March 11, 2009

Since I’ve become a member of the Comic / Toy / Cartoon press, I get stuff like this every so often.  I’m going to use the blog to share it with you all.




WHAT:       The Los Angeles promotional screening of “SUPER CAPERS” with

writer/director/actor Ray Griggs, joined by our favorite Hollywood Boulevard “Super Heroes:” Superman, Batman, GreenArrow, Poison Ivy, Spiderman, Iron Man, Wolverine, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Cat Woman and many more!

WHEN:      Saturday, March 14th     

WHERE:      MANN Chinese 6 Theater

                   6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA

TIME:          9:30am – press check in – yeah, you need to be part of the press for this screening event.  I still thought it was cool enough to share with you.

                   10:00am – screening start time


Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) is a Los Angeles slacker barely scraping by posing for tourist photos in a superhero cape and tights. He’s also a lifelong fan of the Dark Winged Vespers, a masked television superhero who defends the defenseless. Late one night, while still in costume, Ed stumbles upon a mugging in progress in a dark alley. He manages to fight off the armed thug only to learn that the intended victim, an alluring vixen in red leatherette (Christine Lakin), is a real life super villain. When she disappears before the police arrive, Ed is convicted of "superhero brutality" and sentenced to Super Capers, a halfway house for superheroes in training.

Ed catches a ride to his new home in a Bat Cab driven by a former caped crusader once known as Man Bat (played by none other than TV Batman Adam West). Once there he meets a team of the world’s least intimidating crime fighters including Sarge (Tommy "Tiny" Lister), their burly mentor; Herman Brainard (Samuel Lloyd), a crotchety telekinetic with an oversized cranium; Will Powers (Ryan McPartlin), a thin-skinned man of steel; Puffer Boy, a human puffer fish (writer-director Ray Griggs); and Felicia Freeze (Danielle Harris), a cold-hearted beauty who disables her foes with an icy ray. The motley crew travels to its missions in an oversized, tricked-out time traveling RV featuring some utterly underwhelming gadgetry.

As Ed and his colleagues begin to uncover a sinister plot involving the judge (Michael Rooker) who presided at his trial, Ed is framed for a bank robbery and his friends are kidnapped by an evil mastermind and his Agents (Doug Jones). As Ed uncovers a startling secret about his murdered parents, he finds himself in a race against time to summon whatever powers he might possess and rescue his fellow Super Capers from certain doom. An instant cult-classic that pays tribute to the freewheeling TV superhero series and science fiction films of the past, Super Capers may not save the world but it’s a whole lot of crazy fun.

"When Ray Griggs first called me to play a retired ManBat driving a Strange Batmocab, I thought it was Burt Ward playing a practical joke. 

Once I found out that Ray was serious, I realized the idea was just bizarre enough to be absurdly funny.

Super Capers is an homage to the classic ‘Batman’. It’s also one of the wackiest super-duper caper movies of the summer. I give it four Zaps and a Kapow!" – Adam West

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS will release SUPER CAPERS in limited markets on March 20th.  SUPER CAPERS is rated PG and has a run time of 98 minutes.


Update – they sent me this picture today.

Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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  • Jim Abell Jim Abell says:

    Now that sounds like fun! I doubt it will screen anywhere near me but I’ll be waiting for that “special edition” DVD when it arrives!

  • Brainlock says:

    I’ve seen a couple commercials this weekend.
    Smells like something between Sky High/Zoom and The Specials.

    I guess I won’t comment more without having actually seen the actual film.

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