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DYLAN DOG director Kevin Munroe is bringing the film for an AICN / FANTASTIC FEST Screening - Here's how to get in...

Published at: April 20, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here...   Couple years back we brought in Kevin Munroe for a special screening of TMNT, the cgi Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that was a whole lot of fun.   Now, Kevin is coming back with a really cool monsters & superhero movie based upon the classic international comic character, Dylan Dog. Who came about out of the 1980's Italian comic book world, whose artists were watching great Fulci & Bava & Argento flicks and making a superhero to battle it all.   This book is all kinds of cool!   How cool?

The author of THE NAME OF THE ROSE, Umberto Eco said, "I can read the BIBLE, Homer or DYLAN DOG for several days without being bored." and if you've bought Dark Horse's compilations you'll agree.   They've been expertly translated and are AWESOME!  In interest of full disclosure, I got that quote from Wiki.  

 

So - how is DYLAN DOG?    We'll see this Thursday, April 28th at the Alamo Drafthouse South at 7:30pm with director Kevin Munroe returning to show off the flick!   I so can not wait!   Look at this image...

That's SUPERMAN beating up a big bad!   And after this movie I hope to look at that photo and say, "That's DYLAN DOG!"

I don't know about you but I'm a fan of Brandon Routh's.   I loved his gay character in ZACK & MIRI MAKE A PORNO.   Loved him as SUPERMAN.   And as the vegan god from SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD...   I'm totally in the mood for this and I'm rooting like crazy for Kevin.

SO - how do you join us?

Send an email to HK at AintitCool.com with the exact subject line:

I want to see DYLAN DOG now!

In the body of that email put your full name and that of up to 2 friends - BUT - I also want to know the answer to the following two questions from each member of the submission...  Those that don't follow that rule get discarded.   

 

Who or What is your favorite all-time Monster?

Who is your favorite all-time Monster Slayer?

Let's load this up with people that have thought about that.   ALSO - Kevin is bringing some DYLAN DOG swag for a contest we're having with this screening.   There will be multiple prizes - but the best Monster Costumed folks will very likely be walking away with something that could be a prop, something autographed or actually magical.   (one of those is highly unlikely)   

I'm giving you till Friday Night to get the answers and names of your party together and sent to me.   (Midnight Friday Night)   I'll post the winners this Saturday!!!

See ya there!!!

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  • April 20, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Post 0

    by HEADGEEK

    How to see DYLAN DOG with director Kevin Munroe at an AICN / Fantastic Fest dealio!!!

  • April 20, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    A no-win situation

    by Raggles Wimpole

    This movie is gonna fail no matter how you look at it. Hardcore Dylan Dog fans are already complaining that they're refusing to see it & non-fans will probably choose something else because neither Routh nor Dylan Dog are household names. I'm not badmouthing the film nor will I say it sucks without seeing it for myself, but that's just how I see the fate of the film playing out. I might watch it because I've already seen everything worth seeing that's out right now & I don't see myself paying money to see Rio, The Conspirator or Hop & I'd rather gouge my eyes out with a rusty nail than sit through 10 seconds of anything to do with Madea. And if the movie sucks, at least I'm only out $4.

  • April 21, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Don't hold your breath on this one....

    by Jarek

    It has it's moments. That's about all i can say about it.

  • April 21, 2011, 1:04 a.m. CST

    and by that i mean...

    by Jarek

    Go expecting a forgettable, half-decent time with above average practical make-up FX, and you should be alright.

  • April 21, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Why is...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Shaw from Chuck fighting Skip from Angel?

  • April 21, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST

    rofl

    by CT1

    So when can we expect to have advertisements for "Dylan Dog" take over the site?

  • April 21, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Skip lol

    by Phategod100

    why does that thing look like skip from Angel. hilarious.

  • ....which was Superman actually punching someone. Can you imagine how much infinitely better that movie would have been if Superman actually went toe-to-toe with someone? Damn shame that Routh is doing it now within this low-budget off-season flick, rather than the mega-budget summer blockbuster that Superman Returns should have been.

  • April 21, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    This will end up making less money than Atlas Shrugged.

    by THE_CHOPPAH_STRIKES_BACK

  • Dead of Night looks awesome to me. Really, the only thing that seems 'low rent' about the trailer is the VO line "in the city that loves to PARTY." Sorta sounds like Trey Parker is reading that line, imo.

  • April 21, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    This looks bad

    by Toe Jam

    So bad, in fact, that when an advertisement for it -- not even a trailer, mind you, but one of those pre-trailer ads -- was shown before a movie the other night, my wife didn't believe it was a real movie. That's a bummer, though, because I'm all for these types of cheesy fantasy/sci-fi, even if they're poorly made.

  • April 21, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I am inexplicably excited for this movie

    by BlaGyver

    I'm sure it'll be mediocre at best and I know there's a good chance I'll hate it, but I'm seeing it opening night anyway. No idea why I'm so anxious to see this flick. I like Brandon Routh and anything horror related, so maybe that's it, but I usually try to avoid situations where I know the movie will be shitty.

  • April 21, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Harry, if I attend, will my witnessing be kind of astonishing?

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    It's sort of a deal breaker with me. Let me know, buddy.

  • April 21, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'll probably check this out...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    There's nothing else out really revving my motor, and I just like Routh. He's a little wooden at times, but he always comes off as likeable in the films I see him in. This movie has had absolutely no PR aside from some late night advertisements on Adult Swim, so I'm hoping it'll at least break even.

