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Future Shock! the Story of 2000 Ad
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|Contributor||Geoff Barrow, Emma Beeby, Paul Goodwin, Dan Abnett, .|
Great Britain, end of the 70s: Thatcher is in power, the Yorkshire Ripper is on the loose, punk rock is on the rise and cruddy comics are widespread. But with the birth of indie upstart 2000AD, fans were introduced to visionary talent like Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Mark Millar, and legendary characters that included Rogue Trooper, Halo Jones and Judge Dredd. Yet what happened next to this nihilistic, ultra-violent universe may be the biggest shocker of all. This is the "brilliant" (Flickfeast), "essential" (ScreenAnarchy.com) and "scurrilous" (Empire) story of the galaxy's greatest comic, featuring editors, writers, artists and fans including Gaiman, Pat Mills, Alan Grant, John Wagner, Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, Bryan Talbot, Emma Beeby, Kevin O Neill, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Gary Erskine, Andy Diggle, Scott Ian, Geoff Barrow, Alex Garland, Karen Berger and more.
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 1.78 x 19.05 x 13.72 cm; 77.11 Grams
- Director : Paul Goodwin
- Media Format : NTSC
- Release date : June 20 2017
- Actors : Dan Abnett, Geoff Barrow, Emma Beeby
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : UNKNO
- ASIN : B071R6D2ZP
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #122,608 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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But this new edition also has extended interviews, with major contributors to the success of 2000AD, (not sure why Neil Gaiman features so much. Love his stuff, but he did ONE Future Shock), the real catch and what makes it worth buying, even if you have the original DVD, is an interview with Steve MacManus. The editor during 2000AD's golden era. I was genuine thrilled that he had his say
Just buy it, you can thank me later
The really odd thing about the actual DVD is that at very beginning, before even the menu options appear, it immediately seems to go into the middle of an item about a film director / producer, who appears to be very odd and had produced some very weird films, with someone passing comment that making films is like going to the toilet, you produce one then forget about and go on to the next. Which gives you an idea of what the quality of his films are. At first I thought that the wrong DVD had been put in the case and started pressing the Fast Forward and Menu buttons but you can not escape out of it. It was only after a few minutes that it I realised that it was an advert for another DVD plonked right at the start of the 2000AD DVD. Very disturbing.
Apart for this stupid advert, which had no relevance to the 2000AD, I very much enjoyed the DVD and found it interesting to hear some of the opinions and comments. However it did seem that it missed out of or skirted over quite a bit of the development of the 2000AD and it's most popular characters and I would have loved to see more however I think we would have ended up with it being three times as long. Which I don't think is too many.
I was wallowing in nostalgia from start to finish. It was great to see some of the
faces to the names that were etched into my brain following my years of reading &
collecting 2000AD from the late 70's until '82. It was also great to look back & find out how
my childhood comic was conceived, & the passion behind the work involved in its' production.
Brian Bolland was my all-time fave Dredd artist, & I remembered also seeing his name in the
credits of the DC-brand i started reading in the early 80's. Pat Mills is quite a character, & I'd
like to thank him & all of the artists & writers for some great memories. There is a glut of potential
movies amongst the characters that this comic spawned that I would love to see made - Rogue Trooper,
Strontium Dog, Bill Savage & "Flesh" in particular would make for a fantastic gore-fest !