STAN LEE & KEVIN SMITH SAVE THE WORLD! REVIEWED
“Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save the World!” is a three disc repackage of some early 00s documentaries/spoken word stuff that SONY released. If you dig the Evenings with Kevin Smith, well you get the first two here. If you like Stan Lee documentaries from around the release of the first Raimi Spider-Man, they’ve got you covered. Basically, it’s three documentaries where comedian Kevin Smith talks about comics, movies, Stan Lee and his dogs. I can’t quite remember which installment had the Shecky story, but Shecky.
If you already own these documentaries, there is no need to pick it up again. But, it is a handy way to have all three documentaries at your fingertips. Plus, it does make for a great Father’s Day gift.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/6/17
The Plot Thus Far
An Evening of Conversations with your favorite Nerd Heroes!
An Evening with Kevin Smith
(2002) – Color – Not Rated
Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier
Director Kevin Smith records a series of question and answer sessions he held at various universities and releases them in this package. Smith, always a good storyteller, fields questions about his films, his career, and his forays into acting with a series of crowds that welcome him and are appreciative for his knowledge, his time, and his humor.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder
(2006) – Color – Not Rated
Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Andre H. Arruda, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
Writer/director Kevin Smith is well known for his sincere devotion to his loyal fan base, and in this release, the man behind Clerks, Mallrats, and Dogma sets his sights on college campuses in London and Toronto in order to answer questions and offer a series of amusing anecdotes. Joining Smith on-stage is frequent collaborator Jason Mewes, who samples Canadian cuisine with the director and tries out a number of humorous pick-up lines on unsuspecting urbanites.
Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters & Marvels
(2002) – Color – Not Rated
Starring: Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Joan Lee
The two-part Stan Lee’s Mutants, Monsters, and Marvels is basically an intimate discussion with filmmaker Kevin Smith interviewing legendary artist Stan Lee about the last 40 years of Marvel comics. Released on video a few days before the feature-length Spider-Man movie hit theatres, this documentary investigates the history of the famous web-slinger as well as other Marvel superheroes. In the part one, Creating Spider-Man, Stan Lee talks about getting the original idea, collaborating with Steve Ditko, developing side characters, and the eventual TV and film adaptations. Part two, Here Come the Heroes, explores his other creations, including the birth of the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men. Both parts are presented in a widescreen transfer with Dolby Digital Stereo sound. This disc includes Stan Lee’s original poem God Woke, and a previously unreleased Fantastic Four short. Extra features include a two-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; an interview with the artist’s wife, Joan Lee; and home movie footage.