SUPERBOY & WONDER WOMAN DVDS: Coming December 11th

The Warner Archive Collection continues with the December 11 DVD release of the original 1974 television pilot, Wonder Woman, starring Cathy Lee Crosby; and the much-requested sophomore season of the Alexander & Ilya Salkind produced Superboy: The Complete Second Season.

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By EdGross - 12/5/2012
Before Lynda Carter took the heroine back to World War 2 for her “New, Original” incarnation in 1975, statuesque tennis pro-turned-performer Cathy Lee Crosby swung the magic lasso in a very different TV incarnation of WONDER WOMAN. As developed by scribe John D.F. Black (Star Trek, Shaft), and seemingly influenced by her recent turn as a mod, cat-suited crime-fighter in the pages of her DC Comics home, this Amazon Princess was more superspy than superhero. Still, many of the expected wondrous elements from bracelets and lassos to Paradise Island and invisible jets all make an appearance, albeit with a sleek, seventies espionage super-action refit. Three years before taking up residence on Fantasy Island, Ricardo Montalban plays laconic lothario Abner Smith, who lurks at the top of the conspiracy to make off with ultra-secret code books – leading Agent Prince to discover an Amazon sister-in-exile (Anitra Ford).



Following the popular release of its inaugural season on DVD, SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON features the 1989-1990 exploits of a new actor – Gerard Christopher – in the lead role. Bringing with him a fan’s enthusiasm and delight for all things Kryptonian, and aided by a writing staff that included true DC Comics superstar scribes (including Andy Helfer, Cary Bates, Denny O’Neil and Mike Carlin), Christopher sent the show soaring up into ever-more super-heroic heights. Familiar four-color threats faced by our boy Kal-El include a now follicle challenged Lex Luthor (who makes Lana his bride decades before they did it in Smallville), Metallo, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk and Yellow Peri in this complete 26-Episode, 3-Disc Collection. Also starring Stacy Haiduk and Ilan Mitchell-Smith.

SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON includes a fascinating array of guest stars, including 007 veterans George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and Britt Ekland (The Man With the Golden Gun) as Jor-El and Lara; Philip Michael Thomas (Miami Vice) as Brimstone; Michael Callan (Cat Ballou) as Metallo; Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie & Clyde) as Mr. Mxyzptik; as well as Key Luke (Kung Fu), George Chakaris (West Side Story), Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me), Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin) and George Maharis (Route 66).

Both titles will be available on Tuesday, December 11 via warnerarchive.com and other major online retailers. SUPERBOY has a suggested retail price of $35.98; WONDER WOMAN has a suggested retail price of $17.98.

Both DVDs are presented in their original 4x3 1:37 aspect ratio.

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INFO - 12/5/2012, 2:12 PM
Not worth it....
jimpinto24 - 12/5/2012, 2:18 PM
Pass on WW, but I will pick up Superboy.
DukeAcureds - 12/5/2012, 2:32 PM
As a WW die-hard, I really want that piece of shit failure of a telemovie. But they never release superhero DVDs in the UK , due to our severe lack of culture.
DukeAcureds - 12/5/2012, 2:35 PM
The Superboy show is tempting, though. Did anyone else grow up with Stacey Haiduk's Lana Lang?
Greengo - 12/5/2012, 2:51 PM
Bout [frick]in time
blackster - 12/5/2012, 2:54 PM
that wonder woman "costume" reeks of a something that is embarrassed of its superhero nature.

kind of like arrow.

pass.
marvel72 - 12/5/2012, 2:57 PM
release the lynda carter show on blu-ray & i'll buy it.
Mystery - 12/5/2012, 2:59 PM
Eh? no thanks
JM4Superman - 12/5/2012, 3:01 PM
I'm getting Superboy
AnungUnRama - 12/5/2012, 3:03 PM
Never imagined that Superboy series would hit DVD. Great.
EdGross - 12/5/2012, 3:07 PM
They had previously released season one (which was pretty awful, to be honest) and if sales through Warners direct for season 2 is strong, seasons 3 and 4 will be on the horizon. The show really does start embracing the mythology in a big way starting with season 2.
DukeAcureds - 12/5/2012, 3:32 PM
And Lana was tasty.
KNIGHT3000 - 12/5/2012, 4:18 PM
Took so long i almost stopped giving a sh!t. Superboy i mean. Can't believe 10 years of Smallville went by before this happened
SCURVYDOG619 - 12/5/2012, 6:10 PM
This is the show where Lex Luger guest-starred in,right?lol
riseofloganX36 - 12/5/2012, 7:00 PM
what super boy has a suit? I thought he ran around in a blue t shirt and red back back, and did nothing but run around.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
mydogduke - 12/5/2012, 7:25 PM
I got excited when I read the headline at first, thinking it was the Lynda Carter series coming on Blu-ray, but then saw it was about the Cathy Lee Crosby version.....no thanks. It's time for the Lynda Carter series to come out on Blu-ray
HeadPool420 - 12/5/2012, 7:58 PM
As a kid I would watch Carter's WW and wish her boobs would pop out while she was running. Ah memories of mamories.:)
abw2 - 12/5/2012, 8:35 PM

I do miss the old Superboy series, but I am going to wait until all four seasons of the show are available, here, ya know?... *cool*/P :)

woodsy100 - 12/6/2012, 12:23 AM
@DukeAcureds - yep, she was my Lana growing up as well. Also I had a bit of a thing for Yvonne Craig's Batgirl. Now I'm engaged to a redhead - coincidence?
RaMMaR - 12/6/2012, 2:29 AM
i could never get past Gerard Christopher's lisp! Stacey Haiduk was the main reason i watched Thuper Boy.
DaddyTuesday - 12/6/2012, 10:29 AM
About time Superboy was released. Can finally ditch my old VHS transfers.
Phlegmbot - 12/6/2012, 11:33 AM
@RaMMar Christopher was indeed awful, but the writing and storylines were great, thanks to Helfer & Bates mostly.

Plus, their Lex Luthor was possibly the best on-screen Luthor we've had. Seriously. (Of course, it's possible my memory is better than the actuality, but I recall wondering how this great actor ended up on a silly show like Superboy.)
capaware - 12/6/2012, 12:43 PM
hope420 - 12/5/2012, 7:58 PM

"As a kid I would watch Carter's WW and wish her boobs would pop out while she was running. Ah memories of mamories.:)"

I believe that actually happened a few times on set during filming, but only the cast and crew got to see it.
JM4Superman - 12/31/2012, 1:01 PM
I got Superboy Season 2 and it was worth the money.
bisson - 4/9/2013, 6:20 AM
Cathy Lee Crosby's 1974 TV movie mashup with Lynda Carter's season three main title sequence. http://youtu.be/XYIbOZBhLf4

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