Saturday, March 7, 2009

the spirit tv movie...

Continuing Will Eisner month, here are some images from the 1987 tv movie version of THE SPIRIT, directed by Michael Schultz (CAR WASH, THE LAST DRAGON), written by Steven de Souza (48 HRS, BAD DREAMS). I was about 10 when this came on, and had recently discovered Eisner's SPIRIT comics, so I was pretty excited to see the character adapted to TV. The movie isn't especially great but it's good natured and Sam Jones (FLASH GORDON) is a pretty good choice to play Denny Colt. As far as I know, this was really only shown once and has yet to show up on DVD (given the failure of the big budget SPIRIT movie this year, it doesn't seem likely)...











More tomorrow, then back to the Warren mags...

2 comments:

Scandy Tangerine Man said...

Whoa... O_O
I never knew this existed. 20 years of collecting comics and hanging out in comic shops and not once have I ever heard anyone mention this.
Thanks!

harris smith said...

yeah, i don't think many people have seen this one. thanks for reading, love your site!