask James Marsters (Lord Piccolo in DragonballEvolution) at last weekends SFX Weekender. I sent in a question regarding the planned sequel to Dragonball, but it seems they might have stayed away from any Dragonball talk at this event. Here is a portion of a Q&A session during SFX Weekender. Now I am not sure if this was the same Q&A Sci Fi UK planned or not. According to their Twitter page, their interview with James Marsters may be exclusive. I will report any other details when available.
Also, James will be appearing at the following events in the next couple months : Supanova Expo 2010, FedCon XIX 2010, Phoenix Comicon and Philadelphia Comic Con. I may attend the Phoenix Comic Con, but that event is a little over three months away. Special guests for that event include : James Marsters, Ray Park and Mike Mcfarland (Master Roshi from FUNimation DBZ).
It would appear that DragonballEvolution has hit the TV set a week early. Cinemax is now showing the film at various times today. So I think it is now safe to say that this film is no longer making any revenue. According to The Numbers, Dragonball brought in a total gross revenue of $62,880,241. With a domestic theater revenue of $9,362,785, international theater revenue of $48,865,675 and total domestic DVD sales of $4,651,781 (international sales is unknown at the moment). Please note that the domestic DVD sales could be much higher since it is only an estimate given during a certain period of time. Another factor that could mean sales are higher than the estimate is that the Blu-ray sales are not included.
DragonballEvolution is finally going to hit the television sets (aside from pay per view and video on demand) in early February 2010. Here are the reports for the initial times for the film (which are all US Pacific Time).
Sat. Feb. 6 10:00 PM MAX Sun. Feb. 7 2:40 AM MAX Sun. Feb. 7 10:00 AM MAX Sun. Feb. 7 8:30 PM MAX Mon. Feb. 8 10:00 AM MAX
A new picture of Piccolo has released online. But all we have is speculation on whether or not it is from Dragonball Reborn or just a late released promo from DB Evolution. But it does remind me of the village scene in the beginning of Evolution. But why would they release more promo shots (now of all times)?
Civilized James posted a bit about a new interview with James Marsters. Apparantly this new interview is mainly about DragonballEvolution. No word if he mentions anything new since the only scan that was provided is quite small and not clear enough to make out any of the interview (shown to the right). If anyone has a copy of this issue or knows where I can obtain a full scan, go ahead and mention it in the comments. I will be greatly appreciated if done and will give credit to anyone that helps out here!
James Marsters stated in an interview last month with Blockbuster that he was “counting” on a certain extended fight scene that never made the final cut of the film. Of course we all know that there is not an extended fight scene between Goku and Piccolo in the DragonballEvolution DVD.
As Piccolo, Marsters is hidden under layers of latex and pea-green make-up, and it’s hardly the first time he’s worked under such conditions. “Acting isn’t comfortable,” he says, matter-of-factly. “It’s one of those jobs that’s never going to be comfortable, and like race car driving and mountain climbing, it’s no good whining when it’s uncomfortable.”
A Dragonball fan for many years now, Marsters says he jumped at the chance to play the role. What’s more, he conspired to make his character older and uglier than the producers had originally intended, even though that meant longer spells in the make up chair. “In the manga,” explains the actor, “Piccolo starts very old and decrepit. The reason he’s angry enough to take revenge on the Earth is because the Guardians of Earth stole his youth. If he was young and good looking in the movie, he would have collapsed into a general kind of villain that I no longer understood.
James Marsters “I was willing to be fired over that one. I believed in it that much. I was sitting with the make up guy saying, ‘Older, older, OLDER!’ And he said, ‘Dude, I don’t think the producer is going to like this.’ But I told him, ‘The producer is not here – just do it!’ In the end I got my way, and Piccolo works all the better for it.”
“I’m looking forward to the DragonballEvolution DVD, because I’m counting on the extra package showing a lot of the fight that was cut. We shot twice as much as was used and I tore myself up for those takes, so I want to see those shots. I baked the cake,” says Marsters, wrapping up, “and now I want to taste it!”
Unless these extra cuts are included in a future re-release of the DVD or as a director’s cut, we won’t get to see them.
Spike TV has announced the line up for this year “Scream” awards and DragonballEvolution has been nominated for Best Comic Book Movie of 2009. It will go up against “Punisher : War Zone”, “Watchmen”, “The Spirit” and “X-Men Origins : Wolverine”. I would be very surprised if it actually wins.
Spike TV Announces Nominees for ‘SCREAM 2009′ – ‘Star Trek’ Tops List With 17
4th Annual Global Event Honoring The Blockbuster, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and
Comic Book Genres of the Year Tapes Saturday, October 17 At The Greek Theater
In Los Angeles
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — “Resistance is futile” this October as
Spike TV presents the fourth annual “SCREAM,” the first and only global event
of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres.
Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA,
“SCREAM 2009″ celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors,
creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry.
This year’s show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World
Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour
extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00
PM-Midnight, ET/PT). Presenters and musical performers will be announced
As discussed in the comments, rumors are going around that there is a leaked copy of a supposed directors cut of DragonballEvolution. The user that posted about it on YouTube claims one of the versions of the film has an alternate ending and beginning. The other supposed version just has the deleted scenes added in and uses the ending song from Dragon Ball Kai in its credits, so that one might be a fake (although there are a few extra scenes not seen in the original). But the possibility of a true Directors cut version of the movie is likely to release. We will keep you posted.
Just a reminder to everyone, the DragonballEvolutionmovie was released domestically today. So go out and buy/rent a copy if you wish. All that is left is if any word on a sequel emerges, we will keep you posted.
Although they probably should have started promotion earlier than this for the DVD/Blu-ray release, two trailers have been released to promote the release of DragonballEvolution.The trailers actually make the movie seem good, but none the less it is always nice to get new material/trailers from a movie based off Dragon Ball that has already been released. Purchase your copy of DragonballEvolution on DVD or Blu-ray July 28th.
UPDATE – I got another treat for everyone. If you are interested on checking out some of the deleted scenes from DB Evolution, then check out the videos below. (Goku lifting the car was the only scene showing his strength, yet they take it out….)
Videos removed by FOX.
And here are a bunch of never before seen images from the DVD and various sources.