  • April 21, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Looks like a SYFY channel movie

    by Cobb05

    The effects look really bad. I don't get why this movie is getting such a big push. I'm seeing the trailer all over tv. I don't see how this will do well.

  • April 21, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Nothing like the Italian comic.

    by hank henshaw

    For shame.

  • April 21, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    GAH! Out of town...Curses!

    by purplemonkeydw

    Didn't even hear about this until a few weeks ago, and I cannot wait to see it. I actually liked that TMNT movie, and Routh looks like a badass in this.

  • April 22, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    It was received pretty well in Italy

    by BlaGyver

    Though I have no idea if their standards differ from those of American critics at all.

  • April 22, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Can Routh ever cast as a Super hero again

    by Phategod100

    Beside James Marsden there are is no one more deserving to get a second shot at playing an Iconic Superhero.

  • April 22, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    even if its mediocre its a must see for me

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    im amazed this even got made - i only recently read the dark horse collection - love it - it looks and reads like a movie in great storyboard form - ill see anything like this being there are so few of these specific types of flicks made - zombies, demons, monsters - more please

  • April 22, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    qweruiop - sadly i agree

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i still like superman returns - but i watched it again the other night and realized... its a chick flick - a great one, but still - in it we see superman fight his soul, his ego, an air plane, a city thats falling apart... but id love to see him fight a real adversary - a real threat - thank god for the cartoons

  • April 22, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ such negativity

    by Muldoon

    I get it "talkbackers" typically aren't all that positive, but I'm hoping this flick will be a fun escape and from the looks of it, that's exactly what it is. I dug TMNT, so w/e Munroe has up his sleeves I'm down for. Can't wait to catch the flick.

  • April 22, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Harry, we need a Ban Meter and a Vote Meter.

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 22, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    The lame title will help this one bomb...

    by jimmy_009

    I don't care if it's based off an existing comic. This will tank, and a lot of that will based on the terrible, terrible title. Should have renamed it.

  • April 22, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Would love to see a big screen Supernatural movie

    by jimmy_009

    Make it happen!

  • April 22, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST

    This!

    by Lex Lybrand

    Dean Winchester was my answer to question #2 in this email challenge. Or, should I say SHERIFF Dean Winchester? :)

  • April 24, 2011, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry how about

    by eggbeater

    When you say you are gonna announce winners on Saturday, you actually do that.

  • April 24, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    genderblender

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    anyone that "dabbles" in being gay - is in fact gay - no one "tries it out" to see if they like it - you know what orientation you are by what you like to jack off too - if you think of guys fucking when you jack off, you are a homosexual - a gay friend told me - i asked him when did he really know for sure that he was gay - he said when he was about 13 and the thought of man on man sex made him want to masturbate - makes sense - thats how i knew i was straight when i was a kid - whatever makes you want to beat it is a good barometer - and i cant wait to see this movie

  • April 24, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Thought it was a TV movie at first.

    by Skraggo

    Yeah, gotta say that the TV spot I've seen makes it look like a Syfy channel original movie. That demon looks like it's straight out of any random episode of "Angel."

  • April 25, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    braindrain, you are dumb!

    by THAT_SAID_THE_CHOPPAH

  • April 25, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    So Harry is two days late. Wonder what he's gonna blame it on?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    His fat rehab? Computer issues? Insomnia? Fatass always has an excuse.

  • April 25, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    It looks completely different from the comic

    by MovieGeekBlog

    First of all it was in London Second, where is his sidekick Groucho. Third, where is Inspector Block Fourth, it looks too silly! What a shame... The comic is a real classic

  • April 25, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    It's awful.

    by GhostDad

    I saw a test screening months ago. It's one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The Werewolf Makeup looks like it's from the 80s, it's literally a guy in a mask. The Vampires are called "True Bloods" and hang out in nightclubs. There's a few shots of the worst stuntman ever (worse than Breakin 2)... it's just a mess. Nothing to do with the comic, either.

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  • April 25, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    A guy in a mask

    by Lex Lybrand

    sounds a lot better than CGI.

  • April 26, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    What has happened to nerds? Some have become bitter and selfhating

    by Andrew Coleman

    To me this goofy movie looks cool. It used to be nerds dug small flicks, and dudes in suits. I still love Ultraman and you can see the zippers on those guys. It seems like here mainly has been infested with jealous losers. Most of you either wish or tried to make comics or movies and failed. So you just hate on EVERYTHING. Guys it doesn't make you look cool or above it all... It makes you look stupid and that you have no opinion. Being negative all the time is about the same as having no opinion at all.

  • April 26, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    It's not "bitter" or "selfhating" to not like crap

    by GhostDad

    It's just a BAD MOVIE. I hate the recent "It's a comic book movie so you MUST like" nonsense people are trying to spew. This movie is a failure as a geek film and a mainstream film. It's not fun. It's not well made. The reason I went to the screening in the first place was because it sounded like something I would enjoy, and I was legitimately upset with how bad it was. There are one or two good ideas (My favorite being the Zombie AA group), but for the most part everything is extremely derivative and poorly done. Again, they call the vampires "True Bloods" and the Werewolf and Vampire backstory is directly lifted from other sources. I have nothing against Man in a Suit effects, but when I did the post screening focus group, they tried to make the point that is the effects were the movies selling point. There's a cool giant zombie but everything else is really poorly done, they even asked "What if it was in 3D?" to try to sway me on the effects. I'm all for supporting small "geek" projects, but this is shit and we don't have to try to pretend that it's not.